In line with the goals and the charter of the International House World Organisation (IHWO) we pay full attention to developing our team of teachers, and for this purpose we have a comprehensive Teacher Development Programme.
Professional development systemThe programme is designed by our academic management team, who carry out regular observations of the teachers and organize training for them on a regular basis. Apart from the organized meetings, the academic management provides the teachers with everyday assistance in lesson planning and methodology as well as other problems they may come across in the classes.
WorkshopsThe workshops vary in terms of style and form; they may be practical or methodological.
Peer ObservationInspiration can also be drawn from other colleagues´ lessons, and it certainly applies to both beginners and experienced teachers. It is an informal observation, which is meant to enable a swap of ideas. A short discussion afterwards supporting an exchange of experience may be useful for both of the involved.
Formal ObservationThe competences of the academic management include formal quality control, which is done by conducting formal observations. The main goal of the observations is to help our teachers develop professionally, by giving feedback on their teaching as well as by identifying suitable training.
Staff MeetingsOnce a month our team meets up and is informed about forthcoming projects and school activities. The goal is to create space for exchanging information, opinions and experience.
Further certificates in methodologyOur teachers broaden their experience by gaining further certificates in methodology, which include:
- CAM (Certificate in Advanced Methodology)
- IHBET 1 (Business English Teaching)
- IH121 (One to One Teaching)
- IHCOLT (Certificate in Online Tutoring)
- LAC (Language Awareness Course)
- IHCYL (Certificate in Teaching Young Learners)