All of our passionate and dedicated teachers hold internationally recognised formal qualifications and have significant experience in teaching English at a professional level.

Our minimum requirements for teachers are:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • A certificate level qualification in teaching English as a foreign language such as Cambridge University CELTA or Trinity College London CertTESOL
  • Teaching experience since gaining their qualification
  • High proficiency in the use of the English language

Meet some of our teachers

Donald Moore, Teacher

Donald Moore


I am from Jamaica, but I have been living in Colombia for over 10  years.  I am a teacher of English/Teacher Trainer and have worked on different ELT projects designing a number of specialist courses.  Most of teaching experience  has been acquired here at the British Council, Colombia.  My qualifications include a BA in Finance, CELTA, DELTA and TYLEC.   I am  an examiner for the Cambridge Exams, IELTS, EALTS. For me, Colombia is a great place to live!

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Izaak Jones

Adult Programmes Manager

I’m from Scotland, that’s where I got my master’s degree in Political Science.  I started teaching English in 2008 when I lived in Vietnam.  In 2011 I moved to Colombia to work with the British Council.  I have the CELTA and DELTA, I am an IELTS examiner, and I have worked in many different roles teaching English in all sorts of contexts: general English, business English, science, basketball, and even maths.  I love sports, food and learning languages!

Joel Kellogg, Profesor

Joel Kellogg


My name’s Joel David Kellogg from the capital city of Ohio, Columbus. I have been living in Bogota for the last 21 years where I have been teaching roughly the same amount of time. Of the 21 years, 14 years have been spent here at the British Council. Before my arrival I had taken the CELTA course and got a full time contract in the  year 2001. I really like Colombia for its beautiful scenery and biodiversity. There are several beautiful places to visit and see.