ENGLISH FOR ADULTS 2018 - London, Oxford, Brighton, Manchester, York, Edinburgh & Dublin - British Study Centres

 
ENGLISH FOR ADULTS 2018 - London, Oxford, Brighton, Manchester, York, Edinburgh & Dublin - British Study Centres
ENGLISH
FOR ADULTS
2018
London, Oxford, Brighton, Manchester, York,
Edinburgh & Dublin

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ENGLISH FOR ADULTS 2018 - London, Oxford, Brighton, Manchester, York, Edinburgh & Dublin - British Study Centres
GREAT THINGS
                     START HERE
                                               Andrew Roper
                                                Managing Director

         Every week, hundreds of eager, curious new students come
through our doors, looking for the key to their future. They recognise
that to be taken seriously on the international stage, they have to be
able to use the world’s no.1 international language.

Well, they’ve come to the right place. In all of our schools, our teachers
and support staff have a wealth of international living and working
experience. They can easily empathise with students and the difficulties
they regularly face. But the caring doesn’t stop when our students leave
the classroom.

As well as our wide range of English classes, we also organise an array of
social activities which provide our students with the perfect opportunity
to meet one another, socialise, take part in fun activities, see fascinating
places and of course, practise their English.

CONTENTS
London Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               4
London Hampstead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                     8
Oxford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      12
Brighton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        16
Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           20
York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   24
Edinburgh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         28
Dublin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      32
BSC Success Stories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 36
Course options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             38
General English. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             40
Exam preparation (IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge FCE & CAE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                42
Business English | Work experience & career services. . . . . . . . . . . .                                              44
English plus Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 45
myBSC – study platform & portal to the BSC world. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                            48
FAQs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    50
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Glasgow
                                           EDINBURGH

                     Dublin
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                       DUBLIN                                                   YORK
                                                                        Leeds
                                                 MANCHESTER
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                    CASTLE                      Liverpool

            CORK

                                                               Birmingham

                                                                   STRATFORD-                 CAMBRIDGE
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                                                          THE                              Luton
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Learning English in                                         BATH
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                                                                                           LONDON
exciting locations in                             Bristol
                                                               STONEHENGE
                                                                                                                 CANTERBURY

the UK & Ireland                                                                            Gatwick

                                                                                           BRIGHTON
We offer high-quality courses
and facilities in seven of the
most exciting locations in the
UK and Ireland.

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London Bloomsbury –
New Central London Location
We have moved to a charming Georgian style premises in prestigious
Bloomsbury Square, in the heart of London.

James Baker | School Director
Our new central London school has the vibrant
city on its doorstep, with exciting things to do
around every corner.

KEY FACTS

       Free WiFi       Cafeteria        Self-Study Centre
      throughout       hot & cold           perfect for
                                                                                                                                    Exterior of our London school
     the building    food available       extra practice

                                                            Outstanding location
                                                            Many of London’s sights are within walking distance of our school, which is located in the
     View boards        Job Club             IT Centre      heart of the city, close to the British Museum and within easy reach of Covent Garden. Holborn
      in-class IT      write CVs &          study with
                     covering letters      technology
                                                            underground station is just 5 minutes’ walk from the school.

    Student lounge      Garden            Internships
     a calm place     peace, quiet      unpaid positions
        to relax       & fresh air         available

Recently refurbished, our school offers modern learning facilities, a brand new
study centre and student café in central London.

Learning facilities                                         Study centre                                        School café & terrace
Our school is spread over two neighbouring                  The study centre is equipped with the latest        The school benefits from its own garden with
sites on prestigious Bloomsbury Square                      in learning technology and provides a quiet         outdoor furniture. In addition, our in-house
with a total of 19 year-round spacious,                     modern space for students, perfect for              café is a great space to eat lunch, drink a coffee
comfortable classrooms. At peak times,                      completing homework tasks or accessing              or socialise with friends from the school in a
we can also provide a number of additional                  social media.                                       relaxed and welcoming atmosphere!
classrooms on the same square.

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Enjoying a sunny day
 in Bloomsbury Square

Our students 2016/2017                                                                                                      Age range                                                                                            Top 10 nationality mix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 16-17:
At BSC London Central, we firmly believe that
our students make us who we are.                                                                                                  31-39:
                                                                                                                                        40+:
                                                                                                                                         8%

                                                                                                                                          10%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   20
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   French
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      German
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             %

In the UK’s cosmopolitan capital, it is essential                                                                                                                    average age:
to track evolving trends, and teach our students
up-to-date English in an ever-changing world.
                                                                                                                                  26-30:
                                                                                                                                          17%
                                                                                                                                                                           26
                                                                                                                                                                         years old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                18-25:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 60%                 8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7     %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brazilian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Spanish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4   %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Japanese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saudi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3   %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   South Korean
Number of students (weekly average)                                                                                         Length of stay (weeks)

Sep
           100
             155
                            200                     300
                                                                  Mar
                                                                             100
                                                                              130
                                                                                             200              300                                    24+:
                                                                                                                                                     13%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3   %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Russian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  73          Total number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of different student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nationalities
Oct                185                                            Apr        115                                                  13-23:
                                                                                                                                               6%                   average stay:
Nov                     210                                       May        125
Dec          155                                                  Jun        120                                                                                               6                                1-4:             Gender
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 60%
                                                                                                                                    5-12:                                 weeks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   40                           60
Jan        130                                                    Jul                   200                                                                                                                                                   %                          %
                                                                                                                                          21%
Feb          155                                                  Aug                   205

Total number of students taught 2016/17: 1,591                                                                                                                                                                                      male                        female

                                                                  UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                                         Fancy a walk?
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LONDON’S                                       MUSEUMS                                     GALLERIES                 MUSIC                     EVENTS                     PARKS

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                  TOP FREE                             London’s 50+                              Some of                   Lots of pubs               There are                  London is
                  THINGS                               free museums                              London’s                  have free live             always exciting            famous for
                  TO DO                           include the British,                      free galleries: The       music. There are           free things to see        glorious parks such
                                                  Natural History,                          National, National        also free classical        and do in London,         as Regent’s Park,
    London’s full of                              Science, London                           Portrait, Saatchi,        concerts at St. Martin     from film screenings      St. James's Park,
    great things to do.                           Film, and Chocolate                       Tate Modern, Tate         in the Fields, and         to talks, book            Hyde Park, Green
    These five will cost                          museums, Museum                           Britain, Whitechapel,     summer big screen          readings, historic        Park, Holland Park
    you nothing at all –                          of London, and                            Serpentine, and           opera at Trafalgar         walks and                 and Kensington
    just the ticket.                              the V&A.                                  Photographers’.           Square.                    stand-up comedy.          Gardens.

THE COST OF THINGS IN LONDON                                                               Discovering London
                                                                                           Some say London is the centre of the world! The city has so much history, heritage, and culture,
Weekly Travelcard Zones 1-3���������������������������������£38
                                                                                           and so much to see and do with world-famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace
West End musical������������������������������������������������from £25                  and the London Eye. Enjoy London’s nightlife, shopping, fine restaurants and the wide-open spaces
Premier League match������������������������������������from £35                          of Europe’s ‘greenest’ city. London also enjoys an eclectic mix of people and cultures, making it a
Madame Tussauds����������������������������������������������from £24                     truly cosmopolitan city.
London Eye������������������������������������������������������������������������� £22   Weekly social programme
Ministry of Sound��������������������������������������������������from £6                The school runs an exciting weekly social programme. A typical month may include trips to the
Return coach ticket to Oxford����������������������from £18                               cinema, a monthly boat party on the River Thames, a visit to the Houses of Parliament, or a picnic
                                                                                           or sports afternoon in Regent’s Park or on Hampstead Heath. In addition, there are weekend trips
Return train ticket to Brighton�������������������from £27
                                                                                           to places of interest, such as Bath and Stonehenge, Cambridge, Oxford and even Paris, Scotland or
Pint of beer in Soho���������������������������������������������������������� £5         Amsterdam. A small charge (£3 - £25) is made for some activities, while others are free of charge.
                                                                                           Prices for full-day and weekend trips around the UK & Europe range from £35-£280.

                                                            The Southbank                   The London                                           Horseguard’s Parade
                                                                                            Eye

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Year-round residence,
                                                                                       Student Castle

                                                                                                            Standard student house

                                                                                                                                      Year-round residence,
                                                                                                                                             Student Castle

Accommodation –                                       Useful tips and advice
what you need to know                                 We always try to place students on a direct          Students enrolled on a course of 14 weeks or
Some of our homestay accommodations are               Underground line to the school. Holborn station      more can save up to 30% by applying for an
booked via our experienced partner agencies           is 5 minutes walk from the school and is served      18+ Student Oyster photocard.
UK Guests, All About Homestay, AA Homestay UK         by the Piccadilly and Central lines.                 For further information please enquire at the
or London Homestays. In addition, London              The most cost-efficient way to travel within         school’s reception on arrival.
Nest is our year-round residence provider.            London is to buy a weekly or monthly
All accommodation is inspected by our                 Travelcard. Please see the Transport for London
Accommodation Officers on a regular basis and         website, www.tfl.gov.uk for up-to-date prices.
is within reasonable and safe walking distance
from a tube or train station. Student house and
residence accommodation options are only
available for students aged 18 or over.

                              HOMESTAY                                STUDENT HOUSE                              YEAR-ROUND RESIDENCE
AVAILABILITY                  • All year round                        • All year round                           • All year round

LOCATION                       S The majority of our families          S The majority of our student houses      • L ocated near Aldgate East, Aldgate
                              are located in zones 3-4 and            are located in Zone 3. Areas include          & Tower Hill Zone 1 underground
                              occasionally 5.                         Leyton and Leytonstone.                       stations, Liberty Plaza provides easy
                               E Zones 2-3. Areas include:
                                                                                                                    access to central London and the
                                                                                                                    school.
                              Willesden Green, Westbourne Park
                              and West Hampstead.                                                                • Close to shops, markets, restaurants,
                                                                                                                    bars and galleries in Shoreditch and
                                                                                                                    Brick Lane.

HOME TO SCHOOL: average       S    &   E   45-60 minutes               S   45 minutes                            • A
                                                                                                                    ldgate East/Aldgate/Tower Hill:
public transport journey                                                                                           30 minutes

BOOKING OPTIONS               S  & E Single room                      • Single room                              • Single en-suite room
                              S   Shared room (only available         • Shared room (only available
                              to 2 students booking together)            to 2 students booking together)

MEAL PLANS                    • Half board • Breakfast only           • Self-catering: kitchens are modern and equipped with cookers, cutlery,
                               S Self-catering                           cooking utensils, linen

BATHROOM                      S    Shared                              S Shared. Typically student houses        • All rooms are en-suite
                               E   Private bathroom                   have two bathrooms

INTERNET ACCESS               • Internet access is available at      • Free internet access                     • Free internet access
& OTHER FACILITIES              most homestays. Please check                                                     • Access to common rooms and modern
                                with us at the time of booking.                                                     on-site gym

OTHER INFORMATION             • Bed linen and towels provided         • Only available to students over 18 years old
                                                                      • Bed linen is provided (but please bring your own towels)

                                                                                                                                S    Standard   E   Executive

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London Hampstead –
live like a local
Filled with culture, fun and local London life, your Hampstead
experience will be both truly international and classically British.

James Baker | School Director
With excellent transport links & a residential
feel, Hampstead gives you the chance to escape
the crowds and experience local London life.

KEY FACTS

       Free WiFi           Cafeteria          Self-Study Centre
      throughout           hot & cold             perfect for
     the building        food available         extra practice

                                                                  An exclusive area of London
                                                                  Established in 1977 and located in one of the city’s most desirable boroughs, BSC London
      Interactive           Library             Internships       Hampstead – formerly known as Hampstead School of English – is a short walk from
     Whiteboards         find reference        unpaid positions
       in-class IT       material here           available
                                                                  Hampstead Village and West Hampstead’s cafés, boutiques, bars and restaurants.

    Common rooms         Outdoor patios           Job Club
     a calm place    socialise here between      write CVs &
        to relax         & after lessons       covering letters

Our students enjoy excellent levels of personal care and attention from a friendly team
of highly committed and dedicated staff, helping you maximise your progress in English.

Outdoor patios                                                    Library and study centre                            Spacious common room
The school has two beautiful outdoor patios                       The library and study centre is a dedicated quiet   The school has two common rooms connected
for students to enjoy between classes and at                      space, complete with comfortable seating and        to the outdoor patios, including a café serving
lunchtimes. Popular social spaces during the                      a large range of educational resources. Run by      hot and cold refreshments, and a games room
summer, the patios are enclosed and private,                      student volunteers, there is also the chance        with table tennis and a piano. Spacious and
and there is plenty of seating for everyone!                      to get involved and practise your English with      modern, both spaces are popular areas for
                                                                  fellow students.                                    students to relax in.

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Hanging out in West Hampstead

Our students 2016/2017                                                                                                             Age range                                                                                      Top 10 nationality mix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   16-17:
At BSC London Hampstead, we welcome a
diverse mix of ages and nationalities and                                                                                               40+:
                                                                                                                                         19%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     12
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brazilian
are experienced in adapting to a range of                                                                                                                                  average age:
language levels.
Our friendly teams are here to make sure you
                                                                                                                                       31-39:
                                                                                                                                         13%
                                                                                                                                                                               28
                                                                                                                                                                            years old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   18-25:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   45%                6  %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Japanese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6   %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  South Korean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Turkish
have a pleasant and enjoyable stay in our
                                                                                                                                       26-30:
exciting and vibrant capital city.                                                                                                       13%                                                                    Min. age: 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4   %

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4
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Number of students (weekly average)                                                                                                Length of stay (weeks)

Sep
              100
                   144
                                      200          300
                                                          Mar
                                                                  100
                                                                 119
                                                                                            200             300
                                                                                                                                       13-23:
                                                                                                                                                                    24+:
                                                                                                                                                                     6%                                                               3   %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Polish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    65         Total number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of different student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nationalities
                                                                                                                                          4%
Oct                147                                    Apr         138
Nov           124                                         May          148                                                                                                average stay:
Dec               81                                      Jun          146                                                              5-12:                                  6                                   1-4:           Gender
                                                                                                                                         25%                                                                       65%
                                                                                                                                                                             weeks
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Jan               136                                     Jul                                           290                                                                                                                                   %                          %
Feb                    158                                Aug                                    251

Total number of students taught 2016/17: 1,056                                                                                                                                                                                       male                          female

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ENGLISH FOR ADULTS 2018 - London, Oxford, Brighton, Manchester, York, Edinburgh & Dublin - British Study Centres
THE COST OF THINGS IN LONDON

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 Southbank and                            Hampstead                                 Free time to              Picnic in Hyde Park      The British       Trips to UK        Trips to UK
 Covent Garden                            Walking Tour                              explore                    Cost of your own food   Museum            destinations and   destinations and
 Walking Tour                                FREE                                                                                       FREE             weekend trips      weekend trips
   FREE                                                                                                                                                  to Europe          to Europe
                                                                                                                                                         From £25-£299      From £25-£299

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 Camden Walking                           Pub Night                                 Picnic in the park        Free time to             The National      Trips to UK        Trips to UK
 Tour                                      Cost of your own drinks                    Cost of your own food   explore                  Gallery           destinations and   destinations and
   FREE                                                                                                                                 FREE             weekend trips      weekend trips
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                                                                                                                                                         From £25-£299      From £25-£299

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 Westminster and Big Hampstead                                                      Free time to              Picnic in the park       Imperial War      Trips to UK        Trips to UK
 Ben Walking Tour    Walking Tour                                                   explore                    Cost of your own food   Museum            destinations and   destinations and
   FREE                                      FREE                                                                                       FREE             weekend trips      weekend trips
                                                                                                                                                         to Europe          to Europe
                                                                                                                                                         From £25-£299      From £25-£299

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 Boat trip and                            Pub Night                                 Picnic in the park        Free time to             Wembley Stadium   Trips to UK        Trips to UK
 walking tour of                           Cost of your own drinks                    Cost of your own food   explore                  Tour              destinations and   destinations and
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   £16.50 return boat trip                                                                                                                               to Europe          to Europe
                                                                                                                                                         From £25-£299      From £25-£299

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Fortune Green Studios

Accommodation – what you                             Useful tips and advice                               Travel tip
need to know                                         London Hampstead now offers new                      The most cost-efficient way to travel within
Homestay and studio accommodation are                self-catering studio apartments exclusively          London is to buy a weekly or monthly
available at the school. Our friendly and            for Hampstead students.                              Travelcard. Please see the Transport for London
welcoming homestay hosts are located about           With self-service check-in, you have the full        website, www.tfl.gov.uk for up-to-date prices.
30 to 45 minutes on average from the school by       flexibility to arrive at your own convenience.       Students enrolled on a course of 14 weeks or
public transport, and our modern self-catering       The studios are large, bright and open-plan,         more can save up to 30% by applying for an
studios are located only 5 minutes from the          complete with cooking facilities, private            18+ Student Oyster photocard.
school on foot.                                      bathroom, double bed, study desk and high-           For further information please enquire at the
Our Accommodation Officer inspects all               speed Internet connection. There is also             school’s reception on arrival.
accommodation on a regular basis and is              a local supermarket, park and gym located
available to offer advice and support.               across the road.

                             HOMESTAY                                 STUDIOS                             YEAR-ROUND RESIDENCE
AVAILABILITY                 • All year round                         • All year round                    • All year round

LOCATION                     Predominantly Zones 2-3                  • Fortune Green Studios, Zone 2     • L ocated near Aldgate East, Aldgate & Tower
                                                                                                             Hill Zone 1 underground stations, Student
                                                                                                             Castle provides easy access to central
                                                                                                             London and the school.
                                                                                                          • C lose to shops, markets, restaurants, bars
                                                                                                             and galleries in Shoreditch and Brick Lane.

HOME TO SCHOOL: average S Maximum: 30 to 45 minutes.                  • 5 minutes by foot                • A
                                                                                                             ldgate East/Aldgate/Tower Hill:
public transport journey Up to 60 minutes in the summer                                                     30 minutes
                         and other busy periods.
                          E Average: 25 to 45 minutes

BOOKING OPTIONS               S & E Single room                       • Single or double                  • Single en-suite room
                              S  Shared room (only available
                             to 2 students booking together)

MEAL PLANS                   • Half board • Breakfast only            • Self-catering: kitchens are modern and equipped with cookers,
                              S Self-catering                            cutlery, cooking utensils, linen

BATHROOM                      S   Shared                              • All rooms are en-suite            • All rooms are en-suite
                              E   Private bathroom

INTERNET ACCESS              • Internet access is available at       • Free high-speed internet access   • Free internet access
& OTHER FACILITIES             most homestays. Please check           • Shared washing machine           • A
                                                                                                             ccess to common rooms and
                               with us at the time of booking.           facilities (payable locally)       modern on-site gym

OTHER INFORMATION            • Bed linen and towels provided          • Bed linen and towels provided • Only available to students over 18 years old
                             • Access to complimentry laundry        • 24-hour self-service check-in
                               facilities available weekly            • Supermarket and state-of-the-art gym located opposite

                                                                                                                               S   Standard     E   Executive

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Oxford – the UK’s
no.1 student city
40,000 students and 39 historic university colleges make Oxford
a magical place to study English.

                                                                   Radcliffe Camera

Clive Brown | School Director
We are delighted to offer you brilliant facilities
in an exciting and world-famous university city.
Welcome to Oxford!

KEY FACTS

       Free WiFi        Coffee Shop        Self-Study Centre
      throughout     hot & cold drinks         perfect for
     the building    & snacks available      extra practice

                                                                  A city made for students
                                                                  Oxford has a deserved worldwide reputation for the quality of its education. Oxford University
Specialist Teacher     Internships             In-class IT        is consistently ranked in the top three in the world. The city has a renowned literary heritage.
 Training Centre     unpaid positions        projector with
year-round courses      available         Apple TV in all rooms   JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Philip Pullman and Lewis Carroll are just a few of the famous writers to
                                                                  have been based in Oxford.
                                                                  The city sits on the banks of the Thames and boasts a variety of world-famous museums, galleries
                                                                  and libraries. Besides the traditional, there are hundreds of modern restaurants, pubs, clubs and
 Student lounge        Roof terrace            Job Club
  a calm place         peace, quiet           write CVs &         riverside cafés to enjoy. Oxford also benefits from excellent road and rail links to London
     to relax           & fresh air         covering letters
                                                                  (50 minutes) and the rest of the UK.

Interactive Classrooms: All of our 17 classrooms have projectors, making it possible to
stream content from classroom iPads, laptops or even mobiles on to the whiteboards.

Modern and central premises                                       Student lounge                                       Free Wi-Fi
We are located in the heart of the city in the                    The Den, our student lounge, is fully integrated     Free Wi-Fi throughout the school. iPads
historic St. Giles district, just a few minutes from              with technology. In this space, students now         are available at the student lounge and
Christ Church College, where Harry Potter was                     have the ability to access social media on the       study centre.
filmed. Cornmarket, with its shops and cafés, is                  school iPads, do their homework on laptops,
just 50 metres away.                                              access content streamed on to our big
The modern décor compliments our stylish                          screen TV, play the video games consoles,
facilities, making this an ideal learning                         or even table football!
environment.

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Study Centre

Our students 2016/2017                                                                       Age range                                                                                    Top 10 nationality mix
                                                                                                                                40+:                                             16-17:
At BSC Oxford, we offer you a home away
from home.                                                                                            31-39:
                                                                                                                  8%
                                                                                                                                      9%                                         13%
                                                                                                                                                                                             15
                                                                                                                                                                                             French
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             13
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Italian
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Danish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        %

Our dedicated Student Services team is here                                                           26-30:                                     average age:
to make sure that all students feel supported
during their stay with us.
                                                                                                                  9%
                                                                                                                                                       25
                                                                                                                                                  years old
                                                                                                                                                                                 18-25:
                                                                                                                                                                                 61%          8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              5   %

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Japanese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spanish

                                                                                                                                                                                              4  %

                                                                                                                                                                                             Swiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Saudi
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2   %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brazilian
Number of students (weekly average)                                                          Length of stay (weeks)

Sep
       100
          155
                   200     300
                                 Mar
                                            100
                                             130
                                                       200             300                                                      24+:
                                                                                                                                      8%                                                      2   %

                                                                                                                                                                                          South Korean
                                                                                                                                                                                                             55        Total number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of different student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nationalities
Oct          185                 Apr        115                                                       13-23:
                                                                                                                14%
Nov             210              May        125                                                                                                  average stay:
Dec       155                    Jun        120                                                                                                          8                       1-4:     Gender
                                                                                                           5-12:                                    weeks                        62%

                                                                                                                                                                                            47                             53
Jan    130                       Jul                200                                                         16%                                                                                  %                           %
Feb       155                    Aug                           263

Total number of students taught 2016/17: 1,043                                                                                                                                                male                         female

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Punting on the River Thames

THE COST OF THINGS IN OXFORD
                                                                                              DID YOU                Oxford University is the world’s oldest English-speaking
                                                                                                                     university, dating back to 1249. Famous alumni include
1-week bus pass..............................................................£16
Monthly bus pass.....................................................£55.50
                                                                                              KNOW ?                 Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.
Christ Church College..................................................... £8
Return bus ticket to London
with Student ID.................................................................£14           Seeing the city, making friends
Harry Potter walking tour............................................. £5                     This is a hugely important aspect of every student’s stay with us. Our aim at BSC is to provide as
Bicycle hire per week...................................................£30                   many opportunities as possible to meet other students and get to know the city.
Open-top bus sightseeing tour..............................£15                                Our weekly social programme is packed with cultural, sporting and leisure activities, including visits
Pint of beer............................................................................ £4   to a University college, film club, conversation club, theatre trip, greyhound racing, football, punting,
University of Oxford Museums............................. Free                                museum visits and much more.

 MONDAY                                   TUESDAY                                  WEDNESDAY                THURSDAY              FRIDAY                 SATURDAY                SUNDAY
 31 JULY                                  1 AUGUST                                 2                        3                     4                      5                       6
 Oxford Walking Tour International                                                 British Afternoon        Pub Tour              Bicester Village       York – Dracula &
  FREE               Night: Spain                                      FREE        Tea £3.50                Book Club    FREE     Designer Shopping      Harry Potter £165

 7                                        8                                        9                        10                    11                     12                      13
 Oxford Walking Tour Movie Night                                                   BSC Football             Pub Tour              Museum of              Amsterdam &
   FREE                                       £6                                       £3                   Book Club    FREE     Natural History        Bruges
                                                                                                                                  & Pitt Rivers FREE      £145

 14                                       15                                       16                       17                    18                     19                      20
 Oxford Walking Tour River Cherwell                                                International Night:     Pub Tour              Christ Church          Paris & Versailles
  FREE               Punting £4                                                    India FREE               Book Club    FREE     College £4.50           £165

 21                                       22                                       23                       24                    25                     26                      27
 Oxford Walking Tour Atomic Burger                                                 BSC Football             Pub Tour              Laser Kombat           Warwick Castle &        Isle of Wight &
   FREE                                     £7.50                                      £3                   Book Club    FREE      £5.95                 Stratford-upon-Avon     Portsmouth
                                                                                                                                                           £45                     £45

 28                                       29                                       30                       31                    1 SEPTEMBER            2                       3
 Bank Holiday                             Oxford Walking                           Cheeky Nando’s
 School closed                            Tour                                     Night
                                            FREE                                     £7.50

Sample Social Programme August 2017. A small charge (£3-£15) is made for some activities, others are free of charge.
Prices for full-day and weekend trips around the UK & Europe range from £30-£250.

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Year-round residence
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                                      The Mews
                                      reception

 City centre residence

Accommodation – what you need to know                                           Useful tips and advice
All the accommodation is inspected by our Accommodation Officers on             Oxford is the ideal cycling city, it’s easy to hire bikes for a day or even for
a regular basis and is within reasonable and safe walking distance of a         your entire stay. Get your bike from one of Oxford’s many bicycle shops.
bus stop. The residence accommodation options are only available for            Safety is essential; you will have to buy insurance and rent a helmet, lights,
students who are over 18 years old.                                             and lock. Please ask at reception for more details.

We offer three different types of accommodation according to your needs.
All options offer safe, secure and friendly accommodation.

                              HOMESTAY                               CITY CENTRE STUDENT HOUSE                      YEAR-ROUND/SUMMER RESIDENCE
AVAILABILITY                  • All year round                       • All year round                               YR   Cavalier House
                                                                                                                    SR   The Mews (8 July - 19 August)

LOCATION                       S & E                                 • The Student House is located in the       YR Cavalier House is located 15-20
                                                                        city centre of Oxford and offers a        minutes away from the school by public
                              All hosts are within safe and
                                                                        great variety of shopping facilities in a transport.
                              reasonable walking distance from
                                                                        retail park nearby
                              a bus stop                                                                           SR The Mews is located 20 minutes
                                                                                                                  away from the school by public
                                                                                                                  transport. It is right on the doorstep of
                                                                                                                  vibrant Cowley Road, and you’ll love
                                                                                                                  its painted buildings and lively café
                                                                                                                  culture.

HOME TO SCHOOL: average        S   30-40 minutes                     • Average journey time to school is 20        YR   20 minutes
public transport journey                                                minutes on foot or 10 minutes by bus
                               E   25 minutes                                                                       SR   25 minutes

BOOKING OPTIONS                S & E Single room                     • Single en-suite room                         • Single en-suite room
                               S  Shared room (only available
                              to 2 students booking together)

MEAL PLANS                    • Half board • Breakfast only          • Self-catering: kitchens are modern and equipped with cookers, cutlery,
                               S Self-catering                          cooking utensils, linen

BATHROOM                       S   Shared                            • All rooms are en-suite                       • All rooms are en-suite
                               E   Private bathroom

INTERNET ACCESS               • Internet access is available at     • Free internet access                         • Free internet access
& OTHER FACILITIES              most homestays. Please check
                                with us at the time of booking.

OTHER INFORMATION             • Bed linen and towels provided        • Only available to students over 18 years old
                                                                     • Bed linen is provided (but please bring your own towels)

                                                                            S   Standard    E   Executive   YR   Year-round residence   SR   Summer residence

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Brighton – the
UK’s coolest city
Outdoor living, walking on the beach, sitting on a café terrace,
exploring designer shops – heaven!

                                                                                                                                                       School entrance

Richard Turnbull | School Director
Brighton is a fantastic city in which to improve
your English, meet people from all over the
world and have fun!

KEY FACTS

       Free WiFi       Cafeteria         Self-Study Centre
      throughout       hot & cold            perfect for
     the building    food available        extra practice

                                                                 Young, fun and trendy
                                                                 Known as ‘London-by-the-sea’, Brighton has two universities and reputedly the youngest population
  Seaside town        Internships            In-Class IT         in the UK. It offers the buzz of a large cosmopolitan centre in a relaxing seaside setting. There is
relaxed town with   unpaid positions       Computers &
metropolitan buzz      available       projectors in all rooms   much to explore: the famous pier with its fairground attractions, the Marina with its waterside cafés,
                                                                 bars and health clubs and the Sea Life Centre. Brighton & Hove is on the south coast of England.
                                                                 There is a regular direct train service to London, which takes just 49 minutes.
                                                                 Ideal location
 Student lounge     Spacious garden          Job Club
  a calm place         great for            write CVs &          Close to Brighton and Hove train stations and within easy reach of the city centre, we are near to
     to relax         socialising         covering letters
                                                                 all the major attractions of the city centre and even the beach, which is a 10-minute walk away.

We are next to our sister school, Hove College, which offers specialist diploma courses
in Web and Graphic Design that can be combined with General English programmes.

Bright classrooms                                                In-house café                                        Job Club
The school has 14 classrooms, all with windows                   The school has its own café where students           Our job club is held fortnightly where you can
and natural light, many of which with views                      can have a meal and socialise during breaks          get free advice about how to write a successful
over our fantastic garden. All have in-class                     and after lessons. The food is freshly made          CV, the best places to look for work, tips on
networked computers and projectors, some                         in-house and provides a good value-for-money         effective interview skills and how to set yourself
with interactive whiteboards.                                    lunch option.                                        up with a bank account and NI number.
There is a well-equipped study centre with
learning resources, computers, and free Wi-Fi is
available throughout the school.

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School garden & terrace

Our students 2016/2017                                                                                Age range                                                                                                            Top 10 nationality mix
                                                                                                                                                                                                    40+:
Students come to Brighton to improve
their English for their future careers, for
                                                                                                               31-39:
                                                                                                                          7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                    6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16-17:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Italian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Swiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 German
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        %

future academic studies, to be able to travel                                                                  26-30:
                                                                                                                          9%                                 average age:
around the world, or just to open doors of
future opportunity.
                                                                                                                                                                        23
                                                                                                                                                                 years old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18-25:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  60%         10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dutch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              French
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7  %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spanish
We work closely with all our students to help
them with their personal goals.                                                                                                                                                                             Min. age: 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saudi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Czech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Turkish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        %

Number of students (weekly average)                                                                   Length of stay (weeks)

Sep
         100
          84
                     200           300
                                            Mar 100
                                                          100               200           300
                                                                                                               13-23:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    24+:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5%                         3   %

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Japanese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             50          Total number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of different student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nationalities
                                                                                                                          8%
Oct 109                                     Apr        116
Nov       86                                May           130                                                                                               average stay:
Dec      72                                 Jun               144                                                   5-12:                                                    7                                    1-4:     Gender
                                                                                                                         14%                                                                                      63%
                                                                                                                                                                    weeks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             42                            58
Jan      64                                 Jul                             222                                                                                                                                                         %                         %
Feb       84                                Aug                             225

Total number of students taught 2016/17: 1,230                                                                                                                                                                                 male                        female
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Students at Brighton beach

                                                                                  BSC Brighton - a great place to connect with the world
                                                                                  BSC Brighton has a wonderful, spacious café and garden area which is the hub and life of the school.
                                                                                  Break times and lunch times are a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world to
                                                                                  practise your English and learn about new cultures. We have a table tennis table and table football
                                                                                  and often hold student competitions.
                                                                                  The café serves a delicious range of food freshly made every day, catering for all kinds of tastes and
                                                                                  dietary requirements. Our chef grows some of the ingredients in our own vegetable garden and
                                                                                  other ingredients are locally sourced.

                                                                                   Students in the school garden

THE COST OF THINGS IN BRIGHTON

Weekly bus pass����������������������������������������������������£20
Bicycle hire per day����������������������������������������������£10
Bicycle hire per week��������������������������������� £15-£25
Second hand bikes������������������������������������£60-£100
Fish & chips on the seafront��������������������������£7.50
                                                                                  The social programme includes regular barbeques and
Pint of beer in The Lanes�������������������������������������� £5               international food parties
Royal Pavilion���������������������������������������������������������£12
                                                                                  Packed social programme
British Airways i360�������������������������������������� £13.50                Our weekly social programme offers a fantastic range of events. Brighton is the perfect place to enjoy
Brighton Museum����������������������������������������������£6.50               the best of British sun and seaside. Whether it’s volleyball on the beach beside Brighton’s famous
Sea Life Centre��������������������������������������������������������� £7      pier, barbeques in the back garden of the school’s premises, or even wandering around
Cinema ticket���������������������������������������������£7.50-£10              the magnificent Royal Pavilion, our students and staff have a great time.
LazerZone������������������������������������������������������������������ £6   A small charge (£3-£15) is required for some activities, while others are free of charge.
Bowling�����������������������������������������������������������������£6.50    Prices for full-day and weekend trips around the UK & Europe range from £15-£280.
Beach volleyball������������������������������������������������������ £4
Sea kayaking�����������������������������������������������������������£10

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Typical student                                                                                                  Typical student
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                                Typical student
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Useful tips and advice                                                                                          Accommodation – what you
There is an excellent bus system in Brighton and        One Stop Travel on North Street sells bus and           need to know
Hove, and we can provide you with a map of the          train tickets, and is a perfect resource for more       All the accommodation is within reasonable
bus routes. There is a lot of information about         transport information.                                  and safe walking distance of a bus stop directly
routes and timetables here:                                                                                     connected to the school, and is regularly
www.buses.co.uk                                                                                                 inspected by our Accommodation Officers.

We want you to feel at home in the UK – and we have a good range of
accommodation options for you to choose from to suit your needs and budget.

                              HOMESTAY                                   STUDENT HOUSE                                SUMMER RESIDENCE
AVAILABILITY                  • All year round                           • All year round                             • July & August only

LOCATION                      S & E                              • All our student houses are                        • Phoenix Halls: located in the centre
                                                                    conveniently located within walking                  of Brighton just half a mile north
                              Most homestays are a bus ride away
                                                                    distance – or a short bus ride – of the              of the famous Brighton pier. The
                                                                    school. There is a large supermarket                 residence is easily accessible by bus
                                                                    and plenty of convenience stores,                    and on foot.
                                                                    restaurants and cafés in the nearby
                                                                    area.

HOME TO SCHOOL: average        S   &   E   40 minutes                    • 15-25 minutes on foot, or a short         • 30 minutes
public transport journey                                                    bus ride

BOOKING OPTIONS                S & E Single room                         • Single room                                • Single en-suite room
                               S  Shared room (only available
                              to 2 students booking together)

MEAL PLANS                    • Full board • Half board                  • S
                                                                            elf-catering: kitchens are modern and equipped with cookers, cutlery,
                              • Breakfast only S Self-catering             cooking utensils, linen

BATHROOM                       S   Shared                                • Shared. Typically student houses          • All rooms are en-suite
                                                                            have two bathrooms
                               E   Private bathroom

INTERNET ACCESS               • Internet access is available at         • Free internet access                       • Free internet access
& OTHER FACILITIES              most homestays. Please check             • Access to living areas and garden          • Access to common rooms
                                with us at the time of booking.

OTHER INFORMATION             • Bed linen and towels provided            • A £150 deposit is required to cover       • Only available to students over
                                                                            possible loss or damage to the               18 years old
                                                                            contents and/or property.                 • Bed linen is provided (but please
                                                                         • Only available to students over              bring your own towels)
                                                                            18 years old.
                                                                         • Bed linen is provided (but please
                                                                            bring your own towels)

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Manchester – the UK’s city
of sport and innovation
Voted one of the world’s friendliest cities and Top 10 Best Cities in Travel,*
Manchester is an exciting hub of sports, creativity and technology.

Karen Page | School Director
A warm welcome to BSC Manchester! All staff
really look forward to assisting you whilst you
are staying in this fantastic city.

KEY FACTS

       Free WiFi         Refreshments         Self-Study Centre
      throughout       vending machines           perfect for
     the building          available            extra practice

                                                                  An international city
                                                                  Situated in the centre of one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, BSC Manchester – formerly known
Specialist Teacher       Internships            Interactive       as Manchester Academy of English – is the perfect place to study whilst experiencing life in a lively
 Training Centre       unpaid positions        Whiteboards
year-round courses        available              in-class IT
                                                                  and exciting British location.
                                                                  The so-called ‘Capital of the North’ boasts a great sports scene and was recently voted ‘Best Sporting
                                                                  City in the UK’ by ESPN. It is also home to BBC and ITV’s ‘Media City UK’ and has a large music culture.

 Student lounge          Table football +         Job Club
  a calm place       table tennis and X-box      write CVs &
     to relax         in the student lounge    covering letters

Over 25 years old, the school is the longest-established private English language
school in the city, as well as being the only Eaquals-accredited school in Manchester.

Bright classrooms                                                 Large student lounge                                  Table football and games
Covering four floors of a beautiful Victorian                     The modern and spacious student lounge on             In the student lounge you can also play table
building, the school benefits from a lot of light,                the first floor is popular for socialising. With      football, X-box or watch movies on the plasma
contributing to a bright and happy atmosphere!                    plenty of comfortable seating, as well as coffee      screen TV. We regularly invite students along for
                                                                  and refreshments, it is the perfect place to hang     table football tournaments and movie nights as
                                                                  out with new friends in between classes or at         part of the social programme.
                                                                  lunch time.

*Voted one of the world's friendliest cities by Rough Guides users (2015); and Top 10 Best Cities in Travel by Lonely Planet (2015 and 2016).

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Bright and modern classrooms

Our students 2016/2017                                                                             Age range                                                                                                             Top 10 nationality mix
                                                                                                                                                                                           16-17:
A warm welcome to our Manchester school in
the heart of the city!
                                                                                                        40+:
                                                                                                         12%
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12
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Manchester is one of the most exciting cities in                                                    31-39:                                average age:

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the UK. With so much to do and see, we are sure                                                                                                     27                                     18-25:
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you are going to enjoy your stay.                                                                                                             years old
                                                                                                    26-30:                                                                                                                  Saudi               Swiss            Kuwaiti
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Min. age: 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3   %

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Number of students (weekly average)                                                                Length of stay (weeks)

Sep 111
       100        200          300
                                       Mar
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                                                                           200               300
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                69       Total number
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Oct    129                             Apr         131
Nov 115                                May         133                                                                                    average stay:
Dec      94                            Jun         130                                                  5-12:                                         5                                    1-4:                          Gender
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Jan    123                             Jul                        200                                                                                                                                                               %                             %
Feb    132                             Aug                  180

Total number of students taught 2016/17: 1,151                                                                                                                                                                               male                           female

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Trip to the National Football Museum

THE COST OF THINGS IN MANCHESTER

1-week bus pass������������������������������������������������������ £17.50
Monthly bus pass����������������������������������������������������������� £61
Open-top bus sightseeing tour����������������������£17.50
Chill Factore Indoor Ski
and Snowboarding�������������������������������������������������������� £20
Manchester City Football Match�������������� from £22
Dinner in the Northern Quarter��������������������£7-£12
Pint of beer���������������������������������������������������������������������£3.50

                                                                                          Street art in the Northern Quarter

A vibrant social programme
Examples of social activities include
conversation club, film nights, bowling,
visits to art galleries and museums, football
stadium tours, and weekend trips across the
UK in association with Smile Adventures, to
places such as Edinburgh, Stratford Upon Avon,
London, Stonehenge.
A small charge (£3 - £15) is required for some
activities, while others are free of charge.
Prices for full-day and weekend trips around
the UK & Europe range from £20 - £280.

                                                                                          You will make friends from many different countries
                                                                                          during social activities in and around Manchester.
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Liberty Point, year-round student residence

Accommodation – what you                             Useful tips and advice
need to know                                         Liberty Point student apartments are located             Manchester, with easy public transport links
Homestay and residential options are available       within 10 minutes of the school on foot,                 to the school.
at Manchester. All the accommodation is              with 6 students per apartment and fully-                 M.A.R.S.A is our student house, available
inspected by our Accommodation Manager on            equipped kitchens.                                       exclusively to Manchester students. It is a
a regular basis and is within reasonable walking     When booking homestays, we always try                    well-maintained house and communal areas
distance of a bus stop.                              to meet students’ requests, and our hosts are            are cleaned weekly. There is also a fully-equipped
                                                     often located in the popular residential areas of        kitchen, as well as laundry facilities and a living
                                                     Prestwich, Middleton, Alkrington and South               room with a large flat screen TV.

                               HOMESTAY                               STUDENT HOUSE                                  YEAR-ROUND RESIDENCE
AVAILABILITY                   • All year round                       • All year round                               • All year round

LOCATION                       • The majority of our families are    • L ocated within a residential area          • S
                                                                                                                        tudent residence campus located
                                  in Prestwich, Middleton,               of North Manchester                           within 5 minutes’ walk of Piccadilly
                                  Alkrington and South Manchester,                                                     Train Station
                                  with easy public transport links
                                  to the school

HOME TO SCHOOL: average • 30 - 45 minutes                             • 15 minutes by bus                            • 10 minutes on foot
public transport journey

BOOKING OPTIONS                 S Single room or shared room          • Single room                                 • Single
                               (only available to 2 students          • Shared room (only available to
                               booking together)                         2 students booking together)

MEAL PLANS                     S   Full Board                         • Self-catering: kitchens are modern and equipped with cookers, cutlery,
                                                                         cooking utensils, linen
                               S   & Half Board

BATHROOM                       S   Shared                              S   Private or shared                         • Private bathroom

INTERNET ACCESS                • Internet access is available at     • Free internet access                         • Free internet access
& OTHER FACILITIES               most homestays. Please check
                                 with us at the time of booking

OTHER INFORMATION              • Bed linen and towels provided        • B ed linen provided but please bring        • B ed linen provided but please bring
                               • Access to complimentry laundry         your own towels                                your own towels
                                 facilities available weekly          • Only available to students over 18          • Only available to students over
                               • Study desk, washing machine,           years old                                      18 years old
                                  living room, TV                     • Study desk, access to washing               • Study desk, access to launderette,
                                                                         machine, common room, large flat               living room, kitchen TV
                                                                         screen TV, kitchen

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York – the UK’s most charming
and historic city
Small and friendly, the city of York is bursting with history,
from its narrow cobbled streets to its ancient City Walls!

Rebecca Mason | School Director
Our friendly team looks forward to welcoming
you to our school – they will help you develop
your English and ensure you have a great time.

KEY FACTS

   Historic City       Self-Study Centre      Specialist Teacher
fascinating things         perfect for         Training Centre
   to see & do           extra practice       year-round courses

                                                                   The heart of England
                                                                   With a large student population, there is a fun and social atmosphere in this beautiful English city.
       Free WiFi           Interactive         Common rooms        Small and convenient, it is easy to find your way around by foot and you will quickly get to know the
      throughout          Whiteboards           a calm place
     the building     in many classrooms           to relax
                                                                   best local restaurants, bars and cafés!
                                                                   Housed in delightful Georgian buildings on a quiet street in the city centre, our school – formerly
                                                                   known as English Language Centre York – is the ideal location from which to explore this ancient and
                                                                   intimate British city.
     Library             Outdoor patios           Job Club
  find reference      socialise here between      write CVs &
  material here          & after lessons       covering letters

With a wealth of academic and student welfare experience, the school celebrates
20 years of teaching in 2018, and is the only Equals-accredited school in York.

Library and study centre                                           Classrooms                                           Student common room
Our York school offers a self-study centre                         There are 23 classrooms in the school, divided       Students normally socialise in the common
and library equipped with a large range of                         between four school buildings on either side         room, playing table tennis or chatting over
educational resources to help you with your                        of a quiet street. The classrooms are of a good      coffee between class.
studies.                                                           size and many include interactive whiteboards
The room is also a great break-out area for                        or projector screens.
students to work on class projects!

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Our students 2016/2017                                                                                                               Age range                                                                                                                          Top 10 nationality mix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16-17:
Welcome to the historic heart of England!
The school is proud to have so many
                                                                                                                                                40+:
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long-standing, talented and dedicated staff who                                                                                                                                   average age:
all take pride in their school. We look forward to
welcoming you to York very soon.
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                                                                                                                                     Length of stay (weeks)

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THE COST OF THINGS IN YORK                                                                         Weekly social programme
                                                                                                        Every week the school organises a variety of
     Week bus pass������������������������������������������������������������������£15
                                                                                                        social activities that are perfect for meeting new
     Monthly bus pass������������������������������������������������������������£49                   people and practising your English. Activities
     Boat trip����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� £9   include table tennis, museum trips, live music
     Open-top bus��������������������������������������������������������������������£13               nights, theatre and cinema trips.
     York Minster & Tower���������������������������������������������������£15                        A small charge (£5-£20) is required for some
     York’s Chocolate Story�����������������������������������������£11.50                             activities, while others are free of charge.
     Pint of Beer���������������������������������������������������������������������������� £5
     Prices correct as of September 2017.
     Subject to change.

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Accommodation – what you need
                                                                                                            to know
                                                                                                            Our homestay and residential accommodation
                                                                                                            is inspected on a regular basis and is within
                                                                                                            reasonable walking distance of a bus stop.
                                                                                                            With our homestay hosts you will benefit from
                                                                                                            an authentic opportunity to practise English in
                                                                                                            real-life contexts. Our hosts come from diverse
                                                                                                            backgrounds and will look after you well during
                                                                                                            your stay in the UK.
                                                                                                            The school has a dedicated Welfare and
                                                                                                            Accommodation Officer who is there to support
                                                                                                            you throughout your stay.
                                                                                                            The best way to travel around York is by bus
                                                                                                            or on foot. There is a good bus network and all
                                                                                                            homestay families are located close to a bus
                                                                                Communal Hub at Vita        stop that links directly to the school.

                                                                           Bedroom at Student Castle                      Private bathroom at Student Castle

                               STANDARD/EXECUTIVE HOMESTAY            VITA STUDENTS RESIDENCE                        STUDENT CASTLE RESIDENCE
AVAILABILITY                   S   &   E   All year round             • All year round                               • All year round

LOCATION                        S & E All our families are located    • L ocated only 15 minutes from the city     • 10 minutes’ walk from two
                               within a 6-mile radius of the city        centre on foot, Vita Student is also close    supermarkets and City Centre
                               centre and are accessible by direct       to nearby amenities as well as the city's     attractions
                               bus routes                                main attractions.

HOME TO SCHOOL: average        S   &   E   45 minutes                 • 15 minutes on foot                           • 10 minutes on foot
public transport journey

BOOKING OPTIONS                S  & E Single room                    • S
                                                                        elf- contained single Studio apartment      • Single
                                                                       with a private bathroom and fully fitted      • Share an apartment with 4 other
                               S  & E Shared room. (Only available
                                                                       kitchen and study space
                               to 2 students booking together. Small                                                    international students
                               number of rooms available – please
                               check at the time of booking.)

MEAL PLANS                     S   &   E   Half Board                 • S
                                                                         elf-catering: modern kitchens              • S
                                                                                                                        elf-catering: kitchens are modern
                                                                        equipped with cookers, cutlery and             and equipped with cookers, cutlery,
                                                                        cooking utensils. Free 'Grab and Go'           cooking utensils, linen
                                                                        breakfast every weekday

BATHROOM                       S   Shared      E   Private bathroom   • Private bathroom                            • Private bathroom

INTERNET ACCESS                 S & E Internet access is available    • F ree internet                              • Free internet
& OTHER FACILITIES             at most homestays. Please check        • SMART TV with internet access in
                               with us at the time of booking.           each apartment

OTHER INFORMATION               S & E Bed linen and towels            • B ed linen provided. Please bring your      • B ed linen provided. Please bring
                               provided                                  own towels                                    your own towels
                                                                      • Only available to students over             • Only available to students over
                                                                         18 years old                                   18 years old
                                                                      • Access to laundry facilities, on-site gym   • Access to laundry facilities, on-site
                                                                         and common rooms                               gym and common rooms
                                                                      • 24 hour security                            • 24 hour security, free and unlimited
                                                                                                                        use of the residence’s bikes

S   Standard   E   Executive
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