We are a team of creative, compassionate and skilled innovators in the world of English language learning, who have pioneered a new communicative approach for language acquisition for young learners.

Meet The Team

We come with a wealth of over 20 years experience in the TEFL industry, coaching, teacher training and creative arts industry to guide teachers and language centres through the challenges of facing something new and different.


Nina Lau

Nina is the founder, co-director, program designer, teacher, coach and leadership trainer at Global Connect and xxxxxxxx coaching.

She empowers people to reach their potential and fosters cooperation and communication within an organisation.

Nina´s passion lie´s in seeing people succeed and connect with the own power and potential.

Creator and Creative partner

Joanna Langford

Creator and Creative partner of English through theatre, Jo´s experience and studies in drama and theatre studies, imagination, passion and wit captured the interest of the Vilanova younger community and transformed the way languages are learnt.

Today, as senior teacher, she is a trainer, materials creator as well as examiner.

TEFL teacher

Karen Smith

Karen Smith is a qualified TEFL teacher, in-house teacher trainer and materials writer who has been teaching in Spain since 2000.

Working on a team of creators and coordinators for the evolution of English Through Theatre at Global Connect Idiomes in Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain, since 2011, she was the Head of Young Learners and Academic Program.

There she coached teachers through creative collaboration and practical exploration of language acquisition in an ever-evolving and adaptive teaching environment.