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English course in London (Kensington)
Enjoy an English course in London, a city unlike any other! England’s cosmopolitan 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 like Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin 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 a stones-throw away from the school.
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 beside the River Thames, it gives you unrivalled views from the very heart of the city.
Our school in London
Mainly based in Kensington, this English language school in London runs English courses across 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 near the Gloucester Road tube station in Zone 1, which is a superb location for soaking up some culture whilst you study English. Just minutes away are some of England’s best museums, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as many pubs and shops. Kensington Palace, with its verdant gardens, is also very close by.
The largest building used by our school is in London Kensington and has 22 group classrooms with interactive whiteboards, together with an additional eight classrooms for Private Lessons. There is a main reception area where students study and have access to the school’s computers, reference books and DVDs, as well as various lounge areas and a coffee bar to get drinks and snacks between classes. An annex nearby this school building also has 12-18 classrooms. Students with different levels of English are spread across these two main buildings. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
Occasionally when at full capacity, younger students and specialist English exam students study at another building located in Belgravia, which is just one stop away (about 10 minutes by underground).
Courses in London
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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