Study on Oxford Street, in the heart of London!
A colourful and friendly environment, coffee shops and clothes shops on your doorstep in the buzzing locality of Central London. The school has excellent facilities and has been described by many people as very warm, friendly and inviting. A perfect environment to study in! With BBC News running all day in the relaxation area you are always learning even when you are not in the classroom! Lively and friendly teachers who make the lesson fun and educational!
Oxford street is one of the most accessible places in London with all types of transport links available. So staying in any part of London means getting to the school is very easy!
With a wide range of courses available, students can study General English at any level, Exam preparation courses such as IELTS, FCE and CAE also available. We also offer individual lessons for those students who want a more intensive course.
All of our groups are small with native teachers and groups have a good mix of nationalites!
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The nationality and age mix at Speak Up London varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 25. In the summer, the average age is 22.
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.
The teachers are very nice and the quality of teaching is good, as for part time study we can choose when to have classes which is good for those who want to improve English and explore the city at the same time. The school is located in the oxford street which is very convenient.Show details » Read more...
I had Adam as my teacher and he is excellent!! The class was nice too even though there was not a lot socializing apart from school, maybe because I was in the morning classes. The number of people (between 3 and 11) was also really nice. I think it's a big advantage that the school is at the oxford street. It can be really loud and hot but it's still okay. I can understand why there are not normal tables with chairs because the classrooms are really small but that's something what made it a bit uncomfortable for me. The staff is really nice and always helped when there was any problem.Show details » Read more...
April 2019 - 1 week FCE Training
It was a great week and Brian teached me in every part of the test.
I learned a lot. We were 4 students - it was perfect.
Thank you very much!
5 stars for you
The staff were friendly. And they responded to requests to change the class.
The teachers were great! I learned a lot. The exercises were adapted to my level, I progressed in a short timeShow details » Read more...
I liked that they were flexible with the teaching hours, I didn't like the facilities and that every employee of the school instead speaking in English to help improve that abilities would speak in whatever language the students or other member of the faculty they speak in those languages. I heard more spanish that English.Show details » Read more...
I liked it all very much. Good school, good teachers. Interesting lessons. Convenient location of the school.Show details » Read more...
B2 level is not B2. It is very low levels because anyone can subscribe to any course even if they don't have the level for. There should be a entry test level for every person. However the teachers give their best and are really willing to help everyone, there is a very personable follow-up. Moreover, the staff is very nice and helpful. The activities proposed are very nice and gives a good first integration into London. The Business class has a excellent level, and the teachers were absolutly incredible. A shame that it couldn't fit to my shcedule.Show details » Read more...
Tell us how you liked the:
classes - very cold
teachers - super
location - convenient
facilities, activities - according my requirements
housing - I'm lucky, everything good.
Speak Up London, is very well located, the place is comfortable in general. The groups were small, the teachers are very good and friendly and good environments are generated.
I need to have more material, the books used (my course was intensive) should make them available to the students at the beginning and / or indicate how to buy them before arriving, that would help a lot in the learning process. The Internet a little complicated, but with help we solve it
I would repeat it again and I am evaluating taking classes on Skype.
The Course was very good and the teacher Chris was also excellent, he was so friendly and kind. However, I didn`t get accent reduction courses.Show details » Read more...
I did not like the school very well
the schedule weekely cheang and also teacher chenge
Good class equipment, all the aids were available. Teacher at a high professional level. I have the most gambling in the form of games. Extra activities super / bar Roxy ane pic-nic /. Free speaking course - great. I lived / Holborn - zone 1 / from school 20 minute wolk - perfect.Show details » Read more...
I began on Intermediate course because I only did one online test. When I arrived to Speak London nobody speaks with me about another level test. At 9:00 I was in my assigned classroom and I knew my classmates and teacher. The teacher was good.
My classmates had all kind of levels: some a good level, better than me, other a low level, worst than me. That's not a problem, except when I had to speak with some of their who didn't say nothing.
On the second class, because I had an intensive course, quickly, the teacher heard me and asked me to change my level to upper intermediate.
My time on the school I went to intermediate in my first lesson, some times with 16 classmates in a small and warm room; and I went to upper intermediate lesson for my second class. There, I have known great mates with who I keep contact now.
This summer with the enormous problem of noise for works in neighboring buildings, I could enjoy two breakfast-lessons with Ana. One of them about poetry, and another about food, and I am very glad with this lessons where I learned knew english skills.
The lessons, in general, were interesting and dynamic. The homework was affordable. The school's situation in the city is good, but the building is really old (1886) and de toilets was not enough and sometimes out of order. It would be fantastic if the school was a big room where to have a cup of te, because when it rains, and it rains several times, it is hard to have a te in 15 minutes break.
The wifi works well, but no the computers, not enough too. The same room for computers is the room to take our snack.
I was living in a hostel, I can't say nothing about the housing, and I didn't know anyone housing by this school.
About the school, everything was great, but the accommodation was not very comfortable, because it was so far from the school, it took me an hour to get to the school, plus the WiFi connection was very bad. I had to go the living room to be able to use it.Show details » Read more...
The lessons were very interesting. The teachers were professionals. The speaking class was a very good experience. The exchange among the students were good but some teachers use it a lot so they don't provide much to students.
Generally, It was a very good experience.
I liked the school, the people, the teachers and the best was the location since it is close to any place.Show details » Read more...
The strength of Speak Up are the teachers. They were able to point out to me my main problems and they helped me to overcome them. Thank you SpeakUpShow details » Read more...
The school was very good. I stayed in this school for 12 weeks. It was awesome. The teachers were very friendly and also the students. The location of the school is brilliant. The price is excellent. Some student from other language schools switched to Speak Up London. You will get your money's worth in this school. I would recommend it everyone.
P.S.: The Friday party once every 2 weeks were also super.
The classes were helpful in a lot of ways. I liked the speaking classes as well. The teachers were good and friendly. They did their best to help you.
I liked the location cause it was in the middle of London and everything was near there. The activities, like having a gathering in a lounge, were really helpful as well to communicate with different people. This helped with our speaking.
This experience improved my speaking a lot, and also helped me to know more about grammar.
Thank you Speak Up London for all the good times I had there. I'll be there again one day to learn more.
Classes: I think the classes were interesting, but they weren't exactly what I needed. We learned how to write a cover letter and how to prepare for an interview to get a job. In fact, I already have a job and what I have to improve on is the conversation. For example - conversation on the phone with clients. I know this class proposed this type of exercise, but unfortunately it was not this way during my stay in London.
Schedule: The schedule was a positive. I was on holiday and I could sleep later than ordinary. It was difficult though to have a normal lunch, and difficult to enjoy the Museum.
Teacher: I liked the teacher because he was really involved and dynamic.
Location: It was a nice location. It was close to everything, and it was easy to find - I have nothing negative to say about it.
The school is very nice and different.Show details » Read more...
The teachers and staff were really helpful and friendly.Show details » Read more...
Well, I like everything. Teacher Grag is an amazing guy, and Teacher Jay was too. Next to everything, I like the places and my classmates.Show details » Read more...
I like meeting people from different countries and speaking with them all. The building could be cleaner.Show 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 around 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 16 - 99. 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
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in London, but this tends to be more expensive. Speak Up London provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. 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 . 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 £ 50 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.
We are a reputable and well established British Council Accredited English school based in a fantastic location in the heart of London – Oxford Street.
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Yes, it is possible to take the course for 16 weeks.
We have some students residences in zone 1. In regards to home stay, just few families are available in zone 1 and should be booking with months in advance. As this booking is for summer, I reckon that should not be a problem to find it, but I do not promise that I can get it, as those hosts are subject to availability. It will be really close but it will not be within a stone's throw away from the school, public transport is always needed here.
In regards to this student enquiry, there is probably a mistake as he has chosen European prices with no visa for the General English course. I can add both courses in the same SVV letter, so we do not need to charge twice the courier fee. Registration fee is just needed to register at school, so just one payment is required, please do not charge twice this admin fee.
Yes We deal with CADIVI .
I have found something in zone 1 for your student scared of long distances. Please find it attached and let me know if she is happy with that. If she is, I strongly recommend her to book as soon as possible, otherwise it can goes easily due to the high demand we have in summer.
Unfortunately we cannot accept this student as he does not fulfill the criteria required for students enrolled at Speak Up.
If this student is from Spain, she does not need any visa so the price for her would be cheaper. All the materials are included in the price. If the student requires a book to study at home apart from the material provided, she have to give a deposit, which is totally refundable when they give the books back. Exam fee is not included, they have to book it here minimum one moth in advance to do in a Cambridge official center. We provide all the information requested about what steps to follow.
We actually owns both floors, 2nd and 4th. And we will be able to allocate more students soon in another floor that we recently acquired. I will keep you updated about this.