SCHOOL OF ENGLISH IN SOUTHAMPTON

English courses in SOUTHAMPTON in the UK, school of English in SOUTHAMPTON UK, learn English in SOUTHAMPTON UKOur English language school established in 1976 is a small, friendly school on the south coast of England, just over one hour from London by train. We have been welcoming students of English for 30 years, and we are pleased to find that many of our students come back to us year after year.

Our school occupies four elegant late 18th-century townhouses with garden patios at the back. Facilities include a reception area, 13 classrooms, a study room, two computer rooms, Internet with wireless access, a nursery, a prayer room and a student coffee area. Next door is Southampton Solent University with 17,000 students. We co-operate in a number of ways and our students can use their cafeteria.

We are a small team of very experienced teachers who enjoy teaching English and hope to share our enthusiasm with you. We have all been teaching for many years, both in the UK and in other countries of the world. The school has a wide range of courses to suit your needs, and they all offer excellent value for money.

The School is accredited by the British Council and is regularly inspected. We are also a member of EnglishUK. Together this forms the basis of your guarantee of high quality standards.

 

 

English courses in SOUTHAMPTON in the UK, school of English in SOUTHAMPTON UK, learn English in SOUTHAMPTON UKENGLISH COURSES IN SOUTHAMPTON

Our School of English offers a wide range of English language courses, from General English to a choice of exam courses. Our syllabus is specially designed so you can start any week.

 

English courses in SOUTHAMPTON in the UK, school of English in SOUTHAMPTON UK, learn English in SOUTHAMPTON UKGeneral English

This is our most popular course. It is designed to give you a solid foundation in English and develop your ability to communicate. It focuses mostly on speaking and listening, but also includes grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

  • Course 15h
  • Course 22.5h
  • Course 30h

Your First Day
We give you a grammar test and short speaking test to find out your level, and place you in a suitable class. We also take you on a tour of the city centre.

Lessons cover speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, plus grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and study skills, with topics changing weekly. We do not follow a coursebook but instead use a wide range of teaching resources, and we provide you with all lesson materials.
Our teachers work together to monitor your progress and make sure you receive tuition at the right level. We can change your level any week, when you and your teachers agree you are ready.

 

Academic Year Programme
This is a special programme for students who are staying a long time and want to make the maximum progress.  We offer many different courses and give you the chance to take exams in IELTS, Business, TOEIC and the Cambridge exams.

English courses in SOUTHAMPTON in the UK, school of English in SOUTHAMPTON UK, learn English in SOUTHAMPTON UKCourse Details
• 37 weeks (33 weeks’ tuition plus 4 weeks’ holiday)
• Minimum age 17
• Maximum class size: 12
• General English classes
• Modules in Pronunciation, Writing Skills, Business English, Study Skills & British Culture
• Examination courses - options include IELTS, CAE, FCE, LCCI (Business English) & TOEIC
• Finish with up to 3 exam certificates!

 

Private Tuition (One-to-One)
This is an excellent way to improve your English, as you can concentrate on exactly what you need, for example Business English, Technical English or pronunciation.

 

Examination Preparation 15h
There are 15 hours of classes each week, plus a considerable amount of homework. You will look a variety of topics such as political, environmental and social issues.
Your teachers will also help you to understand the differences between British and American English in terms of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.
With us you will pass your IELTS, TOEIC, Cambridge exams, LCCI

 

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Summer course
Our Junior Centres are ideal places to study English, discover a new country and make friends from all over the world. Useful lessons, exciting activities and high quality accommodation all contribute to the success of each centre. more information

 

 

Business English
The LCCI English for Business exam tests your reading and writing skills in a business context. Our course teaches you how to write documents such as letters, reports, memos and articles.

Course Details
• 4-week courses
• 15 hours per week (two 90-minute lessons per day)
• Minimum level: Intermediate / Higher Intermediate
• Minimum age 17
• Maximum 12 students per class

 

 

English for Teachers
Two-week courses in July and August that explores issues arising from English language teaching, covering general principles and approaches, plus a wide range of activity ideas.

A methodology course for non-native speaker teachers, designed to present you with useful ideas, techniques and materials for your classes. Most on the course have already been teaching for some time, but it is equally useful for those just beginning their career. Please note: this course is designed for teachers of secondary school students and/or adults.

Course Details
• 2-week courses
• 15 hours per week (two 90-minute lessons per day)
• Minimum level: Higher Intermediate
• Minimum age 17
• Maximum 12 per class

 

 

FREE TIME IN SOUTHAMPTON

English courses in SOUTHAMPTON in the UK, school of English in SOUTHAMPTON UK, learn English in SOUTHAMPTON UKAt our school we believe social activities form a very important part of your learning programme. They provide an opportunity for you to get together and talk outside the classroom and also to meet people from outside the school. This is an invaluable part of learning English and about British culture. We offer a wide range of activities and you can choose what you want to do.  Here are some of the activities we organise:

  • Weekend excursions
    We go on day trips every Saturday in July and August, and once or twice a month the rest of the year. Places we visit include London, Bath, Oxford, Salisbury and Stonehenge, the New Forest, Brighton and the south coast.
  • Evening Activities
    On Friday nights, we often arrange pub trips and barbecue parties.  Other evening activities include trips to local cinemas, theatres and restaurants, plus karaoke nights, snooker, bowling and sports.
  • Daytime Activities
    In the afternoons, we can organise local visits, for example to the city walls, the football stadium, and the city's museums.  We also offer boat trips, chess and games, and sports matches.  We show a video at the school every week.

 

ACCOMMODATION IN SOUTHAMPTON

English courses in SOUTHAMPTON in the UK, school of English in SOUTHAMPTON UK, learn English in SOUTHAMPTON UKRegular Homestay
Staying with an English family is a valuable part of your language course. They welcome you into their home and you live as a member of their family. They give you a comfortable and friendly base during your stay. All families have been personally chosen by the school and are regularly inspected.

Most families live 15-20 minutes by bus from the school. You can choose half-board or full-board accommodation. Your host family will wash your clothes and keep your room clean, but do not expect hotel service! We do our best to choose a suitable family based on the information you give us, but if you do not feel happy, talk to us and if necessary we will quickly change your family.

Half Board includes breakfast and evening meal Monday to Friday, plus all meals at the weekend.
Full Board also includes a packed lunch Monday to Friday.

 

Executive Homestay
This gives you the the Regular Homestay conditions plus the following advantages:
- private bathroom
- larger house
- family with a professional background.

 

Other Accommodation
We can also help you book accommodation in a hotel or "bed and breakfast". However, we would strongly advise homestay accommodation, as least in the beginning, to give you a chance to get to know English people and also the opportunity to practise your English in a friendly and comfortable environment.

 

 

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