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Frances King School of English

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77 Gloucester Road , London (view map)
94% (9 reviews)

About Frances King School of English

Frances King, established in 1973, has over 40 years’ experience of teaching English and is well regarded as one of London’s most popular schools.
You can find our schools in beautiful areas in zone 1 in the centre of London – in Belgravia and Kensington. All schools can be reached easily by underground stations nearby (Victoria and Gloucester Road) and are within walking distance of many major tourist attractions such as Harrods, Kensington Palace, the museum district and many bars, cafes, shops and restaurants.
More than 3,500 students each year visit us from over 70 different countries. We offer a variety of quality courses: General English; Club 8 for Executives; University English and preparation for IELTS and Cambridge Examinations; a Family Programme for children aged 6-16 and their parents and a residential summer camp for teenagers between 12-17.
Our facilities are in excellent condition and include study centres with free and fast wifi, 4 common areas, 32 classrooms, an extra 12 classrooms in our nearby annexe, and a dedicated 1-1 and executive floor.
We offer only carefully selected accommodation in the zones 1 and 2 – unique for a London school: homestay, apartments, flatshares and student residences with private bathrooms.
But most importantly: There is always a friendly, caring and professional environment in all our facilities!

Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment
  • Student Residence

Activities

  • Architecture
  • Film
  • Music
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • On campus events
  • Photography
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

Work and Further Studies

  • Work experience / internship with local companies

Courses

General English

94% 8 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CAE

Perfect if you'd like to be able to speak English in social situations, read English books and magazines, and enjoy English online and in films

- Focus on speaking and listening for fluency in everyday English
- Learn English for everyday life – travelling, emails, social media and much more
- Practise language using real life Everyday situations
- Choose our Everyday Topics and Task sessions for rapid progress

English Exam Preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CAE, IELTS

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Town/City

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Levels: Upper Intermediate, Advanced

Equip yourself with all the skills you need to pass examinations in IELTS, Cambridge FCE and CAE

- Prepare for all aspects of the examination you use
- Learn examination techniques to improve your exam score
- Regular practice exams will increase your confidence for your chosen exam
- Choose our Study Topics and Task sessions for rapid progress

English Academic preparation

100% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

These programmes are for people who need to prepare for further study in English

- Learn English for academic discussions, reading and writing
- Improve your study skills, planning and writing essays
- Special topics covered include globalisation, technology and design
- Choose our Study Topics and Task sessions for rapid progress

Business English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Upper Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Large, 11-20 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Speak English with confidence in your workplace and advance your career

- Improve your spoken English and practice language using real life work situations
- Focus on speaking and listening for fluency in English for Work
- Learn English for emailing, meetings, presentations and networking
- Choose our Work Topics and Task sessions for more rapid progress

Tailor made English courses

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Experience a family study holiday in the vibrant city of London
Our excellent family accommodation options and family activity programme make this the perfect study holiday for your family.

- Study with families from all over the world, make friends and really use English
- Programmes with a focus on communication for children aged 8-16
- Optional programmes for parents and other family members
- Exciting activity programme helps you discover London

Junior English Programs

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 13-70

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: University campus


· English language and exciting programme of workshops, activities and excursions for ages 13-17

· Superb, secure campus in Kensington, central London

· Live on campus (full board) or day school only for students in London with their families

· Students can choose activities: Discover London, Fashion, Art and Design, Young Leader or Sports Fan

Brochures

  • Frances_King_Adult_Brochure_2016.pdf
    PDF | 6MB added 01.27.2016 Download
  • Frances_King_Families_and_Young_Learners_Brochure_2016.pdf
    PDF | 4MB added 01.27.2016 Download

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Frances King School of English

Japan   

studied General English

chiemi taguchi

Studying in Frances King is definitely a good choice. I spent 6 months in Frances King and I really enjoyed studying in this school. The class is very stimulating, funny and helpful to improve English. I got a lot of friends from all over the world through the wonderful school activity programs. I highly recommend this school!!

posted 2 years ago

Frances King School of English

France   

studied General English

Evelyne Dai

After few months in Frances King, I can say that I have improved my English a lot. Teachers are really good and activities are very interesting.

posted 3 years ago

Frances King School of English

Switzerland   

studied General English

Thank you for the nice time

I learnt a lot in this school. It was an amazing experience.

posted 3 years ago

Frances King School of English

Japan   

studied General English

absolutely fantastic!!!!

My choice is surely wright!! Because We can make many friends who is different nationalities. also We can go to everywhere from this school. For example, We can go to Natural History Museum where is fantastic and history museum by steps. and also, There are two good pub in near school.
Almost teacher is great, funny and friendly.
You should go to this school!!!!

posted 3 years ago

Frances King School of English

Italy   

studied English Academic preparation

GE course + IELTS course + IELTS exam

I spent more than 6 months in Frances King in 2014. Definitely the best experience ever. After my degree in Italy I came to London to improve my English, I started with a General English course and I moved later to an IELTS examination preparation course. In all this period I met a lot of people, students, teachers, staffs from Frances King and hundreds of people around London. I achieved the IELTS score I needed thanks to the course I had, the teacher (Ainsley) was really great and he supported all the students in the class from the first to the last day giving us important tips that I used during the exam. The school is located in west-London in a very well linked position, easy to reach with public transport or by walking if you book the accommodation with them.
The best part isn't arrived yet, thanks to this experience now I have a lot of friends all around the world that I hope one day to visit :) :)

posted 3 years ago

Frances King School of English

Taiwan   

studied General English

Joanne Hu

I really like our school teachers, they are very well prepared. The school's students are also very nice. I like our school after-school activities, because I can make lots of friends. I'm having a wonderful experience at Frances King School.

posted 3 years ago

Frances King School of English

Italy   

studied General English

Join Frances King!

I started the English course and the internship in September 2015. The school is in the city centre, 10 minutes walk from the NHM. The classes are interesting and innovative and it's really formative to share lessons with people from all over the world. I'm taking the part-time Evening course three times a week and It's perfect if you work during the day and you need to improve the language. All the staff is nice and helpful to make this experience unique. Don't read more, just try one of the FK courses!

posted 3 years ago

Frances King School of English

Brazil   

studied General English

Improving my English but also my world perspective

Studying English in Frances King was definitely one of the best experiences I've ever had. With such a welcoming environment, I was able to broaden my vocabulary range, as well as enhance my language skills and become more fluent in a fun and soft way - without putting strain on my shoulders. In addition, studying with many different nationalities and consequently cultural aspects was an amazing experience; I've become a global citizen with an open-mind. It certainly is a memory I'll cherish for the rest of my life.

posted 3 years ago

Frances King School of English

Taiwan   

studied General English

Gary

I like all courses in school. The courses are very useful for everyday communications in UK. But I hope school can provide more variety of activity programmes. Seems too many duplicate activity programmes on different months.

posted 3 years ago

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