Naomi Fletcher is a British born Ghanaian. As a child she was exposed to Ghanaian culture constantly through food, attire and cultural practices, however as she grew up it became more evident to her that something was missing – it was her understanding and ability to speak the Twi language. After years of searching for somewhere to learn, Naomi, with the help of Ben and their family, decided to be the change they wanted to see. Starting The Ghanaian Language School in 2009 gave Naomi & Ben the opportunity to use their combined years of corporate experience, coupled with their passion for the preservation of Ghanaian language and culture to provide a school of excellence.
In addition to running the Ghanaian Language School Naomi also works on cultural projects under their umbrella company Neo Native Limited. She also teams up with Ghanaian organisations in the community to help preserve and promote Ghanaian heritage.
Naomi often visits the classroom giving much needed tips and clarification to our students.
Ben Fletcher is a British born Ghanaian who places great value on the relevance of our customs and culture within the diaspora.
As a Director and co-founder of The Ghanaian Language School, he is heavily involved with initiatives which help communities to maintain and celebrate their cultural identity.
Ben is also a member of the coordinating team for Star 100, a network of professionals in the Diaspora with an interest in Ghana.
Through this he is able to make further contributions that help strengthen connections between Ghanaian communities in the UK and back home.
You’ll often see Ben frequenting our classrooms giving his valuable input and teasing the ‘language speaker’ out of every student.
(AKA AA) Senior Language Tutor (Twi)
Mr Afrifa-Amponsa has taught the Twi language to individuals learning for personal and business purposes. He has also taught Twi to Ghanaian natives in primary and secondary school.
He is our longest standing team member and this year marks his 11th year at GLS. His passion and knowledge for the Akan Culture is second to none, and he keeps us all on our toes in the classroom.
Dr Joseph Fletcher
Senior Language Tutor (Fante)
Dr Fletcher has numerous years of teaching experience. He is also the founder of The Fletcher Memorial Preparatory School in Winneba (Central Region, Ghana).
His calm and patient approach in the classroom puts all at ease.
Language Tutor (Fante)
Rebecca joined the GLS team initially as an administrator but her natural knack for the Fante language and passion drew the attention of the team – resulting in her training successfully to become a teacher at the school.
Rebeccas sense of humour, attention to detail and dedication to getting students to apply what they have learned in the classroom makes her an invaluable member of the team.
Language Tutor (Ga)
Emmanuel Quartey is a much revered member of the GLS Team, a true patriot of the Ga language.
Emmanuels engaging and effective teaching style makes his classroom a hit with our students.
Language Tutor (Twi)
Mr. Gyarteng holds a unique role at GLS. You’ll often see him popping into a number of different lessons, helping students and teachers by providing useful advice. He also teaches Twi to Adults and Children at GLS.
Kofi has a unique, effective approach to teaching and is a breath of fresh air in the classroom.
Language Tutor (Twi)
Roberts relaxed and calm demeanour coupled with his love of languages puts students at ease immediately.
Robert lights up the classroom with his infectious smile, effective analogies and sea of knowledge.
Language Tutor (Ewe)
Senam is a welcome addition to the GLS Team, she has patience and empathy with the students she teaches – making her classroom a safe-haven for practice.
Senam is extremely passionate about the Ewe language and brings that enthusiasm in bundles to the classroom.
Language Tutor (Twi – USA)
Wendy is the newest member of the GLS Team, she has a natural knack for teaching and puts students at ease very quickly.
Wendy feels strongly about keeping the language alive and brings this determination to impart knowledge to the classroom.