Charlotte Thompson

Director of Teacher Training

Charlotte has been teaching for 28 years. She ensures all our teacher trainers are at the forefront of their profession. Charlotte trained in the UK and spent the first ten years of her career in Japan. She has taught all ages from kindergarten to adults, and worked in different contexts from schools to companies. She became a teacher trainer for CELTA and Delta and has been working for IH London for 15 years. Charlotte says: “The move from being a new teacher to being an experienced and skilled teacher requires more than time. Teachers have to keep learning!”

Adrian Underhill

Expert Series Trainer and Trustee at IH London

Adrian is a world-renowned ELT Consultant and Trainer. Adrian is an author and the series editor of the MacMillan Books for Teachers. He is well known for his book Sound Foundations and his inspiring talks on how to understand the phonemic chart. His pronunciation chart was developed into an app for students and teachers and won an industry award. Adrian takes a holistic approach to teaching and teacher training and is a frequent conference speaker.

Paulette Milego

Distance Delta Programme Manager

Paulette first trained as a teacher in 1984 at IH London. 10 years later Paulette was training up new teachers in the same classroom. Paulette has taught and trained in Turkey, Spain, Brazil, Kenya and Russia. She is now based at IH London, but still works with teachers all over the world through our distance training programme. Paulette works directly with Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge, on their Delta qualifications for Modules 1, 2 and 3.

Jan Madakbas

CELTA and Delta Trainer

Jan has been at IH London since 2001 and before that worked in Moscow and Istanbul as a teacher and Director of Studies. He is a CELTA and Delta trainer and runs Academic Management Courses. He is a coordinator for the online Distance Delta Programme and a school inspector for EAQUALS. He has been involved in designing and writing online materials for IH London and overseas clients. He is a Cambridge ESOL marker for DELTA Module 3.

Kathy Hill

CELTA Trainer

Kathy has been teaching English since 1996 across all levels and special focus classes, including Business English and a University Foundation Programme. She has taught English in companies in Spain and Chile, and she has taught young learners in Argentina. Kathy has been training teachers for over 10 years, including CELTA and bespoke courses for qualified teachers. She is particularly focused on learner motivation and writing skills. She speaks at international teaching conferences.

Caroline Turner

Assistant Director of Studies

Caroline has been teaching English since 2009 and has taught from beginner to advanced level, including special skills focus classes and exam preparation classes for IELTS and Cambridge Exams. She has been teacher training since 2013 and is a CELTA trainer. In China, Caroline delivered IELTS focussed training to university students and coached teachers on speaking and writing skills.

Joanna Stanfield

Assistant Director of Training

Jo has been teaching English since 2003 and has taught from beginners to advanced levels. She has worked in the state education sector, assisting asylum seekers, refugees and young adults with special educational needs. She also has a year’s experience teaching young learners from age 7 in Italy. Jo started training teachers in 2009, and she is a CELTA and Delta trainer. She is a regular presenter at the IATEFL conference on topics such as Course Design and Reducing Teacher Stress on Intensive Courses.

Ri Willoughby

CELTA and Delta Trainer

Ri has been teaching English since 2000, across all levels, and she also teaches Business English and exam preparation classes. Ri has a specific interest in conversation and pronunciation. Ri taught young learners aged 6 and above in Spain for two years. Ri has been a teacher trainer since 2005 and teaches bespoke courses to teachers, including specialist subjects such as CLIL and teaching one-to-one. She is also a CELTA and Delta trainer and works on our partner courses at King’s College London.

Danny Norrington-Davies

CELTA and Delta Trainer

Danny started teaching English over 16 years ago in Botswana and gained his CELTA in the UK in 1995. He worked with Japanese volunteers in Malawi before returning to London to complete his Delta. He has taught in Argentina, South Africa and Thailand. Danny has been with IH London since 2007. He is a CELTA and Delta trainer and works on programmes at King’s College London. He is the author of a teaching methodology book, From Rules to Reasons, which was short listed for an ELTON award. He works on our partner courses at King’s College London.

Melissa Lamb

CELTA and Delta Trainer

Melissa started her teaching career in China in 1998. She completed her CELTA and worked as the Director of Studies for IH Shanghai and later for the British Council in Beijing. She gained her Delta at IH London. Melissa now trains on both Celta and DELTA courses and has delivered teacher training in Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago. Melissa is a frequent conference presenter.

Anne Timson

CELTA and Delta Trainer

Anne has worked at International House, London (on and off) since 1992. She now works as a Course Coordinator on the Distance Delta, and as a tutor on the CELTA award. As a teacher, she has specialised in Business English and English for Specific Purposes (mainly Law). She has wide experience in the public sector as well, ranging from teaching basic literacy to ESOL learners to teaching English for Academic Purposes on pre-sessional Masters programmes.

Cathy Ellis

CELTA and Delta Trainer

Cathy has been a teacher trainer for over 30 years and has taught and trained in Spain, Poland, Brazil, the Republic of Georgia, the UK and Canada. Cathy is a trainer for CELTA and Delta and is an assessor for both courses. She also works for Cambridge Assessment as a Delta Module 1 exam marker, and a moderator and assessor for Delta Module 2.

Duncan Mackenzie

CELTA and Delta Trainer

Duncan has been a regular trainer with IH London and joined us permanently in 2006. He has been a teacher trainer in Prague, Spain and Argentina. As well as CELTA and Delta, he is a tutor on Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), CLIL and Training the Trainer courses. He also works for Cambridge ESOL as a Delta Module 1 exam marker.

Jonathan Spalton

CELTA Trainer

Jonathan has been teaching English since 2005 across the full range of learner levels, including specialist classes and exam preparation. He also has two years’ experience teaching young learners aged 6-15 in Japan. Jonathan passed his Delta in 2011 and has been training teachers since 2012, including CELTA training and bespoke courses for qualified teachers. He delivered a bespoke course for 120 secondary teachers in Nepal in 2016. He worked with teachers from Senegal in 2019 on a teacher training project and supported teachers in local schools.