CELTA course tutors

Nicola Harwood: Nicola Harwood is from Yorkshire in the UK and has worked in English language teaching since 1991 when she did her CELTA. She spent 11 years in Spain where she ran her own school before returning to the UK to do her DELTA and join International House London. Before becoming a CELTA trainer, she worked in various roles at IH London such as General English and Exam teacher, IELTS examiner, Evening School Coordinator, and Assistant Director of Studies. Since becoming a trainer, she has worked on approximately 70 CELTA courses. She has most recently been working in South America, training CELTA candidates in Colombia and Ecuador. She is also a Delta Module 2 tutor and Cambridge oral examiner.

Lisa Phillips: Lisa Phillips hails from Australia and has been working in English language teaching for over 20 years. Having taught and trained all over the world, she now spends her time as the Director of Studies and as a CELTA tutor at IH Reggio Calabria. She also works as a teacher trainer for the International House Online Teacher Training Institute, tutoring on the International House Certificate, Director of Studies course and the Certificate in Advanced Methodology course amongst others. Lisa is a trained IH and Eaquals inspector, a Cambridge oral examiner, and has helped candidates prepare for DELTA Modules 1 and 3.

James Blackburn: James Blackburn is from Kent in the UK and has worked in English language teaching since 2005. He has spent most of that time in Italy, in Sicily and Calabria, but has also worked in Hungary, Kazakhstan, Spain, Morocco, Ukraine and the UK. Since starting out in teaching, James has gained wide-ranging experience with learners of all levels and ages in a number of different contexts, including teaching English for Academic Purposes at British universities. James has done a significant amount of teacher training work in Italy and Ukraine, both with pre- and in-service teachers. James has also worked as a Director of Studies in the IH network and as a Cambridge oral examiner.