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Burlington School of English

Address: 1-3 Chesilton Rd, London SW6 5AA
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Burlington School of English

Burlington School of English is a popular and ranked language school in London, locating in a picturesque residential area: the road to the center will take around 15 minutes by transport, get to Heathrow Airport in 20 minutes by taxi or 40 minutes by metro. The einstitution occupies a beautiful three-story building close to the Thames waterfront, near the Parsons Green metro station. In walking distance there are numerous shopping and entertainment centers, restaurants, bars and pubs.

Burlington School of English offers effective and balanced language programs for children and adults. The school is open all year round - there are both year-round and summer programs (of course, state and national holidays serve as weekends). Children's programs are open to students from 14 years old, adults from 16 years old, and can be studied by organized groups of 8-14 years. A special plus is the possibility of creating a personal unique curriculum: for example, it is a great opportunity to simultaneously enroll in general and business English courses and learn two programs at once, also to get enough basic level of basic education (Beginner).

Burlington School of English offers a wide range of programs and courses (for more information, see the detailed description of each program) - below are the options for adult students aged 16 and older:

  • 1) General English (intensity 15 to 40 hours weekly, for any level of basic studying)
  • 2) Thematic Courses:
  • For teachers of English as a foreign language
  • Preparation for admission to the university (the minimum duration is 12 weeks)
  • English Writing Workshop (individual lessons or mini groups)
  • Cultural educational program (with visiting cultural sites and excursions).
  • 3) Preparation to international exams and tests: FCE, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC
  • 4) Business English:
  • General business language course
  • For tourism
  • For medicine
  • For marketing
  • For office
  • For specialists.

There are also courses for adolescents from 14 to 16 years of age - these are seasonal (summer) courses for teenagers from 14 to 16 years of age

  • 5) Individual classes with an experienced teacher and year-round (only for organized groups) English program. Every year an international summer camp is organized. Every Monday, new students and groups come in, who are assigned to classes according to their age and level of basic education. Academic lessons are harmoniously combined with interesting trips and excursions, exciting and fun extra-curricular and sporting events. Provided as free leisure hours (their cost is already included in the cost of the programs), and activities for an additional fee. Usually leisure and entertainment for children are planned for the evening and on weekends. All of them are conducted in the company of teachers and educators. Among the most popular excursions you can note trips to Cambridge, Oxford, London and Brighton.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Burlington School of English

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Brief information: any kind of business course is available for adult students aged 16 and over. They are intended for international students whose English language level is already high enough and only the actualization and addition of a certain area of ​​knowledge, a certain sphere of interests and career aspirations is required.

About the educational program: each course has typical weekly schedule of 15 lessons in general English and 5 lessons on professional subjects, individually or in mini-groups. Educational staff of the business course are not specialists in the selected fields of activity, but they are professionals of this section of the language, they know the peculiarities of language and speech, profile vocabulary and terminology.

This unit offers the following types of courses:

  • General Business English;
  • English for tourism (taking into account modern trends in tourism and business);
  • English for marketing (perhaps the most popular course);
  • English for the office (active improvement of written and oral communication in various forms and situations);
  • English in the field of export-import relations.

Duration of the lessons: 45 minutes.

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Learning on the selected course;
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge (on arrival);
  • Teaching materials and manuals (basic);
  • Company certificate at the end of the course;
  • Sports and entertainment events (basic).

The cost of the programs does not include and paid additionally:

  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Registration fee;
  • Select accommodation option;
  • Additional study materials;
  • Examination fees;
  • Additional lessons;
  • Supplement for accommodation in summer, peak season;
  • Transfer in both directions (on request);
  • Accommodation;
  • Extra food;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Excursions and trips;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Courier delivery of a visa invitation (DHL).

Accommodation options:

  • Host family, private room;
  • Host family, room for 2 people;
  • Host family Plus (own bathroom and Internet access), private room;
  • Host family Plus (own bathroom and Internet access), room for 2 people;
  • Residence, room for 2-4 people;
  • On request:
    • Student homes;
    • Apartments;
    • Hostels;
    • Hotels.

Meals options:

  • Half board;
  • Only breakfast;
  • Self-catering.
Annual
16+
from 170 £ / week

Brief information: effective intensive preparatory courses give an opportunity throughout the year to prepare for the successful delivery of the selected language test (IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC or another exam).

IELTS preparation

About the course: Deep, thorough study of the English language, as well as mastering the methodology and strategy for successfully passing the exam. IELTS is required in almost all universities in the UK, and its results can significantly affect the chances of admission.

About the educational process: 

  • The intensity varies from 15 to 40 lessons weekly;
  • The minimum duration is 4 weeks;
  • The required level for enrollment is medium and higher.

Durationa of lessons: 45 minutes.

Educational options:

  • In the mornings (15,20,25 lessons per week);
  • After lunch (15,20,25 lessons per week);
  • Full Day (30,35,40 lessons per week).

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Learning on the selected course;
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge (on arrival);
  • Teaching materials and manuals (basic);
  • Company certificate at the end of the course;
  • Sports and entertainment events (basic).

Options are paid additionally:

  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Registration fee;
  • Selection of accommodation option;
  • Additional study materials;
  • Examination fees;
  • Additional lessons;
  • Supplement for accommodation in summer, peak season;
  • Transfer in both directions (on request);
  • Accommodation (see below);
  • Extra food;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Excursions and trips;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Courier delivery of a visa invitation (DHL).

Accommodation options:

  • Host family, private room;
  • Host family, room for 2 people;
  • Host family Plus (own bathroom and Internet access), private room;
  • Host family Plus (own bathroom and Internet access), room for 2 people;
  • Residence, room for 2-4 people;
  • On request:
    • Student homes;
    • Apartments;
    • Hostels;
    • Hotels.

Meals options:

  • Half board;
  • Only breakfast;
  • Self-catering.
Annual
16+
from 170 £ / week

General English

Brief information: general english course (year-round), which will suit all students, regardless of the level of basic training. The program is aimed at the systematic and gradual development of all the basic language skills:

  • Reading;
  • Writing;
  • Speaking;
  • Listening (listening comprehension).

About the educational program: there are 7 levels of difficulty for the educational course (from the beginner to the advanced). It is also possible to choose the intensity of the lessons independently - from 15 to 40 hours per week. There are different time sessions, the availability of additional thematic modules. So, international students can choose a base intensity of 15 hours a week and add the necessary, priority modules and topics, increasing the intensity to 20-40 hours a week.

Educational modules and their advantages:

  • Fluency Workshop (colloquial practice, small groups, language level from elementary):
    • Active development of listening and speaking;
    • Improving pronunciation;
    • Expanding vocabulary; 
    • Functional English, idioms and stable expressions, communication strategies are studied.
  • Grammar Workshop (grammar, small groups, language level from elementary):
    • The study of grammatical structures and features of their use;
    • Improving the understanding of written speech;
    • Mastering the creative approach to language, various role games and modeling.
  • Writing Workshop (language level from medium):
    • Perfection of written speech: 
    • Stylistics;
    • Formal and informal style;
    • Text analysis.
    • A particularly valuable course for professionals who constantly deal with documentation and office work; 
    • Adjusting and improving the existing skills.
  • Exam Preparation Workshop (Cambridge ESOL, language level from advanced):
    • Specially created for students who want to successfully prepare and pass the Cambridge Advanced Examination exam.
    • Exam Preparation Workshop (IELTS, language level from upper intermediate):
    • Intensive, effective preparatory course.

Each module can be combined with any other and with any major programs.

There are also thematic courses designed for students with a sufficiently high level of knowledge. The courses will help to deepen and actualize knowledge in the priority area, improve the cultural or educational level. A total of 15 lessons are offered at the General English course and 5 thematic lessons each week.

List of thematiic courses and their advantages:

  • For teachers of English:
  • Developing advanced and traditional methods of teaching English as a foreign language;
  • Using audio and video materials, creating handouts, information technology;
  • Lessons in mini-groups.
  • Academic English:
  • Improving academic performance for better chance to enter a UK university;
  • A large number of independent studies, homework and independent work,  profile preparation for IELTS testing.
  • For medicine:
  • Profile terminology;
  • The structure of reports and presentations;
  • Reading and understanding medical texts on the selected topic.
  • Cultural learning:
  • In-depth study of English from a political, cultural or historical point of view;
  • United Kingdom today (sub-theme);
  • Life and literature of English masters (sub-theme); 
  • Visiting thematic sites, interesting and educational excursions (for a small additional fee).

Duration of the lesson - 45 minutes.

Educational options:

  • In the mornings (15,20,25 lessons per week);
  • After lunch (15,20,25 lessons per week);
  • Full Day (30,35,40 lessons per week).

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Learning on the selected course;
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge (on arrival);
  • Teaching materials and manuals (basic);
  • Company certificate at the end of the course;
  • Sports and entertainment events (basic).

Options are paid additionally:

  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Registration fee;
  • Selection of accommodation option;
  • Additional study materials;
  • Examination fees;
  • Additional lessons;
  • Supplement for accommodation in summer, peak season;
  • Transfer in both directions (on request);
  • Accommodation (see below);
  • Extra food;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Excursions and trips;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Courier delivery of a visa invitation (DHL).

Accommodation options:

  • Host family (private room, room for 2 people, options with own bathroom and internet access);
  • Residence, room for 2-4 people;
  • On special request:
  • Student homes;
  • Apartments;
  • Hostels;
  • Hotels.

Meals options:

  • Half board;
  • Only breakfast;
  • Self-catering.

 

Annual
16+
from 205 £ / week

The Cambridge exam (CAE)

Brief information: international students of different levels of basic training are allowed. Especially suitable course for those who want to receive confirmation of sufficient level of knowledge to continue studying abroad, who want to deepen and update the basic knowledge and skills.

About the educational program: 

  • The intensity varies from 15 to 40 lessons weekly;
  • Duration of the lesson - 45 minutes;
  • The minimum duration is 2 weeks;
  • The course is taught on several levels (the requirements for the course are changed accordingly):
    • First Certificate;
    • Advanced;
    • Proficiency .

Educational options:

  • In the mornings (from 15 to 25 lessons per week);
  • After lunch (from 15 to 25 lessons per week);
  • Full Day (from 30 to 40 lessons per week).

Tuition fee includes:

  • Learning on the selected course;
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge (on arrival);
  • Teaching materials and manuals (basic);
  • Company certificate at the end of the course;
  • Sports and entertainment events (basic);
  • Meal - according to accommodation options (from self-service to half board).

Tuition fee does't include:

  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Registration fee;
  • Selecting accommodation option;
  • Additional study materials;
  • Examination fees;
  • Additional lessons;
  • Supplement for accommodation in summer, peak season;
  • Transfer in both directions (on request);
  • Accommodation (see below);
  • Extra food;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Excursions and trips;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Courier delivery of a visa invitation (DHL).

Accommodation variants:

  • Host family (private room or room for 2 people);
  • Residence (double room);
  • Student dormitories, 
  • Apartments, 
  • Hostels,
  • Hotels.
     
Annual
16+
from 205 £ / week

About the educational program: full-scale preparation (including moral and psychological) for the delivery of international tests and examinations, classes are held in small groups. TOEFL is almost always required for admission to foreign universities, especially in the US. The intensity is 5 lessons per week. The minimum duration is 2 weeks. The required level for enrollment is medium and higher.

Tuition fee includes:

  • Learning on the selected course;
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge (on arrival);
  • Teaching materials and manuals (basic);
  • Company certificate at the end of the course;
  • Sports and entertainment events (basic);
  • Meal - according to accommodation options (from self-service to half board).

Tuition fee does't include:

  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Registration fee;
  • Selecting accommodation option;
  • Additional study materials;
  • Examination fees;
  • Additional lessons;
  • Supplement for accommodation in summer, peak season;
  • Transfer in both directions (on request);
  • Accommodation (see below);
  • Extra food;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Excursions and trips;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Courier delivery of a visa invitation (DHL).

Accommodation variants:

  • Host family (private room or room for 2 people);
  • Residence (double room);
  • Student dormitories, 
  • Apartments, 
  • Hostels,
  • Hotels.
Annual
16+
from 205 £ / week

Brief information: effective intensive preparatory courses give an opportunity throughout the year to prepare for the successful delivery of the selected language test (IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC or another exam). TOEIC is more often required for employment. The intensity is 5 lessons weekly, the minimum duration is 2 weeks, the required level for enrollment is medium and higher.

Tuition fee includes:

  • Learning on the selected course;
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge (on arrival);
  • Teaching materials and manuals (basic);
  • Company certificate at the end of the course;
  • Sports and entertainment events (basic);
  • Meal - according to accommodation options (from self-service to half board).

Tuition fee does't include:

  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Registration fee;
  • Selecting accommodation option;
  • Additional study materials;
  • Examination fees;
  • Additional lessons;
  • Supplement for accommodation in summer, peak season;
  • Transfer in both directions (on request);
  • Accommodation (see below);
  • Extra food;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Excursions and trips;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Courier delivery of a visa invitation (DHL).

Accommodation variants:

  • Host family (private room or room for 2 people);
  • Residence (double room);
  • Student dormitories, 
  • Apartments, 
  • Hostels,
  • Hotels.
Annual
12+
from 160 £ / week

Personal lessons on any topic of interest. Cost £ 50 per hour if booked more than 10 hours. Regular price £ 60

Group classes in small groups. Costs from £ 160 per week, include: 90 minutes a day, Monday through Friday, as well as access to Burlington School's online resources and self-study materials. Certificate at the end of the course.

Accommodation and food

The students of the Burlington School of English are offered the choice of the most convenient and comfortable option for living - the cost can be seen in the detailed description of the programs:

  • Host family (standard level or comfort Plus), private and double rooms, meals - only breakfast, half board or self-catering;
  • Student residences;
  • Student houses;
  • On request, apartments, hotels or hostels (in this case, the cost is specified on an individual basis).

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: business English, Classes in mini-groups, English, English for teenagers, English for the summer, English for work, General English, IELTS preparation, Individual lessons, Intensive English, Online english, Preparation for TOEFL, Preparation of CAE and FCE, Professional English

Equipment Burlington School of English

The students are provided with spacious and bright classrooms, cozy and quiet lounges, a private library, a modern computer class (each has Internet access) and a small cafe.

Term dates and fees

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 50 GBP
  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 50 GBP
  • Study materials 30 GBP
  • Express mail 45 GBP
  • One way transfer - Gatwick 105 GBP
  • One way transfer - Heathrow 85 GBP
  • One way transfer - Luton 105 GBP
  • One way transfer - Stansted 110 GBP

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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