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 (FCE, CAE), IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Student house
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

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

In the heart of London, our partner school is a stone's throw from Covent Garden and the British Museum. The 2 school buildings overlook Bloomsbury Square, 5 minutes from the Holborn tube station. The 12 classrooms are spacious and, during the high season, 8 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 Job Club for those students who want to work part-time during their studies. This free service will keep you updated on the labour laws in the UK and job offers (shops, hotels, bars, etc.) and help you 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

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Part-Time course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 275.-
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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
275
505
510
2
500
915
925
3
725
1325
1340
4
950
1735
1755
6
1400
2555
2585
8
1850
3375
3415
12
2450
4715
4775
16
3250
6255
6335
24
4130
8615
8735
Extra week (24+)
170
355
360
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 325.-
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
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
325
555
560
2
600
1015
1025
3
875
1475
1490
4
1150
1935
1955
6
1700
2855
2885
8
2250
3775
3815
12
3050
5315
5375
16
4050
7055
7135
24
5330
9815
9935
Extra week (24+)
220
405
410
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 355.-
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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
355
585
590
2
660
1075
1085
3
965
1565
1580
4
1270
2055
2075
6
1880
3035
3065
8
2490
4015
4055
12
3410
5675
5735
16
4530
7535
7615
24
5930
10415
10535
Extra week (24+)
245
430
435
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 385.-
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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
385
615
620
2
720
1135
1145
3
1055
1655
1670
4
1390
2175
2195
6
2060
3215
3245
8
2730
4255
4295
12
3770
6035
6095
16
5010
8015
8095
24
6530
11015
11135
Extra week (24+)
270
455
460
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Business course 25

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 355.-
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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
355
585
590
2
660
1075
1085
3
965
1565
1580
4
1270
2055
2075
6
1880
3035
3065
8
2490
4015
4055
12
3410
5675
5735
Extra week (12+)
280
465
470
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Business course 30

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 385.-
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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
385
615
620
2
720
1135
1145
3
1055
1655
1670
4
1390
2175
2195
6
2060
3215
3245
8
2730
4255
4295
12
3770
6035
6095
Extra week (12+)
310
495
500
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Cambridge course (FCE) 25 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 6 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1310.-
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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
4
1310
2095
2115
6
1920
3075
3105
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
02.07 / 30.07.2018
Starting dates 6 wk
05.02 / 09.04 / 01.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Cambridge course (CAE) 25 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 4 / 6 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1310.-
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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
4
1310
2095
2115
6
1920
3075
3105
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
30.07.2018
Starting dates 6 wk
05.02 / 09.04 / 15.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Cambridge course (CAE) 25 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1310.-
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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
4+1
1310
2280
2305
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
25.06.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

IELTS course 20

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 325.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 “speaking & listening”)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
325
555
560
2
600
1015
1025
4
1150
1935
1955
6
1700
2855
2885
8
2250
3775
3815
12
3050
5315
5375
24
5330
9815
9935
Extra week (24+)
220
405
410
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

IELTS course 25

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 355.-
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 “speaking & listening” + 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 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
355
585
590
2
660
1075
1085
4
1270
2055
2075
6
1880
3035
3065
8
2490
4015
4055
12
3410
5675
5735
24
5930
10415
10535
Extra week (24+)
245
430
435
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

IELTS course 30

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 385.-
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(15 IELTS + 5 “speaking & listening” + 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 (Mon-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
385
615
620
2
720
1135
1145
4
1390
2175
2195
6
2060
3215
3245
8
2730
4255
4295
12
3770
6035
6095
24
6530
11015
11135
Extra week (24+)
270
455
460
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 455.-
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
Not available in July/August
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
455
685
690
2
860
1275
1285
4
1670
2455
2475
6
2480
3635
3665
8
3290
4815
4855
12
4610
6875
6935
24
8450
12935
13055
Extra week (24+)
350
535
540
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

TOEFL course (Summer)

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 9 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 720.-
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 TOEFL mini-group during July-August)
Course duration
2 - 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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
2
720
1135
1145
4
1390
2175
2195
8
2730
4255
4295
Extra week (8+)
0
185
190
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 2 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08 / 13.08 / 20.08.2018
Starting dates 3 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08 / 13.08.2018
Starting dates 4 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08.2018
Starting dates 5 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07.2018
Starting dates 6 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07.2018
Starting dates 7 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
02.07 / 09.07.2018
Starting dates 9 wk
02.07.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 455.-
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
Not available in July/August
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
455
685
690
2
860
1275
1285
4
1670
2455
2475
6
2480
3635
3665
8
3290
4815
4855
12
4610
6875
6935
24
8450
12935
13055
Extra week (24+)
350
535
540
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

TOEIC course (Summer)

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 9 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 720.-
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 TOEIC mini-group during July-August)
Course duration
2 - 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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
2
720
1135
1145
4
1390
2175
2195
8
2730
4255
4295
Extra week (8+)
0
185
190
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 2 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08 / 13.08 / 20.08.2018
Starting dates 3 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08 / 13.08.2018
Starting dates 4 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08.2018
Starting dates 5 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07.2018
Starting dates 6 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07.2018
Starting dates 7 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
02.07 / 09.07.2018
Starting dates 9 wk
02.07.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

English + Cooking

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 900.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 6 of 60 minutes
(20 general + 6 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)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
2
900
1315
1325
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 65 GBP
Privatundervisning online (min. 5 lessons/week) (per lesson) (before departure)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
40 GBP
Internship placement fee (4-24 weeks) 495 GBP
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (FCE, CAE) 170 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) 160 GBP
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl (approximately) 135 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 26 GBP
Extra night with host family, private bathroom 39 GBP
Extra night in a Student House 28 GBP
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 19.05, 10.11.2018 CAE: 17.03, 19.05, 24.11.2018)
Holiday retention fee (accommodation)
Host family: 50% of the standard weekly price Student House / Residence: 100% of the standard weekly price
Supplement (Arrival / departure from 10pm to 8am. - Arrival possible until 11pm) 30 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 28 GBP
Christmas with the host family (23.12-29.12.2018) 60 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 125 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 125 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Stansted, Luton) 125 GBP
Train station transfer (St. Pancras) 95 GBP

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Liberty Plaza, Zone 1, ages 18 and over)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (The Collective, Zone 2, ages 18 and over)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Victoria Halls (30.06-01.09), Zone 1, ages 18 and over)
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom) (18+)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

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

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

766 students gave their opinion about this school

22 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Top tijd gehad. Londen is een geweldige stad en de taalreis is een hele goede manier om nieuwe internationale vrienden te maken. School bevindt zich op een mooie en centrale locatie in Londen en doet zijn best om de leerlingen zich thuis te laten voelen in Londen. Fijne accommodatie! Mooie moderne kamers en een gezellige keuken.
3 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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25 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Geweldig! Leraren en mij klas was top! Echt een super goede tijd gehad dankzij hen!
3 weeks, May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ik durf met meer zelfvertrouwen te spreken. »
School highlights
« Hele goede docenten!!!!!!! Goede service met betrekking tot lessen wisselen voor niveau. Erg fijne mensen!! »
18 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, April 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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44 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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« Sehr netter Schulleiter! »
21 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
9 weeks, March – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
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21 years old - France
/ 5
12 weeks, February – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
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30 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 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)
This option allows several students from the school to share accommodation during their stay. Staying in your own room, you'll share the common areas and facilities (kitchen, bathroom, etc.) with the other students. Wi-Fi is free. The student houses are located in zone 3 of central London, around 35 minutes from the language school by public transport.

"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.

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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 private, fully equipped kitchenette! 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.

Residence Victoria Halls (from 18 years, 30.06-01.09)
This chic residence enjoys a great location near King’s Cross and Camden Town. Your private, ensuite room includes bed linen (bring your own towels), a desk, chair and storage space. When you feel like being social, prepare meals with your flatmates in the shared kitchen or watch TV in the living area. You’ll also have access to the gym, spacious study areas, a courtyard and a rooftop terraced garden. Rest easy with 24/7 security, plus bike storage and laundry facilities. The school can be reached in a 35-minute walk or in 20-25 minutes by public transport!

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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ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your language stay in the United Kingdom

Save on your language stay in the United Kingdom

Book a course of 3 weeks or more plus accommodation in residence at our BSC partner schools and take advantage of this offer:

- Get a GBP 100 discount. 

Offer valid for the following destinations: 
BSC Brighton
BSC Oxford
BSC London Central
BSC London Hampstead
BSC Manchester
BSC York
BSC Edinburgh

Conditions: 
- Offer valid for all new bookings received before 15.08.2018 for any combination of course plus residence.
- Minimum stay: 3 weeks.

To find out more or to take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 23.05.2018
Free flights

Free flights

Free return flight to London offered by ESL for courses of 12 weeks and upwards. 

Valid for all enrolments at the BSC school in London Central

The programme must be booked no later than 6 weeks prior to the course start (subject to availability). To see all conditions, please consult our terms and conditions. 

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

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