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 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.
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.
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.
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.
My name is Katherine Chaplin. I am 27 years old and I am from a small village called Sant Llorenç Savall. I am trilingual in English, Catalan, Spanish. I also have an advanced level in Italian. My family is English but me and my sisters were all born and raised in Spain.
I am a CELTA qualified English Teacher and this is my first year at IH. I have had the privilege to work in several different countries around the world through work and Athletics. Whilst travelling I completed 8 full Marathons (Madrid, Florence, Sydney, Queenstown, London, 1MMC, Barcelona and New York). I´m a big sport enthusiast and love the Marathon and Long Distance Triathlon.
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.
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.
Michaela is from a coastal town in the south of England called Bournemouth. She has been teaching English since 2012. She has the CELTA as well as other certificates in teaching young learners and business English. She has taught English to all ages and levels, and has worked in the UK, Vietnam, South Korea, and Ecuador.
She enjoys photography, travelling, and sport, including Crossfit, running and swimming.
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.
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.