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English for international students

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

Full-time English

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Course Content

The Full-time English course covers


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 & Phrases

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



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



Key facts

Age of student 16+
Language level Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C2)
Maximal class size Average 10 students, Maximum 16 students
Lesson hours per week 15, 15+ see How to combine course)
Course start dates Weekly, every Monday
Course times 9.30am – 12:45pm, 3 hours per day
Course length From 1 week
Price From £190 (see Course fees)Important: 16 and 17 year olds require parental/guardian permission. 


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

Types of course


Intensive English language courses in small groups designed to improve your English for your career or college/ university studies quickly.

Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 12:45pm
15 hours per week, 3 hours per day, 15 mins break at 11am
Dates: Monday 10th Sept 2018 until Friday 30th August 2019


Intensive English language courses in small groups designed to improve your English for your career or college/ university studies quickly.

Monday to Friday, 2.00pm – 5.15pm
15 hours per week, 3 hours per day, 15 mins break at 3.30pm

Dates: Available from September 2019 until August 2020


Private English classes just for you so you can focus on learning the things that matter to you most. Book 10, 20, or even 50 plus hours…

Classes will be timetabled between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Please note: students requiring a visa and only booking private English classes need to book a minimum 15 hours per week private English classes.

This course runs during half terms:

Monday 22nd October - Saturday 27th October 2018

Monday 18th February - Saturday 23rd February 2019

Monday 28th May - Saturday 21st June

How to combine courses

AM + PM Intensive
AM + 1–1
PM + 1-1

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

To read our advice on how to reach your aims, please click here.

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  Example of total fees payable
1 - 4 weeks £190 per week £760 (4 weeks)
5 - 8 weeks £156 per week £780 (5 weeks)    £1248 (8 weeks)
9 - 12 weeks £141 per week £1269 (9 weeks) £1692 (12 weeks)
13 - 24 weeks £132 per week £1716 (13 weeks) £3168 (24 weeks)
25 - 35 weeks £128 per week £3200 (25 weeks) £4480 (35 weeks)
36 - 48 weeks £125 per week  £4500 (36 weeks) £60000 (48 weeks)

Course fees include:

  • 15 or 30 hours of English language classes per week 
  • Private self-study at Lexis
  • Regular reviews, tutorials & progress tests 
  • Individual & group needs analysis 
  • Advice & help to register for Cambridge English, IELTS exams & UK university entrance 
  • Weekly social activities

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

Registration fee


Registration Fee



Not included

  • Registration

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

  • Student ID card

  • 60 minute placement

  • Level assessment interview

  • Induction and welcome

  • End of course Certificate completion

  • Exam fees

  • Travel card


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