English school in Aberdeen: International House

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
Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, etc..

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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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 625.- EUR
(510.- GBP)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Homes for Students residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
2
510 GBP
910 GBP
870 GBP
3
720 GBP
1300 GBP
1240 GBP
4
930 GBP
1690 GBP
1610 GBP
6
1290 GBP
2410 GBP
2290 GBP
8
1690 GBP
3170 GBP
3010 GBP
12
2490 GBP
4690 GBP
4450 GBP
16
3130 GBP
6050 GBP
5730 GBP
24
4650 GBP
9010 GBP
8530 GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.23   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Bedding pack (residence) 35 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 weeks) (per week) 65 GBP
One-to-one course (10+ weeks) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week) 50 GBP
Airport transfer (pick-up) 30 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 04.05.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 772.- EUR
(630.- GBP)
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 60 minutes
+ Communication (group): 6 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:15-12:45
Communication (group): 13:45-15:45 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Homes for Students residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
2
630 GBP
1030 GBP
990 GBP
3
900 GBP
1480 GBP
1420 GBP
4
1170 GBP
1930 GBP
1850 GBP
6
1650 GBP
2770 GBP
2650 GBP
8
2170 GBP
3650 GBP
3490 GBP
12
3210 GBP
5410 GBP
5170 GBP
16
4090 GBP
7010 GBP
6690 GBP
24
6090 GBP
10450 GBP
9970 GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.23   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Bedding pack (residence) 35 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 weeks) (per week) 65 GBP
One-to-one course (10+ weeks) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week) 50 GBP
Airport transfer (pick-up) 30 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 04.05.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

IELTS combined exam preparation course, 15+6 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 - 48 week(s)
4 weeks From 1476.- EUR
(1205.- GBP)
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 60 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 6 of 60 minutes
Course duration
4 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:15-12:45
Exam preparation (group): 13:45-15:45 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Homes for Students residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
4
1205 GBP
1965 GBP
1885 GBP
6
1685 GBP
2805 GBP
2685 GBP
8
2205 GBP
3685 GBP
3525 GBP
12
3245 GBP
5445 GBP
5205 GBP
16
4125 GBP
7045 GBP
6725 GBP
24
6125 GBP
10485 GBP
10005 GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.23   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

IELTS exam fee (to be paid online) On request
Bedding pack (residence) 35 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 weeks) (per week) 65 GBP
One-to-one course (10+ weeks) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week) 50 GBP
Airport transfer (pick-up) 30 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
10.04 / 04.05.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

B2 First combined exam preparation course, 15+6 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 772.- EUR
(630.- GBP)
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 60 minutes
+ Communication (group): 6 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:15-12:45
Communication (group): 13:45-15:45 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Homes for Students residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
2
630 GBP
1030 GBP
990 GBP
3
900 GBP
1480 GBP
1420 GBP
4
1170 GBP
1930 GBP
1850 GBP
6
1650 GBP
2770 GBP
2650 GBP
8
2170 GBP
3650 GBP
3490 GBP
12
3210 GBP
5410 GBP
5170 GBP
16
4090 GBP
7010 GBP
6690 GBP
24
6090 GBP
10450 GBP
9970 GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.23   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

B2 First exam fee 145 GBP
Bedding pack (residence) 35 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 weeks) (per week) 65 GBP
One-to-one course (10+ weeks) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week) 50 GBP
Airport transfer (pick-up) 30 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
13.03 / 09.06 / 27.08 / 01.12.2020
Bank holidays
10.04 / 04.05.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

C1 Advanced combined exam preparation course, 15+6 lessons/week

Advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 772.- EUR
(630.- GBP)
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 60 minutes
+ Communication (group): 6 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
years
Schedule
General (group): 09:15-12:45
Communication (group): 13:45-15:45 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Homes for Students residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
2
630 GBP
1030 GBP
990 GBP
3
900 GBP
1480 GBP
1420 GBP
4
1170 GBP
1930 GBP
1850 GBP
6
1650 GBP
2770 GBP
2650 GBP
8
2170 GBP
3650 GBP
3490 GBP
12
3210 GBP
5410 GBP
5170 GBP
16
4090 GBP
7010 GBP
6690 GBP
24
6090 GBP
10450 GBP
9970 GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.23   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

C1 Advanced exam fee 150 GBP
Bedding pack (residence) 35 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 weeks) (per week) 65 GBP
One-to-one course (10+ weeks) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week) 50 GBP
Airport transfer (pick-up) 30 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
26.02 / 10.06 / 28.08 / 02.12.2020
Bank holidays
10.04 / 04.05.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

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

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

120 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 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)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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50 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (3.7 / 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)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Top tips
« 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)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 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
« Ras »
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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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Leisure (2.3 / 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)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Top tips
« Geht aus der Stadt raus. Es hat viele Fernverkehrsbusse. Schottland hat so viel zu bieten. »

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.

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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ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on tuition fees in Scotland

Save on tuition fees in Scotland

Book a course at our International House partner school in Aberdeen and enjoy the following offer:

- Book 6 weeks and get 1 extra week for free
- Book 8 weeks and get 2 extra weeks for free

Conditions:

- Offer valid for new bookings received before 20.12.2019, for courses starting before 20.12.2019
- Valid for courses of 15 or 21 lessons per week
- Valid only on tuition, other fees will apply

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 13.11.2019