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Finding the best English language school in London can be tough. But as you may know the importance of learning English for your education and career, it’s important that you take the time to get the decision right.
With so many options out there, how do you choose the right course and school to learn English in London?
The first thing you should do is look at your reasons for studying English and think about what you hope to achieve by the end of the course. Do you want to attend a university in an English-speaking country? Are you studying English to improve your career prospects abroad? Or is your choice to study English just to be able to communicate better with the 1.5 billion native and non-native speakers around the world? Regardless of your reasons, there are a few non-negotiables that you should look for in any language school you choose.
One of the biggest reasons for you not getting the most from your English classes and not enjoying them, is the teacher. Qualified and experienced teachers are creative in the way they present the material and know how to keep their students engaged. For you to benefit fully from your classes and absorb and retain as much English as possible, it’s essential that your classes are fun and interactive. Our teachers are dynamic and energetic and always ensure there is a focus on student involvement, interaction and conversation.
Before choosing an English school, make sure to read any reviews or testimonials on the school’s website and social media, after all, who better to find out what the experience is like than the students themselves.
– How many have given 5 stars?
– What did they like?
– If there are any bad reviews, what were the issues?
This information is invaluable and will help you make the right decision and know what to expect from the school.
The facilities that the school has access to and the teaching materials they use will have a huge impact on how well the classes are presented and whether you enjoy them or not. Student materials include things like a student book, workbook, audio-visual materials and any other technology integrated elements. Well-presented material with interesting topics and a balanced focus on each of the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will make the learning more structured and more interesting. We have the latest technology at our disposal. All our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards and students have access to computers and other digital devices at any time of the day. The materials we use and curriculum we follow is from Cambridge Press, the foremost publisher of ESL learning materials in the world. It provides an up-to-date learning experience with current, relevant topics, presented in an interesting way.
Part of what determines whether you will enjoy your experience and get the most from your English course, is the location. Your time spent outside the class putting what you have learnt to use can often be as important as the classes themselves.
You should find out as much as possible about the location of the school as possible.
– Is it located in a large city?
– What is public transport like?
– Are there activities/places of interest to be found in the same area?
ES is centrally located, just a short walk to St. Pancras and Kings Cross station, in the heart of London and close to all the major landmarks and attractions. We regularly organise social events and activities outside of your classes that are a great opportunity to get the most from your experience in England and get to know your classmates better.
Don’t settle for the first English school that you find. Take the time to really think about what you want from the experience and make sure that you’ve done your research before you commit to anything. Then you can be sure that you will make the right choice.
If you’d like more information on our courses or any other aspect of the school, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on……. And we’d be happy to assist you.
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