Tailored courses 

Our courses are designed specifically for you. Every student is asked to submit a needs analysis before joining their course so the contents can be adapted to ensure your objectives are being met.  This tailored approach to teaching means you can focus on aspects of your business most important to you whilst developing your communicative ability. Study in small groups or one-on-one depending on your needs.  

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 

  • Full needs analysis to design a course that suits you 
  • 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 
  • Networking events throughout your course to expand your network 
  • 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 
  • Networking lunch every week, offering clients the opportunity to meet and network with other international professionals 
  • Everyone on an executive course is invited to our guest speaker talks 


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 
  • Full on-site café serving breakfast, lunch and refreshments 
  • Booking service for airport transfers 

Business English 15

This course is suitable for professionals who need to improve their English communication skills for the workplace. Study in small groups of 6 and meet like-minded business people focused on professional development and career progression. Study 15 lessons per week during the mornings or afternoons for as many weeks as you need.

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Business English 25

This course builds upon the Business English 15 course offering an additional 10 lessons each week. You’ll further develop your communicative skills, gaining confidence in applying specialised language within your area of expertise. You’ll work closely with your tutor in tailoring the course content according to your needs. Study mornings and afternoons for as many weeks as you choose.

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English for HR Management

Personalised to meet your needs, this one-to-one course will provide you with the English language skills you need to perform confidently and clearly in a variety of HRM contexts such as personnel & recruitment, appraisals & performance management, internal communications and staff development.

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English for Marketing & Sales

This tailored one-to-one course will provide you with the English language skills you need to perform confidently and clearly in a variety of Marketing & Sales contexts such as presenting an advertising campaign proposal, discussing marketing strategies, describing a product offer or delivering sales results.

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English for Finance

Our English for Finance course is delivered one-to-one and will provide you with the English language skills you need to perform confidently and clearly in a variety of financial contexts.

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One-to-one Lessons

Study one on one with your course tutor and build a course specifically around your needs and desired outcomes. After completing a needs analysis you’ll be matched with a course tutor best placed to develop your professional language development. Combine your language learning with content specific to you, study at your own pace and for as many lessons as required.

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Business Communication


This course is run by our dedicated Specialist Language Centre on the top floor of our London school in Covent Garden, central London. The course focuses on developing English language confidence and giving you a skill-set for high-level international communication and relationship-building.

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Business Writing


Business Writing is task and topic based. The topics are chosen by the group in consultation with the teacher at the start of the course. Our Business Writing course is tailored to your individual needs. The programme is delivered in small groups and covers topics relevant to today’s business professional.

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We have our own accommodation team that can help organise your stay in London.

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Experience London

We have a full social programme for our professional clients, that allows you to network, have fun and practise your English.

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Got a question?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact our friendly multilingual team who are always happy to help you.

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Why train with us?

The Executive Centre, with panoramic views across the London skyline, is reserved exclusively for our professional clients.

Executive benefits