Quality language schools worldwide

Find the perfect language course abroad!

Study English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish at an accredited IALC school in the country where the language is spoken and realise your language potential!

Inspiring, high-quality courses for all levels, needs and interests.


Study abroad confidently with IALC

Established in 1983, today we accredit over 140 year-round and summer centres teaching nine languages in 22 countries.

IALC language schools are quality assured and boutique. As well as outstanding teaching standards and service, they have individual character and a real connection with their local community.

Choose IALC schools for guaranteed professionalism, personal attention and an exceptional learning experience.

Study abroad

100+ destinations worldwide

100+ destinations worldwide

Fluency, vocabulary and confidence develop faster when you study where the language is spoken. It’s also a fantastic travel experience – learning, culture and tourism all in one. Learn from qualified professionals, practise in real-life situations, make international friends and see the world! Choose from over 100 destinations in 22 countries: from dazzling capital cities to historic towns and relaxing beach resorts.

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1000+ courses worldwide

Whether you need better language skills for your work, for academic study or simply want a different kind of holiday experience, we offer an immense range of courses: from junior to senior, student to executive, one week to a year or more, exam-oriented to special interest, you’ll find a course to suit your needs with IALC. And to ensure you make the best choice for you, every IALC centre treats you as an individual, providing professional advice and support.

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Represent IALC schools

Choose IALC schools for their reliability, professionalism, accessible directors and genuine partnership.

Become an IALC Partner Agent

Work regularly and well with IALC schools and we’ll reward you with official partner agency status.

View current Partner Agents

Check our current list of partner agencies

International agent workshop

The IALC Workshop is a unique B2B event where study abroad agents and advisors meet IALC school owners and directors from 22 countries. Reconnect with established partners, find new partners and programmes, keep up-to-date with industry trends and visit an important study destination.
Our 2016 Workshop takes place from 7-10 April in the UK and will be hosted by CES Leeds and Melton College, York.

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IALC – your guarantee for quality language training abroad

Exceptional Boutique Study abroad


We specialise in immersion programmes - intensive tuition in the country where the language is officially spoken. Every IALC centre is regularly inspected and committed to continuous improvement in all areas: teaching, management, administration, accommodation, facilities, cultural activities and customer service. Above all, you’ll be in the safe hands of caring, experienced professionals who are passionate about language learning and cultural exchange.


IALC is for owner-operated and locally managed language centres of excellence. Choose independent schools for their individual style, outstanding customer care, friendliness and flexibility.

Reach your language potential – a taste of what’s on offer….

  • Join a standard, small-group language course at your level
  • Combine Italian with painting, French with surfing, Spanish with cooking…
  • Polish your Portuguese presentation skills before an important meeting
  • Take a Russian or Japanese language exam to boost your career prospects
  • Find a German summer camp that will teach, entertain and look after your children
  • Study intensively or part-time, for as little as a week or as much as a year
  • Combine a course with an internship, au-pairing or volunteering
  • Come home with a recognised business diploma as well
  • Have a customised programme designed just for you!
More than a language course – an unforgettable experience!