Natalia Blackman

Natalia Blackman

Head of EFL

I first began my teaching career in Belarus, a little over a decade ago, and from the start have specialised in teaching English as a foreign language to non-native speakers.

To me, language is more than just a tool we use to converse. Proficient and effective communication is a ladder to building self-confidence as well as our sense of self and of place.

I have lived in Edinburgh since 2007. Edinburgh has been described as a most liveable city and it truly is. Intimate, yet still a capital city.

More recently, I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in TESOL. I joined Fettes College in 2015 as an EFL teacher. It is a great privilege to be continuing my career at this School. Away from work, I am kept busy by my family as a mother to two young boys Freddie and Francis.