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St Giles London Central

London, United Kingdom
Excellent 4.9
School 4.9
Accommodation 4.8
Course 4.9
Free time activities 4.9
Svetlana
I liked the way the lessons are conducted in this school. We have always played some games, talked to each other, checked our home tasks and tried to explain the correct answer.

St Giles London is an English language school located in the centre of the city.

St Giles London Central occupies a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of fashionable Bloomsbury and is situated opposite Russell Square, and just a 5-minute walk to the British Museum. From this great location, it is easy for students to explore the capital city - it is within walking distance of famous London landmarks and has great transport links.

St Giles London Central is a large, lively school with an international feel and is perfect for students looking to benefit from modern study facilities and enjoy everything the capital has to offer. There is always a wide range of ages and nationalities at the school, and facilities include a spacious roof garden, a self-access study centre and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms.

Courses

General English TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 12 students per class 1 lesson — 50 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
30 July—10 August

General English courses are designed to help you communicate more effectively and confidently in everyday situations.

Shorter period of study (from 1 to 23 weeks)

Flexible full-time intensive or part-time courses

Focus on speaking and listening skills

Maximum of 12 students per class

Accommodation

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Homestay 18+ Standard

60 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
Breakfast only/half board

This popular accommodation option is the ideal choice if you want to practise your English outside the classroom and learn about British culture and way of life first hand. Homestay at London Central offers:

Our lowest price accommodation option

Carefully selected and monitored hosts

Choice of half board or breakfast only

Choice of single or shared rooms (for students travelling together)

All bed linen and towels provided

Superior homestay option available

Due to our central London location, homestays are located on average 45-60 minutes from the centre by public transport.

London is a big city, and is divided into 6 "Zones". Zone 1 is closest to the centre, and Zone 6 is furthest from the centre. St Giles London Central is in Zone 1. It is very unusual to find homestay accommodation in Zone 1, and therefore the majority of our homestays are in Zones 3-5. If you are studying English at London Central, you can live in Zone 1 if you choose one of our student residence or hotel options.

breakfast only

Homestay 16-17 - Standard

60 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 16
Half board

This popular accommodation option is the ideal choice if you want to practise your English outside the classroom and learn about British culture and way of life first hand. Homestay at London Central offers:

Carefully selected and monitored hosts

Choice of half board or breakfast only

Choice of single or shared rooms (for students travelling together)

All bed linen and towels provided

Superior homestay option available

Due to our central London location, homestays are located on average 45-60 minutes from the centre by public transport.

Residence St Giles London Central

This accommodation option is fully booked from 06 March 2018 till 29 July 2018
0 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
Breakfast only/half board

St Giles London Central offer residential accommodation for a small number of students in its main school building on the top two floors.

There are single and twin study-bedrooms available with shared bathroom facilities. Meals are provided in the on-site student cafe, with breakfast only or half board options available.

Somerset Court Residence

15 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

This modern residence in central London is available for St Giles students all year. It is a self-catering residence offering high quality single en-suite rooms in flats of 4, 5 or 6 rooms. Students studying at both London Central and London Highgate can stay here. It is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from London Central, and 20-25 minutes travel by tube from London Highgate.

- Single, en-suite rooms

- Well-equipped kitchen and lounge area in each flat

- On-site laundry, common room, secure entry and vending machines

Homestay - Superior

45 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 16
Breakfast only/half board

This popular accommodation option is the ideal choice if you want to practise your English outside the classroom and learn about British culture and way of life first hand. Homestay at London Central offers:

Our lowest price accommodation option

Carefully selected and monitored hosts

Choice of half board or breakfast only

Choice of single or shared rooms (for students travelling together)

All bed linen and towels provided

Superior homestay option available

Due to our central London location, homestays are located on average 45-60 minutes from the centre by public transport.

Ramsay Hall residence

This accommodation option is fully booked from 06 August 2018 till 31 December 2018
20 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
Half board

Ramsay Hall residence belongs to the University College London, part of

the world-famous University of London. This summer residence is just

a 15-20 minute walk from St Giles London Central and is also close to

the West End and Oxford Street. Ramsay Hall is a catered residence and

breakfast and dinner is served in the on-site dining room every day.

Transfer

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Flights

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Reviews

Russia
April 2018
Progress:
A2B1
5.0
perfect

I’ve been there for two weeks and this trip reversed my attitude toward learning English. Before this trip English was mostly a necessity to me, but after it turned out to be a love. After my studies, I started to look for a job where I can practice my English every day.

Even though everyone speaks English, everything is clear. Students around you speak in the different ways, they came to study as well, so it creates the unrepeatable atmosphere when no one hesitates their mistakes while speaking. After passing a test, students are divided into groups. If you feel that this group is not apt for your level and you don’t improve your skills, you can address to a director and ask for a higher level group.

I’ve been there during May’s holidays, I had two Russians in my group though. I think there are not so much of us the other time. But that didn’t obstruct my studies. Our group was multinational, some of my classmates came for 6 months, I envy them!)

I liked the way the lessons are conducted in this school. We have always played some games, talked to each other, checked our home tasks and tried to explain the correct answer. Compared to Russian schools I have studied in, a teacher there just speaks to each student in the course. But here it is all about the connection between students. A teacher explains grammar rules and gives topics to speak, parse mistakes. Thereby a lesson goes intensively and time flies insensibly. Now I am dreaming to find the same school in Saint-Petersburg! Please, text me if you know any!)

The school is located in the city center, it is convenient to go for a walk after classes. They have rooms for students on higher floors. A food in school is decent as well. A huge meal you can literally pig out with costs just 5 pounds. Such a price is cool for England.

Most people write that there is no point in going there for one week. I strongly agree! I missed the first and the last day of my course since tests took a big part of both days.

I will definitely come there again!

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Russia
March 2018
Progress:
B2B2
4.5
very good

It is an excellent school in the very center of the city - sights are within walking distance. At the beginning of each week, students discuss with the teacher what they are going to study during the week and which topics are not clear enough and require more practice. The school staff is very helpful, they are always ready to meet students' halfway and try to help with any issue. St. Giles London organizes a social program for students which includes trips to different parts of the UK and Europe, but it is not always cheaper and more profitable than when going independently.

Talking about accommodation, I had booked a course only 2 days before the trip, so I had to relocate, because the residences were overcrowded. The first week I lived in the residence of St. Giles. It is located on the upper floors of the school, which is very convenient. I was provided with a large room with a kettle and a TV set (channels with subtitles were just what I needed before going to bed), a huge roof terrace and daily cleaning; breakfast in the cafe was included. Disadvantages: one bathroom for 4 rooms, no kitchen, only microwave. Then I have moved to Somerset Court. Advantages: most students live there, there is a kitchen and a laundry. Disadvantages: 20 minutes walking distance from the school, the kitchen was very dirty (maybe I just wasn't lucky, as in the next rooms block it was clean), TV is available only in the lobby (and 2 weeks out of three it even didn't work). In general, I did like everything and I want to tell thanks to all the Linguatrip managers for the quick selection of the course!

St Giles London Central (London, United Kingdom) language school reviews
Russia
September 2017
Progress:
B2B2/C1
4.3
very good

About studying: My goal was to improve the overall level of English and prepare for the IELTS exam. During the training, I attended almost all the courses that are in school. If you don't like the subject or teacher, you can easily change them (if therefree space in another group). It is very convenient. But in my period of study there were no available seats. I could only transfer to another group to prepare for the IELTS exam. It is important to get a good teacher! 1) General English course was interested and useful. We have expanded the vocabulary by discussing various topics from daily life. For example, topics such as home improvement, books, movies, etc. It was an easy, relaxed form of training. The teachers were nice. 2) I left the Academic English course for the second day. The teacher was very tedious. We sat and read scientific articles. I think it's a waste of time. 3) Business English is the best and most useful course for me. The teacher's name was Steve. His lessons were energetic, effective and well organized. We learned business vocabulary and discussed a variety of topics. I advise everyone to attend this course.

4) I think I had the wrong teachers to prepare for the IELTS exam. They often changed, so the structure of learning was broken. But the students told me that there is another teacher and many of them praised her. I don't remember her name. But I believe that she is the only chance for those who want to prepare well for the exams. I can say that this school is not the best place to prepare for the IELTS exam and to prepare for admission to universities in the UK (especially for the money I paid). But I wasn't at any other school. They didn't spend enough time on grammar. But if you want to improve only the conversational level of English and expand the vocabulary, then this school will suits you. About school and leisure: The school building is located in the city center, near the metro and bus stops. People are friendly and always ready to help. Russian citizens were few in October. Most of the students were from South America, Asia, Italy and Switzerland. In the UK it was hard to find food suitable for me, so I ate in the school canteen 70% of the time. Mostly the food was delicious. Activities: I advice to buy tickets at the school. It is cheaper and more convenient. The school offers a variety of excursions. And also we visited bars every Friday. You need to make an OYSTER student card that will save you £ 70. In conclusion, I want to say that this school is normal, if you don't expect anything special from it. But if you want to learn English perfectly, you better find another school.

Russia
October 2017
Progress:
В1В1+
5.0
perfect

The school is wonderful, lessons are interesting and the organization in whole is quite good.

I met a lot of people from all over the world. London is the love from the first sight!

Luxembourg
4.7
very good

Я думаю, это лучшая языковая школа в Лондоне. Отличные учителя, приятный персонал. Очень близко к паркам и станции метро. Я все продолжаю общение с моими новыми друзьями из школы. Я должен вернуться в школе. Спасибо Elize моему учителю

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Russia
Progress:
В1В2
4.5
very good

Excellent, budget school in London. Near the school there is a park and a metro station. The school has its own dining room with budgetary food prices, which is very convenient to eat after classes, when you go for a walk to the city centre.

Fantastic view on the terrace (on the roof of the school). Excellent and friendly teachers, and the school administration, which is ready to help at any moment. At the end, I received a certificate of my level of language and success. A2

The host family was a bit far from the school and I had to travel by bus. But it's okey for me

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Russia
5.0
perfect

For my opinion, It is one of the best schools in London. I have studied at different schools in London before (3 more), in comparison with previous schools St. Giles has really high level for studying. Staff is very friendly and helpful. If you don't like teacher's way of teaching you can change your class (just speak with assistant of director).

I didn't use any accommodation service, I had mine, so I can't tell you anything about it. But other students were happy with their Host Families. Every day after lessons they have excursions, art club, reading, discussion club and Friday party. Sometimes with teachers who cared about us. I enjoyed my studying and my English improved much better than I even expected.

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United Arab Emirates
Progress:
B2B2
5.0
perfect

Fantastic experience, in my opinion the best way how to improve your English.

Russia
Progress:
C1C1
5.0
perfect

I chose a school where I will have a lot of students from different countries. My colleagues recommended me St Giles. I thought that a school in Central London will have a lot of students from my country but there were a lot of people from Japan, China and Brazil. I lived in a very good homestay and I liked it a lot! I will come back in summer!

Argentina
Progress:
B1B2
5.0
perfect

I liked the school very much. My parents wanted me to study in London and my dream came true. London central... <3

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Italy
Progress:
B1B1
5.0
perfect
Russia
July 2016
Progress:
B2C1
5.0
perfect
St Giles London Central (London, United Kingdom) language school reviews
Italy
November 2016
Progress:
A2B1
5.0
perfect
Russia
May 2016
Progress:
B1B2
5.0
perfect
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Russia
June 2016
Progress:
B2C1
5.0
perfect

About school

Address
154 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5JX, UK
Students
Average age: 27
  • Japan — 11%
  • Italy — 11%
  • North Korea — 9%
  • Switzerland — 10%
  • Turkey — 10%
  • France — 8%
  • Brazil — 4%
  • Argentina — 3%
  • Taiwan — 5%
  • Russia — 1%
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