To provide our students with the opportunity to form friendships with people from all over the world while sharing the experience of living and learning English in London, whilst also enabling our students to achieve personal, academic and business success through the knowledge of English.
Speak Up London English language school exists to promote academic excellence through high quality processes of teaching and learning. they seek to maximise individual potential by providing rich and engaging educational experiences and challenges with the support of talented and trained staff, in a safe and caring environment using modern pedagogical techniques and innovative teaching methods. Speak Up London want to assist individuals who are articulate, autonomous, life-long learners who develop the cognitive skills to think critically and creatively, to evaluate information and to collaborate with staff and other students in order to assess their own attainment and progress.
General English course runs throughout the year. Students have the choice to register from 1 to 48 weeks and can choose to study in the morning from 9am to 12pm, or in the afternoon from 12.15pm to 3.15 pm or from 4pm to 7pm.
Students are required to take an entry level English test in order to assess their level and must also fill out a needs analysis form.
Speak Up London will provide its students with all the learning materials in class and it is also possible to rent or purchase the coursebook at the reception (£20 to £25 depending on the book).
IELTS course is designed for learners who wish to obtain a highly recognized accreditation, as well as, improve their English skills. The course includes working on general language, grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening, writing, as well as, pronunciation and speaking.
The exam which is split into four parts consists of three parts of speaking, three sections of reading, four sections of listening and two tasks of writing. Each section will be explained in depth and practiced in test conditions within the class to make sure each part is clear.
An IELTS course at Speak Up London will help you to gain confidence in all aspects of the exam and in your own English skills. Constant feedback, correction and emphasis on speaking will give you an opportunity to develop your English. Helpful methods for reading and listening, writing correction and workshops, where the test will be analyzed, will also help you to completely understand and familiarize yourself with the exam.
While studying you will also learn and practice the key elements of the IELTS exam which will be studied in depth along with tips and advice and specific vocabulary to help you gain the level you want. Every Friday, you will do a supervised IELTS Mock Exam, checked by your tutor, to show your progression and give you some guidance on which parts to improve on.
Finally our material will be hand selected to improve on crucial areas, these include phrasal verbs and idioms to impress the examiner and help you to achieve the score you want.
All of the 5 main areas of English that students are tested on are covered – reading, writing,use of English, listening and speaking. Up to date course books are used as a guideline and structure for the classes, but are supplemented with a lot of extra handpicked materials and taken on occasional excursions which aim to immerse students into real life examples of speaking English.
Teachers seek constant improvement from the students and set demanding tasks which push the students to progress. A mock FCE exam is undertaken every Friday so that students become accustomed to the requirements of the exam, teachers have a record of their continual development and allows both the teacher and student to make the best decision on when to take the exam.
Speak Up London is a Cambridge Exam Preparation Centre and our CAE lessons offer students the opportunity to study in a fun, challenging and engaging environment which encourages them to aim for the highest possible level of achievement. All of the 5 main areas of English that students’ are tested on are covered – Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking.
Up to date course books are used as a guideline and structure for the classes, but are supplemented with a lot of extra handpicked materials and taken on occasional excursions which aim to immerse students into real life examples of speaking English. Teachers seek constant improvement from the students and set demanding tasks which push the students to strive for academic excellence.
A CAE mock exam is undertaken every Friday so that students become accustomed to the requirements of the exam; teachers have a record of their continual development which allows both the teacher and student to make the best decision on when to take the exam.
The exam is accepted by educational institutions worldwide, including top universities and colleges in Australia, North America and the UK. As well as using your certificate for university applications worldwide. The exam focuses on Level C1 (IELTS band score 6.5 to 8.0) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) the level required for academic and professional success. Supported by the largest research programme of its kind, the exam is designed to be fair to users of all nationalities and linguistic backgrounds. It covers all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Stand out from the crowd and get your CAE certificate now!
This course is not your typical Business English course; it is a little bit different from what you find at other language schools. Speak Up London designed a special Professional English course for you, that doesn’t simply throw a lot of vocabulary at you, but will actually teach you several professional skills, which you will be using in the working environment. This not-a-typical Business English course covers several topics over a period of 12 weeks.
During this time you will learn everything from how to create a CV and cover letter for your job application and how to impress at the job interview. Starting with writing high-quality emails and making/receiving phone calls in a professional manner, we will work towards improving your negotiation skills with customers and suppliers from different business fields.
Finally you will also learn how to hold a good presentation for your boss, colleagues and customers so that you can feel self-confident in every possible situation you will be thrown into at the time of your employment.
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“Having worked with them since 2013, I can state that London Homestays have always taken care to match our students with suitable host families. They have a very friendly yet professional approach to their work. Our students have enjoyed staying at their homestays. Overall, students say that their host families are attentive and welcoming.”Carl Roberton, Principal, Stafford House School of English
“We at Burlington School have worked with London Homestays since 2014, and I professionally know the team since 2009 when I worked for another company in the education and accommodation industry. Having had the opportunity to work with London Homestays since the company started operations in London, all of the enquiries have been dealt with in a dedicated and timely manner, the team members are customer-oriented and always provide an exceptional accommodation experience to our students. I have no hesitation to recommend London Homestays as excellent accommodation providers and business partners.”Eliane Tomasi, Accommodation & Welfare Officer, Burlington School
“LSC Stanton has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.”Nick Bray, Managing Director, London Study Centre
“Cooperation with London Homestays is always great! We highly appreciate proactive approach and effort to ensure the best possible services for our groups. We always had a great clean accommodation, friendly family and smart local organisers. Students of our groups were satisfied and they enjoyed staying in London very much. We would like to recommend this agency. The whole team is very kind.”Miroslava Foltýnová, Owner, CK Bus Tours
“We offer internships in London to European students and looked for a reliable partner to provide accommodation to our candidates. We have been very happy with the services provided by London Homestays, as have our candidates, as they have always received quickly information on families, the possibility to book a room in a short delay and also a good quality of families. I would recommend without any doubt this agency. The team is very professional, efficient and friendly :). We hope to send new trainees soon!”Stéphanie Frassanito, Program Manager, Work Overseas
“Our school from the Czech Republic has had great experiences with London Homestays. They are one of the only hosting agencies who would accept our very young guests (under 12). The host families were generally welcoming, kind, and accommodating. The service provided by the coordinator Kate O’Connor and other admin staff is second to none.”Kate Powers, Vice Principal for English Studies, Sunny Canadian International School
It was an amazing experience, I’ve found a new home where I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!Laura, student from France: Homestay booking in Zone 2
I felt completely at ease and very comfortable with my host! She was really kind…many thanks!Doris, student from Italy: Superior homestay in Zone 2
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