Every year over 10,000 students from over 120 different countries choose St Giles for their language and learning needs. Established in 1955 we have 60 years experience in providing excellence in training for people of all ages, with all needs, from all over the world. St Giles offers a choice of year-round centres in the UK (London Central, London Highgate, Brighton and Eastbourne), the USA (San Francisco and New York) and Canada (Vancouver), as well as a selection of summer junior programmes at some of the world's best institutions in the USA, Canada and UK . From University Progression courses, to small group and one-to-one training for business and professional people, to young learner programmes, to Teacher Training - St Giles has something for everyone. Make St Giles International your choice in 2016.
Our Examination Courses offer you preparation for a choice of internationally recognised English examinations. We offer preparation courses for Cambridge (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC.
These courses can either be taken on their own, or as part of an International Semester Course. The programme will include test techniques and strategies for your chosen examination and will also help you improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
By the end of any examination preparation course at St Giles you should:
• have taken or be ready to take an internationally recognised exam
• have developed independent study and exam skills
• have improved your English level and confidence using the language
English for University Studies is designed to give students the key skills for future successful study at University level in the UK, with morning lessons of General English, and afternoon lessons aimed at developing essential reading, writing and presentational skills (English for academic purposes).
The afternoon lessons in English for University Studies can also be combined with an IELTS preparation or Cambridge English examination course of 20 morning lessons per week for a more academic experience.
General English plus English for Business
This course combines 20 morning lessons of General English with 8 afternoon lessons focusing on English for Business and students can study for between 2 and 12 weeks.
Topics covered will include:
• Managing business meetings
• Negotiations, using the telephone for business
• Giving presentations and writing professional reports
• Emails and letters
Students can also choose to prepare for the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) during the course.
St Giles was one of the first organisations to offer training for English language teachers in the UK. Today our organisation offers teacher training for
native or near-native speakers of English who wish to become teachers or to develop their skills, as well as development courses for practising non-native
teachers who want to improve their language skills and teaching methodologies.
We offer the following courses for native and near native speakers of English:
Cambridge CELTA Trinity CertTESOL: These are the two most widely recognised international teaching qualifications. The courses are designed for native or near-native speakers of English and most English teaching posts worldwide require one or the other of these. Both courses include teaching practice throughout the training.
Cambridge Delta Modules One and Two: The Cambridge Delta is an advanced three-Module TEFL qualification for practising English Language
teachers. It is designed for teachers who already have substantial experience in the ELT profession.
St Giles offers the following courses for Overseas Teachers of English:
The St Giles Teachers of English Course (TEC) is a two-week teacher development course for nonnative teachers of English who want to update
their professional practice, as well as improve their English.
The Cambridge ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language
Teaching) is a more advanced Cambridge award for experienced teachers of English, which aims to enhance and develop candidates’ knowledge, expertise and practical teaching skills.
Our General English courses are designed to help you communicate more effectively and confidently in everyday situations.
Group classes offer you the best value for money and the opportunity to benefit from interaction with other language learners from all over the world. Our maximum class size is 12 which ensure that you will have personal attention from your teacher.
You can choose to take either 28 lessons per week for an intensive programme to help you maximize your progress, or 20 lessons per week (in the mornings or afternoons) if you would like to have more free time during the stay.
Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Platinum Courses are designed for professionals, executives and mature learners looking to enhance their language ability and skills in a short amount of time. All courses are tailored to meet the needs of the clients.
There is a choice of small group courses (up to 5 per class), tailor made one-to-one classes, or a combination of the two.
When you book a Platinum Course at St Giles, we will send you a link to our online pre-course questionnaire. This is designed to find out what you need and want from your time with us. We then use this to design the programme
for you. We adapt group courses to address the needs of all clients in the class, whilst one-to-one lessons will be tailored specifically for you.
The Platinum Centres are separate from the rest of the school, offering an exclusive place to study, relax and network with other professionals. They
feature modern classrooms with the latest equipment and resources, as well as comfortable and relaxing Platinum lounges.
St Giles Family Programme is a family-friendly programme for parents and their children (ages 7-15). The brochure full package price includes morning lessons, afternoon and evening activities, and shared homestay accommodation with breakfast and weekday lunches.
Assistance with booking hotels or apartments if required, with advice given on extra costs.
Optional insurance and airport transfers.
The minimum family number for this course is 1 child (9-15 years old) and 1 adult.
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