International House Johannesburg

International House Johannesburg

International House Johannesburg

International House Johannesburg (formerly Language Lab) is an affiliate of the renowned International House World Organisation. IHWO is a network of schools throughout the world that is committed to the highest quality of language learning and teacher training. IH Johannesburg offers students the opportunity to learn English in an exciting environment that embraces multiculturalism and a vibrant city life.

Our teachers hold multiple degrees in addition to either being CELTA or DELTA qualified. Our teachers’ passion and enthusiasm ensure that our English courses are both exciting and rewarding.

We offer our students accommodation with host families. All host families are English speaking and strive to spend quality time with students and make them feel at home and integrated into South African culture.

At the end of every course students are treated to a day out, offering them the opportunity to visit, explore and enjoy different attractions that Johannesburg has to offer. Excursions include trips to Soweto and Gold Reef City.

The school has excellent facilities including two labs with over 40 computers, free wi-fi, a library with an extensive and current range of books, and a canteen with a great vibe.


  • General English (beginner to advanced levels)
  • CAE and IELTS exam preparation
  • Aviation English
  • Business English
  • Private English tuition

Cambridge English Exams

  • Young Learners (Pre A1) Starters
  • Young learners (A1) Movers
  • Young Learners (A2) Flyers
  • PET
  • KET
  • FCE
  • CAE

Aviation English Exams

  • EPTA – English Proficiency Test for Aviation
  • EALTS – English for Aviation Language Testing System

Teacher training

  • CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • IHC (International House Certificate in Teaching English)

Other information

IH Johannesburg is recognized by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) as an Aviation English training and testing centre. We are the only official testing centre in sub-Saharan Africa for the EALTS test of English for Aviation developed by CAAi.

The effective running of any business hinges on the way staff communicates with clients. IH Johannesburg – Language Lab offers business English courses to individuals and companies. These courses include business writing skills, meeting skills, negotiation skills, telephone skills, presentation skills, minute taking, time management and conflict resolution.

IH Johannesburg is also the only centre in Gauteng that offers the world recognised Cambridge English exams required for immigration purposes and to study both in South Africa and abroad.

Contact International House Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg
Address: 54 De Korte Street, Braamfontein
Telephone: +27113391051