LinguaTrip has made my life so much easier! I booked a school myself first time and ended up booking non-accredited school and didn't get my visa. Luckily I found out about LinguaTrip and was quickly able to switch to another school.
This is an amazing city with great heritage and culture. I was surprised by the weather - sun was shining every day. One of LinguaTrip managers has recommended UIC Greenwich school, which is located in a nice area in London not far from the Cutty Sark ship, the National Marine Museum, university, observatory and a great park with deers! I lived in a residence next door to the school, which is extremely convenient as it took me only 3 minutes to get to school from door to door.
After the first testing I got the Upper Intermediate Level
The school itself is great, well-equipped, newly refurbished, filled with computers and interactive whiteboards. They have a very good nationality mix in the classrooms. I had a wonderful opportunity to listen to spanish and korean accents for a month and a half:) In my group we had schoolchildren, students, adults from Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Turkey, China, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil, Colombia and Chile. All were very nice and fun, we had a great time during and after class.
Over the course of study I met six teachers. For the morning classes my teachers were Tom and Nick, and afternoon (skills) class - another Tom, he was a son of a diplomat, visited over forty countries, knows a lot - it was always interesting to talk to him on various topics. Also, it's always better to have British teachers, preferably men -they are less fussy, they talk fast, as if you were British too. During the class there is always a friendly and informal atmosphere, lots of jokes and laughter. What really pleased me - the English are so brilliant in explaining the grammar, that it becomes clear the first time you hear it. My subjective opinion is that you will be able to experience the charm of the English language only with them, because, for example, with the two teachers from Canada and Australia (they were substitutes) that I had, I felt like I was in an elementary school English class, and it was not very interesting. There was a teacher from Italy, with an excellent English, taught us pronunciation really well, he was fun too. You can always ask teachers for help. Every day at school there is a certain teacher to whom you can come with any question or problem and to get a totally free advice or materials for self-study, take a DVD or a textbook.
The staff is very good, very helpful, you can turn to them or call them in any situation.
The school has a fairly good social program for students. They have 50% discounts for musicals and theatre. There were also weekend excursions to various places around London.