English school in London: St Giles International London Highgate

From 356.- GBP
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Key points

  • Warm welcome and a professional environment
  • A historic and beautiful building but with plenty of modern facilities.
  • Lively and affluent district of London, close to the city-centre but green and pleasant
  • Highly experienced staff give the school an excellent academic reputation

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
14 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, etc..
ratings
176 authentic opinions

London is a city of contrasts. Each of its neighbourhoods has its own identity, and Highgate is no different! This tranquil north London suburb is the site of our partner school, located in a beautiful Victorian style house. There are 24 well-equipped classrooms, a large library, a digital language lab, a multimedia room with free Wi-Fi and tablets, plus a bookshop... the perfect environment for making friends and practising the language! Students can also enjoy excellent homemade dishes in the cafeteria, on the veranda or in the school’s lovely gardens with a picnic area. And, you can reach central London in only 20 minutes' time!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme (compulsory -16 y.o)

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 356.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
356
574
625
2
632
1038
1140
3
908
1502
1655
4
1072
1854
2058
6
1568
2726
2954
8
1960
3494
3746
12
2732
5018
5318
16
3616
6654
7002
24
4688
9230
9674
Extra week (24+)
190
378
390
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Intensive course (16+ y.o.)

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 432.-
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:40 (Mon-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
432
650
701
2
784
1190
1292
3
1136
1730
1883
4
1348
2130
2334
6
1982
3140
3368
8
2480
4014
4266
12
3464
5750
6050
16
4592
7630
7978
24
5744
10286
10730
Extra week (24+)
234
422
434
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Intensive course (14-15 y.o.)

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 474.-
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:40 (Mon-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Host family, double room, half board
1
474
704
669
2
868
1298
1228
3
1262
1892
1787
4
1516
2346
2206
6
2234
3464
3254
8
2816
4446
4166
12
3968
6398
5978
16
5264
8494
7934
24
6752
11582
10742
Extra week (24+)
276
476
441
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Standard course beginner

Beginner to Beginner, 2 - 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 660.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
2
660
1066
1168
3
950
1544
1697
4
1124
1906
2110
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
29.01 / 25.06 / 30.07 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Intensive course beginner

Beginner to Beginner, 2 - 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 820.-
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:40 (Mon-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
2
820
1226
1328
3
1190
1784
1937
4
1412
2194
2398
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
29.01 / 25.06 / 30.07 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (FCE), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 9 / 10 / 13 week(s)
8 week(s) - From GBP 1960.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8 / 9 / 10 / 13 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
8
1960
3494
3746
9
2195
3917
4181
10
2430
4340
4616
13
2953
5427
5739
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 8 wk
15.01.2018
Starting dates 9 wk
16.04 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01.2018
Starting dates 13 wk
19.03 / 17.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (FCE) 28 lessons/wk.

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 9 / 10 / 13 week(s)
8 week(s) - From GBP 2480.-
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8 / 9 / 10 / 13 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:40 (Mon-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
8
2480
4014
4266
9
2780
4502
4766
10
3080
4990
5266
13
3746
6220
6532
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 8 wk
15.01.2018
Starting dates 9 wk
16.04 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01.2018
Starting dates 13 wk
19.03 / 17.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (CAE) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 13 week(s)
9 week(s) - From GBP 2195.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
9 / 11 / 13 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
9
2195
3917
4181
11
2665
4763
5051
13
2953
5427
5739
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 9 wk
15.01 / 16.04 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates 11 wk
02.01.2018
Starting dates 13 wk
19.03 / 17.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (CAE) 28 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 13 week(s)
9 week(s) - From GBP 2780.-
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
9 / 11 / 13 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:40 (Mon-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
9
2780
4502
4766
11
3380
5478
5766
13
3746
6220
6532
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 9 wk
15.01 / 16.04 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates 11 wk
02.01.2018
Starting dates 13 wk
19.03 / 17.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1072.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
4
1072
1854
2058
8
1960
3494
3746
12
2732
5018
5318
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Combined business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 784.-
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 8 Business)
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
14 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:40 (Mon-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
2
784
1190
1292
3
1136
1730
1883
4
1348
2130
2334
6
1982
3140
3368
8
2480
4014
4266
12
3464
5750
6050
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
(Chester House: Arrival possible until 7p.m)
Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Options/Extras

Course material (varies depending on level) 50 GBP
One-to-one course (min. 5 hours/week) (per lesson) 45 GBP
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 139 GBP
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 144 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) 170 GBP
Christmas with the host family (full board) (25-26.12) 30 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (24.06 - 26.08.2018)
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Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow, London City) 79 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Luton, Stansted, Gatwick) 88 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Heathrow, London City)
Compulsory for students under age 16
158 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Luton, Stansted, Gatwick)
Compulsory for students under age 16
176 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (14-17 y.o.)
Host family, single room, breakfast (18+ y.o.)
Host family, double room, half board (18+ y.o.)
Host family, double room, half board (14-17 y.o.)
Host family, double room, breakfast (18+ y.o.)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Somerset Court )
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Chapter Highbury)

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.

4.3/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

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Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
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Leisure
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176 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Meals
17 years old - Belgium
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
17 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr effektive Sprachreise mit engagierten Lehrern und kleinen Lerngruppen. Jeden Tag wurde auf kurzweilige Art die Sprache vermittelt und ist dabei auf die individuellen Bedürfnisse jedes Einzelnen eingegangen. Zentrale aber doch ruhige Lage. London City ist schnell zu erreichen. Sehr nette und aufmerksame Gastmutter. Sonja hat sich zu jeder Zeit dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Abwechslungsreiches Essen; geräumiges Zimmer.
1 week, March – April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Innerhalb kurzer Zeit wurden Fortschritte sowohl bei Grammatik als auch beim Hören-Verstehen und beim Schreiben erzielt. Grund: kleine Lerngruppen; engagierte Lehrer. »
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Dieser Sprachaufenthalt hat mir sehr viel gebracht und es war au sehr toll.
5 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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Meals
School highlights
« Alle sind so nett »
15 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. Les cours étaient ludiques et les profs intéressants. Je ne pouvais parler qu'anglais. »
School highlights
« Les professeurs. L'ambiance. Le bâtiment. »
23 years old - Panama
/ 5
Excelente 👌 Todo hermoso😊
24 weeks, March – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, pienso que avance mucho; ya que puede mantener una conversación con inglés sin dificultades y entender libros. »
School highlights
« De la escuela lo que mas me gusto son los profesores y todo el personal te hacen sentir en casa. »
Top tips
« Después de clases que no se vayan a casa la mejor forma de aprender inglés es hablar con los compañeros y al mismo tiempo conocer el lugar. Practicar y conocer. »
14 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Weil im Unterricht viel mit Mitschülern geredet wurde konnte ich am Ende des Aufenthaltes viel freier und schneller sprechen »
School highlights
« Kleine Klassen, Abwechslungsreiche Lehrer/Lehrerinnen, verschiedene Vormittags Nachmittagsklassen »
14 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ich finde den ganzen Aufenthalt sehr lehrreich und empfehle diesen gerne weiter. Das Land, sowie der Kursort waren perfekt. Fürs Wohlfühlen und Entdecken. :-) Über den Preis kann man in diesem Spektrum von zwei Wochen und dem gelernten, kaum etwas aussetzen. Die Schule war glücklicherweise mit U-Bahn und Bus gut zu erreichen. Das dort kostenfreies W-Lan angeboten wurde (und auch funktioniert hat) fand ich spitze. Die Klassenzimmer waren meist klein, aber für die Größe der Klasse immer gemütlich und komfortabel. Dass in einer Klasse viele unterschiedliche Nationalitäten waren, fand ich aufregend und gut, weil ich gerne etwas von diesen lernen und erfahren wollte.Ich kann diese Schule nur weiterempfehlen!
2 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« Alle sind freundlich und man ist fast stressfrei.Was mir besonders aufgefallen ist, dass, im Gegensatz zu meiner Schule in Deutschland, alle etwas lernen wollen. Dass heißt die Schüler sitzen nicht im Unterricht und lehnen sich gelangweilt zurück, sondern sie folgen interessiert und bei voller Konzentration dem Unterricht. - Dann macht Schule nämlich auch Spaß! :-) »
Top tips
« Überhaupt diese Sprachreise anzutreten, denn danach hast du einmalige Erfahrungen und ein besseres Englisch. »
30 years old - Spain
/ 5
Este ha sido el tercer año que he asistido al curso de inglés general en la escuela St Giles Highgate en Londres, y tengo que señalar que cada año ha sido maravilloso, y también este año por supuesto.Una experiencia inolvidable, y una organización de 10 La escuela está ubicada al norte de la ciudad, perfecta para desestresarte del agobio del centro, pero a la vez conectada perfectamente con toda la vida de la ciudad. Las clases están dotadas de las nuevas tecnologías necesarias para la enseñanza de calidad, y el profesorado altamente cualificado. El nivel en el cual desarrollé la mitad del curso, y el certificado ofrecido al finalizar el mismo fue de C1 La mejor familia anfitriona con diferencia, una de las responsables de que haya vuelto a Londres durante cuatro veranos seguidos. Súper cercanos, y más que una familia anfitriona se convierten en tu verdadera familia.
4 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« He observado una clara evolución positiva, tanto este último año como en el transcurso de todos los anteriores. En todas las competencias lingüísticas. Yo empecé hace 4 cursos en un nivel pre-intermediate, y he finalizado después de 4 veranos con un diploma de Advance »
Top tips
« Perderse por Londres siempre es una maravillosa idea, sea donde sea, elegid un barrio, no turístico y descubrirlo caminando. Una cerveza en cualquier pub inglés, una obra de teatro, un paseo por los canales entre Little Venice y Camden, cualquier excusa es buena para disfrutar y sentir esta maravillosa ciudad. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Je trouve en général Londres pas très propres dans les rues. Sinon, les moyens de transports sont très pratiques et rapides. La chambre était grande et souvent nettoyée (une fois par semaine), de même pour ma salle de bain vu qu'elle était privative. Je n'ai pas fait de repas dans la résidence.Je n'ai pas spécialement eu de contacts dans la résidence car j'étais souvent dehors, mais il ne doit pas être compliqué d'en avoir grâce aux nombreux espaces communs. Mis à part la distance parfois, les activités étaient bien. Je n'ai pris par que aux soirées pub.
3 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Michael Gatto
Michael Gatto

The St. Giles school in Highgate is well located: in a residential district, close to the town centre. It is very convenient and life is less stressful, more relaxed. The classrooms are not large but some of them are equipped with interactive whiteboards, which is a great teaching tool. The school also organises many activities during the week and at weekends: karaoke, museum visits, pub evenings, to allow us to make friends quickly. I stay with a charming host family. They spend time with me and are very open-minded. My trip to London is a very good experience.

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Nadine Kind
Nadine Kind

London is the most beautiful city in the world! It never sleeps and it’s only a 1-hour flight from Germany! I lived in a student residence called Chester House, in the beautiful area of Musvell Hill – in North London. It’s considered a rich neighbourhood, as many celebrities live there. St Giles school is in Highgate, which is the North as well – it’s a 15-minutes bus ride from the residence. St Giles is a beautiful school, not too big, with an excellent organisation. Teachers are lovely and helpful. During the classes, we only spoke English – well, it’s the purpose of all this, isn’t it? We did many exercises, like discussions or fun activities. I met plenty of really nice people from all over the world. I left the school a long time ago, but this is definitely the best experience I’ve ever had!

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Agnès Pons
Agnès Pons

My first idea was to refresh my English skills. I decided to validate my level with an exam and I registered for the FCE. I chose St Giles Highgate for it’s location – not too far from the city-centre – and because the school seemed very cosy. The preparation of the exam suits me very well; I am studying with younger students and this is very stimulating, it makes me improve faster. Teachers are caring and helpful. I am very happy about my choice!

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Host family
This is an ideal option for students who want to immerse themselves in the daily life of an English family. Families provide half-board or breakfast only, and single rooms. Highgate is a residential district and families live about 40 minutes from the school. During the high season, students under 18 years may be placed in a twin room with another student of a different native language but of the same age. If travelling with another student, you can benefit from a better price by booking a twin room. Contact us for more information.

Note: during the summer months, the accommodation may be located at a greater distance from the school.

Chester House residence (18-25 years)
This residence is situated 15-20 minutes from the school. Accommodation is in single rooms, each equipped with a desk and a sink. Bathrooms are located on every floor. This option includes half-board. The residence has a garden as well as common rooms, ideal for meeting with other students.

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Somerset Court shared apartment (from 18 years)
The St. Giles language school in Highgate also offers accommodation in the Somerset Court shared apartments. Located in the Euston/Camden area, they are around 20-25 minutes by underground away from the school. They offer you high-quality accommodation, including the use of a modern single bedroom, with a private bathroom, Internet access and a TV connection point. Each apartment contains 4 to 6 bedrooms, with an equipped kitchen and a common living room. Life in a shared apartment is perfect for independent students who wish to meet international students. Prices and additional information on request.

Available until 08.09.2018

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Chapter Highbury residence (from 18 years)
This hip student residence is located just steps from the Holloway Road underground and Emirates Stadium in London’s Holloway neighbourhood. You’ll stay in a sleek, ensuite room complete with free bed linen, a desk, chair, storage and free Wi-Fi. The kitchen is shared, and you’ll have access to stellar common areas like a cinema room, gym, video games room, a courtyard to enjoy in fair weather, laundry facilities and study rooms. Take the nearby bus to arrive to the language school in just 25 minutes!

Available from 08.09.2018.

Somerset Court Student residence St Giles Highgate

General information

Somerset Court is located near Euston train station. 100 rooms are available to St Giles students. A real chance to meet other students. The surrounding area is lively and will allow students to get to anywhere in Central London in a short amount of time.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
25 minutes
Means of transportation:
Bus or underground
Average public transport cost:
~ 36.80 GBP per week ; ~ 141.40 GBP per month (zones 1-3)
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
2 minutes
Shops:
2 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 15:00
Sunday until 10:00
Entry card (building)
Issued by Residence staff on arrival
1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine 1
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
100 rooms
~12 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning 1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave 1
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Chester House Student Residence

General information

Chester House is a popular year-round residence which offers great communal facilities and is 15-20 minutes away from St Giles London Highgate by bus. The on-site dining room provides breakfast and dinner every day and all meals at weekends. The menu contains a wide range of options and tries to cater for all needs.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
Bus
Average public transport cost:
~ 30 GBP per week
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Sunday until 10:00
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan
Half Board during the week Full Board at the Weekend
1

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Breakfast 7am-10am, Evening Meal 18-19:30 pm Lunch 12:00-13:00 (saturday - sunday only)
1
Shared kitchen
3 kitchenettes with microwaves and kettles
1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine 1
Laundry
~ 1.00 GBP per load of laundry for washing machine ~ 0.50 GBP per drying cycle
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room
2 TV rooms with surround sound
1
DVD-player in common room 1
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
with key deposit
1
Swimming pool
Gym
Mon-Fri 7.30am - 10pm Sat & Sun 9.30am - 10pm
1

Room types and facilities

Single
116 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 12 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets 1
Shared showers 1
Cleaning
Showers/ Toilets/ Bathrooms/ Common Areas : Daily Bedrooms : Weekly
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Wood or carpet
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Residents can keep small items in the office safe (access during office open hours only)
Room key provided 1

Each weekend, the school offers a list of social and cultural activities in London. It also organises video evenings, barbecues, visits to the pub and parties. At the weekend, you can discover famous places such as Oxford, Canterbury or Cambridge. And don’t forget that London and all its possibilities are just a short trip away!

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