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Stafford House School of English Canterbury

Address: 19 New Dover Rd, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3AH,
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Stafford House School of English Canterbury

  • Location: Canterbury, United Kingdom;
  • Established in 1952;
  • Age of the pupils: 16 years and over;
  • Type of accommodation: family, residence;
  • Training programs: standard and intensive language courses, business English, intensive pre-examination preparation;
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Stafford House School of English, which has existed for more than 50 years, deservedly is considered to be one of the best in the territory of Britain and every year attracts hundreds of new students to effective language courses. Each teacher has a profile high qualification DELTA (English as a foreign language for students of the older age group), they are able to find an approach to any student, pay close attention to the progress of each student, can correctly motivate and give valuable advice. All students constantly communicate with teachers, share their opinions - so if necessary, the curriculum is quickly adjusted to make learning as effective and productive as possible.

 

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Stafford House School of English Canterbury

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 295 £ / week

Quick overview of the educational program:

  • 20 lessons per week;
  • Small educational groups - not more than 14 people;
  • Level of language: Beginner;
  • Duration of the program: from 1 week;
  • Educational program starts every Monday.

About the educational program: This option is perfect for students who want to combine effective teaching with interesting and exciting rest, excursions, sports and shopping. Lessons are conducted in the morning hours, and the students have free time in the afternoon.

Classes are devoted to the overall integrated development of basic language skills and knowledge, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. The end of the course is marked by the issuance of a company certificate indicating the level achieved.

International students can also enter the intensive course, which offers 25 lessons per week.

About the educational program: this course is designed for students who want to achieve tangible language progress in a short time and are willing to devote maximum time to their studies. Lessons are held before and after lunch. Basic language skills are improved. Also, special thematic classes are provided:

  • It helps foreign students to learn more about the culture, history, art of the UK;
  • To learn English more effectively with a thematic aspect;
  • Understand the features and unique features of the language and people more deeply. 

At the end of the program, each student receives a corporate certificate.

Quick overview of Super Intensive English Course: The maximum filled and intensive course (30 lessons per week) is designed for students who want to achieve progress in the shortest possible time, are ready to spend all their time for studies, ambitious and persistent.

Classes are held in the morning and in the afternoon: general lessons are devoted to the active development of basic knowledge and skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking, grammar, vocabulary, phonetics and pronunciation). Thematic classes will help international students to learn more about the culture, history, architecture and art of Great Britain, will enable you to learn English more effectively (taking into account the thematic focus), to better understand its unique features and specifics.

At the end of the course, each student receives a corporate certificate, which marks all his achievements and successes.

Annual
16+
from 335 £ / week

Quick overview:A special preparatory course is designed for students planning to successfully pass the IELTS language test. In the course of intensive lessons, students deepen, develop and actualize the basic language skills and knowledge (reading, listening, writing and speaking), learn grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, syntax, improve pronunciation and get rid of accent.

About the educational program:

  • 20-30 lessons per week;
  • Educational Groups - not more than14 people;
  • Basic level of knowledge: Intermediate;
  • Minimum duration of the course: 5 weeks (beginning on Mondays).
Annual
16+
from 335 £ / week

Quick overview of the course:

  • 25-30 lessons per week;
  • Educational groups - up to 14 people;
  • Basic level of knowledge: Intermediate;
  • Minimum length of the course: 10 weeks.

About the educational program: this course is designed for international students wishing to successfully pass a difficult Cambridge exam. During the classes, all knowledge and skills that are tested as a result of testing are deepened and updated, a large number of tasks are performed, students are acquainted with the specifics and peculiarities of this exam, its structure, and the criteria of the admission.

Periods of the educational program:

  • 04 January (preparation courses for FCE and CAE for 10 weeks);
  • 26 September (educational courses for FCE and CAE for 11 weeks).
Annual
16+
from 335 £ / week

Quick overview: this course is designed for international students wishing to successfully pass a difficult Cambridge exam. During the classes, all knowledge and skills that are tested as a result of testing are deepened and updated, a large number of tasks are performed, students are acquainted with the specifics and peculiarities of this exam, its structure, and the criteria for evaluating the answers.

About the educational program:

  • 25-30 lessons per week;
  • Small educational groups - up to 14 people;
  • The reqired level of knowledge: Intermediate.

Periods of the educational program:

  • March 28 (educational courses for FCE, CPE and CAE for 11 weeks);
  • September 19 (studying courses for the CPE for 11 weeks).
Annual
16+
from 335 £ / week

Quick overview:

  • 25-30 lessons per week;
  • Educational groups - not more than 14 people;
  • The required level of knowledge: Intermediate;
  • Minimum length of studying: 10 weeks.

About the educational program: This course is designed for students wishing to successfully pass a difficult exam. During the classes, all knowledge and skills that are tested as a result of testing are deepened and updated, a large number of tasks are performed, students are acquainted with the specifics and peculiarities of this exam, its structure, and the criteria for evaluating the answers from the admission committee.

Start dates:

  • 04 January (preparation courses for FCE and CAE for 10 weeks);
  • March 28 (educational courses for FCE, CPE and CAE for 11 weeks);
  • September 26 (educational courses for FCE and CAE for 11 weeks).

Quick overview:

  • 25 general lessons weekly + 5-10 business English lessons;
  • Age of students: 18 years and over;
  • The required level of knowledge: Intermediate;
  • Durational of the program: from 5 weeks (beginning on Mondays).

About the educational program: a special course is designed for international students who, in their work activity, constantly communicate in the international business sphere, want to improve their profile skills, a stock of professional vocabulary, and knowledge of business etiquette.
Lessons are evenly conducted throughout the day. General language classes are aimed at developing basic, fundamental skills:

  • Reading;
  • Listening;
  • Writing and speaking;
  • Studying grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. 

In additional lessons, attention is drawn to the study of the specifics of business speech, communication and etiquette: students learn to write reports and business letters, expand the active stock of vocabulary and terms, etc. After the end of the course each student receives a corporate certificate indicating the progress achieved.

Annual
16+
from 75 £ / lesson

About the educational program:

  • Individual lessons;
  • Level of knowledge: from beginner;
  • Duration of the educational course: from 5 lessons.

Individual lessons with an experienced teacher can be an excellent addition to any main program, combined with the main lessons in any sequence. This is the most effective way to learn a foreign language:

  • The teacher plans an activity according to your specific requirements and needs;
  • The program is completely aimed at eliminating exactly your knowledge gaps; 
  • Lessons can be focused either on a separate skill or language aspect, and are devoted to British history, art, etc.

Accommodation and food

Employees of Stafford House School of English strive to do everything possible to provide students with the most comfortable and safe living conditions - a well-organized way of life gives students a sense of calm and comfort, and they return to classes rested, collected, focused. The following accommodation options are offered:

  • Host family

When students are placed in families, the international principle is observed: students from the same country or speak the same language don't live in one host family.

The pupils are provided with personal comfortable bedrooms (double occupancy is possible on request), the amenities and the bathroom can be either personal or in common use. Usually the family accommodation provides half board meals (twice a day), but you can choose only breakfasts, as well as self-service (if you choose a room with a private bathroom and the possibility of using a shared kitchen).

Host families are carefully selected and constantly supervised by school staff: Family members help students to fully immerse themselves in the cultural and linguistic environment of the UK, to experience the rhythm of the UK life, and also to continuously learn the acquired knowledge and skills in communicating with native English speakers .

  • Residence

During the summer months, the summer residence of Lanfranc is open: it is 15 minutes walk from the academic building and accepts students aged 18 and over. For pupils, cozy single rooms with a private bathroom are prepared here: they are combined into blocks of 7 rooms, and each block has its own small kitchen and living room for rest. Students are provided with bedding and access to the Internet.

The Dover Road Hostel is open to students aged 16-17: the road to it takes 5 minutes from the Stafford House School of English and 10 minutes from the city center. For 2-4 people it is supposed to have one fully furnished room with a bathroom, there is also a laundry room, Internet access and a full board meal.

  • Student house

Students can also choose to stay in the cozy student house Mount Road: there are 6 single rooms (each one has a double bed and a large wardrobe for storing clothes, 5 rooms have their own bathroom). Shared access is provided to the functional kitchen and a cozy living room with soft furniture. There is access to wireless Internet here.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: business English, Classes in mini-groups, English for children, English for Teachers, English for teenagers, English for the summer, English for work, ESOL CELTA course, General English, IELTS preparation, Individual english, Individual lessons, Intensive English, Preparation for CELTA, Preparation for TOEFL, Professional English

Events Stafford House School of English Canterbury

Canterbury is deservedly considered one of the most historically interesting and wealthy cities in the UK, a true keeper of tradition and time. Here you can walk endlessly through ancient, cozy streets and quarters, see the majestic Canterbury Cathedral, which was built in the XI century and located on the main central square; enjoy the unique architecture of residential buildings erected in the XV century.

The city is very close to France - it takes only an hour to reach the state border, so students can explore another interesting European state in their spare time, and a lot of French people come to the city on weekends: this is a chance to get acquainted with the new Culture and language.

Various events and parties are organized for pupils by the staff of Stafford House School of English. It can be sports games, matches and relay races, fascinating and informative excursions around the country (almost all students are sent first thing in London ), trips to theaters, cinemas, museums, art galleries, visits to various concerts, festivals.

Example of day schedule:

  • 9: 00-10: 40 = general lessons (English);
  • 10: 40-11: 00 = rest break;
  • 11: 00-12: 40 = general lessons (English);
  • 12: 40-13: 30 = lunch;
  • 13: 30-14: 00 = intense and super-intense Classes (English), only for participants in this program;
  • 14: 30-15: 20 = super-intensive classes (English), only for participants in this program;
  • 15: 20- 16:10 = continuing lessons in the standard course (English );
  • 16: 10-16: 30 = break for rest;
  • 16: 30-18: 10 = continuing the lessons according to the standard course (English).

Equipment Stafford House School of English Canterbury

Stafford House School of English is equipped with spacious and bright auditoriums (each has a large interactive whiteboard), access to wireless Internet, an extensive library, a cafe. Students also like to relax in spacious and equipped lounges, where you can meet new friends and acquaintances, discuss a weekend plan or homework.

Term dates and fees

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = £ 50;
  • Selection of accommodation option = 70 £;
  • Examination fees = £ 140-150;
  • Deposit for tutorials and materials = £ 30;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Transfer in both directions (see below);
  • Mandatory medical insurance = from £ 3 -4 / week;
  • Pocket expenses;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

The transfer fee is (price per person one way):

  • Heathrow, Luton, Stansted = £ 165;
  • Gatwick and City = 140 £;
  • Ashford Airport = £ 70;
  • St Pancras railway station = £ 140.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 50 GBP
  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 70 GBP
  • Study materials 30 GBP
  • Medical insurance 4 GBP
  • One way transfer - Heathrow 175 GBP
  • One way transfer - Gatwick 150 GBP
  • One way transfer - Luton 175 GBP
  • One way transfer - Stansted 175 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

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- 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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