About us

Alcantara Communications provides consultancy and communications services with a specialist focus on languages.


Alcantara Communications is a Limited Liability Partnership set up by Teresa Tinsley.

Dr Teresa Tinsley

Teresa is a linguist, educationalist and communications professional with over 35 years’ experience in the field of languages and multilingualism. Before setting up Alcantara Communications, she was Director of Communications at CILT, the National Centre for Languages , and was a senior manager of this respected national organisation for more than 8 years.

She has strong international connections, having represented the UK in international forums on languages such as the European Commission’s ‘Languages for Jobs’ group and managed the UK’s membership of the European Centre for Modern Languages .

She was a member of the Executive Council of the Association for Language Learning from 2011 to 2014 and regularly attends meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Languages.

A fluent Spanish speaker, she previously worked at the Spanish Embassy Consejería de Educación in London and has many contacts in educational organisations across Spanish autonomous regions. She is also competent in French and has a PhD in History.

During her career she has had practical hands on experience in the following areas:
  • Policy research
  • Publishing
  • Website development
  • Use of social media for marketing and PR
  • Event organisation
  • Campaigning
  • Careers Information, Advice and Guidance