IH Riga

Riga, Latvia

IH Riga is a modern language school in Latvia. The school was founded in 1993 and located in the historical centre of Riga. We have mainly teens, YL and VYL courses with some adult and exam classes.

Professional development has always been a priority here, and the school provides a wide range of training options and support including weekly in-house workshops and input sessions, observations and mentoring.  

The school premises are spacious and nicely designed. We have a large, airy and pleasant staff room, which has a large stock of methodology and resource books for all ages and levels. There is also a small kitchen for teachers. Teachers have their own classrooms which have internet and computers. Large-screen laptops are also available for use in class. 

Riga is a modern city with a medieval heart and art nouveau districts so there are always plenty of things to do and see. The main cultural and entertainment attractions in Riga are all within easy walking distance. The famous Jurmala beach resort is also close to the city. 

The school organises parties and team building events and we have many teachers that have been with us for 10-15 years. We strive to create a positive, inclusive and supportive work environment for our local and international teachers.

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Life in and Around Riga

Riga is a very pleasant city, with lots of cultural activities throughout the year. Riga has a great public transport system, so getting around the city is easy and not expensive.

It is also simple to use the trains to make trips further afield to explore our beautiful country. Within reach of an easy day out are: 

  • Jelgava, a pretty town quite close to the sea. 
  • Kemeri, a very small town with a long boardwalk over the marshes and reedbeds. A lovely walk and stunning views. 
  • Sigulda, two castles and a beautiful forest walk. This is a classic Latvia trip in Autumn to see the leaves in autumn colours but is also amazing in the snow when it is often deserted. And in the summer when the forests are lush and green.  
  • Cesis, an ancient castle and the ‘new’ house that replaced it. We liked the real old fashioned lanterns in the castle, and the park with the lake for picnicking.  
  • Jurmala, a series of smaller towns along the coast. A place for hanging out on the beach, or in beachside bars and restaurants and cafes.

Talinn and Vilnius, in our neighbouring Baltic countries, are both easy to get to, about four hours on a bus.