I went to study at Concord College for intensive English courses - I wanted to bring up the knowledge before entering the school.
The School of Concord College was chosen according to reviews, photos, the cost of studying. The course was excellent! Very competent distribution on groups - the initial test from several blocks to divide students into groups. My group was very accurately chosen: in a weaker one, it would be boring and time would be wasted, and in the more advanced it would be too difficult. At first time I was Intermediate, now I am at Advanced.
Very, very much practice: we used textbooks only for grammatical exercises. And the rest - constant "speaking", dialogues and speech modules, films and books, songs in English, additional activities and excursions. I liked the teachers, I miss them!
After the course you got a certificate that you even went through this kind of preparatory language program - when foreign students are accepted into English schools, it is appreciated, shows that you were seriously preparing for admission.
Now, SMAPSE and I have submitted documents to several schools and are waiting for an answer - I very much hope to spend September in England already! I have no complaints about working with the company: I have a very friendly and polite manager, always in touch, helped almost with everything for the trip. Thank you!