Learn and improve your English in two locations: the capital city of London and the famous Torquay seaside

Both locations are IH schools, IH London and IH Torquay, and you can book your full city and beach learning trip with IH London. 

Who is this course for?

Students of all levels who want to improve their English while experiencing and exploring both the city and the beach. The course is a minimum of 12 weeks and you can choose how many weeks you’d like to stay in each location. Transfers between the schools are included in the fee. 

You will be placed in a class with people of a similar language level as you. You can choose from 20 or 25 lessons per week.

Learning outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Communicate more fluently
  • Improve your accuracy
  • Use strategies and techniques to develop all four skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking (including pronunciation)
  • Feel more confident in English-speaking environments and interacting with other English speakers.

Course content

  • Teachers adapt the course for the needs and level of each class.
  • Regular individual tutorials with your teacher help you to achieve your learning goals.
  • Working with other students develops your communication skills through class discussions and project work.
  • Develop your grammar and vocabulary.
  • Use a wide range of motivating materials including digital resources and course books.
  • Learn outside the classroom too, with our social programme and English conversation club.

IH London lesson times:


General English 20: 09.00-12.00 and 12.15-13.10 

General English 25: 09.00-12.00 and 13.15-15.15

Afternoon focus classes

At IH London, English lessons for General English are conducted in the morning and then there are afternoon focus classes, so students can focus on specific areas and fast-track their learning. The focus classes are offered at three different levels: low, middle and high.

General English 20

Focus classes can include:

  • Speaking and Grammar
  • Speaking and Writing
  • Speaking and Vocabulary
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Speaking and Reading

General English 25

Focus classes can include:

  • Business English
  • Everyday English
  • English for Exams
  • Research and Debate
  • Communication and Media

IH London students outside Buckingham palace

IH Torquay lesson times



In the afternoons, students develop their communication skills across a range of subjects, such as travel, extreme sports and news stories. View example IH Torquay timetables.

Explore the city of London and the famous seaside Torquay

Social programmes are run at both schools, so you can have plenty of fun while you are learning and explore two contrasting areas of the UK. Find out more about the IH London social programme. Find out more about the IH Torquay social programme

Transfers between schools are included in the course fee. 


Number of weeks GE 20 GE25
12 weeks (6+6) £310 per week £375 per week
24 weeks (12+12) £290 per week £355 per week
36 weeks (18+18) £270 per week £330 per week
  • Free transfers between IH schools
  • Summer supplement fee waived
  • Enrolment fee waived
  • Accommodation arrangement fee waived

Progress to

*Please note there will be no classes on days where the course includes a bank holiday.

Book this course now

You can book the full course through IH London or IH Torquay, you don’t need to contact both. We will manage your full booking. To book with us:

Email sales@ihlondon.com

Call +44 (0)20 7611 2400.

It was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was very nice and friendly. I felt comfortable in every place at the school.

Janine, Germany, in Torquay

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