Meet the team
Director of Studies
Claire has been teaching English since 1992. After working in Japan for two years she moved back to Europe and has taught in Córdoba and Seville in Spain, as well as the UK, Ireland and The Czech Republic. Claire has been involved in teacher training since 2001 and works as a tutor on CELTA, DELTA, IH Young Learner and ELT Management courses. She is also an IH visitor, which gives her the opportunity to carry out inspections of IH schools. She loves the variety of her job, meeting people from all over the world, and the feeling of satisfaction you get on seeing students and teacher trainees making progress and achieving their goals.
Mike qualified to be an English teacher in 1987 in the UK. He started his ELT career in Greece, and then taught in the UK and in Thailand. He went to live and teach in Madrid in 1990 and then to Seville in 1991. He has worked for CLIC International House since. Mike started teacher training as a career in 1996 and has extensive experience as a Cambridge CELTA and DELTA tutor, as well as on our ELT management courses. He is also a Cambridge CELTA Assessor. He loves teacher training as there’s something new every day and always great people to meet.
Ian has been an English teacher since 1988. After qualifying as an EFL teacher in the U.K. he taught English in Milan and then Barcelona. In 1992 he came to Seville to work for CLIC. He became involved in teacher training in 1999 and now has experience training on Cambridge CELTA courses and DELTA courses, and International House Young Learner and Business English courses. He has also trained on courses in the UK and the Middle East.
Ceri has been teaching since 1997. She began her teaching career in Madrid, Spain where she taught a variety of classes including business English, young learners and exam courses. Here she developed an interest in using drama and visuals in the classroom. After doing the DELTA in Madrid she started teacher training, this took her to Prague, the Czech Republic where she was a DOS and teacher trainer. She later moved to Seville to set up and run a training school in 2005 where she remained until joining the CLIC team in 2008. She has also trained and taught in China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, South Africa, Oman, Italy, Venezuela, Portugal, and the UK. Ceri enjoys working as part of a team, meeting new people and keeping in touch with them throughout their careers.
Joanna has been teaching English since 1996. She started her teaching career in Florence, Italy where she taught a range of levels and ages. In Italy she was particularly interested in teaching young learners and developed this whilst she was there. She then did the DELTA course in London, where she worked in Oxford House College. Joanna then moved to Mexico where she became an ADOS at a small, privately owned language school. In Mexico, Joanna was responsible for teacher training sessions and designed an intensive curriculum for the summer school courses. Joanna now lives in Seville and works full time on the CELTA, Young Learner and Business courses run here at CLIC. She thoroughly enjoys her work and loves meeting different people from all over the globe.