Part Time EFL - English as a Foreign Language: Daytime (6 hours a week) or Evening (4 hours a week) (18 years and above)

Improve your English Language skills and your prospects in the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames.

Our English as a Foreign Language classes are offered at all study levels from Elementary to Advanced (subject to numbers).  We offer daytime and evening study options - please see timetables below. The minimum level for our classes is Elementary (A2 – CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference).

As a new applicant you will be asked to take a placement test (free of charge) to assess your level of English and identify the best level of study to suit your needs.  Online application needed before taking the test – Click on link below to apply online.  For more information please telephone on 020 8268 2999 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We offer general English classes which will develop your English Language skills using speaking, reading, writing and listening. We have a student-centred approach where the students are at the heart of what we do.

We also have Cambridge Exam preparatory courses which focus on the language and skills you need to pass these well-respected and world-wide recognised exams.

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. Lessons are fun and challenging so you will make progress quickly and enjoy your time in the classroom! There are many other reasons students choose to study English (EFL) at Kingston College: 

  • Accredited by the British Council

  • We are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence

  • Classes are conducted by 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

  • Excellent progression opportunities

  • Outstanding Cambridge English exams pass rate

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

  • Maximum class size 20 students. Average class size: 16

  • Regular homework and constructive feedback

  • One to one tutorial sessions with your teacher to discuss progress and set personalised learning targets specific to your needs

  • Leisure programme available, including free sports classes, trips and a discounted gym membership

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

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

Students normally remain at the same level for two terms.  Progression to the next level depends upon success in the end of term test and good attendance. Progression onto a higher level class is at the discretion of the tutor. Please make sure you have discussed with your tutor which course is suitable for the coming term and agree that it is the correct level.

Students may take officially recognised Cambridge Exams such as the KET/FCE/PET/CAE/CPE once they have attended an EFL course and reached the appropriate level, as recommended by the tutor.

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

Daytime Class Timetable

The tuition fee is £420.00 - this includes 60 hours tuition, six hours per week for 10 weeks PLUS an additional week of individual tutorials.

Course book not included – £30. The FCE, CAE and CPE exam fees are: FCE £77, CAE £81, CPE £88.

EFL DAY CLASS TIMETABLE

GENERAL ENGLISH CLASSES

  DAYS OF ATTENDANCE TIME
Elementary Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 09:15-10:15 (break) 10:30-11:30 
Pre-Intermediate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30-13:30 (break) 13:45-14:45
Intermediate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 09:15-10:15 (break) 10:30-11:30
Upper-Intermediate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30-13:30 (break) 13:45-14:45
EXAM CLASSES
     
FCE – First Certificate Monday, Thursday, Friday 09:15-10:15 (break) 10:30-11:30
CAE – Advanced Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 09:15-10:15 (break) 10:30-11:30
CPE -Proficiency Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30 - 13:30 (break) 13:45 - 14:45

Evening Class Timetable

The tuition fee is £310.00 which includes 40 hours tuition, 4 hours per week for 10 weeks PLUS an additional week of individual tutorials.

Course book not included – £30. The FCE, CAE and CPE exam fees are: FCE £77, CAE £81, CPE £88.

EFL EVENING CLASS TIMETABLE
GENERAL ENGLISH CLASSES
  DAYS OF ATTENDANCE                 TIME                  
Elementary  Monday, Wednesday 19:00-20:00 (break) 20:10-21:10 
Pre-Intermediate Tuesday, Wednesday 19:00-20:00 (break) 20:10-21:10
Intermediate Monday, Wednesday 19:00-20:00 (break) 20:10-21:10
Upper-Intermediate Monday, Thursday 19:00-20:00 (break) 20:10-21:10
EXAM CLASSES
     
FCE – First Certificate Monday, Wednesday 19:00-20:00 (break) 20:10-21:10
CAE – Advanced Tuesday, Thursday 19:00-20:00 (break) 20:10-21:10
IELTS (preparation course) Tuesday, Thursday 19:00-20:00 (break) 20:10-21:10 

Classes are run subject to numbers.

Course Start Dates

17-18 (10 weeks of tuition + 1 week of individual tutorials = 11 weeks)

Term 1: 18th September 2017 - 8th December 2017 (half-term break 23 - 27 October 17)

MAIN ENROLMENT PERIOD FOR TERM 2: 11th - 15th December 17

Term 2: 2nd January 2018 - 23rd March 2018 (half-term break 12 - 16 February 18)

MAIN ENROLMENT PERIOD FOR TERM 3: 26th - 30th March 18

Term 3: 16th April 2018 - 6th July 2018 (half-term break 28 - 31 May 18)

For public holidays and main College term dates  

Course Content

General English is taught at all levels except complete beginners and students can also prepare for the Cambridge Exams.

Courses cover grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, and give students the necessary speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to progress to the next level.

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. Lessons are fun and challenging so you will make progress quickly and enjoy your time in the classroom!

Classes are popular so please apply early. Minimum age: 18. 

Progression

Students normally remain at the same level for two terms.  Progression to the next level depends upon success in the end of term test and good attendance. Progression onto a higher level class is at the discretion of the tutor. Please make sure you have discussed with your tutor which course is suitable for the coming term and agree that it is the correct level.

Students may take officially recognised Cambridge Exams such as the KET/FCE/PET/CAE/CPE once they have attended an EFL course and reached the appropriate level, as recommended by the tutor.

Please note, students are not allowed to take the official examinations without enrolling, paying the tuition fee in full and completing the entire course. We do not accept students on an exam-only basis; all students must enrol and complete a full programme of study to be entered for the Cambridge Exams.

Students who would like to continue with their English studies are able to apply for the following programmes:  

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

14 Hours per week English Language Programme

Additional Information

Payment: Full fees must be paid at enrolment by cash, cheque or card. There is no option for instalment payments. No fee waivers or concessions are available. Places are non-transferrable. 

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

Local student accommodation information and costs is 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.

Office Contact Details - Adult ESOL & EFL:  Telephone: 020 8268 3079 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Address: Room 1.53, First Floor, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2AQ

Testimonials

Find out here what our students are saying about EFL at Kingston College:

“I came to the UK last November and joined the EFL course at Kingston College from January. After only one term I managed to pass the FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English) exam which was great! I then progressed onto the CAE course which gave me a lot of confidence and I am sure my CV will be more interesting for potential employers. When I get back home I will be working for our family business and I will be able to communicate with our customers and suppliers in English which I am very proud of!"

"I have met a lot of great people at the College, including my classmates and teachers. The feeling of being able to watch a film or read a book in English is mind-blowing!”

Katerina Grubnerova from Czech Republic

“I went to Kingston College while I was here as an au-pair. I can definitely say that my English has improved. Mostly by speaking English in everyday life but also through the English classes. I have done the FCE and the CAE classes and have been in the College for three terms".

"I enjoyed the topics, the content of the lessons and the humorous way of teaching. In the future I am planning to go back to Germany to start university. My English skills could help me when I have to talk to people who can only speak English and with my studies”.

Lisa Husenbeth from Germany

“I have been studying English at Kingston College for 10 months. I started attending the Upper-Intermediate class in September and moved up to FCE in January. Fortunately I was able to take the FCE exam in March and obtained the Cambridge First Certificate which I am really proud of!"

"I am in the CAE class now which is quite demanding and well-structured as our teacher is really organised and makes every lesson as interesting as possible."

"We are not just learning grammar – it is more about understanding and being able to speak the language itself. I am enjoying the classes very much because the group is quite small so everyone has the opportunity to get answers immediately and to participate. What I also like about this College is that the classes are three times a week – at the beginning I was a bit sceptical that it was going to be too much for me to have to cope with but then I realised that this really helped me to learn faster as you are more likely to focus on your studies in class than at home!"

"To sum up, I would say that attending EFL classes at Kingston College has shown me how much of a language you can actually learn in just one year! My English knowledge has improved a lot during these three terms and I am certain I can use these skills back home as I am applying for an English Degree course at university back in Germany!”

Laura Pritzkow from Germany

 

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