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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 9.30am – 12:45pm, 3 hours per day
Course length From 1 week
School closures

The school is closed from Monday 23rd December 2019 until Friday 3rd January 2020 for Christmas.

The school is also closed on the following public holidays in 2020:

Friday 10th April, Monday 13th April, Friday 8th May, Monday 25th May, Monday 31st 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.  

 

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

Dates: Available soon
 


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.
 

Available soon

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.

Available soon

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

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) £6000 (48 weeks)

Course fees include:

  • 15 hours of English language classes per week 
  • Class times: 9.30am to 12.45pm
  • 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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