Edgware Academy has been teaching English in the heart of London since 1997. The Academy is located in Edgware Road, a few steps away Marble Arch, Paddington and Oxford Street. The school's great location makes it convenient for students to travel from all over London.
Our small size classes allow our students to feel quickly at home and make fast progress in learning English. Students may choose from General English courses, IELTS preparation courses or Intensive English courses. Edgware Academy also caters for tailor-made courses for individual learning needs.
Edgware Academy has facilities that include a computer room with free internet access, self-study materials, a students lounge. The school also offers social activities providing students a great advantage to socialize and visit interesting places.
The nationality and age mix at Edgware Academy varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 24.
EA does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
I really liked my experience at Edgware Academy, especially because of a very versatile group of students attending classes, in terms of ethnic background as well as age. I liked the fact that the classes were very relaxed, and there was the right balance between grammar, vocabulary and speaking exercises - none too many and none too much.
The teachers were great.
The location was also great, near Hyde Park, near to the tube. Facilities were OK, except, I would prefer wooden chairs or something from more natural materials. When you sit in the classroom for the entire day, it is great if the chairs are comfortable.
I arranged my own housing.
I only give 2 stars because of the linguistic competence of the teacher, but the organization within the classroom has left a lot to be desired. The pupils mostly arrived late and translating never told them anything. There was a continuous use of mobile phones during the lesson time without the slightest respect for the class and the teacher. Moreover, the strangest thing to me is that however I have not found, and that Friday, for me last lesson of the course, the hours in the class have been replaced by the visit to the beautiful market port. Honestly, I find this situation inadequate replacement, as I have paid for hours of lessons and the fact of going out is in my opinion of social activities and not the hours of class. Social activities should be written beyond the hours of lessons that have been agreed. Moreover, while Thursday my teacher had told me to have talked with the school director who had allowed me to attend the lessons of the course above mine, on Friday morning when I showed up for the course the director told me that all the courses they would go to port beautiful market. I do not think this is adequate and that it is correct.Show details » Read more...
I liked the location, the classes, the activities and teachers' patience. The location is perfect, in the middle of everything.Show details » Read more...
It was an amazing experience. Teachers, advisor etc. all of them worked wonderfully and they taught us step by step. A very good organizationShow details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in London. These homes are often between 25 - 50 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from EA. Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.
If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged £ 65 when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to London based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
Edgware Academy has been teaching English in the heart of London since 1997. The Academy is located in Edgware Road, a few steps away from Marble Arch, Paddington and Oxford Street. The school's great location makes it convenient for students to travel from all over London.