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.

Our 2018 trainers include:

Balthazar Lauzon
Balthazar is from Canada and started teaching English in 2003. He has taught General and Business English, exam classes, EAP, ESP and also young learner courses. He has lived and worked in Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Italy, the UK in addition to Vietnam, where he has spent approximately 5 years in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. 
Arlene Bustard
Arlene has worked in ESL since 2004. She has taught General English, The Cambridge Suite, IELTS, Young Learners and EAP and worked in Italy, Vietnam, Ireland, and the UK. She has also been involved in Adult Education programmes teaching Communication to native speakers and teaching basic literacy skills to asylum seekers and refugees. She has worked as a senior teacher, teacher mentor and ADOS and is currently studying to complete an MA in Education. 
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).
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.

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