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
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: You will learn how to approach and understand a number of texts taken from books, newspapers and magazines. You will learn how to show understanding of gist, main points, detail, text structure or specific information, deduce meaning or recognise opinion and attitude.
- Listening Skills: You will gain skills in understanding the meaning of spoken English and to extract detailed and specific information from the spoken text and to understand speakers' attitudes and opinions. You will focus on texts taken from a variety of text types including interviews, discussions, lectures and conversations.
- Speaking Skills: We will improve your ability to interact in conversational English in a range of contexts. It contains four parts, including an interview section, individual long turns, a collaborative task and a discussion. You are provided with stimulus materials such as photographs and drawings. You will normally take the Speaking Test in pairs.
- Writing Skills: You will learn the valuable skills of writing reports, letters of application, leaflets, formal and informal letters, articles, memos, book/film reviews, brochures and letters of application. These skills are both essential to the CAE and CPE as well as fundamental for university and business.
- Grammar Skills
* Auxiliary verbs
* Phrasal verbs
* Reported speech
* Relative clauses
* Verb patterns (gerund & infinitive)
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.
- weight training
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
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