Padraic J. Cummane

Based in Spain, I am a certified language teacher from Ireland with over a decade of experience teaching in Europe, Asia and Latin America. I set up PJC English in 2018 with the aim of using my experience and educational background in adult learning to provide top-quality, professional, English language training to students from all over the world.

Thanks for visiting my website. Feel free to browse the site, read my testimonials and take advantage of the learning materials on the blog. Also, please get in touch if you have any questions.

IELTS Speaking Band Score Criteria

My Résumé


Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden 2014-2016
Master of Arts and Social Science in Adult Learning and Global Change
Research Topic: Second language socialization within expatriate sports clubs in Seoul

Carlow College, Republic of Ireland 2001-2005
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Theology and English Literature
Dissertation Topic: T.S Eliot’s ‘The Waste land’

I-to-I TEFL Teacher Training, Brisbane, Australia 2009
120 hour TEFL Certificate


Business English Tutor 2009 – Present

I have worked as a business English tutor for ten years. I have worked directly with companies such as United Syntek Korea, KPR and Nexcon in Korea and privately tutored students from various different professions in Seoul, Medellin and Lima.


PJC English, Limerick, Ireland Feb 2018-Present
Online English Trainer

Ansan University, Ansan, South Korea Mar 2014-Feb 2017
Assistant Professor / Overseas Employment Program Coordinator

Yeonsung University, Anyang, South Korea Mar 2013–Feb 2014
Assistant Professor

Kongju National University, Cheonan, South Korea Mar 2012-Feb 2013 Assistant Professor

Soongduck Elementary School, Seoul, South Korea Oct 2010-Feb 2012
English Language Teacher

Herald English Language Academy, Incheon, South Korea Apr 2009-July 2010
English Language Teacher

 Scoil Carmel High School, Limerick, Ireland Sep 2005-Mar 2006
English Teacher

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Padraic J. Cummane

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Here’s what my clients have had to say about my English lessons:

Padraic taught me not only grammars but also how to speak naturally. Like, how native speakers speak in their countries, and not sounding awkward. It was really helpful for me and I really liked it because I thought it was one of the most important parts when you actually go abroad and talk to locals. Also, when I asked some questions and didn’t understand well, he was willing to send me an email to explain more about it. I never expected it from a teacher but it was very nice of him.

Jihyeon, Hotelier, South Korea

I am preparing for my IELTS exam with Mr Padraic. He gives me a lot of help and I feel more confident now.

Sara, Accountant, Saudi Arabia

I’ve had a lot of classes with my teacher Padraic. I had different types of lessons. It’s really helped me to improve my English especially the interview lessons.

Mohammed, Student, Saudi Arabia

Padraic is an amazing teacher! I needed an IELTS teacher and I found Padraic 3 weeks before my official exam. I needed a band of 6.5 and I got it! He had excellent classes preparation and he was very organized. He was different from other teachers because he was fully prepared for each lesson and you received feedback after the class. Some lessons were demanding but at the same time Padraic was friendly and approachable. I was surprised by the deep knowledge and passion he demonstrated for their subject matter. I think that if you really want to learn English seriously and to invest your money in valuable classes, you’ll definitely have to reserve classes with Padraic!  Thanks a lot for your patience and motivation, Padraic!

Ximena, Peru

I just wanted to thank you for helping me improve my speaking skills significantly. I got 6 band in Speaking!  I think that I started from ZIRO in speaking. I am happy about it now. You are really great teacher. I really enjoyed all of the lessons. You have individual approach for every student and you are always prepared interesting and useful materials for lessons with me. I am very happy that I found you and took your lessons!

Marina , Russia

Padraic helped me achieve band-7 in IELTS speaking part from the first time. His templates were very useful and easy to be followed. I had fun in every single minutes of the classes, especially those moments when we talked about real life interesting things like football. The practice tests however, were the most amazing, I don’t know how he does it but task-2 question that he asked me two nights before my exam was exactly the one that I had in the real test, it was unbelievable.

Mohammad, Jordan

He pushes his students to speak during the class and expects to answer questions with long sentences. I think this is one of the best ways for students like me whose native language is not English. He’s lots of fun as well, you never get bored and can’t understand how time flies during the class.

Cansu, Turkey

He really helped me how to interview for a job in foreign countries. You can realize that you are really improved after taking his class.

Garam Son - Korea

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