English & Philosophy

Language is a tool for communication, reflection and learning. It is the foundation of knowledge and we actively promote self-reflection and critical thinking.

Our goals are to encourage our students to become effective English users, to develop their critical thinking skills and to broaden their cultural horizons.

Many of our students go on to study and work abroad where their linguistic range and cultural insights are valuable assets for working in international contexts. The English and Philosophy Department at IEGS offers English 5, 6 and 7, Philosophy 1 and 2, as well as Creative Writing and Rhetoric. For International Baccalaureate students we offer English A: Literature and Language, English B and Philosophy.

The department participates in a number of extra-curricular activities including theatre and museum visits, debate competitions, and an annual creative writing publication.


Our highly qualified teachers are native English speakers with a wealth of experience from around the world. Several of our teachers also work professionally in their chosen fields outside of IEGS.

Mr. Ankarcrona

English Teacher

Mr. Ankarcrona is a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Stockholm University. He has studied English literature and linguistics at Stockholm University, Uppsala University, and Heidelberg University, as well as religious studies at Umeå University. He is qualified to teach English and religion.

Ms. Hansson

English teacher and Head of the English Department

Ms. Hansson holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Arts English. She has taught English and TOK in the UK, Malawi, Mexico and Vietnam before moving to Stockholm in 2017. She is teaching in both the Swedish system and English A on the IB.

Mr. Hemingway

English and Philosophy Teacher, Academic Manager

Mr. Hemingway is from the UK. He holds a degree in English along with a teaching qualification. He teaches English and Philosophy, and is also the Academic Manager at IEGS.

Ms. Månsson

English Teacher

Ms. Månsson has a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Communication, Arts and Literature from the University of Minnesota. She taught middle and high school in Minnesota before moving to Stockholm. She currently teaches English in the Swedish system and English A on the IB. 

Mr. Owens

English Teacher

Mr. Owens is a qualified teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing from Strathclyde University in Glasgow. He moved back to Stockholm in 2017 and is currently teaching English at IEGS.

Ms. Pope

English Teacher

Ms. Pope is originally from the UK. She holds a Masters in American Literature from Keele University and an MA in Comparative & International Education (Stockholm University) and is a professional translator – Swedish to English (British Institute of Linguists). She is also a qualified teacher. Ms. Pope teaches English at IEGS.

Ms. Slocum

English Teacher

Ms. Slocum is a qualified teacher who holds a Bachelors of English and Masters of Teaching from the University of South Carolina. Prior to moving to Sweden, she taught English, creative writing, and film for two years in America and has spent two years teaching science, English, and maths at IES Nacka and IES Uppsala before starting at IEGS. 

Mr. Stanley

English Teacher

Mr. Stanley comes to IEGS from Vancouver, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (English and French) and a Master of Arts (English) from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. Prior to becoming a teacher he spent ten years working in marketing and communications as a copywriter. He also has extensive experience volunteering as a mindfulness facilitator and youth crisis counsellor. 

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