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Star Exeter English Language School

Address: 89A Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RP, United Kingdom
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Description Star Exeter English Language School

  • Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Age of pupils: 16+ years
  • Dates: year-round
  • Type of accommodation: residence or host family
  • Language of instruction: English.

Star Exeter English Language School offers effective, professional English language eduaction. All teachers are accredited to teach English as a foreign language (to work with foreign students), classes do not exceed 12 people - all conditions for the rapid development of skills and knowledge are created here. Each student has an individual curriculum, personal consultations are provided. On average, a student progresses from level B1 and B2 (IELTS 4 and 5, respectively) in 12 weeks.

Education is based on a communicative method: games, exercises, communication tasks are invented - so students share their knowledge with others, hone English speech, understanding and pronunciation, become more confident in their English. Attention is paid to all basic language skills:

  • Grammar and writing, vocabulary
  • Listening to speech aloud
  • Speaking, pronunciation
  • Reading
  • Letter.

If desired, the student can receive an additional task at home, up to the scheme of work after his return to his native country. Homework is regularly given (checked daily with detailed comments of the teacher).

The school day is divided into blocks:

  1. Morning classes

Work with the textbook (selected according to the level of students), relevant materials and modern sources (texts, videos, newspapers), and all of them are selected according to the interests of the group.

  1. Afternoon Communication classes

These are mainly conversational classes, communication on interests. Such discussions help to quickly apply the knowledge gained in the morning, in real language life, in real situations, "activate" the language.  Topics and materials for lessons can be very different - they are usually selected for the interests and tastes of the group.

  1. IELTS Exam Preparation classes

It is intended for those who plan to take the IELTS exam and want to effectively prepare for it. All blocks are studied - Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing - points for each and the total score for the test are predicted. Such preparation helps to get acquainted with the structure of the exam, pay attention to weaknesses, learn how to correctly allocate time for different tasks. Real materials are used - IELTS tests of the past years.

The school is located in Exeter, the capital of Devonshire, south-east of the UK (2 hours to London by train). It is an ancient (more than 2000 years old) city with a population of 120,000 people, the center of education, medicine, culture and trade of the whole region. The heart of Exeter is its university, Exeter University, which is among the TOP-100 universities in the world. Its magnificent corpus of Romanesque, medieval and Tudor architecture set the visual dominant of the entire city.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices at Star Exeter English Language School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 250 £ / week

General English

  • Age: 16+ years old
  • Start: every Monday (except public holidays)
  • Level of knowledge: any, from A1 to C1
  • Students per class: up to 12
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Lesson duration: 90 minutes.

The most popular, universal and sought-after course. He equally well develops all basic language skills and knowledge:

  • Colloquial speech
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading
  • Letter
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation, accent.

The main lessons are in the mornings (09:30-13:00), in the afternoon there may be additional lessons, individual lessons or electives (14:00-15:30). Students study from Monday to Friday, on Friday afternoon lessons are not held.

Before the start of classes, all students undergo an introductory test to be distributed to a class with an appropriate level of knowledge. Verification tests are held every week and every month - if necessary, the teacher will adjust the course, prescribe additional lessons or consultation.

Especially interesting are the afternoon classes, where students practice English in real conversation. They use modern newspapers and media, communicate with peers and new friends, make presentations, watch videos (TED Talks are invariably popular), write mini-works.

Price (per week)

Standard Course (15 lessons/week):

  • 1-4 weeks = 250£
  • 5-8 weeks = 240£
  • 9-12 weeks = 230£
  • 13-35 weeks = 220£
  • 36+ weeks = £210.

Intensive course (21 lessons/week):

  • 1-4 weeks = 320£
  • 5-8 weeks = 310£
  • 9-12 weeks = 300£
  • 13-35 weeks = 290£
  • 36+ weeks = 280£.
Annual
16+
from 320 £ / week

General English + IELTS Preparation

  • Age: 16+ years old
  • Start: every Monday (except public holidays)
  • Level of knowledge: from B1 to C1
  • Students per class: up to 12
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Lesson duration: 90 minutes.

The combined course is aimed at both rapid improvement of language skills and specialized preparation for the IELTS exam: its certificate is necessary for everyone who wants to study or work abroad (Academic) to emigrate to English-speaking countries (General Training). Basically, the program works on the Academic version, but preparation for General Training is also possible.

Usually, the program is set up to gradually improve all the basic skills that are tested in blocks on IELTS:

  • Week 1 = Reading
  • Week 2 = Listening
  • Week 3 = Speaking
  • Week 4 = Writing.

Profile lessons are given 6 hours a week, from Monday to Thursday from 14:00 to 15:30.

A separate tutorial has been prepared for the course. It describes in detail the structure of the exam and useful techniques for its delivery, gives examples of exam tasks and questions (based on real tests for past years). Additional materials and textbooks are issued for self-study, as well as homework.

Almost every day, mini-tests of knowledge are arranged, once a week students are waiting for a more detailed test.

Students can take the exam at the Torquay Centre (monthly, £190) or at UKVI IELTS centres: there are 10 of them across the kingdom, the nearest one is in Cardiff (twice a month, £210). The school administration helps to register for the exam, submit the necessary documents and organize a trip.

Cost

15 English lessons + 6 IELTS preparation lessons weekly, price per 1 week:

  • 1-4 weeks = 320£
  • 5-8 weeks = 310£
  • 9-12 weeks = 300£
  • 13-35 weeks = 290£
  • 36+ weeks = 280£.

IELTS Preparation (6 hours weekly):

  • 160£/week.
Annual
16+
from 50 £ / lesson

Individual English

  • Age: 16+ years old
  • Start: every Monday (except public holidays)
  • Level of knowledge: from A1 to C1 - any
  • Students per class: up to 12 + private lessons in the afternoon
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Lesson duration: 90 minutes.

One-to-one lessons – the ability to quickly tighten lagging knowledge or skills, focus on priority areas of English or the right professional topics. Can be combined with another English course.

Lesson options:

  • Business, Business English
  • Medicine
  • Travel and tourism, etc.
Annual
16+
from 490 £ / week

Combined English Course

  • Age: 16+ years old
  • Start: every Monday (except public holidays)
  • Level of knowledge: from A1 to C1 - any
  • Students per class: up to 12 + private lessons in the afternoon
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Lesson duration: 90 minutes.

A combined course is an ideal opportunity to improve the effectiveness of learning English. This is 21 lessons per week:

  • 15 group (09:30-13:00)
  • 6 individual lessons aimed at studying the priority topics for the student - business and business English, medicine, travel and tourism (14:00-15:30).

Cost

  • Combined course = 490£/week
  • Private lessons (minimum 1 per week) = 50£/hour.
Annual
16+
from 14 500 £ / 9 months

Foundation Programme

  • Age: 16+ years.

An almost guaranteed way to enroll in the UK's best universities is the International Foundation Programme (IFP) course at Star Exeter English Language School. It is specially designed for training foreign schoolchildren seeking bachelor's degree in British universities: it actively improves the level of English, academic skills, adapts to the new educational system. This is an admission option for foreigners who did not finish the Sixth Form (Grade 13) in schools in Britain.

Successful completion of IFP makes it easy to enter star exeter english language school partners:

  • University of Plymouth
  • University of the West of England – UWE Bristol
  • University of South Wales
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • University of Portsmouth.

The "settings" of the Foundation program allow you to focus on studying the most important subjects that are consistent with the chosen higher education program: you can choose the direction of IFP in business, accounting, computer science and IT, programming, engineering.

Duration of the program: at the start in September - 9 months, 25 hours per week, at the start in January - 6 months for 25 hours a week.

Entry requirements

When enrolling in September (Pre-Sessional Course):

  • IELTS 4.5 or equivalent (including the school's internal test)
  • Successful completion of the secondary education course.

If enrolled in January (Foundation Programme):

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (including the school's internal test)
  • Successful completion of the secondary education course.

Accommodation, housing and meals

Host family

  • 16+years
  • Available all year round
  • Maximum 25 minutes walk from the school (up to 6 km)
  • Minimum booking: 1 week

Living in the house of a real British family (selection is carried out in accordance with the wishes of the student), eating traditional dishes (breakfasts and dinners), immersion in a new culture and language practice with native speakers is a great option. Usually host families are an adult with an adult child or a married couple (with/without children). Some families have pets – this is also discussed with the student.

Room options: private, double (only for students who came together), private with bathroom (if possible, not guaranteed). Each room has a bed, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers, most have a desk, TV. Bed linen and towels are provided (change once a week), as well as regular washing, but the room is cleaned by the student personally. Wi-Fi access is available.

Residence

  • 16+years
  • Available in summer (June, July, August)
  • Maximum 10 minutes walk from the school
  • Minimum booking: 2 weeks.

Modern, cozy residences in the city center are:

  • Apartment with private bathroom, shared kitchen
  • Studio with private bathroom and kitchen. Can be booked by two students coming together.

Each option has WiFi, a comfortable bed and a wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and desk, in the studios - TV. Towels and bed linen are not provided (can be booked separately), there is a laundry room.

Cost of living

Host family, private room (per week):

  • No meals = 126£
  • Breakfast = 140£
  • Half board (breakfast + dinner) = 154£
  • Half board, room with private bathroom = on request.

Residence (per week):

  • Private room with bathroom, shared kitchen = 140£
  • Studio with private bathroom and kitchen = 170£
  • Kitchen & Bedding Pack = 50£
  • Deposit (for cleanliness and safety of property) = £100.

Events at Star Exeter English Language School

For students of Star Exeter English Language School, trips to Oxford, Bristol, Stonehenge, the best beaches and beautiful national parks are arranged.

Here's what each student is encouraged to take with them on their trip:

  • Laptop, smartphone or iPad: useful in the classroom, and in extracurricular lessons, and for communication with loved ones
  • Travel adapter: remember that sockets in UK are different from ours!
  • Umbrella: With the changeable weather in the UK, it's an indispensable thing.
  • Beachwear and swimsuit, sun cream, glasses: the school is located near the coast, so in the warm season you will have the opportunity to relax on the beach.

Equipment at Star Exeter English Language School

Star Exeter English Language School is conveniently located in the city center, within walking distance from shops (Guildhall shopping centre), restaurants, bars, bus stops and city trains. At school, students can use vending machines (tea, coffee, drinks), kitchenette (microwave, toaster, refrigerator and freezer), PC in the common living room, library and prayer room.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Pay attention to public weekends and holidays when school is closed:

  • January 1-3
  • April 2 and 5
  • May 3 and 31
  • August 30
  • December 19-January 3.

Additional costs include:

  • Accommodation deposit = 75£
  • Registration fee = £75.

Transfer (one way) from the airport:

  • Exeter = 25£
  • Bristol = 110£
  • Heathrow = 240£
  • Gatwick = 260£
  • Stansted and Luton = £280.

Training materials and manuals:

  • For 3+ weeks = £45
  • To prepare for IELTS for 3+ weeks = £30.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

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

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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