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IHCTL – International House Certificate in Teaching Languages

What is IHCTL?

IHCTLIHWO: 1-month full-time intensive course (120 hours) or a 13-week part-time course (Fridays and Saturdays), is designed for teachers of English as a foreign language without sufficient experience. The teaching certificate is recognized by educational organizations worldwide.

Course dates:

  • Full-time:
    Kyiv – 03.06.19 – 28.06.19 (The Course is Full)
    Uzhgorod – 29.07.19 – 23.08.19
    Mon – Fri – 09:30 – 17:30
  • Part-time:
    11.10.19 – 28.12.19
    Fri 17:00-20:00
    Sat 09:30-17:30

Fee – 15 600 UAH
Certificate price (50 GBP) is not included.


1. Download IHCTL Application form (section “Downloads” on the right) >>>

2. Send the completed form to with the topic “IHCTL 2019”

IHCYLT – International House Certificate for Younger Learners

Entry requirements

The International House Certificate in teaching Younger Learners and Teenagers (IH CYLT) is a teacher training course (50 hours) designed to prepare Course Participants (CPs) to teach English as a foreign or an additional language (EFL/EAL) to children between 6 and 16 years old.
The course is produced and standardized by International House World Organization (IHWO) and moderated and assessed by both the IHWO Assessment Unit and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IHCYLT Course in 2019:

  • Full-time:
    08.07.19 – 22.07.19
    Mon-Fri from 9:00 to 17:30

Fee: 9 500 UAH
Certificate price (98 GBP) is not included.

Applicants must:

  • be 18 years or older and be educated to university entrance level;
  • be experienced YL teachers who would like further training, or qualified language teachers who need training in Young Learner education;
  • have a minimum English language level of C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. All of the sessions are presented in English and the written assignments must be written in English;
  • display an interest in teaching YLs and be cleared by the local police officials in agreement with the laws of the country in which the course is taking place;
  • successfully complete the application form and task sheet.

Rather than comparing adult learners to YLs the new IH CYLT looks at how teachers can most efficiently use their classroom time to help YLs acquire English. Therefore, the course is recommended for IHCTL / CELTA qualified teachers as well as teachers with certificates equivalent to IHCTL / CELTA.
Centres may, at their discretion, accept applicants who do not have the qualifications stated above if screening indicates that they would be likely to complete the course successfully.


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 off it and start getting the maximum out of your life. The two weeks will be an awesome beginning whichwill be the beginning of 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 a chance to improve my teaching with young learners. During the course, I gained a lot and experience, and I learned 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

The International House Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners (IH VYL) is a worldwide UNIQUE teacher training course (25 hours) 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.


  • Part-time:
    Upon request


  • Participants must be 18 years or older and be educated to university entrance level;
  • Participants must have a minimum English language level of C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • During the course, participants must have access to a VYL course which they can teach or observe;
  • Display an interest in teaching VYLs and be cleared by the local police officials in agreement with the laws of the country in which the course is taking place;
  • Participantsmust already have had some teacher training — IHCTL / CELTA and possibly IH CYLT (International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers).

Fee: 6 900 UAH
Certificate price (50 GBP) is not included.

The course is produced and standardised by International House World Organisation (IHWO) and successful participants will be issued with an IHWO certificate.
The primary objective of the course is to introduce course participants (CPs) to the principles involved in teaching Very Young Learners (VYLs) and to help CPs consider, evaluate and develop their own teaching skills in this area.
One of the main aims of the course is to present the content of the sessions in a variety of ways, from a variety of perspectives, to meet the demands of the many educational environments across the globe. CPs will be introduced to new and varied activities to teach all language skills. CPs will be able to discuss how the activity could be adapted to suit different ages/developmental needs.
Another objective of the IH VYL is to provide opportunities for course participants to implement and reflect on acquired knowledge from the input sessions. This is achieved by providing opportunities for further development, action research, and self-reflection via portfolio tasks. Tasks are often classroom based and can be done with the CPs own VYL class or by observing another teacher. Portfolio tasks are read and commented on by approved IH VYL tutors.
IH VYL will contribute to the improvement of the overall quality of teaching Very Young Learners in all affiliated schools and in the EFL industry at large.

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

On-line IHWO courses are here.

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

CAM – Certificate in Advanced Methodology

On-line IHWO courses are here.

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 of 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 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 give them that skills necessary to succeed when studying a diploma level course.

More specifically, the course aims to:

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

Fee: 6 000 UAH

Read here for further details.


IHCTL Application form
CAM Application form
IHVYL Application form
MCT Application form