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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

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 

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

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

Speaking

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

Grammar

The English tense system

Countable and uncountable nouns

Understanding and using prepositions correctly

Modality in formal and informal context

Conditionals

Pronunciation

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*. You may share your class with other Full Time and Part Time students.
Lesson hours per week 15, 15+ see (How to combine course)
Course start dates Weekly, every Monday
Course times

Morning classes: 9.30am – 12:45pm, 3 hours per day (Mon - Fri)

Afternoon classes: 2.00pm – 5.15pm, 3 hours per day (Mon - Fri)

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.  

 

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:

Staff training

  • 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.            

Staff-Student Ratios

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

Contact with other age groups

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

Before, during and after lessons

  • 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.

Social Activities

  • 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.

Curfews

  • 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.

Applies only to 16 and 17 year old students on Summer English for Adults

  • 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.

How to Make Contact

  • 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.

Other

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

https://www.lexislondon.com/policies-procedures/child-protection-policy-statement

https://www.lexislondon.com/policies-procedures/safeguarding-policy

https://www.lexislondon.com/policies-procedures/code-of-conduct-for-students-under-18-years

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

 

Types of course

FULL TIME ENGLISH (AM)  

15 HOURS

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

 


FULL TIME ENGLISH (PM)

15 HOURS

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

 


PRIVATE ENGLISH 1-1 CLASSES

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.


 

How to combine courses

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, a total of 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
Elementary
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
Intermediate
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
Advanced
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
Proficiency
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 - 10% Discount!

Number of weeks

5 mornings per week 

9.30am - 12.45pm

5 afternoons per week 

2.00pm - 5.15pm

1 - 4 weeks £220 per week  £198 per week £190 per week  £171 per week
5 - 8 weeks £180 per week  £162 per week £156 per week  £140 per week
9 - 12 weeks £160 per week  £144 per week £141 per week  £127 per week
13 - 24 weeks £150 per week  £135 per week £132 per week  £119 per week
25 - 35 weeks £140 per week  £126 per week £128 per week  £115 per week
36 - 48 weeks £138 per week   £124 per week £125 per week  £112 per week

COURSE FEES INCLUDE:

  • 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. https://www.lexislondon.com/what-we-offer/before-you-arrive

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

Registration fee

 

Registration Fee

£50

Included

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

 

Cambridge Exams and IELTS

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

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.

 

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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