International House Sydney is one of Australia’s most highly regarded English language and Teacher Training Centres. We are a professional specialist centre delivering a range of accredited, internationally recognised courses in teacher training and in English language development. We are committed to providing quality training and internationally recognised qualifications, which gives our graduates a true advantage when seeking employment opportunities worldwide.

Our courses are developed in conjunction with leading schools, universities, governments and other organisations, providing our graduates with a competitive edge and allowing them greater choice of employment, study and other opportunities worldwide.

We are part of the International House World Organisation (IHWO), the oldest and largest network of independent language schools in the world, established in 1953 and now comprising more than 150 schools in 55 countries.

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International Standing

Established in 1953 and currently operating in more than 50 countries, the International House World Organisation ( IHWO) is the oldest and largest network of independent language schools in the world. IHWO pioneered TESOL training in 1961 and is universally known for its ongoing expertise in the field.

External accreditation

The high calibre of our trainers, services, facilities and resources is assured through independent TESOL accreditation and auditing by the University of Cambridge, NEAS, ASQA and J-Shine (Japan).


We have formal articulation agreements with a number of universities where you can be granted credit/exemptions towards a degree. View the list of universities

Our Approach

Our courses are based on the latest professional research with an emphasis on real-life communication skills; developing speaking, writing, reading and listening skills while improving practical understanding of grammar, vocabulary and functional language. Classes are small, maximising individual attention and participation.

Our Teachers and Trainers

Our teachers and trainers come from diverse backgrounds. As a minimum, all teachers hold a university degree and accredited TESOL qualifications. Most importantly, all of our teachers and trainers are passionate about what they do – they love teaching and the English language! They are dynamic, dedicated and professional.

Student Body

Currently, students from more than 40 countries study at our centre. You will meet people from a broad range of backgrounds and share experiences, information and contacts while you study.

Regular Job Updates

We update our graduates regularly on teaching positions available worldwide, including those offered within the extensive International House World Organisation.

 Social Activities

When you study with us, it’s not all hard work! We offer a wide variety of free activities during the week and excursions on the weekend.

Facilities and Resources

Our centre, a modernised heritage-listed building is a specialist TESOL teacher training centre and English language college. As a specialist centre, we are fully equipped with a reference library, resource room, computer centre and audiovisual facilities.

Our Location

Sydney is Australia’s oldest, largest and most diverse city. It is built around one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and along kilometres of golden beaches stretching north and south of the city on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

We are located in the heart of vibrant, multicultural Sydney, within walking distance of public transport, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Chinatown and Sydney’s best shopping and entertainment.