We are proud and delighted to introduce to you, our trainers in residence:
- B.A. Business Studies – Swansea, UK
- M.A. Applied Linguistics – Birmingham, UK
- Cambridge CELTA – Paignton, Devon, UK
- Cambridge DELTA – Cambridge, UK
- Cambridge CELTA Trainer
- Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner
- IELTS Examiner
- MBA International Banking and Finance (pending) – Birmingham, UK
My name is Danny and I am the Managing Director at International House Bangkok setting up courses and programmes and taking care of the day to day running of the school. However, I am a teacher at heart, teaching all ages as much as I can and I also enjoy training teachers on our Cambridge CELTA courses whenever needed. I have been a teacher for 18 years in the UK, Italy and Thailand since 1997. In Thailand I have enjoyed teaching students from prestigious international schools and here happily with IH Bangkok for more than 10 years. In fact I liked it so much that I got married and my daughter Jasmine (8) comes to IH to study English for Young Learners courses as well.
I have prided myself on successfully teaching students for exams whilst at the same time having fun. We have had a 100% pass rate for Cambridge ESOL KET, PET and FCE in many, many exam sessions and also helped international school students get ‘A’s for many subjects including IGCSE English, IGCSE ESL and IGCSE business studies – I leave the other IGCSE subjects to IH Bangkok teachers who know better. I have also been very fortunate to teach a lot of talented students from Thai schools who have gone on to get the King’s scholarship, the Thai government scholarship and the Japanese government scholarship all to study abroad to a masters or doctorate level. Out of school, I enjoy following and playing sports including squash, cycling round the countryside of Thailand, swimming and cheering for Tottenham Hotspur.
Teacher Training Coordinator
- TESOL – Aston, Birmingham, UK
- Cambridge DELTA – Istanbul, Turkey
- Cambridge Delta Trainer approval, Istanbul, Turkey
- Cambridge CELTA Trainer approval, Almaty, Kazakhstan
My name’s Adam and I’m an enthusiastic and dedicated ELT professional with expertise in teaching, teacher training and development, as well as in academic management. I did the Cambridge Delta in 2008 and got my master’s degree in TESOL. I also have a Diploma in ELT Management and I continue developing in this area (I recently completed a course in YL centre management with IH London). I love languages, linguistics and the diversity my job involves as well as having the chance to work and network with so many interesting professionals from IH, and the field in general.
My almost twenty years of teaching experience spans all age groups (from 3 y.o. to adults) and levels (pre-A1 to C2); teaching individuals as well as groups of various sizes. Apart from General English, I enjoy teaching different strands such exam classes (Cambridge Exams, IELTS, TOEFL etc.), ESP, EAP and Business English.
I’ve been tutoring on a range of courses starting from pre-service TKT, CELTA, Delta as well as courses for teaching young and very young learners (IHCYLT or IHVYL) in several European and Asian countries. Apart from face-to-face courses I’ve been tutoring various blended and online courses including IH DoS, IH BET, IH CAM or Delta M1 & 3 courses.
I am convinced that teaching and teacher training should be done in an interactive, communicative way and in contexts which are meaningful and directly relevant to learners and teachers respectively. I strongly believe in CPD, individual approach and localisation of teaching and training while maintaining and exceeding the set standards.
My work has always been my hobby so the boundaries between my working and free time have been quite blurred. Apart from the ELT, I love cooking & even more eating, bowling, Turkish & Scandinavian literature and movies, and an occasional run and swim.
- MA Honours in English and Drama, Glasgow University
- CTEFLA, Hammersmith & West London College
- DTEFLA, Waltham Forest College, London
- CELTA Trainer Approval, Capital Language Academy, Wellington, New Zealand
Barry was born in England and educated in Ireland and Scotland. He started his teaching career as a university lecturer in English literature in Wellington and then Melbourne but he has been teaching English as a foreign language since 1987, first in Spain and later in London. He became a CELTA trainer in 1996 and since then, he has trained in Greece, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam. He dreams of having breaks between CELTA courses long enough to play the piano, to walk in mountains, to watch live performances of 17th and 20th century drama and to get back to writing fiction again. In practice, he is usually only able to spend his spare time deep inside books and trying the patience of his partner.
- BA Honours in South East Asian Studies, University of London
- DELTA, Oxford House College, London
- CELTA Trainer Approval, Oxford House College, London, UK
Matt was born in London. After completing a B.A. in South East Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, he moved to Jakarta, Indonesia where he taught at an English language school. He taught English language courses around the globe before becoming involved in teacher training in 2005. He began working as a CELTA tutor in 2006. Matt’s hobbies include running, playing football and supporting Spurs. “After completion of a Cambridge CELTA course, you’ll feel like you have the tools to give you confidence whoever you teach and wherever you teach,” says Matt. “That’s why I enjoy running the course so much, it meets the trainees’ needs so well.”