Dermot McGrath

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Career highlights

In the early 1970s , Dermot McGrath published several crosswords in the London Evening News which boasted 2.5 million readers.

Between 2011 and 2014, more than 100,000 students worldwide signed up for his Cambridge EFL exam preparation courses. The majority of these users are Spanish, Italian or Portuguese-speaking.

He is the creator of the learning techinque Linguapuncture – Breaking Through the Thought Barrier, a highly original approach to language teaching which has been adopted into many classrooms in Spain, both in the private and public sector.

His methodology covers books, essays, videos, courses, tutorials, board games and crosswords. He has written several treatises on comparative language analysis.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

In 2014 Linguagpuncture signed a collaborative agreement with the University of Cambridge, the purpose of which was to provide bona fide online preparation for the many thousands of students studying for the official EFL exams of this renowned institution.

Passing one of the Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) exams certifies proficiency in English of a non-native speaker.

In the photo, Dermot McGrath (Linguapuncture) and Tom Wogan (University of Cambridge) at the signing of the agreement.

About me

Instructor and modern languages methodologist.

Dermot McGrath attended high school at the Presentation Brothers’ College (now Coláiste Muire) in Cobh, Ireland. His professional career spans nearly 40 years.
He entered the University of Reading in the early nineteen seventies where he studied English and history while he simultaneously worked as a part-time trainee journalist for The Wembley News in London. He subsequently enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art but dropped out after a year as the desire to travel created new challenges.
He left London and moved to Paris, where he spent six months learning French and teaching English. The prohibitive cost of living in Paris led him to move to Spain. In Madrid he studied guitar for two years at the Royal Conservatory of Music while preparing for the Royal Society of Arts EFL exam (endorsed by the University of Cambridge). He passed with distinction and became of teacher of English as a second language.
He was appointed Director of Studies at the Berlitz / Inlingua Academy in Madrid at the age of 27.

My team

Somos un equipo pequeño pero muy eficaz…The best team of Teachers

Dermot McGrath

That’s me! I’m from Cork, Ireland. I am happy to present my team of great teachers whom I am proud of. I’m a language methodogist but I teach too so I’ll be seeing you soon.

Olga

is from Holland. She studied both in USA and England and has taught in South America. She’s a dynamic teacher. She is a First-certificate expert and is also our online presenter.

Molly

is a native of Hampshire, U.K. Although still very young, she has a great flair for teaching and is highly popular with her students. Along with Rachel she specialises in Pet-certificate.

Carlos

is Catalan but lived in Vermont, USA, from an early age. He returned to his native Tarragona in 2009. He has been a teacher for 15 years. He joined the team in 2011.

Paul

comes from Scotland. He’s one of our First-certificate experts with wide experience. There are few better exponents of the rich Scottish accent than Paul on the teaching scene.

Elizabeth

was born and bred in Minnisota, USA. She is our longest-serving teacher and she is also assistant methodologist to Dermot. She specializes in Cambridge exam preparation.

Chris

hails from Richmond, Virginia. Despite his young age, he is a highly-skilled teacher who has achieved excellent results in the classroom. Like Elizabeth he specialises in TOEFL.

Jessica

is a native of Ohio, USA. She specialises both in P.E.T and F.C.E and is passionate about her job. She is also an expert in TOEFL. Currently she assists Olga in video class presentation.

Rachel

of English nationality, is an outstanding teacher. She is extremely dedicated and highly popular with all the students. Like Molly, she is an expert P.E.T teacher.

ZACH - Dermot McGrath

Zach

is always joking. He is a great favourite, especially among the younger pupils. He is a tremendously resourceful teacher. He specializes in TOEFL, and originates from Maryland, USA.

My team

We are a small, but very efficient team…The best team of teachers

Dermot McGrath

That’s me! I’m from Cork, Ireland. I am happy to present my team of great teachers whom I am proud of. I’m a language methodogist but I teach too so I’ll be seeing you soon.

Carlos

was born in Catalonia but lived in Vermont, USA, from an early age. He returned to his native Tarragona in 2009. He has been a teacher for 15 years. He joined the team in 2011.

Olga

is from Holland. She studied both in USA and England and has taught in South America. She’s a dynamic teacher. She is a First-certificate expert and is also our online presenter.

Paul

comes from Scotland. He’s one of our First-certificate experts with wide experience. There are few better exponents of the rich Scottish accent than Paul on the teaching scene.

Chris

hails from Richmond, Virginia. Despite his young age, he is a highly-skilled teacher who has achieved excellent results in the classroom. Like Elizabeth he specialises in TOEFL.

Elizabeth

was born and bred in Minnisota, USA. She is our longest-serving teacher and she is also assistant methodologist to Dermot. She specializes in Cambridge exam preparation.

Zach

is always joking. He is a great favourite, especially among the younger pupils. He is a tremendously resourceful teacher. He specializes in TOEFL, and originates from Maryland, USA.

Jessica

is a native of Ohio, USA. She specialises both in P.E.T and F.C.E and is passionate about her job. She is also an expert in TOEFL. Currently she assists Olga in video class presentation.

Rachel

of English nationality, is an outstanding teacher. She is extremely dedicated and highly popular with all the students. Like Molly, she is an expert P.E.T teacher.

Molly

is a native of Hampshire, U.K. Although still very young, she has a great flair for teaching and is highly popular with her students. Along with Rachel she specialises in Pet-certificate.