Our People

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Rebecca Lockwood, BA, JD, FHEA
President & Founder

A qualified lawyer and experienced educator, Rebecca founded Grammatika International in 2012 with the goal of building bridges across the international legal community through learning and practice. She is the lead developer and instructor of all curricula, applying her wide-ranging and international experience in law and language to the Grammatika classroom. 


Rebecca is a licensed barrister and solicitor with the Law Society of Ontario. She graduated from the prestigious Juris Doctor program at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. After completing her articles under Barbara Jackman in 2014, she opened her own immigration and refugee law practice in association with Barbara and her renowned immigration and refugee litigation boutique, Jackman & Associates. Rebecca ran a successful practice for two years before working in legal education full time. She is also a Certified Community Mediator.

Rebecca has worked in education for over a decade. She began teaching languages in Spain and, since the launch of Grammatika, has focused on legal education in practical, skills-based learning for lawyers and legal professionals. From 2017 to 2020, Rebecca was a Senior Lecturer and LLB/GDL/MA Programme Manager at the University of Law in Manchester. where she taught Legal Skills, Ethics, Immigration & Refugee Law, and Public Law. In Spain, she held various positions teaching professional English with government, language academies, private companies, and her own tutoring business. 


Rebecca was a monthly columnist for Canadian Lawyer Magazine 4Students during her legal studies and is now a regular columnist at The Lawyer's Daily where she writes on immigration, human rights and legal education.

A Toronto native and lawyer, Rebecca has strong ties to the community, both legal and social. She endeavours to share those with her students to make their experience as meaningful as possible.

Rebecca is fluent in English and Spanish and has working knowledge of French and Italian. She is currently studying Portuguese.


Jaimal Sandhu, BA, BScN, MA, PhD Candidate
Videographer & Instructor

Jaimal is the videographer for Grammatika's growing online course offerings. Drawing on his extensive academic background, Jaimal also develops and teaches the curricula for various Grammatika courses. He is also an experienced teacher, having taught English-as-a-Foreign-Language classes in Australia, France and Spain. Jaimal is finishing his PhD in Visual Anthropology at University of Manchester, focusing on communities in Punjab, India. 

Jaimal is a native English speaker and is proficient in French, Spanish, and Punjabi.