The International House World Organisation (IHWO) is one of the largest and oldest groups of language schools in the world. Founded in 1953, we are a global network of over 150 affiliated private language schools in 50 countries, spanning every continent. Our schools teach English and a wide variety of other languages and are all independently owned and run. Quality is at the core of everything we do. Only schools that meet our exceptional quality standards are allowed to use the International House brand. International House pioneered Teacher Training programmes for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and our courses and centres remain some of the most sought after in the industry. International House teachers write the course books. Many of the course books used today by ELT teachers are written by teaching experts trained by International House. These include Headway, Cutting Edge, Language To Go, Natural Grammar and Fountain.