Quality and Experience
ISE Trainers are selected for their professional standards and wealth of experience. Typically an ISE CELTA course will have one main tutor, one supporting tutor for the duration of the programme. What sets ISE apart from other institutions is a pool of specialist visitng tutors, invited to give input on particular pedagogical issues.
Meet some ISE trainers...
Christine-Reba Edge, Academic Director & Work Placement Coordinator.
CELTA & CELTYL Assessor; MA (ACCE); B Ed (Hons); Dip TESOL; COLT
Christine-Reba Edge: Academic Director: CELTA & CELTYL Assessor
Christine has been Academic Director of ISE for over 10 years. Previously she ran teacher training and ESOL courses as Head of Department at Westminster College, London. Christine is an UCLES Assessor for CELTA and CELTYL programmes, she regularly assesses teacher training courses both in the UK and overseas. Most recently she completed the inaugural CELTYL programme in Wuhan, China at New Oriental School.
Sandie Hampton: CELTA Trainer
Sandie is a professional trainer with a wide range of experience delivering EFL and ESOL provision and conducting spoken examinations. Since 1989 she has worked as a CELTA trainer in England at ISE (in Hove and Brighton) and Sussex University. She has also worked extensively abroad as a trainer at Cultura Inglese in Brazil.
Elena Pushkareva: CELTA Trainer and Director of Studies
Elena specialises in teaching English to basic literacy learners and is leading a 'complete beginner' class, working on letter shape formation, word shape recognition and reading/writing literacy. She is a CELTA teacher trainer and delivers various input sessions as well as using IWBs and QR codes for interactive lessons in the context of blended learning.
All trainers must meet strict criteria in order to be accepted as University of Cambridge ESOL Trainers. Assessor status is only conferred to trainers with sufficient experience and academic background to assess and moderate University of Cambridge ESOL Courses all over the world.