English Language College
Tel: +44 020 8905 5467
Golders Green College
11 Golders Green Road
London, NW11 8DY
British Council

The only accredited English college in Golders Green.

Staff Profiles

Here are some of the people you will meet while you are at Golders Green College:

David Simons


David is the CEO of Golders Green College. He has been in the business of teaching English for over 20 years and has demonstrated considerable expertise in founding and developing language schools. David is also CEO of Princes College, London and the founder of the Japanese branch of Golders Green College in Fukuoka.

David prides himself on high levels of student satisfaction and flexibility in delivering outstanding results.

Not only is David a keen sailor, he also found time to write a novel. david-book

Principal/Director of Studies
Karen Aldwell

MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Language Studies, BA (Hons) Modern Languages, Trinity Cert.TESOL

Karen started working at Golders Green College in 1999. She is now Principal/Director of Studies and is also involved in the running of the Trinity Cert.TESOL course.

Before working at Golders Green College, Karen worked for Wimbledon School of Art and spent one year teaching in Ecuador.

She enjoys travelling and used to be an extra in films and on television.

Senior Teachers

Teacher Trainer
Viola Szekelyhidi


Viola holds the Cambridge DELTA and the Trinity Cert TESOL. She has been working at Golders Green College as a teacher and trainer since 2004. Viola is one of our senior teachers with extensive experience in EFL and teacher training.

Teacher Trainer
Janice Jablonka

MA in Modern Literatures in English and a BA (Hons) in Humanities and English Literature

Janice holds an MA in Modern Literatures in English and a BA (Hons) in Humanities and English Literature. She has the Cert TESOL and is currently studying for her Cambridge DELTA. Janice has a broad educational background, including working with learners with special educational needs.

Teacher Trainer
Mei Ling Delmonte

Delta (Cambridge), Cert TESOL (Trinity), LL.B. (Hons)

Mei Ling holds the Cambridge Delta and has been teaching the unknown
language component of the teacher training course over the past 4 years. In
her spare time she is a beekeeper and has her hands full managing tens of
thousands of bees. She is also an avid reader, film buff and gardening

EFL Teachers

EFL Teacher
Peter Ayres


Peter has been working at Golders Green College since 2007. He specializes in making his classes highly communicative. He’s positive and supportive, always trying to nurture students to be the best they can be.

Interests include cooking, horticulture, karate, guitar and Buddhism. He also likes chocolate.


Senior Registrar
George Delmonte

I have been working in Golders Green College since 2009 as a registrar. I love working with students and meeting new and interesting people from all over the world. I enjoy playing football and often take some of the students to the park for a match!

Welfare Officer
Hadleigh Delmonte

Registrar/Welfare Officer

Welfare Officer
Helena Ferreira

Registrar/Welfare Officer

Welfare Officer
Mariko Hayashi

Senior Registrar/Welfare Officer