The Standard Course focuses on the 4 skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. An emphasis is placed on the communicative approach in which students are shown how to develop conversational fluency. It is possible to join on any Monday, with the course taking place every weekday morning throughout the year (excluding Public Holidays).
- Dates: Start any Monday for any durationLessons per week: 20
(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
2023 Prices: £260 per week £240 per week for 8+ weeks
Fees include training plus:
This is the ideal course for students ranging from levels A1 – C1 wishing to enhance their English skills whilst also having the freedom to partake in afternoon activities or have free time in the afternoons to devote to private study and/or exploration of the local area, as the course takes place in the mornings.
2023 Prices: £260 per week £240 per week for 8+ weeks
Fees include training plus:
English in Margate - Promo
Ana & Manuel - Standard Course
“Ana and Manuel, from Spain, talk about how their 3-week Standard English course has not only improved their English, but also given them the opportunity to visit places of local interest like Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Brighton”
Arianna - Standard Course
“After coming for 4 weeks on a Standard Course in August 2014, Arianna, 28, from Italy, decided to come back this year for another 2-week Standard Course. Here she talks about what makes English in Margate such a special school!”
Elin & Anne- Standard Course
‘The first day was very good. I specifically enjoyed the Walking Tour of Margate which was very well organised, thumbs up! Teachers at school are active, friendly and helpful and this makes the academic process interesting and productive at the same time. I would definitely recommend taking a course at EIM, because I think it is a great place to improve your English and meet new people from all around the world. I really enjoyed practicing my English while hanging out with other students and talking to my host family. My host family was perfect, they became my friends, and I really started loving them.
I thank you very much for such a great chance. Everything was perfect!’Karel From Czech Republic, Standard Course
‘My course was well organized. The teachers at EIM are professional and outgoing. I was provided with everything necessary for my studies including all important information and a helpful course book. My teacher, Sue, is an excellent teacher. She is funny and very competent, and her classes are very dynamic. Moreover, my host family was absolutely amazing! I had a lot of fun participating in various social activities, such as the pub tour and the karaoke night. It was also brilliant to spend time on the beach with my new friends from school.
Although at first I was planning to study in another school, I have chosen Margate for its amazing seafront, and I have no regrets! Margate is a nice place to be! Thank you all!’Marijo From Andorra, Standard Course
‘Academically the school has very high standards, my teachers were able to explain very well and resolve quickly my doubts. What is more, I really enjoyed visiting other cities such as London and Canterbury. I would recommend the social programme because you can meet a lot of international students therefore you can improve your English by socializing with them. Also, my host family was very welcoming and nice. Thank you to English in Margate’Agnese From Italy, Standard Course
‘It was a pleasure to work here during three months; I enjoyed working with all staff. A big thank you to the social programme manager, it felt like you were a family member. Also, thank you to my host family; they were very welcoming and friendly. What is more, I appreciated the fact that they respected my privacy. My accommodation was perfect! Thank you for having welcomed me during these three months. I hope to see you again soon!’Geoffrey From France, Standard 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 the 9th of January to Friday the 15th of December, but will be closed on the following National Holidays: the 7th and the 10th of April, the 1st and the 29th of May, the 28th of August, and from the 15th December 2023 to the 8th of January 2024. The first day back for students in 2024 is Monday the 8th of 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 the 18th of December to the 8th of 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)