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St. Giles International, London Central

[London, England]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Housed in a very substantial, 100 year old building well equipped with modern learning resources and facilities.
  • The approach to teaching and learning a language is essentially learner-centred and communicative, focusing on students’ needs and interests.
  • Situated in the center of one of the world’s greatest cities, London has something for everyone.
  • 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 : 400
      Average Class Size : 10 students
      Student Adviser : Yes
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Train, Subway, Bus, Taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • St. Giles International, London Central
      154 Southampton Row
      London, England  WC1B 5JX  UNITED KINGDOM
      TEL: +44 (0) 20 7837 0404
      FAX: +44 (0) 20 7837 4099
      E-mail: londoncentral@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 Japan (15%), Korea (10%), Taiwan (5%), and China (5%). Students are also from countries in Latin America (15%), Europe (15%), 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 on-campus dormitories, off-campus residences, or enjoy a homestay experience. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus 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
    • The school is situated in the heart of London, one of the world’s most famous cities. London’s famous tourist attraction, the British Museum, is just minutes from the school. The school is also near Covent Garden, famous for its markets and shops, street entertainers, restaurants and bars. London, a cosmopolitan city of culture, commerce, history, art, and excitement, is the choice for the independent student wanting to study at the very center of the English Language.
      London is the most populous city within the European Union, with an official population of 7.5 million and has a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. Its diverse population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures and religions, speaking over 300 different languages. London is a major tourist destination with four world heritage sites, a number of royal parks, and numerous famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Other attractions include famous institutions such as the National Gallery, along with many shopping, nightlife and entertainment destinations in the West End. London's main geographical feature is the River Thames which runs through the city from the south-west to the east.
  • 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: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      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£ 424 per week
      4-7 WEEKS UK£ 382 per week
      8-11 WEEKS UK£ 361 per week
      12-15 WEEKS UK£ 339 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 45
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-24+ WEEKS UK£ 134-300 per week UK£ 317-449 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      UK£ 42-99
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United Kingdom London
    • Location
      St. Giles International, London Central
      154 Southampton Row London, England  WC1B 5JX  UNITED KINGDOM
    • Getting To Your School
    • From London Heathrow International Airport:
      The school arranges airport pick-up service that costs GBP 69 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 60 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport.

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