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!
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!
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.
Ben graduated from Southampton University with a degree in Management, but following a trip around South America, decided to move into teaching English. Initially, this took the form of teaching English as a second language at a boarding school in the south-west of England. However, a summer teaching in Barcelona whilst gaining the Trinity Diploma in 2008 convinced him of the merits of a move overseas.
Finally making the move to Tarragona in September 2012, Ben hopes to improve his Spanish during his time here as well as taking the opportunity to see Barça at Camp Nou.
Kate is from a small county near the capital of Ireland, Dublin. She has always been interested in teaching and is especially passionate about working with children. Kate has a degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a CELTA qualification. For a number of years Kate has taught English at a summer camp here in Catalonia. Her hobbies include running, hiking and reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.