Our Organisation

A great school, with a great history

We have been offering high standard English courses in the centre of Brisbane since 2007, with the goal of helping students help get the language skills that they want and need. We normally have around 500 students from over 20 different countries, all being taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

We are proud to belong to the International House World Organisation which is a mark of high quality in language teaching.


Our History

IH Brisbane – ALS first opened in 2007, and has since grown to be one of the largest English Language providers in Brisbane. We began only offering General English courses, but now offer a wide range – just check out our courses to see exactly what we have on offer.


IH World

IH Brisbane – ALS is proud to be part of the International House World Organisation, which was established in 1953. The organisation – and our school – is committed to offering the highest standards of teaching and innovation to our students. We follow several charters to help make this happen – you can find them here.

International House was founded with the aim of providing an innovative approach to language teaching, and still stays true to this aim. International House Schools train many of the teachers that you find in language schools, and also staff write many of the materials used in classes all over the world.

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Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards

57th Australian Export Awards I Recognising International Success


The 57th Australian Export Awards ceremony was held in Canberra on 3 December 2019 before an audience of 500 guests.

Hosted by Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, 13 national export category winners and three investment award winners were announced at the ceremony with Populous recognised as the Australian Exporter of the Year for 2019. The 57th Australian Export Awards was co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Recognised as one of Brisbane’s best language schools, ALS provides English-language intensive courses (ELICOS) and vocational education and training (VET) courses to overseas students using an innovative approach and advanced technologies while meeting strong regulatory frameworks and accreditation.


IStudy Global Awards

IH Brisbane – ALS is proud to announce that we have been awarded as the City Language School of the Year by IStudy Global Awards.

The award celebrates those organisations and institutions that make working, studying and volunteering abroad a successful venture.

The best universities around the world have been identified through four categories: undergraduate, postgraduate, student campus and international student experience. Language Centres and TEFL Courses have also been awarded.

Thank you for your ongoing support; we could not have achieved this Global Award without you!

IH Brisbane – ALS Team