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English school in Aberdeen: International House

From 587.- EUR
510.- GBP
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Key points

  • University town close to breathtaking scenery
  • Central location in a lively and cultural city
  • Great nationality mix
  • Dedicated teachers providing individual attention
  • Test centre for Cambridge exams

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
32 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, Poland, etc..
ratings
119 authentic opinions

This friendly and convivial school is ideally located in the town centre, just steps from the Maritime Museum, the station, the city library and close to a beautiful Victorian garden. This central location is served by many bus routes and offers students many pubs and shops close-by.
The school is characterized by a great nationality mix: more than 40 nationalities from the 5 continents are represented to provide a truly international environment.
The highly qualified teaching staff is attentive to the needs of each student and offers them courses adapted to their expectations. The school has 7 classrooms in a large historical building in Aberdeen’s main street. After the English classes, the students have access to a computer lab with internet-ready computers, books and magazines. In the large student lounge, students can use the Wi-Fi connection free of charge and have lunch, unless they would prefer to eat in one of the numerous surrounding cafés and restaurants.

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 587.- EUR
(510.- GBP)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
510 GBP
870 GBP
875 GBP
3
720 GBP
1240 GBP
1235 GBP
4
930 GBP
1610 GBP
1595 GBP
6
1260 GBP
2260 GBP
2225 GBP
8
1650 GBP
2970 GBP
2915 GBP
12
2430 GBP
4390 GBP
4295 GBP
16
3050 GBP
5650 GBP
5515 GBP
24
4530 GBP
8410 GBP
8195 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 06.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 702.- EUR
(610.- GBP)
Lessons
21 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:45 + 13:45-15:45 (Tue-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
610 GBP
970 GBP
975 GBP
3
870 GBP
1390 GBP
1385 GBP
4
1130 GBP
1810 GBP
1795 GBP
6
1590 GBP
2590 GBP
2555 GBP
8
2090 GBP
3410 GBP
3355 GBP
12
3090 GBP
5050 GBP
4955 GBP
16
3930 GBP
6530 GBP
6395 GBP
24
5850 GBP
9730 GBP
9515 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 06.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 48 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1323.- EUR
(1150.- GBP)
Lessons
21 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 6 IELTS)
Course duration
4 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:45 + 13:45-15:45 (Tue-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
1150 GBP
1830 GBP
1815 GBP
5
1410 GBP
2250 GBP
2225 GBP
6
1610 GBP
2610 GBP
2575 GBP
8
2110 GBP
3430 GBP
3375 GBP
12
3110 GBP
5070 GBP
4975 GBP
16
3950 GBP
6550 GBP
6415 GBP
24
5870 GBP
9750 GBP
9535 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 06.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 725.- EUR
(630.- GBP)
Lessons
21 of 60 minutes
(15 general/B2 First + 6 communication skills)
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:45 + 13:45-15:45 (Tue-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
1150 GBP
1830 GBP
1815 GBP
8
2110 GBP
3430 GBP
3375 GBP
Extra week (8+)
250 GBP
410 GBP
400 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 06.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Advanced to Advanced, 2 - 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 725.- EUR
(630.- GBP)
Lessons
21 of 60 minutes
(15 general/C1 Advanced + 6 communication skills)
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:45 + 13:45-15:45 (Tue-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
1150 GBP
1830 GBP
1815 GBP
8
2110 GBP
3430 GBP
3375 GBP
Extra week (8+)
250 GBP
410 GBP
400 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 06.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 65 GBP
B2 First Cambridge exam fee 140 GBP
C1 Advanced Cambridge exam fee 145 GBP
Exam fees to be paid online (IELTS, www.ielts.org)
Airport transfer (on arrival) 30 GBP

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Liberty Living Rosemount, july/august)
Residence, single room, no meals (Liberty Living Rosemount, 29.06-24.08.2019)
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, single room, breakfast (private bathroom)

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.

4.3/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

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119 students gave their opinion about this school

26 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (2.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (1 / 5)
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17 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Eine sehr tolle Gastmutter! Äusserst nett und hilfsbereit!
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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50 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die 5 Wochen in Aberdeen waren wunderschön und eine tolle Erfahrung. ESL hat mich gut auf die Reise vorbereitet und alles perfekt geplant. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ich würde es auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen, eine Reise mit ESL zu unternehmen!
5 weeks, March – May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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« Unbedingt so viel wie möglich unternehmen! Es hat so viele schöne Orte zu erkunden, vor allem etwas außerhalb der Stadt. »
31 years old - France
/ 5
Cours intéressants, un groupe d'apprentissage avec une grande diversité des nationalités.Super accueil ( confort, nourriture, communication ) dans la famille d'accueil.Ville pas très intéressante culturellement. Super !
1 week, July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Peu de progrès mais c'est normal en une semaine ! J'ai appris un peu de vocabulaire. »
School highlights
« La diversité des nationalités. Le manuel utilisé traite de sujets d'actualités. »
Top tips
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Wirklich interessante, schöne Stadt und perfekt für jeden, der nicht allzu gerne Grossstädte hat.
4 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, habe nur englisch gesprochen, gelesen und Filme gesehen. Wurde viel aufgeschlossener beim englischsprechen. »
School highlights
« Lehrer sehr offen und freundlich, gute Lernatmosphäre (Schüler wollen wirklich lernen), gute Lehrmethoden »
43 years old - Sweden
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
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17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Schottland ist wunderschön und die Einheimischen sind unglaublich nette Menschen Das Gebäude ist etwas älter und dadurch manchmal etwas kühl im Winter Die Lehrer sind super. Liebe und Aufgestellte Persönlichkeiten, die auf jeden Individuell eingehen. Sehr empfehlenswert bei den Aktivitäten mitzumachen, man lernt viele neue Leute kennen
16 weeks, August – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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« Geht aus der Stadt raus. Es hat viele Fernverkehrsbusse. Schottland hat so viel zu bieten. »
25 years old - Spain
/ 5
Escocia es un país increible y maravilloso. Vale mucho la pena visitarlo y perderse por sus parajes y rincones. Estacia 100% recomendable. Clases nuy amenas y los profesores con muchas ganas e ímpetu.
2 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si. La variedad de nacionalidades de los estudiantes hace que te veas con la obligación de hablar inglés con lo cual eso lo notas al finalizar tu estancia. »
School highlights
« La variedad de estudiantes. Es una escuela muy pequeña y se hace grupo enseguida que llegas. Muy buen ambiente. El personal de la escuela es muy amable y predispuesto a ayudarte enseguida. »

Testimonials

Xavier Fernández
Xavier Fernández
IH, Aberdeen
Duration: 6 weeks

ESL proposed many different destinations, but in the end I chose Scotland. First of all, because Scots are much nicer and open than their neighbours. Then, because Scotland offers fabulous landscapes and sites all over the territory: beautiful cities, castles, breweries, the Cairngrom national park in the middle of the Highlands… Aberdeen is a great university town, located in the north of Scotland. The city is pretty small and easily accessible; everything you need is close-by and there are many attractions in proximity. Also, there are not many people who speak my language. I love the beautiful streets, the granite buildings, the beaches…

Teachers are adorable, super nice and always helpful. Classes are dynamic and encourage students to participate. Students are open and happy to meet new people. The school atmosphere in general is great. I think that the teaching method is very good, as it makes you feel confortable, make progress and improve your pronunciation very quickly, as well as the speaking and listening skills. I highly recommend this school!

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Sarah de Vantéry
Sarah de Vantéry
IH, Aberdeen
Duration: 4 weeks

During my month in IH Aberdeen, not only had I the opportunity to improve my English, but also to enjoy every single day of my stay there. Indeed, the school staff is really welcoming and willing to help, and the school is perfectly located (on the main street of the city). Moreover, the surrounding areas of Aberdeen offer amazing landscapes and the other parts of the country are within reach in a few hours. I recommend the school to anyone wishing to learn English in a friendly atmosphere, and of course, in an amazing country.

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Host family
To surround yourself with the English language and Scottish culture, our partner school offers host family accommodation. Choose from single room accommodation with half board or breakfast only. You can also choose the private bathroom option at an extra charge. The families are all located near the town centre and it will take you approximately 25 minutes with public transports to go to the school.

Homes for Students residence
Stay in style in this student residence, just a 20-minute walk from the language school in downtown Aberdeen or 12 minutes away by bus with a stop right on your doorstep. Your ensuite private room comes with a desk and a small double bed (bring your own sheets), while shared spaces include an open-plan kitchen and living area with a dining table, sofas and a TV, plus a laundry room. Common areas are cleaned every two weeks, and you can also enjoy bike storage and an onsite gym! It’s got everything you need for a comfortable, social stay in Aberdeen.

Liberty Living Rosemount residence (available 29.06-24.08.2019- from 18 years)
For those who wish to live independently, the school also offers accommodation at the LIBERTY LIVING Rosemount residence, which is located in the charming residential area of Rosemount, near to Westburn Park, just 10 minutes' walk from the course centre. Single rooms, with shared or en-suite bathroom and toilets, are available in 3-, 4- or 7-bedroom apartments equipped with a shared kitchen and a living room. High-speed internet access is available free of charge and residents have access to laundry facilities inside the building.

Please note: all students are required to share cleaning duties and are responsible for washing their own bedlinen, as housekeeping is not provided.

You will not get bored in Aberdeen. Enjoy the pubs, museums, concerts and many dance, music and drama festivals … You need to take part in a Ceilidh, a traditional Scottish dance festival - a great way to meet local people and warm up in winter! Aberdeen is also a paradise for outdoor activities: hiking, golf, mountain biking and kitesurfing are on offer.

Our partner school offers excursions at weekends, such as tours in the old town, visits of the most beautiful castles and Whisky distilleries in the highlands. It also organises international food parties with dishes prepared by students from the school as well as sports activities such as football, bowling or golf.

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