International House RomeInternational House Teacher Training Centre running courses leading to Cambridge ESOL qualifications CELTA, CELTYL and DELTA. Every year International House prepares more candidates worldwide than any other organisation for Cambridge ESOL Certificate (CELTA) and Diploma (DELTA) in English Language Teaching to Adults and the Young Learner Extension Certificate (CELTYL).
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.
The Teacher Training Department at International House in Rome started more than thirty years ago to cater mainly to the needs of the local International House Schools. It expanded, however, to become the largest in Italy, in response to the growing demand for training courses in both State schools and private institutions. In 1997 the Department was one of the first in the world authorised by University of Cambridge ESOL to pilot their new Extension Course for Teachers of Young Learners.
All the Teacher Trainers at our centre have a wide range of teaching and training experience, both in Italy and abroad, and are actively engaged in day-to-day English language teaching. Many of the Trainers are also Cambridge ESOL examiners and assessors. Our current training team includes trainers from Britain, Ireland and Australia as well as guest trainers who come from experienced training centres abroad. Our permanent Teacher Training Team at the moment are: Margaret Horrigan (Head of Teacher Training), Norman Cain, Elizabeth Duncan, Becky Haag, Ian Nuttall, Deborah Whitworth