EFL - English as a Foreign Language - 14 Hours per Week (18 years and above)

This non-intensive English course is for people who want to make rapid progress with their English studies while having some time free for other activities.  Students are taught by our team of dedicated teachers in the dynamic environment of Kingston College.  Students spend time developing accuracy and fluency in English; on leaving us, they progress with confidence to other courses or to employment.  We welcome students aged 18 years and above. There are many reasons students choose to study English at Kingston College:

  • We are accredited by the British Council

  • We are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence

  • Most 14hs per week classes take place in the morning. Timetables may vary according to level. We advise students to make other commitments once they have their timetable which will be issued after arrival and assessment testing

  • Classes are available from Level B1 to Level B2 (CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference)

  • Students can work towards achieving a higher English language level and study for their SELT (Secure English Language Test) e.g. IELTS or Trinity

  • Qualified and experienced teachers. Many of our teachers have worked all over the world including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany, Brazil and Colombia

  • All our classes are classroom based; all the teaching is through qualified teachers and not through Distance Learning (CBT - computer based teaching)

  • Maximum 18 students per class. Average class size: 8

  • Regular homework and constructive feedback
  • Regular one to one tutorial sessions with your tutor to discuss progress and set personalised learning targets specific to your needs
  • Wide ranging progression opportunities
  • Excellent leisure programme  - including free sports classes, a discounted gym membership and occasional trips – a tour of Kingston, Hampton Court, a trip on the River Thames, central London

  • Classes are at Kingston College in Kingston town centre, 100 metres from the River Thames and just ten miles from central London

  • Kingston is one of the safest places to live in the UK and has been voted one of the 'happiest' places to live in the country

  • A great opportunity to make new friends from all over the world

  • Course material included in the fee

  • Flexible duration ranging from 4 to 36 weeks

  • Accommodation advice is available

Course objectives: Our General English courses will prepare you to communicate with confidence in real life situations - whether for work, study, travel or simply to talk to friends and family. Our enthusiastic and friendly teachers will use a variety of teaching methods, latest course books and materials, such as newspapers and the internet which will give you the skills and confidence to thrive. We have a student-centred approach where you are at the heart of what we do. Lessons are fun and challenging so you will make progress quickly and enjoy your time in the classroom!


Quality Assurance and Teaching Staff

We have been a British Council accredited College for our English Language courses since 2003. For BC inspection report 2015 

Entry Requirements

All students must take an initial assessment test before starting the English Language Course. This allows us to ensure that the student is in the class at the correct level. Dates for enrolment and testing are arranged with the student at the beginning of their programme.

Students must be prepared to pay the fees at enrolment unless they have already paid in advance.

This course is offered with flexible starting dates, so the students can choose the start date and course duration that suits them, although we do not start students towards the end of the term study period. 

All applications must be made either online or at the School Office (KHR- 153), Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom KT1 2AQ.

Term Dates and Timetable

Term Dates for the academic year commencing September 2017/18

Autumn Term: 11 September 2017 - 15 December 2017

There is a half term holiday break 23 - 27 October 2017

Spring Term: 2 January 2018 - 30 March 2018

There is a half term holiday break 12 - 16 February 2018

Summer Term: 16 April 2018 - 29 June 2018

 There is a half term holiday break 28 - 31 May 2018

For public holidays and main term dates

Timetable: Students will be issued with a timetable after they have been assessed and enrolled.  Although the majority of the classes will be in the morning students should be available between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday – Friday until timetable is issued.

Timetable 17/18:

Group A: Mon: 10:15 - 17:00; Tue: 9:00 - 12:30; Wed: 9:00 - 12:30; Thu: 9:00 - 12:30; Fri: No class

Group B: Mon: 10:15 - 12:30; Tue: 9:00 - 12:30; Wed: 9:00 - 12:30; Thu: 9:00 - 12:30; Fri: 9:00 - 12:30

Group C: Mon: 10:15 - 17:00; Tue: 9:00 - 12:30; Wed: 9:00 - 12:30; Thu: 9:00 - 12:30; Fri: No class

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees 2017/18

Number of Weeks (minimum 4) Total Hours of Study Tuition Fee Deposit Required
4 56 £640 £640
8 112 £1250 £1250
12 168 £1680 £1000
24 336 £3400 £2000
35 490 £4500 £2000

All Fees must be paid in advance before starting the course or at enrolment. Course materials are included in the fee. Students wishing to pay in advance must have applied through this website and used their Student Identification Number when making a payment. 

The tuition fee is non-refundable and non-transferable once the student has enrolled.  This means that if the student decides to leave their course for whatever reason, they will not receive a refund.  The exception to this is if the College cancels or curtails the course in which case a full or partial fee refund will be made.

Additional Information

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We can also help find local host family accommodation if required. Host family accommodation prices are from £155 per week. Local student accommodation information is also available through this link: http://kingston-college.ac.uk/component/k2/accommodation. These accommodation providers do not work for Kingston College and are for private Residential accommodation. 

For further information if you are a student moving to the UK or from the EEA (European Economic Area) please use the following link for further information about living and studying in the UK: http://kingston-college.ac.uk/international/student-advice 

Our fantastic leisure programme specially tailored to our EFL students includes reasonably priced trips. In the past these have included day trips to Hampton Court, the Houses of Parliament, Stonehenge and Hever Castle. (A small fee may be charged - between £10 and £25; transport is generally free of charge!) Residential trips are also available to places of interest in the UK, including the Isle of Wight and the Peak District (costs depending on length of stay).

We can provide a Kingston College certificate stating the level that the student has been assessed at (this is not an internationally recognised English Language Certificate); there are no final examinations for this course. However we try to help to guide students to meet their career aims.  The course can be used to work towards improving IELTS scores. Students can also work towards achieving a higher English Language level and study for their SELT (Secure English Language Test) e.g. IETLS or Trinity.

Students who would like to study English further are able to apply for the following programmes:

Full Time English Language Programme/Intensive Full Time English Language Programme

Part Time English Language Programme


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