Meet the In-company training team


Our team of expert trainers and teachers design and deliver outstanding business language and cultural training courses direct to your company.

Business language and cultural training courses can be delivered direct to your company offices, at our state of the art Business and Specialist Centre in London's Covent Garden or through blended online options.

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Meet the In-company team

Lara Panzini, Director of Modern Languages

Lara has taught and trained teachers in the UK and Italy since 1992. She has extensive experience in the private sector and began her career as a special needs teacher in the Italian state education system, and holds the RSA DTEFLA.

Lara works on course design, materials provision, and teaching methodology. She mentors IH London trainers to make sure that they are fully supported and able to both meet and exceed client needs and expectations.

Our trainers

As a world-renowned teacher training centre, International House London has a bank of highly experienced, highly regarded, qualified native speaker trainers to deliver its in-company courses.

All IH London trainers are recruited, trained and supported according to IH London's rigorous quality standards.

Nadim Mahjoub, Arabic

Nadim comes from Tunisia, where he was an English teacher. He moved to London in 2000 and completed his CELTA in 2005. Nadim taught ECDL and English before moving on to teach Arabic at International House. He has also been a teacher at the London School of Economics since November 2010.

Sarah Wildsmith, Legal English

Sarah completed her CELTA teaching qualification at IH London in 2009, since when she has been a key member of the Executive Centre teaching team. Prior to that, she was a lawyer at Clifford Chance, a high profile law firm in London. She speaks French, Italian and Spanish.

Fiona Johnston, Business and Financial English

Following her degree in Modern Languages at Oxford, Fiona pursued a career in the equity markets. She then made a successful transition to teaching English in 2002. She has worked in Cambodia and Thailand, and speaks French and German. Her qualifications are: BA (Hons), Cambridge DELTA. She is also a certified coach.

Estelle Huxley, French

Estelle Huxley is a French teacher and teacher trainer, and speaks regularly at conferences in the adult education sector. Estelle holds a degree in English from La Sorbonne University, Paris, a PGCE in Modern Languages, and IH teacher and teacher trainer certificates. She has taught and trained teachers in England and Spain and was head of the French department in CLIC-International House Seville.

Christina Lindner, German

Christina took her CLTA teaching qualification with IH London in 2009 and has been teaching for IH London since October 2010. She has taught students from a wide range of corporate backgrounds, including Commerzbank, RBS, Shell, Deutsche Bank, Dekabank, and Eurohypo. She also holds the Translation Level 7 Diploma (German to English) from the Institute of Linguists.

Ferruccio Pastore, Italian

Ferruccio has an Italian teacher and teacher trainer at IH London since 2009. He holds a degree in Pedagogy from the University of Cassino (Italy), and has diplomas in the psycho-pedagogical area of teaching methodologies. Ferruccio completed his Certificate in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language to Adults at both International House London and at DILIT International House Rome.