Interview with Patricia Mullen, Executive Director of IH Newcastle: “We encourage language travel as the best way to achieve fluency”



Why should a student choose your school?

We would recommend our school to clients because we are a very well-established organisation which offers a wide range of professional courses for a very economical price so good value for money. We also are proud of our diverse natioanlity mix which is great to learn English. We are a family run business and really care about our students welfare and that they receive a warm welcome and have fun while learning English.


In your opinion, which are the main benefits for a student to study abroad?

The main benefit is full immersion in a the culture and being surrounded by the language all the time. This is irreplacable in my opinion and we encourage language travel as the best way to achieve fluency.


How do you see the future of language tourism?

We think that even though online courses have replaced face to face this year travel will still be seen as an important way to learn a language. Even in these difficult times there is a need which is hopefully an optimistic sign.


What types of courses do you think will be most in demand in the future? 

Teacher Training Methodology Courses. Younger Leaners . IELTS prep, Cambridge Courses.


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Name of school

International House Newcastle

Country / City

United Kingdom / Newcastle upon Tyne


The most significant things the school can offer

Large and spacious school in a city-centre location close to shops, restaurants and bars. Self-catering city-centre studio apartments. Great mix of nationalities. Full-time social programme and weekend excursions. Friendly, English speaking hosts within 15 mins max from the school. All levels of English from beginner to advanced. All teachers are DELTA qualified and very experienced. We offer both adult and younger learners course in Newcastle and Durham. We are also a Teacher Training Centre for overseas Teachers and are very experienced in offering CLIL and Methodology courses as well as the CELTA and DELTA. We are members of the International House World Organisation, IALC, EAQUALS and also an EL Gazette ‘Centre of Excellence’.


Types of courses taught at the school

We offer a wide range of courses:
General English for all levels – 12 students max per class. Academic English. Harvard Business English. Personal Study programmes. Younger learner residential and homestay courses. CELTA, DELTA, CLIL, Personal Methodology Courses. Internships. Cambridge Courses and IELTS preparation.


Attractions in the school’s surroundings and in the city in general

The school is a Grade 1st listed building and built on the medieval city walls, Newcastle has many attractions. Medieval castle, famous bridges, the largest sculpture in the UK -The Angel of the North. World Heritage sights – Durham Cathedral and Hadrians Wall. More castles than any other part of the UK including Alnwick and Bamburgh both famous movie locations including Harry Potter and Vikings. The North East also has some of the most beautiful beaches and unspoilt countryside in the UK.

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