Trainers Tefl Course in Spain
Business English (theory
and practise) - Natalie B. Haynes
Natalie has been living in Madrid and teaching
English for seven years. Originally from South London, England,
she has a BSc. in Sociology and obtained her TESOL Certificate in
Before moving to Spain Natalie spent 15 years
working in the legal profession. For the majority of that time she
worked at two of London's leading law firms, specialising first
in Company and Property Law and moving later into Litigation and
White Collar Crime.
Natalie specialises in Business English and
has written and developed courses for companies such as EADS CASA,
EUROCOPTER and AIRBUS. She acts as a language consultant for various
companies, offering professional advice on courses, course content,
teacher training and selection. She is also assistant coordinator
for our TEFL programme.
Instilling confidence and motivation in those
new to the world of TEFL, her enthusiasm for teaching and innovative
methods inspire TEFL trainees to approach teaching Business English
with a high degree of professionalism, coupled with a fresh, individual
and adaptable style.
General English (theory and practise)
- Patrick O'Brien :
With a B.A. in Modern Languages and a Certificate
in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, obtained at the University
of Kent, Patrick has more than 20 years experience as a TEFL teacher,
translator and interpreter.
His professional experience is wide and varied.
Patrick has taught at two of the most prominent Universities in
Madrid; starting at Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE where
he remained for five years and is currently lecturing at Complutense
Patrick has designed a range of intensive
training courses for the Spanish Military, the State Security Forces,
private companies and government. He has also worked with the British
Council spending many summers as an English trainer on intensive
Patrick is a firm believer in a learner-centred
approach, with special emphasis on improving students' oral communication
skills. He favours an active, systematic approach to the teaching
of grammar with the introduction of task-based activities when appropriate.
Business English (practise) - David
David has been involved in the world of TEFL
both as a teacher and teacher coordinator for more than 15 years.
He holds a Bachelors degree in English Philology from Complutense
University in Madrid, where he also sat his Doctoral courses in
His thirst for knowledge has led him to attend
a wide variety of teaching courses including: Mixed Ability teaching,
Teaching Techniques and Testing. He was also part of an International
Language Acquisition project sponsored by Complutense University
and the Spanish Ministry of Education. David has lectured on various
matters relating to TEFL, both in Spain (Young Linguists Association,
Annual TESOL Spain Convention) and in the US (International TESOL
David has had several articles published
including: “Production strategies in inter-language development
: Cross-linguistic factors and lexical phrase use in learner output”,
“Patterns of development in inter-language talk”, “Cognitive
devices in the acquisition of existential-presentational constructions
by EFL Spanish speakers” and “Cross-Linguistic Influence
in Language Learning”.
Alter having taught all types of courses
and students, David firmly believes that “student motivation”
is an essential part of the learning process. A successful EFL trainer
should be able to transmit her/his enthusiasm creating a relaxed
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