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 (FCE, CAE), 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
30 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 GBP 365.-
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
585
2
635
1075
1275
3
905
1565
1865
4
1175
2055
2455
6
1595
2915
3515
8
2095
3855
4655
12
2855
5495
6695
16
3615
7135
8735
24
5135
10415
12815
Extra week (24+)
210
430
530
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 GBP 430.-
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
650
2
765
1205
1405
3
1100
1760
2060
4
1435
2315
2715
6
1955
3275
3875
8
2575
4335
5135
12
3575
6215
7415
16
4575
8095
9695
24
6575
11855
14255
Extra week (24+)
270
490
590
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 GBP 495.-
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
715
2
895
1335
1535
3
1295
1955
2255
4
1695
2575
2975
6
2345
3665
4265
8
3095
4855
5655
12
4355
6995
8195
16
5535
9055
10655
24
8015
13295
15695
Extra week (24+)
330
550
650
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 (FCE, CAE) (15 lessons/week)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From GBP 2595.-
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
4795
5795
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 (FCE, CAE) (20 lessons/week)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From GBP 3195.-
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
5395
6395
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 (FCE, CAE) (25 lessons/week)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From GBP 3095.-
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
4855
5655
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 GBP 1175.-
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
2055
2455
8
2095
3855
4655
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 GBP 1435.-
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
2315
2715
8
2575
4335
5135
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
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) 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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

93% of students recommending this school

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

30 students gave their opinion about this school

25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
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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Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Residence)
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, March – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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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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Accommodation (1.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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18 years old - Slovenia
/ 5
2 weeks, February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 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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21 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 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)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 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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