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English course prospectus

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.