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
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 International Office, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom KT1 2AQ.
Term Dates and Timetable
Term Dates for the academic year commencing September 2016/17
Autumn Term: 12 September 2016 - 16 December 2016
There is a half term holiday break 24 - 28 October 2016
Spring Term: 3 January 2017 - 31 March 2017
There is a half term holiday break 13 - 17 February 2017
Summer Term: 18 April 2017 - 30 June 2017
There is a half term holiday break 29 May – 2 June 2017
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.
Elementary: Mon: 10.15 - 17.00, Tue: 9.00 - 12.30, Wed: 9.00 - 12.30, Thu: 9.00 - 12.30, Fri: No class
Intermediate: Mon: 10.15 - 12.30, Tue: 9.00 - 12.30, Wed: 9.00 - 12.30, Thu: 9.00 - 14.30, Fri: 10.15 - 12.30
Upper-Intermediate: 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 2016/17
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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.
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: