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English school in London: BSC London Central

Key points

  • Central location (Holborn tube station)
  • Student room equipped with state-of-the-art technology
  • Wide choice of academic programmes
  • Great mix of nationalities
  • Job Club

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Student house
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Italy, South Korea, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
938 authentic opinions

In the heart of London, our partner school is a stone's throw away from Covent Garden. The two school buildings overlook Bloomsbury Square, five minutes from Holborn station. The 12 classrooms are spacious, and during high season eight additional rooms are available to welcome more international students. Teachers use interactive boards and advanced technologies to make their classes more interesting. You'll love the relaxed atmosphere, the student room (with tablets and free Wi-Fi) and the covered garden, ideal for a coffee or lunch break with your fellow students. Don't miss the free Job Club if you want to work part-time during your studies for updates on labour laws in the UK, job offers (shops, hotels, bars, etc.) and help out with your CV!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • Learning Progress Guarantee
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Part-Time course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 300.- GBP
Lessons
15 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
300 GBP
540 GBP
530 GBP
2
550 GBP
985 GBP
965 GBP
3
800 GBP
1430 GBP
1400 GBP
4
1050 GBP
1875 GBP
1835 GBP
6
1550 GBP
2765 GBP
2705 GBP
8
2050 GBP
3655 GBP
3575 GBP
12
2750 GBP
5135 GBP
5015 GBP
16
3650 GBP
6815 GBP
6655 GBP
24
5090 GBP
9815 GBP
9575 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 350.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
350 GBP
590 GBP
580 GBP
2
650 GBP
1085 GBP
1065 GBP
3
950 GBP
1580 GBP
1550 GBP
4
1250 GBP
2075 GBP
2035 GBP
6
1850 GBP
3065 GBP
3005 GBP
8
2450 GBP
4055 GBP
3975 GBP
12
3350 GBP
5735 GBP
5615 GBP
16
4450 GBP
7615 GBP
7455 GBP
24
5930 GBP
10655 GBP
10415 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 390.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
390 GBP
630 GBP
620 GBP
2
730 GBP
1165 GBP
1145 GBP
3
1070 GBP
1700 GBP
1670 GBP
4
1410 GBP
2235 GBP
2195 GBP
6
2090 GBP
3305 GBP
3245 GBP
8
2770 GBP
4375 GBP
4295 GBP
12
3830 GBP
6215 GBP
6095 GBP
16
5090 GBP
8255 GBP
8095 GBP
24
6770 GBP
11495 GBP
11255 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 430.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
430 GBP
670 GBP
660 GBP
2
810 GBP
1245 GBP
1225 GBP
3
1190 GBP
1820 GBP
1790 GBP
4
1570 GBP
2395 GBP
2355 GBP
6
2330 GBP
3545 GBP
3485 GBP
8
3090 GBP
4695 GBP
4615 GBP
12
4310 GBP
6695 GBP
6575 GBP
16
5730 GBP
8895 GBP
8735 GBP
24
7610 GBP
12335 GBP
12095 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Business course 25

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 390.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 business)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
390 GBP
630 GBP
620 GBP
2
730 GBP
1165 GBP
1145 GBP
3
1070 GBP
1700 GBP
1670 GBP
4
1410 GBP
2235 GBP
2195 GBP
6
2090 GBP
3305 GBP
3245 GBP
8
2770 GBP
4375 GBP
4295 GBP
12
3830 GBP
6215 GBP
6095 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Business course 30

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 430.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(25 general + 5 business)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
430 GBP
670 GBP
660 GBP
2
810 GBP
1245 GBP
1225 GBP
3
1190 GBP
1820 GBP
1790 GBP
4
1570 GBP
2395 GBP
2355 GBP
6
2330 GBP
3545 GBP
3485 GBP
8
3090 GBP
4695 GBP
4615 GBP
12
4310 GBP
6695 GBP
6575 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Cambridge course (B2 First) 25 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 6 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1455.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 / 6 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
4
1455 GBP
2280 GBP
2240 GBP
6
2135 GBP
3350 GBP
3290 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07 / 29.07.2019
Starting dates 6 wk
04.02 / 08.04 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 25 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 4 / 6 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1455.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 / 6 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
4
1455 GBP
2280 GBP
2240 GBP
6
2135 GBP
3350 GBP
3290 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
29.07.2019
Starting dates 6 wk
04.02 / 08.04 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 25 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1455.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
4+1
1455 GBP
2475 GBP
2425 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
24.06.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

IELTS course 20

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 350.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
350 GBP
590 GBP
580 GBP
2
650 GBP
1085 GBP
1065 GBP
4
1250 GBP
2075 GBP
2035 GBP
6
1850 GBP
3065 GBP
3005 GBP
8
2450 GBP
4055 GBP
3975 GBP
12
3350 GBP
5735 GBP
5615 GBP
24
5930 GBP
10655 GBP
10415 GBP
Extra week (24+)
245 GBP
440 GBP
430 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

IELTS course 25

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 390.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 10 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
390 GBP
630 GBP
620 GBP
2
730 GBP
1165 GBP
1145 GBP
4
1410 GBP
2235 GBP
2195 GBP
6
2090 GBP
3305 GBP
3245 GBP
8
2770 GBP
4375 GBP
4295 GBP
12
3830 GBP
6215 GBP
6095 GBP
24
6770 GBP
11495 GBP
11255 GBP
Extra week (24+)
280 GBP
475 GBP
465 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

IELTS course 30

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 430.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 15 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
430 GBP
670 GBP
660 GBP
2
810 GBP
1245 GBP
1225 GBP
4
1570 GBP
2395 GBP
2355 GBP
6
2330 GBP
3545 GBP
3485 GBP
8
3090 GBP
4695 GBP
4615 GBP
12
4310 GBP
6695 GBP
6575 GBP
24
7610 GBP
12335 GBP
12095 GBP
Extra week (24+)
315 GBP
510 GBP
500 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 480.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 of 60 minutes one-to-one
(15 general + 5 options + 2 TOEFL one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20–16:40 (2x/week) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Not available in July/August
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
480 GBP
720 GBP
710 GBP
2
910 GBP
1345 GBP
1325 GBP
4
1770 GBP
2595 GBP
2555 GBP
6
2630 GBP
3845 GBP
3785 GBP
8
3490 GBP
5095 GBP
5015 GBP
12
4910 GBP
7295 GBP
7175 GBP
24
9050 GBP
13775 GBP
13535 GBP
Extra week (24+)
375 GBP
570 GBP
560 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

TOEFL course (Summer)

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 9 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 440.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 TOEFL mini-group during July-August)
Course duration
1 - 9 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mo-Fri) + 14:20–16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Available from 01.07 until 30.08.2019
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
2
830 GBP
1265 GBP
1245 GBP
4
1610 GBP
2435 GBP
2395 GBP
8
3170 GBP
4775 GBP
4695 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 27.08.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 480.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 of 60 minutes one-to-one
(15 general + 5 options + 2 TOEIC one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 (Mo-Fri) + 14:20–16:40 (2x/week) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Not available in July/August
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
480 GBP
720 GBP
710 GBP
2
910 GBP
1345 GBP
1325 GBP
4
1770 GBP
2595 GBP
2555 GBP
6
2630 GBP
3845 GBP
3785 GBP
8
3490 GBP
5095 GBP
5015 GBP
12
4910 GBP
7295 GBP
7175 GBP
24
9050 GBP
13775 GBP
13535 GBP
Extra week (24+)
375 GBP
570 GBP
560 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

TOEIC course (Summer)

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 9 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 440.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 TOEIC mini-group during July-August)
Course duration
1 - 9 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mo-Fri) + 14:20–16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Available from 01.07 until 30.08.2019
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
2
830 GBP
1265 GBP
1245 GBP
4
1610 GBP
2435 GBP
2395 GBP
8
3170 GBP
4775 GBP
4695 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 27.08.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

English + Cooking

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 950.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 3 of 60 minutes
(20 general + 3 cooking)
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 + cooking (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
2
950 GBP
1385 GBP
1365 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 75 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (5 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
220 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (10 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
390 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (20 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
750 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (30 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
1100 GBP
Internship placement fee (4-24 weeks) 495 GBP
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (B2 First, C1 Advanced) 170 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) 160 GBP
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl (approximately) 160 GBP
Placement fee (under 18 y.o.) (Supplement) 30 GBP
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) (Student House / Residence)
Credit card details or deposit paid with cash
150 GBP
Extra night with host family 28 GBP
Extra night with host family, private bathroom 40 GBP
Extra night in a Student House 28 GBP
Additional night compulsory (B2 First: 18.05, 14.12.2019 C1 Advanced: 16.03, 18.05, 14.12.2019)
Holiday retention fee (accommodation)
Host family: 50% of the standard weekly price Student House / Residence: 100% of the standard weekly price
Supplement (Arrival after 10pm) 30 GBP
Special diet (per week) 30 GBP
Christmas with the host family (22.12-28.12.2019) 60 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 30.06-24.08.2019) 15 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 130 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 130 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Stansted) 130 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Luton) 130 GBP
Train station transfer (St. Pancras) 100 GBP

Other accommodation options

Student house, single room, no meals (Zone 2)
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Zone 2)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Liberty Plaza, Zone 1, +18 y.o.)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (The Collective, Zone 2, +18 y.o.)
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom) (18+)

Course info

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These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

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938 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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26 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
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36 years old - Germany
/ 5
Der Aufenthalt war super und hat mir stark bei meiner Vorbereitung für die EILTS- Prüfung weiter geholfen.
6 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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18 years old - France
/ 5
C’était génial!! Je veux retourner à Londres
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Oui, de très bons cours, et le meilleur moyen de progresser c’est de discuter avec les autres »
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« Ambiances »
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
Londra: città bellissima da visitare e da vivere anche se un po' cara. Riguardo il soggiorno linguistico, penso di aver vissuto un'esperienza indimenticabile; è stato utile per migliorare la lingua inglese e affascinante per la facilità con cui si conoscono nuovi ragazzi di diverse nazionalità. Scuola fantastica, personale sempre disponibile per eventuali dubbi e/o problemi. Insegnanti chiari nelle spiegazioni e aperto al confronto con i ragazzi ( utile per allenare la lingua) GRAZIE ESL
2 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Anche se è durato solo due settimane penso che questo soggiorno mi abbia aiutato molto nel fare progressi con la lingua perchè si è costretti a parlare solo inglese dunque si acquista una scioltezza e sicurezza che difficilmente si "impara" a scuola. »
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« Le attività proposte e varie e tutte abbastanza interessanti. »
26 years old - Italy
/ 5
Amazing Teachers are the best! They were kind, funny and very good at explaining. Very organized.
1 week, August – September 2019
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« Il metodo dell’insegnamento e l’interculturalità. »
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« Hyde Park »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Ja, durch das Sprechen ausschliesslich in Englisch. »
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« Zentrale Lage, gute Erreichbarkeit mit ÖV »
53 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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« Insegnanti e staff competenti e disponibili.Posizione centralissima, si è vicinissimi alla londra classica, o comunque con i mezzi si è vicini a qualsiasi itinerario. »
19 years old - Belgium
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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28 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Testimonials

Federico Mercurio
Federico Mercurio
BSC, London Central
Duration: 20 weeks

Having an experience like mine allows you to learn English in an incredible atmosphere. First of all, London is a really huge and cosmopolitan city where you can have anything you want at any time! This city offers a lot of attractions like museums, art galleries, nightclubs and of course, for those who are "shopaholics", a lot of shopping streets. Secondly, the school is in the centre of London, about 5 minutes by foot from the tube station. It's where you spend a lot of time and it's where you meet people from everywhere and create good friendships with them.

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Florian Saint-Genes
Florian Saint-Genes
BSC, London Central
Duration: 24 weeks

My stay at British Study Centres really opened my mind because of the different countries represented.The lessons are well organised, there is a good atmosphere and the teachers are very kind.

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Magaly Mendes
Magaly Mendes
BSCLondon Central
Duration: 24 weeks

My name is Magaly, I’m Portuguese and I come from Switzerland. I’ve been studying English for six months and I have to say that it was an amazing experience. After the precious advice of ESL, I have decided to go to London to improve my English and it was the best decision I ever took. London is a wonderful city where I enjoyed my time and where I felt like at home even if in the beginning I felt little homesick. British Study Centres is the best school where I could go to improve my English. All of my teachers were very experienced so I found it very easy to pick up English, and the staff was really nice and helpful when I arrived there without knowing a lot about English. Today, I can say that I’ve improved my English, I’ve met a lot of amazing people and that it was on of the best experience of my life. Thanks to BSC and of course ESL!

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Host family
Host families are carefully selected by our partner school. They all live near a tube or train station, usually in zone 3 or 4, but sometimes in zone 5. You'll stay in a single or twin bedroom (if travelling with somebody else) and will have the choice of half-board (breakfast and dinner), breakfast only or access to the kitchen to prepare your own meals. Bed linen is provided, but bring your own towels. To reach the school, please allow about 45 minutes by bus, train or tube.

Student house (from 18 years)
Enjoy the social environement of this confortbale Student House, located in a lively area in south London (zone 2). You’ll stay in a single or twin room with shared bathroom (private bathroom available at an extra cost) , and share the kitchen and the living room with your housemates. Bed linen is provided, but not towels. Wi-Fi is available free of charge, there are coin-opearted laundry facilities and common areas are cleaned every week. The school is 35-45 minutes away by metro, while the city centre is reachable in 30 minutes. Public transports are available 24h.

Liberty Plaza residence (from 18 years)
Located a few minutes' walk from Aldgate and Tower Hill underground stations in zone 1 and 30 minutes from the school by public transport, the residence provides easy access to all areas of central London. Close to the residence you will find the vibrant area of Shoreditch and its shops, markets, restaurants and bars. All rooms are modern, with your own private bathroom and free internet access. In addition, there are excellent shared common rooms and kitchen facilities for you to cook meals. A great place to socialise with the other international guests, the common room area is complete with Wi-Fi, study booths, comfortable sofas, a large widescreen television, Sky TV, DVD-player and games consoles. Other facilities include a free on-site gym and fitness studio as well as music practice rooms.

The Collective residence (from 18 years)
Stay in a student residence with all kinds of facilities! About 45 minutes from the school by public transport, you’ll sleep in a modern, single room with private bathroom, bed linen, a desk, chair, storage space and free Wi-Fi. You’ll even have a fully equipped kitchenette to share with your flatmates! Enjoy the gym, sauna, library and the garden while relaxing and socialising with other students. A coin-operated laundry room is available onsite, as well as 24/7 security service.

Liberty Plaza Residence

General information

Liberty Plaza is located in East London in travel zone 1, providing easy access to central London and the school. Aldgate East, Aldgate and Tower Hill underground stations are all just a few minutes walk from residence. Close by you will find the vibrant area of Shoreditch and Brick Lane which offers a variety of shops, markets, galleries, restaurants and bars.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
Underground
Average public transport cost:
weekly travelcard zones 1-2 ~31 GBP / monthly travelcard zones 1-2 ~121 GBP
Walking distance to public transport:
4 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
1 minute
Coffee shops:
1 minute
Restaurants:
1 minute
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
6 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 14:00
Saturday until 10:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
Students have to get a laundry card, which costs 5 GBP and has a 3,50 GBP credit. Each wash costs 2.50 GBP and 1 GBP for the dryer. Students are responsible for buying their washing liquid.
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden
Courtyard
Yes
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible
some rooms outside our commitment are accessible but on request only
No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym
Free access
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
45 rooms
min.: 14 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper
only one roll provided upon arrival
No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Once a week, on Monday
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Wood
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

Whatever you want in life, you can find in London. Do you want great shopping? You can enjoy some of the best in the world. Sports facilities? Use those built for the 2012 Summer Olympics (or a whole range of others). Cultural activities? Visit world-class museums for free, catch a famous band or just soak up the energy of the streets. The school organises activities to help you make the most out of your time in the city and to meet your fellow students. A cinema night, a visit to the Parliament, a cruise on the Thames or a tour at the BBC studios – enjoy all these opportunities to visit the city with your new friends! And during the weekend, we recommend you go on an excursion to Bath, Stonehenge, Cambridge or Oxford.

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