Meet the Tutors

Leona Máslová, MA

Head of Teacher Training Centre
CELTA course director & DELTA tutor

I have been involved in teaching and teacher training since 1995, in Hungary, Russia, South Africa and the Czech Republic. At Akcent IH Prague I oversee the Teacher Training Department and work on CELTA, DELTA and TKT courses. I am a CELTA assessor, which means I also get to travel a fair amount and see other CELTA centres in the region. My main free time activity is being a mum, but I also like reading, watching films, skiing and playing badminton.

Cathy Bowden, MA

DELTA course director, CELTA and IH BET1 tutor
I have taught in Vilnius in Lithuania, Brno and Prague in the Czech Republic for more years than I care to remember. I teach on the CELTA and Delta courses as well as still keeping my hand in with teaching English directly. I came to AKCENT IH Prague in order to do the Delta course and have stayed thanks partly thanks to the opportunities offered here to develop in new ways. Also Prague is a very pleasant place to live! I enjoy going to the theatre and cinema, sampling Czech beer in cozy pubs and am an avid fan of The Archers.


Mgr. Alžběta Polišenská

I have taught English since 1993. I received Trinity Licentiate Diploma in ELT in 1998 and I have been involved in teacher training since 2001. I’m based in Brno and work on CELTA courses in Brno and Prague. If I’m not travelling between these two places, I like hiking, photography, listening to music or sometimes just staying in and reading.

Jaime Lilley, BA

I moved to Prague from Los Angeles in 2005, and have been teaching ever since. I did both my CELTA and DELTA at Akcent, and I’ve been a CELTA tutor since 2009, and a DELTA tutor since 2012. Nowadays, I split my time between teaching and training, and it’s the most enjoyable work I’ve ever had: I’m always learning and experimenting, and no two days are ever the same, but the best thing about it is the relationships with students and trainees. I really can honestly say that I love doing my job. In my free time, I’m an avid reader and writer, and I enjoy photography, traveling, yoga and spending time with my husband and son.

Kieran Joyce

Teacher Trainer

Hi! I’m Kieran and I’m from Newcastle. I’ve been a teacher for about 20 years and have taught in South America, Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. I’ve been tutoring on CELTA courses in various countries since 2007, involved in DELTA since 2017, and I’m thrilled to be working with the IH Prague Teacher Training Department. I arrived in Prague in September 2020 and hope to be able to stay here for a while. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym, watching films and photography.