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English Language Courses

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 highly qualified, experiences, 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.

Au Pair English

Course overview

Lexis Au Pair English courses are part time courses designed to help au pairs improve their English. You will have plenty of time to drop the children off at school in the mornings and complete any housework for your family. You will also have time to explore London in your free time and the possibility to visit other parts of the UK at the weekend.

Key facts

Level: Beginners to Advanced

Class size: Average 10 students, Maximum 16 students.

Types of course

Option 1: Part Time Morning English Classes

  • Monday to Friday 9.30 – 12.45pm
  • September to August
  • Free trial + level assessment
  • Flexible start dates
  • Course books £25-£35 per term

Option 2: Evening Classes

  • Tuesday & Thursday 7.00pm – 8.30pm (3 hrs/ week)
  • September to July
  • Fixed term dates
  • Course materials £15 per term
  • No classes during Barnet half-term

Option 3: Saturday Classes

  • Saturdays 10am – 1pm (3 hrs/ week)
  • September to July
  • Fixed term dates
  • Course materials £15 per term
  • No classes during Barnet half-term

Course objectives

The perfect course for:

  • Busy au pairs wishing to improve their English while working in North London
  • Au pairs planning to pass the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) or IELTS exam
  • Au pairs planning to study at an English-speaking university or college

Course content

The Au Pair 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

Exam Preparation

Cambridge First Certificate

Cambridge Advanced English

IELTS

 

 

Course fees

Option 1: Part Time Morning English Classes

Hours 6 weeks 12 weeks 24 weeks 36 weeks
2 mornings per week (6 hours) £196 £360 £648 £864
3 mornings per week (9 hours) £294 £540 £972 £1296
4 mornings per week (12 hours) £392 £720 £1296 £1728


Option 2: Evening Classes 

Per Term (10 weeks)
Course fees £300
Course materials £15


Option 3: Saturday Classes 

Per term (10 weeks)
Course fees £300
Course materials £15


Course fees include: 

  • 2, 3 or 4 mornings of English classes per week
  • 3 hours in the evenings or 3 hours on Saturdays of English classes per week
  • Time for private study at Lexis or free time to explore London in the afternoons
  • Reviews, tutorials & tests every 3 weeks
  • Individual & group needs analysis
  • Regular progress tests
  • Advice & help to register for Cambridge English, IELTS exams & UK university entrance

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

Registration fee

Registration fee: £20

The registration fee includes:

  • Registration
  • Help to choose the right course
  • Advice on exam registration
  • Free trial & level assessment
  • End of course certificate

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