English courses in London

Take advantage of our English courses in London, a city like no other! Our immersion English course programme in the capital of England is the ideal destination for fast, personalised learning. Our English school in London offers you a choice of standard, intensive, culture or even business courses!

The city of London

Who hasn’t dreamt oflearning English in the English capital? London is a favourite destination for an English language course, and not without reason. Its dynamism in fields as varied as politics, education, finance, fashion, art and music makes it one of the most influential and admired cities in the world.

Our partner school EC is located in the heart of London, in the Islington district, close to many tourist attractions, museums, restaurants and shops. It is served by numerous underground and bus lines.

Accreditations: British Council, Private Further Education

The school offers you

  • 15 spacious and bright classrooms
  • A cafeteria offering home-cooked meals and snacks
  • A computer room
  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • A library
  • A study room
  • The school is accessible to people with reduced mobility

VIP service – The Orange Carpet Experience

EC rolls out the orange carpet to welcome you

  • Even before your arrival: a connection to the EC-Online platform to prepare all aspects of your stay
  • A warm welcome on arrival at the airport or station
  • A warm welcome at your residence (an EC manager on site) or with your host family
  • A welcome activity on Sunday to start getting to know the other students
  • On the 1st day of your course: a VIP reception at the school
    • Introduction of all team members and welcome drink

English course: general information

  • Length of lesson: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: maximum 14 (average 11)
  • Timetable: classes alternate between mornings and afternoons, every other day.
  • Placement test: on the first day of the course
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course
  • Free access to the EC-Online platform up to 12 weeks after the end of the course
  • Regular progress assessment (oral test every week, written test every 6 weeks)
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their mother tongue to foreigners

20 lessons of general English per week

4 lessons per day during which you will improve the 4 fundamental skills of written and oral expression, listening comprehension and reading. You will also develop your ability to use practical English in everyday life.

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

30 lessons of general English per week

The ideal programme for making rapid progress. The course includes thestandard General English moduleof 20 lessons per week 10 lessons of a module to be chosen from the following options:

  • Writing
  • Media Studies
  • Language of music
  • Film analysis
  • Debates on globalisation
  • Comparative study of cultural differences and communication
  • Contemporary writing
  • Academic English (note-taking, essay writing, presentations, etc.)
  • Oral expression, etc.

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

30 English lessons per week

This programme combines the standard general English course of 20 lessons per week with 10 lessons linked to the culture and spirit of London. Some lessons take the form of visits to places of interest or local activities that you do with your class and your teacher. Lessons and visits focus on a different theme each week.

Examples of themes include

  • Business English visits to local companies
  • Art and culture visits to museums
  • English for everyday life visits to different neighbourhoods
  • Language and sports visits to different stadiums.

Levels offered: intermediate to advanced

Duration : maximum 4 weeks

30 English 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 in the right words, so that you can communicate effectively in an English-speaking business context.

The emphasis is on

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

The topics covered during these ten hours of specific lessons are as follows:

  • Contract negotiation
  • Management and human resources
  • Branding and promotion strategies
  • Project management
  • Corporate culture and CSR

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

Levels offered: intermediate to advanced

Duration : maximum 12 weeks

Cambridge exams

30 lessons per week

Session length: 4, 8, 9, 10 or 12 weeks on specific dates

To achieve an excellent score in the FCE, CAE or CPE exams, rigorous preparation and revision of prior knowledge are essential. Our teachers will help you to acquire the specific vocabulary and grammar you need, as well as an appropriate working method. Organisingmock exams will boost your confidence and avoid any unpleasant surprises when you sit the exam.

Minimum levels required:

  • FCE: intermediate (10 weeks)
  • CAE: upper intermediate (10 weeks)
  • CPE: advanced (9 or 10 weeks)

IELTS

20 lessons per week

Session length: minimum 4 weeks

If you want to go to an English-speaking university, an IELTS preparation course is the first step towards success. Teachers meet each student individually to assess their level and objectives. Tests and mock exams are used to familiarise you with thespecific techniques needed to succeed.


Minimum level required: intermediate

The school has developed teaching methods based on the practice of English used and spoken in everyday situations. The four skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening are covered, and particular attention is paid to conversation, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic forms and pronunciation.

The aim is to teach you the English language of today so that you can communicate and be understood by everyone at the end of your language course. Each lesson is based on a specific theme or subject.

The teaching resources used are specially designed by EC, supplemented by other materials such as press reviews, videos or other audio documents.

The teachers provide advice and encouragement throughout the stay, while ensuring that learning goes hand in hand with good humour. It is important to establish a pleasant atmosphere and mutual trust in the classroom. As practising the language is the best way to make progress, you will be asked to do a lot during the lessons.

Every week, the school organises cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings, in which you are free to participate or not. These activities may be free or at cost and their frequency varies according to the time of year. The schedule is available on the EC-Online platform.

Example of possible activities:

  • Welcome Event
  • Museum visits
  • Pub or restaurant outings
  • Salsa lessons
  • Badminton
  • Excursions

Accommodation is located in zone A or B, corresponding to the approximate travel time to the school. These zones are not linked to the London Underground zones.

  • zone A: between 20 and 45 minutes to school by public transport
  • zone B: between 45 and 60 minutes to school by public transport

Single room, shared bathroom, without meals (accommodation in zone A or B)

Note: shared room only available in zone B

Option at extra cost:

  • Half board
  • Private bathroom (accommodation in zone A only)

Practical information :

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry facilities (washing machine generally available once a week)

Residence accommodation allows you to mix with young people of different nationalities, as well as British people.

Features :

  • Single studio
  • Private bathroom
  • Journey time to school: 15 minutes by public transport
  • Location: a short walk from Old Street in Shoreditch
  • 425 deposit to be paid on site

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Free WI-FI
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Fully equipped communal and individual kitchen
  • Games room
  • Lift
  • Fitness centre
  • Bicycle garage
  • Laundry facilities (chargeable)
  • 24-hour security

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

Residence accommodation allows you to mix with young people of different nationalities, as well as British people.

Features :

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom
  • Journey time to school: 20 minutes by public transport
  • Location: in the arts district close to Hoxten and Shoreditch
  • No deposit to be paid on site

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Free WI-FI
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Shared kitchen
  • Study room
  • Games room
  • Bike garage
  • Multimedia room and lounge
  • Laundry (fee payable)
  • 24-hour security
  • Fridge/freezer in each room

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

Travel

Day of arrival: Saturday
Day of departure: Saturday

Arrival station or airport:

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

Transfer available on request (chargeable, see price table)

Note: do not book your ticket until we have confirmed your stay.

Visa info

Autorisation de sortie de territoire pour les mineurs


The authorization to leave the country is mandatory for unaccompanied minors by a person holding parental authority. It must be presented by minors at the borders along with their identification documents (passport or identity card) and a photocopy of one of their parent’s identity card.

Belgian underage travelers

When a minor child travels abroad alone or with someone other than their parents, it is necessary to obtain a “parental authorization” confirming the parents’ consent for the specific trip.

This document can be obtained from your municipality.

French underage travelers

The authorization for a minor to leave the country (AST) unaccompanied by a person holding parental authority has been reinstated since January 15, 2017. AST forms are available on the Service Public website.

More information: Service public.

The unaccompanied minor must therefore present the following three documents:

  • Minor’s identification document: ID card or passport
  • AST signed by one of the parents holding parental authority
  • Photocopy of the identity document of the signing parent

Starting from late 2024

(date not confirmed by the United Kingdom at this time)

An AVE is an Electronic Travel Authorization that allows travel to the United Kingdom and applies to travelers who do not require a visa for short stays.

An AVE costs £10 per applicant and is valid for two years, as long as the associated passport is still valid. A new passport will require a new AVE application.

AVEs can be used for multiple visits to the UK by using ePassport gates or by a Border Force officer, although they do not guarantee entry into the country.

Applicants can easily complete an AVE application on the UK ETA app or online on the government’s official website. Confirmation of the AVE is received within 3 business days.

Travelers whose application has been approved will receive confirmation via email, and the AVE will be electronically linked to the passport used for the application, which will also be required for travel.

Conditions d’entrée pour un séjour inférieur à 6 mois


Jusqu’à fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Les citoyens de l’Union européenne peuvent voyager sans visa au Royaume-Uni si leur séjour n’excède pas 6 mois. Ils doivent se munir de leur passeport valide pour la durée du séjour.


À partir de fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Une AVE est une autorisation de voyage électronique qui permet de voyager au Royaume-Uni et qui s’applique aux voyageurs qui n’ont pas besoin de visa pour les séjours de courte durée et qui n’ont pas d’autre statut d’immigrant au Royaume-Uni avant leur voyage.

Liées électroniquement aux passeports des demandeurs, les AVE sont obligatoires pour :

  • se rendre au Royaume-Uni pour une durée maximale de 6 mois à des fins touristiques, pour rendre visite à ses proches, pour raison professionnelle ou pour les études ;
  • se rendre au Royaume-Uni pour une durée maximale de 3 mois dans le cadre du visa créatif ;
  • transiter par le Royaume-Uni, y compris sans passer par les contrôles frontaliers britanniques.

En résumé

  • Une AVE coûte 10 livres sterling par demandeur
  • Les AVE reste valable pendant deux ans, tant que le passeport associé est encore valide
  • Les AVE peuvent être utilisées pour effectuer plusieurs visites au Royaume-Uni
  • Les AVE ne garantissent pas l’entrée sur le territoire
  • Les demandeurs peuvent facilement remplir une demande d’AVE sur l’application UK ETA ou en ligne sur le site officiel du gouvernement
  • La confirmation de l’AVE est reçue sous 3 jours ouvrables par courrier électronique
  • Le passeport reste requis pour voyager

Conditions d’entrée pour un séjour supérieur à 6 mois


Tous les séjours de plus de 6 mois nécessitent l’obtention d’un visa. Les conditions d’obtention varient selon que vous effectuez un programme scolaire en école secondaire (“College”) ou un séjour linguistique en école de langue.

Conditions d’obtention du visa (tous programmes) :

  • Fournir une Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), transmise par notre école partenaire
  • Être en mesure de prouver que vous aurez suffisamment de fonds pour couvrir vos dépenses pendant votre séjour au Royaume-Uni

ET

Pour les étudiants effectuant un programme scolaire en college :

  • Avoir le niveau d’anglais B1 minimum requis. Un test officiel sera nécessaire pour en attester
  • Si vous êtes mineur : avoir le consentement de votre parent ou tuteur légal pour étudier au Royaume-Uni. Une autorisation de sortie de territoire officielle vous sera demandée.
  • Coût approximatif du visa Etudes (sujet à modification) : 348£

Pour les étudiants âgés de plus de 16 ans effectuant un séjour linguistique en école de langue :

  • Si vous êtes mineur : avoir le consentement de votre parent ou tuteur légal pour étudier au Royaume-Uni. Une autorisation de sortie de territoire officielle vous sera demandée.
  • Coût approximatif du visa Séjour linguistique en école de langue (sujet à modification) : 186 £

Plus d’information : veuillez consulter les liens suivants

https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/student-visas

https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa

Veuillez consulter le site officiel du gouvernement britannique et sélectionner votre nationalité.

Dates 2024

Starting dates : The majority of courses start on Mondays throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. If Monday is a public holiday, classes start on Tuesday.

Public holidays and holidays (no lessons will be given on these dates or made up later): 1/01, 29/03, 1/04, 6/05, 27/05, 26/08, 25/12, 26/12

Start dates for English for Work courses: every Monday for a maximum of 10 weeks.

Dates of FCE, CAE and CPEexam preparation sessions: please contact us

  • IELTS: every week, for a minimum of 4 weeks. Exam dates can be checked on the IELTS website

Prices 2024

All taxes and registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.3
Course - Homestay, zone B, single room, no meals
Duration20L30L or English for work
1 week 850 960
2 weeks 1.580 1.775
3 weeks 2.315 2.615
4 weeks 3.050 3.445
6 weeks 4.515 5.110
8 weeks 4.705 6.780
12 weeks 8.320 9.490
16 weeks 10.955 12.595
18 weeks 12.385 14.145
20 weeks 13.740 15.695
24 weeks 15.355 17.185
32 weeks 20.510 22.855
36 weeks 23.050 25.690
Extra week 640 715
Accommodation supplements (per week)
Breakfast at homestay 10
Half board with locals 75
Private bathroom at homestay (zone A only) 120
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 280
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 255

Prices include:

  • The chosen course programme
  • Accommodation with a host family (zone B)
  • Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast
  • Teaching materials
  • Unlimited Internet access
  • Language activities and workshops
  • Welcome activity
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Access to the school’s e-learning site up to 12 weeks after the end of the course
  • All school taxes and administrative costs

Not included:

  • Travel and transfers
  • Meals
  • Local transport
  • Exam fees, if applicable (Cambridge, IELTS, etc.)
  • Optional insurance


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