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ELC courses

These courses are designed for students and mature students wishing to improve their English language skills for general use, Cambridge and / or IELTS exams. Also ‘ELC’ Trinity College London exam preparation. Trinity provides Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) across the UK. These tests are approved for applications to the UKVI for visas, British Citizenship and Leave to Remain. Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) – A1, A2 and B1 tests. Integrated Skills in English (ISE) – B1 and B2 tests.

Morning classes: development of speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation practice and vocabulary as well as relevant grammar. All students take an ‘ELC’ online placement test together with a student profile needs analysis, to determine their level of ability in English. They then join the group appropriate to their level.

A Progress Test may be taken and must be passed before you move up a level. Alternatively you may be upgraded, by special recommendation, from your teacher.

Homework will be given at all levels to encourage self-study and academic discipline.

Course content developing the following skills:

  • Active speaking.
  • Pronunciation correction and practice.
  • Listening comprehension with oral and written summary using audio systems.
  • Grammar, when relevant and structure of English.
  • Vocabulary development and expansion.
  • Development of spoken communicative social skills to build up confidence in speaking.
  • Reading comprehension development especially for examinations.
  • Writing development
  • Lots of discussions and role-plays.
Hours Per Week:15 Morning ( 9.30am until 12.30pm - 3 hours per morning)
Start Date:Any Day
Registration Fee:None
Class Size:normally class numbers are 4-12 students from September until June with a maximum of 16 in July and August
** Students may attend 2 , 3 or 4 mornings per week from September to June
Prices 2020 Programme
Short Term Study Visa period up to 6 months:
Minimum study period 12 weeks:
15 hours per week for 12 weeks
Short Term Study Visa period up to 11 months:
Minimum study period 32 weeks – academic year:
15 hours per week for 32 weeks
Minimum Duration:1 Week
Maximum Duration: 36 Weeks
Level:CEFR A2 - CEFR B2+ Low Elementary - Upper Intermediate
Class Size:normally class numbers are 4-12 students from September until June with a maximum of 16 in July and August

Benefits – After your ‘ELC’ London Street course you will be able to:

  • Speak and communicate more effectively and confidently.
  • Speak and pronounce more accurately and fluently.
  • Expand and develop your vocabulary range.
  • Be able to socialise in English more efficiently.
  • Improve your chance of passing an exam e.g. IELTS, Cambridge.
  • Better able to follow and succeed at a University.
  • Learn skills through role-play for interviews, meetings and conferences.
  • Improve your chance of getting a job where English is necessary.

I improved my English day after day. Thanks to ‘ELC’. Reading is a very nice town, great, lively and quiet. I chose ‘ELC’ as my best friend advised me. I would recommend ‘ELC’ as it is interesting to meet people from different countries and there read more...

Adrien, France 5th March 2015

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Dates for your Diary
Winter / Spring Term11th January until 1st April2021
Easter vacation2nd April until 12th April2021
Summer / Autumn Term12th April until 10th December2021
National Public Holidays2nd & 5th April, 3rd & 31st May, 30th August.2020
202210th January2022

CEFR A1+ False Beginner, CEFR A2 Low Elementary, CEFR B1 Pre-Intermediate, CEFR B2 Standard Intermediate, CEFR B2+ Upper Intermediate.

Payment Methods :

‘ELC’ London Street accepts payment for tuition fees and accommodation by:
1. Direct online Bank Transfer: The ‘ELC’ invoice will show all the relevant banking information so you can make the transfer easily.
2. Cheque drawn on a UK based Bank made payable to:
3. Payment by a Friend:
Please, ask a friend, already in the UK, to make payment for you.
4. Western Union or Moneygram
5. Cash