Glen Thompson comes from Yorkshire in the north of England. He started his career teaching German and French in British schools before starting to teach English as a second language. He has worked in Austria, Poland, Belgium, Oman, and most recently Qatar before coming to CMU-Africa.

His teaching experience includes teaching soldiers from Nepal, German businesspeople, Algerian sailors, and Qatari diplomats.

After several years teaching general English, he developed an interest in teaching English for academic purposes, where he supports students studying degree programs in English.

He has gained experience of teaching international students and managing courses at universities in the UK, Qatar, and now Rwanda. He is particularly interested in curriculum development and assessment.

Outside of the classroom, his hobbies include travelling, hiking, gardening, environmental work and cooking. He has a deep love of Africa and is keen to contribute to environmental work while in Rwanda.