TEFL online course staff

Our staff for TEFL online are dedicated to providing the highest level of tuition, be it online. All trainers are well qualified in TESOL at all levels, with a wealth of experience in teaching ESOL, E

Lynda Hazelwood - Director of online TEFL Studies

Lynda HazelwoodLynda Hazelwood has been teaching languages since 1971. Since then she has taught in England and overseas, in both the public and private sectors, in primary, senior and adult education. She also has experience of English for Academic Purposes and materials writing at university level. Lynda has been employed by the British Council for whom she taught all levels including Cambridge exam classes and English for Specific Purposes. She has been an examiner for the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and for the Pan-Hellenic Association of Language School Owners. Lynda founded INTESOL in 1993 in Bristol, England. A variety of courses and services were provided including one-to-one language tuition; adult language classes; French clubs for 5 – 11 year olds; English home stays for foreign learners and weekend introductory courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The most successful of these became the weekend introductory courses in TESOL. 80% of the participants wanted to take a course, which would qualify them to teach ESOL, but most could not give up four weeks of their time to study. Lynda decided to develop course materials for home study which soon developed into the world renowned INTESOL Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL by distance learning. A short time later the course achieved accreditation from the College of Teachers and is now one of the most respected courses worldwide.


Jean Binns - Tutor and TEFL Course Director, Nantwich

Jean BinnsJean Binns is a Qualified Teacher with a MEd TESOL (Manchester, 1996). She has 15 years teaching experience in UK state primary, secondary and further education, 9 years in IAPS education, 10 years in state education overseas at secondary and university level. Jean is an experienced Teacher Trainer and trainer of Teacher Trainers. In January 2001 she took up post as Director at Regents English Language Centre in Nantwich, UK. Jean is also a specialist in Appraisal and Materials Design, and specialises in teaching writing skills.


Heather Oxley - Senior Tutor

Heather OxleyHeather has been working in the TEFL industry for over 20 years and has 2 Diplomas, a degree in English Literature, an MSc in TESOL and a PGCE in Secondary English. Between 1984 and 1999 Heather worked mainly abroad in Singapore, Japan, Australia, Portugal and Italy first a teacher, then as a trainer and materials writer for the British Council. From 1999-2001 she was in Ankara, Turkey working as a distance and in-house teacher. In addition to being a Senior Tutor with INTESOL, Heather is also a trainer of INTESOL tutors.

After a 3 and a half year stint in Cheshire, UK where Heather took a PGCE and taught English Language and Literature to A level in the Secondary State Sector, the Oxley family got itchy feet again.
Heather has been living in Heliopolis, Cairo since September working freelance on projects for the British Council, Cairo, as well as for INTESOL. Oh, and learning Arabic from scratch.....


Jane Fairbairn - Tutor

Vincent FerrerJane is a natural linguist and is able to speak French, Russian, German and Spanish, some Italian and is currently learning Japanese.

Jane is a degree qualified teacher in French and Russian. She also holds the Institute of Linguists translation Diploma in Russian and French to English; she is a member of the Institute of Linguists and is qualified in TEFL to Diploma level.

Jane has a wealth of experience,gained mainly in England, as an examiner for Cambridge (FCE) and for the London Chamber of Commerce (SEFIC speaking exams). Jane still also does French and Russian Translation work, teaches onsite at college and tutors INTESOL distance trainees


Reg Burgin - Tutor

Reg BurginReg was born in Lancaster and has spent most of his professional life in Bath, where he now teaches foreign groups and individuals at various levels. He has worked for INTESOL since 1993.

Reg is a fully qualified languages and EFL teacher. A graduate of Sheffield University, he spent the seventies teaching English in Madrid. A one-year PGCE course at Manchester University helped him to prepare for the rigors of the English classroom, which he experienced in both Bath and the Midlands.

His hobbies include travel and ornithology.


Wayne Trotman - Tutor

Wayne has been involved in language teaching overseas since 1981, when he graduated from Leicester University in the UK with a Bachelor of Education. Apart from a one-year stint in northern Portugal in 1985-86 he has spent his whole career in an immense variety of language classrooms in Turkey, beginning in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri. Now happily settled on the west coast of Turkey in the large port of Izmir, he is a university level instructor at the Institute of Technology where he is responsible for coordinating the academic writing programme. When not doing that Wayne is an occasional teacher-trainer for British Council Turkey on courses leading to the CELTA as well as tutoring on the British Council distance-learning programme. He has been a Cambridge ESOL oral examiner for the past 15 years and an examiner for IELTS level since 1999. He completed his MSc in TESOL with Aston University in 1994 and will soon begin doctoral research in his main area of interest, which is second-language writing. When time away from all the above and his Turkish wife and two bilingual daughters permits, he is a keen writer of ELT book reviews and editor of the ELT Materials Reviews section in ‘Voices’ the bi-monthly journal of IATEFL.


Stephen Halden - Online TEFL Course Director, Spain

Stephen ShaldonStephen has developed and coordinated onsite and online training courses and has trained teachers for over ten years. He holds a Licentiate Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma, and an MA in TEFL.

Stephen has worked as a senior teacher, lead teacher-trainer and Director of Studies and training in Spain, Britain and Mexico. During this time, he has held senior academic positions in the British Council, and has worked as an Academic Consultant developing teaching training programmes for other prestigious training organizations.

Stephen loves music and used to play bass guitar in a popular band, his passion for new experience has encouraged him to travel and trek through out the world.


Vincent Ferrer - Tutor

Vincent FerrerVincent has an impressive professional and academic background holding a MA in Education and English Language Teaching and The Trinity London College Licentiate Diploma in TESOL.

Of American and Spanish descent, Vincent has had a long career in TEFL / TESOL. He has had a number of teaching and managerial positions over the years: from teaching young learners to Director of Studies on EFL Summer Camps to Course Director and Academic Consultant on a number of TEFL training courses.

Vincent is the author of a number of articles on various aspects of TEFL and has been a guest speaker in international conferences and symposiums. Currently he is utterly committed to training English Language teachers and his main motivation is, in his own words, to 'better our courses constantly so that our teachers not only satisfy the demands of the market but actually make a difference when they teach'. In his free time Vincent enjoys cinema and playing old pop and rock songs on his acoustic guitar.


Rocco Nigro - Tutor

Vincent FerrerRocco has been involved in the TEFL industry for over 10 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager and examiner for TOEIC. He is currently based in Brisbane, Australia and has previously worked in Japan for two years and in China from 2001 to 2003. His initial studies include a Diploma in Engineering, and afterwards he completed a Master of Applied Linguistics through Macquarie University in Australia to add to his CELTA qualification. In the future, Rocco and his family are keen to spend more time abroad as there are many more adventures to be had!


Mihaela Dascalu - Cert TESOL and ESP Trainer

Matthew JonesMihaela is responsible for delivering the courses for INTESOL Greece . She has run many pre-service and in-service training courses both face-to-face and distance courses in Romania and Greece; and delivered workshops at many international conferences.

She has worked for a number of British Council projects on developing teacher training and training of trainers programmes. Mihaela has developed and coordinated onsite and distance training courses and has trained teachers for over thirteen years. She is the co-author of In-service Distance Training Course for Teachers of English, British Council. She holds a Licentiate Diploma in English Language and Literature and French Language and Literature and an MA in Teaching at the School for International Training, Vermont, USA.

Being a non-native speaker of English, she has experience of being a learner of English that is invaluable for developing the native speakers' awareness of teaching their own language.

Mihaela loves music from all over the world (she used to play the violin in an orchestra) travelling and dancing.


Jonathan Davies - Onsite Trainer

Jonathan DaviesJonathan Davies is an experienced TESOL trainer. He qualified as a UK secondary school teacher of French, Spanish and TEFL in 1994 from Bristol University, and has worked in EFL in Spain and France ever since. He taught at the British Council from 1995 to 1997 where he gave seminars around Spain on the subject of teaching Young Learners, a growing field in the EFL world.

Jonathan now divides his time between teaching EFL at the University of Barcelona, and training at INTESOL Spain. He believes in continuing a teaching timetable whilst training teachers, so that the trainees receive the best possible input.

En ex tour guide for Spain, Jon is also a great source of information of places to visit in and around Barcelona; this enables trainees to have a truly enriching experience.

When not working or dining in one of Barcelona's wonderful restaurants, he can be found racing his bicycle around the surrounding towns and villages.


Ken Jones - Online TEFL Course Director, Peru

Lucie EiseltovaKen is the Executive Director and founder of the Cusco office. He has two Masters Degrees - one in Organizational Development (with an emphasis in professional training) and an MBA in International Business. Ken has been teaching English for more than six years and previously worked in professional training, Human Resources, and International Business for 12 years.




Mark Deming - Primary Trainer, Peru

Lucie EiseltovaMark is INTESOL Peru’s primary TESOL/TEFL trainer. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Latin American Studies. He also completed a 1000 hour post-graduate course in TESOL at Seattle Pacific University. Mark has travelled and taught in Spain, Central America, and South America, is fluent in both English and Spanish and also speaks conversational French.




Tom Kearin - Trainer, Peru

Lucie EiseltovaTom was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and now makes his home in Cusco, Peru. He is an ex-corporate Vice President turned ESL teacher with more than 18 years experience in technology companies and consulting. Tom has travelled most of the world and has spent the majority of his time in South America and Europe. Tom has a Bachelor's in Accounting and an MBA in Finance; he is also a certified accountant (CPA). Tom is also TEFL certified, and was previously an Accounting professor at the University of Nevada, though He has now turned his passion for teaching to the field of ESL.


Heidy Aspilcueta - Assistant Trainer & Coordinator, Peru

Lucie EiseltovaAn assistant TESOL/TEFL trainer, Heidy is a Peruvian citizen, born and raised in Cusco. She is a native Spanish speaker, and also holds a proficiency certification in English from the University of Michigan; and she speaks conversational French. Heidy has a Bachelor's in Systems Engineering and is TEFL certified. Heidy has been teaching ESL for 6 years and has taught at both the university level and at the primary school level; as well as teaching at the Cusco Pedagogical Institute as a teacher trainer.


Adele Smith - Student Liaison/Co-ordinator and Course Trainer, Italy

Lucie EiseltovaAdele is a graduate of INTESOL and is responsible for all academic aspects of your course. She has extensive experience of teaching in Italy in summer camps, private language schools and state schools. Adele is Director of Studies of our associated school and is a local examiner for LCCI. Before beginning her teaching career, Adele worked in supervisory and managerial positions in the UK and was involved in staff training. In her free time she enjoys reading and socialising.


Leigh Beckford - Admissions Manager/Online Marketing

Leigh BeckfordLeigh's passion for teaching and travelling began at the age of 24 when she left the UK to go travelling in the Far East, Australia and Central America. Eight months travelling around South East Asia opened her eyes to the opportunities for English teachers to integrate into society and become fully involved in local culture. With a new found freedom and lease of life Leigh travelled on to Australia. Whilst there she decided to study towards her TESOL certificate with INTESOL, and within three months she was qualified to teach English as a foreign language. After a year in Australia she returned to South East Asia where she enjoyed teaching local communities in both Thailand and Cambodia. She then moved on to spend a year teaching children at a private language institute in South Korea. Her year in South Korea taught her a great deal about adapting to life in a completely different culture and she left feeling satisfied that she had developed not only as a teacher, but also as a person. Before eventually returning to the UK Leigh spent a glorious four months living on a Caribbean island called Roatan, just off the coast of Honduras. She worked part-time teaching English in a local school whilst also learning how to scuba dive. Since returning to the UK Leigh has dedicated her time to encouraging others to do what she did, take a career break and teach English abroad

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