The Intensive course, which has as its nucleus a ‘Lifeskills’ component comprising contemporary English usage for work, social and travel situations, takes place in the mornings and on four afternoons weekly (three afternoons weekly during July and August), excluding Public Holidays. Integral to the afternoon programme are specific options, such as vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and conversation, catering to the particular needs and preferences of students. A fully-integrated Business English course is also offered.
- Dates: Start any Monday for any durationLessons per week: 30
(Each lesson is 45 minutes long)Levels: A1 to C1
Not sure of your English level? Take our online English testParticipants Age: 16+ ( average age: 25 )Maximum Class Size: 12Course Length: any lengthLocation: English in Margate, Hawley Square - explore the local area
2019 Prices: £260 per week £240 per week for 6+ weeks
£375 per week including Intensive Course, Standard Homestay accommodation and Social Activities for stays of 4 weeks or more between January and May 2019.Click here for more info
Fees include training plus:
This course is ideal for adults wanting to improve their English language skills for both social and business purposes with afternoon classes tailored to either ‘Lifeskills’ or ‘Business English’ learning.
2020 Prices: £260 per week £240 per week for 6+ weeks
Fees include training plus:
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“Carola, 25, from Germany, talks about her 4-week Intensive Course experience in the summer”
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“Saad, 18, from Saudi Arabia, talks about his 3-month Intensive course here in Margate. As well as praising the course and the social activities, he highlights how good the quality of his homestay was and how welcoming the hosts were, saying they are the best family in Margate”
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“Murat, 24, from Turkey, talks about his 6-month experience at English in Margate doing an Intensive General English course followed by a FCE Preparation course. He also talks about the difference between his experience in Margate and that of some of his friends in a larger city like London”
‘From my first day everyone at the school has been really welcoming and friendly. My teacher was amazing and the lessons were interesting and funny. I would also absolutely recommend the social activities and the karaoke evening was the best. The staff who organise the social activities are friendly and professional and always willing to listen to any problems you may have. My host family was amazing and I would recommend them to anybody. The final word is that I would love to come back and I have already recommended to my little brother. Thank you for everything’Julien From France, Intensive Course
‘On my first day everyone was so friendly that I felt happy and relaxed. The lessons and the teachers were very good and I wish I had more time and opportunity to study for longer here. The social activities were also very good and the staff were great. I am so happy my teacher in Belarus sent me to EIM. Thank you so much for this week and everything you did for me – You are fantastic, I’m so happy I had this experience and hope to come back again soon. Honestly I don’t want to leave’Alena From Belarus, Intensive Course
‘I really enjoyed the English courses in Margate. The high quality of teaching, the dynamism and the interactions during the class made the difference. The teacher was always attentive to every single student and their individual progression. The Hawley club was the perfect place to meet new people from all around the world and to relax during the break. I loved the social program and the different activities suggested, especially the tennis. Thank you!’Mouktar From Chad, Intensive Course
‘This school was a great choice for me. It was a lovely experience and everyone made me feel really welcome. The school is like a family and made me feel very much at home. The activities were well organised, with a lot of diversity. I really think my English skills have improved. The last word to say is Thankyou’Sira 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)