What our clients say

Our clients come from all walks of life; young and old, students and professionals, from ski instructors to CEOs….

They are happy to talk about their experience at The Language House.

  • I never imagined when we started that I would become fluent in English and that I could manage meetings and video conferences in English and follow English language films. It’s fantastic. Many thanks.
  • The Language House adapts the content of the courses to our needs on a weekly basis. One week we work on presentations, another week we work on language for meetings. We can use the English from these lessons immediately in our daily work with our clients.
  • I really appreciated the English courses with The Language House and especially Garry, our teacher who was friendly, serious while also having a sense of humour. I am sure that my English is much better today thanks to lessons with The Language House.
  • The lessons are very full of life, very interesting, and adapted to our need - a group of journalists.
  • Yes, I highly recommend The Language House as an ideal solution for companies that need to improve their English communication skills.
  • I am now much more confident and relaxed in English. No more stress. It is possible to have efficiency, pleasure and fun learning business English with The Language House.
  • I just wanted to let you know that I am starting today at P&G!! My two interviews in English went really well. Thank you so much for your great advice, these interviews were exactly on the same line as yours.
  • My English lessons with The Language House were interesting, fun and lively. I feel much more comfortable speaking English. If I have to socialise in English or moderate a forum in English, I don’t have the panic and stress I had before. I actually look forward to using my English.

Why Choose The Language House

English for you
English for you
We are English language training specialists based in Geneva. We offer English courses in Geneva and around the world. The Language House is your one-stop shop for English.
Australia specialists
Australia specialists
Our director is Australian. We have a fabulous choice of destinations in the land of the kangaroo. Why not combine English and surfing in beautiful Byron Bay? It doesn’t get much better.
Happy clients
Happy clients
Don’t listen to us. Read what our clients say about their experience with The Language House.
Visas and travel
Visas and travel
Many countries are tightening their study and tourist visa conditions. It’s getting more and more complicated. We’ll help you get the right visa. No stress.
Cambridge Exams
Cambridge Exams
Cambridge exams are popular, especially in Switzerland. They are excellent exams to develop your communications skills and they add muscle to your CV.
Friendly Canada
Friendly Canada
Canada is big; a land of forests, mountains, rivers and lakes and, of course, warm and friendly Canadians. It is also the cheapest destination for a long-term English course.
Demi-pair Australia
Demi-pair Australia
Reduce the cost of your trip to Australia. Study English and live and work with a family as a demi-pair…Six months of demi-pair work can save you up to CHF 5,000.
Be comfortable
Be comfortable
We have a range of living options for you. One that is best suited to your needs and your budget. If you are comfortable and relaxed, the English comes easily.

English+ WORK

Study and work at the same time
You won’t get rich, but you will earn a little bit of extra pocket money. But more importantly, a job in a café, restaurant, picking fruit on a farm or working as a demi-pair are all fabulous ways to exercise your English, make new friends and discover your city or country. Prepare a CV in English before you go…
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Some of our clients

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Professional English courses in Geneva and London
Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA

Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA

Professional English courses in Geneva and the UK


Private lessons in Geneva for sales director and finance analyst
Payot Libraire

Payot Libraire

English for bookstore staff in Geneva (22 participants)


Professional English for journalists and marketing team in Geneva


Professional English in Geneva for CEO and Director of Marketing
deRham SA

deRham SA

Professional English in Lausanne for CEO and three department heads
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

General and professional English in Malta

The Essential English Centre is an independent, boutique school located in the Manchester city centre. The school has been built on a genuine passion to provide the very best in English language teaching and learning. It’s owned and managed by two experienced teachers and academics - Bairbre Walsh and Jo Wilde. We, at The language House, like the way they run their school. The teaching and services are personalised. Classes are quite small. Everyone is on first names. It’s a great school if you want a caring and nurturing environment.


  • Manchester city centre.
  • Easily accessible by all public transport and walking distance to all city centre amenities.


  • Homestay:
    • Half-board or full-board option
    • Private bedroom
    • Average travel time from school 30 minutes
    • Full immersion - practise speaking English with your hosts in the evenings and at weekends
    • Weekly laundry service
    • Clean towels and bedding each week
    • An area for self-study
    • Special dietary requirements available upon request
    • Free Wi-fi
  • Student residences:
    • 15 minutes by bus
    • Individual bedroom
    • Shared kitchen and bathroom (apartments shared with 2 or 3 other students)
    • 24hr Security
    • Secure Fob Entry
    • CCTV
    • 24hr dedicated staff
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • TV and games room
    • Library with free printing facilities
    • On-site gym (free for residents)
    • Half basketball court
    • Fully furnished launderette
    • Fitted kitchens: hob oven, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle microwave
    • Hospitality welcome and service


  • General English half–day and full–day programmes—15 or 25 hours
  • IELTS Exam Preparation
  • English for Business
  • Cambridge FCE and CAE Preparation
  • Academic year programme


  • General English: 15 or 25 hours per week
  • Max class size: 12 (September—June), 14 (July and August)
  • Average class size: 6–8 (September—June), 10–12 (July and August)
  • School size: small
  • 8 classrooms
  • Wifi and computers available
  • Study area available


  • Job Club—help with CV, how to find a job in Manchester and more
  • Volunteer work


  • Weekly conversation club
  • Trips to museums and galleries
  • Regular visits to Manchester United and Manchester City Football Stadiums
  • Excursions to Liverpool, York, Chester and more
  • Excursions to the Peak District and Lake District
  • Cinema nights, bowling, pool, kayaking, horse riding, indoor climbing, indoor snowboarding

The Language House likes

Essential English is the first and only school in Manchester to be a member of Quality English. It’s a small school with quality teaching and a personalised service and small class sizes. They offer “24 hour dedicated staff”. If it’s your first trip away from home, Essential English is a great place to study.

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Private Training

Private lessons 1:1 - the fast track method to becoming a confident and fluent English communication.

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We offer IELTS exam preparation courses in Geneva and the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia andNew Zealand

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Gap-Year Courses

Best experience of your life. Study English, work and travel. We’ll help you design your dream year.

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English for Lunch

A course in Geneva for busy professionals who need their English fresh, fluent and well-exercised.

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