Long term England programmes at Kings, South London

Key points

  • The best of both worlds: elegant suburb only 20 minutes from city centre
  • Majority of host families within walking distance
  • Spacious green campus with brand new cafeteria and award-winning spa opposite the school
  • Official exam centre for the Cambridge exams
  • Excellent value for money from 24 weeks of courses

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment, Student house
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Italy, South Korea, Turkey, etc..
ratings
232 authentic opinions

Modernity and tradition go hand in hand in Beckenham, famous for David Bowie, an elegant green suburb in southeast London just 20 minutes by train from the city centre. Applying the highest standards in teaching and the choice of its teachers, the school offers excellent quality courses. The campus has 2 traditional buildings connected by a modern cafeteria, opening onto spacious green gardens and serving a wide variety of hot and cold meals and snacks (including halal and vegetarian). There are additional state-of-the-art classrooms in a recently refurbished building 2 minutes away on foot. Many classrooms have interactive whiteboards; there are 2 computer centres for independent study and free Wi-Fi throughout the school. Opposite the school is an award-winning spa and sports centre which offers students discounted rates, as well as a public library.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (12+ weeks)
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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.

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 402.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
12
3361
5761
5881
24
5941
10741
10981
36
8869
16069
16429
Extra week (36+)
244
444
454
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 455.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (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
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
12
4141
6541
6661
24
6853
11653
11893
36
10237
17437
17797
Extra week (36+)
282
482
492
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Intensive course (Diploma of English)

Beginner to Advanced, 24 - 48 week(s)
24 week(s) - From GBP 6853.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 options)
Course duration
24 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Diploma of English is a 24+ week flexible programme, which enables you to customize your study goals. You can combine General English with Special Interest Groups (afternoon electives), exam preparation, English Plus courses, or a semester of Foundation programmes in Business (subject to availability on each specific date).
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
24
6853
11653
11893
36
10237
17437
17797
Extra week (36+)
282
482
492
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Course English + Business & Finance

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 911.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 Business & Finance + 6 hours "project work")
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 weekly lessons on business and finance. You will learn the specific vocabulary related to this field, develop your writing and communication skills by writing reports and presenting case studies. You can also prepare for Cambridge BEC or ICFE (Financial English) exams. Besides, 6 hours a week will be dedicated to carrying out a business project involving case studies and visits to local companies.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
12
4621
7021
7141
24
8701
13501
13741
36
13009
20209
20569
Extra week (36+)
359
559
569
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Course English +  Art & Design

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 911.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 Art & Design + 6 "project work")
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 weekly lessons with an art teacher. The art lessons take place in the Kings Art Studio. You will learn drawing, painting and modelling techniques and develop your own portfolio. Besides, 6 hours a week will be dedicated to carrying out an individual project.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
12
4621
7021
7141
24
8701
13501
13741
36
13009
20209
20569
Extra week (36+)
359
559
569
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Course English +  Law

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 911.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 Law + 6 "project work")
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 lessons covering law-related topics (company law, contracts, competition law, intellectual property, etc.). You will learn the specific legal English terminology and analyse legal case studies, while developing your writing and presentation skills. 6 hours weekly are dedicated to independent work on a course-related project.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
12
4621
7021
7141
24
8701
13501
13741
36
13009
20209
20569
Extra week (36+)
359
559
569
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 825.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 IELTS)
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 lessons covering law-related topics (company law, contracts, competition law, intellectual property, etc.). You will learn the specific legal English terminology and analyse legal case studies, while developing your writing and presentation skills. 6 hours weekly are dedicated to independent work on a course-related project.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
12
4525
6925
7045
Extra week (12+)
370
570
580
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (FCE) 28 lessons/wk.

Intermediate to Upper intermediate, 4 / 8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1565.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 / 8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 lessons covering law-related topics (company law, contracts, competition law, intellectual property, etc.). You will learn the specific legal English terminology and analyse legal case studies, while developing your writing and presentation skills. 6 hours weekly are dedicated to independent work on a course-related project.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
4
1565
2365
2405
8
3045
4645
4725
10
3465
5465
5565
12
4141
6541
6661
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
29.07.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (FCE) 28 lessons/wk.

Intermediate to Upper intermediate, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1565.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 lessons covering law-related topics (company law, contracts, competition law, intellectual property, etc.). You will learn the specific legal English terminology and analyse legal case studies, while developing your writing and presentation skills. 6 hours weekly are dedicated to independent work on a course-related project.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
4+1
1565
2565
2615
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
24.06.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (CAE) 28 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 10 / 11 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1565.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 / 8 / 10 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 lessons covering law-related topics (company law, contracts, competition law, intellectual property, etc.). You will learn the specific legal English terminology and analyse legal case studies, while developing your writing and presentation skills. 6 hours weekly are dedicated to independent work on a course-related project.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
4
1565
2365
2405
8
3045
4645
4725
10
3465
5465
5565
11
3803
6003
6113
12
4141
6541
6661
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
29.07.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
18.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
23.09.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (CAE) 28 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1565.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon - Fri) + 13:30-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 lessons covering law-related topics (company law, contracts, competition law, intellectual property, etc.). You will learn the specific legal English terminology and analyse legal case studies, while developing your writing and presentation skills. 6 hours weekly are dedicated to independent work on a course-related project.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o)
4+1
1565
2565
2615
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 4 wk
24.06.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson)
Not available 30.06-04.08.2019
55 GBP
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (price on request) 150 GBP
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (price on request) 155 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (to be paid online) 170 GBP
End-of-year holidays in host family (per week) (22.12.2019-05.01.2020) 50 GBP
Retention fee (accommodation), per week (Host family) 55 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family 16.06-11.08.2019) 25 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (The Kings Apartments 30.06-04.08.2019) 25 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family (private bathroom) 16.06-11.08.2019) 24 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow / Gatwick) 131 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow Terminal 5)
Sundays, 23.06 - 25.08.2019. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
52 GBP
Airport drop-off ((one-way) Heathrow Terminal 5 + Assisted check-in)
Sundays, 23.06 - 25.08.2019. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
92 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Stansted) 163 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Luton) 182 GBP
Train station pick-up (St. Pancras/Central) 76 GBP

Please note: The course material is lent for the duration of the programme, but you may purchase it on site.

Other accommodation options

Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o) (The Kings Apartments, Semi private bathroom)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.) (The Kings Apartments)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.) (The Kings Apartments, private bathroom)
Student house, single room, no meals
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Host family, double room, half board (16.06-11.08.2019)

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

96% of students recommending this school

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

232 students gave their opinion about this school

17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, April – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j'ai fait besucoup de progrès malgrés mes different dys. J'ai changer de classe au bout 1 mois (sois j ai fait 1 mois dans une classe et 1 mois dans une autre) »
School highlights
« La méthode d apprendre. Un bonne organisation »
23 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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19 years old - Austria
/ 5
1 week, April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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20 years old - Italy
/ 5
Beckenham dista solo 20 minuti di treno dalla stazione di London Bridge, comodissima per raggiungere qualsiasi parte della città. Molti sono i treni disponibili e molti sono anche gli bus che permettono di spostarsi comodamente all’interno di Beckenham stessa. Posizione consigliatissima per spendere il proprio soggiorno perché la zona è tranquilla, ma offre tutto ed in pochissimo tempo si riesce a raggiungere il centro di Londra! Consiglierei questa scuola soprattutto a chi ha intenzione di spendere qui molto tempo, perché sarà in grado di apprezzare meglio la qualità dell’insegnamento, davvero buona, e avrà l’opportunità di apprendere davvero tanto. La scuola ermette di imparare tanto, ma divertendosi. Offre molti spunti, attività exstrascolastiche sia pomeridiane (lectures, games e tanto altro), sia durante il weekend (gite fuori porta) L’atmosfera in classe è rilassata, ma dinamica: questo permette un migliore apprendimento da parte di chi è davvero interessato ad imparare. Le lezioni non sono noiose, sempre inframezzate da giochi volti ad un migliore apprendimento.
4 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Molti progressi soprattutto nello speaking e nell’apprendimento di nuovi vocaboli »
22 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Très très bien, rien à redire !
1 week, April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Il mio soggiorno linguistico a Londra è andato tutto alla grande, la città mi è piaciuta tantissimo, ho visitato un sacco di posti!! Sono stato veramente fortunato perché ho avuto una famiglia molto ospitante e disponibile. All’inizio ho fatto un po’ di fatica ad abituarmi con loro poiché non sono mai stato da solo senza la mia vera famiglia, ma subito dopo una settimana mi sono abituato bene.La camera era strepitosa, grandissima con un’armadio grande e il bagno moderno con la doccia e tutti i servizi!! Penso di essere stato il più fortunato tra tutti i miei compagni della scuola ad avere quella camera!! Adoro la mia famiglia ospitante e siamo ancora in contatto e ci sentiamo spesso. Se volete pubblicarmi su Facebook o su Instagram sarei molto contento, se avete bisogno di una mia fotografia a Londra ve ne posso mandare diverse e poi potete decidere quale pubblicare.Grazie.Rafet
26 weeks, September 2018 – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Assolutamente ho fatto un progresso pazzesco con la Kings Education di Londra, sono arrivato che ero al livello 3 e alla fine ero al livello 6. Adesso so parlare molto bene l’inglese e capisco quasi tutto. »
School highlights
« Amicizia con i docenti e socializzazione facile con i compagni di classe. »
Top tips
« Godetevi ogni momento del vostro soggiorno linguistico in qualsiasi parte del mondo, e mi raccomando visitate più posti possibili!! »
50 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Der Aufenthaltsort (London) war super. Der Aufenthalt mit der Schule eher mittelmässig. Ich persönlich fand den Kurs nicht das Geld wert. Kursmaterial (Lehrnbücher) war vorhanden. Jedoch kein Eigentum. Meiner Meinung benötigt man für ein effektives Lehrnen ein eigenses Buch, in welches man auch reinschreiben kann. Sollte in dieser Preishöhe imbegriffen sein. Die Lehrer waren sehr Lebensfreudig und hatten tolle Persönlichkeiten. Jedoch waren gewisse Lehrmethoden fragwürdig.
26 weeks, September 2018 – March 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe mein Englisch natürlich verbessern können. Ich habe mein Vokabular vergrössert und mich in der Ausprache verbessert. Leider habe ich mich jedoch in den letzten 3-4 Monaten gelangweiligt. Ich konnte schon nach 3 Wochen von Level 5 direkt ins Level 7 wächseln. Level 7 war am Anfang anspruchsvoll. Jedoch habe ich schnell gemerkt, dass ich die Sptize erreicht habe und nicht vieles mehr dazu lehrne (Viele meiner Klassenkameraden haben dass selbe gefühlt). Ich war enteuscht, dass es keine höheren Möglichkeiten gab mit dem Kurs. Der Sprachaufenthalt war dementsprechend zu lange. Der Intensivekurs war auch nicht Anspruchsvoll. Die Nachmittagskurse waren Sinlos. Daher habe ich den Kurs abgebrochen und auf den Grundkurs gewechselt, damit ich für mich Selbststudium machen kann. »
School highlights
« Die Charaktereigenschaften der Lehrer. »
23 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, February 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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17 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, February 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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Testimonials

Sabrina de Pierri Rizzello
Sabrina de Pierri Rizzello
Kings, South London
Duration: 12 weeks

The reason why I chose Kings London was because I wanted to study and live outside of London but also be near London for visits in my free time. I walked all around London. I visited all kinds of attractions and museums. I like the school because it is small, friendly, nice people and a good mix of nationalities. I like the fact that the host, the shops and the school are in the same area. The course is good for me and they monitor your level well. I love British food and British people! The school was really good, the host was perfect — I choose the Homestay Extra self-catering option. I couldn’t dream better than that! I would recommend Kings 100%. In fact I might book another course with my boyfriend next year at Kings.

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Jason Mustapha Arfa
Jason Mustapha Arfa
Kings, South London
Duration: 27 weeks

I’m following the course “Diploma of English” to improve my language skills for my future job, where I need to relate to people from all over the world. The teachers at Kings are very experienced, they also teach business English and specific courses to improve our conversation skills. The school is located in a beautiful building, the course is not too difficult and I met a lot of new friends. Beckenham is a safe area, it is very easy to get around and I go to Central London twice or three times a week. I recommend everyone to visit the London Eye in the evening! My host family is an elderly lady with a 37-year-old son, they are very nice and friendly and it only takes me 20 minutes on foot to get to school, I usually walk there with another student from Saudi Arabia. This experience abroad is a really good means to meet other students from other countries and to become more independent!

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Aurélie NICOLE
Aurélie NICOLE
Kings, South London
Duration: 6 weeks

I chose Kings because ESL recommended me this school.

What I like about the school is the building, which is new and very bright. The classrooms are really good and the atmosphere is very friendly.

I enjoyed staying with a host family, it is the most amazing thing I've ever done: staying with the family, speaking with them and also trying to understand.

At the beginning, I was put in a class with a level too low for me. But since I moved to a higher group, I’ve really enjoyed the course and my teacher because she's friendly and she does everything she can to make us feel good.

I enjoy my life here in London, it is perfect.

I would definitively recommend Kings because I had an amazing experience and the place is perfect. All Kings' staff members are friendly and they go out of their way to make us feel comfortable.

Thank you for everything! 

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Host family
By living in a British household, you'll be able to take full advantage of your stay. You'll learn everything about the daily life of the locals and practise English in a relaxed, family atmosphere which will help you make rapid progress with the language. You'll stay in a single or twin room (during high season or year-round if you are travelling with a friend) with half-board. Bed linen is provided, but you must bring your own bath towels. Free Wi-Fi is guaranteed outside high season. Host families are located 10-30 minutes' walk or a short bus ride from the school. With the superior host family option, you'll have the use of an ensuite single room with a TV and a large bed.

Kings London apartments (from 18 years)
Just a 15-minute walk from the school and less than 10 minutes from the nearest underground, this apartment complex offers high-end accommodation in an excellent location. You'll stay in a single or twin room in a self-catering apartment, which you'll share with up to 3 people. All apartments include a kitchen, living room (with a TV), laundry facilities and a bathroom. Bed linen, towels and free Wi-Fi are provided. The common areas are cleaned on a weekly basis.
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Student House (from 18 years)
If you wish to enjoy greater independence during your language course in London, accommodation in a student house is a great option. Located in residential areas, a 10-20 minute walk or a short bus ride from the school, the student houses offer 4 to 7 single bedrooms as well as one or two bathrooms shared by all guests. A fully fitted kitchen, comfortable TV lounge, washing machine and Wi-Fi access are also available on site. Bedlinen is provided but bath towels are not and the house is cleaned weekly. The student houses either enjoy the use of a nice garden or a location close to a park and all are located within a 10-minute walk of numerous cafés, restaurants and shops, where you will have a great time with your international housemates.

The Kings Apartments

General information

These residential apartments are located a 14-minute walk from the school, in a recently developed building exclusively for Kings London. They are located close to local amenities and with public transport easily available. Kings London is located in a safe, green and prosperous London suburb called Beckenham. It is only 20 minutes by train to central London but does not have the noise, expense or uncertainties that city centre living can bring.

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School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
14 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking
Average public transport cost:
Weekly bus pass: GBP 21.- / Monthly: GBP 81.- (approx.)
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
3 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
3 minutes
Pharmacy:
3 minutes
Gym:
15 minutes
Cinema:
15 minutes
Clubs:
15 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) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk No
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
Facilities available in each apartment for student's use.
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
In some apartments only.
Yes
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
20 rooms
min.: 6 m2/ max.: 9 m2
Yes
Twin
20 rooms
min.: 10 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet
Some rooms are ensuite.
Yes
Ensuite shower
Some rooms are ensuite.
Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets
4 students / toilet
Yes
Shared showers
4 students / shower
Yes
Cleaning
Communal areas cleaned weekly.
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Wooden floors
Yes
Balcony
Some rooms have balcony access.
Yes
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

Central London is only 20 minutes away! Sightsee by boat, wander around Chinatown, shop at the famous markets, get 360° views on the London Eye, discover nightlife… the list is endless. There’s also plenty to do around Beckenham, including a cinema, local theatre and a wealth of restaurants, pubs, cafés and shops. Local sports facilities include a spa opposite the school with a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, golf courses and nearby bowling. The activity programme offers students guided trips like weekly visits around London, table tennis and social evenings at the school and a varied cultural lecture programme. Full-day weekend excursions to Cambridge, Brighton, Oxford, Liverpool, Manchester and Bath are offered at an additional cost.

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