English school in York: BSC York

Key points

  • Magnificent region and city with a rich historical heritage
  • Ideal location in the centre of the medieval city of York
  • Excellent school and quality academic programmes
  • Reasonable cost of living

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Studio apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

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

In the heart of the historical centre of York, in a typical building, which is 260 years old but which has been completely restored, our partner school gives its courses in 18 very well-equipped classrooms. A multimedia centre allows students to continue their learning in a personalised way and a well-stocked library proposes books, CDs, videos and some DVDs. The students enjoy meeting each other in the two comfortable lounges, one of which has a television. Throughout the building, Internet access is free. The school has a homely, calm atmosphere and you will immediately appreciate this friendly environment which favours exchanges and learning. No less than 51 different nationalities have been counted in Experience English York in one year! Here, you are promised interesting encounters and so many opportunities to discover the world through the practice of English.

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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 monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card

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Part-Time course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 240.- GBP
Lessons
15 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner 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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
240 GBP
439 GBP
485 GBP
2
430 GBP
783 GBP
875 GBP
3
620 GBP
1127 GBP
1265 GBP
4
810 GBP
1471 GBP
1655 GBP
6
1190 GBP
2159 GBP
2435 GBP
8
1570 GBP
2847 GBP
3215 GBP
12
2090 GBP
3983 GBP
4535 GBP
16
2770 GBP
5279 GBP
6015 GBP
24
3890 GBP
7631 GBP
8735 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

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 290.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner 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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
290 GBP
489 GBP
535 GBP
2
530 GBP
883 GBP
975 GBP
3
770 GBP
1277 GBP
1415 GBP
4
1010 GBP
1671 GBP
1855 GBP
6
1490 GBP
2459 GBP
2735 GBP
8
1970 GBP
3247 GBP
3615 GBP
12
2690 GBP
4583 GBP
5135 GBP
16
3570 GBP
6079 GBP
6815 GBP
24
4850 GBP
8591 GBP
9695 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

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 330.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner 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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
330 GBP
529 GBP
575 GBP
2
610 GBP
963 GBP
1055 GBP
3
890 GBP
1397 GBP
1535 GBP
4
1170 GBP
1831 GBP
2015 GBP
6
1730 GBP
2699 GBP
2975 GBP
8
2290 GBP
3567 GBP
3935 GBP
12
3170 GBP
5063 GBP
5615 GBP
16
4210 GBP
6719 GBP
7455 GBP
24
5690 GBP
9431 GBP
10535 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

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 370.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner 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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
370 GBP
569 GBP
615 GBP
2
690 GBP
1043 GBP
1135 GBP
3
1010 GBP
1517 GBP
1655 GBP
4
1330 GBP
1991 GBP
2175 GBP
6
1970 GBP
2939 GBP
3215 GBP
8
2610 GBP
3887 GBP
4255 GBP
12
3650 GBP
5543 GBP
6095 GBP
16
4850 GBP
7359 GBP
8095 GBP
24
6530 GBP
10271 GBP
11375 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

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1805.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1805 GBP
2774 GBP
3050 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
04.02.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1805.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6+1
1805 GBP
2928 GBP
3250 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
29.04 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1805.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1805 GBP
2774 GBP
3050 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
04.02.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1805.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6+1
1805 GBP
2928 GBP
3250 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
29.04 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

IELTS course 25

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 330.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(15 general + 5 speaking & listening + 5 IELTS)
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
330 GBP
529 GBP
575 GBP
2
610 GBP
963 GBP
1055 GBP
4
1170 GBP
1831 GBP
2015 GBP
8
2290 GBP
3567 GBP
3935 GBP
12
3170 GBP
5063 GBP
5615 GBP
24
5690 GBP
9431 GBP
10535 GBP
Extra week (24+)
235 GBP
389 GBP
435 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

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

IELTS course 30

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 370.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(15 general + 5 speaking & listening + 10 IELTS)
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
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
370 GBP
569 GBP
615 GBP
2
690 GBP
1043 GBP
1135 GBP
4
1330 GBP
1991 GBP
2175 GBP
8
2610 GBP
3887 GBP
4255 GBP
12
3650 GBP
5543 GBP
6095 GBP
24
6530 GBP
10271 GBP
11375 GBP
Extra week (24+)
270 GBP
424 GBP
470 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

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 420.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 one-to-one of 60 minutes
(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.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
420 GBP
619 GBP
665 GBP
2
790 GBP
1143 GBP
1235 GBP
4
1530 GBP
2191 GBP
2375 GBP
8
3010 GBP
4287 GBP
4655 GBP
12
4250 GBP
6143 GBP
6695 GBP
24
7970 GBP
11711 GBP
12815 GBP
Extra week (24+)
330 GBP
484 GBP
530 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

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 420.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 one-to-one of 60 minutes
(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 (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.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
420 GBP
619 GBP
665 GBP
2
790 GBP
1143 GBP
1235 GBP
4
1530 GBP
2191 GBP
2375 GBP
8
3010 GBP
4287 GBP
4655 GBP
12
4250 GBP
6143 GBP
6695 GBP
24
7970 GBP
11711 GBP
12815 GBP
Extra week (24+)
330 GBP
484 GBP
530 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

Homestay
Arrival between 8am and 10pm: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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

Residence Arrival: Saturday after 15:00 Departure: Saturday before 10:00

Options/Extras

One-to-one course 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) 190 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 175 GBP
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 175 GBP
Placement fee (under 18 y.o.) (Supplement) 30 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Homestay: 30.06-24.08.2019) 15 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence: 30.06-24.08.2019) 25 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 30 GBP
Christmas with the host family (22.12-28.12.2019) 60 GBP
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
Additional night compulsory (C1 Advanced: 16.03.2019)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Leeds Bradford) 75 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Manchester) 150 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Liverpool) 155 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Studio apartment, single room, breakfast ((breakfast: monday-friday) - Vita)
Studio apartment, single room, no meals (Student Castle )

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

94% of students recommending this school

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

110 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
46 years old - Italy
/ 5
Famiglia ospitante gentile, premurosa e attenta alle esigenze dello studente. Casa pulita, spaziosa in posizione comoda.
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
27 years old - Andorra
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (1 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, la ciudad es muy bonita y no demasiado grande. La familia encantadora y en la escuela todo el mundo era muy amable. »
School highlights
« Los compañeros y las clases. »
20 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2019
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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
18 years old - Andorra
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« ¡Por supuesto! Poder estar dos semanas comunicandome todo el dia en ingles, fue la mejor manera de aprender y de poder coger el accento ingles. »
School highlights
« Me encantó la sala comuna que tienen, con sofas, mesas, cafetera, mesa de ping-pong, television... »
Top tips
« Desde luego el York Castle Museum, para mi fue el mejor, también ir al National Railway Museum ya que es gratuito y a los jardines que hay al lado. »
45 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, July 2019
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 (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
30 years old - Andorra
/ 5
He estado en dos escuelas durante los dos últimos años, la primera la qual me encanto todo su funcionamiento, y esta última que la verdad me ha decepcionado bastante. Entre otras cosas me gustaría destacar que el primer día no haces clase, ya que te enseñan la escuela y te preparan la ficha durante toda la mañana. Por otra parte, el tema del libro, te lo dejan durante tu estància pero luego lo tienes que devolver... sin ningún apunte, sinó tienes que pagar 30 pounds. Y por último, las actividades, en todo el mes que estube, solo organirazon 5... York, és muy bonito, pero la escuela, en mi opinión, no cumple las espectativas.
4 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Top tips
« El museo de los vikingos es uno de los museos más trabajados y temàtico que he visto. »
57 years old - Spain
/ 5
Ha sido una magnífica experiencia, York y los alrededores son preciosos, y la escuela está muy bien, totalmente recomendable
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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« La escuela es pequeña y todos los profesores te conocen desde el primer día, y son muy atentos. La escuela me encantó, está muy bien ubicada y como digo todo el personal era muy amable.Tienen una biblioteca con un montón de libros a disposición de los alumnos. »
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« Los clubs que ofrece la escuela antes y después de las clases son muy interesantes.Visitar Yorkshire, y en particular los Dales es todo precioso »
31 years old - Spain
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2 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Si en cuanto a listening y speaking, dado que las clases fueron muy participativas/dinámicas en ese aspecto.También el hecho de estar envuelto en una ciudad donde todo el mundo habla otro idioma es importante para mejorar este punto.En cuanto a gramática no demasiado. »
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« -Las clases fueron muy participativas y amenas. »
31 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Testimonials

Cédric Ballenegger
Cédric Ballenegger
BSC, York
Duration: 8 weeks

York is a beautiful city, charming and buzzing. It’s big enough to find anything you need, but still human-size. The old town is well preserved, there are some important museums and you can participate to many cultural activities. The countryside around the city is stunning! There are different parks and historic sites, and the sea is not far. Thanks to good rail connections, you can easily reach London, Edinburgh or Liverpool. The BSC York school is in a good location, right in the city centre, and the environment is very nice. Students have access to competent and effective classes. This destination is ideal if you want to discover the English language and culture.

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Greta Savoia
Greta Savoia
BSC, York
Duration: 12 weeks
 

A small but welcoming town, York is the perfect place to improve your English. My language course with ESL at the English Language Centre was a rich and unforgettable experience. During my stay there, I could improve my English and in the meantime have a lot of fun. I met fantastic people from different countries with whom I spent fantastic moments. The school is well organized. It offers activities for every day and excursions for every weekend. The teachers teach with passion and love and they are always available if you have any problems. They can also help you if you are looking for a new accommodation or a job... I found a job with their aid and I am still working.

I stayed with an adorable host family for more than 6 months. I felt very comfortable with them. They were always kind and available for me and I have been keeping in touch with them since I left. They were really like my real family! I visited many places like London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Whitby... The nightlife in York is fantastic. York is rich of shops, cafes, night clubs, restaurants. I used go out every weekend but I didn't mind about the place where i was. I had excellent friends and I had great time everywhere!

I was in York when there was the Royal Wedding and I can't describe how was the atmosphere there. York was totally blue white and red and people were very happy. I love people there, they are always kind and polite. I really enjoyed my time there and made a lot of good friends from all over the world, so you will not regret it! I really recommend it to you! It was the best period of my life!

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Meritxell Surdé Tierz
Meritxell Surdé Tierz
BSC, York
Duration: 8 weeks

I have never really been interested in nor attracted to the English language. I thought it would never be useful to me. During a job interview, I was asked if I could speak English because they were looking to hire teachers for this language. I contacted ESL and I was advised to take a language course in England, more specifically in the little town of York, in the north of this wonderful country. I was told that there was a very famous school there. Without thinking too much about it, I immediately considered this option as the right solution.

I have been living in York for more than 2 months. I would never have thought that it would be so pleasant and easy to travel to England and learn English there.

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Host family
The best way to live the language-learning experience in York is to choose this accommodation option which allows you to benefit from a convivial setting and to practise English in all situations of everyday life. Staying in a single room, you will take breakfast and the evening meal with your family during the week and at weekends. On request and depending on availability, you can stay with families who propose a single room with a private bathroom. Contact us for more information.

Student Castle residence
This new student residence is only 10 minutes away from the school. It has a spacious 5 bedroom apartment with a communal kitchen fully equipped with a dining table and seating area, where you can socialise with your new friends. You will stay in a beautiful single room with a double bed, fitted wardrobe, desk, TV, en-suite bathroom and plenty of storage space. Some studios with private kitchens are also available. Take advantage of its modern gym, the ultra-fast Wi-Fi, the bicycle storage space, the on-site laundry facility and a 24/7 security service. Bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towels.

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Vita Studio Have a special stay at these stylish studio apartments located just 15 minutes on foot from our partner school in central York. Your posh en suite studio comes complete with a double bed (bed linen included but bring a towel), a fully equipped kitchen, a smart TV and free Wi-Fi. Weekly cleaning is included. In your downtime, work out at the onsite gym (open 24/7), borrow a bike for free or hang out with your fellow residents in the common area. There are laundry facilities onsite, and you’ll also get a free continental breakfast every morning!

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Vita Studio

General information

Residential area with lots of student accommodation on main walking route to city centre.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
GBP 40.- monthly
Walking distance to public transport:
30 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 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 14:00
Saturday until 10:00
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
GBP 250.- by credit card to be paid at school on first day.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan
Free continental breakfast every weekday (Monday to Friday).
Yes

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen No
Oven No
Microwave No
Cutlery available No
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
Coin-operated washing machines and dryers: GBP 2,70 per wash / GBP 1,30 per dry The Vita Student app can be used to keep an eye on your washing or when the machines are available.
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 Yes
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym
Free of charge.
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
5 rooms
min.: 19 m2/ max.: 20 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin No
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Weekly
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box Yes
Room key provided Yes

Student Castle York

General information

Busy city centre street with a wide variety of restaurants, coffee bars and independent shops.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
GBP 40.- monthly
Walking distance to public transport:
20 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 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
Saturday from 15:00
Saturday until 10:00
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
GBP 150.- by credit card to be paid at school on first day.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
The kitchen and dining area are shared with 5 other students.
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
Coin-operated washing machines and dryers: GBP 2,50 washing; GBP 1,30 drying. It can be pre-loaded onto a card which costs GBP 2,00 or students can download an app which is free of charge.
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym
Free of charge.
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
5 rooms
~15 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Weekly common areas only.
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided
Key card
Yes

A vibrant but small university city, York is an ideal base to explore the magnificent countryside and the attractions of the surrounding region of Yorkshire. Discover its traditional villages, churches, castles and the coastal heritage of this region. Two hours by train from London, you might be tempted to make a tour in the capital - why not? And the beaches of Scarborough and Whitby aren't far! Throughout the year, festivals celebrate the impressive cultural heritage of York, an endearing city.
Our partner school proposes a programme of varied activities with excursions in the north of England and in the magnificent Yorkshire region. It organises a range of after-class clubs where you can practise your skills, as well as meals out, ghost walks, museum and gallery visits, and outings to the cinema or to the theatre.

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