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About IH Galway

​We have a small but very strong academic team led by experienced Cambridge CELTA and Delta teacher trainers, and most of our teachers are Cambridge Delta (Master’s level) qualified.

As we are a Cambridge CELTA teacher training centre, we train our own teachers. Our teachers are experts in preparing students for IELTS, Cambridge First and Advanced, TIE and OET preparation. We have bi-weekly professional development sessions for our teachers and we also collaborate with teachers and trainers from International House centres around the world in webinars and academic meetings, which help our teachers to become proficient in offering different types of lessons and develop new materials. Our teachers present at International House Education Conferences, which are held regularly.

Connecting the world through language

International House Galway

IH Galway is a boutique language and teacher training centre. It was founded in 2015 by Mary Grennan, and in 2019, International House Bristol and Mobile Testing Solutions became our partners. We are based in Eyre Square in the centre of Galway city in a beautiful 18th Century building.

At IH Galway this is...

Our Mission

Promotion of a family atmosphere and to know our students

Promotion of International House excellence in teaching and teacher training

Realisation of the potential of each student

Mutual respect

Enjoyment & benefit of learning a language – serious fun!

Encouragement of independent learning

Promotion of other cultures through language learning

Maintaining our students at the centre of all that we do

Meet the team

Our teaching team at IH Galway is very well qualified. All our teachers have a Cambridge Assessment English CELTA, the most famous English language teaching qualification, as a minimum requirement, and many also hold the Master’s level Cambridge Assessment English Delta.

Magda Grochola

Centre Director

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Emer O'Callaghan

Academic Director, CELTA Tutor and Teacher of English

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Arlene Hardiman

Quality Assurance Officer and Teacher of English

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Linda Moran

Teacher of English and Social Programme Coordinator

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Jolien Swerts

Teacher of English

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Leah Keane

Teacher of English

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Rupert Locke

Teacher of English

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Gavin Brennan

Teacher of English

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Leonardo Ancebú

Head of Sales and Marketing

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Síomha Mc Garry


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