Our Teacher Trainers
- 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 Assessment English 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 Assessment English 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.
- BA in Teaching English and German – Rostov-on-Don, Russia
- Cambridge CELTA – Hamburg School of English, Germany
- Cambridge DELTA – IH Seville, Spain
- Cambridge CELTA Trainer Approval – IH Almaty, Kazakhstan
My name is Alex and I started teaching English as a foreign language in 2008. Since then I’ve had experience in teaching and designing a wide range of English courses – General English, Business English, ESP and a variety of exam preparation classes. I have also worked as an academic manager in Russia and Kazakhstan, and have been involved in teacher training and mentoring since 2012.
I became a CELTA trainer in 2016 because I believe that a CELTA is the most useful and rewarding TEFL course. It prepares trainees to confidently walk into the classroom and gives them plenty of tools to use in their teaching. I remember doing my CELTA and being inspired by the trainers, and this is what I enjoy most about this job – being able to show new teachers how engaging and interesting teaching can be.
Between CELTA courses I enjoy travelling and discovering Asia, learning new languages and trying new food.