NARAU SCHOOL, a leading language academy in Orio (Gipuzkoa) and Urola Kosta

In NARAU SCHOOL we opened our doors with a clear objective: to offer high quality language teaching from an experienced team of teachers in order to establish ourselves as the leading academy in our region.

Our services are aimed at the whole family: children from 3 years old, teenagers, young adults, adults, businesses, organisations, etc. We are always here to help, and we’re excited to guide you on the enjoyable adventure of learning a new language.

With a communicative, intercultural focus, we offer an educational project adapted to your needs while at the same time reinforcing the value of and respect toward other cultures.

Meet the NARAU team



Cofounder and Educational Director, philologist by training and passionate about teaching foreign languages. With more than 15 years of experience as an English teacher, Janet always brings innovative solutions for more creative classes.



Cofounder and NARAU SCHOOL Director, philologist by training, translator, and specialist in foreign language teaching. With more than 17 years of experience teaching French, German, English, and Japanese, Alex is passionate about foreign languages and cultures.



English Teacher from the Netherlands, with more than 18 years teaching experience with different age groups, always focusing on making her classes better and more fun. Wilma’s biggest reward is watching her students improve and gain confidence.



rom the United States, living in the Basque Country for more than 10 years, she has wide experience in English teaching. Sarah is a versatile teacher who adapts to different groups and situations. As a translator for NARAU, she is an expert in multiculturalism and is always learning.

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English teacher who grew up in the U.S.A., with more than 7 years experience teaching students of various ages and contexts. Jack’s classes are dynamic with a clear communicative focus in a friendly environment sparking in his students an interest in languages.



Born in Donostia to a father from the U.S.A., she is excited about teaching English and combines her youth and experience to bring innovative ideas to the team. Nicole is a teacher who’s always open to new and different teaching techniques.



English and French teacher, native to France, a therapist trained in mindfulness, with 15 years of experience teaching teenagers and adults from various nationalities in London.
Mathilde is energetic, patient, and creative. Her main resource: her students’ confidence.



Born in Fukui, Japan, resident of the Basque Country, she has wide experience teaching Japanese. Kaname uses effective strategies to engage with her students from the first class, and her main objective: to demonstrate that Japan has many treasures to discover, in addition to anime and manga.



Inis Stays Founder and Director, originally from the Basque Country, with a diploma in Tourism. Enara has lived in Ireland for more than 22 years, and thanks to her experience in immersive linguistics, she is our trusted collaborator for our students’ stays in this country.

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