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St. Giles International, London Highgate

[London, England]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The school is in a beautiful traditional English building with spacious and attractive gardens.
  • The approach to teaching and learning a language is essentially learner-centred and communicative, focusing on students’ needs and interests.
  • Located in a fashionable and beautiful residential area of North London, only 20 minutes from Central London by subway.
  • 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.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private
      Establishment : 1955
      Membership/Accreditation : British Council, English UK
      Enrollment : 200
      Average Class Size : 10
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Train, Subway, Bus, Taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • St. Giles International, London Highgate
      51 Shepherd’s Hill, Highgate
      London, England  N6 5QP  UNITED KINGDOM
      TEL: +44 (0)20 8340 0828
      FAX: +44 (0)20 8348 9389
      E-mail: londonhighgate@stgiles.co.uk
      Website: https://www.stgiles-international.com/
  • More Details
    • 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
    • The school is located in a fashionable and beautiful residential area of the Highgate district in North London, which is only 20 minutes from central London by subway. The school is located in a beautiful traditional English building with spacious and attractive gardens, and is ideal for students who want to study in a relaxed and green area but be close to the excitement and attractions of central London. Highgate offers a variety of sporting facilities and its very large parks and natural environment provide opportunities for long "country" walks close by.
      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.
  • Study Options
    • General English Course (28 lessons / week)

    • Overview
    • 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.
    • 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 3 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 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
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 110)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      1-3 WEEKS UK£ 390 per week
      4-7 WEEKS UK£ 351 per week
      8-11 WEEKS UK£ 332 per week
      12-23 WEEKS UK£ 312 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 45
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-24+ WEEKS UK£ 159-231 per week N/A UK£ 210-425 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      UK£ 40-99
    • 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 Highgate
      51 Shepherd’s Hill, Highgate London, England  N6 5QP  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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