So, I will begin my review from the very beginning, when I decided to choose Linguatrip as a link between me and the Kings school.
It all started with the fact that I contacted the manager Irina to clarify all the details that interest me. Irina consulted me in full measure and oversaw my preparation, right up to the trip, for which she is very much THANKS! When the date of the trip was determined and the school confirmed my reservation, the second stage began - preparation of documents for obtaining a visa. On the website, I ordered a full visa support, which I did not regret. Manager Ekaterina patiently and responsibly informed me about all the necessary documents and details for a "painless" visa. In the end, the visa was received without any problems. Thank you Catherine!
As for accommodation, then I booked it using AirBnB, based on feedback on the owners on the same site. Despite the fact that there were doubts about the hosts, everything turned out to be as good as possible (we remained very good friends and periodically called up).
Now about the trip. As correctly noted by previous students, who have already left feedback on the site, the first day is introductory. In the morning I wrote the test, learned my level and schedule, then we were shown the nearest neighbourhood and school, and sent back home. From the second day, efficient training begins. I chose an intensive course, which included 2 classes in the morning and 1 lesson after lunch. "After-lunch" class is an occupation by interests (business language, legal language, speaking and listening class, writing and reading class, etc.). Due to the fact that my arrival at the school was during the summer period, only the classroom was free, where Alex was the teacher, who made the classes so interesting that I was glad that I was put in a situation where I did not have choice.
The educational process at Kings is quite high. Teachers are qualified (for all the time I have 6 teachers changed), they are looking for an individual approach to each student, they are ready to help in any situation. As for the progress on the results of the course, it is very subjective, since I personally needed English, I tried to do all the tasks assigned to me (effective work in the classroom and doing h/w, attending lectures, talking with students, etc. .). But there were also students who came for 1-2 weeks only after the diploma and slowed down the process by their attitude towards it (good, in my group there were not so many).
The next thing I would like to draw your attention to is leisure. Since the classes at the school end at 3 pm and Saturday with a Sunday weekend, you have enough time to get acquainted with local attractions. A week before departure, I "roughed" the Internet on the topic of London attractions, so I tried to spend my leisure time effectively.
In the last week I bought LondonPass, which includes a free visit to 40+ sights; and from the very morning of Saturday to Sunday evening (with a break for a dream :)) ran around all the remaining places of former glory.
A couple of tips for making your life easier in the UK capital. First of all, after landing, at the airport, buy a sim card with a tariff that includes unlimited Internet and Oyster card, a so-called ticket that will save you a lot of money. Where specifically to buy, I will not tell you, but going through the airport, you will definitely find both. How to use Oyster, can be found on YouTube or on the Internet, so I will not dwell on this. Secondly, download yourself some very useful applications: maps.me (an offline map in which you need to pre-download the maps of those countries where you will be), citymapper (your guide on the London Underground and in general throughout the London transport system. Internet, so please follow the previous advice). The third council concerns tours from the school. Thanks to these proposals, I visited Cardiff, Cambridge, Oxford, Bass and many other cities) + every day from school you can visit local attractions, including free. And, in the fourth, enjoy every day, every hour and every minute spent in London; forget about everything and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of pubs, bridges, castles and stiff English. I wish you the best of luck on your journey to London -
the best city of all existing.