Excellence in teaching and professionalism

Since 1953 International House has been committed to continuing teacher development. We have been at the cutting edge of course design in teacher training programmes and, as a result, our teachers are well known for their creativity and professionalism. All IH Johannesburg teachers have the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) awarded by Cambridge University. Many are also DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) qualified. Most of our teachers have taught overseas and have experience with students from many different cultural backgrounds.


  • Committed, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Highly qualified in English Language Teaching
  • Experienced in teaching in many different parts of the world

Annie da Silva is the Director of Studies and Head of Teacher Training. She is a CELTA trainer, a CELTA Assessor, trains teachers of younger learners, an Aviation English examiner and a Cambridge ESOL examiner. She has been with International House Johannesburg since 1996.  She has also taught in the UK, Portugal and Spain.

Natalija Cameron is the Assistant Director of Studies responsible for Aviation English, the Self Access Centre and Resources. She is also a CELTA teacher trainer and Cambridge ESOL and an Aviation English examiner. She has been working at IH Johannesburg since 2008. Natalija has been teaching since 1998 and has taught in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ethiopia and the Czech Republic. 

Alessia Milanese is a CELTA teacher trainer and language teacher. She completed her DELTA in 2015 and has been doing teacher trainer since. Alessia is also an assessor for Aviation English and for Cambridge ESOL exams. Alessia started teaching at IH in 2010. She’s been involved in language teaching in one form or another since leaving University. 

Jearóid Harris completed his CELTA in October 2011 and began working at IH Language Lab in February 2012. He has an Honours Degree in Dramatic Art from WITS and has worked various jobs including journalist, bureau de change supervisor and barman. Jearóid feels he has found his calling in teaching English as a foreign language and looks forward to a long and fruitful career in the EFL.

David Hawkins completed his CELTA in June 2011. His teaching experience extends from his days at London University and through his commercial career in both England and South Africa. He has been a part-time teacher at the Language Lab since 2012 and really enjoys seeing the progress made by students at IH. 

Fatima Govender has worked at IH Johannesburg since 2008. She started working at IH as an IELTS administrator. She decided to pursue her career in teaching and completed her CELTA in 2010. She taught full time for a few years. She was then offered the Personal Assistant position to the Director and has been assisting him since. She is also a homestay manager.

Matthew Bailey. Hailing from the fair shores of the British Isles, Matthew embarked upon a career in the language of his motherland with exuberance and inspiration. Moving with ease between administrative duties, testing, and the teaching of English, Matthew is equally happy educating his learners in the classroom or hiking in the clean mountain air. He teaches General, Aviation, Academic, and Business English classes.

Anna Keuler completed her CELTA at IH Johannesburg in 2014. She also completed a PGCE through UNISA and holds a BCom Law degree from the University of Pretoria. Anna spent some time teaching English abroad in China and in Taiwan. She loves working at IH Johannesburg and enjoys the challenges of being and ESL teacher. 

Enid Venter has been teaching at IH Johannesburg since 2002. She is a qualified primary school teacher having trained at The Natal Teacher’s Training College. She has successfully completed the 7 modules required for the International Computer Driving Licence. She speaks Afrikaans and Zulu. She teaches General and Business English classes. 

Maloba Mbuya completed his CELTA in January 2013 and began his teaching career at IH Johannesburg in February 2014 after completing his postgraduate studies at WITS. He is currently the Marketing Manager as well as the Centre Exams Manager for the Cambridge ESOL exams at IH Johannesburg.

Fezeka Bambiso has worked at IH Johannesburg since 2013. She does all our housekeeping and assists in reception when necessary. She also assists our students in finding their way around Johannesburg - to find places like banks and doctors.