The London School of English

Introduction

You will come to us with very high expectations. Our aim is to exceed those expectations.

The London School of English (LSE) is the longest-established officially Accredited school in Britain. Founded in 1912, we have unrivalled experience. We are of medium size: small enough to provide a personal service, but large enough to have excellent facilities and resources.

We have two fine campuses close to the heart of London, each offering a variety of courses designed for serious adults. Our range of courses includes General English, Examination Preparation, English for Business and a number of other specialised programmes.

We have excellent teachers, of course, but we know that a good school is about much more than the course itself. We offer a full range of services designed to make your experience with us useful, stimulating and fun from the moment you start to plan until after you get home.

You can book direct with us if you like, or we can put you in touch with a representative in your own country who will be able to help you with all the arrangements.

10 reasons to choose LSE

With so many English language schools out there, it can be difficult to decide which one to choose - especially if you are not really sure what to look for. We can think of lots of reasons why people should choose us, but here are just a few of them...

1. Free lunch

All courses include a free three-course lunch in our restaurants, freshly prepared by our team of chefs using locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible.

2. Free online learning

All course participants coming to London get access to our LondonSchool Online learning platform from enrolment until 3 months after their course with us finishes.

3. Prime locations

We have three centres; two in London and one in Canterbury, Kent. All of our centres are in excellent locations.

4. Unrivalled experience

Established in 1912, we have provided language training to thousands of demanding clients for over 100 years. Let us share our experience with you.

5. Mature and motivated

The average age on our courses is high and our students are motivated, which creates an ideal learning environment in our centres.

6. Local accommodation

All accommodation is chosen for its easy access to our three sites, so you will not need to spend long periods of time travelling.

7. Tailored courses

For many people a 'one size fits all' language course is just not good enough. We will offer you a solution precisely tailored to your needs.

8. Progress

Read about how we focus on your progress and do everything possible to make sure you improve as quickly as possible.

9. Accreditations

Accreditations do not tell you everything, but they do help to reassure you that respected professional organisations regularly inspect us.

10. Full sixty minutes

Our course lengths are measured in full hours of 60 minutes - most schools offer 'lessons' of 45 or 50 minutes.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Business English Course 20-30

Campus 1 - 8 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

This course is designed to provide you with the business English skills you need for your career. It can also provide an excellent preparation for MBA studies. It focuses on English for meetings, presentations and negotiations, as well as giving you the skills to communicate well in less formal business and social situations. [+]

This course is designed to provide you with the business English skills you need for your career. It can also provide an excellent preparation for MBA studies. It focuses on English for meetings, presentations and negotiations, as well as giving you the skills to communicate well in less formal business and social situations.

You can also expect to develop your reading and listening skills and improve your written English in a work context – including handling reports and drafting emails.

Participants age: Age: 20 - 30 Average age: 24

Group size: Maximum 10 Hours per week: 24 hours per week (24 x 60 minutes) 09.30 - 16.00 Monday - Friday ... [-]


English for University Course (University Preparatory Course)

Campus 4 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

This is an academic English course for international and EU students preparing for university study in the UK and other English speaking countries. [+]

This is an academic English course for international and EU students preparing for university study in the UK and other English speaking countries.

If you are planning to go to university in the UK or another English speaking country, the required IELTS level is a start but this is not enough to be able to excel in your degree. You will benefit from studying academic English and developing your study skills so that you will be successful in your university programme from day 1.

This course is recognised as being excellent preparation for both undergraduate and postgraduate degree level study by leading UK universities. It focuses on the key skills that students need at university such as doing research, making group presentations, writing extended essays and critical analysis.... [-]


General English 30+ Course

Campus 1 - 8 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Canterbury

English course for adults aged 30+ with full language immersion in a traditional English city This English course for adults is exclusively for people aged 30 and over, with an average age of around 40. [+]

English course for adults aged 30+ with full language immersion in a traditional English city. This English course for adults is exclusively for people aged 30 and over, with an average age of around 40. Learning with like-minded people from all over the world will help you lose any inhibitions you may have about being ‘too old’ to learn English. Quite simply, this course will give you confidence in speaking English.

Winter Package Promotion: Receive a special price for the course & executive homestay on the General English 30+ course when booked and completed before 1st of April 2016.

Course length: 1 – 8 weeks Participants age: Minimum age 30 Group size: Maximum 6 Hours per week: 22 hours per week 08.45 - 15.15 Monday - Thursday (4 hrs 45 min per day, including coffee break and lunch) 08.45 - 12.00 on Friday (3 hrs including coffee break) ... [-]


Intensive General English Course

Campus 2 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Our Intensive General English is a highly practical course which helps motivated adults to develop their knowledge, skills and fluency in English. Experienced trainers use dynamic teaching methods and engaging materials to deliver measurable results. Regular progress tests ensure effective learning. [+]

Our Intensive General English is a highly practical course which helps motivated adults to develop their knowledge, skills and fluency in English. Experienced trainers use dynamic teaching methods and engaging materials to deliver measurable results. Regular progress tests ensure effective learning.

The course can be a good way to improve your English over this summer period.

Course length: Minimum registration: 2 weeks no maximum Start any Monday except last Monday of a course block Participants age: Minimum age: 18 Average age: 29 Group size: Maximum 12 Hours per week: 22 hours per week (22 x 60 minutes) 09.15 - 15.45 Monday - Friday except Wednesday 09.15 - 12.45 [-]


International Business Communication Course

Campus 1 - 6 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

This course is ideal for experienced executives, managers and professionals who wish to improve their business English language in a commercial context in the shortest possible time. [+]

Executive and manager course in business English and communication

This course is ideal for experienced executives, managers and professionals who wish to improve their business English language in a commercial context in the shortest possible time.

Typically, participants have been working for some time and are already well established in their chosen careers.

Many of our participants come from leading international companies and organisations. So as part of the course you will be able to network with mature professionals during your lessons and networking evenings we organise every Monday.

Participants age: Minimum age 25 Average age 42 Group size: Maximum 6 Hours per week: 30 hours per week 09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday ... [-]


Legal English Course 20-30 Years

Campus 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

This Legal English course for lawyers ages 20-30 years old includes legal case studies, communication strategies, meeting skills, negotiations and networking English. We also cover the general language skills that will help you to communicate effectively in a wide range of formal and informal situations. [+]

This Legal English course for lawyers ages 20-30 years old includes legal case studies, communication strategies, meeting skills, negotiations and networking English. We also cover the general language skills that will help you to communicate effectively in a wide range of formal and informal situations. The vocabulary covers civil law (including contract law), EC law and criminal law. [-]


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