The UK is a world leader when it comes to teaching English, with many of the most acclaimed institutions found in its capital London. It is after all, the motherland of the English language! All English language courses here are strictly audited and monitored to ensure that students receive the highest quality teaching experience, with many courses being accredited by The British Council and English UK. There is also a great variation of schools to pick from, each with their own benefits and unique courses, tailored to meet the needs and budgets of prospective students. For example, studying in a public school will allow you to mix and interact with a greater number of local speakers, while private schools offer smaller classes and more one-to-one teaching time. You also need not worry about your current English level, as courses here range from beginner right up to English exam level, all led by highly qualified and experienced teachers. Studying in London is particularly advantageous, as being one of the busiest and happening cities in the world, courses aren’t subject to seasonal demands and begin all year round. For a more authentic English learning experience, we´d recommend taking a course during the autumn or winter months; London is a truly special city to be in around and during the Christmas holidays. The summer months are also particularly popular with younger students. So why not sign up to an English school in London today?
Practice in one of the world´s most vibrant & culturally diverse cities
Of course it is important to consider other factors outside of your academic needs. In choosing to study in London, not only do you get to experience living in one of the most exciting cultural melting pots on the planet, but it is a city where your leisure activities will perfectly compliment that what you learn in the classroom. Famed for its wide diversity in the arts, entertainment, fashion, sports, gastronomy and tourism to only name a few, the hustle and bustle of London city life will ensure that you always have something to do, and most importantly, the chance to practice the language in real life settings. Tourism is huge in the UK, especially in London which is home to some of the most spectacular sights, sounds and architecture that you’ll never get bored of waking up to. Travel links within and to outside of London are also excellent, not only making it easier to get about your daily routine, but also providing you with the chance to explore outside of London and to see what else the UK has to offer.
It doesn´t have to be as expensive as you might think…
Undoubtedly a major factor in deciding where you’ll go to study is your budget. While I´m not going to deny living in London is a bit pricier than living in other UK cities, the costs may not amount to as much as first thought. In terms of accommodation, and depending on your length of stay, there are savings to be had. For example, foreign students often live with British host families. Not only will this save you a small fortune on rent and food, but it will also provide you with the invaluable opportunity to practice the language outside of school hours. As for travelling, London City Council has invested heavily in a cycling incentive scheme, with bicycles available to hire at one of thousands of docking stations dotted all over the city. London also offers a number of attractions for free; for example, the majority of its museums can be toured free of charge.
The above are just some of the reasons why over 600,000 people choose the UK and London each year as their destination to come and learn English. Why don’t you join them?