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English course in London, England!

Enjoy an English course in London, a city unlike any other! England’s breathtaking capital is home to an immense and tangible history. Uncover the eventful past of the Tower of London, or visit the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where monarchs are crowned and some famous names rest in peace. London offers countless things for you to see and do after your English lessons. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace; shop at bohemian markets in Camden and Notting Hill; or tour superb museums and art galleries.

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of London, you’ll find peaceful oases like Hyde Park and Regent’s Park. Opposite Regent’s Park and London Zoo lies Primrose Hill, from which you can enjoy stunning panoramas of the city. Alternatively, ride the London Eye, Europe’s tallest ferris wheel. Right on the River Thames, it gives you unrivalled views from the very heart of the city.

Our school in London

Our English language school in London runs English courses in four locations, all in affluent areas within central London, close to all the main tourist attractions.

The two main school buildings are in the Kensington area, a superb location for soaking up some culture whilst you learn English in London. Just minutes away are some of England’s best museums, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Kensington Palace, with its verdant gardens, is also very close by.

Between them, our Kensington centres have 25 group classrooms and eight classrooms for Private Lessons. There are also various study areas, student lounges, a computer lab and a wireless Internet connection.

During the summer, our school also runs English courses at a centre in Marylebone, just a short walk away from the famous shopping areas of Oxford Street and Bond Street. Inside the attractive school building are 20 classrooms, an Internet suite, study areas and student lounges with refreshment facilities.

Our school’s other centre is located in Hyde Park Corner, close to Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. The historic school building houses 11 classrooms, a computer room and even a café!

School facts 
Lesson length:50 mins
Number of classrooms:61
Average class size:15
Minimum age:16
Course materials included:Yes
Average number of students: Summer (1000) - Winter (300) per week
Disability access:No
Air conditioning:Yes
WiFi available:Yes
Affiliations:Accredited by the British Council, member of Quality English, member of English UK, member of IALC.
Included in fees:Placement test and assessment, “Welcome pack”, school certificates, use of Study Centres (normal opening hours 12.00-17.30) and some social activities.
Typical activities:Walks, meal plans, visits to museums or markets, workshops
Paid activities:Some activities are free and others have to be paid.
School closed on:01/01, 02/01, 03/01, 18/04, 21/04, 05/05, 26/05, 25/08
Christmas holidays: 22/12/2014 to 31/12/2014

Courses

There is a wide range of excellent English courses available at our London school, available at every level, so you’re sure to find one to suit your needs. The Standard course covers all aspects of the English language: speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. Consisting of 15 classes per week, it will improve your overall level of English.

If you require a little more emphasis on the spoken form of English, take the Standard Plus Conversation course. After regular classes, you’ll have an extra 50-minute conversation class. Both the Standard and the Standard Plus Conversation course can be taken either in the mornings or afternoons, so you can choose when you have your free time. An Evening Course is also available, running from 18:10 to 20:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. This program is particularly useful if you work in London during the day.

For complete flexibility and the best tuition possible, opt for a course of Private English Lessons. Not only will you decide when the lessons take place, but you’ll also have total control over the subjects you study. Benefiting from the undivided attention of your teacher, you’ll learn English in no time!

Thinking about taking a long-term English course in London? You could make a great saving with one of our school’s Academic Year courses! Reduced-price lessons run for 28, 36 or 48 weeks (including holidays), giving you the chance to really experience England and its culture!

A great way to discover the local way of life is by working in an English company. Our school can organise an unpaid Work Experience placement to supplement your English lessons. Internships are available in fields such as tourism, fashion, administration, engineering and computing, depending upon your experience, qualifications and language skills. Working in an English-speaking environment, using the language in everyday situations, you’ll quickly improve your English!

Other courses offered by our school include Business English, a Christmas Course and a Family Course. Exam preparation courses are also available, readying you for the Cambridge Exam, the IELTS exam or the TOEFL exam.

For full details on our English courses, please contact us.

Accommodation

Host family

There’s no better way to learn English in London than by staying with a local family of native English speakers. You’ll constantly use and build upon your language skills, particularly at mealtimes, when you can chat to your family over home cooked meals. Choose a bed & breakfast arrangement, half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner each day), or a daily breakfast plus three or four dinners a week. Alternatively, you can prepare your own meals in your host family’s kitchen. All of our school’s host families live in pleasant areas of the city, no more than 45 minutes away from the school by public transport.

Student residences

For a little more independence, choose to live in one of our school’s residences, all located in central London. Some residences include meals, whilst others have self-catering facilities. Residence accommodation is available for all budgets, with more residences open during the summer.

Shared apartments

Sharing an apartment is a great way to meet other people! You’ll have a fully-equipped kitchen, communal bathroom and a TV. All apartments are located a maximum of 30 minutes away from the school by London Underground.

Private studio apartments

If you’d prefer your own space in London, choose one of our school’s comfortable studio apartments. You’ll have your own bathroom and, if you like, your own kitchen. Most studio apartments are within walking distance of our Kensington centres, with other centres just 20 minutes away via the Underground.

Hotels

Treat yourself to a stay in a stylish hotel! Our school has chosen several 3 and 4-star hotels, all conveniently located for our different school buildings. All hotel rooms have an en-suite bathroom, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite or cable TV and an Internet connection. Breakfast is included.

Activities

Our school organises a varied program of activities to complement your English course in London. The program changes from month to month, introducing you to English culture, showing you the sights and giving you the chance to practice your vocabulary out of class.

Typical afternoon activities include guided walks around London, trips to art galleries, tours of the BBC Television Centre, football matches and boat trips along the River Thames. In the evening, you could be learning to dance the Salsa, dining out with classmates, watching English language movies or enjoying a drink in a traditional English pub.

At the weekends, you can join excursions to some of England’s most popular attractions. Marvel at prehistoric Stonehenge, visit spectacular Warwick Castle, or experience the charming seaside town of Brighton!

How to get there

Transfers from a number of London airports and train stations are available upon request, although they are not included in the cost of your course.

London – a city like no other

The UK is made up of many villages, towns, cities, green fields, rolling landscapes, historic buildings, polite and proper people, diverse regions, accents and cultures… and then there is London! London is the powerhouse of the UK economy, a truly global city matched only by the likes of New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. As seemingly important for Europe as it is for the UK, it is the world’s most visited city based on foreign arrivals, has the world’s largest city airport system and the largest metropolitan area in the EU!

London may seem a daunting place in which to visit and learn English, but with all our schools in travel zone 1, close to underground stations and tourist attractions, together with all accommodation within easy reach, it could not be easier to take a language course in the UK’s capital city.

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