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English teacher training programmes at London, England

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The school

Levels
Upper intermediate to Proficiency
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
35 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, etc..
ratings
1 authentic opinion

St Giles London Highgate is in a beautiful Victorian villa, surrounded by more greenery than you would expect so close to Central London. The lush gardens provide a perfect backdrop for contemplation, relaxation and study.

There are 24 well-equipped classrooms, a large library, a language lab and a multimedia room with free Internet access. The atmosphere is highly international, reflecting the strong worldwide reputation of St Giles. The school balances a focused learning environment with a great social calendar, for those with enough energy after a long day of study!

The St Giles Educational Trust is a registered charity and was established in 1970 to raise standards in the ELT profession through its teacher training and research programmes. The Trust runs the Central London ELT library, a multimedia resource centre and library open to all members of the ELT profession, including trainee teachers. Way back in 1955, St Giles started out as a teacher training organisation and this remains one of their key services today.

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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

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CELTA course

Advanced to Proficiency, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1396.- GBP
Lessons
40 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:45-17:00

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, half board
4
1396 GBP
2198 GBP
2394 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
11.02 / 18.03 / 10.06 / 09.09 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

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

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

TEC course

Upper intermediate to Proficiency, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 820.- GBP
Lessons
26 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (Mon-Fri) + 09:00-15:40 (Tue-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, half board
2
820 GBP
1236 GBP
1334 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 29.07.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

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

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

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (TEC, approximately) 50 GBP
Christmas with the host family (full board) (25.12-26.12.2019) 30 GBP
Special diet (per week) 20 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family/Chapter Highbury: 23.06-25.08.2019)
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Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow, London City) 79 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Luton, Stansted, Gatwick) 90 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Chapter Highbury)

Course info

Initial teacher training courses

CELTA
The world-renowned English teaching qualification, awarded by Cambridge ESOL. Develop essential English teaching skills working with expert tutors, fellow trainees and real students.

Course duration: 120 hours over 4 weeks
Maximum class size: 12 (1:6 staff ratio)
Minimum age: 18
Language requirement: C1/C2

St Giles Teachers of English Course (TEC)
The St Giles TEC is a teacher development course for non-native teachers of English (B2 or higher on the CEFR) who want to improve their English. Participants develop and explore aspects of teaching methodology and techniques, and learn to assess and utilise a variety of teaching aids and resources. There is no formal assessment, but participants can choose to prepare for the Cambridge TKT.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 26
Language requirement: B2
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4 weeks, February – March 2014
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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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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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!

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) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

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

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria
Breakfast 7am-10am, Evening Meal 18-19:30 pm Lunch 12:00-13:00 (saturday - sunday only)
Yes
Shared kitchen
3 kitchenettes with microwaves and kettles
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
~ 1.00 GBP per load of laundry for washing machine ~ 0.50 GBP per drying cycle
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room
2 TV rooms with surround sound
Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles)
with key deposit
Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym
Mon-Fri 7.30am - 10pm Sat & Sun 9.30am - 10pm
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
116 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 12 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets Yes
Shared showers Yes
Cleaning
Showers/ Toilets/ Bathrooms/ Common Areas : Daily Bedrooms : Weekly
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Wood or carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box
Residents can keep small items in the office safe (access during office open hours only)
No
Room key provided Yes
St Giles offers a superb selection of entertainment for students and teachers. You will never run out of things to do in London. It is one of the world’s best capital city for entertainment. During the week, there are trips to the theatre, pub nights, bowling and even football. 

Popular weekend excursions include trips to Oxford & Windsor, Cambridge, Brighton and the charming Isle of Wight, off the Hampshire coast.

If you would rather plan your own trips for the weekends, you are spoilt for choice. Central London offers excellent connections to whole United Kingdom and abroad.

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