First Stop English is Pontevedra’s first and only Academy AND Bookshop. It began in 2016, when Victor & Loreto decided to put together their ten years each of experience in teaching as well as their different approaches to raising a multilingual child, and establish not only a new location to learn in, but also a new way to learn.

With a variety of different learning spaces, adults and children alike can find the right one for them. If you prefer group classes, there’s the academy classrooms, if you want to run and play, there’s the playroom, if you just want to sit and chat, there’s the conversation pit in the bookshop. Click here to learn more, or scroll down to meet the team…

Meet The Team

Victor Machin

Born and raised in England, he came to Spain in 2006 and began teaching English as a second language. In 2016, he co-founded First Stop English with his wife, Loreto.

Loreto GarcĂ­a

Born and raised in Pontevedra, she lived and worked in England, where she met her husband, Victor. She co-founded First Stop English with him in 2016.

Freddie Fox

Freddie was born in 2016, and is the official mascot of First Stop English. He is a native English speaker, and likes to help out with classes, especially with the youngest kids.