International / English as as Second Language

International / English as a Second Language

London is a very international place and we are lucky enough to have a huge variety of nationalities and backgrounds on all of our courses.

We especially have a large number of people from Italy, Spain, France, India, USA, Canada on our courses, along with a number of other nationalities.

The beauty of improv is that it brings people together, so whatever your nationality you are very welcome at Hoopla.

We have a large number of students who have English as a Second Language and we are used to working with them to help them fully participate. A number of our teachers also have English as a second language or are bilingual.

ISL: Improv as a Second Language

ISL is a community of English as a Second/Foreign/Additional Language improvisers. Founded by Claudia Novati and Marie de Waal and now also supported by Hoopla. They run regular workshops, jams and shows at Hoopla and across London.

Follow them on social media or send them an email to get involved:


We also have a code of conduct in place for teachers, students and performers to help prevent racism in improv and to help bring people together in a fun and supportive place.

We are very open to feedback about how we could improve the diversity of the UK improv scene, so if you have any suggestions please get in touch.

Improv for Everyone!

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