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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.



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

It was difficult little bit I don’t know why

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.

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.