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.

Our partner school, EC Language Centres, is located in the heart of London, just a few minutes from King’s Cross, Euston Station, St Pancras International on foot as well as an array of shops and the city’s famous cultural landmarks. King’s Cross is a central transport hub in London, making getting around as easy as can be.

Accreditations: British Council, Private Further Education

School facilities include:

  • 26 bright classrooms
  • EC Cafe, with homemade meals and snacks
  • Movie screen in the lounge
  • IT suite
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the centre
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Study room
  • Student lounge
  • Disabled access

VIP service – The Orange Carpet Experience

EC welcomes you with their orange carpet

  • Before your arrival: access to the online platform of EC to prepare for your stay
  • A warm welcome upon your arrival at the airport or station
  • A warm welcome in the residence or in your host family
  • A welcome activity on Sunday to meet the other students
  • On the first day of course: a VIP reception at the school
  • A presentation of all members of the EC team

Now you’re ready to learn!

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

 20 lessons per week

4 lessons a day will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as EC trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Language level: beginner to advanced

30 lessons per week

The ideal course to get your English where you want it to be, fast. Includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below):

  • Write Now
  • Media Studies
  • The Language of Music
  • Film Studies
  • Global Citizenship
  • Comparative Culture & Communication
  • Basic English Writing
  • Academic Techniques in Practice (writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations)
  • Get Talking

Language level: beginner to advanced

30 lessons per week

This programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning. Students enrolled in this course visit a number of fascinating locations, from stunning museums and inspiring galleries to successful local businesses and charming neighbourhoods all over the city.

Themed lessons include:

  • Business English – Tours of Local Businesses
  • Describing Art & Culture – Museum Tours
  • Talk like a Local – Neighbourhood Visits
  • The Language of Sports – Stadium Visits

Language level: beginner to advanced

30 lessons per week

This programme consists of 20 lessons of General English combined with 10 lessons of Business English. You will learn to develop precise ideas with the right words, so that you can communicate effectively in an English-speaking business context.

Business Skills:

  • Expressing personal opinions
  • Making suggestions
  • Presenting case studies
  • Problem solving

Business Focus – 10 tailored lessons:

  • Negotiating contracts
  • Management and HR
  • Branding and promotional strategies
  • Project management
  • Business ethics and CSR

Specific techniques such as speaking on the phone or preparing for an interview are also covered.

Language level: lower intermediate to advanced

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 speakinggrammarvocabulary 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
  • Museums
  • Musicals
  • 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

Single room, shared bathroom and breakfast (families in Zone A or B)

If you live with a host family in Zone B it will be in a shared room.

Optional extras:

  • Half board
  • Private bathroom (only for families in Zone A)

Practical information:

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day

Residence accommodation allows you to mix with young people of different nationalities, but also with British people.


  • Single studio
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Travel time to school: 15 minutes on foot
  • Location: cultural heart of King’s Cross
  • Deposit to be payed on arrival

Services available:

  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioned building
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Shared kitchen
  • Study room
  • Games room
  • Multimedia room & lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Lift

Common areas and rooms are cleaned once a week. The rest of the time, you are responsible for cleaning your own room.

Residence accommodation allows you to mix with students of different nationalities, but also with British people.


  • Single room or studio
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Private kitchenette (for studio)
  • Travel time to school: 30 minutes by London Underground
  • Location: in Zone 1 on the East side of London in a lively area
  • Deposit to be payed on arrival

Services available:

  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Wi-Fi access and TV in every room
  • Air conditioned building
  • Shared kitchen
  • Multimedia room & lounge
  • Study room
  • Music and soundproof rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Organised cultural and sports event

Common areas and rooms are cleaned once a week. The rest of the time, you are responsible for cleaning your own room.


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.

Visa Information

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 2024

Dates 2021

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.

Prices 2021

WPCS 42.0.3
Course - Homestay, zone B, single room, no meals
Duration20L30L or English for work
1 week 855 965
2 weeks 1.590 1.785
3 weeks 2.330 2.630
4 weeks 3.065 3.465
6 weeks 4.540 5.140
8 weeks 4.730 6.820
12 weeks 8.365 9.545
16 weeks 11.020 12.665
18 weeks 12.455 14.225
20 weeks 13.820 15.785
24 weeks 15.440 17.285
32 weeks 20.625 22.985
36 weeks 23.180 25.835
Extra week 645 720
Accommodation supplements (per week)
Breakfast at homestay 10
Half board with locals 75
Private bathroom at homestay (zone A only) 125
Accommodation in zone A (20 to 45 minutes from school) 75
Homestay accommodation at Christmas (December 21/22 & 28/29) 35
Superior IQ Shoreditch Residence 405
Superior IQ Will Wyatt 285
Family supplement for minors 25
High season course supplement (1/07 - 30/08) (per week)
From 1 to 12 week(s) only 25
Supplements High season accommodation (29/06 - 31/08) (per week)
Any formula 60
Transfers - Price per trip
London St Pancras 145
London City 195
Heathrow 225
Gatwick/Stansted 265
Luton 260

Prices include:

  • 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
  • Add-ons
  • Meals (when staying in residence)
  • Transportation in and around London
  • Deposit on arrival, where applicable
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance