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Student registration fee: £60
Minimum Age: 16 (adults only)
Seasons:High Season = 18th June – 3rd SeptemberLow Season = 1st of January – 17th June & 4th September – 17th December
Maximum class size:max 12 students (max 14 students for students under 18)
Dates: Any time of year excluding mid-June to the end of August
Lessons per week: 20 lessons plus guided self-study for the first 4 weeks; 30 lessons in the following weeks
Price: £450 per week
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, where necessary. The main focus will be on oral communication, although the 4 skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking will all be covered, together with grammar,
vocabulary and pronunciation.
Dates: Start any Monday for any duration
Lessons per week: 20
Levels: A1 to C1
Price: £260 per week / £240 per week for 8 weeks+
The Standard Course, which students can join on any Monday, focuses primarily on the key skills areas of
listening, speaking, reading and writing, while underlying this is the emphasis on the communicative approach in which we encourage students to develop conversational fluency.
This course takes place every morning throughout the year and would suit anyone wishing to have more free time in the afternoons to devote to private study or explorations of
the local area.
Lessons per week: 30
Price: £300 per week / £280 per week for 8 weeks+
The Electives system enables our students to select a varied course programme catering to their particular needs and preferences. The nucleus is a ‘Lifeskills’ component comprising contemporary English usage for work, social and travel situations. Allied to this are specific options such as vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and conversation. We also offer a fully-integrated Business English course.
Lessons take place in the mornings and on three afternoons weekly.
Dates: Start any Monday for 1-2 weeks*
*(Closed groups can be quoted for any length of stay and any tailored programme of study)
Lessons per week: 20 Standard + 10 English for Specific Purposes
Levels: B1 upwards
Price: £600 per week
Maximum class size:6 students
These afternoon options will enable course participants to build upon existing specialist knowledge, and to enhance and
consolidate work-related performance. Language skills from the different professional fields, focussing on vocabulary,
expressions and pronunciation, will be developed by means of scenarios, role-plays and case studies. Four distinct units of
work are presented each week, enabling students to join at any time. The course can be taken in two stays of one week and
can be added to a longer stay.
Dates: Start any Monday for any duration
Lessons per week:
18 individual + 10 group (Low Season)
10 individual + 20 group (High Season)
Levels: A1- to C2
Lessons per week at EIM:
20: £900 per week
30: £1200 per week
(includes full-board accommodation and at least three cultural trips per week)
Includes free 15-minute pre-arrival interview. This option provides you with your personal teaching team who will design the course programme around your specific language requirements. All group courses can be taken as a one-to-one option.
Lessons per week:2 to 12
Price: £50 per lesson
Price to add to a Standard Course for each 45-minute lesson.
Includes free 15-minute pre-arrival chat/interview with our Academic Staff
This option combines the benefits of a morning Standard Course (20 lessons) with individual classes in the afternoons to meet your specific business, academic or general English language needs. You may choose from 2 to 12 individual lessons per week.
Dates: Start any Monday for any duration, not available in July & August
Lessons per week:20 private lessons for the child
20 Group lessons for the parent
Price: £1200 per week (additional £120 per week for a second child sharing)
Parents join the morning Standard Course whilst their child is having lessons. Outside lesson time parents and children are together. Both Standard and Executive homestay and self-catering residences are available.
Afternoon accompanied excursions for both parent and child at £100 per afternoon (transport included).
Levels: CEFR B1 to C1
Any dates except the ones above for a minimum of 2 weeks with 10 lessons per week. Afternoon courses - this option is only available when combined with a Standard Course in the morning. Course price is £120 per week.
* Students may join the intensive afternoon course for an additional £50 per week.
** Exam dates might change, please check at the time of booking.
There is an exam supplement of £245. This one-off supplement covers the cost of the examination fee, course book, internal mock exam and transport to and from our local test centre. Should the test centre be further afield, transport will still be included. Exam dates might change, please check at the time of booking.
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 to take. 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, provided they meet the entry level requirements.
Lessons per week: 30 (23 lessons in the final week for courses with the exam on a weekday)
There is an exam supplement of £245. This one-off supplement covers the cost of the examination fee, course book, internal mock exam and transport to and from our local test centre. Should the test centre be further afield, transport will still be included.
The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) and Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) are exams suitable for people
who require English for professional or study purposes. Each requires knowledge of all the language skills and the ability to use everyday written and spoken English at B2 level and above.
The aims of the course are to familiarise students with the specific format of the examination and to develop appropriate strategies for the skills involved.Students not taking the exam can join the preparation course, provided they meet the entry level requirements.
Levels: CEFR B2 to C1
* For this course additional accommodation nights will be required.
The aims of the course are to familiarise students with the specific format of the examination and to develop appropriate strategies for the skills involved. Students not taking the exam can join the preparation course, provided they meet the entry level requirements.
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
Levels: B1 upwards*
Price: £260 per week for the Intensive course
£400 for the first 4 weeks of Internship
£50 per week for additional weeks of Internship
Hours of work per week: Max 35
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.
People often find it easier to get the job they want if they 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.
Each candidate must have a minimum of an intermediate level in English: this will be assessed with a Skype or telephone interview. During the internship, the student receives continuing support from our Internship Manager. At the end of the placement, the student receives a certificate and a report from the company.
* Please note that the Intensive English Language Course is the only part of the programme accredited by the British Council
Dates: Start any Monday. This option needs to be added to a morning course (Standard or Personal)
Price: £400 per week
What is included:
Dates: Start any Monday. Available all year round (excluding July and August)
Price: £1540 for the 4 week package *Additional weeks £385*Executive Homestay option with private bathroom and local area bus pass at £60 per week supplement
What is included:
(Please note that transfers may be shared.)
All accommodation is generally within walking distance from the school and in the Margate area. If a student is not located in the Margate postcode area, a free weekly bus pass is provided. All accommodation is available throughout the year and comes with free Wi-Fi Internet access.
Students have a single room (unless 2 students booking together ask to share). Homestay is half-board during the week and full-board at weekends
Price: £160 per week plus a one time £40 placement fee on all Homestay accommodation bookings.
This guarantees a higher-quality home and above-average size bedroom with private bathroom facilities. In addition, many of the rooms have televisions. A weekly bus pass offering unlimited travel around the local area is included. There may be another student of a different nationality in the home at the same time. Executive Homestay is half board during the week and full board at weekends.
Price: £240 per week plus a one time £40 placement fee on all Homestay accommodation bookings.
All self-catering accommodation is within walking distance from the school and is available throughout the year.
We offer high-quality self-catering accommodation, all of which are close to the school and have single, twin and double rooms. All accommodation offers free wireless internet access and regular housekeeping services are provided. Students will be asked to pay a refundable deposit of £100 prior to or on arrival at the School. This covers any loss, damage or breakages in the accommodation. Any damages or losses will be deducted from the
Single occupancy in Twin Room with shared bathroom Churchfield £224 (low season) /
£238 (high season)per week
Single occupancy in Twin Room with private bathroom Culver £238 (low season) /
£252 (high season) per week
Single occupancy in Double Room with private bathroom/kitchen Culver £294 (low season) /
£364 (high season) per week
Whole House (maximum 5 people) Churchfield £550 (low season) /
£650 (high season) per week
Single occupancy in Twin Room (Flats 1 & 2) £294 (low season) / £364 (high season) per week
If you wish to take a holiday during your course, the school cannot guarantee that you will be able to leave your luggage with your homestay family. Arrangements must be made privately with the family.
If your course starts before and continues after our Christmas holiday, we can arrange for you to stay in a homestay family. However, there is a supplement of £100 per week over this period and this would be on a full-board basis.
Students cannot book a course that starts during the Christmas period.
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