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International House - Ellesmere

International House - Ellesmere

Address: IH Ellesmere at Ellesmere College Shropshire, SY12 9AB

City: Ellesmere

Country: UK


About The Institute

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 52 countries, spanning every continent.

  • Our schools teach English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Arabic 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 with training for other languages too.
  • 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.

About The City

Ellesmere is a market town near Oswestry in north Shropshire, England, notable for its proximity to a number of prominent lakes known as the Meres.Ellesmere has always been an important settlement ever since those clever ancient Britons found that the magnificent glacial Mere was an ideal place for some genuine rest and relaxation. You know the sort of thing - a spot of fishing, gentle boating and gazing at the views and wildlife. Ellesmere still draws people in today for exactly the same reasons, although there's much more to do today than simply standing and staring at the Mere, spectacular though it is; For a start there are formal gardens and woodland walks with art and sculpture trails to take in and there's the motte and bailey of the castle grounds - good place for a picnic and what's more you can buy all you need to eat from any one of the delicatessens in the town.

The wildlife and Heron Watch has always been synonymous with Ellesmere so you can get back to nature from the comfort of the indoor viewing area. However it's hard to imagine that this pretty little market town in the heart of the Shropshire countryside was actually the catalyst for one of the greatest canal networks in the country and subsequent feats of breathtaking engineering that challenged the great Thomas Telford but it's true. The town even gave its name (very generously) to Ellesmere Port to confirm the fact - more of this later on.

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