Course Trainers

Our trainers are all accredited by the University of Cambridge English Language Assessment. They are all very experienced English teachers and IH tutors have typically worked in a variety of settings and locations. All our trainers are committed to teacher development and have an active, ongoing interest in this field.

Graeme Dunlop

Graeme is from the UK and has worked in the UK, Russia, Spain, Poland and Vietnam.  He has taught General English, 1:1, business English, Cambridge Main Suite and IELTS exam preparation courses as well as a wide variety of Young Learner courses.  He has worked as a senior teacher, academic manager and examiner.  As well as CELTA training, Graeme also works as a trainer for the International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers (IHCYLT). 

Phil Keegan
 
Phil has been working in the field of ESL education for over 30 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, educational manager and materials writer.  He has worked on CELTA courses in the UK, France, Germany, Slovenia, South Korea, The Philippines, Morocco and Vietnam.  As well as this, Phil has been an Online DELTA tutor and is also a published author and experienced conference speaker in the subject of ELT.  
Billy Şevki Hasırcı 

Billy was born and raised in London, UK to an English mother and Turkish father. Originally a graphic designer, he took his CELTA in 2008 and moved to Turkey to start his teaching career at one of Izmir’s most prestigious private schools before moving to International House Izmir in 2011. In 2013, he took his Delta in Wroclaw, Poland before returning to International House as Director of Studies. Soon after, he became a CELTA tutor and has been focusing on teacher training ever since. He is a trainer for the International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers (IHCYLT), International House Inspector and a Cambridge Young Learner Speaking Examiner.
 
Joelle Finck

Joelle was born and raised in the UK, where she qualified as an EFL teacher and worked for 8 years as a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager. Since taking her Cambridge DELTA qualification, she has worked in various academic roles in the UK, Canada, Malaysia and Vietnam. Throughout her career she has taught adults and young learners and has specialised in preparing students for English examinations, such as IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge Main Suite.
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