Welcome to Ih riga-satva!

IH Riga is one of the oldest language schools in Latvia and has been affiliated with International House since 2003. 

The school is somewhat of a family, with many members of staff having been part of the team since the early days of the school and parents who reminisce about their own lessons here when they bring their children along to classes. IH Riga Satva has an excellent reputation in Riga, which has been built by years of expertise in teaching and management, respect for communicative language teaching and most importantly a genuine care for the wellbeing of our students and all of the Satva team.

Our courses

Most of our students are young learners aged from 3 – 18, who study General English twice a week in order to supplement their state school education, prepare for school exams and enter international universities. 

Please note that we are unable to offer student visas and accommodation services for individuals residing outside the EU.

Many of our young learners have achieved a high level of English, so our international teachers are likely to be teaching B2, C1 and C2 groups. Our intensive Academic IELTS course is popular and we have some adult General English and Business courses.

The academic year at IH Riga runs from September until the start of June and we also have a separate summer programme offering CLIL, craft and soft skills courses.

Following the pandemic we have been experimenting with offering a blend of online and offline classes, so teachers and students get the best of both worlds in terms of up to date digital resources and face to face interaction.

Our students tend to be enthusiastic, hard working and motivated to learn, communicate and have fun and the teachers tend to fall in love with their groups!

Not only do we teach English, we also teach German, Spanish and Latvian.

Professional Development

The IH Riga academic management team consists of a DoS, ADoS and a Senior teacher who are here to provide training and support to all our teachers. 

We run weekly input sessions, there is individual mentoring and support for specific needs and teachers are observed regularly. Teachers have the benefit of colleagues with rich and varied experience, in addition to a large, well-resourced teachers’ room and library. Being part of the IH Network means that our teachers also can make the most of the high quality online teaching courses offered by IH World

Life in Riga

Riga is a small, compact city which offers something for everyone. 

Architecture lovers will be dazzled by the stunning Art Nouveau buildings and the medieval Old Town, areas of the city which are packed with welcoming bars, restaurants and boutiques. Culture vultures will be impressed by affordable opera, numerous museums and artistic spaces and there are sports facilities, department stores and several markets selling fresh and local produce and crafts. For peaceful afternoons, there are several lush parks, riverside walks, vegan cafes and coffee roasteries on almost every corner in central Riga.

Perhaps the most attractive aspect of Riga and Latvia is the abundance of nature. Primordial forests, white sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes and swamp lands are easily accessible from Riga and beautiful all year round.

Find out more about Riga and Latvia: https://www.latvia.travel/en

Work with us

We employ a highly qualified and motivated team of teachers.

We are interested in both local and Native English Teachers who have either the CELTA (or equivalent) or a degree in English from a Latvian University.

Teachers recruited from outside of Riga are provided with low cost, comfortable and modern accommodation within walking distance of the school, central Riga and the Old Town.

To find out if there are any current vacancies, please check out the IHWO jobs site at https://ihworld.com/job/ or contact us at ihdos@ihriga.lv for more information

Victoria English teacher

IH Riga-Satva is a very friendly environment for teachers and students. All of us working here are a big welcoming family, who always support each other professionally and with some useful advice. There is always a possibility to grow up in teaching and develop your skills and knowledge.

Betti Director of Studies

Latvian students are really a pleasure to teach, which makes me happy. I love how the the classes are a mixture of hard, serious work with fun and creativity.

Margarita English teacher

IH Riga-Satva has always been a place where I feel at home: wonderful atmosphere, friendly and curious students, reliable and helpful colleagues, a place where we can be creative and get pleasure from teaching. We also love parties, where we become closer to each other, workshops where we learn so many intersting and useful things for our teaching. Satva takes a very special place in my heart and soul.

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