Meet the team​

We have a small but very strong academic team led by experienced Cambridge CELTA and Delta teacher trainers, and most of our teachers are Cambridge Delta (Master’s level) qualified. As we are a Cambridge CELTA teacher training centre, we train our own teachers. Our teachers are experts in preparing students for IELTS, Cambridge First and Advanced, TIE and OET preparation. We have bi-weekly professional development sessions for our teachers and we also collaborate with teachers and trainers from International House centres around the world in webinars and academic meetings, which help our teachers to become proficient in offering different types of lessons and develop new materials. Our teachers present at International House Education Conferences, which are held regularly.

IH Galway is a boutique language and teacher training centre. It was founded in 2015 by Mary Grennan, and in 2019, International House Bristol and Mobile Testing Solutions became our partners. We are based in Eyre Square in the centre of Galway city in a beautiful 18th Century building.

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Our mission

Find the highest quality in lessons and training delivered in a friendly, caring and welcoming centre.

I’m from Dublin, Ireland, and I have a degree in French and Spanish from University College Dublin. I’ve been working in English Language Teaching pretty much since I left university. I initially completed the International House London Certificate in Teaching English and spent many years teaching in Seville, Spain. I then returned to Ireland and I completed the Delta at International House London and then a Master’s in English Language Teaching at Queen’s University, Belfast. I worked as Academic Director of International House Dublin for many years and then set up International House Galway in 2015. I’m a CELTA and Delta Tutor, and a CELTA and Delta Assessor. I’m also a qualified Online Course Tutor. I teach IELTS and OET preparation courses and I’m a trained IELTS Examiner and OET Interlocutor. As quality assurance is such an integral part of what we do at International House Galway, I’m an inspector of language centres for International House World Organisation (IHWO), and Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality Language Services (Eaquals), and I carry out inspections of language and teacher training centres around the world.

Mary Grennan

Director, CELTA and Delta Tutor and Teacher of English

Our team