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Language courses and teacher training

The IHLS Group offers language teaching and teacher training services in several different countries, as well as a wide range of online training options.

IHLS Group language schools

Canada, South Africa, UK

Language schools in Canada, South Africa and the UK

Belfast Cape Town Toronto


O Canada!
In January 2018, we are delighted to welcome International House Toronto as the newest member of the IHLS Group!

Colombia and Mexico

Language schools in Latin America

Bogotá Cancún Playa del Carmen


Find us on social media
To follow us on social media and get all our latest news, please see the feeds provided by our individual schools.


Language schools in China

Beijing Xi'an


  ALL our courses

What courses we offer where

Online language and language teacher training courses

Net Languages

Online English courses

English and Spanish
Founded in 1998, Net Languages provides engaging online courses for learning both English and Spanish, in tutored or non-tutored formats.

We work with individual students, corporate clients, government departments and educational institutions all over the world and have developed different business models for each sector.

English Anyplace

English Anyplace

With English Anyplace you can learn English online with a small group of other students and your own teacher.

It’s just like being in a classroom -- except that you can do it from the comfort of your own home or office!

Formación ELE

Spanish teacher training

For Spanish teachers
The Formación ELE Spanish teacher training courses include both pre-service courses (in convenient two-week modules) and specialised in-service courses.

Translation courses

Translation courses

English, Spanish and French
Our translation courses provide translation training and skills as well as preparing you to take the IoL Diploma examinations.

We also have a very popular introduction to translation course and provide a translation service.

The IHLS group – an overview

Founded in Catalonia in 1972, the IHLS Group has grown to become a multinational provider of language courses, language exams and teacher training.

All the language schools in the group are affiliated to the IHWO organisation and share that organisation’s passion for helping people achieve their linguist goals as efficiently as possible.

The IHLS Group was also a pioneer in developing web-based language courses which means we can now deliver quality language courses to students anywhere in the world.

Reasons to study with us

Our aim is to help people develop their language skills (or language teaching skills) as efficiently as possible. Which means we take the pedagogical side of our business very seriously.

Our teachers and trainers have written dozens of text books and language teaching methodology books for all the top publishers. This isn’t a coincidence.

We organise some of the largest conferences for language teachers in Europe. This isn’t a coincidence either.

Client care isn’t something we take lightly. We can’t guarantee that all our students will always achieve all their goals, but we can guarantee that we will do our very best to help them succeed.

We have taught literally hundreds of thousands of students over the past 45 years. Our success is based principally on the recommendation of these students.

Popular courses

Among the many language and teacher training courses we offer, these are probably the most popular...

English courses, which we offer for all ages in all of our language schools

Spanish courses, for which our VIVA Group is the umbrella organization. We're also a member of IH Spain.

Exam courses preparing for Cambridge English and IELTS Tests.

Exam courses for DELE, the equivalent Spanish language exams.

Teacher training courses for English teachers (ELT or "TEFL") and for Spanish teachers (ELE).

For an overview of what we do where, see the chart at the foot of this page.


The IHLS Group: quality language teaching and training since 1972.

Also from the IHLS Group

Encuentro Práctico

Encuentro Práctico

For Spanish teachers
Now in its 27th year, Encuentro Práctico is one of Europe's top annual conferences for Spanish teachers.

In 2018, Encuentro Práctico takes place in Utrecht (February 9-10) and Wurzburg (April 6-7), as well as in Barcelona in December.

ELT Conference

IH Barcelona ELT Conference

For English teachers
This year's IH Barcelona ELT Conference (February 9-10, 2018) includes plenaries by Chia Suan Chong, Dorothy Zemach, John Field, Monica Poulter and Scott Thornbury and a long list of great workshop sessions.

The Fonix

The Fonix English Competition

For Catalan Schools
A competition for students in Catalan schools, the aim of the THE FONIX is to encourage English learning among primary and secondary school students and learners at adult education centres.

In 2017, we had over 57,000 participants from more than 575 schools!

Courses abroad

Courses abroad

Around the world
As well as the language courses we provide in our own schools, we also send students on courses abroad programmes in many other countries, including Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, the UK and the USA.

What courses we offer where

English courses | TEFL courses | Spanish courses | Spanish teacher training (ELE) | Other languages | Other courses