Training Team – CELTA Trainers

All teacher trainers at ILC France in Paris are highly experienced E.F.L. teachers, holders of the Cambridge Diploma (D.E.L.T.A) and are officially recognized Cambridge Language assessment  trainers and oral examiners. They are impassioned by teacher training and seek constantly to raise standards .

Darren Cainey - head of teacher training

Darren has been teaching English since 1998. He has been a CELTA trainer since 2004 and a Delta trainer since 2012. Before moving to France, he previously taught or trained in Thailand, Spain, the UK, and Peru. He has a special interest in online learning and has tutored on an e-Moderating course for online CELTA tutors. He was also the Online Course Tutor on two pilot courses of the first ever fully online CELTA courses.

Natalie HIDEG

Natalie arrived in France in 2003 and split her time between working in journalism and teaching Business English. In 2015, she moved to Istanbul to teach English full-time, where she taught in university preparatory programs, and later began working as a teacher trainer. Natalie has been back in France and with ILC since September 2022.  She loves learning languages (she speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish), which helps her to better understand and assist her learners. She is a highly motivated and dynamic Celta trainer.

Jane Denier - Cambridge Assessor

Before working as a language teacher Jane gained valuable experience in a variety of professional fields such as advertising and market research in the UK and in Nigeria. At ILC she has worked with a wide range of learners and has taught specialist courses (pharmaceutical, telecommunications and airport companies). Her current interests include cross-cultural courses and coaching  She has been a teacher trainer since 1996 and an blended online trainer since 2016

Margaret Brosnan - consultant

Margaret is a very experienced teacher of General and Business English to adults. She has worked in Brussel, Dublin and Paris preparing learners for the Cambridge examinations and for IELTS, teaching a wide range of professional courses and coaching corporate clients at top executive level. Margaret has been an enthusiastic and efficient  CELTA trainer for several years.