31 Jul 2012

International House London launches new partnership

International House London (IHL) is very pleased to announce a partnership with in-company training experts, Specialist Language Courses (SLC), led by Chris Moore and Peter Rodway.

Chris and Peter have over 30 years’ experience in language training between them at senior level. Previous clients include Google, Coca Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, Tesco, and the British Museum.

SLC will be promoting IHL’s modern language and cultural training courses to corporate clients in the UK, with a particular emphasis on designing and delivering bespoke in-company programmes.

Lara Panzini, Head of IH London Modern Languages, said: "We're excited about the possibilities of growing our presence in and engagement with the corporate sector. It's a partnership and challenge that we look forward to making succeed, and one that has the potential for ambitious growth."

Chris Moore, MD of SLC, commented: "Companies are internationalising faster than ever and need strong linguistic and cultural skills to do so effectively. This partnership will offer an unparalleled proposition in terms of value, quality, expertise and innovation."

Steve Brent, CEO of IHL, said: "We are really pleased to launch this partnership which will bring our existing quality language training to a wider range of clients."

About IHL

Founded by John and Brita Haycraft in 1953, International House London is a non-profit-making educational trust committed to raising the standard of English language teaching and training worldwide. We are also the founding member of the International House World Organisation that consists of over 150 affiliated schools in over 50 countries. The training centre is in a superb purpose-built central London location minutes away from Covent Garden.

International House is widely regarded as a world leader in language teaching, executive and business training, teacher training and trainer training, and welcomes over 7,000 students a year from over 150 different countries. We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, and are a founder member of EAQUALS.

Contact: Robin Garforth, Sales & Marketing Director,, 020 7611 2421.

About SLC

Specialist Language Courses was established in January 2012 to focus on promoting language and cultural training skills to the corporate and HE sectors, with a particular emphasis on business, industry-specific and academic courses. Its directors, Chris Moore and Peter Rodway, have between them run or promoted English language schools in the UK and Japan, a UK-based in-company language and cultural training organisation delivering courses worldwide, foreign language evening course centres across the UK, and an online English language school using immersive 3D technology to teach students from over 60 countries.

Contact: Chris Moore, Managing Director,, 07788 294853.

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