International Certificates IHWO

IHCTL Certificate

International House Certificate in Teaching Languages

Course dates:

  • Part-time – Jan 27 – Apr 21, 2017 (Fridays:17.00 – 20.00, Saturdays – 9.00 – 17.00)
  • Intensive – *NEW!!!Intensive face-to-face IHCTL course– June 5 – June 30, 2017
  • Part-time 29/09-23/12/17 (Friday 17:00-20:00; Saturday 9:00-17:30)

What is IHCTL?

IHCTLIHWO (London) – 1 month course (120 hours) with job pausing and without it (13 weeks on Fridays and Saturdays), is aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language without sufficient experience, the teaching certificate is recognized by educational organizations worldwide.

  • IHCTL offers a method of speech analysis to teach English effectively at all levels;
  • teaches the principles of communicative methodology;
  • offers practical skills of teaching language for adults;
  • enables the use of new experience in practice;
  • adds confidence in the use and teaching of English;

For whom is this course?

  • For teachers without sufficient teaching experience.
  • For experienced teachers without sufficient theoretical training.

Course Content

  • Methods of teaching: speaking, listening, reading and writing;
  • Grammar, vocabulary and phonological analysis of the material that is taught;
  • Presentation and consolidationo of the material at different levels;
  • Planning;
  • Classroom management;
  • Teaching in different contexts (for children and adolescents, teaching business English and 1×1);

Certificate IHWO (London).(Equivalent to CELTA Certificate).
The course is held on condion of a completed group.
Course fee: 15 600 UAH. (Not including certificates)

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Comparing IHCTL and CELTA Certificate Courses

Total contact hours Min. 120 Min. 120
Input sessions hours 60 60
Assessed teaching practice, min. 6 6
Levels of students for teaching practice 2 different required 2 different required
Observations of experienced teachers (hrs) min. 4 min. 6
External assessor No, but random electronic portfolios are sent to London for assessment Yes
Ratio trainer/participants 1 trainer to 6 trainees 2 trainers to 6-12 candidates
Emphasis on com. Methodology Yes Yes
All 4 skills are addressed Yes Yes
Main teaching techniques are addressed (clear instructions, error correction, checking understanding) Yes Yes
Emphasis on Language Analysis Yes Yes
Emphasis on different teaching approaches (Task Based Learning, Text Based Presentations, Guided Discovery) Yes Yes
Number of written assignments 3 4
Pre-course tasks Yes Yes
Pre-course interview Yes Yes
Minimal required language proficiency for trainees C1 – C2 C1 – C2
Final grades Fail/Pass/Distinction Fail/Pass/Pass B/Pass A
Certificate IHWO, London Cambridge English

Certificate BET-1 The International House Business English Teaching Level 1 ( BET-1)

Who is it for?

  • Qualified teachers with little or no experience of teaching business English
  • General English teachers wanting to diversify into business English
  • Newly qualified teachers wanting to expand their teaching experience


  • To give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to start teaching business English.


The IH BET course is run completely online and contains 30 modules divided into 3 strands: basic business awareness, professional skills and methodology and materials:

Basic Business Awareness Professional skills Methodology and materials
Course introduction Strand introduction Learner-centred approaches
Business speaking skills Needs analysis Approaches to classroom practice
Business writing skills Syllabus design The lexical approach
Corporate structure Principles of lesson planning Practising speaking skills
Marketing “The client approach” to teaching executives Practising writing skills
Sales Conducting feedback Using authentic materials
Accountancy Adapting published materials
Banking Adapting materials from video and radio
Markets The numerical-graphical approach
Human Resources Management 1 Business games
Human Resources Management 2 Creating your own materials
Product Development and production

Structure & Assessment

There is no assessed teaching in this course. Candidates submit a post-course reflective assignment and a portfolio of seven tasks taken from the homework set in Strands 2 and 3 of the course. The final portfolio is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. The course is run by qualified and experienced Business English teachers who hold an online tutoring qualification. The grading of the course is Pass or Fail.

Time Commitment

This is a 50-hour course if taken face to face. On average participants spend a minimum of 7 hours per week online and doing tasks.

Details here

IHCYLT – International House Certificate for Younger Learners

Aims of the course

The main aim of this course is to prepare teachers for working with Young Learners. Usually, these teachers will already have had some form of pre-service training in the teaching of ELT to adults (e.g. IHC/CELTA) but some may not have had previous experience of teaching Young Learners. In addition, the International House World Organisation (IHWO) hopes to contribute to the improvement of the overall quality of teaching Young Learners in all affiliated schools.

General guidelines

The course consists of the following:

  • Input sessions — 30 hours
  • Teaching practice
    Each participant is observed teaching Young Learner classes by an approved Tutor for a minimum of 3 hours.
    There will be a minimum of 45 minutes tuition time (pre-lesson guidance and post-lesson feedback) given for each hour of teaching.
  • Observation of Experienced Teachers
    Each participant will need to observe a minimum of 4 hours of experienced teachers teaching Young Learners (at least on 4 different occasions).
  • Tutorials
    Each participant will be given a maximum of two Tutorials (approximately 30 minutes each) — these will involve the discussion of the observation tasks and trainees’ general progression up to that point of the course.
  • Written work
    Each participant will need to complete two written assignments. These will be set and submitted during the course. A third optional assignment will be set during the course but can be submitted up to two years from completion of the course. In addition, there will be homework tasks set after some input sessions.
Age groups
The course is not designed with one particular age group in mind. Input sessions cover the complete range of young learners (from 6 years old to 17 year old). Unless sessions specify the age group they are aimed at, it can be assumed that they lend themselves to most Young Learner groups. Who is it for?
  • Qualified teachers with no prior experience of teaching young learners
  • Qualified teachers who have already taught young learners but would like specific training
  • Input sessions that cover areas such as: Child Development, Clarifying and Practising Language, L1 in the classroom, Teaching Very Young Learners, Teaching Adolescents, Material Design and Selection etc.
  • Teaching practice
  • Lesson planning
  • Tutorials
  • Written assignments and
  • Observation tasks.

The course is taught by qualified, experienced IHWO certified teacher trainers.

Selection of participants

Course participants must:

  • be competent English speakers;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • have had some initial training in ELT (suggested minimum: CELTA or
    equivalent) or alternatively experience of teaching Young Learners;
  • display an interest in the teaching of Young Learners.

IHCYLT Course in 2017:

  • 03.07.17 – 14.07.17
    Intensive course in International House Lviv. Tutor: Olena Lysytsia.
  • 07.08.17 – 18.08.17
    Intensive course in International House Kyiv. Tutors: Olena Lysytsia, Valentyna Hadion.

Fee: 6900 UAH

Certificate price (85 GBP) is not included.


The course was fantastic, I didn’t even think it would be that much fun! Even though those were two very hard weeks, we really enjoyed them. If you’re reading this message and still wondering if you need the course, if you’re still on the fence hop out of it and start getting the maximum of your life. Forthcoming two weeks will be an awesome beginning which will become a measuring point of your future hard-working days and moments of glory! (Igor, Cherkasy)

I would like to thank IH for running the IHCYLT. The course opened my eyes and gave me second chance to improve my teaching with young learners. Within the cource I’ve gained a lot and experienced different approaches during my TPs Personal thanks to our tutors Olena Lysytsia and Victoriia Shelest for their dedication and support during these “easy” two weeks:). They made the course achievable and memorable! Thank you. (Veronika, Zaporizhzhya)

IH VYL – International House Very Young Learners (IH VYL)

The International House Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners (IH VYL) is a worldwide UNIQUE teacher training course and certificate which is designed to prepare Course Participants to teach English as a foreign or an additional language to children between 2 and 7 years old.

The primary objective of the course is to introduce course participants to the principles involved in teaching Very Young Learners (VYLs), to help them consider, evaluate and develop their own teaching skills in this area and to become better aware of a variety of processes and examples of activities and teaching methods which can be used in the classroom.



Selection of Participants: Requirements

  • Participants must have a minimum English language level of C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older and be educated to university entrance level.
  • During the course, participants must have access to a VYL course which they can teach or observe.
  • Participants must display an interest in teaching VYLs and hold a CRB clearance certificate or equivalent, if necessary and in agreement with the laws of the country in which the course is taking place.
  • Participants will already have had some form of pre-service training in the teaching of ELT to adults (e.g. IHCTL/ CELTA) and possibly even the IH CYLT (International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers).

Fee: 3500 UAH (not including certificate fee 85 pounds)

The course is produced and standardised by International House World Organisation (IHWO) and successful participants will be issued with an IHWO certificate.

CAM – Certificate in Advanced Methodology

The International House Certificate in Advanced Methodology (CAM) serves two main audiences. It offers the high level of methodological input which many teachers seek for reasons of personal self-development and many teachers need as preparation for a Diploma level qualification such as the Cambridge DELTA.

Because of the high level of input involved, the course is aimed at teachers with at least one year’s full-time experience (600 clock hours of teaching). The focus of the course is General English to Adults:

  • To develop teachers’ theoretical knowledge of teaching and so make them more informed practitioners.
  • To develop teachers’ practical teaching ability and develop their self-analytical skills to make them more reflective practitioners.
  • To raise teachers’ awareness of what they can expect from a Diploma level course and explicitly prepare them to take one.

More specifically, these aims can be expanded upon as follows:

  • To develop Course Participants (CPs’) ability to identify useful articles, extracts, etc. and to read them critically.
  • To encourage CPs to read key articles, chapters, etc, to lighten the load on a Diploma level course.
  • To encourage in-depth reflection on CPs’ past and current practice.
  • To encourage critical debate on teaching practice among CPs and their peers.
  • To encourage discussion across different teaching contexts.
  • To encourage professionalism in CPs’ approach to their job and personal development.
  • To develop CPs’ ability to analyse language for teaching purposes in increased depth.
  • To widen CPs’ approaches to dealing with authentic and self-made texts.
  • To provide CPs with a historical perspective with regard to teaching approaches.
  • To encourage CPs to experiment with different approaches and reflect on the experience so they will move towards a position of “principled eclecticism”.
  • To encourage teamwork among professional practitioners.

Fee: 6000 UAH

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