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St Giles London Central English school occupies a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of fashionable Bloomsbury.
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.
There are no classes on Saturdays and Sundays, or on the following public or school holidays: 1 Jan, 10 & 13 Apr, 8 & 25 May, 31 Aug, 25 & 28 Dec
Classes are also suspended between 21-25 December 2020.
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
St Giles London Central offers preparation courses for B2 First and C1 Advanced exams throughout the year.
Cambridge Assessment English examinations are taken by many thousands of international students each year and are accepted by employers and educational institutions all around the world.
- Standard Courses:
4 Jan-12 Mar (10 weeks) B2 First/C1 Advanced
4 Jan-5 Mar (9 weeks) C2 Proficiency
15 Mar-11 Jun (13 weeks) B2 First/C1 Advanced
22 Mar-11 Jun (12 weeks) C2 Proficiency
13 Sep-10 Dec (13 weeks) B2 First/C1 Advanced
13 Sep-3 Dec (12 weeks) C2 Proficiency
- Fast-Track Courses:
18 Jan-12 Mar (8 weeks) B2 First/C1 Advanced
25 Jan-5 Mar (6 weeks) C2 Proficiency
12 Apr-11 Jun (9 weeks) B2 First/C1 Advanced
19 Apr-11 Jun (8 weeks) C2 Proficiency
11 Oct-10 Dec (9 weeks) B2 First/C1 Advanced
11 Oct-3 Dec (8 weeks) C2 Proficiency
Fast-track students normally join existing examination classes.
- Cambridge Examination Dates & Fees 2021:
B2 First: 12 Mar, 8 Jun, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 11 Dec £160
C1 Advanced: 13 Mar, 9 Jun, 30 Jul, 11 Dec £165
C2 Proficiency: 6 Mar, 11 Jun, 2 Dec £175
* The above dates are for writing and listening tests. Speaking tests are held on different dates.
St Giles London Central offers courses for non-native speaker English language teachers, who wish to improve their own English skills and develop their professional knowledge. Participants develop and explore aspects of teaching methodology and techniques, and learn to assess and utilise a variety of teaching aids and resources. There is no formal assessment, but participants can choose to prepare for the Cambridge TKT. Your level of English should be at least level B2.
The school must confirm the availability of your chosen accommodation.
If the selected housing is not available for your dates, the school will offer another accommodation option for you to consider.
I don't need housing
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.
The Chapter Highbury residence offers great quality independent living for St Giles students in a modern, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere. It is popular with students and young professionals and the local area is notable for exciting music venues, shops, restaurants and cafes as well as its proximity to the Emirates (home of Arsenal FC) and London Metropolitan University. The residence, which is managed by Chapter Living, is right next to Holloway Road Underground Station offering a direct, quick and easy journey to the Central school and the city centre. The residence has a superb range of facilities and is available to students studying at both St Giles London Central and London Highgate.
• 3/4 sized bed, desk and storage
• Free Wi-Fi throughout residence
• Weekly cleaning included
• Bedding and linen provided
• Private cinema, study room, on-site gym, TV room and games room
• Outdoor relaxation area
Located just up from the digital hub of Silicon Roundabout, iQ Shoreditch is right in the middle of London’s most innovative and creative district. You can walk to City, University of London in less than 20 minutes, London Metropolitan in 15 minutes, the London College of Fashion in 12 minutes and the University of Law in 10 minutes. The location next to Old Street Tube Station is also a short journey from many other London universities.
The area has some of London’s best bars, restaurants and nightlife as well as great independent shopping. The green space of Shoreditch Park is a short walk away, as is the tranquility of Regent’s Canal. The building itself has a range of studios and penthouses, and has excellent facilities like a gym and a courtyard. WiFi, bills and contents insurance are all included in the price.
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I took a teacher training course and it turned out to be incredibly useful and informative. I don’t have a degree in education so I was absolutely satisfied with the knowledge I got there! The school was amazing! Studying there was not a waste of time. Thank you so much for the organization of my trRead more
This year we did not use the language school service with which I went to Liverpool last year. At first we, of course, considered trips with language schools, but everything that was offered to us was very expensive. Compared to last year, prices were just cosmic. After all the searches, we found thRead more
With a touch of sadness now it seems to me that this was the best month in my life. Well, first things first. The St Giles London Central school, as the name implies, is located in the center of London, twenty minutes from the main attractions (Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, etc.) and 15 minutRead more
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