This course is aimed at students with little or no previous experience of English language learning and is designed to raise all round levels to enable a smooth transition into an Elementary class. The main focus is on oral communication, although the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are all covered, together with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
- 2019 Dates: Any time of the year excluding mid-June to the end of AugustLessons per week: 20 lessons plus guided self-study for the first four weeks; 30 lessons in the following weeks
(Each lesson is 45 minutes long)Levels: A1 -
Not sure of your English level? Take our online English testParticipants Age: 16+ ( average age: 25 )Maximum Class Size: 4 (for the first four weeks)Course Length: Minimum 8 weeksLocation: English in Margate, Hawley Square - explore the local area
2019 Prices: £375 per week for the first four weeks £240 per week for the following weeks
Fees include training plus:
This is the ideal course if you have a very low level of English and want to improve your language skills with a very complete programme that will give you confidence to join our Elementary groups.
2018 Prices: £355 per week for the first four weeks £230 per week for the following weeks
Fees include training plus:
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English + BULATS and TOEIC Preparation
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Mohamed - Intensive Course
‘The standard of teaching is good and the teachers are very helpful and friendly. When I came to the school I could not speak any English but know I feel a lot better. The social programme at the school is wonderful. I would like to return to the school and would recommend it to my friends and family.’Ahmed From Saudi Arabia, English for Beginners
‘The standard of teaching is very good and the teachers are helpful and friendly. I recommended the school to my brother and he has signed up as well. Thank you for everything I hope to join the school again.’Ahmed From Saudi Arabia, English for Beginners
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 Wednesday 2 January to Friday 20 December, but will be closed on the following National Holidays: 19 and 22 April, 6 and 27 May, 26 August, and from 23 December to 3 January 2020. The first day back for students in 2020 is Monday 6 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 23 December to 3 January 2020), 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.
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.
BULATS TestDates: Any timeLevels: A2 to C1Price:
Reading and Listening Test: £50
Speaking Test: £60
Writing Test: £60
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, Stansted, City) £130 each wayLondon Airport - (Heathrow) £135 each wayChannel Ports - (Dover, Folkestone) £65 each wayEurostar Stations - (Asford, Ebbsfleet International) £70 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)