English course prospectus

English course prospectus

Read the prospectuses for two different English courses to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.


Reading text

Charles School

Learn English in one of our three schools for the best experience at the lowest prices. Choose from London, Oxford or Cambridge. Practise your English, make friends and see England!

General English

Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive course

31 hours per week, Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Part-time course

15 hours per week, Monday–Friday, mornings, afternoons or evenings.

  • Mornings: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Afternoons: 2–5 p.m.
  • Evenings: 5–8 p.m.

Exam preparation

Extra focus on grammar and vocabulary, and exam practice.

19 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Prices (per week)

  • Intensive: £500
  • Mornings: £190
  • Afternoons: £230
  • Evenings: £270
  • Exam preparation: £300

Elizabeth School of English

One-to-one classes and groups in central London. Our teachers are all qualified and experienced for a high-quality English course.

Build your own course

Choose the modules to suit your needs. Choose the times that work for you.

General English**

  • English skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking
  • Writing extra
  • Speaking extra
  • Grammar and vocabulary

English for Life

  • English for business
  • English for doctors
  • English for engineers
  • University path

Exam preparation

Courses from 5 to 35 hours per week.


  • General English classes: £10 per hour
  • English for Life classes: £15 per hour
  • Exam preparation classes: £10 per hour
  • One-to-one classes: please email for prices


Monday to Friday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

** General English classes are only available with a minimum of two students.

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Average: 4.1 (40 votes)

Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 06:36

I choose Elizabeth School. Although the tuition fees are higher than those at Charles School, the quality of English classes seems to be good because the teacher's careers are high and there are also one-to-one classes. Also, I think it is good to be able to decide the classes time myself.

Submitted by Naru Yasuda on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 04:01

I would like to choose Charles School. I think the most important point to learn English is the what you can do and what you cannot do. I think language is very difficult and spend long time. So, you have to study one by one. So, I think Charles School is better. This school has three courses reading, writing and listening. I think it is good. It is because, you can know what you are good at and you are not good at. Sometimes you have a mistake. So, it can clearly. If you know, your English study will progress.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 11:34

I choose Charles School. The first reason I chose is that the price is cheap. I am not good at 4 skills in English, so I would like to give priority to solidifying the foundation first. In the Elizabeth School, I thought that even though I spent a lot of money on studying English, I could not keep up with the classes. And the second reason is that the school encourages you to make friends and see England. I want to learn English and eventually communicate with people from various countries. To do this, we need to create an environment in which I can use English everyday because I have to make it usable, not English as knowledge. So it was very motivating to have friends with the same purpose of learning English.

Submitted by Anna Nakamura on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 07:47

I'd like to choose Elizabeth School of English. The biggest point is all teachers are qualified and experienced for a high-quality English course. I'd like to improve my English speaking skill high quality. I'm going to study abroad to Ireland next year. So I'd like to communicate with many local people and speak with them. So I want to be able to speak English more accurately and I want to break down the language barrier. To do that, I need to take high level English class. Also I need to learn business English for my future. I'd like to work in English. That's whx I choose Elizabeth School.

Submitted by Noyama Juri on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 12:38

Hello everyone. I choose Elizabeth School. because I think this school is easier to study than another. Elizabeth School has high tuition fees. but I think that is easier to concentrate because I can take classes one-on-one, I think quality is better than the amount of learning. So it's important to study higher. From these things I chose this school.

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 04:29

I might choose “Elizabeth School of English” because its courses have quite interesting contents than “Charles School”. At university I can learn basic skills like reading, writing, listening, speaking but, there are none or much less courses that contains English of a specific occupation. Also, because I’m interested in business. So, would like to learn about the field I’m interested in. 

Submitted by fukuzawa on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 04:18

I choose Elizabeth School. That's because I can take classes on a one-to-one basis. Furthermore, it is attractive that I can choose my own time. It is also attractive to have a variety of courses. I choose Elizabeth School where I can proceed at my own pace on a one-to-one basis.

Submitted by Saria Muraoka on Sat, 27/06/2020 - 04:22

I would choose the Elizabeth School of English. There are two reasons. The first is to have a high-quality English course. If I have a chance to learn, I would like to choose a good one. Even if the price is high. It's also important to have good teachers. If I pay high money, I want to get good education. The second is to choose a course that suits my purpose. I think this method is the most efficient way to study. We should study only what you need. From this point I would choose Elizabeth School of English. But it's important to study a lot regardless of which classroom I choose.

Submitted by Farshad on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 19:26

I choose Britishcouncil ! It’s the best school for me. I have no money and no visa to attend on London’s schools.

Submitted by R on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 15:01

I would choose Elizabeth School of English. There are two main reasons for this. First, I can pay every an hour so I can study at the time I choose. Therefore, I think that I can be compatible with part-time jobs and other things. It is good that I can adapt to my lifestyle. Second, I can study English in a certain area. I think that learning English for future work will be a great strength. Also, I think it will be fun to study English if it's an area I'm interested in. I would be happy if I could use the English I studied at work. For these reasons I would choose Elizabeth School of English.