FAQs - Foreign Languages

We want to help you as best we can to decide on the most suitable course for you and give you all the information you need. Below are some of your FAQs answered to make life easier for you.

Face-to-face Foreign Language classes resumed on the 12th of April 2021 with safety measures in place at our school. We are continuing to closely monitor government guidelines regarding face-to-face education.

We also run online courses via Zoom in all of our 11 Foreign Languages, and these are now a permanent course offering with IH London.

To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset.
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom.

Face-to-face Foreign Language classes resumed on April the 12th 2021 with lots of safety measures in place.

We are also still running our online foreign language courses. Please see individual course pages for more details.

There are several ways to find out what your level is. Firstly, we would advise you to take one of our online language tests when available. These can be found on the corresponding home language page – this will help you to determine the best type of course for you. The idea is to work through the questions as far as you can and then submit. Your results will give you an indication of your banding (beginners/elementary/pre-intermediate etc).

After you receive your results, we then recommend students look at the sample course descriptions for each course within that banding – this should help you to select the best option for you, based on your current knowledge and previous studies. The course description outlines the linguistic and communicative aims of the classes as well as the content that will be covered. Another useful tip is to look at the corresponding language level guide that you can also find on the specific language page as this will give you a rough guideline in relation to the suggested hours of previous study and the international standards.

If after starting your course, you find the level too easy or challenging, then you can be changed onto a more suitable course if available. You must let us know after the first lesson. You cannot be changed onto a different course after your second lesson.

Our online classes are held via Zoom. Before your first class, you will be sent instructions on how to use and access Zoom as well as a link which will take you to the live virtual class.

Our face-to-face classes take place at our school near Covent Garden.