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St. Giles International, Eastbourne

[Eastbourne, England]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Housed in an elegant building with a fine large garden, terrace and outdoor heated swimming pool.
  • The approach to teaching and learning a language is essentially learner-centered and communicative, focusing on students’ needs and interests.
  • Relaxed and friendly international community with high standards of teaching and quality resources.
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Founded in London in 1955, St. Giles International is a group of schools that provide a rigorous academic curriculum to build students’ communicative competence. Today, with more than 50 years experience teaching English, St. Giles International is one of the largest international English language training organizations, with a total of eight year-round schools worldwide. St. Giles operates schools in some the most desirable locations around the world. The school provides its students with high-quality instruction designed to meet their individual needs while allowing them to study in dynamic and exciting environments. In their spare time, students have opportunities to participate in activities arranged by the school to enjoy different social and cultural experiences and practice their English in real-life situations. Students are also encouraged to independently explore their new environment, attend professional sports matches and experience some of the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods. All St. Giles UK centers are accredited by the British Council and are members of English UK, the national association of accredited English language centers.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private
      Establishment : 1955
      Membership/Accreditation : British Council, English UK
      Enrollment : 200
      Average Class Size : 10
      Student Adviser : Yes
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Train, Bus, Taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • St. Giles International, Eastbourne
      13 Silverdale Road
      Eastbourne, England  BN20 7AJ  UNITED KINGDOM
      TEL: +44 (0) 1323 729 167
      FAX: +44 (0) 1323 721 332
      E-mail: eastbourne@stgiles.co.uk
      Website: https://www.stgiles-international.com/
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The school has hosted thousands of students from around the world. The majority of students have come to the school from Asia, including Korea (20%), Japan (15%) and Taiwan (5%). Students are also from countries in Latin America (10%), Europe (30%), Middle East (5%), Africa and others.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • The instructors are trained, fully-certified professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • The school provides students with the opportunity to live in off-campus residences or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer an independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the school environment. The school also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Located in the lively mid-sized town of Eastbourne, on the south coast of England, the school is in a clean, safe and affluent neighborhood beautifully situated on the South Downs. Eastbourne is famous for being the sunniest place on the South Coast. Despite this comfortable setting, Eastbourne is just 90 minutes from London and half an hour from Brighton by train. The town has recently built a new marina - one of the largest in Europe, and a large shopping center. With an estimated population of 95,000, the area has seen human activity since the stone age and remained as an area of small settlements right up until the 19th Century. The town has continued to expand, making Eastbourne a prime seaside resort. Eastbourne boasts four theatres, numerous parks, a bandstand and interesting museums. One of the main focuses of its popularity is the four miles of shingle beach, lined with a seafront of hotels and guest houses.
  • Courses
    • General English Course (28 lessons / week)

    • About This Course
    • The General English Course is offered year-round. Students enrolled in the program receive 28 lessons per week and classes are held Monday through Friday. The program is the most comprehensive and popular course at school and is ideal for those students who are looking to achieve maximum progress in their English skills using the time they have available.

      The program is offered with 6 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. When students arrive at the school, they are given a comprehensive placement test to evaluate their grammar, listening, speaking and writing skills and guarantee their proper placement into an ability level.

      The purpose of the program is to enable students to obtain sufficient knowledge and become fluent in all areas of the English language. In order to achieve this end, the program’s rigorous curriculum focuses on developing students’ fundamental English skills in the areas of: Grammar, Writing, Conversation, Pronunciation, Listening, Reading and Vocabulary. Students study from the core curriculum that focuses on skill area development. Students can also participate in classroom workshops to study such topics as: Pronunciation, Listening, Idioms, Reading and Discussions. The student will use a text book, which forms the basis of the study, but which is augmented by a variety of other materials such as video and audio recordings, supplementary text books and authentic materials.

      Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to independently explore the local areas of interest and experience the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods to gain real, practical insight into the culture of the city. Many students participate in school-organized events, as well, and enjoy the local entertainment and leisure activities.

      Classroom sizes range from 10 to 12 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10-12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 1-24+ weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 2 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 110)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      1-3 WEEKS UK£ 382 per week
      4-7 WEEKS UK£ 344 per week
      8-11 WEEKS UK£ 325 per week
      12-23 WEEKS UK£ 305 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 45
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-24+ WEEKS UK£ 90-167 per week N/A UK£ 155-505 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      UK£ 100-160
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United Kingdom Eastbourne
    • Location
      St. Giles International, Eastbourne
      13 Silverdale Road Eastbourne, England  BN20 7AJ  UNITED KINGDOM
    • Getting To Your School
    • From London Heathrow International Airport:
      The school arranges airport pick-up service that costs GBP 98 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 90 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport.

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