English school in London: IH London Covent Garden

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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
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS
School size
XL
Accommodation
Guest house, Host family, 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
33 authentic opinions

Right in the middle of London’s West End, Covent Garden has come a long way from its days as a garden for the monks of Westminster Abbey! The shops are some of the coolest in London and you will be in good company among the stylish Londoners that come to party here in the various hip bars and night clubs. Learn English in the beating heart of London with ESL!

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, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 365.- GBP
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 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
1
365 GBP
585 GBP
- GBP
2
635 GBP
1075 GBP
1275 GBP
3
905 GBP
1565 GBP
1865 GBP
4
1175 GBP
2055 GBP
2455 GBP
6
1595 GBP
2915 GBP
3515 GBP
8
2095 GBP
3855 GBP
4655 GBP
12
2855 GBP
5495 GBP
6695 GBP
16
3615 GBP
7135 GBP
8735 GBP
24
5255 GBP
10535 GBP
12935 GBP
Extra week (24+)
215 GBP
435 GBP
535 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 430.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 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
1
430 GBP
650 GBP
- GBP
2
765 GBP
1205 GBP
1405 GBP
3
1100 GBP
1760 GBP
2060 GBP
4
1435 GBP
2315 GBP
2715 GBP
6
1955 GBP
3275 GBP
3875 GBP
8
2575 GBP
4335 GBP
5135 GBP
12
3575 GBP
6215 GBP
7415 GBP
16
4575 GBP
8095 GBP
9695 GBP
24
6575 GBP
11855 GBP
14255 GBP
Extra week (24+)
270 GBP
490 GBP
590 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 495.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 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
1
495 GBP
715 GBP
- GBP
2
895 GBP
1335 GBP
1535 GBP
3
1295 GBP
1955 GBP
2255 GBP
4
1695 GBP
2575 GBP
2975 GBP
6
2345 GBP
3665 GBP
4265 GBP
8
3095 GBP
4855 GBP
5655 GBP
12
4355 GBP
6995 GBP
8195 GBP
16
5535 GBP
9055 GBP
10655 GBP
24
8015 GBP
13295 GBP
15695 GBP
Extra week (24+)
330 GBP
550 GBP
650 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (B2 First, C1 Advanced) (15 lessons/week)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 2595.- GBP
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
10 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
10
2595 GBP
4795 GBP
5795 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 01.04 / 07.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (B2 First, C1 Advanced) (20 lessons/week)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 3195.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
10 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
10
3195 GBP
5395 GBP
6395 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 01.04 / 07.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (B2 First, C1 Advanced) (25 lessons/week)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 3095.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
8 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
8
3095 GBP
4855 GBP
5655 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
01.07.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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 1175.- GBP
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
1175 GBP
2055 GBP
2455 GBP
8
2095 GBP
3855 GBP
4655 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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 1435.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 / 8 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
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
4
1435 GBP
2315 GBP
2715 GBP
8
2575 GBP
4335 GBP
5135 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 5 hours/week) (per hour) 85 GBP
B2 First Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 145 GBP
C1 Advanced Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 150 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (The Curve) 40 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) 98 GBP
Train station transfer (King's Cross St. Pancras) 70 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom) (4 evening meals)
Host family, single room, breakfast (private bathroom)
Guest house, single room, breakfast (London Lodge)

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

94% of students recommending this school

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33 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Residence)
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33 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, January – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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School facilities
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe einige Fortschritte in der Grammatik, im Vokabular und dem Sprechen gemacht. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrer waren sehr kompetent, überaus freundlich und hilfsbereit! »
22 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, March – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j'ai fortement amélioré mon niveau grâce aux cours Cambridge en particulier. J'ai trouvé utile d'apprendre du vocabulaire et des expressions du quotidien. »
20 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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20 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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18 years old - Slovenia
/ 5
2 weeks, February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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20 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.7 / 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.

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.

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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