English Courses in London for Adults
- Economic and cultural capital
- Wide range of courses offered in an international environment
- Choice of accommodation
One location that is synonymous with the English language is undoubtedly England’s capital city – London !
With English culture everywhere - in every black cab, double-decker bus and the world renowned red telephone boxes - London has a style that has to be experienced by everyone at least once in their lives. From the regal presence that surrounds you as you walk along the buzzing city streets to the historical architecture that bedazzles every visitor, no tourist will ever leave London disappointed. With the abundance of nationalities that walk London's streets, you'll hear a new language daily - everybody can find a little piece of home in the world's most visited city.
From museums to special art exhibitions as well as iconic landmarks, London has an abundance of sights to behold which give our students plenty of opportunities to experience English where the language was born and experiment with their newly acquired English skills in a relaxed and spontaneous environment.
London’s history and culture is woven into every detail of the experience, with lessons including interesting information about Britain and its capital city, and tons of historical sites just a short train ride away. This allows students to make the natural transition from tourist to extended member of the British family. Between interactions with fellow students, tourists from all over the world, host families and members of the Sprachcaffe community, our aim is to develop your knowledge of the language and the surrounding communities.
Explore London's renowned landmarks and view London in all its panoramic glory from the London Eye whilst testing out your latest knowledge of the English language. Whether you're a lover of the natural beauty found in lush green parks - there are 3,000 in London, and our personal favorite is the enormous Richmond Park - and along the banks of the River Thames or if you're more taken by the iconic architecture adorning such wonders as Tower Bridge, you have the freedom and time to explore and embrace the overflowing culture in London.
Let London into your heart as you learn a lifelong skill and embrace the history and beauty of England's capital city while immersing yourself in the modern, metropolitan atmosphere.
Attending our school at 16 and 17 years of age
Please note that any students aged 16 to 17 will be required to provide a confirmation from the parents; stating that parents are aware that their children are attending a school with adults aged 18+ and that their children's activities will not always be supervised. They will also receive a separate induction to explain any legal / safeguarding issues relating to people aged under 18 and also be expected to report to our welfare officer regularly. Please see our safeguarding policy here.
Study in multiple destinations: London, Bournemouth and Brighton!
Our School in London
- Our school is located in the West London borough of Ealing
- Professional teachers
- Equipped classrooms
- Numerous recreational and sightseeing opportunities
The school is equipped with:
- 9 classrooms
- A reception area
- A small outdoor seating area
- A common room and students’ areas for recreational use or study purposes
- A collection of self-study books
- Free internet access
- Activity programs and weekly events (some at extra cost)
The Sprachcaffe Language School in London provides a wide range of language courses. Classes are limited to 15 students per class to ensure a student-centered learning experience with knowledgeable and skilled English language teachers.
Where is our language school in London?
The Sprachcaffe School is situated in a Victorian era building in the heart of Ealing, a typical London suburb. The school's design has the typical British charm that one envisages when thinking of Britain. The area surrounding the school boasts the hustle and bustle of daily city life with quiet side streets and parks where you can relax, unwind and reflect on the day’s lessons as well as the excitement of your adventures. Enjoy a quintessential speciality in one of London’s many English pubs and restaurants or simply spend a little while interacting with your hosts at your homestay to gain the ultimate language practice in an informal atmosphere.
The residential apartment is right next to the school. Our school is situated right between London Heathrow Airport and central London, and both can be reached with a short 20 minute train ride.
- Variety of courses
- Includes placement test & certificate
- Native English teachers
- British Council accredited
At our school we use accurate tests before the start of the course to ensure students are put in a class with learners at the same language level. This allows students to not only learn from the enthusiastic English teachers but also communicate with their fellow students and practise their new language spontaneously.
Here's a breakdown of the English courses we offer in London:
|Lessons Per Week*||Hours Per Week||Minimum Duration||Group size||More Info|
|Standard Course||20||15 hours||2 weeks||15||More Info|
|# Intensive Course||30||22.5 hours||1 week||15||More Info|
|Business English Course||30||22.5 hours||1 week||15||More Info|
|Afternoon Course||20||15 hours||1 week||15||More Info|
|One-to-One Course||10, 20 or 30||7.5, 15, or 22.5 hours||1 week||1||More Info|
|Elective Course||10||7.5||1 week||15||More Info|
|** IELTS Exam Preparation||20||15 hours||12 weeks||15||More Info|
|** FCE, CAE Exam Preparation||20||15 hours||10/12 weeks||15||More Info|
- * 1 Lesson = 45 minutes
- ** Exam fee not included, placement fee = £200
- # Intensive Course = Standard Course with 15 students + Spoken English with only 8 students
- Textbooks are available at the school (Loans cost £4.00 per week, the deposits costs £35.00 or you can also buy the books)
- Examination fees are not included in course costs. For 2018 the cost of examinations is approximately £124 (FCE), £155 (CAE) and £165 (IELTS)
FCE, CAE Exam Dates 2018
|Start Date||Duration||Exam Date|
|8 and 22 January||10/12 weeks||16 March|
|26 February||10/12 weeks||14 April|
|19 March||10/12 weeks||19 May|
|2 April||10/12 weeks||9 and 23 June|
|7 May||10/12 weeks||26 July|
|4 June||10/12 weeks||23 August|
|23 July||10/12 weeks||13 October|
|20 August||10/12 weeks||10 November|
The creative teaching methods used encourage students to acquire the language through lively classroom chats, listening and reading exercises as well as games and role play.
From standard English courses to business and exam prep, as well as private lessons, Sprachcaffe can help students to make rapid progress in their linguistic abilities.
- Varied accommodation options
- Contact with locals and other language students
- Apartment or Homestay
For a language course to be as enjoyable as possible, you’ll need the right accommodation. It’s your place to retreat, where you can review everything you have learned and experienced, and make new plans for the rest of your stay in London.
We offer three different types of accommodation in London for you to choose from. Each of them offers you the chance to get talking to other people – locals and other students – and practising the new English skills you'll learn in class.
Overview of accommodation options for London:
|Accommodation||Rooms||Board||Facilities||Distance from School||More Info|
|Standard Apartment||or||Shared kitchen, bathroom, washing machine & TV||Directly next to the school||More Info|
|Homestay||or||Typical of destination||20-35 mins by foot or public transport*||More Info|
*The current price for a single bus fare using Oyster or a contactless payment card is £1.50 (this may be subject to change). For further information about London transport please go to www.tfl.gov.uk.
Please note the following check-in and check-out times.
- Arrival on Sunday between 10.00am and 8.00pm
- Departure on Saturday between 6.30am and 1.00pm*
- Arrival on Sunday between 10.00am and 10.00pm
- Departure on Saturday between 6.30 AM and 1.00 PM*
*Flexible for under 18s. 16+ year olds can book their trip if they are traveling with their family or a guardian.
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Tourism in London
London is the exciting, trend-setting and ever-changing capital city of England and the United Kingdom. As well as being one of the world's most important business and financial centers, London also has a significant influence on world politics, education, entertainment, media and fashion. In addition to having one of the most extensive transportation systems in the world, this huge city is also one of the most diverse cities on earth.
Ealing, where the school is situated, is known as the 'Queen of the Suburbs' because of it's wealth, style and relative calm compared to central London. With its many parks, it is one of London's greenest boroughs.
British Museum: The British Museum has an enormous collection of artifacts on display from every corner of the globe. Admission is free (just like in most of London's most prestigious museums!), so antiquities enthusiasts have no excuse not to make a visit!
Buckingham Palace: Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the British Royal Family since 1837. This famous building has its doors open to visitors too, so don't miss its fine art collection.
Royal Albert Hall: Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has played host to various concerts, conferences, ballroom dancing, ballet, opera and even a circus. This is by far the most magnificent concert venue in London!
Natural History Museum: The Natural History Museum is one of the most fascinating and impressive museums in the world. Even before stepping inside, you will be awed by the elaborate architecture. With a vast range of exhibits and a reputation as the leading center of natural history in the world, you're in for a treat if you visit this 'cathedral to nature'! Two other great museums, The Science Museum and The Vicotria and Albert Museum, are also situated on the same road!
Tate Modern: Tate Modern, a former power station, is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. You can also go to the top of the museum's new extension for amazing views over London. Most of the galleries are free, so you'd be crazy not to go.
Notting Hill Carnival: The biggest street party in Europe, celebrating the cultures of the Caribbean islands, is free to attend and has a level of excitement and energy unmatched by anything else in London. With music ranging from reggae and Latin jazz to hip hop and drum 'n' bass, there's something to get everyone moving. Normally on the last Sunday and Monday of August, you're lucky if your trip coincides with this wonderful event!
There are countless sights to enjoy in London. Here are more highlights you should plan on seeing:
- The London Eye
- Big Ben
- The Tower of London
- The London Dungeon
- West End & Westminster Abbey Tour
- Kensington Palace
- Kew Gardens
- Portobello Road Market
- Borough Market
London has an abundance of parks to enjoy a relaxing stroll or picnic and there are even large parks right in the center, including Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. We recommend going slightly further from the center to the enormous Richmond Park, home to hundreds of deer and so big that it almost feels like the countryside!
Culture in London
The city is home to more than 300 nationalities that have molded and shaped the city's culture into what it is today.
The English are famous for going to their favorite pubs after work and sometimes staying late into the evening, especially if the local football team is playing.
Stop off at a high street chippy to enjoy the local favorite, Fish and Chips, or opt for another popular dish such as Bangers and Mash or Shepherd's Pie!
Shopping in London
London is one of the "big four" fashion capitals (alongside Paris, New York and Milan) and is home to some of the finest haute couture in the world. Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and Stella McCartney are all famous London designers. London Fashion Week takes place twice a year.
Some of the world's most renowned department stores are based in London including Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, and Liberty.
Transport in London
There are many ways to pay for transport in London, the easiest is to buy an Oyster card from the ticket office in the train station for a £5 deposit, or you can buy a Travelcard or use a contactless payment card. The public transport network is integrated - this means it is easy to switch between different types of transport, for example from a train to a bus, using the same ticket.
If you are using an Oyster or contactless payment card, make sure you touch the card against the yellow reader at the start AND end of your journey. On buses, you only need to touch your card when you enter. London is divided into 9 travel zones. Zones 1 and 2 are in central London and zones 6-9 are on the outskirts of the city. Sprachcaffe London is in zone 3.
Travel is more expensive at peak travel times - Monday to Friday 06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00. Travel is cheaper at all other times, called Off Peak times.
PLEASE NOTE: You cannot use cash to pay for bus fares. You can use Oyster or contactless payment cards, or you can use a Travelcard or a Bus & Tram Pass. A single adult bus fare is £1.50* with an Oyster or contactless payment card.
*This price may be subject to change
For more information please visit the Transport for London website: www.tfl.gov.uk
Prices & Booking
- language course as booked
- placement test
- accommodation as booked
- in-class educational material on loan
- course certificate
- range of additional services
Our cost-effective English courses in London are the perfect opportunity for every language enthusiast to enjoy a once in a lifetime travel and learning experience. With a variety of course options and accommodation types available, students will be able to find a package best suited to their needs and tastes.
Simply decide on the length of your stay, the type of English course you would prefer and the accommodation type best suited to your needs.
Find your Perfect English Course in London
Please note the following check-in and check-out times.
- Check-in - Sundays between 11.00am and 6.00pm
- Check-out - Saturdays between 6.30am and 1.00pm*
- Check-in - Sundays between 10.00am and 10.00pm
- Check-out - Saturdays between 6.30am and 1.00pm*
*Flexible for under-18s. 16+ year olds can book their trip if they are traveling with their family or a guardian.
You can buy the course materials in the school or rent them for £7 per week and a deposit of