English course prospectus

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

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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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Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 12:02


I choose the Elizabeth school of English because I want to improve my English. I can learn speaking, writing, listening, and watching through this course.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 10:28


For me i would choose Elizabeth school. Be because i can build my own course myself so i can flexible in my study.

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 16:37


I choose Elizabeth School because its prospectus are very interested regarding the time of study and the quality of teachers.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 15:00


I think everyone will like Elizabeth school because it's cheaper than Charles school.

Submitted by fariba on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 09:22

i would rather Elizabeth School of English because it is cheaper and more comfortable.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 08/05/2021 - 11:41

I would choose Elizabeth school because it's convenient for me. It's have flexible time, it's so important thing for me. I always very busy. Second thing it's have low price who wants all persons.

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Sat, 17/04/2021 - 16:54

I would choose either school to study an English course.

Submitted by Venequin on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 20:26

Whatever while has money

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 02:23

I would choose the latter one because I can choose the modules and time according to what I want to learn and my schedule.

Submitted by In on Wed, 17/02/2021 - 22:41

I would choose the Elizabeth school of English. Because I can complement it with my work times. Also, it is more personalized, and have more options to improve my English in the areas that I have to.

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Fri, 05/02/2021 - 14:31

I will choose Elizabeth, because there's a lot of details about courses more than Charles. And regarding to prices it is also more cheaper than Charles.

Submitted by Truongus123 on Mon, 01/02/2021 - 20:23

I would choose Elizabeth school because it has a suitable time with my schedule and the price seems cheaper than the Charles school.

Submitted by German on Fri, 29/01/2021 - 00:38

I would choose Charles School because I consider that have the courses more structured and there is the possibility of choose between intensive and the schedule to study.

Submitted by Minh on Tue, 12/01/2021 - 19:59

Actually, I would chose Eliz Beth school because I feel comfortable with it. And it has flexible time for learners. Moreover, they have kind of classes that is useful for everybody such as English for life.

Submitted by Rabia Syed on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 14:41

I think both school are best. But I choose Elizabeth school of English. They provide us the facility to choose module that suit us. It mean we should learn English according to our need. Also provide the time flexibility.

Submitted by Wevellyn on Tue, 29/12/2020 - 18:53

I would choose Elizabeth School of English because I don't have much time, so I could choose the duration of class, and when I won't enjoy, I won't need to pay. General English of Elizabeth School, is enough to learn english by every skills that I need.

Submitted by Muzaffer on Tue, 29/12/2020 - 09:51

I would like to choose Elizabeth school because Elizabeth school has more different options for english. Especially, I very liked English for life classes I think I will use english for my business life. Also I would like choose lesson time, only Elizabeth school has that option.

Submitted by HAMZEH on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 20:10

what is the difference between, practise and practice ?


In British English, practice is the noun and practise is the verb.

In US English, both noun and verb are spelled practice.



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Submitted by Thinthinmyoe on Sat, 12/12/2020 - 08:11

I want to choose Elizabeth school of English as I can balance my time and money.It is more convenient for me.

Submitted by Ane on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 08:48

I choose Elizabeth English School because it has more to offer

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 09:53

I choose Elizabeth English school because I have various choices to choose from.

Submitted by Pola on Fri, 13/11/2020 - 14:45

I would like to choose Elizabeth school of English, because I need English class for life especially for university path and I'd love to be speaking and writing very well, and an easy to learn for any time what do I want to?

Submitted by Asni on Sat, 31/10/2020 - 22:20

I'd choose Elizabeth School of English for different reasons. First of all, the prices, as I'd prefer to do evening classes and by making small calculations, I found out that classes in Elizabeth School are cheaper. Then, the schedule flexibility is very convenient for me as I don't always know in advance when I'm available. Moreover, they have different kind of classes, and at this level I might be more interested in being more fluent, communicate properly than in studying grammar. Well, grammar is useful too, but I think I'm quite self-disciplined to improve my grammar skills by myself and I don't really need a presential course for that.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 15:32

I guess both schools because they have experienced teacher. As for me, I will choose Elizabeth School of English because It has the more choice about the subject and it is cheaper than Charles School. It is ok for me.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 11:59

i would like to choose Elizabeth School of English i think it is good to choose the time that fits you it also cheaper i think

Submitted by Lilly098 on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 22:12

I would like to choose Charles school because I want to focus on academic English for entering school rather than practical one. Moreover, their course is not one to one lesson. I would love to make some friends to keep motivation up.

Submitted by Sarah1809 on Thu, 01/10/2020 - 14:20

I would choose Elizabeth school because my work schedule is very crazy. And with Elizabeth school, I can choose the times that work for me. Besides that, I'm very interested in one to one class, I think It will help me improve my English quicker than take a normal class.

Submitted by Susan on Wed, 23/09/2020 - 01:04

I prefer to choose Elizabeth School of English, because I like business, I wanna study Business English.

Submitted by Roblox on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 17:03

I choose Charles school because they have a variety of school located.

Submitted by Faheem Khan on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 04:28

both of the schools are best but i would like to suggest Charles school for beginner because if you choose intensive course it should better proved for students and students can learn faster because in intensive course every skill is mention which can full the students needs which students want

Submitted by Waleed jan223 on Sun, 16/08/2020 - 17:23

It was difficult little bit I don’t know why

Submitted by Rinaa on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 21:17

I would choose Charlie School, because I'm interested to attend an intensive course, so I will learn faster. Also, the price is reasonable and I have chance to chose which city I want to have the course. On the other hand, Elizabeth School is providing lessons one to one, which is soo helpful to improve English speaking and to have all attention of your teacher.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 14:59

I guess both schools are great with qualified and experienced staff, with various kinds of study at different times and for different needs. As for me, I would pick the "Elizabeth School of English" because it has a special course "English for engineers". As I'm an engineer it suits me well.

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 16:27

I would like to choose Charles School because I have interest in intensive courses. I think this is the only way to learn English fast.

Submitted by Re on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 05:16

Hello. I want to learn English at "Elizabeth School". The main reason is the school has one-to-one classes and groups. It is very important for me. For improving my English it is important to thoroughly study English. By having one-to-one classes and groups I can speak a lot of English. Speaking English is output. Output is very very important for me who learning English.

Submitted by Tsuyoshi watanabe on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 14:57

I'm thinking of choosing Elizabeth School of English. Because it saves money and time. Specifically, it's easy to find out what I want to do in English with less time and money. There are a wide variety of courses in this class and less time can be specified. From this, I can try various courses in a short time and then select a course that suits me. Charles School, on the other hand, must attend at least one week. In addition, this means that I will not be able to get there without a long break to spend a week in this class, so I can't easily start going.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:50

I would choose Charles School becauses I will hava a chance to do part-time job and the price is low. There is also an opportunity to choose: London, Oxford or Cambridge.

Submitted by Yuki on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 06:30

I choose Elizabeth School of English. Because I can choose the course that suits my needs from the many courses. So I can learn what I'm interested in. And there are one-to-one classes in this school. Therefore, Elizabeth School's teachers would be able to take time to teach me what I don't understand. For these reasons I choose Elizabeth School of English.

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 06:19

I'd like to choose Elizabeth School of English. I have two reasons for this thinking. First, all teachers in this school are qualified and experienced for a high-quality English course. The teacher level is greatly related to education, and leads to the improvement of students' language skills. I'd like to improve my English speaking skill high quality. I think this school is worth paying higher. Second, there are various courses in this school. I think it's conscientious for each person because you can choose the price and content that suits you and take the course.It's also nice to have classes on Saturdays. For these reasons, I choose this school.

Submitted by Hiyori Ueno on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 06:10

I would like to choose Charles school. Because I want to improve my speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. I’m studying TOIEC. So, I want to choose Charles school and I want to make friends in England.

Submitted by Suzuha on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 05:23

I would choose Elizabeth school. Because there is one to one system with good teachers, and they has experienced for a high quality course. In addition, there are various courses for each purpose. That's why I would choose Elizabeth school.

Submitted by Kaho Dokko on Sun, 05/07/2020 - 11:56

Hello everyone.I choose Elizabeth School of English.I have two reasons.First,this school's teachers are all qualified and experienced for a high-quality English course.If I can have such teachers teach me English,I will be able to ask any questions without hesitation.It is important to have reliable teachers teach me.Second,This school costs money every hour.Students and housewives can't study at regular times because of their schools and part-time jobs.It's good to be able to study from an hour when I have time.

Submitted by Machida on Sun, 05/07/2020 - 04:53

I would like to choose the Elizabeth School of English. There are two reasons. First, we can take one- to -one classes. I feel not nervous and I can study in English. And second reason is we can take high quality classes. Although the price is high quality classes are important for learning English. For these reasons I choose this classes.

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 15:17

If I choose, I think Eizabeth School of English. There are three reasons. First all teachers in the school are qualified and experienced in high quality English courses. In short, teachers are good at teaching and students should be able to improve their English quickly. The second is that there are many classes. So I can choose a courses that suits. The third the school is open on Saturday. Even if I'm busy working part-time on weekdays, I can still go to Saturday and it's easy to go to school.

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.