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18 Oct 2017
Hacker active on Instagram

Hacker active on Instagram

It is with great regret that we are announcing the following; The International House London Instagram account has been hacked. International House London is not responsible for the latest posts. Read More

14 Jun 2017
The Business English Trainers' Conference 2017

The Business English Trainers' Conference 2017

International House London proudly hosted the annual Business English Trainers' Conference last weekend in partnership with English UK. It provided a unique opportunity for academic managers and Business English trainers to network and learn more about a range of industry issues. Read More

23 May 2017
The Manchester Arena tragedy

The Manchester Arena tragedy

International House (IH) London condemns the horrific attack that took place at the Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May 2017. We wish to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. Read More

23 Mar 2017
IH London’s response to the Westminster attack

IH London’s response to the Westminster attack

International House (IH) London has been deeply moved by the incident at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this senseless attack, and anyone that may have been affected by it. Read More

11 Jul 2016
Honeymooning students at IH London

Honeymooning students at IH London

A past IH London student has returned on her honeymoon to IH London, and is currently studying for the Certificate in International Business English Training. Read More

19 May 2016
IH London visits China

IH London visits China

Steve Brent, CEO of IH Trust, and Caroline Turner, Teacher and Teacher Trainer at IH London, are currently in China promoting IELTS across three universities and a state school. Read More

10 May 2016
IH London visits Nepal

IH London visits Nepal

Our teacher and trainer Jonathan Spalton is currently in Nepal, facilitating teacher training at various institutes around the country. Read More

20 Apr 2016
IH London attends IATEFL 2016

IH London attends IATEFL 2016

IH London attended the 50th annual IATEFL conference that took place in Birmingham on 13-16 April, 2016. With over 4,000 members, IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world. The IATEFL mission is to link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals worldwide. Read More

31 Mar 2016
First IELTS for UKVI computer based test takes place at IH London

First IELTS for UKVI computer based test takes place at IH London

The first IELTS for UKVI (Academic) computer based testing, has taken place today at IH London. The IELTS for UKVI, computer based testing, means that some IELTS test takers for UK visas and immigration will now be able to take their test on a computer. Candidates took their listening, reading and writing components of the test using a computer. Read More

21 Mar 2016
IH London featured in The Pie Review

IH London featured in The Pie Review

Engaging, visually appealing and responsive – these are rules that contribute to a successful social media strategy. Natalie Marsh finds out how international education stakeholders are faring when trying to engage with the world. Read More

07 Mar 2016
IH London publishes latest report on Self Organised Learning Environments

IH London publishes latest report on Self Organised Learning Environments

In April 2014 Professor Sugata Mitra gave a controversial closing plenary talk at IATEFL about SOLEs. He talked about the future of learning and thirteen years of experiments he had run in children’s education and the startling results of this research. Following the talk, we ran a similar SOLEs experiment with adult English language learners at International House, London to find out if this could be something that could work in the ELT classroom. Read More

26 Feb 2016
IH London Students Featured on BBC Learning English Website

IH London Students Featured on BBC Learning English Website

BBC Learning English has been teaching English to global audiences since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world. Two of IH London’s students, Zeynel Abidin Samak from Turkey and Sooyoung Kim from South Korea, have recently participated in a web series titled ‘Stop saying!’ Read More

21 Jan 2016
EDM UK education fair in Seoul and Busan

EDM UK education fair in Seoul and Busan

EDM UK is an international Educational fair which brings together over 42 exhibitors from Universities and English language institutions across the UK in Seoul and Busan. Rachel Xiao, our Regional Manager covering Asia, has represented International House London in Korea. Read More

15 Dec 2015
ISI monitoring visit report 2015

ISI monitoring visit report 2015

In a recent monitoring visit, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) maintained its previous judgement that International House London exceeds expectation. Read More

17 Sep 2014
Training English teachers in Korea

Training English teachers in Korea

International House London sign an exclusive agreement with South Korea’s National Institute of International Education to provide training and support for English language teachers in public schools. Read More

16 Jun 2014
UK university fair at IH London

UK university fair at IH London

On Saturday 21 June 2014 IH London hosts a UK University fair with a selection of Top 10 UK Universities including SOAS, City University, Cass Business School, University of Surrey, Goldsmiths, University of Brighton and more. Read More

06 Nov 2013

ISI monitoring visit report

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) maintains its previous judgement that International House London exceeds expectation... Read More

20 Nov 2012

Sign up for our e-newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter and we'll email you once a month with all the latest school news, events and offers.Please complete our subscription form to receive your copy.Got a comment or question?If you have any comments or questions about this se... Read More

09 Oct 2012

Modern languages conference 2012

International House London will host the sixth annual Modern Languages Conference (MoLaCo) for French, German, Italian and Spanish teaching on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November 2012. Entitled "Teacher + student = learning? What factors play a role... Read More

31 Aug 2012

New In-company Courses from International House London

International House London is delighted to announce a new set of courses designed specifically for companies. IHL specialises in delivering innovative tailor-made courses underpinned by the academic integrity and quality that makes IHL one of the ... Read More

23 Aug 2012

London Spanish Film Festival at IH London 2012

International House London is sponsoring the London Spanish Film Festival for the third year running.Between 28 September and 10 October 2012, IH London will host exclusive free screenings of some great Spanish language films, offering you the cha... Read More

31 Jul 2012

International House London launches new partnership

International House London (IHL) is very pleased to announce a partnership with in-company training experts, Specialist Language Courses (SLC), led by Chris Moore and Peter Rodway.Chris and Peter have over 30 years’ experience in language training... Read More

23 Jul 2012

IH London: getting ready for The Games

If you’re studying with IH London this summer, you’re here at one of the most exciting times ever.The biggest sporting event in the world is coming to the capital with the London 2012 Olympic Games running from 27 July to 12 August and the Paralym... Read More

29 Jun 2012

Moving targets in ELT: watch the video online

More than 50 guests from the world of teacher training gathered in London on Saturday 16 June 2012 to hear Guy Cook, Professor of English with the Open University, reflect on the last 50 years of ideas and practices in English language teaching (E... Read More

17 Feb 2012

IH London Teacher Saori Sings 'Songs for Japan'

One year after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, IH London teacher Saori Nakazawa will be singing at a fundraising 'Songs for Japan' concert on Saturday 10 March.Supported by IH London, the event will raise money for Project Next, an or... Read More

26 Jan 2012

Celebrating 50 Years of Teacher Training

In 1962 International House London introduced the world's first teacher training qualification for English language teaching (ELT). Now we are one of the largest ELT training centres in the world - and celebrating 50 years of training in 2012!The ... Read More

09 Nov 2011

Children in Need comes to IH London

Students and teachers at IH London will be raising money for Children in Need all next week. The fun starts with a charity bakesale on Monday and ends with IH's Got Talent on Friday afternoon.How You Can Get Involved!Charity BakesaleCome to Recept... Read More

22 Feb 2011

'Two Roses' Wins Student Writing Competition

Congratulations to Elena Luzhkova who has won February's student writing competition. Elena gets a ticket to a London show for her love story, 'Two Roses'.Well done to runners up Hava Yurttagul and Rebecka Raaf who win Graded Readers. There are al... Read More

17 Feb 2011

Training teenagers to teach English

Last week IH London CELTA trainer Catriona gave up teaching adults for the day to show a group of twelve teenagers how to teach English.The teenagers were from St Marylebone School in London and they are all fluent in more than one language. They ... Read More

01 Nov 2010

Cultural Trainer Nominated for Book Award

IH London Cultural Trainer Barry Tomalin and his co-author Mike Nicks have been nominated for the Management Book of the Year award. Their book, The World’s Business Cultures and How to Unlock Them, is one of just 15 books to make it onto the shor... Read More

19 Oct 2010

Learn How to Use the IH London Library

On Monday 25 October the IH London librarians will show you how to use the library. This is a great opportunity to help you get more out of your studies.The Library Open Afternoon is for General English students and Exam Preparation students. Come... Read More

20 Sep 2010

Learn a language this autumn

As the evenings get colder and darker, it's the perfect time to join an evening class. Foreign language lessons will help you improve your existing language knowledge, or teach you a new skill. IH London's evening language courses start from 4 Oct... Read More

17 Sep 2010

IH London Japanese Teacher Sings Again!

Join IH London Japanese teacher, Saori Nakazawa, for an evening performance of traditional Folk and Art songs from Japan and the UK. On Sunday 7 November 2010, classically trained singer Saori will give an evening recital at St George’s Church in ... Read More

07 Sep 2010

Last chance to join Teaching with Technology course

Our brand new blended CertICT course starts in just under a month. The course is aimed at teachers of all languages who want to learn how to incorporate technology into their lessons. ENROL NOW to start on 2 October 2010 >>The blended CertIC... Read More

01 Sep 2010

New Young Learner Programmes for IH London

International House London is delighted to offer its new Young Learner Programmes at Easter and Summer 2011 for students aged between 12 - 17.These residential programmes will be based at St Edward’s in the historic city of Oxford. St Edward’s is ... Read More

01 Sep 2010

Calling all critics for September's writing competition

Calling all critics: Can you write a review of a London restaurant, theatre performance, musical, club night or any other cultural event the city has to offer?Your review must be no longer than 300 words, and the deadline is Friday 17 September. T... Read More

21 Jul 2010

IH London shortlisted for Star Award

IH London is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Language Travel Magazine's (LTM) Star English Language School (Europe) Award.The LTM Star Awards are voted for by you and your industry peers and reflect excellence in business p... Read More

15 Jul 2010

Highest score to date in IH London's EAQUALS Inspection

In our recent inspection by accrediting body EAQUALS, IH London achieved its highest ever quality score.EAQUALS is an international association that promotes and guarantees quality in language teaching and learning. As an accredited member, IH Lon... Read More

01 Jul 2010

July's English Writing Competition

This month's student Writing Competition sees the return of a popular theme: An Unconventional Fairytale.The competition is open to all English language students. The challenge is to describe a fairytale with a difference in no more than 300 words... Read More

24 Jun 2010

New online CELTA training in the pipeline

International House London and Cambridge ESOL have announced that they are working together to extend opportunities for trainee language teachers, following an agreement signed this week.The two organisations - both leaders in the field of teacher... Read More

17 Jun 2010

IH London library gets a News Board

Keep up to date with what’s going on in school and in London. Have a look at the library's News Board. The News Board has information about conferences, workshops and events. It's a useful new resource for students, trainees and staff. ... Read More

11 Jun 2010

IH London teacher publishes new book

Congratulations to David Rea whose new course book English Unlimited (Pre Intermediate) has just been published. David is an English teacher and teacher trainer at IH London. He wrote the book in conjunction with former IH London teacher, Leslie ... Read More

10 Jun 2010

Joint first place in May's Writing Competition

The theme of May's writing competition was Wonders of your Country. It challenged English language students of all levels to describe the natural wonders of their country in no more than 300 words. Students could write a review, article, or a shor... Read More

06 May 2010

Songs from the Shows

Join us for a Song Recital by Japanese teacher and singer, Saori Nakazawa, on Monday 21 June.Sponsored by IH London, the show features songs from stage and screen. Hear your favourite music from My Fair Lady to The Phantom of The Opera, and Studio... Read More

09 Apr 2010

NEW! Blended learning course for teachers

The blended CertICT is a brand new online and face-to-face international qualification for language teachers who want to incorporate technology into their lessons.Validated by Trinity College London, the course is delivered online by the Consultan... Read More

30 Mar 2010

Excellence recognised at IH London

Accreditation UK has recognised International House London as having many areas of excellence, following its inspection in November 2009. International House London is one of only a handful of language schools to have achieved excellence in so man... Read More

02 Mar 2010

Writing Competition - winner announced!

Congratulations to Sukjin Moon who has won first prize in February's student writing competition.In honour of Valentine's Day on 14 February the theme was love. Sukjin has won a ticket to a top London show. Read Sukjin's winning entry (86 KB)... Read More

01 Mar 2010

NEW! IH London gets a blog

IH London's brand new blog is the place to go to find out what it's really like to study in London. You'll hear from teachers, students and other school staff on living and working in London. You can also read about what our students have been doi... Read More

23 Feb 2010

Welcome the Year of the Tiger with IH London

The evening will be hosted by Mr Kam-sang Law (MBA, JP) at International House London. Over a glass of wine, you will be introduced to the 3,000 year old art form of calligraphy. The event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to Read More

23 Feb 2010

Tell us what you think and win an iPod Touch!

We have created a student survey to find out how we can improve our service. Your views are really important in helping us ensure all students enjoy their time at IH London.We have some fantastic prizes on offer for students and trainee teachers w... Read More

09 Feb 2010

University Fair

International House London's University Foundation Programme is bringing some of London's best universities to you.Come and speak to a great selection of universities on Friday 12 February between 11am and 1pm.You don't even have to travel anywher... Read More

06 Feb 2010

Understanding BULATS

Understanding BULATS is a FREE evening workshop hosted by Cambridge ESOL to answer your questions about the BULATS test. The session will cover: How BULATS works, who is it for, how it compares with other Business English exams, what types of questions... Read More

28 Jan 2010

English writing competition for IH London students

Our regular English writing competition for IH London students returns this February. In keeping with Valentine's Day on the 14 February, the theme is Love Stories. Your challenge is to write a review, a short story, a song, an article for a stude... Read More

07 Jan 2010

NEW! Student reviews of IH London

We've just added our first student reviews to the website. Read more about what it's like to study English at International House, and what it's like to be a student in London. Read student reviewsElisa Manfro from Italy (pictured) really enjoyed ... Read More

10 Dec 2009

Christmas Carol Concert

The annual International House London Carol Concert takes place on Monday 14 December (Week 4), from 6.30-7.30pm in room 102. Many of our teachers are singing in the choir and all students and staff are warmly invited to attend. Students will have... Read More

03 Dec 2009

November Student Writing Competition - Winners Announced

November's challenge was to write a story about a myth or popular legend from your country. Winner Sarah Hinsche's story is about the bloody battle between a notorious pirate and tradesmen of the northern coast of Germany.Sarah wins tickets to a L... Read More

20 Nov 2009

New discussion forum for Young Learner Teachers

International House Young Learner Teachers are invited to join a new forum to share ideas and ask for advice.The discussion group is open to any teacher, YL coordinator or DoS who is involved in teaching young learners.The first discussion of the ... Read More

11 Nov 2009

SOAS Annual Conference: Using Drama in Language Learning

Join us at the SOAS Annual Conferencefor a day of seminars and workshops to exploring these ideas. The Conference brings together practitioners, researchers and students from a variety of fields to share and discuss their experiences and technique... Read More

10 Nov 2009

New book by IH London teacher out this week

Congratulations to IH London teacher, Rachel Clark, who is co-author of a new book Grammar for Business.Out this week, Grammar for Business is a must-have for business students and anyone using English in the workplace. Suitable for intermediate t... Read More

28 Oct 2009

October writing competition - winners announced

The winners of our October writing competiton, A Halloween Tale, are as follows:First place: Rei Watanuki, who wins 2 tickets to a London show! Read Rei's winning story: Download story (49 KB)Second place: Mansour Homoud, Rukaia Sheneeb, Sue Youn... Read More

26 Oct 2009

Another successful teaching development course

Over the last two weeks, International House has run special teaching development courses for primary and secondary school teachers from the Basque country. The training project started in October 2008 and this is the third Basque group to come to... Read More

22 Oct 2009

Book award for IH London trainer

International English for Call Centres book wins ‘Highly Commended’ award in English Speaking Union competition. Authors Barry Tomalin and Suhashini Thomas, together with a representative from Macmillan Publishers, will be at Buckingham Palace on ... Read More

20 Oct 2009

The Five Cs of Culture

International House London trainer, Barry Tomalin, introduces readers to the Five Cs of Culture in the Autumn 2009 edition of Teaching Times. Barry runs IH London's Cultural Training programmes, including the Business Cultural Trainer's Certifica... Read More

20 Oct 2009

IH London wins new English language training contract

IH London, working in partnership with Language Solutions Kazakhstan, has won a major contract to deliver English language training to Tengizchevroil (TCO), a large joint venture in Western Kazakhstan. The contract will run over two years, and wil... Read More

20 Oct 2009

IH London delivers CELTA training in Saudi Arabia

IH London ran two CELTA courses in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in August 2009. The excellent training programme was reflected in the positive feedback from the trainees themselves, and also in the assessor’s report, which concluded: “There are almost no ... Read More

21 Sep 2009

IH London student to teach Japanese in Trafalgar Square

Watch Danielle teaching JapaneseSee the pictures on the IH London Facebook pageModern Languages student Danielle Thorne has won a place on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth! For 100 days, the plinth is being occupied by a different member of the pu... Read More

25 Aug 2009

IH London teacher on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth

IH London English teacher Jovan Ilic has got a place on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth! For 100 days, the plinth is being occupied by a different member of the public for one hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's all part of Anthony Gorm... Read More

12 Aug 2009

IH London at The Language Show 2009

With nearly 200 exhibitors, free seminars and lessons, competitions and prizes, The Language Show 2009 is THE place for language lovers. The show gives you all the help, advice and resources you need to learn a language or teach a language. The La... Read More

25 Jun 2009

Riccardo Fusato wins June’s writing competition

‘A non conventional fairytale’ was the theme of IH London’s monthly writing competition. Open to all current students, the challenge was to create a story without the stereotypes. No handsome, virtuous prince, no patient and beautiful princess, an... Read More

13 May 2009

Lack of languages loses business

An EU ELAN study of over 900,000 SME’s revealed that 11% of those surveyed felt they had lost business through the lack of language knowledge and cultural skills. These involved deals ranging from £1000’s to £1,000,000 in value. The survey also sh... Read More

05 May 2009

New Law Foundation Programme for 2009

International House is proud to offer a new Foundation Programme in Law, in an exclusive partnership with the prestigious University of Buckingham.From September 2009, students can choose to study Law as an optional module in the nine-month Univer... Read More

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