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Our trainers

Our passionate and committed trainers will be there to guide you through the course and help you reach your full potential as an English Language Teacher. Stafford House Teacher Trainers are dynamic and passionate about helping our trainees become successful teachers whether locally or abroad.


Chiara Farina-Ibbs

Teacher Trainer




Chiara has worked in teaching for nearly 20 years. She has taught at all ages and levels in South America and Europe, and has been a teacher trainer since 2001, at both CELTA and DELTA level. She has been a Director of Studies and is also a Trinity GESE and ISE examiner. Chiara has a MA in Applied Linguistics, is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and also speaks Portuguese. She has put all of this knowledge and experience together with that of our exceptional trainers into the development of the Stafford House CELTA course.


Tim Dalrymple

Teacher Trainer




Tim has been working in ELT for over 30 years. He is an energetic and engaging CELTA trainer with twenty years’ experience of designing and delivering courses. He has successfully trained up numerous Diploma-qualified teachers to become CELTA trainers and has led hundreds of trainees through courses to become qualified EFL teachers.

Stafford House teacher testimonials

Tom Bradley

I did my CELTA in Poland and stayed because I liked both the country and the girl I had met the week before. I began teaching kids, which was really rewarding and great fun. I became more content and confident, due to finding a career and lifestyle that really suited me. After getting my DELTA a few years later (and marrying the girl), I returned home to work as a teacher trainer and course designer, before becoming an Assistant Director of Studies.

Tom Bradley

Florence Coquery

After many years of working in Business and Finance, I needed a career change. I started a CELTA course, and four intense weeks later, I was qualified to teach EFL. I got work immediately, teaching students from all over the world in the heart of London. My qualms about not being a native English speaker soon disappeared and it has been a truly enriching experience. After 2.5 years I took the DELTA and there is now no looking back. I can honestly say that I love the job.

Florence Coquery

Nicolo Arcadipane

My CELTA was a life-enhancing experience. It has taken me to white ski slopes on the Alps teaching ski-instructors, to pristine woodland lake villages in the Slovak Republic working with peace-keepers, and to Australia tutoring naval cadets. It has given me the opportunity to start meaningful life-long friendships with people from diverse backgrounds and heritages, from Italian premier league managers, to pregnant Spanish mothers. Above all, it has made my stress-free, rewarding life so much fun both in the classroom and out.

Nicolo Arcadipane

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