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 in London, Canterbury or online, and course content to meet your needs. Our clients rate their experience as 'Excellent' on Trustpilot.

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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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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Individual English Training

One-to-one English lessons with a very experienced trainer. Your trainer will prepare an individualised plan after discussing your goals with you.

  • Location London
  • Location Canterbury
  • Location In Company
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 1 to 1, or small groups of 2-3
  • Course Age Min age: 18
  • Course Duration Min duration: 15 hours
  • Course Price From £80 per hour in person
  • Start Dates Flexible

English Level

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Intensive General English

Practical English in small groups. Friendly and creative trainers. Content adapted to your needs. Intensive lessons: 60 minutes each. Guest speakers.

  • Location London
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 12
  • Course Age Min age: 18
    Average: 29
  • Course Duration Min duration: 2 weeks
  • Course Price From £430 per week
  • Start Dates Any Monday

English Level

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General English 30+ course

For adults 30+ years old. Content based on your needs. Small groups (8 people maximum). Full immersion, social activities and lunches with trainers.

  • Location London
  • Location Canterbury
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 8
  • Course Age Min age: 30
    Average: 44
  • Course Duration Min duration: 1 week
  • Course Price £665
  • Start Dates Any Monday

English Level

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Legal English 20-30

This three-week legal English course is for newly qualified lawyers and law students aged 20-30 and covers a range of legal topics with a focus on contract drafting, legal case studies, negotiations and participation in meetings.

  • Location London
  • Maximum Students Max group size: 10
  • Course Age Min age: 20
    Average: 24
  • Course Duration Min duration: 3 weeks
  • Course Price £1770 for 3 weeks
  • Start Dates Recommended start dates

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.