Our teacher-trainers are fully qualified professionals, with many years experience of ELT classroom teaching to all levels and types of student.
The procedure to become a trainer on a CELTA course as set down by Cambridge is rigorous. Trainers are required to have had post-Diploma teaching experience, as well as other relevant experience: giving in-service training workshops, attending conferences, being informed through reading ELT journals and literature, etc.
The process of training to be a Cambridge trainer itself involves observation of training sessions, observed practice training, feedback and reports written by a supervisor, and the production of a final portfolio, which is evaluated by a senior assessor from the University of Cambridge.
All this makes for very informed and authoritative trainers. However, it is also a personal commitment which counts: a good trainer has to be keen to continue developing themselves as trainers, has to respect their trainees and has to love their job to do it well.
Nerina has worked as a teacher trainer in many European countries including: Spain, Holland, Italy and Greece.
In collaboration with International House Barcelona she opened Language Teacher Training in Belgium and is director of the centre.
In the 1990's she started working at International House Barcelona as a Young Learner and Adult teacher and eventually as a teacher trainer.
She is an external assessor for the University of Cambridge.