• Who we are

Who we are

In Global Language School we love what we do and this is reflected in our teaching.
Global Language School was founded in 2002 by Amaya Biurrarena and David O'Connell. Global is located in Bera, a small town in Navarra, and is a short distance away from the cities of San Sebastian, Pamplona and Biarritz.

Global language school's ambition is to provide an affordable, high- quality and personalized learning experience which motivates and supports our students' learning .We are committed to our students and our dedication and interest go beyond the classroom. We believe that a new language opens up a new world of culture and experiences to students which is of life-long benefit.

The team

  • David O'Connell Director/Teacher Dave is originally from Limerick city, Ireland where he graduated with a degree in Chemistry and a H. Dip. in Environmental science from Trinity College Dublin and Cork University.
    After working in the pharmaceutical Industry for 5 years, Dave qualified as an English teacher and began teaching English as a foreign language in 2002.
  • Amaya Biurrarena Director/Teacher Amaya, who was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, holds a degree in English Philology/linguistics and a Masters in TEFL(teaching English as a foreign language).
    Amaya has taught Spanish, French and English in both secondary and higher level institutions in Ireland and Spain and has over 15 years teaching experience.
  • Miren Biurrarena Teacher Miren who is also from Montreal , Canada is a highly experienced English and French teacher . Miren, who holds a degree in History, is especially interested in teaching young children.
    She is extremely popular with our youngest students and we are very lucky to have her dedication,creativity and dynamism in our school.