English school in London: IH London Covent Garden

From 615.- GBP
approx 692.- EUR
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Key points

  • Beautiful school located in an attractive London district
  • Excellent teaching, in keeping with the high standards of the IH group
  • Great accommodation options
  • A plethora of leisure activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS
School size
XL
Accommodations
Guest house, Host family, Shared apartment, Studio
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, Brazil, etc..
ratings
27 authentic opinions

It’s been a long while since Covent Garden was the garden of the monks of Westminster and, following on from this, London’s fruit and vegetable market. Fashionable boutiques, fine dining and pulsating nightclubs that attract the most trendy Londoners… Covent Garden today is a district that is in perpetual motion, overflowing with energy. Welcome to the heart of the West End’s parties!

In the heart of the capital, our partner school is located in beautiful Covent Garden, just steps from the shops, restaurants and cafés of this fashionable district and close to four stations on the main tube lines. A significant asset that will motivate you to learn the English language in full immersion in the city! In a brand new richly decorated building, the school accommodates 52 air-conditioned classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual material (audio, TV, DVD) and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms. The computer room, digital language laboratory, well-furnished library, “Fair Trade” cafeteria serving drinks and hot and cold meals, “funky” student lounge, relaxation areas as well as the helpful and attentive staff of the school will contribute to make your life easier. You will enjoy free Internet access via Wi-Fi throughout the building. The teachers are experienced and dedicated to developing and strengthening your language skills. With an emphasis on communication, the classes will explore the use of the language in everyday situations. A wide range of courses and levels is offered by this respected school, renowned for the excellence of its teaching, in the heart of the English capital. Make the most of it!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Activity programme
  • End-of-course report and certificate

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 615.-
(about EUR 696.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals
2
615
1035
1205
3
875
1505
1760
4
1135
1975
2315
6
1535
2795
3305
8
2015
3695
4375
12
2795
5315
6335
16
3535
6895
8255
24
5135
10175
12215
Extra week (24+)
210
420
505
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Standard course beginner

Beginner to Beginner, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 745.-
(about EUR 843.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 12:15-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals
2
745
1165
1335
3
1070
1700
1955
4
1395
2235
2575
6
2045
3305
3815
8
2695
4375
5055
12
3995
6515
7535
16
5295
8655
10015
24
7895
12935
14975
Extra week (24+)
325
535
620
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
14.05 / 11.06 / 09.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 745.-
(about EUR 843.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 12:15-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals
2
745
1165
1335
3
1070
1700
1955
4
1395
2235
2575
6
1895
3155
3665
8
2495
4175
4855
12
3455
5975
6995
16
4415
7775
9135
24
6335
11375
13415
Extra week (24+)
260
470
555
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 875.-
(about EUR 991.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:15-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals
2
875
1295
1465
3
1265
1895
2150
4
1655
2495
2835
6
2285
3545
4055
8
3015
4695
5375
12
4235
6755
7775
16
5375
8735
10095
24
7775
12815
14855
Extra week (24+)
320
530
615
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE, CAE) (15 lessons/week)

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From GBP 2015.-
(about EUR 2281.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
13:15-16:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals
8
2015
3695
4375
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
22.01 / 16.04 / 15.10.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE, CAE) (20 lessons/week)

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From GBP 2495.-
(about EUR 2824.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
(15 FCE + 5 options)
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
12:15-16:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals
8
2495
4175
4855
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
16.04 / 15.10.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE, CAE) (25 lessons/week)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 7 week(s)
7 week(s) - From GBP 2650.-
(about EUR 3000.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
7 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:15-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals
7
2650
4120
4715
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
09.07.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1135.-
(about EUR 1285.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 / 8 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
13:15-16:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals
4
1135
1975
2315
8
2015
3695
4375
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.18   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 09.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 5 hours/week) (per hour) 80 GBP
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 145 GBP
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 150 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (The Curve) 30 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 80 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (City) 75 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick/Luton/Stansted) 95 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom) (4 meals)
Host family, single room, breakfast (private bathroom)
Guest house, single room, half board (London Lodge, 4 meals)
Guest house, single room, half board (London Lodge, 7 meals)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
Studio, single room, no meals (Liberty House (available until 26.08.2018))

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

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27 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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20 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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18 years old - Slovenia
/ 5
2 weeks, February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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20 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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21 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
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17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
In meiner Klasse kamen die meisten Leute aus dem gleichen Land. Zudem war ich mit meinen 17 Jahren mit Abstand die Jüngste. Hammer Preise für Musicals! Sitzplätze für den Preis mehr als zufriedenstellend!
2 weeks, March – April 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, November – December 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
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41 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
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25 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Testimonials

Luca Trovò
Luca Trovò
IH London Covent Garden
Duration: 6 weeks

I am very happy of my language course. I am currently following a semi-intensive programme in the morning and in the afternoon, after which I will start the IELTS exam preparation course. I studied in class of a lower level for the first 2 weeks, but then the school decided to place me in another group and now I have been studying in the right course for 4 weeks.
 
In my group there are 15 students, from Italy, Brazil, Korea, Japan… the nationality mix at school is good, but the presence of Italians is still pretty strong. I also like the Nido King’s Cross residence, I only had some problems when I arrived: it was on a Sunday and there were a lot of people who needed to check in and the reception staff did not give me much information. I also had to speak with the cleaning staff, because they didn’t come when expected. However the service is good and the location is excellent, I go to school by tube: in the morning there are always a lot of people, but I only have two stops, so it just takes me 15-20 minutes.
 
My conversation skills have improved and I really like the teaching methods used in classroom: they are not much based on books, but more on self-correction, sentence-building and the common expressions that we don’t usually find in grammar books. Talking about real life situations, we can make faster progress. I would recommend students to visit different parts of London: I’ve really enjoyed going to Soho and to the alternative area of East London lately!

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Host family
From breakfasts to TV evenings, you will be able apply what you have learnt in class with the members of your host family and will greatly benefit from being immersed in the daily lives of your hosts. You will occupy a single room and choose between two options: standard/superior with shared bathroom or executive with private bathroom. In both cases, you can either receive breakfast only or half board during the week (4 evening meals). The host families are carefully selected by our partner school and live within 45 to 60 minutes of the school with public transport.

The Curve residence
Located in the Whitechapel area of London near Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, this modern residence features cosy, ensuite studios. Each comes equipped with free Wi-Fi and bed linen, a desk and chair. You’ll have access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen, where you can prepare meals with your fellow residents, as well as a lounge with a TV and sofa. Enjoy 24-hour security, bike storage, a gym, a games room with air hockey and ping-pong, laundry facilities and an on-site grocery store! The language school can be reached in 35 minutes by bus.

Liberty House Clerkenwell residence (from 18 years)(Only available until 26.08.2018)
A 20-minute walk from the school building, the residence enjoys an ideal location: in the cosmopolitan Clerkenwell district, it is surrounded by hip bars, cafés and shops. You can stay in a studio apartment which includes modern and functional furnishings as well as a private bathroom. Bed linen and towels are provided, and residents have the use of a private kitchen area and lounge. Cable internet is available in the studios and communal areas. All of the guests can also access the coin-operated laundry facilities as well as the fitness room.

London Lodge guest house (from 18 years)
There is a 40-minute tube commute to the course centre from this boutique hotel of North East London. The 15 comfortable rooms, most of them with private bathrooms, are very popular with students. Here, they can enjoy stylish decoration and modern and colourful furnishings. You have the possibility of having breakfast and dinner (4 or 7 meals per week) in this relaxed environment. Wi-Fi internet is accessible at a charge throughout the building and bedlinen is provided. Prices and information on request.

Shared apartment (from 18 years)
Together with other international students, you will be staying in a shared apartment located 45 to 60 minutes away from the school building with urban transport. If you are traveling with a friend, you can occupy a double room; otherwise, you will enjoy this flat sharing experience in London in a single room. Meals can be prepared in the communal kitchen and the bathroom and other rooms are shared with the other guests.

Our partner school is as good at teaching English as it is at organising leisure activities for its students – get ready to enjoy a wide and varied range of activities! Participate in a “welcome walk” round the area offered by the school, a pronunciation workshop, museum visits, pub outings or shopping sprees at Harrods’ – and explore the various facets of London with the other international students. Do you feel like visiting the Wembley Stadium or the famous cabinet of Madame Tussaud? Want to go bowling, take a ride in the London Eye, or visit the Tower of London? International House London provides an almost unlimited range of options to discover the English capital’s numerous attractions. Some activities are free, others are available at a low cost. At weekends, sign up for optional excursions (extra charge) to Oxford, Windsor, Stonehenge or else Cambridge. And at all times, you will be free to explore this vibrant city on your own. London is there for you to enjoy!

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