English Courses


General English courses


International House offers regular group classes, tailor-made individual classes and online learning.  We also offer preparation courses for international exams: Cambridge English First (FCE), Advanced, (CAE), Proficiency (CPE) and IELTS.  We also offer advanced conversation and literature classes.  The classes are both purposeful and entertaining, and all of the teachers are CELTA or Delta qualified.

Our primary focus is on helping learners communicate effectively in English and learning through using the language.

There is an emphasis on learning to communicate through purposeful and engaging interaction, e.g. pair and group work, role-plays, information-gap activities etc.; on the exploitation and production of authentic texts in a wide range of useful contexts; and on the provision of opportunities for learners to focus, not only on language but also on the learning process.

Our classes incorporate the teaching of all four skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.  In addition, we help learners to discover language rules for themselves, thereby making them more memorable and successfully developing students’ abilities and confidence with the language.

The maximum number of students in a class is 14.

We offer general English and tailor-made courses for adults and teenagers at the following levels:

Common European Framework (CEF) Cambridge English International House
A1 Break-through BASIC Beginner
A2 Waystage KET Elementary
B1 Threshold INDEPENDENT PET Intermediate 1
Intermediate 2
B2 Vantage FCE Upper Intermediate 1
Upper Intermediate 2
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency PROFICIENT CAE Advanced 1
Advanced 2
C2 Mastery CPE Proficiency 1
Proficiency 2

Before students enrol they must take a free placement test of their language and skills in order to ensure they are assigned to the correct level.

  • Timetable: Regular classes

    • Classes of 1½ hours twice a week on either Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Classes run from March to November
    • Approximately 100 hours in total which allows for the completion of one of our levels


    We can also provide tailor-made courses; for example, short intensive courses and 121 tuition, in both General English and English for Specific Purposes.

    Please contact the institute for further information.