English Courses

The London School of English: Joint number 1 English language school in the UK

To learn to use English confidently in your work, studies and life you need an English school which focuses on your individual goals, provides high-quality teaching, and a helpful environment. Founded in 1912, The London School of English provides just that.

You will have experienced English trainers, a choice of English courses, and course content to meet your needs. Our clients rate their experience as 'Excellent' on Trustpilot.

Our Virtual Groups courses enable you to experience the high quality training that we are known for. Delivered through virtual classrooms, our courses are ideal for ambitious people who want to learn new skills and be confident in a wide range of professional and social situations.

Both our London and Canterbury centres have perfect scores from the British Council inspection with 14 out of 14 areas of strength - the first time any school has had two centres achieve maximum results. According to the EL Gazette rankings based on British Council inspectors' publishable statements, this ranks us as the joint number 1 English school in the UK. View full report for London here and Canterbury here. Choose your English course in the Course Finder below.

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IELTS preparation Course in London

Prepares you for the academic IELTS exam. Hands-on practice, exam strategies, mock tests. 24 full hours per week of intensive lessons.

  • Location London
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 12
  • Course Age Min age: 18
    Average: 25
  • Course Duration Min duration: 4 weeks
  • Course Price £1800 for 4 weeks
  • Start Dates Recommended start dates

English Level

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Business and Professional English - Virtual Groups

This course is for professionals who want to improve their business English skills without needing to travel to our centres in the UK.

  • Location Online
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 6
  • Course Age Min age: 20
  • Course Duration Min duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Course Price £450 per week
  • Start Dates every Monday

English Level

  • 1
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General English - Virtual Groups

This course is for people who want to improve their general English skills without needing to travel to our centres.

  • Location Online
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 8
  • Course Age Min age: 16
  • Course Duration Min duration: 1 - 20 weeks
  • Course Price £295 per week
  • Start Dates every Monday

English Level

  • 1
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Skype English Lessons

Learn English on Skype with one of our experienced trainers. Our Skype English lessons are entirely customised to your goals.

  • Location Online
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 1
  • Course Age Min age: 18
  • Course Duration Min duration: 5 hours
  • Course Price £60 per hour
  • Start Dates Bespoke

English Level

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Business and Professional English 30+

For professionals working internationally. Gain confidence speaking, understanding, presenting and negotiating. Content is customised to your needs. Small groups.

  • Location London
  • Location Canterbury
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 8 (London) or 6 (Canterbury)
  • Course Age Min age: 30
    Average: 42
  • Course Duration Min duration: 1 week
  • Course Price From £740 per week
  • Start Dates Every Monday

English Level

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Level 1 (Beginner)

I do not speak any English.

Level 2 (Elementary)

I can say and understand a few things in English.

Level 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

I can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficulty.

Level 4 (Low Intermediate)

I can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.

Level 5 (Intermediate)

I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

Level 6 (Upper Intermediate)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 7 (Pre-Advanced)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 8 (Advanced)

I speak and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary.

Level 9 (Very Advanced)

I speak and understand English completely fluently.