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English for local students

We believe people should learn more about the world. Making friends from other countries, understanding new cultures and learning English will give you many opportunities, enrich your life and ultimately make the world more peaceful and productive. 

Our qualified, experienced, expert English teachers can help you to speak better English. We guarantee that our Full Time English course will provide you with the confidence to communicate effortlessly whilst enjoying the London experience.

Evening English

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Course overview

This is a part time course for busy people who cannot attend class during the day. You will be listening to, practising and speaking English all the time in class. You will be able to work full time, which is also a great way to improve your English. You will also have plenty of time to explore London in your free time and other parts of the UK at the weekends.

Key facts

Level Beginners to Advanced
Classes times Tuesday & Thursday, 7.00pm – 8.30pm (evenings)
3 hours per week, 1.5 hours per evening
Class size Average 10 students, Maximum 16 students.*
Minimum Age For students aged 16+
(16-17 year olds require parental/guardian permission)
Available September to July (subject to availability)
Course length 10 weeks fixed term
Holiday entitlement none

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

Term Dates
10 weeks Tuesday 21st April 2020 - Thursday 2nd July 2020
  Half Term (no classes) Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th May 2020
10 weeks  Tuesday 22nd September 2020 - Thursday 3rd December 2020
  Half Term (no classes) Tuesday 27th & Thursday 29th October 2020
10 weeks Tuesday 12th January 2021 - Thursday 25th March 2021
  Half Term (no classes) Tuesday 16th & Thursday 18th February 2021
10 weeks Tuesday 27th April 2021 - Thursday 8th July 2021
  Half Term (no classes) Tuesday 1st & Thursday 3rd June 2021

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.

Course objectives

The perfect course for:

  • Busy people who are working full time and want to improve their English
  • Students planning to pass the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) or IELTS exam
  • Students planning to study at an English-speaking university or college

Course content

The Evening English class covers: 

  • Reading, writing, listening & speaking
  • Vocabulary, grammar & pronunciation
  • Real English for real situations at work, at school/ university or for travel
  • General English (all levels)
  • Exam Preparation (Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced English, IELTS)*

*subject to availability, minimum student numbers required

Course fees

Per term (10 weeks)

Course fees £300
Course materials £15


The course fees include: 

  • 3 hours evening classes per week
  • Reviews & progress checks every 5 weeks
  • Individual & group needs analysis
  • Advice & help to register for Cambridge English, IELTS exams & UK university entrance

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: £20

The registration fee includes: 

  • Registration
  • Student ID card 
  • Advice on exam registration
  • End of course certificate

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

Course brochure

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