International House London language school, London


More than 8,000 students from over 150 different nationalities choose International House London language school each year. Our students come from different backgrounds, have different reasons for learning and different learning needs. They choose to study at IH London for a variety of reasons: our 60 years of experience, our fantastic teaching staff, our central London location, our extensive social programme, our vibrant school with its first-class facilities.

Whatever their reason for choosing us they find our teaching approach focuses on their individual needs to help them achieve their goals. We’re proud of the vibrant, inclusive and multinational environment we offer at International House London. We recognise that people always learn more when they're enjoying themselves. Whether it’s in the classroom or out and about on one of our daily social and cultural activities, student enjoyment is at the heart of the learning experience we offer.

When you have some free time from your studies, coming to London is all about experiencing new things in a new city. Whether you enjoy visiting museums, eating out or listening to live music, London has something to offer you. London is home to more international students than any other city in the world. It is a friendly, welcoming city that is full of life. Whatever interests you have outside lessons, you will find London an exciting and inspiring experience.

London for culture

  • London has 200 museums, many of them free to visit
  • Our beautiful city also has 120 historic buildings, 150 theatres, 8,000 acres of park land, 33 sites of scientific interest, 37,000 listed buildings and four world heritage sites.

There are bars, clubs and pubs in every part of London to discover with your new friends. Every night of the week there is something different to choose from. Each day IH London's social programme has a different activity for you to try, with trips outside London at the weekend.

Our school has been built to meet the needs of our students and teachers. The building is light, airy and spacious. Classrooms are designed for small group learning with flexible seating, computer access and interactive whiteboards. The school has several dedicated areas for personal learning. Our student self-access computer area has digital ‘language lab’ facilities where you can practise speaking and listening. The learning resource library is well-stocked, has computer access and plenty of seating for private study.

If you need to read over your notes or relax and chat with friends there’s the less formal café area, where a selection of hot and cold food and drink is served, or there's the sky lounge on the fifth floor.

During the busy summer months we hold some classes in IH Bloomsbury, a five minute walk from the main school building.

Learn English with International House London language school

For our summer programmes in London, check out our International House London 2022 summer programmes for children and teenagers page on this web site.

Also see our Spring break 2022 courses (April 2022) here

Learn English as a foreign language in central London at International House. Choose an English course that suits your language level to reach your goals. We offer English courses to improve your everyday English, study for an English language examination, get ready for a new job or prepare for life in an English speaking country.

English learning experience: At our Central London location we teach English to small classes of students with similar language abilities. English courses are taught in the daytime or evening to fit around your schedule. Whatever your level of English, we'll help you gain confidence as your English becomes more fluent.

English exam preparation: Along with our British Council accredited General English courses we also offer courses to prepare you to sit the following exams:

  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

General English courses at IH London provide you with the confidence and skills you need to communicate effectively in English. We provide General English courses for students with a minimum of elementary English (A2) language skills. Courses are structured so you can advance as quickly and as far as you need.

Study English full time or part-time

You can choose to study General English full-time or part-time, during the day or in the evening.

We offer full-time intensive English courses or part-time English classes to fit your schedule. There are options to focus on study skills, conversation or exam preparation. All General English language courses at International House London are accredited by the British Council.

Develop your English

Our English courses are taught at our state-of-the-art language school by skilled and experienced teaching staff. Our teachers are experts in motivating you to develop your skills and confidence.

We favour small classes with an average of 10 students per English class to ensure teachers can provide the support you need.

Fees 2022

£ 427 per week General English 25 hrs per week 
£ 361 per week General English 20 hrs per week 
£ 191 per week General English 15 hrs per week
More weeks at a discount

Evening classes, 4 hours lesson time per week; classes can be taken for 4, 8 or 12 weeks

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