Who hasn’t dreamt of learning English in London? England’s capital city is one of the world’s top destinations with a huge presence in every field you could think of, from politics to education, finance, fashion, art, music… Let’s just say it isn’t hard to get swept up by London’s energy and bustling city life.
This multicultural metropolis has something for everyone. History addicts adore the renowned landmarks that attract thousands of tourists every year, like Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square & the Tower of London. For those who love art, many of London’s museums have free entry such as the National Gallery and the architecturally beautiful British Museum.
If shopping is more up your street, Harrods, Piccadilly Circus or Covent Garden will have everything you’re looking for and more. Music & musical and theatre aficionados are spoilt for choice thanks to the huge range of concerts, shows and plays happening every day of the week across the city. Step into the famous West End playhouses for incredible British theatre and a theatrical experience unlike any other.
English language courses: general information
- Lesson length: 45 minutes
- Class size: Average 12 students (maximum 14)
- Schedule: morning/ afternoon lessons every other day
- Placement test: first day of lessons
- Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
- Open access to the online EC platform up to 12 weeks after your stay
- Regular progress tests (oral test every week, written test every 6 weeks)
- CELTA-qualified native English speakers
EC Teaching Methods
EC follows a ‘Communicative Method’ syllabus, which works to develop all four English language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening. Special attention is paid to speaking, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
To give an engaging and relevant framework to learning these skills, each lesson will focus on a specific topic, which will vary from current affairs to everyday issues. Your professional and friendly teachers will select topics that create interest, discussion and debate in the class, allowing you to develop your confidence both in speaking and listening throughout your stay, in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.
The teaching materials EC uses are specially designed by the school and realia such as newspapers, videos and other materials is also used.
As well as taking an active part in classroom discussions – the best way to improve your fluency – you will work on your language skills in small groups, pairs or individually on tasks and projects. EC’s teachers work to create a welcoming environment with mutual support among students – so you’ll feel at home while your English improves!
As an EC student, you will be able to enjoy a diverse range of social and leisurely activities every week, in the afternoons or evenings. You are very welcome to participate in these activities, although they are not mandatory. Many of these activities are free of charge, but some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change without and differ depending on the season.
Some of the many activities available include:
- Welcome Event
- London Eye, Madame Tussaud’s
- Local restaurants
- Trips outside of London
Accomodation places are located in so-called Zones A and B, which gives you the approximate distance from the school. These zones have nothing in common with the London Underground Zones.
- Zone A: between 20 and 45 minutes travel time to EC by public transport
- Zone B: between 45 and 60 minutes travel time to EC by public transport
Arrival day: Saturday
Departure day: Saturday
- Arrival airports/train stations:
- Eurostar: St. Pancras International
- London Airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton
Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)
Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.
Brexit : no visa will be required for EU-citizens until the 31/12/2020
You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.
Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.
Dates & Prices 2022
Course start dates
Most courses start every Monday year-round (apart from the exceptions indicated below). If the Monday is a holiday, lessons start on Tuesdays.
Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not rescheduled or refunded): 01/01, 02/04, 05/04, 03/05, 31/05, 30/08, 27/12, 28/12
Business English session start dates : Every Monday for a duration of up to 10 weeks.
|Courses - Homestay, zone B, single room, breakfast|
|1 week||€ 765||€ 860|
|2 weeks||€ 1.410||€ 1.605|
|3 weeks||€ 2.065||€ 2.360|
|4 weeks||€ 2.715||€ 3.105|
|6 weeks||€ 4.020||€ 4.600|
|8 weeks||€ 5.325||€ 6.100|
|12 weeks||€ 7.420||€ 8.510|
|16 weeks||€ 9.855||€ 11.310|
|18 weeks||€ 11.075||€ 12.710|
|20 weeks||€ 12.295||€ 14.115|
|24 weeks||€ 13.860||€ 15.460|
|32 weeks||€ 18.440||€ 20.575|
|36 weeks||€ 20.730||€ 23.135|
|Additional week||€ 575||€ 645|
|Exam preparation courses - Homestay, zone B, single room, breakfast|
|Duration||Cambridge 20L||Cambridge 30L||IELTS|
|4 weeks||€ 3.150||€ 2.765|
|8 weeks||€ 6.195||€ 5.420|
|9 weeks||€ 7.710||€ 6.740|
|10 weeks||€ 9.235||€ 7.560|
|Accommodation supplements (per week)|
|Host family, zone B, single room, half board||€ 35|
|Family, zone A, ch. ind., breakfast||€ 75|
|Family, zone A, ch. ind., half board||€ 110|
|Family, zone A, ch. ind., private bathroom, breakfast||€ 265|
|Res. Scape Wembley, ch. ind., without meals||€ 350|
|Res. Liberty Plaza, ch. individual, no meal||€ 225|
|High season supplement course (15/06 - 11/09) (per week)|
|From 1 to 12 week (s) only||€ 20|
|High season accommodation supplements (13/06 - 12/09) (per week)|
|Host family, zone B, single room, breakfast||€ 50|
|Host family, zone B, single room, half board||€ 55|
|Family, zone A, ch. ind., breakfast||€ 55|
|Family, zone A, ch. ind., half board||€ 60|
|Family, zone A, ch. ind., private bathroom, breakfast||€ 55|
|Res. Scape Wembley, ch. ind., without meals||€ 55|
|Res. Liberty Plaza, ch. ind., without meals||€ 80|
|Transfers - Price per way|
|London St Pancras / London City|
- Your chosen course
- Accommodation in host family (Zone B)
- Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast
- Half board
- Course materials
- Limitless WiFi access
- Activities and language workshops
- Welcome event
- Access to the EC e-learning platform up to 12 weeks after the course
- All taxes and enrolment fees
Prices do not include:
- Transport to London
- Airport transfers
- Meals (when staying in residence)
- Transportation in and around London
- Deposit on arrival, where applicable
- Visa fees
- Optional insurance