International Training is a recent affiliate of the International House World Organisation and our courses complement the range of services already offered by the other existing International House Schools in Buenos Aires.
Principally we are a centre for high quality teacher training although a wide selection of different courses is available to existing and would be teachers of both English and Spanish. Our four-week intensive CELTA and IHC Spanish courses have acquired an excellent reputation but we also offer shorter, specific courses and workshops tailored to individual teachers’ needs.
In addition, we also offer general English and examination preparation classes in a variety of different contexts, for example Cambridge Proficiency in English and IELTS. Our dedicated team of highly qualified staff who have many years of experience with the International House World organization allows us more flexibility in the design and range of courses offered.
International House has been established in Argentina since the 1970s and has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious private language institutes in the city of Buenos Aires. The quality of our staff and our in-service teacher development programme is second to none and our reputation for high quality English language instruction is unrivalled.
One of the aims of the International World Organisation has always been to promote the development of high-quality English language instruction throughout the world and International Training has been established specifically to meet this need in Argentina.
Bruce Thompson is the Director of International House Belgrano and of International Training, the new IH teacher-training centre in the city of Buenos Aires. Originally from Britain, he has lived and worked in Argentina for the last twenty years.
Bruce holds a BA in English and American Literature from the University of Kent, Canterbury; the Cambridge RSA DTEFLA; and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bath. He teaches post-proficiency literature classes at IH Belgrano and is a frequent presenter at conferences and exhibitions.
After a previous career in financial marketing, Kate began her English teaching career with International House in Poland, where she worked for two years before moving to Buenos Aires in 1995. She worked as Assistant Director of Studies and Director of Studies at International House Belgrano before becoming a CELTA tutor and CELTA Assessor. She currently co-ordinates CELTA, and other teacher training and English language courses for International Training.
Kate holds a BA in Humanities and the Cambridge RSA DTEFLA. She has written teaching resources and training sessions for IHWO; is a qualified tutor for the International House Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners; a Cambridge oral and IELTS examiner and a regular speaker at local EFL conferences.
After working temporarily in a record shop in London, Neil started teaching English in Prague in 1997. After four years he moved to International House Buenos Aires, teaching at IH Recoleta for two years before moving across to IH Belgrano as the ADoS. He was Director of Studies at the school for four and a half years but now works as a full-time teacher trainer on Celta and Delta courses for International Training.
Neil is also the IHWO Academic Coordinator for Resources and DoS Support, which means he is responsible for developing and editing resources and materials for schools across the International House affiliate network. In addition, Neil is a qualified tutor for the IHWO Online Teacher Training Institute, and regularly works on a variety of courses including Advanced Methodology and Teaching Younger Learners. He also regularly presents workshops at international conferences both face to face and online.
Fran has lived permanently in Buenos Aires since 1982. After working for many years at International House Recoleta as DoS, ADoS and Coordinator for kids’ classes, she now works for International Training as a CELTA tutor and general English teacher.
Fran has a degree in English and French from Cardiff University and acquired the Cambridge RSA DTEFLA at IH London in 1985. She is a qualified tutor for the International House Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners and has extensive experience as a Cambridge Team Leader and IELTS examiner. She has also written teaching resources for Macmillan Publishers S.A.
After studying Linguistics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Hernán moved to London in 1991 and became an IH language instructor after finishing the IH Certificate in Teaching Spanish. He was responsible for setting up the Spanish Department in IH Buenos Aires in 1994 and is now Head of the Spanish Department for International Training, co-ordinating our regular Spanish and teacher training courses and workshops.
Hernán also holds a Diploma in ELSE (Spanish as a Foreign or Second Language) from UBA, a Masters degree in Education (Modern Languages) from King´s college London and has been a qualified teacher trainer for the IHC in Spanish since 1999, developing and delivering teacher training programmes in more than 20 schools in Argentina, Brazil, and Europe. He also worked at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences where he lectured in Spanish and Latin-American Current affairs & Culture.
As Global Coordinator for the International House World Organisation he is responsible for developing materials and courses for the whole network and has published several teaching articles and games as well as being the author of the audiovisual Spanish self-study method "Bueno, entonces…" specifically designed for the iPhone.