Emma has been fascinated with all things language-related for as long as she can remember. This love of languages lead to her studying a degree in Spanish and English linguistics and it was during this time that she became involved with English teaching at Bridges in Reading. She quickly realised what a unique opportunity for friendship and outreach English teaching provides, and decided to follow her degree with a Masters in TESOL at Reading University. ‘Phonetics and phonology’ was by far her favourite module as it finally answered some of her many accent/pronunciation questions! Emma now works as part of the 2:19 team, based in the West Midlands.