International House welcomes new schools

September 26, 2013

The International House World Organisation (IHWO) has welcomed schools in Stavropol, Russia, and Zurich-Baden, Switzerland, into its global network, bringing the total number of members to 156.


Staff at IH Stavropol, Russia.

Established in 1988, IH Zurich-Baden, focuses on language tuition for adults and companies. A team of 70 highly qualified language teachers provides lessons in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swiss German, Russian, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese. Courses in Business English and Business French and teacher training workshops, including Celta and Delta, are also offered.

“The beautiful town of Baden is a melting pot for business, culture and wellness. Thermal baths, parks, woodlands, the River Limmat and a charming old town add to the town’s attraction,” said IH in a statement. “Large scale global companies and a dedicated business development organisation highlight the importance of entrepreneurship. This professional environment attracts highly qualified employees from around the world.”

IH Stavropol, previously part of English First, becomes the first IH centre in southern Russia, and the third in the country as a whole. The school has welcomed more than 6,000 students since 2003. “They have 23 spacious, ultramodern classrooms equipped with computers, interactive boards and Wi-Fi and welcome students aged from four-to-74,” said IH.

From October the school will be adding Spanish classes, with German and Czech language courses due to further bolster the portfolio in January.

The two schools add to the previously reported announcement of IH Manchester joining IHWO, having formerly been a member of the inlingua group.

Lucy Horsefield, Chief Operating Officer of IHWO, said, “We are very happy to be welcoming these quite different schools to our network. It reflects very well on the International House brand that good quality schools are choosing to leave other groups and join us.”

She added, “We strive to provide our members with all the benefits of a group at the same time as allowing room for individuality. At the end of the day, what unites our members is a commitment to quality and excellence in language training and our newest members have shown that they share these values.”

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