Beginner(A1): No knowledge or understand only few basic words/phrases Elementary(A2): Can understand and speak about simple topics: i.e. family, shopping, hobby. Lower Intermediate(B1): Can speak about future and past events, give reasons and explanations for a situation. Upper Intermediate(B2): Can speak about abstract topics, produce clear, detailed text on many subjects. Advanced(C1): Can use language flexibly and effectively. Proficiency(C2): Can express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.
Bangkok is one of the top destinations our students liked most
Excellent student nationality mix
The language school International House was founded in Bangkok, Thailand in 1999. We are located in the heart of Bangkok, in Silom. Located within a minute's walk from the two main forms of transportation in Bangkok, the MRT Silom stop and BTS Sala Daeng stop.
The school address is: 7th Floor, Silom 64 Building, Silom Road,Suriyawong, Bangrak, 10500 - Bangkok (Thailand).
Accreditations and Quality seals
International House World Organization member, Certified Teacher Training Centre for Cambridge
Free water dispenser
TV in all classrooms
Air conditioning in all classrooms
Ample natural light in all classrooms
Number of classrooms:
Number of public workstations:
Internet access and use of school computers
Wireless LAN zone at school
Free certificate of course attendance
Language level placement test at first day of classes
Language level placement test before arrival
For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Average number of students
Adult courses in summer: 250
Adult courses throughout the year: 250
Average age of students
in summer: 24 years
throughout the year: 24 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses in summer: 5
Adult courses throughout the year: 5
Junior courses in summer: 5
Junior courses throughout the year: 5
Minimum age of students
5 years for specific Junior courses
English teacher qualifications
100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):
Best arrival airport is Suvarnabhumi airport. It takes 45 minutes to school.
Language school closed
In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 11.Apr.2016 - 17.Apr.2016, 20.May.2016, 19.Jul.2016, 12.Aug.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 25.Dec.2016, 28.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 13.Mar.2017 - 15.Mar.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 10.Apr.2017 - 16.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.May.2017, 10.May.2017, 08.Jul.2017, 11.Aug.2017, 12.Aug.2017, 23.Oct.2017, 05.Dec.2017, 10.Dec.2017, 11.Dec.2017, 25.Dec.2017, 28.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
Note: All courses offered by International House, Bangkok can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 3000.00 THB
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 1000 THB. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday Price per room
An hotel/apartment complex with a full sized gym and swimming pool, restaurant, free wifi, and sauna. It is a short 5 minute walk and a 20 minute BTS Skytrain ride to the school's doorstep. This room is nicer and 8 sq meters bigger than the 32 sq meter room.
Price extra night:
1000 THB (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16 Maximum age of students: 0
I would highlight two aspects:
- Very small groups. Although there were about 50-100 students of Thai origin in the school, we were only about 10 foreign students. We were grouped into three groups. In my group (upper-intermediate) we were 4 students during the first week and only 3 students during the second and third week.
- The teaching methodology. Class sessions were taught by different teachers. During the three weeks I had 7-8 different teachers and everyone knew at all times what content had been worked in the previous classes and what content they had to teach.
Value for money
Facilities (library, classrooms)
Quality of teaching / language progress
Aiya Residence - 40 sq. meters
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I can only say positive things about the school. As for my accommodation, I stayed at Aiya Residence Hotel and it was fine. However, I would like to note that the only difference between the superior room (9000 bth) and the deluxe room (13000 bth) was the space (32 m2 versus 40 m2) as they offered the same. Therefore, I recommend you to choose a superior room instead of the deluxe (I chose deluxe because I was told superior rooms were in poor condition which was not true, because a friend stayed there a few days and was able to check it). Also, I must add that I had to pay about 50 euros extra for electricity and water. I think in Bangkok you can get better accommodation and better located for the price I paid.
Other comments: It would be great that the school had a program of social activities or a person responsible for it. The only social activity conducted by the school once a week was organised by the teachers themselves every Wednesday evening and consisted of a dinner, a game of bowling or going out to a pub.