General English Online Courses

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International House brings the classroom into your home with our online courses. We combine core syllabus needs with qualified teachers to bring you a well-prepared and modern approach to learning English.

Three reasons to book online classes:

Qualified teachers and international standards
70/30 speaking ratio
Convenient and flexible schedules
All our courses are tutored by CELTA-qualified teachers with several years’ experience teaching students from a wide variety of nationalities. They will focus on your specific needs and interests, which means that you will make faster progress. The material we use in class are standardized according to CEFR standards (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Our teachers follow a basic guideline – we try to design the lessons so our students can get maximum speaking practice in the lesson. We know that it is important to produce and use new language. It means that the lessons are dynamic and interesting. Online lessons are more flexible than group classes. Your schedule can be adapted to fit your lifestyle and your time zone. You can choose your own learning environment: you can have your lessons at home or in your favourite café   – anywhere you like. Learning online also means that you don’t need to spend time commuting to class, so you will be able to use your time more effectively.

What our teachers say about our online lessons


Online teaching has been a great experience for me. My students are comfortable and relaxed as they are working from the comfort of their own homes. I enjoy adapting the materials we would use in a face-to-face classroom to meet my students’ needs and interests and to be able to work with them online


I was surprised to see how quick my students learn new language and how well they remember and use it the next day. I think it is because the online lessons are personalized to their needs and interests and it makes them engage more. There are also less distractions in online lessons so they are more focussed on the material and less on the environment. I have enjoyed seeing their progress.


I started an email conversation with one of my online students instead of doing the normal informal email standard task in the coursebook for homework. I found it made the interaction so much more real and personal. In the email, he said ‘I like your teaching method that is easy and clear’. Online learning is different and lessons must be adapted but my students are more focussed and have made good progress. They can prepare before and do some work after the lesson and this means that we achieve a lot in a short time online.


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