SKOLA Baker Street - Summer

Dates27 June to 26 August 2016
Location: Baker Street, Central London
Ages: 18+ (we accept the occasional 16 & 17 year old)
Features: Superb location, high quality facilities, café, luxury accommodation within the school
Minimum stay: 1 week
Accommodation: On-site hotel-style rooms, student house or homestay (SKOLA Accommodation PDF)
Delivered by: SKOLA English in London


Located in an auspicious Royal College, on the borders of Regent’s Park, you will struggle to match the high-class atmosphere and facilities while studying English here.

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English Courses in London - Summer

Why choose to study in Baker Street?

Our summer school operates during the months of June, July & August. Based in a beautiful Royal College close to Baker Street – famous as the home of Sherlock Holmes. A wonderful central location close to Regent’s Park, London Zoo and Madame Tussauds.

Baker Street is an ideal location for all adults including parents of our junior students as it is less than 10 minute walk from our primary school and a short bus ride to the other junior schools. Easily accessible by London Underground and London Bus Services. There will be no more than 15 students per class. There is an on-site cafeteria providing a superb range of well-priced food. A lively social programme in collaboration with the Soho school gives the chance to fully experience London.

  • Courses at this school are run by SKOLA English in London
  • Ages 18+ (occasional 16-17 year old)
  • Summer -  June, July and August
  • Location: Central London, opposite Regent’s Park & 5 minutes’ walk from Baker Street tube station.
  • Levels: Most courses taught at all levels from Elementary to Advanced.
  • Ideal for all adults including parents of our junior students as it is less than a 5-10 minute walk from our primary school and a short bus ride to the other junior schools
  • Fabulous University site with stunning facilities close to Regents Park and minutes to the lively areas of Baker Street & Marylebone
  • Easily accessible by London Underground and London
  • Maximum class size 15 students
  • International students
  • On-site cafeteria providing a range of well priced food
  • Lively social programme every week gives the chance to fully experience London

Location

Address:

SKOLA Baker Street
27 SUSSEX PLACE
REGENT'S PARK
NW1 4RG

Contact:
+44 (0)20 7287 3216
Email Baker Street

General English

General English is our most popular course and students can choose to learn English as intensively as they wish:

  • An initial placement test / online test followed by an oral test on your first day
  • A First Week Questionnaire on day 3
  • Weekly self-study sessions during which your teacher will give you individualised work
  • Tutorials in which the student and teacher negotiate and review learning goals
  • Regular progress tests.

A choice of hours:

  • 30 hours per week mornings and afternoons
  • 20 hour per week mornings and afternoons
  • 15 hour per week mornings or afternoons only

The 15 hour programme covers all skills – speaking and pronunciation, listening, reading & writing, vocabulary and grammar. The 20 hour programme includes all the features of the 15 hour course and an added focus on communication and comprehension. The 30 hour option includes all the features of the 20 hours course plus a choice of options including Business English, exam preparation or Intensive English. There is also the option of a 15 hour afternoon only option. A tutorial with the class teacher is held every 2 weeks.

Business English

A choice of hours: 30 hours per week mornings and afternoons or 15 hours per week afternoon only. The 15 hour programme covers all skills – speaking and pronunciation, listening, reading & writing, vocabulary and grammar. The 30 hour programme includes all the features of the 15 hour course and an added focus on communication and comprehension. A tutorial with the class teacher is held every 2 weeks.

IELTS Preparation Course

Our programme helps you prepare for the popular IELTS exam taken by students going to a UK university. We offer a choice of hours: 30 hours per week morning and afternoons or 15 hours per week in the afternoons only. The 30 hour programme includes 15 hours of general English classes in the morning and 15 hours of exam specific skills practice in the afternoons.  The afternoon classes are academic in nature and focus on developing ‘exam attack skills’. There is a mock exam held every Friday afternoon to give our students realistic expectations. A tutorial with the class teacher is held every 2 weeks. We can assist with booking the exam if required. Please note that examination fees are not included in our course fees. We have an excellent reputation for the speed at which our students improve their level.

  • IELTS Preparation 15 hours: 15 hours of IELTS preparation in the afternoons.
  • IELTS Preparation 30 hours: 15 hours (mornings) of General English Study + 15 hours (afternoons) of IELTS

Combined Courses

This course provides specialist English language preparation through 20 or 25 hours per week of lessons with 15 or 20 hours in group classes as described ‘General English’ plus 5 hours of private lessons every morning. Students concentrate on the language related to their own professional/ personal areas of interest in the private lessons for example Business, Medicine and Tourism.

Private Lessons

Individual, tailor-made tuition where students can concentrate on areas of specific interest.

Summer School Timetable

 

Sample Timetable

15 hours

10:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 13:15

20 hours

10:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 13:15 & 14:00 – 15:00

30 hours

10:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 13:15 & 14:00 – 15:00 & 15:15-17:15

Combined English 20 hours

09:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 13:15 (please enquire for Business English or IELTS)

Combined English 25 hours

09:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 13:15 & 14:00 – 15:00 (please enquire for Business English or IELTS)

15 hours Afternoons

14:00-15:00 & 15:15-17:15

Many of our morning students are aged 30 – 50, with their children studying at SKOLA schools nearby.

Accommodation

For full details please see our Accommodation Brochure

Student houses and Studio Rooms

We offer a range of Student Houses and Studio rooms in London Zone 2. Please contact us for our latest options and availability.

Homestay

Our homestay accommodation is selected after careful inspection by our Accommodation Officer or our partner accommodation agencies and chosen for the warmth of their welcome rather than their proximity to the schools. They are situated in residential areas of London. Travel time to school is usually minimum 30 minutes. We try not to place students more than 60 minutes' journey from the school.  Homestay hosts reflect the multicultural aspect of Britain in general and London in particular. They are British citizens and can be from any country or ethnic background, of any age, single people living alone, and families with or without children.  English is the main language used in the home. 

It is essential that you inform us of any special requests for your homestay (allergies, diet, pets) at the time of booking and we will do our best to match your requirements.

Choose between Half Board (breakfast and evening meal provided), Private Home (breakfast is provided) and Self-Catering (no meals are provided but you will have access to the kitchen).

Parent and child accommodation

We can advise on a range of accommodation options including homestay, apartments and hotels. Please contact us for details.

Social Programme

The school offers an exciting social programme with weekend excursions to places of interest in and out of London including Cambridge, Bath, Greenwich or the street markets of Camden Town and Portobello.

Activities during the week focus on helping the students discover why London is one of the most exciting places in the world and include theatre trips, pubs, restaurants, South Bank and visits to the huge range of museums and galleries London has to offer. There is no school charge for any social programme event but students must pay for their own travel and any entrance fees.

Please see the Sample Social Programme Calendar. You will receive a copy of the current programme with costs on arrival.

Policy and Information Documents

Safeguarding

The school has policies and staff training in place to foster the welfare of vulnerable adults and students under the age of 18.

Special Learning Needs

Please consult us well in advance if you have special learning needs. We can sometimes help students with difficulties with their sight or their hearing but our courses are not suitable for those who are the blind or the very deaf. Please tell us in advance if you are dyslexic. If you are planning to take an examination we may be able to make special arrangements.

Mental Health Issues

We are unable to accept those with significant mental health problems and if in doubt please consult us before enrolling yourself or others with any history of mental health problems so that we can advise.

Physical Disability

Our schools are not accessible for wheelchair users or those who have difficulties using stairs.

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Please see Conditions of Enrolment

 

Fees 2016 (including course book)

Course Options

General English 15 hrs/ week

£299

General English 20 hrs/ week

£349

General English 30 hrs/ week

£449

General English PM 15 hrs/ week

£215

Business English

Business English 30 hrs/ week

£449

Business English PM 15 hrs/ week

£215

IELTS Preparation

IELTS Preparation 30 hrs/ week

£449

IELTS Preparation PM 15 hrs/ week

£215

Combined English

Combined English 20 hrs/ week

£599

Combined English 25 hrs/ week

£649

Private Lessons

Per hour

£50

 

Accommodation & Transfer Fees 2016

Accommodation Booking Fee (for all accommodation)

£50

Standard (Zone 4) - Single - En-suite

Self Catering

£205

Private Home B&B

£200

Half Board

£220

Standard (Zone 4) - Single

Self Catering

£175

Private Home B&B

£165

Half Board

£200

Standard (Zone 4) - Twin*

Self Catering

£165

Private Home B&B

£160

Half Board

£180

Superior (Zones 2-3) - Single - En-suite

Self Catering

Enquire

Private Home B&B

Enquire

Half Board

Enquire

Superior (Zones 2-3) - Single

Self Catering

£205

Private Home B&B

£200

Half Board

£220

Superior (Zones 2-3) - Twin*

Self Catering

£195

Private Home B&B

£180

Half Board

£205

Budget Student House - Single

Standard

£200

En-suite

£250

Budget Student House - Twin*

Standard

£160

En-suite

£185

Transfer Fees

Airport transfer to or from any London Airport

£110

Per person, per 7 nights.
Private Home B&B - breakfast only.
Half Board - breakfast & dinner.
*Twin rooms may be available for students travelling together.

Course Dates 2016

Baker Street Summer

27 June to 26 August 2016

Starting any Monday