London – Twickenham

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

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.

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 safer. 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.

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 room
  • Language library
  • Lounge area
  • Vending machines
  • Free WiFi access
  • Air conditioning

The school has access for students with reduced mobility.

Language courses: the basics

  • 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
  • CELTA-qualified native English teachers

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: beginner to advanced

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: beginner to advanced

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: intermediate (B1)

30 lessons per week

IELTS

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

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.

Language 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 itself is not offered in the UK – you must take it in your country of origin.

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.

Some of the many activities available 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, Cambridge

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:

  • Bed linen 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.

Shared room, shared bathroom, self-catering

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

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 paid 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)

Services and facilities available:

  • Bed linen 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

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 double rooms* and 1 twin room* with a shared bathroom
  • Distance from school: in the school building
  • Deposit to be paid 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)

Services and facilities available:

  • Bed linen 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
  • Bed linen 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

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: 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 (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Infos Visa

Dates 2020

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

Beginner sessions start: first Monday of each month

Business English course starts every Monday for a maximum duration of 7 weeks.

Dates of exam preparation sessions :

IELTS: every Monday; Exam dates are to be checked on the IETLS website.

Public holidays and vacations: 01/01, 10/04, 08/05, 25/05, from 21/12/2020 to 25/12 2020, 01/01/21

Prices 2020

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons & Accommodation (family, shared room, 1/2 board or residence, shared room, no meals)
DurationStandardIntensiveBusiness
1 week 680] 750 775
2 weeks 1.205 1.345 1.390
Three weeks 1.730 1.940 2.010
4 weeks 2.250 2.530 2.625
6 weeks 3.300 3.720 3.860
8 weeks 3.930 4.535-
12 weeks 5.850 6.720-
16 weeks 7.735 8.910-
18 weeks 8.710 10.005-
20 weeks 9.655 11.100-
24 weeks 11.540 13.285-
32 weeks 15.345 17.665-
36 weeks 17.230 19.850-
extra week 475 545-
Lessons & Accommodation (family, shared room, 1/2 board or residence, shared room, no meals)
DurationIELTSTOEIC
2 weeks- 1.300
4 weeks 2.440-
Additional week 610-
Supplements per week
Course 1-7 weeks High Season (22/06 - 21/08) 15
Family single room 25
Alliance Residence single room 80
Grosvenor Res 70
Family High Season (21/06 - 23/08) 10
High Season Residence (25 / 06-27 / 08) 15
Family and Christmas residence (24-31 / 12) 60
Transfers (between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.)
OfTo goRound trip
St Pancras 105 185
Heathrow 100 170
Gatwick 135 245
Luton / Stansted 200 370

all taxes and registration fees included

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:

  • Travel to/from London
  • Local transportation
  • Deposit for the residences (£50 to be paid on-site)
  • Exam fees, if applicable
  • Optional insurance

Dates 2021

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

Beginner sessions start: first Monday of each month

Business English course starts every Monday for a maximum duration of 7 weeks.

Dates of exam preparation sessions :

IELTS: every Monday; Exam dates are to be checked on the IETLS website.

Public holidays and vacations: 01/01, 02/04, 03/05, 31/05, 20/12/2020 au 28/12/2021

Prices 2020

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons & Accommodation (family, shared room, 1/2 board or residence, shared room, no meals)
DurationStandardIntensiveBusiness
1 week 680] 750 775
2 weeks 1.205 1.345 1.390
Three weeks 1.730 1.940 2.010
4 weeks 2.250 2.530 2.625
6 weeks 3.300 3.720 3.860
8 weeks 3.930 4.535-
12 weeks 5.850 6.720-
16 weeks 7.735 8.910-
18 weeks 8.710 10.005-
20 weeks 9.655 11.100-
24 weeks 11.540 13.285-
32 weeks 15.345 17.665-
36 weeks 17.230 19.850-
extra week 475 545-
Lessons & Accommodation (family, shared room, 1/2 board or residence, shared room, no meals)
DurationIELTS
2 weeks-
4 weeks 2.625-
Additional week 625-
Supplements per week
Course 1-7 weeks High Season (22/06 - 21/08) 15
Family single room 25
Alliance Residence single room 80
Family High Season (21/06 - 23/08) 15
High Season Residence (25 / 06-27 / 08) 15
Family and Christmas residence (24-31 / 12) 60
Transfers (between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.)
OfTo goRound trip
St Pancras 105 185
Heathrow 100 170
Gatwick 135 245
Luton / Stansted 200 370

all taxes and registration fees included

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:

  • Travel to/from London
  • Local transportation
  • Deposit for the residences (£50 to be paid on-site)
  • Exam fees, if applicable
  • Optional insurance

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