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Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination: England  
Category: Language Schools
Specialty: English  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: 50
Course Level: Intermediate
Min Price: 144 Pound Sterling (GBP) per course
Max Price: 2154 Pound Sterling (GBP) per course

Our School is situated at 5 Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, in beautiful Suffolk. Our classrooms and offices occupy the upper floors of a 17th century building in the heart of the historic town centre. The classrooms overlook the beautiful Abbey Gardens with the romantic ruins in the foreground and the rolling Suffolk countryside beyond. On the ground floor there is a traditional English tea room and restaurant.

10 reasons to choose studying at our School:
- Small groups - average 8 and maximum 12 per class
- Personal care and attention is a priority to all students
- Start any Monday
- Good mixture of nationalities
- We are registered with the UK Government's Department of Education - see register
- We are the only English school in Bury
- Great school location in centre of Bury: park & cathedral opposite
- 50 minutes from London Stansted Airport
- Fully qualified and experienced teachers
- We are an authorised Cambridge University ESOL Exam Centre

Faculty Information:
Courses are available throughout the year and students may start on any Monday during term time for a minimum of two weeks. The syllabus will include:
- Reading Skills: Understanding semi-authentic texts of various kinds (informative and general interest) and deducing meaning through gist, detail and text structure.

- Writing Skills: Learning the skills of writing letters (formal and informal), articles, reports and compositions for a given purpose and target readers covering a range of topics.

- Listening Skills: Learning the skills of listening for detail and gist in order to understand meaning. You will practise by listening to short extracts and longer monologues. The syllabus includes:
* Chats
* conversations
* discussions
* interviews
* quizzes
* radio plays
* transactions
* talks
* reports
* stories
* lectures
* speeches
* public announcements etc.

- Speaking Skills: Interacting in conversational English in a variety of contexts; demonstrating this through appropriate control of grammar and vocabulary; discourse management, pronunciation and interactive communication. The syllabus includes:
* Introductions
* descriptions
* comparisons
* agreeing
* disagreeing
* discussing
* problem-solving and questioning.

- Grammar Skills
* present tense review: simple and continuous
* past simple, continuos and perfect
* future tenses: will, going to and present continuous
* present perfect: simple and continuous (for/since)
* modal verbs: can, could, needn't etc.
* relative clauses: relative and non-relative (which, that etc.)
* conditionals, zero, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
* 'make' versus 'do'
* phrasal verbs
* adjective phrases
* idioms
* linking words: to improve sentence building
* passive voice
* prepositional phrases
* gerunds and infinitives
* word formation: verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs

Other Activities:
These activities include:
- Excursions to London, Cambridge, Brighton and more. These take place on a regular basis during the year.
- Catching up with the latest film releases at the new multi-screen cinema.
- Social evenings including our international food evenings. They are popular with students and teachers alike. Veritable feasts and not to be missed!!!
- As Bury St Edmunds has the second oldest theatre in England, trips to the Theatre Royal to see plays and musicals are a feature of life at the School.
- Every May, the Bury St Edmunds Festival takes place, which means a host of theatrical, musical, artistic and sporting events around the town.
- At Christmas, a formal end-of-year dinner at a local club has become a great annual tradition.
- Informal trips to the pub.

Activities easily available at the local Leisure Centre and around town include:
- ten-pin bowling.
- swimming,
- squash
- volleyball
- weight training
- aerobics
- yoga
- badminton
- tennis

Facility Information:

This type of accommodation is a perfect way to learn about the British way of life: food, customs and traditions. It is also the best way to practise your English conversation skills outside of school. Our families come from interesting backgrounds and want to learn about you! Accommodation is personally arranged by the Welfare Officer to ensure that each and every student is made to feel welcome and part of the family. Three good meals are provided each day. You will join the family for breakfast and dinner, but packed lunches are provided for school days. Your will usually have your own room with comfortable bed, wardrobe, cupboards and desk for homework. Most rooms have either a TV or stereo system and it may be possible to share the internet connection as well. Access to a telephone can usually be arranged. The homes are mostly located in Bury St Edmunds town, a short walk from both the school and the shops.


For the more independent student, this choice allows you the freedom to shop and cook for yourself. Self-catering accommodation is still carefully chosen so that the student can live with friendly English people wherever possible. Standards are kept high but the costs are lower. Most of the self-catering accommodation is in walking distance of the town centre.

Students can choose from:
- 6 hours per week (2 mornings)
- 9 hours per week (3 mornings)
- 12 hours per week (4 mornings)
- 15 hours per week (5 mornings)
- 21 hours per week (5 mornings + 3 afternoons)
- 24 hours per week (5 mornings + 4 afternoons)

- Homestay - £105 per week
- Self-catering - £70 - £85 per week

About This Supplier
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Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2006
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We have provided quality English teaching for over 13 years. During this time, students from more than 50 different countries have made exceptional progress and achieved outstanding results in the Cambridge University PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL and LCCI English for Business Exams. Our students are cared for in...

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