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English in London (Twickenham)

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Programme summary:

  • Ages 16+
  • Minimum 1 week stay
  • Residential area of Twickenham
  • 20 minute train ride away from London
  • General, standard or intensive English classes
  • Business English, IELTS & TOEIC preparation
  • On-site or nearby residence accommodation
  • Host family accommodation

Programme

The town of Twickenham is one of the top residential districts of South-west London, and one of the safest areas in London as it's located in the lovely Richmond upon Thames borough.

Preserving its London village charm, Twickenham has managed to retain its identity and quaintness while boasting of some famous landmarks. Kew Gardens and Richmond Park are two of the biggest royal parks in London, and the Twickenham rugby stadium is world renowned. With the tranquility of nature and the thrill of the rugby stadium, it's clear that Twickenham is the best of both worlds.

The town itself is very lively, and has numerous bars, pubs, restaurants and shops for you to enjoy. The quality of life is excellent here, and the fact that it's a highly residential area makes it quite safe. Being a direct 20 minute train ride away from London, Twickenham is the perfect option for those wanting the accessibility and bustling reality of London life while being able to go home to the tranquil, lush green space of an urban area.

School

Our partner school LAL is located in the heart of Twickenham close to shops, cafes, the train station and several bus stops.

Accreditations: British Council, member of English UK

School facilities include:

  • 11 bright classrooms
  • Up-to-date equipment
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Library and bookshop
  • IT rom
  • Language library
  • Lounge area
  • Vending machines
  • Free WiFi access
  • Air conditioning

The school has access for students with reduced mobility.

It is located about 25 minutes south west of central London by train in Transport for London Zone 5, and about 40 minutes from London Heathrow.

Activities/Excursions available during your stay

Every week, the school organises cultural activities in the afternoons and the evenings. You are very welcome to participate in these activities, though they are not mandatory. These activities can be free, though some may require a fee. The variation and ability of these activities depends on the time of year.

Possible activities may include:

  • Orientation tour of Twickenham
  • Museum visits
  • Guided visits of other areas of the capital (Notting Hill, Richmond, Regent's Canal, Southbank, Borough market, Camden town..)
  • BBC Broadcasting House
  • Chelsea stadium
  • Excursions to Brighton, Bath, Oxford, Cambrdige

Courses

English courses: General Information

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 12 (10 on average)
  • Timetable: classes are held in the morning and/or in the afternoon depending on the course
  • Placement test: the first day of classes
  • Certificate of participation at the end of your stay
  • Access to the school's e-learning platform
  • Continuous evaluation of your progress
  • Teachers have CELTA diplomas

Programmes

  • Standard Enlgish: 20 lessons of general English per week

4 lessons a day where you will learn the 4 fundamental skills of any language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will also learn to use English in everyday circumstances.

Language level: beginners - advanced

  • Intensive English: 30 lessons of general English per week

This programme is ideal if you're looking to make rapid progress in a short space of time. This programme includes 20 lessons of general English per week + an extra 10 lessons where you will put the skills you have learnt in the 20 classes into practice. You will also expand your vocabulary and communicate with ease in everyday situations.

Language level: beginners - advanced

  • Business English: 30 lessons per week

This programme includes 20 lessons of general English per week combined with 10 lessons of Business English. You will learn to develop your ideas with appropriate and precise vocabulary required, and how to communicate with ease in a professional context (be it Anglophone or International). The course content is shaped around the needs of the students as a group and will be modified to suit everyone's particular demands.

Language level required: Intermedaite (B1)

  • IELTS preparation course: 30 lessons per week

This programme includes 20 lessons of general English + 10 IELTS preparation lessons. IELTS is the exam to take if you're looking to apply to an English speaking university. The focus of these classes is placed on the skills needed to pass the IELTS exam, and particular attention is payed to British and International English. Tests and mock exams will help you to become familiar with the exam layout and help you acquire the skills you need to pass. Teachers regularly evaluate the students to track their progress.

Language level requried: Pre-intermediate (A2)

Duration: minimum 4 weeks

  • TOEIC exam preparation: 30 lessons per week

This programme includes 20 lessons of general English + 10 TOEIC preparation courses. This course focuses on the skills required to obtain a good grade in your TOEIC exam.

Lanauge level required: intermediate (B1)

Duration: 2 weeks (if you wish to stay for longer, please contact us).

Please note: this course is only preparation for the TOEIC exam. The exam iteslf is not offered in the UK - you must take it in your country of origin.

Accommodation

Host Family (ages 16+)

Shared room, shared bathroom & half board

Families are located in Twickenham in the following areas: Whitton, Teddington, Richmond, Hounslow, Bretford, St Margarets, Isleworth, Feltham, Hampton, Hanworth...

Distance from school: maximum 45 minutes by public transport

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom

Shared rooms are only available to students who are travelling together

Practical information:

  • Bedding provided
  • Towels not provided
  • The family will take care of the student's washing (non-delicate items only that are able to be put in the washing machine and within reason). Washing is generally done once a week (minimum 2 week stay). Laundromats can also be found in each area.

London Road Residence (Ages 18+ all year round)

Shared room, shared bathroom, self-catering

The residence is located behind the school on the street facing opposite.

Features:

  • Shared rooms* (1 studio) and single rooms
  • Shared bathrooms (+ sink in each room)
  • Self-catering
  • Distance from school: 1 minute walk
  • Deposit to be payed on-site - refunded by the school at the end of your stay if no evidence of damage has been found (please see 'Dates & Prices' tab)

Equipment/services on offer:

  • Bedding provided (towels are not)
  • Free WiFi connection
  • Fully equipped kitchen (1 per apartment)
  • Laundry facilities (coin operated) open from 07:00 - 22:00
  • Apartments are cleaned once a week. Students are responsible for keeping their apartments clean the rest of the time
  • Bed linen is changed once a week

Optional extras:

  • Single room

*Please note: shared rooms are only available for two students travelling together

Allied House residence (Ages 18+)

Shared room, shared bathroom, self-catering

These residences are located in the school building and are made up of 4 rooms. The availability of these rooms differs depending on the period in question.

Features:

  • 1 double room* with private bathroom
  • 2 doulble rooms* and 1 twin room* with a shared bathroom
  • Distance from school: in the school building
  • Deposit to be payed on-site - refunded by the school at the end of your stay if no evidence of damage has been found (please see 'Dates & Prices' tab)

Faciltiies/services available:

  • Bedding provided (towels are not)
  • Free WiFi connection
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • TVs
  • Washing machine and iron that students are free to use
  • Cleaning is carried out every Sunday. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean and tidy the rest of the time
  • Bedding is changed once a week

Optional extras:

  • Single room (in a double or twin room by yourself)

*Please note: shared rooms are only available for students travelling together

Dates & Prices 2018

Dates 2018

Session start dates: The majority of courses start every Monday all year round, apart from the exceptions outlined below. If Monday falls on a holiday then classes will start on the Tuesday.

Start dates for beginners: the first Monday of every month

Business English start dates: every Monday for a maxmimum of 7 weeks

Exam preparation start dates:

IELTS: every monday - please consult the IELTS site for exam dates

TOEIC: the first Monday of every month. The exam can only be taken in your country of origin.

Programme price -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

Book now
Course & accommodation (host family, shared room, half board or residence, shared room, self-catering)
DurationStandardIntensive Business
1 week570 £610 £645 £
2 weeks945 £1,025 £1,095 £
3 weeks1,350 £1,470 £1,575 £
4 weeks1,755 £1,915 £2,055 £
6 weeks2,565 £2,655 £3,015 £
8 weeks3,130 £3,450 £-
12 weeks4,630 £5,110 £-
16 weeks6,120 £6,760 £-
18 weeks6,840 £7,560 £-
20 weeks7,575 £8,075 £-
24 weeks8,645 £9,605 £-
32 weeks11,490 £12,770 £-
36 weeks12,895 £14,335 £-
Extra week360 £400 £-
Course & accommodation (host family, shared room, half board or residence, shared room, self-catering)
DurationIELTSTOEIC
2 weeks-1,035 £
4 weeks1,905 £-
Extra week450 £-
Extras (price per week)
Course from 1-7 weeks during peak season (25/06 - 27/08)15 £
Host family: single room20 £
Allied residence: single room70 £
Host family during peak season (25/06 - 27/08)10 £
Residence during peak season (25/06 - 27/08)15 £
Host family: christmas period (24 - 31/12)50 £
Transfers (between 08:00 - 20:00)
From One wayReturn journey
St Pancras70 £125 £
Heathrow65 £105 £
Gatwick95 £170 £
Luton/Stansted115 £220 £

Prices include:

  • Your chosen programme
  • Accommodation with a host family with half board or in a self-catering residence
  • Shared room, shared bathroom
  • Course materials
  • Unlimited internet access
  • Access to the school's e-learning platform
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Return trip to London
  • Transport in and around London/Twickenham
  • Deposit for the residences (£50 to be payed on-site)
  • Exam fees, if applicable
  • Optional insurance
  • Visa fees, if applivable

Practical Info

Transport

Arrival day: Sunday Departure day: Saturday

Host family:

Check-in: between 09:00 - 23:00 Check-out: between 08:00 - 11:00

Residences

Check-in: betwen 14:00 - 23:00 (extra charge if you arrive between 21:00 - 23:00). You will be able to leave your luggage at the reception if you arrive before 14:00. Check-out: before 10:00

Arrival airport/station:

  • Eurostar station: St Pancras International
  • Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted & Luton airports

Transfers available on request (these cost extra, please see 'Dates & Prices' tab)

Please note: do not book your ticket before we have confirmed your place in the programme.

VISA Information

For non-EU residents, you can apply for a Student Visitor Visa to enter the UK. It is valid for 6 months, even if you intend to stay for less time. It does not entitle you to work. We do not include any VISA application fees in our prices.

For more information, either inquire at your local British Embassy or consult the following website: http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk