Alan Cargyl was previously an Assistant Director of Studies in International House, Poland. In his ten years at the Executive Centre, Alan has been a frequent contributor at Conferences and other events for teachers. His qualifications include: BA (Hons) & RSA/UCLES DTEFLA.
Alastair Douglas has a degree in Estate Management from Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brooks University). Before becoming a teacher he worked in the property industry. He changed career in 1997 and since then has taught or trained teachers in Japan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Peru. He has worked at IH London since 2001 where he is a teacher and CELTA/Delta teacher trainer. He is an examiner for IELTS and Delta Module 3 and a CELTA assessor. Alastair holds an MA in ELT and Applied Linguistics from King’s College, London. In his free time he enjoys cycling, yoga and real ale.
Andy Cox has a degree in Latin American studies from Middlesex University. This led him to Havana, Cuba, where he studied for a year. He has also lived and worked in Spain, Andorra, and Sicily and has always enjoyed travelling. Andy first started teaching English here in London, and joined us here at International House after completing his CELTA in 2002. He now works as a teacher, teacher trainer and IELTS examiner. In his free time he enjoys running, cooking and doing DIY.
Anne Timson studied law at Oxford, after which she made this the centre of a career in English Language Teaching. She is a CELTA trainer, an examiner for LCCI and Goldsmith’s College, and has written for the Open University and IH World Organisation. Her qualifications include RSA Dip TEFL, BA (Hons.) Jurisprudence.
Annie Thomson has a degree in Hispanic and Latin Studies from the University of Nottingham. She also holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of London. During her studies she spent a year teaching in Ecuador where she first became interested in teaching English as a foreign language. Since then she has lived and taught across Latin America. As well as working as a teacher and teacher trainer, she is also an IELTS examiner.
Director of Cultural Training, Barry Tomalin has many years’ experience of teaching and cultural training. He is Visiting Lecturer in Intercultural Communication at the University of Westminster, and has published several books in this important field. He has worked for International House in France and Algeria, and was Editor of BBC English by Radio for a number of years.
Celia Noble has a degree in English and Linguistics from the University of Nottingham. Her first career was in educational publishing but in 1987, after what would prove to be a life-changing four weeks at IH London, she entered the world of ELT. She has taught in Spain and the UK in the private and state sectors, and has been a teacher trainer since 1994. She has worked for IH London since 2004, most recently as Assistant Director of Studies for Teacher Training, and is also a Cambridge CELTA assessor.
Charles Lowe has been teaching Business English since 1984. He has also spent seven years in top management, and is qualified in alternative medicine. Apart from Business English classes, he teaches on our Marketing, Finance and Law courses, and trains teachers in business English. His qualifications include: MA Educ, PGCE and RSA Dip TEFLA.
Clare Webster has a degree in Modern Languages and European Studies (French and Spanish) from UWE, Bristol. She has taught English and lived in Spain, France, Germany and The Netherlands. She came back to London in May 2007 where she now works as a Teacher and Teacher Trainer. She is also an IELTS and Cambridge Main Suite examiner.
Danny Norrington-Davies started teaching English 16 years ago in Botswana and came back to the UK to do his CELTA in 1995. He then worked with Japanese volunteers in Malawi before returning to do his Delta and working as a teacher and teacher trainer in London. He started at IH London in 2007 after spending two colourful years as a freelance teacher trainer in Argentina, South Africa and Thailand. He now works as a teacher and CELTA trainer and has also enjoyed working on training courses with overseas teachers of English and running a course in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. He has recently started doing a lot of work writing for online courses and for the TSA and BMAT exams in Critical Thinking and Understanding Arguments. In his free time he enjoys running, playing football, cooking, travelling and films.