Training Team

Teaching experts, experienced tutors

Each CELTA course at the BERLIN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH has a team of CELTA tutors, one of whom acts as the Main Course Tutor.

All CELTA tutors have to be approved by Cambridge Assessment English and must participate in standardisation every year. This ensures that your tutors are always up to date with developments in the award and are able to assess your progress in line with Cambridge Assessment requirements and standards.

Meet the team

Dominic-BrahamDominic Braham – Head of the CELTA Teaching Training Centre

MA (TEFL), Cambridge DTEFLA

Dominic has taught English since 1980 and has been a trainer on over 100 CELTA courses in Britain, Austria, Spain, Poland, the United States and Germany. He has also run Delta courses in Spain and Germany. He is a Cambridge appointed assessor for the CELTA and Delta qualifications. He is the course leader on our Delta courses.


Helen Down – Head of CELTA Teacher Training

BA, Cambridge DTEFLA

Helen has been involved in English language teaching since 1991 and has worked in France, Italy, Poland, the UK, Russia and Germany as a teacher, examiner, director of studies and since 2007 as a trainer on CELTA courses. She is also a Cambridge appointed assessor for the CELTA qualification. She has been Head of CELTA teacher training since 2017.

Derek Nolan


Derek has been teaching since 1990. He taught English in Japan, Spain and Poland, where he worked as Director of Studies. After 11 years in Poland he moved to Budapest where he became as a CELTA trainer and worked for over 3 years. Since completing a Masters at the University of Glasgow, Derek has been working freelance as a CELTA trainer and has worked on courses in various countries in Europe and Asia. He has been a regular member of our training team since 2014.


Anthony Gaughan

BA (Hons.) PGCE (QTS) Delta

Anthony has worked as a language teacher and teacher trainer for almost
25 years, mainly in the UK and central/eastern Europe. He is a Delta Module 2 tutor, CELTA main course tutor and also an Assessor for that award. Now freelance, Anthony was the Head of CELTA Teacher Training at HAMBURG SCHOOL OF ENGLISH for almost 10 years. In addition, Anthony works for a range of course providers and publishers as an online and F2F presenter and course moderator. He is also a member of ELTABB, HELTA, ELT Ireland and IATEFL.

Eoghan-DockrellEoghan Dockrell

MA, Cambridge DELTA

Eoghan has worked in English Language Teaching since 1993. He has taught in the south and west of Germany and has been with the BERLIN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH since 2001. He has taught business English, as well as general English and exam preparation courses. After completing the DELTA qualification in 2005 he became one of the Director of Studies at the school and is an approved CELTA tutor. He has also worked as a tutor for German language and literature at University College Dublin.


Guy Oorthuys

BA (Hons), Cambridge DELTA

Guy has been an English language teacher since 2002 and a German language teacher since 2017. He has taught in New Zealand, Argentina, and Germany. He has worked as Assistant Director of Studies and as a CELTA tutor at the BERLIN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH since 2011.

Laurence Bardout


Laurence has an MA in Literature and Linguistics and 25 years’ experience in the field of EFL. In the 1990s, she taught in the Czech Republic, Indonesia, the UK and Turkey before moving to Syria in 2000, where she taught a wide range of courses, worked in academic management and started developing her teacher training skills. She then spent 5 years as a CELTA and DELTA tutor in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2017 she moved to Germany. She is also an IELTS oral examiner.