Hello! My name is Ian and I’m a native of Indiana, USA. I came to Poland just about 8 years ago, first to Poznan and then to Wrocław. I’ve been teaching here at International House - Wrocław for about a year and a half. I really enjoy the challenge of helping students of all ages “break out” in English and explore all the exciting things that English can help people discover. Having learned three foreign languages myself, I know how hard it can be to take the first step and start using new words. But I also know how thrilling it can be to actually use a language in real life and I try to encourage my students to not worry so much about mistakes that they are afraid to speak and use what they learn.
In my free time I enjoy travelling and reading literature and news in different languages. I also like running and watching soccer…ooops…football, a game that I’ve come to appreciate more since moving to Europe. But basketball still remains my favorite!