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.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Laidlaw

    English Teacher and Head of English Department

    Mr. Laidlaw is originally from Toronto, Canada. He completed his undergraduate studies in English Language and Literature & History at Brock University. In addition to this he earned his BEd for Intermediate/Senior education with further qualifications in language acquisition & special education. Prior to joining IEGS he was the Head of English at IES Bromma. Before that he spent several years teaching lower secondary and sixth form in London, England.

  • 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. 

  • 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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