International House World Organisation and Trinity College London sign relationship agreement
8 June 2016
Trinity College London and International House (IH) will be working closely together to enable more of IH’s high quality schools to become Trinity exam centres. Examinations have a key role to play in language learning and this development will ensure IH students have access to a variety of excellent exam options. Trinity’s range of exams including English language, drama and music will provide IH students with the opportunity to measure their academic progress and reach their goals.
Lucy Horsefield, COO of IHWO said, ‘We are always seeking to work with like-minded organisations to achieve excellence in language training. Assessment is an essential part of our schools’ offer. Since International House and Trinity share the same goal of supporting student progress and achievement we are delighted to move forward in our relationship with Trinity in this way.’
Andrew Freeman, Director Europe of Trinity said, ‘As an international exam board, we are delighted that students at IH schools will now be able to access Trinity qualifications which are designed to support the development of real-world English language and communication skills for study and employment.’
About International House World Organisation (IHWO)
International House is one of the largest and oldest groups of language schools in the world, founded in 1953 when the first school was opened by John and Brita Haycraft in Cordoba, Spain. International House pioneered qualifications in teacher training and today’s CELTA is based on the original International House Certificate in Teaching English.
The International House World Organisation (IHWO) was formed in 2003 to manage and support the global network of IH schools. There are currently 160 affiliated private language schools in 52 countries, spanning every continent. Although many of schools teach English there are a total of 33 different languages taught across the network.
Every year, International House schools teach over 202,000 students and in 2015 around 140,000 students took an external language exam through an IH school.
For more information see http://ihworld.com
Trinity College London is an international exam board with a rich heritage of academic rigour and a positive, supportive approach to assessment. We provide recognised and respected qualifications across a unique spectrum of communicative skills — from music, drama and arts activities to English language — at all levels.
Trinity exams and assessments are specifically designed to help students progress. They inspire learners and mark their achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence. We also encourage candidates to bring their own choices and interests into our exams — this motivates students and makes the assessment more relevant and enjoyable.
At the heart of Trinity’s work is the support we provide for teachers, both in terms of specific support for teachers preparing candidates for our exams, and more general teacher development. Our work with teachers is supported by a growing international network of relationships with key education institutions. This ensures that our teachers have access to the best professional development available.