International House London is at the forefront of language teaching, providing an unrivaled range of teacher training courses (for overseas teachers of English as well as CELTA, Delta and Distance Delta); Business English courses for companies and individuals; English courses for exams (IELTS, Cambridge Certificates); Modern Languages and General English programmes. IH London combine exceptional teaching standards with a strong commitment to our students’ welfare, read on to discover more.
The continued success of International House London is due in no small part to their highly skilled, friendly and knowledgeable teachers. Many of their language teachers are also teacher trainers, bringing to class new and innovative teaching methods and resources. Some members of staff were originally trainees: enjoying the experience so much they stayed on as teachers. A number of leading course books such as Cutting Edge and Headway were written by current or former teachers and trainers at International House London.
The majority of programmes adopt a flexible approach to teaching, with courses focusing on students practising their language skills together. We provide English and other language courses at all levels, from beginner (CEFR A1) through to advanced (CEFR C2). You can learn in a class or on a one-to-one basis, whatever suits you best. Find out more about our teaching style.
International House London want you to know that you’ve chosen a rewarding language course to study. They are accredited by the British Council and EAQUALS and are members of English UK, the leading professional association for accrediting language schools. IH London adhere to strict codes of practice, ensuring that you receive high quality teaching and value for money.
The International House Trust was set up in 1964 as a non-profit-making educational trust.
|General English – 15||From £510|
|General English – 20||From £640|
|General English – 25||From £780|
|English Experience||From £1320|
|General English Evening||From £215|
|Focus on Grammar||From £240|
|Focus on Pronunciation||From £240|
|Focus on Writing||From £240|
|Business Writing||From £450|
|Business Communication||From £450|
|General English One – to – One Intensive||From £2100|
|General English One – to – One Semi-Intensive||From £1050|
|Cambridge Preparation 25 Fast Track FCE||From £2520|
|Cambridge Preparation 25 Fast Track CAE||From £2520|
|Cambridge Preparation 20 FCE||From £2950|
|Cambridge Preparation 20 CAE||From £2950|
|Cambridge Preparation 20 CPE||From £2655|
|Cambridge Preparation 15 FCE||From £2350|
|Cambridge Preparation 15 CAE||From £2350|
|Cambridge Preparation 15 CPE||From £2115|
|Cambridge Preparation FCE Evening||From £745|
|Cambridge Preparation CAE Evening||From £745|
|Cambridge Preparation CPE Evening||From £646|
|IELTS Preparation 15||From £1020|
|IELTS Preparation 20||From £1280|
|IELTS Test Technique 25||From £390|
|IELTS Booster 15 -Spring Course||From £510|
|IELTS Booster 20 – Spring Course||From £640|
|IELTS Top Tips||From £60|
|IELTS Preparation – Evening||From £340|
|Speaking and Listening for IELTS||From £170|
|Focus on Speaking and Vocabulary for IELTS||From £240|
Need to learn or improve your English for work, study, travel or simply making conversation with friends? A General English course at IH London focuses on the English you need to communicate well in everyday situations.
If you want to study in a group during daytime weekdays we have three General English courses named after the number of lessons a week: 15, 20 and 25.
General English 15 classes are in the morning from 9.00 to 12.00, Monday to Friday. General English 20 and 25 have the same morning lessons but with extra afternoon classes: General 20 from 12.15 to 13.10, and General English 25 from 13.15 to 15.10.
If culture is your thing, our English Experience course includes daily excursions around London. And if you’re busy in the day we have a variety of evening English group courses to choose from.
To get a teacher all to yourself you can book a one-to-one course at either a fixed or flexible time.
Cambridge English exams are recognised around the world by universities, employers and national education authorities. Prepare for them with an IH London Cambridge Preparation course.
Annually, nearly 1.5 million people take a Cambridge exam to improve their employment prospects, seek further education and prepare for international travel or living abroad.
To join a Cambridge exam preparation course you will need to book the course and complete an entrance test.
An IH London IELTS preparation course will help you get the results you need for the Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination.
IELTS preparation courses are made up of intensive lessons focusing on the academic skills – reading, listening, speaking and writing English – needed to gain the results you need from the IELTS test.
The IELTS exam is a good choice if you’re preparing to study or work in an English speaking country.
IELTS is recognised as an entrance requirement by most British, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian universities.
IELTS is also recognised by many employers and government immigration agencies as a proof of English skills.
IH London have a range of courses for language teachers that build on existing or develop new skills to help you advance your language teaching career.
Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, Cambridge Delta and Educational Management programmes will help you reach your career goals as you progress as a professional EFL teacher and manager.
If you’ve been away from language teaching our TESOL Update course offers practical training to equip you to return to the classroom.
For English teachers who are not native English speakers our IH Practical Teacher course provides techniques and approaches for teaching English as a second language.
There are also specialist courses covering a variety of language teaching strategies and methods.
Whichever course you choose IH London can provide the skills and accreditation to help move your teaching career forward.
Professional development courses for language teachers at IH London offer a flexible programme that fits around your working day.
Courses are available full time or part-time at our central London language school and we have a number of online courses for distance learning.
Study Business English in London with other professionals from around the world at International House London’s Executive Centre, dedicated to business English teaching.
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