Training Team

Teaching experts, experienced tutors

ESOL_AC_Teaching_Awards Each CELTA course at the BERLIN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH (Centre number DE206) has a team of CELTA tutors (usually three), one of whom acts as the Main Course Tutor. The Main Course Tutor is responsible for the administration of the course; the second tutor supports the Main Course Tutor in Input sessions and Teaching Practice as well as assignment marking.

In expert hands

All CELTA tutors have to be approved by Cambridge ESOL 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 ESOL expectations.

When not involved in a CELTA course, all of our tutors are busy either teaching English as part of our regular school programme of courses or training and directing the team of 70 English teachers who work at the school.

Meet the team

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

MA (TEFL), Cambridge DTEFLA

Dominic has taught English for over twenty-five years 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 has been a tutor on the British Council/International House distance training DELTA course. He has been running CELTA courses in Berlin since 1998 and has been head of the CELTA Teaching Training Centre at our school since its foundation in 2004. He is an appointed assessor for the CELTA and DELTA qualifications.


Anthony Gaughan – Head of CELTA Teacher Training


Anthony is the Head of CELTA Teacher Training at our sister school in Hamburg and is a Cambridge ESOL approved Assessor as well as Tutor for the CELTA award. He has worked in English Language Teaching since 1995. Before joining the BERLIN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH, Anthony worked in the UK on general English, business English and exam preparation courses with students from all over the world. After moving to Germany in 2000, Anthony taught at Universities of Applied Sciences and designed multi-day seminars for the British Council, as well as working at the BERLIN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH as a language teacher and CELTA tutor. He holds Qualified Teacher Status within the UK state education system. He has been an approved CELTA tutor since 2004 and an appointed Assessor for the award since 2006. He was also an approved tutor for the English UK Certificate in Teaching English for Business (CertTEB) until the discontinuation of the award in 2008. Anthony is a member of several professional organisations, including IATEFL, is the current co-ordinator of the Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TDSIG) and contributes articles and reviews to professional journals. He is currently pursuing an MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT.


Helen Down

BA, Cambridge DTEFLA

Helen has taught for sixteen years in France, Italy, Poland, the UK and Germany. She was Director of Studies at the BERLIN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH for two years and of the BESTSchool of English in Krakow for four years. She returned to Germany in 2007 in order to join our CELTA training team. She is a Cambridge oral examiner for a range of English Language examinations. She also teaches Polish.


Eoghan 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-OorthuysGuy Oorthuys

BA (Hons), Cambridge DELTA

Guy has been an English language teacher for ten years and has taught in New Zealand, Argentina, and Germany. He currently works as Assistant Director of Studies at the BERLIN SCHOOL OF ENGLISH. He is also a Cambridge oral examiner.