Our teacher trainers and collaborators

Michael Brand

Michael Brand is a Teacher Trainer for Pearson. Having taught in England and Spain, he has experience in the public, private and state-assisted sectors and has taught young learners, teens and adults. He now spends his time training teachers and his interests include collaborative learning and the creative use of video. He is a teacher on the Live Classes project, teaching online classes to groups of teens all over the world.
Outside of ELT, Michael enjoys sport in the fresh air and Spanish gastronomy, often the latter as a reward for the former.

When I’m not teaching or training I can be found on my bike, travelling to the four corners of the peninsula and indeed the globe, or eating a well-earned chuletón de Ávila to get my strength back.

Anita DerecskeiAnita Derecskei is a teacher trainer, English teacher and materials writer who has been involved in English teaching for over 10 years. She has worked with adults, teens, kids, business people and university students in Hungary, the UK and Spain. She is passionate about teacher training, she has worked as a CELTA trainer for 5 years and really enjoys mentoring novice and more experienced teachers, too.

She has delivers teacher training sessions for Pearson and blog on the ELTlearningjourneys blog too.
Anita is a self-proclaimed geek who really enjoys using and learning about new technology, be it teaching tools, websites or applications.
When she is not working, she can be found on one of Barcelona’s dog playgrounds with her schnauzer or playing beach volleyball  – with mixed success but lots of enthusiasm!

Elizabeth BeerElizabeth Beer has been teaching for many years in various places such as Vietnam, Hong Kong and Spain. She’s a Teacher Trainer, Cambridge Examiner and a Blog Post Writer. She’s also very proud to be a teacher on the award-winning Pearson & BBC Live Classes Project. She enjoys creating her own materials and lessons and has a particular interest in pronunciation, literacy and speaking skills in class. When not in the classroom, Elizabeth can be found in the theatre, either on stage performing or in the audience, and hiking in the mountains with her dog.

Harry WaltersHarry Waters has been involved in English teaching for over 14 years. He works with Pearson and BBC as a trainer for the ELTon award winning Live Classes project and as the Learning guide for Speak Out for Sustainability. His passion for teaching and obsession with sustainability led him to create Renewable English an online English course, providing free classes and materials aimed at raising climate change awareness across the globe. Harry is also a passionate teacher trainer. He describes himself as an imperfect environmentalist with a love of flags and funky second-hand shirts.

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