Our bespoke 40+ course is designed specifically for mature students wishing to study with people of a similar age from across the globe. The course combines confidence building lessons with visits, activities and excursions in and around the beautiful Isle of Thanet.
- 2020 Dates: 20 April - 1 May
11 May - 22 May
8 June - 19 June
7 September - 18 SeptemberLessons per week: 20 Standard
(Each lesson is 45 minutes long)Levels: B1 Upwards
Not sure of your English level? Take our online English testParticipants Age: Mature adults only, 40+Maximum Class Size: 12Course Length: 2 weeks
Course can be extended depending upon individual student requirements.Location: English in Margate, Hawley Square - explore the local area2020 Price: £800 2 weeks
Fees include training plus:
Designed specifically for mature students, classes will consist of 20 lessons (15 hours) per week, where you will be given the chance to study with students of a similar age to yourself on our exclusive 40+ course. You will also join our exciting, and tailor made, 40+ social programme that gives you the chance to immerse yourself in all of the amazing social, cultural and sporting activities that Thanet, and Kent, have to offer.
- 2020 Price: £800 2 weeks
Fees include training plus:
We are open from 8:45am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday and from 7:45pm to 9:45pm two or three evenings per week, except on National Holidays. During opening hours, students are welcome to use all the school facilities, which include the self-study area, the social club, the internet café and bar, and the table tennis room.
EiM is open from Monday 6 January to Friday 18 December, but will be closed on the following National Holidays: 10 and 13 April, 8 and 25 May, 31 August, and from 14 December to 3 January 2021. The first day back for students in 2021 is Monday 11 January.
On national holidays there are no classes. Students have the option of joining a teacher-led excursion (transport not included) instead of classes. Any missed individual classes will be taught on another day. When the national holiday is on a Monday, students arriving will have their induction on the Tuesday. However, the above does not apply to our Christmas Break (from 19 December to 3 January), where no trips may be offered as the Centre will be fully closed.
On arrival, students receive a Welcome Pack as part of English in Margate’s Induction programme. This contains comprehensive information about the school as well as relevant details about the local area, including transport and recreational facilities. During the Induction, students are given both a written and oral test to determine their levels, followed by a tour of the school. After a mid-morning break, during which they have the chance to meet other students, they join classes at 11:30 (in summer this will be an introductory class).
After the first afternoon lesson, there is an orientation tour of Margate and an academic induction to our self-study facilities.
One of the key features of our Academic team is the degree of hands-on support offered to students from the moment they arrive until their departure. This is an ongoing process of communication with all students, including feedback questionnaires at various points during their stay. Students are also welcome to express their opinions to their classroom teacher, particularly if they have concerns over their placement and class level. In addition, fortnightly tests and a system of 1-to-1 tutorials enable us to assess and monitor the progress of all students, ensuring appropriate classroom provision.
For students who wish to add additional elements to their learning programme, our self-study centre, open weekdays from 8:45am to 9:30am, 11am to 11:30am, most of the day from 8:45am to 5:30pm and on two or three evenings from 7:45pm to 9:45pm, offers the ideal practice opportunity, with assistance from staff available whenever necessary.
With academic progress being so closely linked to a student’s personal circumstances, we have a strong system of pastoral care in place, based on care and confidentiality. During their stay, students can be sure of finding a sympathetic and helpful member of our Welfare team who will offer the appropriate advice and guidance, with the individual’s best interests in mind.
“I had a great time in the school! I enjoyed visiting Ramsgate and Canterbury and my favourite activity was the pub night. The staff were so friendly and kind. Thanks”Terue, Japan
“Everything about my stay was very good and I had the chance to visit Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Oxford. I love Margate!”Olga, Lithuania
“Thank you very much everybody for being open, helpful and very kind! I enjoyed my stay a alot and would like to come back next year”Sabine, Germany
“My teachers were very good teachers and my private classes were excellent. I chose the school because it is by the sea and on the whole I love the school and Margate”Kristi, Norway
“I chose this school because I was in other places in the UK and I think this is the best. Thanks to everyone because my stay has been fantastic”Julian, Spain
Working LunchPrice: £50 per dayLevels: A2 to C1
Price to add to any course. In the business world it is often as important to know how to use language in a social situation as it is in the office. We offer a bistro lunch with a teacher. Conversation can focus around general or business situations. You can add any number of working lunches to any course, from one during your stay to one each day. This lunch may also be shared with one or two other students.
Self Study PlusPrice: Included in the registration fee for a period of three months
Self Study Plus, licensed by “Let’s Learn English” and incorporating the useful, interactive “Grammar Doctor”, allows you to maximise your learning opportunities. The programme can be used on a PC, laptop or any mobile device and in our self study centre. If you wish to continue using Self Study Plus after the first three months the cost is £25 for a 3-month period.
Linguaskill (Business Language Test)Dates: Any timeLevels: A2 to C1Price:
Reading and Listening Test: £70
Speaking Test: £80
Writing Test: £80
BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) is a recognised test of business English. It is used internationally for business and industry recruitment, for identifying and delivering training, for admission to study business-related courses and for assessing the effectiveness of language courses and training. The test is computer-based and includes three parts, Reading & Listening, Speaking, and Writing, which can be taken separately or combined.
Transfer ServiceLondon Airports - (Gatwick, Heathrow, City) £140 each wayLondon Airport - (Stansted) £145 each wayChannel Ports - (Dover, Folkestone) £80 each wayEurostar Stations - (Asford, Ebbsfleet International) £85 each way
We can organise taxi transfers from your point of arrival to your accommodation in Margate and for your return.
*SPECIAL OFFER: Arrival transfer at London Gatwick Airport (South Terminal) at a fixed price of £20 every Sunday.
Meet at Costa Coffee opposite exit from baggage at 3pm. Students arriving at north terminal should take shuttle train to south terminal.
Students should request this service at time of booking and confirm flight details at least 2 weeks before arrival.
(please note that transfers may be shared)