Our Staff at IH Terrassa
English teachers at International House Terrassa
Mike Twort Mike Twort joined IH Terrassa in 1991. He didn't intend staying but after 20 years, he thinks he might stay here a bit longer, or at least until he stops enjoying teaching. He likes FCE classes and teaching adolescent classes who like learning and have a sense of humour. He also does business classes despite having a degree in cinema and theatre and no real knowledge of how the real world functions.
In his spare time he enjoys avoiding things, music, cinema and playing the guitar.
Lucy Buck qualified as a teacher in 1992 and since then has taught a variety of levels including Advanced and Proficiency, as well as Business English. She has experience teaching both children and adults and she is also a Cambridge University Young Learner and First Certificate oral examiner.
Many of her students are doing online courses which she tutors.
Chris Nash has been teaching English for over 22 years, both in Madrid and Terrassa. He has also been a Cambridge University First Certificate examiner and is now a Net Languages online tutor. At present he mainly teaches Business English in companies.
Originally from London he still has strong links with Bristol from his student days. Married with a daughter at secondary school.
Robert Armitage was born in Kent but grew up in Lancashire, England. He taught English in Paris for several years but has now been living in Catalonia for 19 years.
He enjoys playing the guitar, listening to classical music, reading and socializing in his free time.
Valerie Weston - Director of Studies - was born in Nottingham in the English Midlands but has lived in Germany, France and Spain too. She has been teaching English for over 25 years and is now the Director of Studies at IH Terrassa. She has a degree in Education and a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
She has taught classes of all levels and age groups offered at IH Terrassa and, besides teaching, she offers support to teachers and students. She enjoys reading, travelling, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
Matt Winship is from a small resort town South of Buffalo, New York. He came to live in Barcelona in the year 2000 and started working at IH in 2002 where he has been acclaimed as by far the best teacher ever by both fellow teachers and students.
His hobbies are crocodile wrestling, base jumping and inventing absurd comments about himself.
Jackie Emery is from New Zealand. She started teaching in a high school there but she has since been living and working in Terrassa for over 20 years. She has taught English to all ages, from 4 to 82 years old, including oral fluency and company classes.
She is our Team Leader for Cambridge English exams and a speaking examiner for the Young Learner, KET, PET, FCE, CAE and Proficiency exams. She also tutors students doing Net Languages online English courses.
Richard Cowper was born in Australia. He left Sydney in 1980 to see the world. During the following two years he married a Catalan, became a father, settled in Terrassa and started teaching at International House.
He still lives with his wife and younger son, spends his holidays in France, and tries not to waste his free time.