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International House New York is a University of Cambridge approved Teacher Training Center, and is approved by the New York State Department of Education as an ESL school.
International House (IH) is one of the largest groups of language schools, teaching English and 25 modern languages in 150 schools in more than 50 countries worldwide since 1953. The International House World Organization (IHWO) is a network of language schools worldwide that are committed to implementing high standards of quality and innovation in education and training.
International House was founded in 1953 with the aim of providing an innovative approach to language teaching. The founders, John and Brita Haycraft, were themselves teachers who sought to promote international understanding through language learning and teacher training. Haycraft introduced the first training program for teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), which blended teaching theory and practice. This course, which was developed at International House, was the forerunner of the Cambridge ESOL Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).
The International House World Organization is today made up of 150 schools in over 50 countries worldwide. Although these are independent businesses, they all share the same philosophy and teaching approach. The aims of International House remain essentially the same as in Haycraft's day, with a dedication to promoting international understanding through education and the raising of teacher-training standards worldwide.
Located at in the heart of Manhattan, IH New York students enjoy all the benefits of learning English at a world-class university campus with modern, spacious and clean classrooms while also being able to take advantage of being based in one of Manhattan's most desirable downtown neighborhoods!
As a student at IH New York, you can grab a bite to eat in one of several cafes and restaurants in the area, do some extra studying in the language lab with 15 iMac computers or walk around the trendy neighborhood of Chelsea, which is just a stone's throw away from famous sites like Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building and Times Square.
The university is serviced by an unparalleled number of subway lines (1, 2, 3, R, W, A, C, E, F & M), as well as numerous bus lines and the New Jersey PATH train. Only a few blocks away is Penn Station.
Right in the heart of the city, IH New York is the perfect location to study English and also to catch up with friends and explore outside of class time. We at IH New York are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy the experience of learning English with us.
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Courses for Academic purposes
Courses for Business/Executives
Courses for Specific purposes
Courses Plus (sport, culture etc.)
Examination preparation courses
General and Intensive courses
| High school preparation courses|
Language immersion at teacher's home
One to one courses
Summer or camp programs
Teacher training programs
University Foundation/Access courses
Vacation courses for adults
Vacation courses for young learners
Work experience programs
For a full price list, please click here to visit our website.
A 20-lesson-per-week General English course, which includes special New York-themed lessons.
The Intensive 20 course plus 5 private One-to-One lessons per week.
The Intensive 20 course plus 10 private One-to-One lessons per week.
The Intensive 20 course plus 20 private One-to-One lessons per week.
Executive English Course
A 20-hour-a-week program of Business English, focusing on English for specific professional needs.
Silver, Gold, and Platinum Packages are also available for Executive English students.
An intensive TOEFL exam preparation course. Language skills and activities are combined with exam-taking practice and insightful test-taking tips. The course covers all the sections of the exam to ensure you're fully prepared to get the test score that you need.
FCE, CAE, and CPE Intensive
Intensive Cambridge ESOL exam prepration courses. The FCE is for upper-intermediate level students, the CAE is for advanced level students, and the CPE is for highly advanced level students who are working toward native-speaker proficiency.
4 hours a day of intensive TOEFL exam preparation. Language skills and activities
are combined with exam taking practice and insightful test taking tips. The course
covers all the sections of the exam to ensure you're fully prepared when you take the
test to get the score you need. Minimum language level: Intermediate
TOEFL Intensive Plus
This 25-hour course combines all the TOEFL exam preparation of the TOEFL
Intensive course with an additional one-hour elective every day. The electives focus
on English in New York. Students can choose from classes like History of New York,
Current News or English in Film. Minimum language level: Intermediate
IH New York's students come from a variety of countries around the world, creating a diverse mixture of nationalities and backgrounds in each English language classroom. International House believes that maintaining a strong and diverse community is of great importance and we look forward to welcoming you to our international student community as you pursue your goals in English language learning.
Our classes are small, which guarantees you'll get personal attention from your English teacher. Depending on the time of the year, the average class size ranges between 10-15 students.
IH New York provides a year-round program of varied afternoon, evening and weekend activities to encourage students to take advantage of New York City and the surrounding area. We arrange tickets for Broadway shows, double-decker bus tours, visits to Central Park, walking tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn, boat trips on the Hudson River, tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MoMA and much more!
Our Social Program allows you to get to know your classmates better in a more informal setting. It also allows you to practice the English you've learned while you're having fun sightseeing in New York. There is so much to see and learn about New York, which makes it the perfect place for you to go out and make the most of your English. Take advantage of IH New York's Social Program to get out and explore New York. We're happy to arrange your next adventure for you!
Examples of group excursions with IH New York:
Taking classes at IH New York is about more than just studying English - it's about experiencing English in its entirety, and having fun while doing it!
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IH New York offers airport / station transfer for $120, one-way.
Posted by Sofia M. (Arezzo - Italy)
on September 2012 - Italy
Posted by Diego C. (Vicenza - Italy)
on August 2012 - Italy
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on April 2012 - Japan
Posted by Vincent C. (France)
on December 2011 - France
I took the CPE exam at IH New York, and I am glad I did.
Since I could't attend the preparation course in NYC I took distant lessons to prepare for the exam. I spoke every week days for two months with my teacher to talk about my work and practice and also prepare for the Speaking Paper.
I have been very impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of the staffs at IH.
From the very first contact by e-mail until exam day every thing went very smoothly. Everyone has been incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and gave me invaluable advice. Thank you.
Posted by Zakaria N. (palermo - Italy)
on October 2011 - Italy
Posted by Max V. (roma - Italy)
on August 2011 - Italy
Posted by Italo M. (ROME - Italy)
on July 2011 - Italy
The lessons at International House was really interesting, interactive and also playful! I met many pleasant people, especially teachers.
I would recomende learning english here i would recommende living a life' s experience in a city like New york (simply fantastic). the exceptional of this city is that everybody has the possibility to live more lives in one.
Posted by Lusitania B. (New York - USA)
on April 2011 - USA
I love my TOEFL course in IH-NY. My teacher know what they are doing and I have seen a big improvement with my English Skills. I will definitely recommend IHNY.
Posted by Hugo E. (Buenos Aires - Argentina)
on April 2011 - Argentina
I had a great time in New York with International House, they organized a lot of trips in the city. And I think it is very cool to see the teachers outside than the classrooms!
Posted by Juliette M. (Nice - France)
on April 2011 - France
I loved my experience at IH because it taught me to open my mind to others, because in class I was with people from different countries and also because my awesome American teachers helped me to see how important it was to understand the culture of the language you learn.
Posted by Leticia N. (Sao Paulo - Brazil)
on April 2011 - Brazil
The course is very complete, I could improve everything that I wanted.
Posted by Lingfan H. (Shanghai - China)
on April 2011 - China
The lessons at International House was really interesting, interactive and also playful! I met many pleasant people, especially teachers!
Posted by Maria F. (Madrid - Spain)
on April 2011 - Spain
IHNY made me like English Language, that was not easy but they could! I had class only in the morning and free time the afternoon which was good to enjoy the best city in the world, NYC!
Posted by Nada F. (Istanbul - Turkey)
on April 2011 - Turkey
The staff is very nice and the teachers so patient! The IH New York Summer Camp was the greatest abroad experience I ever had.
Posted by Mahdi M. (Cairo - Egypt)
on April 2011 - Egypt
The courses at International House New York were very nice. I studied there two weeks and I am sure I use what I learned here for years!
Posted by Paul H. (Hamburg - Germany)
on April 2011 - Germany
I will surely recommend this school to anyone who wants to improve his English strikingly and in the same time practice a lot while having fun sightseeing the city with the other students!
Posted by François D. (Paris - France)
on April 2011 - France
I loved it! I think I never learned that much in my whole curriculum. As well for the knowledges than for myself. This two months in New York City made me grew up at all points.
Posted by Naomie B. (Milano - Italy)
on April 2011 - Italy
An incredible experience! Amazing school, brilliant teachers, awesome classmates and of course what a great city! I am just waiting to go there back now!!
Posted by Guillermo A. (Valencia - Spain)
on April 2011 - Spain
Now I'm back home and thinking about my English course very often. My teacher was brilliant and I learned a lot. My teacher gave me a lot of advices and additional reading and it is very useful. Thank you for the great time and for the certificate too! I am very happy!
Posted by Jana K. (Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina)
on April 2011 - Bosnia and Herzegovina
This school was amazing and the teachers also! I had the best experince abroad. I would always recomend IH New York!