Teacher - Literature and Performance
Phalguni Dalal, IGCSE English Language and Literature and Team Leader (Middle School English)
Phalguni graduated with a degree in English and Related Literature (BA Hons) from the University of York, UK. She then went on to pursue a degree in teaching (PGCE) at the University of Cambridge, UK. Her teaching experience spans over different curricula and age groups. Prior to joining BIS in 2016, Phalguni has taught the A-Levels, the UK national curriculum, IGCSE and IB Diploma in the UK, Bangkok and Mumbai. She has also had the opportunity to teach English as an Additional Language while working at the Deutsche Schule of Bombay.
Phalguni’s internships in publishing, advertising and film have added a further dimension to her teaching as she enjoys using multi-media and ICT to enrich her lessons and make learning more engaging. Through teaching literature and language, she hopes to make her students more empathetic, open to different perspectives and to just enjoy the beauty and power of words.
Phalguni believes that to be an effective teacher, one has to put themselves in the shoes of a learner. She has been taking that statement quite literally over the past few years by learning how to ski (with some degree of success!)