About us

Our company has been operating for over 20 years. You may know us as Soros International House School, Independent Language School, International House Kyiv, Language School Mizhnarodnyi Dim, but weare happy to inform you that all our previous experience has been embodied in our new image, ILC.

Language Courses
Book Shop
Oxford University Press distributor
Cambridge Exams
Cambridge English Language Assessment Authorised Centre
Teacher Training
Corporate Classes

The School was founded on November 24th, 1992 under the technical and financial support of the Renaissance International Foundation sponsored by George Soros, a world-wide known financier and philanthropist. Its first official name was Soros International House School.

Our School was the first language centre in Ukraine that started employing native speaking English teachers only qualified by international standards. The first Ukrainian teachers were trained and achieved their qualifications in the UK. Presently, the main condition for teacher employment is availability of international qualifications.

Originally the school was located in the main building of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. It has had its own premises since 1996 at 7 Vandy Vasyleskoy St.

We have an excellent Book Centre which has been operating since 1994. It was the first in Ukraine to promote British publishers to Ukrainian market and the first official Oxford University Press distributor in Ukraine which remains in place.

ILC has maintained its leading position in teacher training since mid 1990s. It became a certified Cambridge University CELTA Centre in 2005 and was awarded Cambridge English Assessment Authorised Centre (Cambridge Exams) in 2012.

Between 1994 and 2015 the School was affiliated with International House World Organisation for the purpose of promoting communicative methodology in teaching foreign languages and teacher training.