Michael Gask

Michael Gask

MA TESOL, MA hons (English), BA, DELTA, CELTA
Director of Teacher Training and Assistant Director of Studies
Has taught since 1998, mostly at Languages International, and trained teachers in New Zealand, Australia, and Russia. Trainer on CELTA and DELTA courses. Co-ordinator for Cambridge exam classes.

Craig Thaine

Craig Thaine

M.A (Hons) Applied Linguistics, DTEFLA, CTEFLA
Director of Professional Development
Teacher since 1982, first at Languages International in 1991. Responsible for Cambridge CELTA and DELTA programmes and TESOL Certificate course for non-native-speaker teachers. Worked as a teacher and teacher educator in Canada, Egypt, England, Italy, New Zealand and Sweden.  Co-author of the six books in the Cambridge English Empower series (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Cambridge Academic English C1 Advanced (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Author of Cambridge Academic English B1+ Intermediate (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Teacher Training Essentials (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and co-author of Real Listening and Speaking 2 (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

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Nick Moore

MA (Hons) Language Teaching and Learning, BA (Hons), PGCE, DELTA, Cert TESOL
Director of Studies
Has taught since 1997 in Turkey, NZ and England. Specialist in independent learning. CELTA trainer.


Elisabeth Downey

MTESOL (1st Class Hons), BA, PG Dip ELT, DTEFLA, CTEFLA
Teacher
Teacher since 1989 in Egypt, England, Australia and New Zealand. CELTA trainer.


Peter Nicoll

Master of Applied Linguistics, CELTA (1992), Delta (1998)
Learning Centre Manager, Teacher
Teacher since 1989, first at Languages International in 1992. CELTA and Delta trainer at Languages International. Has also trained teachers in Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Libya, Kazakhstan, Thailand, China, Australia and England.

Melissa Hecksher

Bachelor of Arts, CELTA (2008), Delta (2012), Master of Arts (TESOL) (First class honours) (2017)
Teacher
Teacher since 1999 in Brazil and New Zealand. Started at Languages International in 2009. CELTA trainer.

Liz Kose

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), CELTA (2006), Delta (2010)
Teacher
Has taught since 2006, mostly at Languages International. CELTA trainer.

Darren Conway

Darren Conway

MBA MAppLing BA DTEFLA
Chief Executive
In ELT since 1989 and at Languages International since 1993 as a teacher, CELTA and DELTA trainer, then DOS, before moving to general management in 2005. Taught in Egypt, England and Australia as well as NZ. Co-author with Brett Shirreffs of On Course for IELTS (Oxford University Press, 2003). Also lectures in Language Teaching Management on the Masters in Language Teaching at Auckland University.