Full Time English Language for International Students - 20 Hours a week (18 years and above)

The Full Time English Language Programme has been offered at Kingston College for the past ten years and is designed to provide students with the necessary level of English to progress on to their chosen course of academic study or career. We welcome students aged 18 years and above. There are many reasons students choose to study Full Time English at Kingston College:

  • We are accredited by the British Council

  • We are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence

  • Kingston College is a UKVI Tier 4 Sponsor

  • Students requiring a visa will need to apply for a Short Term Study Visa
  • Many students work towards achieving a higher English Language level and study for their SELT (Secure English Language Test) e.g. IELTS or Trinity
  • We have an excellent record of progression - most students completing the Full Time English course go on to undergraduate or post-graduate studies

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

  • No more than 18 students per class. Average class size: 8

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

  • 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

  • Regular homework and constructive feedback

  • Regular one to one tutorial sessions with the tutor to discuss progress and set personalised learning targets specific to your needs

  • Course material included in the fee

  • Support and guidance are available from when you apply until when you complete your course

  • Accommodation advice is available
  • A great opportunity to make new friends from all over the world
  • 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

  • Central London, with all its attractions, is only 20 minutes away by train

    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. Read last inspection report here

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years old or over. 

All students must take an initial assessment test before starting the English Language Course to ensure they are placed in the correct level class.  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.

All applications must be made either online or at the School Office (KHR 1.53), Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom KT1 2AQ.

Duration, Delivery and Fees

Full time courses are offered with flexible starting dates, so the student 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. The student will be given their individual timetable at enrolment. 

Timetable: Students must be available between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday - Friday.  Once the student has had their initial assessment they will be given a timetable.

Timetable 17-18:

Group A: Mon: 10.15 - 17.00, Tue: 9.00 - 15.45, Wed: 9.00 - 15.45, Thu: 9.00 - 15.45, Fri: No class

Group B: Mon: 10.15 - 17.00, Tue: 9.00 - 12.30, Wed: 9.00 - 12.30, Thu: 9.00 - 12.30, Fri: 9:00 - 17.00

Group C: Mon: 10.15 - 17.00, Tue: 9.00 - 15.45, Wed: 9.00 - 15.45, Thu: 9.00 - 15.45, Fri: No class


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

Public holidays and general College term dates.

Please use the grid below to estimate your fees as a guide: courses cost £225 GBP per week.  Fees may be reduced if the student studies over a longer period.  All tuition fees quoted may be subject to change.

Course materials are included in the tuition fee.

 Tuition Fees 2017/18

Number of Weeks (minimum 4) Total Hours of Study Tuition Fee Deposit Required
4 (one month) 80 £920 £920
8 120 £1370 £1370
12 - 1 term (3 months - minimum time recommended to advance one band in IELTS) 240 £2700 £2200
24 - 2 terms (6 months) 480 £5000 £2200
35 - 3 terms (9 months) 700 £6500 £2200

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

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

Fees for students who are financially sponsored through their Embassy will be charged at a higher rate to cover extra administration costs (£250 approx).


Students can hope to improve by 0.5 on the IELTS scale for every term of full time study. Students completing our English Language programmes may progress onto different courses at Kingston College or university courses. Most students work towards improving their scores for a SELT (Secure English Language Test e.g. IELTS - International English Language Test).  Students can continue on to another year of full time English if required.

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. 

Additional Information

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 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.

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