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International House Johannesburg – Language Lab

International House Johannesburg – Language Lab

International House Johannesburg 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 the vibrancy of city life. All of our teachers hold Cambridge teaching qualifications. Their passion and enthusiasm ensure that our English courses are exciting and rewarding.

At the end of every course candidates are treated to a day out in Johannesburg. Excursions include trips to attractions such as Soweto, Gold Reef City, and the Rhino and Lion Park.

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 welcome and part of the family.

The school offers 3 computer labs with 60 computers, free wifi, a library with an extensive and current range of books, and a canteen with a great vibe.

English language courses at International House JHB – Language Lab

English courses

Our English as a foreign language courses run on a four week cycle. We have all levels from Beginner to Advanced.

IELTS

IELTS is an English language proficiency test taken by individuals who would like to immigrate or study at South African Universities. The test is run in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Aviation English

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.

Teacher training

The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is a full time initial teaching qualification, awarded by the University of Cambridge.

Other information

  • IH Johannesburg’s teacher training department runs the Cambridge University affiliated CELTA English teaching certificate for those who want to teach English as a foreign language.
  • IH Johannesburg is proud to be the only independent IELTS (International English Language Testing System) testing centre in South Africa. The IELTS test caters for immigration and university study purposes.
  • IH Johannesburg is also the only centre in Gauteng that offers the world recognised Cambridge English exams.

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Wits Language School

Wits Language School

Wits Language School was established in 1997 and is part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The school offers a wide range of language courses and services, including, English as a Foreign Language. Wits University is one of the leading universities in the country and on the continent. The prestige and reputation associated with Wits transcends across all its faculties and departments. As part of the University, Wits Language School adheres to the proud tradition of academic excellence. The course helps learners to build the competence and confidence they need to use English on a daily basis in all aspects of their lives. The course aims at improving reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, in addition to providing a thorough grasp of English grammar, developing vocabulary and broadening learners’ understanding of the language used in a range of formal and informal social contexts.

Other information

  • We offer 6 levels (Beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced).
  • The duration of each level is seven weeks, with class attendance for four hours per day, from 09h00 to 13h00 (140 hours).
  • In addition, optional afternoon classes are offered free of charge from Monday to Thursday, 13h30 to 14h30 (an additional 20 hours of tuition and language practice).

Accommodation and transport

We arrange accommodation for full-time students of English. There are a range of host families close to the school. We make sure that the accommodation is suitable by visiting the homes and checking them on a regular basis.

Study visas and health insurance

We advise you on visa applications as well as extensions of study visas and refer you to recommended agents for medical insurance cover.

Tours

We also arrange tours for those who want to see more of South Africa. These trips are optional and the cost is not included in the course fee.

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