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International HouseNewcastle, England UK

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating of International House, Newcastle
Ranked #1 of 4 English schools in Newcastle
Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school
  • TOP 8% highest inspection scores among all UK schools in British Council inspection (Gazette 2021/2022).
  • Large social room with free coffee, tea and pool table.
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (5.0/5.0)
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

This school is an official exam centre for the FCE, CAE and CELTA exams.

Location: International House Newcastle is located in the vibrant and unique city of Newcastle, in northeastern England. The school is housed in a large Victorian building in the city centre, with many amenities, bars, shops, eateries and attractions nearby. The stadium of Newcastle Football Club is just around the corner! Additional sites of interest within walking distance of the school include the Laing Art Gallery, the Theatre Royal, Grainger Market, the Discovery Museum, the Life Science Centre and much more!

Course selection: International House Newcastle supplies programmes for students of all levels and various ages throughout the year. In addition to General English courses, taught over several schedules and intensities, Young Learner and Teacher Training programmes are available at specific times throughout the year. Private tuition, Business English, Exam Preparation (CELTA, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS), DELTA, and multiple courses for specific learning are also available. Private tuition is available in conjunction with or independently from any other course or programme.

Social and cultural: The school provides varied activities and excursion opportunities for students to enjoy as they wish. Evening activities may include movie nights, welcome dinners, club nights out, and sports nights. Excursions are varied and can include trips to Edinburgh, York, Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District, the Castles of Northumbria and more!

Accommodation: Homestay facilities within local families, Studios and shared apartment accommodation can be arranged through the school, subject to availability.
  • The language school International House was founded in Newcastle, England UK in 1978.
  • Legal name / parent company: International House Newcastle
  • Tax registration ID: 1381691
  • Abbreviated name of school: IH Newcastle
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation

Information for all courses offered by International House

Comments about courses

Course extension fee: GBP 30.
Guard.me insurance: GBP 20 per week.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
60.00 £
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 70 £. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024 - 07 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 06 May 2024, 27 May 2024, 26 Aug 2024, 20 Dec 2024 - 21 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
Note: All courses offered by International House, Newcastle can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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International House (IH)

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOBritish councilEAQUALSEnglish UKIALCPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalIHWO, ISI
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:45
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at International House and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoPayPal - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 16
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 250
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 180
Junior courses - In summer: 125
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 15
Minimum age of students
16 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 25
Adult courses Throughout the year: 14
Junior courses In summer: 10
Junior courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 24 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
50 £
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking1 km
Diving2 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding6 km
Sailing15 km
Swimming2 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Welcome night, cinema night, sports night

Adults - Paid activities

Football - GBP 7
Shakespeare´s Speakeasy (a show) - GBP 15
Day trip to Cragside - GBP 15
Weekend excursions (York,Edinburgh,The Castles of Northumbria,The Farne Islands,The Lake District) - GBP 35-45


Ratings of International House compared to ratings of all schools in England UK

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Student opinions about International House, Newcastle

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
I really liked the way of teaching, the people are also friendly and so are the teachers. The location of the school is right in the centre which is a huge plus.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I do not have any tips for new students
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I have no complaints.
Course: General English 25 - 1 week
7. Aug. 2023


7-15 Gallowgate - NE14SG Newcastle
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FAQ about International House,

  • English courses at International House start at 209 £ for General English 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at International House varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 12 students (General English 25)
  • 100% of teachers at International House hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at International House comes from Spain with a 16% representation, followed by students from Italy (14%) and China (14%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • International House offers courses from 12 years (Younger Learners Programme Newcastle, 25 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.


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