International House London

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Key Info
  • International House London is an established and well-known language school, with over fifty years of experience in providing language courses and teacher training programmes. Based in a spacious and fully-equipped school, near Covent Garden, International House London is a founder member of the International House World Organisation. International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year. Their students enjoy learning in the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere of IH London; making new friends and experiencing the excitement of the city together. So whether you’d like to study a modern language; learn English for business or pleasure, or teach English, International House London have the course for you.

IH London’s Experience

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.

International House Teachers

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.

Learning Programmes

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.

International House Trust

The International House Trust was set up in 1964 as a non-profit-making educational trust.

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Course Price
 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
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General English

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 Examination Courses

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.

There are three different Cambridge English Exams available:

  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE);
  • English at an upper intermediate level (B2);
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE);
  • English for demanding academic and professional situations (C1);
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE);
  • English for advanced learners (C2);

To join a Cambridge exam preparation course you will need to book the course and complete an entrance test.

IELTS Preperation Courses

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.

Courses for Teachers and Academic Managers

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.

Business & Specialist English

Study Business English in London with other professionals from around the world at International House London’s Executive Centre, dedicated to business English teaching.

Learn the language you need for business, socialising and networking in our dedicated Executive Centre equipped with:

  • Free Wi-Fi access and dedicated computer centre;
  • Bright, comfortable teaching rooms with interactive whiteboards; computers, TV and audio-visual equipment;
  • Library with professional magazines and newspapers;
  • Coffee lounge for socialising and relaxing;
  • Telephone, message-taking and fax service on request.

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