It is often easier to get the job you want if you have had experience working for an English-speaking company in the UK, in addition to having a good level of English. The combination of a language course and internship in a British company enhances language improvement and skills. Students learn on an intensive language course followed by an internship in a local company. Accommodation can be provided at an additional cost, please see our Accommodation section for more details.
- Dates: Start any Monday for a minimum of 2 weeks intensive English language course followed by a minimum of 4 weeks Internship.Lessons per week: 30
(Each lesson is 45 minutes long)Levels: B1 upwards - (For students with a level lower than B1, a longer period within the school before the internship will be necessary in order to achieve B1 level.
Not sure of your English level? Take our online English testParticipants Age: adults only ( average age: 25 )Maximum Class Size: 12Hours of work per week: Max 35Location: English in Margate, Hawley Square - explore the local area2019 Price per week: £260 per week for the Intensive course £400 for the first 4 weeks of Internship £50 per week for additional weeks of Internship
Fees include training plus:
Each candidate must have a minimum of an intermediate level in English. For students with a pre-intermediate level, a longer period within the school before the work placement will be necessary to achieve B1 level.
( Please note that the Intensive English Language Course is the only part of the programme accredited by the British Council. )
- A minimum of an intermediate level of English (confirmed by telephone interview)
- Aged 18+
- Enthusiasm, flexibility and the desire to work hard (35-hour week)
- Students should be EU Citizens or from the EEA or have a Tier 5 Visa
- Insurance to cover both public & private liability while at work
- 2018 Price per week: £245 per week for the Intensive course £400 for the first 4 weeks of Internship £50 per week for additional weeks of Internship
Fees include training plus:
- Bus pass ticket offering unlimited travel around the local area during the internship
- Entry to school Social Club evenings and evening and weekend events in the school throughout the stay
- Continuing support from the Internship Manager
- Certificate of attendance and report for the Intensive General English course
- Certificate for the Internship issued by English in Margate
- Report for the Internship issued by the company
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I am very pleased to had this chance to work in this lovely small village. It was an amazing time for me over there. I learned a lot in the kitchen and a lot about myself. I done tasks in the kitchen like the preperation for the starter section, actually cooking with the head Chef on the main section, of course it was a lot of cleaning to do which I knew in advance. I think my English has improved with communication in the kitchen and as well with costumers. I guess I have to be honest about the writing I didn’t improve as well as I could. But I am really proud of myself to stay there for 6 months.
I learned about myself that you have to express yourself to make other people understand. And also that you have to fight for your own. I had an awesome staff by my side, both of the bosses were lovely and friendly and extremely helpful. This Experience will help me lots in the future just in fact that I became more confident about myself because I knew how hard I worked and tried to help other people. My overall conclusion is that the UK is just amazing the people there were lovely and I know now who I am and how I can work.
A big thank you to all people who gave me this chance!Stefanie From Switzerland, English Plus Internship Programme
I’m very happy with my decision to come to English in Margate. I have made many friends and i have met people around all the world. The people in English in Margate are very close and they make you feel at home. I’m very proud of this small family.
The social programme is excellent and all the activities for the students. I will miss [it here] but I’m sure I’ll be back soon.Cristina From Spain, English Plus Internship Course
Soizik studied our Standard English Course and also spent some time working with our administration staff as part of her internship programme.
In review of her time with English in Margate she said:
‘Thank you to my teacher for your patience and pedagogy (and for your a lot of invisible chocolate). Secondly, thank you for to the staff for your patience and all things that i learnt thanks to this experience in the administration.
Thirdly, thank you Sue for your “strict” lessons for my grammar and french pronunciation.’Soizik From France, English Plus Internship Course
As part of Sarah’s Internship Programme she helped our office staff with general administration and office tasks. In summary of her time here Sarah said:
‘It was a pleasure to study and to do the work experience here for 8 months thank you very much to the teachers that I had and to the staff who had a lot of patience explaining the work experience tasks. And to Elena for the social program and because I enjoyed helping here when I was doing the work experience.’Sarah From Spain, English Plus Internship Course
I would recommend English in Margate School, I think it is a good place if you want to learn or improve your English. I’m very happy with this experience! My homestay hosts Paul and Gwen were very lovely and friendly with me. The food was very good and my room was very comfortable.Carmen From Spain, Intensive Course
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, 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)