International House was founded in 1953 when John and Brita Haycraft opened their first language school in Cordoba, Spain. In 1964 they set up a non-profit-making Educational Trust committed to raising the standards of English language teaching and training world-wide.
International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year. Our students enjoy learning in the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere of IH London; making new friends and experiencing the excitement of the city together. So whether you’d like to study a modern language; learn English for business or pleasure, or teach English, we have the course for you.
With an internationally-recognised and externallyvalidated qualification, it will be easier to secure that all important first job. Schools around the world will know precisely what you’ve covered on the course and the quality of International House London’s teacher training department is renowned.IH London is part of a network of 154 schools in 54 countries offering you a wide range of opportunities.The International House World Organisation is the head office for the network and organises recruitment for many of the schools
If you’re studying at International House London and need accommodation we have a variety of options for our full-time students depending on your age and budget.All our accommodation is close to either a tube station, bus route or railway station to make your daily journey to and from the school as easy as possible. We also try to provide accommodation that is no more than 50 minutes travel from the school’s central London location in Covent Garden.Unlike some schools we arrange your accommodation directly through our own accommodation department so you can rest assured that your stay will be of a certain standard.
You will find here a Learning Resource Library with over 10,000 books.
We believe that safety and enjoyment are equally important when studying with International House London. We therefore strongly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance in place before beginning your course.
The social programme is designed to help you explore the various sights and sounds that London has to offer. It has the bonus of helping you cement your classroom friendships and put your new language skills into action.Each day there’s a different activity to enjoy. It might be a night out at a pub, club, bar or restaurant or a visit to one of London’s many museums, galleries, theatres or cinemas. For the more energetic, it could be a walking tour of famous sights, a night out bowling or an organised game of football.
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