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Hampstead School of English

  • Near West Hampstead, London
  • 15 hours English per week
  • 5 city-based visits & 1 weekend excursion
  • Minimum 1-week programme
  • Full-board homestay accommodation

Overview


Our Hampstead school is located between the beautifully preserved village of Hampstead and the leafy residential area of West Hampstead. With immediate access to central London and within walking distance of the ancient park of Hampstead Heath, it is an ideal place to learn English in London while exploring one of the most exciting cities in the world.


Essential information:

Centre type: Year-round school with classes held on-site or at a nearby dedicated young learner centre
Course structure: 15 hours of English, 5 city-based excursions, 2 evening activities and 1 weekend excursion per week
2017 course start dates: 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 30 July, 6 August. Also available for groups year-round.
Course length: Minimum 1 week
Accommodation: Full-board homestay
Capacity: 60
Class size: Maximum 15
Age range: 14-17*
Level: A1-C1
Arrival day: Sunday

Additional information:

Address: 553 Finchley Road, London, NW3 7BJ
Excursion examples: Natural History Museum, Changing of the Guard and Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Punting in Oxford, Brighton and Sea Life Centre, Canterbury and The Canterbury Tales

*Lessons will be held on-site or at a local annexe nearby. Adult students may also be present at the school.


What's included?

  • 15 hours tuition per week
  • Learning materials
  • First-day placement test
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Led by at least 2 different teachers
  • Morning and afternoon classes
  • 1 full day excursion per week
  • 5 city-based or local visits per week
  • 2 evening activities
  • Taxis provided home after evening activities if on the full programme

Are you looking for non-residential English language tuition and activity summer programmes for children and teenagers in London? We can also offer non-residential programmes for juniors, combining English language tuition and afternoon activities. This option is available for juniors who are already living with a parent or guardian in London.

FAMILY PACKAGE: Adult English language courses are also available if you wish to study while your child is on day camp.

TUITION ONLY: If you would like your child to receive English language tuition excluding the activity programme and accommodation, please contact reservations@experienceenglish.com.


Course objectives:

  • to build effective communicative competence
  • to improve speaking and listening skills
  • to provide a natural platform for practising the English language through immersive activities and projects, encouraging students to use language in real-time
  • to provide opportunities for collaborative and team-based learning
  • to improve learner independence and confidence in the English language

Well-being and safety:

At Experience English you can be assured that you will be well looked after by our professional staff.

We are a member of the special interest group Young Learners English UK, working to raise the standards of all junior vacation courses in the UK.


A typical day learning English at Hampstead School of English, London

On the junior programme at our London Hampstead school you will get to experience English in a variety of contexts, from classroom learning to interactive social activities and excursions. The programme includes a full-day excursion, 5 city-based or local visits per week, as well as 2 evening activities, in exciting areas in and around London.

 

Mornings

09.00-12.30*

In the morning you will join fellow English language students** in a class that is adapted to your level of English. You will improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills through a variety of interactive classroom activities, covering exciting topics like British culture, entertainment, clothes and fashion, or music.

You will get a break half way through your lessons.

 

Afternoons

14.00-17.30*

After lunch, you will be taken on afternoon excursions in and around London**, giving you the opportunity to practise your English language skills in real-life contexts. Excursions vary per week and you will get to see a range of iconic areas of London including Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and more!

 

Evenings

19.30-22.00*

For 2 nights every week you will get to socialise with your friends in an evening activity.

Led by our fun and enthusiastic Activity Leaders, the evening activities vary from film nights to a walk along the Thames to see London by night, or a visit to the Tate Modern!

When you are not on an evening activity you will be looked after by your homestay host, offering a fantastic opportunity to practise your English and learn about British culture.

 

Facilities

  • Café serving hot food daily
  • Social space for activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Library/quiet study room
  • Multi-faith prayer room
  • Cinema

 

*Please note start and end times may vary to what is published.
**Our Hampstead young learner centre operates on a zig-zag format, so depending on the week you join, you will start with either morning or afternoon classes. For example, if you have morning classes in your first week, you will have afternoon classes in your second week, and so on.

Courses in
London

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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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 Business English

General Qualification:
Business English
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for intermediate (B1) to proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
20.8 - 25 hours per week (25 or 30 lessons)
London
From £220 to £290 (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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General English Plus TOEIC or TOEFL Summer Preparation in Mini-Groups

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

Course hours:
20.8 hours per week (25 lessons)
London
From £290 to £315 (2017)
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IELTS Preparation

General Qualification:
IELTS
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
16.6 - 25 hours per week (20, 25 or 30 lessons)
Edinburgh, London
From £195 to £290 (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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You will stay at the home of one of our friendly homestay hosts, located on convenient transport links to the school.

 

Homestay accommodation

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

Location: Up to 45 minutes from the school by bus
Room type: Single or twin
Bathroom: Shared bathroom
Meals: Full-board included (daily breakfast and dinner, and all Sunday meals with your host; hot lunch on campus Monday-Friday; packed lunches provided on Saturdays)
Laundry: facilities provided by your host
Transport: travel cards provided and taxis home after evening activities

Homestay accommodation is included in the course price.

*The majority of homestays are arranged internally; external agents are used very occasionally at our discretion. 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

Immerse yourself in local London life by staying with one of our carefully selected hosts.

    

Why Hampstead?

• Discover the vibrant and exciting capital city of London
• Available for 14-17 year olds*
• Homestay accommodation gives you an authentic experience and opportunity to practise English

*Please note that age restrictions and conditions may apply. Adult students may also be present at the school.

Sample Programme

To see the programme in high resolution, please download the brochure and scroll to page 4.

Young Learners Culture*

*Please note, this is an example of what you can expect, activities and times are subject to change. If you would like to learn more about our activity programmes, please contact us. Lessons operate on a zig-zag programme and may take place in the morning or afternoon.