Apart from ‘big names’ like Jeremy Harmer, Adrian Underhill and Martin Parrott, I was also drawn to this conference because it was held in London and also because it was the final event of 2013 which celebrated the 60th anniversary of International House World Organization. It was a great experience to listen to the speakers share some not strictly professional but rather anecdotal bits and pieces from their careers shared with IH schools and with the founders, John and Brita Haycraft. As I was listening to the final talk, given by Brita, I felt grateful for being part of this worldwide organization. And actually for me this began when I was a seventh grader in elementary school. That was my first time at IH Budapest, as a student of English. Then I went on to two exam preparation courses and passed two Euro exams one after the other. After that I applied for the CELTA course, and this summer I completed DELTA modules 1&2 and I am currently teaching at IH Budapest. This school has played a huge role in my life and I am very happy that I got my teaching qualifications from this organization. And to hear that the methodology of the Teacher Training Center hasn’t changed a bit since the beginning shows how innovative and groundbreaking it was for the very first time.
International House London at Stukeley St.
Adrian Underhill singing the International House Blues
Martin Parrott sharing 5 lessons learned from John Haycraft
and Brita Haycraft, the co-founder of IH Cordoba