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English Language Centre York

English Language Centre York

Our York school is a renowned English teaching and teacher training centre, located in one of the UK’s most beautiful and historic locations. This makes it a safe and friendly place to come and learn English.

Overview

 

 
We are delighted we will soon be joining the British Study Centres family to create the largest group of premium language schools in the UK.  While we are busy preparing, we will be taking all enquiries and bookings as usual.

 


Established in 1997, our York school offers top quality courses in a welcoming and professional environment.

Located on a safe street in the heart of York, it is the perfect place to learn English whilst exploring life in a small and delightfully charismatic English city.


A typical day learning English at our York school

Every day our friendly team of staff are ready to welcome you with a warm hello! Here is a typical day learning English in York:

Students outdoors.
Students playing table tennis
Students in class

Mornings

09:00-13:00

In the mornings you will have 2-3 lessons of tuition.  Each lesson lasts 50 minutes, and there is a mid morning break where you will have time to enjoy a coffee, catch up with fellow classmates or ask our staff any questions you might have.

Every week, you will take a progress test as part of your class, to check how your English skills are developing and evaluate which areas of improvement you need to focus on for the week ahead.


 

Afternoons

14:00-16:15

If you are taking a course of 25-30 lessons per week, you will also have afternoon classes. Such courses include intensive General English, IELTS Preparation, General English Plus One-to-One TOEIC or TOEFL Preparation or Cambridge Exam Preparation.

Afternoon classes run from 14.00-16.15 from Monday to Thursday with a break in between. If you are studying electives, you can choose to study for two afternoons per week, including Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday.

Afternoon-only classes are also available for General English 15 students to help you fit studies around your personal commitments.


 

Evenings

Every week we run various different social activities led by a member of the school team, giving you the opportunity to discover new places, make new friends, and practise your English!

Some activities are free and others incur an additional cost. If you were to take part in all activities throughout the week, you can expect to pay £12-£20 per week.


 

Facilities

Our York school offers excellent facilities including:

• Two charming courtyards with seating
• Student common rooms with vending machines
• Student kitchens
• 23 well-equipped classrooms, 13 of which have interactive projectors or interactive whiteboards
• Dedicated teacher training suite
• Free Wi-Fi
Dedicated multi-faith male and female prayer rooms, subject to availability


 

Courses in
York

Beginners to Advanced: General English

General Qualification:
General English
Course Level:
?
A2
This course is suitable for Beginners (A2) to Advanced (C1)

Course hours:
12.5 - 25 hours per week (15-30 lessons)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £105 to £290 (2017)
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Beginners to Advanced: General English for 50+

General Qualification:
General English*
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1)

Course hours:
16.6 hours per week (20 lessons)
Edinburgh, York
From £320 (2017)
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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Preparation

General Qualification:
Cambridge Exam CAE
Course Level:
?
B2
This course is suitable for Upper-intermediate (B2) to Proficiency (C1)

Course hours:
20.8 hours per week (25 lessons)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £980 to £1,530 (2017)
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Cambridge First (FCE) Preparation

General Qualification:
Cambridge Exam FCE
Course Level:
?
B2
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Upper-intermediate (B2)

Course hours:
20.8 hours per week (25 lessons)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £980 to £1,530 (2017)
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General English Plus IELTS

General Qualification:
IELTS
Course Level:
?
A2
This course is suitable for Beginners (A2) (York) or Intermediate (B1) (Manchester) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
20.8 - 25 hours per week (25 or 30 lessons)
Manchester, York
From £205 to £270 (2017)
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General English Plus One-to-One TOEFL or TOEIC Preparation

General Qualification:
TOEFL or TOEIC
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C2)

Course hours:
18.6 hours per week (22 lessons)
London, Manchester, York, Edinburgh
From £310 to £395 (2017)
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Private Tuition

General Qualification:
Depending on course
Course Level:
?
A1
This course is suitable for Beginners (A1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
Flexible
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £65 per lesson (2017)
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Study Year

General Qualification:
Study Year
Course Level:
?
A1
This course is suitable for Beginners (A1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
16.6 - 25 hours per week (20, 25 or 30 lessons)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £170 to £240 (2017)
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Teacher Training: CELTA

General Qualification:
CELTA
Course Level:
?
C1
This course is suitable for Advanced (C1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
Minimum 120 hours
London, Manchester, York, Edinburgh
From £1,010 to £1,350 (2017)
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Teacher Training: CELTA Taster Days

General Qualification:
CELTA
Course Level:
C1

Course hours:
6 hours
Manchester, London, York
From £80 (2017)
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Accommodation

We understand how important it is to feel safe, comfortable and welcomed in a new country. For this reason we have a dedicated team at English Language Centre York to help arrange the best accommodation for you, with options ranging from homestay accommodation to student residence rooms.

 

 

Homestay

Immerse yourself in York life with a local homestay host, providing more contact with English speakers and a real insight into life in York. Our hosts treat each student as a member of the family, eating together and sharing common living areas.

Location: 30-45 minutes from the school by bus
Bedroom: single
Facilities: shared or private bathroom, study desk and access to the living room and TV
Meals: full-board or half-board
Capacity: maximum 4 students in one household
Internet: available in most homestay accommodation

Please note, images are representative of the types of homestay accommodation you will stay in; we cannot guarantee that you will be staying in the same house as shown in the photo.

Facilities

Homestay facilities include:

Student residence

Live in a flat with other students whilst enjoying your own independence in our new residence, The Student Castle.
 
Location: 10 minutes from the school on foot
Bedroom: single
Facilities: private en-suite bathroom, study desk, high-tech shared kitchen, access to laundry facilities, on site gym, Wi-Fi and communal common area open 24/7
Meals: self-catering
Internet: yes

Facilities

Student residence facilities include:

Hotels, hostels and apartments

If you prefer the comfort of a hotel or guesthouse or rented apartment, we are happy to advise a range of accommodation in the local area to suit different budgets.

Facilities

Hotels, hostels and apartments facilities include

Explore York

Recently voted Britain’s 2nd Best City by national newspaper, The Telegraph, York is one of the oldest cities in Britain. It is a place of culture and history, reflected in its winding cobbled streets and beautiful architecture, such as the famous York Minster. 

At the same time, it is also a bustling and dynamic city, with a busy cafe, bar, pop culture and restaurant scene. This contrast of old and new is a big advantage for our students, offering you the best of England’s past and present in one go.

Our exciting social programme are designed to show you the best of York, ranging from cultural activities such as museums and historic venues, to more active events like bowling, as well as cinema and theatre trips, restaurant nights and pub nights.

Other activities you can enjoy in York include river cruises, festivals, breath-taking views on the Wheel of York or along the river.