Live with an English-speaking host and be welcomed as if it were your own home. Practise your English over meal times and immerse yourself in British culture.
A beautiful guest house in Kilburn, north-west London, offering comfortable and stylish rooms with a touch of luxury.
A modern student residence in vibrant north London, moments from Caledonian Park and one tube stop away from King’s Cross St Pancras station.
Located in Whitechapel, a vibrant part of East London, close to Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Spitalfields Market. The area hosted the 2012 Olympics and has many bars, restaurants and independent shops.
Close to the central King’s Cross St Pancras train station, Chapter was completely refurbished in 2017 and has great modern facilities.
International House London is in the top 1% of language schools in the UK, judged by the latest British Council inspections. We have been named best value school in London and we have been teaching for over 65 years. Change your life with IH London.
This course is for students of all levels who want to improve their English. Focus on your English speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.
A fun way to improve your English, while exploring London’s history, architecture, and what it is like to live in one of the most famous cities in the world.
Academic Skills for international students who want to learn and prepare for the academic culture of a university in the UK.
Accelerate your English with a fast-paced course in small groups for quick results. Also includes regular one-to-one time with expert trainers.
One-to-One English language tuition that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Stay with an experienced English tutor to learn at school and at home. Classroom lessons in the morning at IH London and afternoons with your host tutor.
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is your path to travel, study and work in English-speaking countries. We have preparation courses for IELTS General and IELTS Academic.
Prepare for your best IELTS score.
The Cambridge English qualifications are part of the University of Cambridge and are accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions throughout the world. We run preparation courses for all Cambridge levels.
Prepare to pass your Cambridge exam.
Courses for teenagers and adults, aged 16+, throughout the year. Receive a certificate with every course.
English is the most widely spoken language in the world. Achieve your career and life goals with a top 1% UK language school.
Learn to teach English and travel the world. The CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most prestigious and widely recognised TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) qualification across the globe.
Read our guide and choose a CELTA option to suit you:
The IH Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for those with a non-native level of English who would like to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL).
Course participants must have C1 advanced minimum English level, which is still advanced but a slightly lower level than is required for the CELTA.
International House London has a unique partnership with King’s College London to provide a joint MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) with a practical certificate in ELT.
The programme is aimed specifically at novice teachers with fewer than three years’ teaching experience and prepares graduates for a professional career in English language teaching.
Learn to teach Italian, Spanish or French as a foreign language. The courses are designed for people who are new to teaching their chosen language.
Short teacher development courses for EFL teachers, to suit all interests and stages of your career.
Online teacher development courses for EFL teachers
Give your teaching skills and CV a boost, all around your busy schedule.
Advance your career with the Delta – the highest qualification available for English language teachers.
Read our guide to Delta, then choose a Delta training option that suits you:
A flexible online training programme for busy academic managers with fewer than 5 years’ management experience.
A flexible online training programme for busy academic managers with more than 5 years’ management experience.
This course looks at approaches to teacher training, running seminars and workshops, the role of observation in a particular context and ways to support teachers’ continuing professional development.
A course in London to teach how to be an effective academic manager and how to develop teams both working face-to-face and remotely.
Topics include theories of staff motivation and their application, managing performance and managing educational change.
A course for institutions that want to provide professional development for their English language teachers within their own school.
A course for schools that have a group of primary teachers (teaching 6 -12 year olds) who would like to gain the CELT-P qualification, awarded by Cambridge English.
A course for schools that have a group of secondary teachers (teaching 11-18 year olds) who would like to gain the CELT-S qualification, awarded by Cambridge English.
Our Erasmus+ funding guide explains who is eligible for Erasmus+ funding, how to apply and which courses you can choose as part of the funding scheme for language teachers.
Whether you are brand new to teaching or an advanced practitioner, we have a teacher training course that will develop your skills for your next career or travel adventure.
For our youngest learners, ages 8-11, this course teaches English with lots of fun activities, including tennis, hockey, football, cricket, t-shirt printing and drama workshops.
For learners aged 8-17 years, of any English level, this course offers a Scottish adventure while learning English. New for 2019!
For learners, aged 12-17, who want to learn or improve their English and excel in a chosen activity with a professional coach, including tennis, photography, dance, swimming and horse riding.
For ages 12-17, this academic course leads to a qualification and prepares students to study in an English-speaking environment.
A new course for young learners who love animals, aged 12-17. Learn English and learn about animals in England, including handling animals such as reptiles and small mammals.
For ages 14-17, this course focuses on teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, leadership and entrepreneurship for the world’s future leaders.
Situated an hour from London, Oxford is a small, safe and beautiful city, full of culture and history. The city is also close to Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Manchester.
Courses at IH Oxford – Young Learner Centre:
Situated only 6 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Newbattle Abbey College offers a stunning location to learn English and experience Scotland.
Courses at IH Edinburgh – Young Learner Centre:
Situated about an hour from Manchester and Liverpool, Ellesmere is in the beautiful county of Shropshire. The area is also close to Bath, Stratford-upon- Avon and Birmingham.
Courses at IH Ellesmere – Young Learner Centre:
Only an hour away from London and Cambridge, Moulton is a traditional village with winding lanes and stone-built cottages, in the county of Northamptonshire.
Courses at IH Moulton – Young Learner Centre:
A couple of weeks in a young learner’s life can bring confidence, English language skills, new friends from all over the world, experience of British culture and visits to some of the most famous places in the world.
Communicate confidently at work, with a Business English course tailored to your level and career goals.
You can choose from a full range of Business English courses in London:
Learn English in class, and practise your skills on a work experience placement with the IH London business department. This course takes place at our school in Covent Garden, central London.
PRINCE2® Project Management course in London.
Gain first class project management skills for any industry or size of company.
English for Banking and Finance classes outline key financial concepts in English and teach you the right language for networking and building professional relationships.
English for Human Resource Managers provides a framework for communicating in recruitment, appraisals, health and safety, staff development and more.
Delivered by IH London’s experienced and legally qualified trainers, English for International Lawyers focuses on developing effective, precise and efficient English language for use in legal work.
Boost your CV and career with skills such as leadership, self-awareness, decision making and business planning. Native and non-native English speakers will benefit from this course.
Online English lessons with your personal IH London tutor. Virtual language coaching with our teachers, from anywhere in the world.
English for Banking and Finance, personalised one-to-one courses.
English for Human Resource Managers, personalised one-to-one courses.
English for Information Technology, personalised one-to-one courses.
English for Journalism, personalised one-to-one courses.
English for Law, personalised one-to-one courses.
English for Marketing, personalised one-to-one courses.
English for Medicine, personalised one-to-one courses.
English for the Oil and Gas industry, personalised one-to-one courses.
English for Politics and Diplomacy, personalised one-to-one courses.
An intensive face-to-face course in London focused on the skills, language and techniques doctors need for the OET exam.
An intensive face-to-face course in London focused on the skills, language and techniques nurses need for the OET exam.
A course just for you, focused on the skills, language and techniques you need for the OET exam.
An online course for doctors, focused on the language skills, test techniques and strategies to achieve a Grade B in the OET exam.
An online course for nurses, focused on the language skills, test techniques and strategies to achieve a Grade B in the OET exam.
Divided into 14 sections focusing on essential language that doctors need to perform effectively at work. Study anywhere in the world from a computer or smart phone.
Divided into 10 clearly defined 10-hour sections, which each focus on a vital area of practice for nurses. Study anywhere in the world from a computer or smart phone.
Our experts can create an entirely bespoke training programme based on your needs and goals.
We start with a conversation. We listen to what you would like to achieve, what your current capabilities are and discuss the most practical, cost-effective way of working with you.
You can trust our team’s expertise. View our extensive client list and read some case studies.
The Top Floor of our London school is dedicated to our specialist language training, complete with an exclusive social lounge with stunning panoramic views across the London skyline.
We offer evening, weekend and private language courses at our purpose built language school in Covent Garden, central London. In-company language courses can be delivered at your place of work or at our school.
Our Business Writing evening class programme is delivered in small groups and covers topics relevant to today’s business professional. The topics are chosen by the group in consultation with the teacher at the start of the course.
Learn and network: Wednesdays 18.30-20.30
Our Business Communication course focuses on developing English language confidence and giving you a skill-set for high-level international communication and relationship-building. The topics are chosen by the group in consultation with the teacher at the start of the course.
Our General English evening course covers core English language skills with an emphasis on improving your fluency and building confidence when speaking English.
These classes are ideal if you work during the day, or for students looking to take extra English classes in the evening.
Meet new people with a fun sociable class: Mondays 18.30-20.30
Develop the range and accuracy of your English grammar. The course concentrates on specific grammar points, with each lesson using a range of activities to practise and consolidate learning.
Improve your English grammar on Wednesday evenings: 18.30-20.30
A couple of hours one evening a week could make all the difference to your English pronunciation and career goals. Practise and improve your English pronunciation and intonation through a variety of stimulating tasks and activities.
Improve your English pronunciation on Wednesday evenings: 18.30-20.30.
From emails to reports, application letters to essays, and letter writing to blogging, our evening writing skills course will teach you different writing styles and help you write in English with confidence.
Improve your writing in English on Wednesday evenings: 18.30-20.30
Our evening Conversation Classes are ideal for people living and working in London who want to improve their English communication skills and focus on speaking. They focus on developing fluency, vocabulary, pronunciation and strategies for conversation.
Improve your conversation in English on Thursday evenings: 18.30-20.30
On this course you will develop a range of academic skills to prepare you for the culture and demands of a UK university. There is a clear focus on academic writing and language development.
Improve your academic skills in English on Tuesday evenings: 18.30-20.30
Prepare for IELTS around your schedule with an evening class. This course is created for your individual needs. Tell us the IELTS score you would like to achieve and we will create a study plan with you to work towards it.
This course focuses on writing skills so that you know what to expect for this part of the exam and can achieve your best possible IELTS score.
This course focuses on writing skills so that you know what to expect in writing task 2 and can achieve your best possible IELTS score.
This course focuses on listening skills so that you know what to expect and can achieve your best possible IELTS score.
This course focuses on reading skills so that you know what to expect and can achieve your best possible IELTS score.
This course focuses on speaking skills so that you know what to expect and can achieve your best possible IELTS score.
This course focuses on all skills so you can achieve your best possible IELTS score.
All sessions run 16.30 – 18.30
10 week evening course to get you ready for your Cambridge B2 First exam.
Tuesday and Thursday evening classes 18.30-20.30
10 week evening course to get you ready for your Cambridge C1 Advanced exam.
10 week evening course to get you ready for your Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam.
These classes are low-cost because the teachers are learning to teach and have not yet qualified. Choose this class if you are at elementary level.
These classes are low-cost because the teachers are learning to teach and have not yet qualified. Choose this class if you are at pre-intermediate level.
These classes are low-cost because the teachers are learning to teach and have not yet qualified. Choose this class if you are at intermediate level.
These classes are low-cost because the teachers are learning to teach and have not yet qualified. Choose this class if you are at upper-intermediate level.
Learn and socialise. Meet other people from all over the world that live and work in the city, while you advance your life goals.
Choose from 10 IELTS test venues across the UK. We hold regular Saturday tests, and a number of Thursday tests, throughout the year.
You can register and pay for your IELTS test online, by email, by post, or in person.
When and how to check your results, certificates and IELTS scores explained.
IELTS evaluates all of your English skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and is designed to reflect real-life use of English – at study, at work, and at play. IELTS is recognised globally as the English test for higher education and immigration.
IELTS is approved as a Secure English Language Test for UK visas.
Take your Cambridge English exams at IH London in Covent Garden, Central London. View dates and fees.
Apply for a Cambridge English Exam by completing our online form or downloading the application form.
Cambridge English exams are part of the University of Cambridge and are accepted by over 13,500 universities, employers and governments around the world. Find out which Cambridge Exam is best for you.
We teach medical English face-to-face in our school in Covent Garden, London, and we have online courses available so you can study from anywhere in the world.
Choose from 9 OET test venues across the UK.
OET is available monthly, up to 12 times per year. Find out the 2019 dates.
OET is an international English language test for healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.
If you have booked your OET exam, but can’t take the test, then you can defer.
We are one of the largest IELTS test centres in Europe and an accredited centre for Cambridge exams, BULATS for business English and OET for medical English. Other schools send their students to us to sit their exams.
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