Communicative courses 

Our courses are designed to help you improve your professional and practical use of English. Focussing on the communicative approach, you will build your confidence in spoken and written communication for the workplace. Study in small groups to accelerate your progression.   

Networking opportunities  

In 2019, we welcomed students from over 100 different nationalities. You’ll join professionals from different cultures and backgrounds which will further enrich your learning experience, giving you a broader sense of perspective and the opportunity to apply practical takeaways in your own work.  

Proven expertise  

IH London is a trusted provider of professional language training the world over. Our clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, SMBC Bank, Expedia, Fedex, The Guardian, Gucci, Harrods, Sainsbury’s, Sony Music, and Travelzoo.  

Who we are 

Our story began in 1953 when John Haycraft (CBE) and his wife Brita Haycraft started a school, because they believed in intercultural understanding through language learning. We have continued their mission and changed people’s lives through language for over 65 years. 

International House London is a charitable education trust and we reinvest profits to improve the learning experience for our customers. 


Our accreditation 

Our Executive Centre and courses are accredited by the British Council. The British Council assess the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare, and safeguarding under 18s, and we met the criteria in all areas. 

The British Council noted particular strengths in the areas of strategic and quality management, staff management, student administration, premises and facilities, learning resources, course design, care of students, leisure opportunities, and safeguarding under 18s. 

Our location: 

Located in London’s Covent Garden, IH London is conveniently situated for students and professionals alike. In just a short tube ride you’re able to reach London’s business hubs including our financial district and east London’s Silicon Roundabout. With the launch of Crossrail our school will be within 20 mins travel from Heathrow airport and Eurostar passengers are within 10mins from St. Pancras International  

Your personal development 

  • All clients receive a personal assessment, regular progress checks and language coaching 
  • All clients receive a certificate and can add the course to their CV to boost their employability 
  • End-of-course report, with CEFR level assessment, on request 
  • Receive 3 months free online access to the Executive Online Resource Centre 


Space to think 

  • Exclusive executive access to the Sky Lounge 
  • Break-out areas are calm and relaxing, with quiet spaces for you to take calls and answer work emails if required 
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and refreshments 
  • Complimentary range of newspapers and literature 
  • Super-fast free wi-fi throughout 


Meet new people 

  • Business networking events with other clients and trainers 
  • Dedicated and bespoke social programme for professional clients 


Services for your stay 

  • Every client receives a bespoke IH London welcome pack and stationery 
  • All course materials are included 
  • A full lending library and resource centre with over 10,000 books, journals and digital resources 
  • Free printing from any of our computers 
  • Accommodation services and team to help with your stay 
  • Dedicated on-site Welfare Officer for your well-being 
  • Booking service for airport transfers