St.Giles International London Central - 2017/18 Information
St Giles International, Southampton Row, London, United Kingdom
Excellence in English language training since 1955; St Giles offers a wide range of courses for different ages and needs and has an outstanding reputation being awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade in 2015.
St Giles International London Central School occupies a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of fashionable Bloomsbury and is situated opposite Russell Square, a 5-minute walk to the world-famous British Museum.
St Giles has been providing English Language Courses and Teacher Training for 60 Years. The school has a capacity of 720, 56 classrooms and a hugely international student intake from over 94 different countries.
St Giles International prides itself on its superbly equipped classrooms but also understands that students need facilities outside of lessons.
The St Giles approach to teaching and learning a language is ‘Learner Centred’. This means that we focus on the needs, interests and aims of our students, and plan the content of the course on the basis of this information.
Our learners are encouraged to participate actively in the process of learning and acquiring the new language, and we aim to promote learner independence. All our teachers plan fast-paced interactive lessons so that students are motivated to learn and our courses are interesting, relevant and enjoyable.
All our teachers are qualified, native level English speakers, and many have years of experience. We also have a high ratio of Diploma and Masters qualified teachers at our schools.
Teacher Development Programme:
St Giles is very proud of our teacher development programme,
All our centres have a teacher development programme helping our teachers to continually improve their skills. We also encourage them to take further qualifications and all teachers are regularly observed and appraised.
As part of our Teacher Development effort, we employ a group-wide scheme of graded teacher observations, whereby teachers can learn from the practice of others and receive dedicated feedback on their performance and progress. This process helps to maintain consistent teaching standards at all our centres and upholds St Giles’ reputation for high quality teaching as evidenced by our inspection reports.
St Giles has a special needs coordinator at both our Central London and Highgate schools and we keep our class sizes to 12 to enable appropriate student support. St Giles has a very active social programme to support English language learning with trips organized weekly to London’s historic and social venues.
We run creative writing classes, trips to Stonehenge, Brighton, Scotland and London film studios and much more. Every Monday night is New Student’s night where you can meet and make friends as you start your course. We also support classroom learning with online English language tips and an active school blog.
We also offer General English for complete beginners which is a 4-week course. For the more ambitious learner there is our intensive, advanced General English which is our most popular course of 28 lessons per week plus some students also take one-to-one lessons to accelerate their learning. Students usually combine General English with preparation for either IELTS or Cambridge examinations.
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: You can enrol on our General English course every Monday except Public holidays, throughout the year. Lesson times are; 09.00am to 15.30 or 13.45 to 17.40.
Lessons duration: lessons are 50 minutes long. Courses can be for a period of 1-23 weeks perfectly matched to your needs. You can take between 20- 28 lessons per week
Course certificate: Yes if you choose to take the Cambridge examinations or IELTS which the majority of students do.
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: it combines 20 morning lessons of General English with 8 afternoon lessons focusing on English for Business and students can study for between 2 and 12 weeks. The courses start every Monday from 9.00am till 3.35 pm each day
Lessons duration: lessons are 50 minutes long and there are 6 lessons per day.
Course certificate: students can also choose to prepare for the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) during the course.
This programme focuses on expanding the students’ ability to both understand and use complex academic language incorporating General English to improve grammar, vocabulary and communicative skills. Cambridge English Exam Preparation courses run for 9-13 weeks depending on the course selected and are 20-28 lessons per week.
There are fixed start dates throughout the year and first examination dates start in March 2016. We also offer fast track and superfast track preparation
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught IELTS courses start every Monday and are for four weeks. You take 20 or 28 lessons per week in the format of 20 morning lessons of IELTS preparation + 8 optional afternoon lessons of General English or English for University Studies Cambridge English Exam Preparation courses run for 9-13 weeks depending on the course selected and are 20-28 lessons per week. Dates are throughout the year and first examination dates start in March 2016. We also offer fast track and superfast track preparation
Lessons duration: lessons are 50 minutes long
Course certificate: Yes IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) exam. This exam is an entry requirement for universities (undergraduate or postgraduate courses) and further education in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is also recognised by many governments and international employers. Exams held regularly - normally every 2 weeks in London
- Free Internet
- Welfare Services
- Interactive Whiteboards
- Social Calendar
- Study Center
- Executive Lounge for Platinum students
- 24 hour emergency support line
- Computer Room
- Disabled Access
- Roof Garden
- Student Bookshop