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IH Tarragona: our English teachers

JezJez Uden

Jez is from the city of Lincoln in England and is the Director of IH Tarragona.

He has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and manager in Italy, Australia, Qatar, Vietnam and the UK. He has been involved in teacher development projects with the British Council and has delivered educational seminars for some of the major publishers worldwide. He has an MA in English Language Teaching as well as the Cambridge DELTA and has also published research in the field of Second Language Reading. He has written graded readers for young learners and is currently a reviewer for Reading in a Foreign Language Journal.

His hobbies include hiking, cooking, and music and he always has a good book on the go!

Ben Horbury

BenBen has recently become the Assistant Director of Studies at IH Tarragona after five years there teaching a wide range of ages and levels.

He began teaching back in the UK, spending seven years at a boarding school while completing both the Trinity Diploma in TEFL and an MEd in TESOL. Recent experiences have included teaching on pre-sessional courses at the University of East Anglia, examining for Cambridge and becoming a teacher trainer on CELTA courses.

In his free time he enjoys playing sport, improving his Spanish and exploring Catalunya.

CharliCarole Morrison

Carole originates from a small town in Lancashire in the north west of England called Ramsbottom. However, she has spent most of her life living near Bournemouth in the south of England, where her three children were born and which she considers to be "home".

Carole studied Education at Southampton and Bournemouth Universities, attaining a first class honours degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She has taught in English mainstream schools in the south of England; teaching all subjects to children in the age range 4-13 years.

After attaining the Trinity CertTESOL, Carole moved to Tarragona in 2015 with her partner and two dogs and has since adopted another dog from the local Protectora in Torredembarra. She is interested in animal rights, enjoys walking and running with her dogs, cycling, playing tennis and is learning to play golf. She enjoys travelling and in particular visiting family in Australia.

CharliCharli Brzeski

Charli recently arrived in Tarragona after studying for her CELTA in Barcelona.  Before training as a teacher she studied History and Spanish in Glasgow and worked on a nature and heritage reserve in Iceland.

Her personal interests include dancing, rugby and exploring Spain on her bike!

 

 

ElaineElaine Alexander

Elaine is from a small coastal town in the south west of Scotland. After working in the Greek Islands for six years as a tourist guide she studied Humanities and Spanish at university in London.

She has been an English teacher since 1992 and has worked in Soria, Girona, Reus and San Sebastian teaching students of all ages and levels.

She loves reading, animals, listening to music and long walks on the beach.

TonyTony Hurford

Tony grew up on a farm in the south-west of England and in addition to teaching he has worked in agriculture, forestry and construction.

He is married and lived in Canada for 10 years, where his two children were born. He studied modern languages at Exeter University and has taught English in the UK, where he obtained his Cambridge CELTA teaching qualification.

He has been with International House Tarragona since 2008 and his hobbies included cycling and reading. He has travelled extensively, most notably in Latin America.

JoeJoe Wilsdon

Joe is from a seaside town in southern England, so Tarragona is like home but with nicer weather. He studied literature at University, but even before he had graduated he was teaching for the first time, in China, aged just 22.

Thirteen years later, he has gained a wide range of teaching experience. He has taught all age ranges and met students from many different cultures, including Saudi Arabia, Japan and Colombia. But what he especially remembers is teaching classes with 80 students in Eritrea! Having worked at International House Tarragona previously, Joe is very happy to be back.

BeckyBecky Webb

Becky grew up in a spa town in Warwickshire, England. Before she became a teacher she worked in the customer service industry for 12 years. She is CELTA qualified and later gained an extension International House Certificate specialising in teaching Young Learners and Teens.

She has worked in Spain for three years, but spends her summers teaching English at summer camps in England. She enjoys the Spanish lifestyle. Her spark for travelling began at the age of 18, after going on a group expedition to Tanzania for a month. She also enjoys photography and film music.

LukeLuke Wyles

Luke was born in London and has always had a passion for languages and travel. With a degree in English and a CELTA teaching qualification he has combined the two and taught in China, Scotland and in different places around Spain.

He enjoys speaking Spanish, playing the guitar and going to the gym.

 

 

KimmiKimmi Chatrath

Kimmi és de l'est de Londres. Va estudiar filologia hispànica i portuguesa a Birmingham. Va vindre a Tarragona per treballar a l’IH com a professora. Ara treballa d’administrativa. També es dedica a informar els clients sobre els viatges d’estudi i a organitzar les sortides a l’estranger en grup.

D’aquí poc serà Team Leader del departament d’exàmens oficials de Cambridge ja que fa molts anys que treballa com a examinadora.

Li agrada els gats, viatjar i la música dels 80.

Our teachers

All the teachers at IH Tarragona have a postgraduate qualification specifically tailored towards teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Many of our Younger Learner teachers have taught in the primary and secondary education system in Britain.

International House, as an organisation, has always been concerned with the continuing professional development of its teaching staff.

This is one of the reasons why the International House World Organisation continues to enjoy such a level of prestige and professional recognition in the world of English Language Teaching.