SKOLA English in London (Central London)
Dates: All year (see our summer centre for July & August)
Location: Central London (Tottenham Court Road / Oxford Circus)
Accommodation: Residence, Student House or Homestay
An English language summer school located in the heart of London’s Zone 1.
Why choose to study in Central London?
SKOLA English in London is a language school that celebrates London - a community drawn from all parts of the world and all walks of life. We are all unique with different lifestyles, opinions, priorities and experiences.
This is a wonderful source of richness and an exciting environment for education. The school is located in the vicinity of Oxford Street near by Tottenham Court Road & Oxford Circus tube stations. It is in the heart of London (zone 1) ideally located for enjoying everything this great city has to offer.
Video - SKOLA London - Adult
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English courses in London
- Age 16+
- Maximum class size 15
- Levels: Most courses taught at all levels from Elementary to Advanced. IELTS is taught from Intermediate level
- Minimum enrolment: 1 week.
- Free wi-fi
- All students sit a level test on the first morning of their course or do an online test pre-arrival. They are then placed into the appropriate level after an oral exam.
- Lively social programme gives the chance to fully experience London
- Students can start on any Monday.
Monday – Friday
15 hours - General English
10:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 13:15 (15-minute break)
15 hours - IELTS
14:15 – 15:45 & 16:00 – 17:30 (15-minute break)
20 hours - General English
10:00 – 13:15 & 14:15 – 15:45 (not Friday PM)
30 hours - General English or IELTS
General English & IELTS / Communication 10:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 13:15 & 14:15 – 15:45 & 16:00 – 17:30
28 June to 26 August
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.
SKOLA Baker Street
c/o The Royal College of Gynaecology
27 Sussex Place
London, NW1 4RG
29 August +
The rest of the year our partner school is located 5 minute's walk from Oxford Circus tube station. Please contact us for details.
+44 (0)20 7287 3216
Email SKOLA EIL
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 hours per week mornings and afternoons
- 15 hour per week mornings or afternoons only
Half days: The 15 hour programme covers all skills - speaking and pronunciation, listening, reading & writing, vocabulary and grammar.
Full days: The 20 and 30 hour programmes include added focus on communication and comprehension - listening and speaking.
IELTS Preparation Courses
IELTS is a popular exam taken by students going to a UK university. Our programme helps you prepare for the exam. We then assist you in booking the exam if required. We have an excellent reputation for the speed at which our students improve their level.
- IELTS Preparation 15 hour programme: 15 hours of IELTS preparation in the afternoons.
- IELTS Preparation 30 hour programme: 15 hours (mornings) of General English Study + 15 hours (afternoons) of IELTS
Please note that examination fees are not included in our course fees.
Individual, tailor-made tuition where students can concentrate on areas of specific interest.
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
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.
Accommodation & Welfare
Student house and Student Residences
We offer a range of Student Houses and Residences from budget to high quality en-suite options. Please contact us for our latest options and availability.
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
For parents with children also studying at SKOLA we can arrange or advise on a range of accommodation options including homestay, residence and hotel. Please contact us for details.
For more information about our accommodation options please see our Accommodation Brochure.
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
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.
Our schools are not accessible for wheelchair users or those who have difficulties using stairs.