These courses are for non-native English speakers (EU and worldwide) who want to improve their English language skills. The courses are offered at Beginners, Elementary/Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate.
Each level is carefully structured to help you:
Our teachers are very experienced and they use the most up-to-date materials and a variety of approaches to make sure that your classes are interesting, motivating and effective. Classes include group, pair and project work as well as computer-based activities. Each centre also has a fully equipped Learning Resource Centre, which you are encouraged to use.
In addition to teaching, you will also be invited to join our leisure programme, giving you the opportunity to practice your English skills learned and socialise with other students in the college. The teacher will give more information about the different activities we can offer as this sometimes depends on the time of the year. Some recent examples include trips to the British Library, Kew Gardens, the London Eye and Windsor Castle (some activities are free, whilst others may require tickets and a Travelcard).
You will learn with students from different nationalities who have the same level of English. At WestKing, our maximum class size is 24, but the average number of students is 18 and some classes are smaller.
Full-time English classes run up to 21 hours per week at our Soho Centre or Victoria Centre, in the heart of London. Part-time courses are also available. As we agree a timetable to suit your needs, you will usually have more than one teacher.
You will be assessed through regular homework during the course, as well as taking an end of course test. We are also able to offer an accredited ESOL Examination* (English Speaking Board or Trinity) in December, March/April and July, if required.
You must be aged 18 years or older to take this course. When you arrive at the college, you will need to complete a short test so that we can assess your level of English to ensure that you join a class that is right for you. For students applying from abroad or outside London this test can be taken online by arrangement.
We offer General English for International Students in both full-time and part-time options at both our Victoria Centre and Soho Centre.
– 14 September 2020
– 26 October 2020
– 4 January 2021
– 26 February 2021
– 26 April 2021
21 hours per week (minimum 4 weeks) – course fees
4-12 weeks – £235 per week
13-24 weeks – £230 per week
25-36 weeks – £220 per week
15 hours per week (minimum 4 weeks) – course fees
4-12 weeks – £170 per week
13-24 weeks – £165 per week
25-36 weeks – £155 per week
8 hours per week (minimum 4 weeks) – course fees
4-12 weeks – £95 per week
13-24 weeks – £90 per week
25-36 weeks – £80 per week
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test in the world. Our IELTS preparation course has been designed for non-native English speakers who require an exam for admission to UK institutions and/or for UK visa purposes.
The class runs for 5 hours per week over 24 weeks at our Soho Centre, and is for learners with an intermediate level of English and above. Students often choose to study a General English for International Students course alongside their IELTS preparation classes.
– 19 April 2021
– 24 weeks
– £750 for 12 weeks
We provide specialist English language and training programmes for groups throughout the year. The college is able to design and deliver bespoke courses to meet your specific requirements.
You will need to complete a short test so that we can assess your level of English, to ensure that you join a class that is right for you. For students applying from overseas, this test can be taken online by arrangement.