The aims of this course, for students ranging from intermediate to advanced level, are to familiarise you with the specific format of the examination and to develop appropriate strategies and skills for the techniques involved.
- 2020 Dates: Start on February 24, July 13, August 31 and October 26 (4 weeks)Lessons per week: 20 (additional option of 10 lessons per week available)
(Each lesson is 45 minutes long)Levels: CRFR B1 to C1
Not sure of your English level? Take our online English testParticipants Age: adults only ( average age: 25 )Maximum Class Size: 12Course Length: 4 or 6 weeksLocation: English in Margate, Hawley Square - explore the local area2020 Price per course: £880 per course
Also available: 10 lessons per week in the afternoons for £120 per week. This option to be taken with a Standard Course for a minimum of 2 weeks and can start at any time other than the set course dates above.
Fees include training plus:
- All course material and resources
- Membership of Hawley Club and Free Internet Facilities
- In-house programme of Social Activities year-round
- Use of the self-study centre
- Detailed end-of-course report
- Access to our online learning platform "Let's Learn English" for the duration of the course
There is an exam supplement of £245 which covers the cost of the examination fee, course book, internal mock exam and transport to and from our local test centre.
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the required examination for entrance into UK, Australian and New Zealand institutes of higher education, and is increasingly becoming one of the most important English exams for adult learners. The aims of the course are to familiarise you with the specific format of the examination and to develop appropriate strategies and skills. It includes a self-study component in the afternoons. Please note, students who are not taking the exam can join the preparation course, providing they meet the entry level requirements.
2020 Dates & Fees
Start Finish Exam Deadline Exam Date** Duration Lessons
AM/PM Course Price February 24 March 20 February 10 March 21 4 weeks 20 AM* £800 July 13 August 7 June 29 August 8 4 weeks 20 AM* £800 August 31 September 25 August 17 September 26 4 weeks 20 AM* £800 October 26 November 20 October 12 November 21 4 weeks 20 AM* £800 Levels: CEFR B1 to C1
* Students may join the General English intensive afternoon course for an additional £50 per week** Exam dates might change, please check at the time of booking.*** This option is only available when combined with a Standard Course in the morning.
There is an exam supplement of £240 which covers the cost of the examination fee, course book, internal mock exam and transport to and from our local test centre.
English in Margate - Promo
English + BULATS and TOEIC Preparation
Momo - Standard Course
Mohamed - Intensive Course
‘The standard of teaching is very good at the school and I though the coursebook used was very good. This helped me to make good progress. If a friend or a colleague wanted to do this course I would recommend it to them. I also enjoyed the social programme the school provides.’Karolis From Lithuania, IELTS Course
‘I’m very happy with my result, thank you. I didn’t expect this mark in the exam and I think it has been possible thanks to our teacher in the IELTS preparation course. He found our weaknesses and tried to help us. At the end, I got even higher mark than I expected!’Cristina From Spain, IELTS Course
‘The standard of teaching at the school is very good and this helped me to make good progress. The teachers are also very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this course. I enjoyed the social activities that the school provides and I liked my host family. I hope to return one day.’Alessandro From Italy, IELTS Course
‘This school was cheaper than some of the others but I found the standard of teaching was good and I made good progress. The teachers are very nice, helpful and friendly. There is also a good social club for activities and meeting new friends. I would recommend this school as I really like the people here and the staffs are all friendly and nice.’Aiste From Lithuania, IELTS 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 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.
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)