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International House Johannesburg - Language Lab:
Conveniently located in Braamfontein, a central suburb of Johannesburg, International House Johannesburg - Language Lab provides a range of quality full-time and part-time English courses to South African students and international students from around the world. We provide comprehensive IELTS preparation courses, and are the only centre in the Gauteng Province that offers the world-recognised Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) exams.

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About International House World Organisation:

Photo of English Courses in Johannesburg, South Africa• International House Johannesburg - Language Lab is a member of the International House World Organisation (IHWO), one of the largest and oldest groups of language schools in the world, committed to the highest quality of language learning and teacher training.

• The International House family of schools is truly global, and today has 154 private language schools in 54 countries. 

• As part of this global network, IH Johannesburg embodies the values of the IHWO by being dedicated to quality teaching, facilities and student care. 

• We offer a wide variety of English language courses, tests and qualifications to suit everyone - from total beginners to advanced.

• We also have a library, a quiet room for self-study, a wide range of computer software to practise both General English and English for Specific purposes, Wi-Fi for your mobile device, and a canteen serving hot & cold food.

English Language Classes:

Image of English Courses in Johannesburg, South Africa• 4-week General English courses for foreigners
• English Improvement courses for South Africans (held part-time over 6 Saturday mornings)
• IELTS test preparation
• Exam preparation for Cambridge KET, PET, FCE (Cambridge First Certificate), CAE, CPE, Cambridge English: First for Schools.
• Business English training for companies & organizations
• Aviation English training and testing
• Private English lessons
• CELTA & DELTA English language teaching qualifications
• Homestay with a local English-speaking family 

Student Reviews / Testimonials:
•  "Everything was well and professionally organized on the day and we were able to write the exam in a proper, orderly and disciplined manner. We thank you for the display of proper professionalism...indeed a scarce experience for the times in which we live."
Johan, IELTS Student

•  “The staff are friendly and hard-working, so students from all countries feel at home.”
Mazeroge, Mozambique

•  “I think it’s the best way to learn English in South Africa.”
Georges, Ivory Coast

•  "Language Lab is fantastic."
Rui, Angola

•  "I was so lucky to end up in a wonderful host family, who took me in as one of theirs from day one. I made some good friends at the Lab, among them teachers and students."
Yves, Gabon

•  "I would like to thank you for going the extra mile to help me with organising the IELTS test on Saturday. Your friendly, helpful and professional service made the process run smoothly, especially under the very rushed circumstances.

I would also like to compliment you and all the staff at the Language Lab on Saturday. The test was conducted in a very well organised and professional manner."


Highly-Qualified & Experienced English Teachers:

Photos of International House Johannesburg - Language Lab• All of the English teachers at International House Johannesburg - Language Lab have the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) qualification awarded by Cambridge University. Many are also DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) qualified.

• Most of our teachers have extensive experience in teaching English overseas in many different parts of the world, and also are experienced in teaching students from many different cultural backgrounds.

• They are committed and motivated individuals, who are passionate about ensuring that our English courses are both exciting and rewarding.

Homestay with a Local Host Family:

Picture of English Courses in Johannesburg, South Africa• Homestay accommodation allows foreign students to experience local culture and immerse themselves in the South African way of life. It is an experience not to be missed!

• IH Johannesburg can arrange homestay accommodation with carefully-selected English-speaking host families who offer a friendly and welcoming environment where you can practice your English in a relaxed and informal setting.

• All of our host families are conveniently situated close to public transport routes, and will often provide the student with transport around town.

• Each student has their own room equipped with a bed, desk/table, heater and cupboard. The host family provides the client with breakfast and dinner during the week and with three meals per day on the weekend and public holidays. Bedding is changed weekly and laundry is done at least once per week.

• Further Accommodation Options:  International House Johannesburg can arrange a variety of accommodation for students.

Exciting Social Programme!

Images of International House Johannesburg - Language LabThe social programme or a school outing takes place on the last Friday of each course. This is a chance for all students and staff to socialise, to see some interesting places, and have some fun in good company. Some favourite activities of the social programme include:

• Bowling
• Ice-skating
• White water rafting
• The Johannesburg Zoo
• Gold Reef City theme park
• Soweto Tour
• Crocodile Farm
• Motecasino Bird Gardens
• Rhino and Lion Park located in the Cradle of Humankind, an acclaimed World Heritage site

Cultural Luncheons:
We regularly host a cultural lunch where you are encouraged to bring a traditional dish from your country, dress in traditional clothing, and bring music from your home country. These days are always popular and a lot of fun, as offer a great opportunity for students to share their culture & traditions with each other.

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Address: 54 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-02-23 were from:

Berea; Alberton Gauteng; Gauteng; Kensington; Westonaria; and more.