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Why study at International House Madrid

Unforgettable teachers

All our teachers are:

1. native and / or educated in countries where the language is spoken,
2. officially qualified and trained for teaching their language,
3. with specific training and experience in the students' profile,
4. of course in strictly legal employment status,
5. supervised and supported by a team of renowned specialists,
6. observed and evaluated in the classroom on a regular and systematic basis,
7. continuous training process through weekly seminars for professional development,
8. enthusiastic, motivated and ...cheerful!

You never forget a good teacher!

A passion for pedagogical excellence

The educational systems of International House have always been at the forefront of the world of language teaching. We created the first teacher training courses in communicative language teaching 60 years ago and today we are still world leaders in training language teachers. We are so passionate about our work that we even train our competitors' teachers!

International House World Organisation is the oldest and largest independent network of language schools in the world: 156 schools in 52 countries committed to the highest quality in language teaching; 3 million satisfied students on five continents.

Promoting Global understanding through language education since 1953.

A superior learning atmosphere

The architectural design and functional aesthetics of our schools use light, space and transparency to help facilitate concentration and comfortable, motivating and enjoyable learning.

97 soundproofed classrooms, air conditioned and well equipped with the latest audiovisual media. Our 7 centres are easily accessible, modern, open 14 hours a day and on Saturday mornings.

Our teachers are experts and know how to quickly achieve a lasting progress thanks to a fun, lively atmosphere in the classroom and a careful combination of teaching techniques and constant methodological innovation.

Promoting Global understanding through language education since 1953.

A broad range of solutions

Our aim is to meet and fully satisfy all your training needs in the linguistic field:

1. English, Chinese, French, German
2. Spanish for foreigners
3. From 2 to 30 hours of classes per week
4. Preparation for official exams
5. "PLATINUM" Centre for University of Cambridge examinations and the Instituto Cervantes
6. Specific courses for young learners aged 4 years and over
7. Senior courses for people aged 55 and over
8. Professional English Courses
9. Specialized English Modules
10.One 2 one lessons for all languages
11.Professional Spanish Courses
12.Customized training plans for businesses
13.Courses in schools for children from 3 years old
14.Intensive summer courses with activities
15.Summer Camps
16.Language courses and accommodation around the world
17.Recognized teacher training courses
18.Preparation for teachers´ examinations. Teaching workshops and conferences
19.Conversation clubs
20.Excursions and cultural activities programmes
21.Accommodation and transfers
22.Courses and additional on-line methods

A full learning experience

Teaching at our centres includes:

  • Training needs analysis and a free "no-obligation" written and oral level test
  • Choice of school, timetable, frequency and duration of classes among available places
  • Maximum of 12 students per group (6 in companies)
  • Individualized daily attendance checks
  • Personal monitoring of your progress
  • Individual assessment and tutorials
  • Optional preparation for official exams at no extra cost
  • Availability of a support team and a pedagogical expert at your centre to advise you and to answer all your questions and queries
  • No class cancellation guaranteed and, in the event of teacher absence, the class will be delivered by a fully-qualified teacher
  • Free use of educational resources: libraries, video libraries, study rooms, Internet cafes, multimedia courses…
  • Certificate of attendance, achievement of level reached at the end of each academic year (on demand)

Measurable results

We devote the maximum resources and energy to researching new tools and activities, to creating textbooks, to strictly controlling the quality of the classrooms, to continuous teacher training and individualized monitoring of our students.

These are the keys to the proven effectiveness of our teaching. This is how our students achieve the highest pass rates in official examinations: University of Cambridge, Goethe Institut, Alliance Française, Confucius Institute, Instituto Cervantes, Madrid Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce...

Promoting Global understanding through language education since 1953.