International House Bucharest started in 2002, and since 2008 its status as Leader in Language Teaching in Romania has been confirmed by repeated first-place ranking in The National Top of Companies in Romania, organized by The National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises (CNIMMR).
Our top achievement? The C2/Proficient Certificate obtained on his Test of Romanian as a Foreign Language by one of our most brilliant students: the former British Ambassador to Romania. With maximum score in the Speaking Part!
Most of the top executives working and living in Romania, as well as ambassadors and officials from the UK, Sweden, Portugal or the Netherlands choose to learn Romanian with IH Bucharest, so that they can become confident users of the language. Since its beginning, IH Bucharest has trained more than 15,000 employees from over 350 multinational corporations operating in Romania across all industries.
IH Bucharest is a member of International House World Organisation, a network of over 160 language schools in 52 countries with its head office in London .
IH Bucharest is run by a team of international-level experts who hold top-level certifications in their field and are involved in global projects.
IH Bucharest has been awarded 11 points of excellence out of 12 in the latest independent inspection by the most rigorous European organization in the field: UK-based EAQUALS (Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality Language Services), which supervises standards of excellence in language teaching.
"Happy learners are effective learners" – that is the guiding motto inspiring IH Bucharest teachers to prepare and teach highly engaging lessons of Romanian. We are constantly finding ways to motivate top-level managers to study our language, designing lessons which trigger this effect: “Cool, when's the next class?”
First and foremost, IH Bucharest emphasizes the benefits of conversation, encouraging and challenging our clients to express themselves more, so that they become more confident and efficient language users in a short period of time.
Our goal is to enable our students to communicate better and more fluently in their daily life. Our courses are also tailored to each individual client's needs, as part of a portfolio including classes of Romanian for special purposes (e.g. business, diplomacy, etc.)
The use of stimulating visual and audio course materials is meant to expose students to natural language in a wide range of relevant contexts.
The method IH Bucharest has always used implies total language immersion, i.e. exclusive use of Romanian during the teaching process. Therefore, no intermediary language is used, which makes for fast and extremely efficient learning.
Let us proudly mention "famous non-native learners of Romanian whom we natives, teachers or otherwise, see on TV, hear on the radio, and feel greatly impressed by: when the Ambassador of Japan gives a speech in perfect Romanian, when an Austrian CEO makes a public statement in perfect Romanian, we know they respect us, they understand us, they value us, and we give nothing less in return. To them, as well as to us, whether in business or arts, Romanian is mutual trust.”
His Excellency Mr. Anders Bengtcen, former Ambassador of Sweden - interview in Romanian
His Excellency Mr Martin Harris, former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Romania - speech in English and Romanian
His Excellency Mr Paul Brummell, incumbent UK Ambassador - press conference in Romanian on the occasion of IHB's 15th anniversary