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International House World Organisation

The International House World Organisation (IHWO) is a network of language schools worldwide that are committed to implementing high standards of quality and innovation in education and training. There are currently over 140 schools in more than 40 countries.

Language Instruction

IHWO makes a significant contribution to global communications by teaching English - today's international language - to over 50,000 people worldwide. In addition, many International House schools teach a range of languages in addition to English. They offer a broad spectrum of courses tailored to the needs of both general and business clients.

Teacher Training & Materials

Founded in 1953, with the aim of providing an innovative approach to language teaching, IH has remained at the forefront of development in the field of language teaching and in the training of language teachers:

  • International House developed the first training courses for teachers of English and has continued to innovate both in pre-service training and teacher development. Globally, the language teachers that we train are acknowledged as amongst the most able, creative and authoritative within their profession. Our teacher training programmes are a hallmark of excellence and outstanding professionalism.
  • IH Teacher Training Centres have a special commitment to working with teachers whose first language is not English, creating career opportunities for teachers from different backgrounds and working to improve the quality of language teaching provision in the state system.
  • Many of our teachers have been involved in the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks and have contributed to a wide range of publications in the field of language teaching.

Affiliated Schools

All schools are independently owned and managed, but adhere to the same codes of practice and rigorous inspections to ensure they all offer the same high quality education and customer service around the world.

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