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TOP-50 schools in the UK that offer Academic English courses for international students

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Abbey College Cambridge
74% of A Level students achieved A*- A results among top UK schools in 2021
Abbey College Cambridge
United Kingdom
Cambridge
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from 8850.00 £ / term
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The Worthgate School (ex CATS College Canterbury)
In 2021 - 71% of A-level students achieved A*-A
The Worthgate School (ex CATS College Canterbury)
United Kingdom
Canterbury
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8.8
from 14000.00 £ / term
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Bishopstrow College UK
In 2021 - 69% of GCSE students achieved A* - A
Bishopstrow College UK
United Kingdom
Salisbury
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CATS College Cambridge
In 2021 - 71% of A-level students achieved A*-A
CATS College Cambridge
United Kingdom
Cambridge
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Guildhouse School (ex CATS College London)
In 2021 - 71% of A-level students achieved A*-A
Guildhouse School (ex CATS College London)
United Kingdom
London
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from 46965.00 £ / year
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Kent College Canterbury
In 2021 - 98% pupils gained places at their first choice University
Kent College Canterbury
United Kingdom
Canterbury
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from 850.00 £ / week
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from 850.00 £ / week
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King's College London, University of London
#35 in the world
King's College London, University of London
United Kingdom
London
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from 4000.00 £ / term
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Abbey College Manchester
In 2021 - 83% of A Level students achieved A*-B
Abbey College Manchester
United Kingdom
Manchester
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Durham University
Ranked 6th in the UK
Durham University
United Kingdom
Durham
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University of Exeter
Top - 150 universities in the world
University of Exeter
United Kingdom
Exeter
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Education information

The best English language schools in the UK will allow schoolchildren or students to gain invaluable experience. Once in the homeland of the English language, the children will be able to immerse themselves in the language environment of British English, get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the country and make new friends. Staying in the country will involve constant language practice and will help to raise the level of language proficiency to a fundamentally new level.

During the lessons, teachers create a special relaxed and benevolent atmosphere, schoolchildren and students get real inspiration and motivation when they overcome the language barrier and feel linguistic progress themselves. Classes in English language centers with experienced teachers guarantee the transition from passive knowledge to live conversational speech thanks to an effective curriculum and space for practice. All this makes English language centers very popular and prestigious.

Study English in the UK – specifics of education

Top English language schools are proud of a variety of linguistic programs: business courses, vacation programs for children and adults, academic English programs and others. Below 5 reasons for studying in language schools in the UK for foreign students:

  • Interesting experience and expanding horizons

Language courses for schoolchildren will provide excellent opportunities to study the culture and history of the United Kingdom.

  • A safe country and a high standard of living

This country is ideal for children's recreation and study: it is quiet and peaceful here, a high standard of living and a measured rhythm.

  • Personal development

Such an experience will have a positive impact on the student: he will be able to make new friends from different parts of the world and feel independent.

  • Opportunity to learn British English

Students will be able to learn and master the British accent and vocabulary.

  • Acquaintance with the world's strongest educational system

The country is known all over the world for its educational institutions — both schools and universities. No less strong are the language schools, which have extensive experience in terms of programming and working with foreign students.

The best language courses in the UK – how the studying is organized?

Education in the UK reflects the most relevant and successful teaching methods, where the communicative approach is at the forefront as a guarantee of effective learning of English by foreign students, interactive methods and democratic principles of teaching. No less important is an individual approach to students, which is expressed in an attentive attitude to students, an emphasis on age and personal characteristics, and sensitive tracking of students' progress. Below the core characteristics of language schools and programs in the UK are provided:

  • Small groups (8-15 students)
  • Duration of programs – from 1 week
  • Language of studying – English
  • Age of students: from 12 years
  • Technically equipped classrooms
  • Modern educational materials
  • 24-hour security and support
  • Qualified and specially studied teachers to work with foreign students.

In the classroom, students take an active part in the learning process. A teacher who adheres to a communicative approach creates a special environment in which students are in constant interaction and practice the language from the first lesson. The emphasis is placed on the development of basic skills – reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversational skills. Groups are formed with special care. The ideal group of students is representatives of different countries, nationalities, formed taking into account age characteristics, language proficiency, the number of students in which does not exceed 10-15 people.

Before the start of classes, the students write an entrance test, which is aimed at determining the level of language proficiency. After a week of intensive classes, students again undergo another test designed to reflect the results of a week's work. In the last classes, students perform the final test, which determines the current level of language proficiency, and all students are awarded a prestigious certificate of completion of a language course with a mark of the level of knowledge of the language they have received.

The best language schools in the UK – TOP 10

  1. Stafford House School of English London
  2. EC Oxford
  3. ELC English Language Centre Bristol
  4. Excel English
  5. Mayfair School of English
  6. Nacel English School London
  7. Winchester School of English
  8. Islington Centre for English
  9. Southbourne School of English
  10. BSC British Study Centres Oxford.

The educational plan provides constant practice and daily lessons; the children attend various lectures, seminars, master classes, electives.

Study English in the UK – offered programs

Standard English is a general English course aimed at learning basic language skills. Students are divided into groups based on language knowledge and improve the language from basic skills to fluent conversational speech. The studying is based on the immersion method and the entire lesson is held in English.

Intensive courses are an accelerated program that requires a lot of attention: such directions are focused on students who need to improve their knowledge as soon as possible. As a rule, the course includes classes of 6 academic hours several times a week.

Summer programs for schoolchildren combine classes with active recreation, are conducted in an informative and fascinating way and will not leave any student indifferent. Combined courses "English +" are an interesting option for a student with a good level of language: English classes can be combined with any kind of sport or hobby, for example, football, tennis, horse riding, robotics, design, etc.

For students and teenagers wishing to study abroad, preparatory courses for international exams are offered. This is a specific direction that is entirely focused on preparing for testing.

Language schools in the UK fees for foreign students

The tuition fee of language courses in the UK can significantly vary depending on the specifics of program, location, the extracurricular activities. As a rule, the cost of studying includes:

  • Accommodation in the school residence
  • Meals on the full boarding base
  • Extracurricular activities on the school territory
  • Excursions
  • Sports activities.

Usually, the foreign students need to pay additional costs:

  • Air tickets
  • Consular fee
  • Medical insurance
  • Educational materials
  • Payment for express mail (for the delivery of the invitation)
  • Transfer
  • Visa processing.

 

Top 40 best language schools in the UK 2022

1 OISE London
2 EC London Covent Garden
3 OISE Oxford
4 London School of English
5 OISE Cambridge
6 UIC Oxford International
7 Kaplan International English London Covent Garden
8 Regents University London
9 LAL London Summer School
10 Home Language International
11 Oxford International Study Centre
12 Regent Oxford School
13 Stafford House School of English London
14 EC London Euston
15 Living Learning English
16 The Language Gallery
17 Skola London English Summer School in London
18 Harrow House International College
19 Brighton Language College BLC
20 Kaplan International English London Leicester Square
21 Frances King School of English London Kensington
22 Regent Scanbrit Bournemouth
23 Stafford House School of English Canterbury
24 Malvern House London
25 Wimbledon School of English
26 UIC English London Greenwich
27 Studio Cambridge
28 Alpadia Keele
29 EC Cambridge
30 Cavendish School of English
31 EC Brighton
32 EC Manchester
33 Oxford International UIC Brighton
34 EC Bristol
35 EC Oxford
36 St. Giles International London Central
37 Twin Group
38 Burlington School of English
39 Hampstead School of English London
40 St. Giles London Highgate

Cost of living in United Kingdom

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 306 398
Food 177 391
Transportation 59 180
Communications and utilities 74 104
Clothing 20 77
Sports and leisure 25 88
Total 662 1,239
Accommodation in United Kingdom USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre 309
Shared room in city centre 402
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 596
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 723

Statistics of English courses in England

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week
General English 15-20 8-10 Starter £240+
Intensive English Course 28-30 6-12 Beginner £310+
Super Intensive English Course 35-40 6-10 Beginner £350+
Exam Preparation Courses 20-25 6-12 Intermediate £355+
Business English 20-25 7-10 Intermediate £355+
Intensive Business English 25-30 7-10 Intermediate £380+
Academic English 20-25 6-12 Beginner £280+
English plus 10-15 5-10 Intermediate £355+
English for Work 25-30 10-14 Beginner £355+
Vacation English 10-15 5-10 Beginner £270+
One-to-One lessons individual 1 Starter £50+ - 1 lesson

Students Accommodation Options in UK

Accomondation Meals Number of people per room Cost per week/min Cost per week/max
Homestay full Board or half Board 1-3 £190 £500
School residence full Board 1-3 £220 £650
Appartment without meals 1-3 £250 £5,000+
Hotel with/out meals 1-2 £35/day £500+/day

Statistics of English courses in the USA

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements Cost of the week
General English 15-20 8-10 Beginner 375 USD+
Intensive English Course 28-30 6-12 Elementary 430 USD+
Super Intensive English Course 35-40 6-10 Intermediate 475 USD+
Exam Preparation Courses 20-25 6-12 Intermediate 525 USD+
Business English 20-25 7-10 Intermediate 525 USD+
English plus hobby 10-15 5-10 Intermediate 550 USD+
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home 25-30 2-3 Beginner 1,000 USD+
Vacation English 10-15 5-10 Beginner 415 USD+
One-to-One lessons individual 1 Beginner 70 USD+ - 1 lesson

Statistics of English courses in Canada

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week
General English 20 10-15 Beginner 310 USD+
Semi-Intensive English 24 10-13 Beginner 340 USD+
Intensive English 25-30 10-13 Beginner 350 USD+
Academic English 25-30 10-13 Beginner 370 USD+
English for Business 25-30 10-13 Intermediate 380 USD+
English for Work 30 10-13 Intermediate 380 USD+
Cambridge Exam Preparation 20-30 10-13 Intermediate 310 USD+
IELTS/TOEFL/TOEICPreparation 20-30 10-13 Intermediate 310 USD+
One-to-One Lessons individual 1 Starter 85 USD+/lesson
Club 40+ 20+ 8-10 Starter 565 USD+
English Plus 20+ 8-10 Starter 450 USD+
Academic Semester/Year 20-25 10-15 Beginner 285 USD+

Top 30 best language schools in USA 2022

1 Kaplan New York Empire State
2 OISE Boston
3 English Language Center (ELC) UCLA Los Angeles
4 St. Giles International New York
5 EC New York
6 Kaplan Boston Harvard Square
7 English Language Center (ELC) Boston
8 LAL NESE Boston
9 Kaplan Washington
10 OHC School Miami
11 EC Boston School
12 Rennert International New York
13 Kaplan School Miami
14 LAL Fort Lauderdale
15 EC Miami
16 OHLA Orlando Florida
17 Kaplan San Diego
18 Kaplan San Francisco Berkeley
19 OHLA Miami
20 English Language Center (ELC) Santa Barbara
21 EC Los Angeles
22 EC San Diego
23 Kings College Los Angeles
24 Sprachcaffe Miami
25 CEL Language Centre LA
26 Talk English School Boston
27 Stafford House Boston
28 LSI New York
29 The Language Academy
30 Stafford House San Diego California

Top 20 best language schools in Canada 2022

1 ILAC Vancouver
2 Toronto University Summer Camp
3 ILAC Toronto
4 Home Language International
5 EC Montreal
6 ILSC Toronto
7 McDonald International Academy
8 ILSC Montreal
9 BLI Canada Summer
10 Kaplan Vancouver
11 CLLC Ottawa Canadian Language Learning College
12 Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies
13 EC Toronto
14 University Canada West
15 St. Giles International Vancouver
16 Canadian College of English Language Vancouver
17 OHC School Toronto
18 UIC Toronto
19 EC Montreal
20 Eurocentres Vancouver

Top 15 best language schools in Ireland 2022

1 ATC University College Dublin
2 Home Language International
3 EC Dublin English
4 Oscars International
5 Dorset College Dublin
6 Atlantic language school
7 Palmerston Park Dublin Emerald Cultural Institute
8 Centre of English Studies Dublin
9 Frances King Dublin
10 Apollo Language School Dublin
11 ATC Dublin
12 Waterford English Language Centres
13 Eurocentres Dublin
14 Cork English College
15 Kaplan Dublin

Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs Min., £ Average £
Consular fee of the embassy £100 £375
Mandatory medical fee (for long- term visas)/year £270 £320
Medical insurance £10/week £20/week
Study material £15 £75
Delivery of invitations by express mail £50 £80
Transfer/Escort £80 £130
Additional payment for accommodation per week, during the high season £20 £40
Additional payment for tuition per week, during the high season £15 £45

Statistics of English courses in Ireland

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week
General English 15-22,5 8-12 Beginner €130+
Intensive Courses 25-30 5-10 Beginner €220+
Combined Courses 25-30 5-10 Beginner €305+
IELTS Preparation Courses 25-30 8-10 Intermediate €220+
Cambridge Preparation Course 20-30 8-10 Intermediate €130+
English for Business 25-30 6-10 Intermediate €220+
One-to-one tuition individual 1 Beginner €35+ lesson
Academic Year Programme 20 10-15 Beginner €2,70
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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