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English Courses in London (Year Round)

These are full time, immersion English language courses and you will be in class every day; listening to, practising and speaking English. The courses were designed to give you confidence in communicating in an English speaking environment. You will also have time to explore and enjoy London with Lexis or independently and even visit other UK cities at the weekends.

General English 15 hours (am)

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General English 15 hours (am)

All General English Classes cover all 4 communicative skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing including essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and common English phrases.



15 hours classes

3 hours per day

Fulltime English language courses covers all 4 communicative skills including all essential parts of the English language and is designed for students who wish to improve their communication in English while experiencing London.

Monday to Friday

9.30am – 12:45pm
15 mins break at 11am

Key facts


Age of student 16+
Language level Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C2)
Maximal class size

Average 10 students, Maximum 16 students*.

You may share your class with other Full Time and Part Time students.

Lesson hours per week

15 hours per week

 3 hours per day (Mon - Fri)

Course start dates Weekly, every Monday
Course times

Morning classes: 9.30am – 12:45pm

See also in How to combine course

Course length From 1 week
School closures

The school is closed from Monday 21st December 2020 until Friday 1st January 2021 for Christmas.      

The school is also closed on the following public holidays in 2021:

Friday 2nd April, Monday 5th April, Monday 3rd May, Monday 31st May, Monday 30th August

Holiday entitlement

You can take a maximum of two weeks’ holiday for every 12 consecutive weeks you are at the school and you must give 2 weeks' notice.

We advise you not to take holidays during an examination course

* In exceptional circumstances, there may occasionally be 17 students in a class for a maximum of two days.

Important: 16 and 17 year olds require parental/guardian permission.

Full Time English students and Part Time English students are integrated into the same classes.  


Course Content



  • Reading for gist i.e to understand the general meaning of a text
  • Reading for specific detail
  • Understanding different kinds of text e.g. emails, letters, text messages, articles, reports, reviews, instructions


  • Writing different kinds of text e.g. emails, letters, text messages, articles, reports, reviews, instructions
  • Using the appropriate style / register i.e. formal vs informal language
  • Organising your text so it is easy to read
  • Expressing your ideas so that the reader can understand what you want to say


  • Listening for gist i.e. to understand the general meaning
  • Listening for specific detail
  • Understanding different accents
  • Understanding meaning according to general intonation and sentence stress


  • Everyday conversation
  • Talking about various topics e.g. family, interests, work, home, travel and study
  • Giving presentations
  • Asking and answering questions


  • Vocabulary for talking about yourself, your family, home, job, studies etc.
  • Idiomatic expressions & slang
  • Formal vs informal vocabulary
  • Understanding and using phrasal verbs


  • The English tense system
  • Countable and uncountable nouns
  • Understanding and using prepositions correctly
  • Modality in formal and informal context
  • Conditionals


  • Understanding British English pronunciation
  • Word stress and Word linking
  • Silent letters – British English is full of them 
  • Sounds and spelling
  • Intonation in different types of sentences and questions
  • Intonation for different purposes e.g. to express different emotions
  • Introduction to other types of English pronunciation

How to combine courses


You can accelerate your learning progress and improve faster by combining your group classes with either private lessons (am or pm) or with additional group classes.

Below are the combination options.

If an option is not featured here please contact the school directly.


You will have group classes (3 hrs) in the morning and private lessons in the afternoon. Private classes are tailor made to your individual needs and you can choose to have 1, 2 or 3 hours after your morning group lessons.

AM + 1–1


You will have group classes (3 hrs) in the morning and group classes (3 hrs) in the afternoon, either 21 or 30 hrs per week.

AM + PM Intensive


You will have private lessons in the morning and group classes (3 hrs) in the afternoon. Private classes are tailor made to your individual needs. You can choose to have 1, 2 or 3 hours, before your afternoon group lessons.

1-1 + PM 

Course Aims

Improve your fluency and accuracy in English
Develop your English language skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing)
Improve your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar
Apply the correct grammar structures in your everyday communication
Communicate your opinions and share your ideas with more confidence
Pass an English language exam

Course Objectives

                                              The course objectives depend very much on the student's level

English language levels Cambridge Exams IELTS CEFR
To understand basic instructions and phrases used in specific contexts. To exchange simple information by using basic vocabulary and producing incomplete sentences, lacking real grammatical content. He/she can write basic sentences and understands expressions related to relevant topics.
- 1-2 A1
Pre Intermediate
To read and write very simple texts and successfully hold a basic conversation about matters which are of personal interest or familiar. To get the general gist of what is being said.
KET 3 A2
To be able to interact quite spontaneously, however with some inaccuracies in the use of vocabulary and grammar. Will understand the main points of a complex text.
PET 4 B1
Upper Intermediate
To have a sufficient knowledge of the language in order to understand and respond in most every day and working contexts with native speakers, though with some errors
FCE 5-6 B2
To have a high level of understanding, including most idiomatic expressions, allowing for interaction in a wide variety of social, professional and academic contexts and the production of extended and complex discourse.
CAE 6-7 C1
To have an almost perfect mastery of the language both in terms of understanding and production, due to having spent considerable time in a country where English is spoken as a native language. To have knowledge of the language and its systems which is equal to and in some cases exceeds that of native speakers.
CPE 8-9 C2

Course Fees


Number of weeks

5 mornings per week 

9.30am - 12.45pm

Examples of total fees payable

1 - 4



per week


(4  weeks)

5 - 8



per week


(8 weeks)

9 - 12



per week


(12 weeks)

13 - 24



per week


(24 weeks)

25 - 36



per week


(36 weeks)

37 - 48



per week


(48 weeks)


  • 15 hours of English language classes per week 
  • Opportunity for self-study 
  • Regular reviews, tutorials & progress tests 
  • Individual & group needs analysis 
  • Advice & help to register for Cambridge English, IELTS exams & UK university entrance 
  • Regular social activities - please contact the school office to request a sample

Please note: Some social activities are free or included in your course fees. For other social activities, there are additional fees that you will have to pay for. Please click here to view the approximate cost of leisure activities in London.

Please note: Exam fees are not included in the course fees. 

Registration Fee




  • Course books & materials (£30-£40)

  • Student ID card

  • 60 minute placement

  • Level assessment interview

  • Induction and welcome

  • End of course Certificate completion

Not included


  • Exam Fees
  • Travel Card

For Students Aged Under 18


At Lexis we put the safety and security of students aged under 18 first.


Students aged 16 and 17 are enrolled on our English language courses for adults and do not have any special supervision.  However, we do have additional and very important rules for them.  

These special rules are explained at the first day induction and are in our Code of Conduct for Under 18s that the student must sign, and also our Parental Consent Form that both the parents and student must sign. The students will also have a meeting every week with the welfare officer.


Below are some of the ways in which we safeguard 16 and 17 year olds:



  • All our staff members have completed enhanced police checks before starting work with Under 18s at Lexis. This includes teachers, activity staff, group leaders, other school staff and homestay hosts.
  • All our staff members have received at least basic level safeguarding training.
  • Two members of the management team have received advanced and specialist safeguarding training.
  • Trained first aiders are present all the time on the school premises and staff leading off-site activities are also first aid trained.            


  • We maintain a maximum staff/student ratio of 1:16 in the classroom and 1:15 on school trips.


  • 16 – 17 year olds will come into regular contact with other students over the age of 18, in class and during the leisure programme


  • 16 – 17 year olds will be walking or taking public transport alone between the school and their accommodation. All students will be shown the route.
  • Students have to report to reception when they arrive at school in the morning. If a student has not arrived 10 minutes into the start of the lesson, the welfare officer will try to locate him/ her.
  • Students are allowed to leave the school building at break times and lunchtime, with no supervision. They are responsible for buying their own lunch during the week, unless arranged otherwise.
  • Students have to report to reception when they leave at the end of the day.


  • Students will not be supervised outside their classes, unless on organised social activities.
  • We have comprehensive measures in place to safeguard all students while on any trips and excursions, for example clear safety guidelines and risk assessments for each activity and trip.
  • There are certain British laws (e.g. related to smoking and drinking alcohol) that apply to people aged under 18. As a consequence, there may be some leisure activities which 16 and 17 year olds cannot take part in because of their age.
  • If 16 and 17 year old students take part in a day trip organised by a third party tour operator, they will be responsible for themselves and will be unsupervised for the duration of the trip. They will be responsible for arriving at the relevant meeting point on time and will have to return back home if they miss the coach.


  • Students are allowed to have unsupervised free time in London after their classes. They must return for their evening meal to their homestay and if not, they must inform the homestay every time they are eating out. They must return to their homestay before 22.00 (Monday – Friday).
  • On Saturday and Sunday, students must return to their homestay before 22.00 (16 yr. olds) or 22.30 (17 yr. olds). If they are late, they must phone their homestay host to tell them where they are and when they will be home. They must follow the safety guidelines provided by Lexis School of English.

If they are more than 30 min late without contacting their homestay, the homestay will contact the school and the school will try to locate the student. The parents/legal guardians will be contacted immediately.


  • When students leave the school after lunch for their afternoon Real English activities, their activity leader and/ or group leader will sign them out of the school building.
  • At the end of the afternoon Real English activities, students will be allowed to return home independently providing a parent/ guardian has agreed when completing our Parental Consent Form.
  • Students are allowed unsupervised free time in London after the end of the afternoon programme and to return before 22.00. (Monday – Friday). They must inform the homestay every time they are eating out.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, students must return to their homestay before 22.00 (16 yr. olds) or 22.30 (17 yr. olds). If they are late, they must phone their homestay host to tell them where they are and when they will be home. They must follow the safety guidelines provided by Lexis School of English.


  • Students can arrange to speak to the Welfare Officer during normal school hours (9:00am – 5:00pm) to discuss any problems.
  • We provide a 24 hour emergency contact number for students to ring if they have any serious problems outside normal school hours.


  • For more details please see the following links to our policies:

  • More information will be shared with you upon registration, e.g. handbooks and safety guidelines etc.


Cambridge Exams and IELTS

You will be given the opportunity to practise your exam skills during our regular mock exams.

Mock exam dates are released monthly for the month ahead.


Cambridge Exams
You can book to take the following Cambridge exams when registering or after creating an online Lexis account:
B1 Preliminary, formerly known as Cambridge English Preliminary (PET)
B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English First (FCE)
C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
We advise you on dates and procedures and register you by the given deadlines.
Exam Fees from £150


IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
As a Cambridge exam preparation centre Lexis prepares you for the IELTS exam, however we are unable to register you for it. 
Advice on how to register is given. Please ask in reception
Exam Fees from £175

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