IELTS Examiner

IELTS Examiner

About the Course

IELTS examiners are qualified, experienced English language specialists. The Speaking and Writing Modules of the IELTS test are assessed by certificated examiners. IELTS examiners are required to re-certificate every two years and their performance is closely monitored to ensure global standards are maintained.

It is the responsibility of each IELTS test centre to recruit and train a pool of examiners. Centres recruit on a needs basis and nominate examiners who meet the following requirements:

  • applicants must be native speaker (or a non-native speaker of an overall IELTS Band 9 – with a 9 in both Speaking and Writing modules);
  • applicants must have a relevant TEFL qualification eg CELTS/DELTA;
  • applicants must have at least three years relevant teaching experience; and
  • applicants must have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent).

The applications of the nominated examiners have to be approved by a qualified examiner trainer. After approval the examiner undergoes face-to-face training, conducted by an accredited IELTS trainer and is required to do the certification assessment.


Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Proof of exceptional English ability

The Cambridge English: Proficiency exam uses real-life situations that are especially designed to help you communicate more effectively and learn the language skills you need to function at the very highest levels of professional and academic life.

Real-life language skills

Cambridge English: Proficiency is set at Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). C2 is the level of
English needed to:

  • study demanding subjects at the highest levels, including postgraduate and PhD programmes
  • actively engage in academic life by participating confidently in tutorials and seminars
  • lead on complex and challenging research projects
  • negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings.

It shows that you have mastered English to an exceptional level.

For example, at C2 level you can expect to:

  • understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing
  • understand documents, correspondence and reports, including the finer points of complex pieces of writing
  • advise on or talk about complex or sensitive issues, understanding colloquial references and dealing confidently with hostile questions
  • write on any subject and take full notes of meetings or seminars with good expression and accuracy.

Preparing for Cambridge English: Proficiency will give you these kinds of practical language skills.

Globally accepted

Introduced in 1913, Cambridge English: Proficiency was the world’s first public English examination designed for speakers of other languages at this level. Employers, universities and government departments around the world have trusted and accepted Cambridge English: Proficiency for almost 100 years. Your certificate is proof of your ability to use English with fluency and sophistication at a level approaching that of a native speaker.


Backed by the largest research programme of its kind, Cambridge English exams provide the most reliable reflection of your language skills.


Cambridge English exams cover all major varieties of English and are designed to be fair to users of all nationalities and linguistic backgrounds.

A Cambridge English qualification

Once you have earned a Cambridge English certificate, you hold one of the most valuable English qualifications in the world.

Exam Preparation

Exam Preparation Teacher Training course

About the Course

This course prepares teachers to be better able to teach IELTS and Cambridge exams (TOEFL, YL, PET, KET, FCE) preparation classes.
It includes 30 hours of input, with some basic theoretical information, overview of the exams and practical ideas for teaching.
Participants will be assessed on their attendance, results of a quiz and a course planning assignment. Successful participants
will receive a certificate from InterPress International House.

Course length is 30 hours.


Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults

What is TEFLA

This course is designed for experienced teachers who already have a TESOL certificate and who want specific knowledge about
teaching English to adults. The fact is that adults learn very differently than children.

What you will learn

The TEFLA course covers a lot of ground. It will teach you all about teaching adults generally – why it is different from teaching

TEFLA will show you how to teach the essentials to adults, teaching idioms, expressions and how to use music and art as teaching
aids. It gives you a good understanding of many forms of ESP (English for Special Purposes), TOEFL and TOEIC so you will be
confident in teaching each of these specialized English courses.

It will help you, as an experienced teacher, to learn how to effectively use CALL (Computer-assisted Language Learning) and
WALL (Web-assisted Language Learning) with adults. The course even shows you how to develop your own interactive lessons and
make them available to your students on the Internet.


IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers

Who is it for?

Qualified teachers with no prior experience of teaching young learners

Qualified teachers who have already taught young learners but would like specific training

Course Dates for the IHCYLT


To prepare teachers for the specific challenges of working with young learners and teenagers, through a blend of online learning and face-to-face assessed teaching practise.


50 hours, to include 30 hours of input sessions, 3 hours of teaching practice, lesson planning, 2 written assignments, homework and observation tasks. Sessions cover areas such as: Child Development, Clarifying and Practising Language, L1 in the classroom, Teaching Very Young Learners, Teaching Adolescents, Material Design and Selection. Course length varies according to the Teacher Training Centre.

Structure & Assessment

Two written assignments: one on teaching materials, plus a self-reflection task. Four teaching practice sessions with two different age groups, observed by a tutor with YL experience in an IH school. The course is taught by qualified, experienced YL English teachers. The final portfolio is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit.


270 000 kzt T IH teachers
300 000 kzt non IH teachers


The IHC online

What is the IHC online

The International House Certificate in Teaching Languages (IHCTL) is an initial teacher training certificate designed to prepare candidates for a job or career as a Language Teacher working with students who are learning the target language as a second / third etc., or foreign language.

Course Dates for IHC online course

September 2011 for 16 weeks (exact dates are to be confirmed later)

October 2011 for 16 weeks (exact dates are to be confirmed later)

(inc: 2 week break over Christmas)

The IHC online course aims

The main focus of the course is the planning and execution of lessons, followed by self-evaluation, group discussion, tutor’s oral and written feedback and candidate reflection on the whole process in order to inform future lessons and personal professional development. It is, therefore, experiential learning which is supported by an input programme, the production of written assignments of a practical nature, and the observation of professionals in the field.

The IHC online course content

The IHC online is divided into 14 compulsory modules covering everything from classroom management to motivating students.
There are further optional modules that may be covered towards the end of the course


The course is run partly online and requires regular / daily access to the Internet with a good connection. The face-to-face component consists of teaching: a minimum of 6 hours over the schedule length of the course e.g. 8 x 40 minute lessons with two different age groups.

Note: if you do not work at an IH school then you need to be able to arrange for a local tutor and have classes to be observed


There will be two types of tutors. An online tutor who will guide trainees through the online sessions and mark the two assignments and a face-to-face tutor who will observe the trainee teaching and provide feedback on lessons.

Time commitment

The course consists of 120 hours of input and a minimum of 80 hours of homework and reading tasks

Mode of assessment

The certificate is awarded to teachers who successfully complete the three areas of the course – the course work, the written assignments and teaching practice.

Is this course for you?

The IHCTL is intended for a range of candidates, including primarily:

  • candidates who are entirely new to teaching;
  • candidates who have taught languages but with little or no previous training;
  • candidates who have taught other subjects and wish to take up language teaching;
  • candidates who have received previous training in language teaching but feel the need for a refresher course or for a more practical qualification or for a more internationally recognised qualification.


200 000 KZT for non-IH staff

170 000 KZT for part-time IH staff

Enrolment procedure

1. The IHC online candidates for the course are selected initially by written application and then by interview with the
Local Tutor. Acceptance at either stage is not automatic.

2. There is a registration fee which you should pay in the amount of 100 000 kzt.

Please note that this deposit cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

3. If you have been approved for the IHC course online the balance of the fee must be paid immediately.


DELTA – Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults

The Delta Modules

The Delta Modules are intended to offer candidates who have substantial experience of teaching English to adult speakers of
other languages the opportunity to:

  • acquire new insights into this area and a deeper understanding of the principles and practice of ELT to adults;
  • examine their current practices and beliefs;
  • apply the results of their learning and reflection to their current professional lives and to circumstances beyond
    their present and previous teaching experience.

The course programme is designed to include the following areas:

Module One:

Focus on background to teaching and learning ESOL in a range of contexts.

  1. Theoretical perspectives of language acquisition and language teaching.
  2. Different approaches and methodologies including current developments.
  3. Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems.
  4. Language skills and learners’ problems.
  5. Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning.
  6. Key concepts and terminology related to assessment.

Before you submit an application…

Are you sure of the following?

  1. That you will be able to give the commitment that the course requires?
  2. That you will be free to attend all the Fridays and the intensive week?
  3. That you will be able to provide suitable adult classes for observation with a minimum of 5 students?
  4. That you have easy access to word processing and printing facilities?

Points 2 and 3 may involve checking with your employer.


Information about the CELTA at InterPress IH

What is the CELTA

The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most widely recognized initial qualification for those wishing to follow a career in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Experienced teachers can also benefit from learning up-to-date methodology, as well as staying competitive in the job market.

Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), a division at the University of Cambridge holds responsibility for validation and certification of the courses as well as approves the tutors who run InterPress International House’s CELTA courses. An external assessor for each course is provided by Cambridge.

A useful website for more information about CELTA and other Cambridge courses:

The CELTA course aims

This is a highly practical course that provides training in the teaching of English as a foreign language to adults. CELTA aims to provide teachers with a firm foundation on which they can build with experience. CELTA deals with levels from Beginners/Elementary to Late Intermediate (Cambridge First Certificate). The CELTA course presents a view of the principles underlying language teaching and deals extensively with the analysis of English from a learner’s perspective.

Candidates, who successfully complete the Cambridge CELTA course receive the Cambridge Certificate and a certificate-report from InterPress IH. The report describes the candidate’s performance in some detail and serves as a useful reference for employment.

CELTA course contents

Input session

Input sessions are often held in the form of a workshop or interactive lecture. Topics address the issues of language awareness, the learning/teaching context, planning, methodology, classroom management and areas of language analysis and presentation and professional development.

Teaching practice and Observation

Teaching practice is a major component of the CELTA course. The program is closely related to work done during the seminar sessions. Small groups (the maximum is six) obtain practical experience through working with classes at different levels. After each teaching practice session the lessons are discussed with the tutor. CELTA Trainees must liaise with other members of their group outside course hours in order to produce a series of cohesive lessons.

The observation of practicing teachers is an intrinsic part of the course and takes place outside course hours. We emphasize that the CELTA course is quite intensive. It demands full commitment from participants over the duration of the course.

Additional work outside CELTA course hours

  • Liaising with other course participants for timetabling and lesson planning.
  • Observation of classes at InterPress IH for a total of six hours.
  • Optional viewing of teacher training videos.
  • 4 written assignments during the course (total of 3,000 words).

Occasional homework assignments related to input seminars.

Selection & Enrolment

Selection criteria

I. Cambridge CELTA regulations state that candidates must:

  • be at least 20 years old by the end of the CELTA course;
  • have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the CELTA course;
  • have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to successfully complete the written assignments and practice teaching.

II. The recommended minimum entry requirement is that candidates should have formal qualifications, which would allow entry into higher education in their own country. Many CELTA candidates will be postgraduate level, and most CELTA candidates will have experienced learning a foreign language.

III.In all matters relating to the suitability of candidates for courses, the decision of the Director of Studies, InterPress International House shall be final.

IV. CELTA Candidates for the course are selected initially by written application and then by interview. Acceptance at either stage is not automatic. In cases of unsuccessful application InterPress IH cannot enter into correspondence or discussion concerning the reasons for an interview or a place on the CELTA course not having been offered. The rigorous selection process is undertaken in the interest of CELTA candidates to ensure a high level of success on the CELTA course.

The selection process

As places on the CELTA courses are limited, applications for the courses should be submitted at least two months prior to the course you wish to take.

I. Applications should be made on the form provided and indicate which CELTA course dates you are applying for. The complete application form should be returned to the Teacher Training Centre ( ). It should be filled in fully and carefully, with the use of grammar reference books where necessary.

II. We will acknowledge your application as soon as possible and if your written application is satisfactory we will arrange an interview for you.


I. If, following the interview, you are accepted for a CELTA course, you should pay your deposit immediately. We cannot reserve a place on the CELTA course until the deposit has been paid. Deposits cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

II. The balance of the fees must be paid at least four weeks before the start of the CELTA course. If you have not paid your fees by that date, you may lose your place.

III. In the case of cancellations made later than four weeks before the start of the CELTA course, requests for refunds can only be considered if we are able to fill the place at short notice. The deposit and Cambridge registration fees are not refundable.

IV. Please note that in the event of a CELTA candidate being unable to complete the CELTA course for whatever reason, InterPress International House cannot refund fees or offer the candidate a place on a subsequent course without payment of further fees.

How to apply

Teacher Training

Teacher Training

What do you want to do in 10 years? All of us ask ourselves this question and sometimes we can’t find the best answer. But if you are a teacher of English or any other language, you have a great opportunity to build a career within 10 years. Starting with a BA in linguistics, later you can become whatever you want: IELTS Examiner, CELTA trainer, IHC tutor, Senior Teacher, ADoS, DoS, etc.

Our school is always ready to help our teachers to pursue their careers.

Our courses include CELTA, IHC, IHCYLT, IELTS Examiner training, Exam preparation, etc. We also offer Advanced English for teachers, Russian for foreigners, and Kazakh language courses.

We can help you start your career or continue your professional growth.

Founded in 1953 by John and Brita Haycraft as one school in Spain, today IH is the largest international organization of which over 150 language schools in more than 50 countries are members.

IH schools are like a platform for multicultural dialogue and it opens doors for students from all over the world to better future.

Interpress IH became part of the International House World Organization in 2006 and today it includes 5 offices in 2 biggest cities – Almaty and Astana. Our affiliation was proved by the inspection held in May 2011. In addition, there are 2 more schools in Karaganda and Shymkent are on their way to become a part of International House.

Course Start Date End Date Format Location Application deadline Fee
CELTA 13/01/20 07/02/20 F2F Nur-Sultan 30/11/19 590.000KZT
CELTA 13/01/20 07/02/20 F2F Almaty 30/11/19 590.000KZT
Teaching IELTS 25/11/19 29/11/19 Almaty 08/11/19 160.000KZT
DELTA M2 25/05/20 03/07/20 Almaty 20/07/20 900.000KZT