"One of the first results on the query ""English courses abroad"" was linguatrip wesite, that is how I found a website and booked a 3 weeks course at EC London school. I used the service ""assistance in getting a visa"" to get it for sure and began to get ready for the trip. 24/7 support, including answers for all the questions and all sorts of useful tips - this is all about linguatrip team.
The whole process from preparing the documents to getting a visa took about 3 weeks and I still had around a month before the start of my trip. Up to that moment I had been sent all the data about my host family. Before arriving in London, I contacted them to make sure they were waiting for me and I received a positive response.
To determine the level of English you need to pass a placement test before the start of learning in school, this can be done online following the link that the school will send you to your email address.
I got from Heathrow Airport to my accommodation on my own, it is convenient because there is a metro station right at the airport and it is easy to get to the city center. Yet it is quite expensive to travel in London by taxi/uber and I decided to save some money having chosen public transportation when moving to / from the airport /. Staying in my host family included breakfast and in the morning I was allowed to use everything that was in the fridge and cook myself as all family members went to work early in the morning.
There are two types of schedules in the school: in the first case, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday you study in the morning and lessons last until13:00, but if you have an intensive course, classes finish at 15:30, on other weekdays classes start at lunchtime and last until 18:00. In the second case, students study in the morning on Tuesday and Thursday, and in the second part of the day on other weekdays. There are 10-13 students in the group, teachers try to find an individual approach to every student. The topics of the classes are currently actual, we talked about politics, economics, sport, culture, etc. The methodology of teaching in the EC is built on the constant interaction of students with the teacher and students with students.
The learning process took place in spacious cozy classrooms. The only drawback was workplaces, they are too small and you will have to choose to put either a book or a cup of coffee on the desk. The location of the school is very convenient, just a minute walk from the metro station. Every week the school sends list of events that will take place next week. To join the event you are interested in, you can just go to school reception and say that you are interested in a particular event and you will be recorded in the list of participants.
My trip was very productive, interesting and unforgettable. I advise everyone to use linguatrip when registering for a course in the language school. Do not think to go,just go, as I did it;)"