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The A2Z Experience

Find out more about your study experience with A2Z

When you come to A2Z School of English, you come to learn English and to have the experience of a lifetime! At A2Z we know how important it is for our students to quickly feel settled, comfortable and happy. That is why we are more than just a school. Our students, teachers and support staff are all part of a community that is waiting for you to join.

Life at school About A2Z and our schools

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About our students

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Life as a student at A2Z

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Our teachers and classes Meet our teachers

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Your level of English, classes and timetables

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The A2Z Method A2Z Plus

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Modules 19 Exam English

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One-to-One

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TEFL teacher training

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Internships and Demi-Pair Programmes

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Summer Schools (soccer and music)

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Make the most of your experience

THE EXP ERIENCE OF

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About Manchester

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About London

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About Dublin

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Your social life

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Exploring the UK and Ireland

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We are here to help Your accommodation

James Taylor - CEO

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Student support and Visas

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Enrolling

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Life at School

About A2Z and our schools

WHY CHOOSE A2Z? 1)

Learn English with the A2Z Method: 70% speaking and listening, learn English faster and better!

Our schools are located in some of the most vibrant cities in the world, London,

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Build your own course with modules and one to one lessons.

Manchester and Dublin. Home to hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants, theatres,

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Wide range of Examination classes, including IELTS, First Certificate and Business English.

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Three amazing cities: London, Manchester and Dublin.

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Small class sizes: Average 8 students.

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Students from all over the world: More than 100 different nationalities.

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Native English Speaking Teachers.

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Social events all week, including football every week.

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Support staff that understand you: More than 10 languages spoken.

galleries and museums. Everything a visitor wants!

10) Free internet - WiFi and wired, plus free self-study resources.

OUR ACCREDITATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: A2Z schools are accredited by leading accreditation bodies and authorities. Accreditation means that we have been assessed by international organisations and have high levels of quality service. Our accreditations include* : • British Council Accreditation - London and Manchester • EnglishUK members - London and Manchester • Independent Schools Inspectorate - London and Manchester • Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor - Manchester • TOEIC accreditation - London, Manchester and Dublin • EDI accredited – all schools

Every year we welcome more than 1,000 students to our schools in England and Ireland. Our schools have excellent, modern teaching facilities whilst offering a relaxed and friendly environment for you to learn English. Our teachers are dedicated to providing you with the very best opportunity to learn. We offer a range of courses for all levels including the A2Z Method, which is one of the fastest ways to learn English. But coming to one of our schools is not just about learning English, it is about having the experience of a lifetime and at A2Z that is exactly what we offer.

We look forward to welcoming you to A2Z School of English.

Rishi Maudhub Operations Director * Correct at time of going to print. August 2013.

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Life at School

About A2Z and our schools Our schools are equipped to high standards, providing the perfect learning environment.

Reception area Our friendly multilingual reception teams are always available to help during school hours. They speak many languages including Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Farsi, Portugese, French and Korean.

Student lounge

Students meet up here before, during and after classes to socialise, drink a coffee and of course, to practise their English!

Lots of friendly students One of the best things about our schools is the students. There are always other students at school who are happy to chat, help and offer advice.

Computer area Computers are available for you to use whenever the school is open.

Free Wi-Fi Internet access whenever you are in the school.

Comfortable and welcoming classrooms The perfect place to learn English in relaxed surroundings.

Self Study Centre The perfect place to concentrate on your studies.

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Life at School

About our students

My story

At A2Z we teach students from all over the world and since the school first opened we have welcomed students from more than 100 countries. The wide mix of people and cultures make the school a great place for you to learn and a great place for us to teach. Student mix 2013: My name is Nadiya. I’m from Kazakhstan and studied English in London in July 2013. Why did I go there? That’s a strange question with an obvious answer – if you want to learn a language well the best idea is study it in the country where it is spoken.

Western Europe / Eastern Europe and Russia: 46%

I’m a very sociable person, but even if you are a little shy you will not be able Turkey, Middle East & Asia: 30%

to ignore the activities that the A2Z School organises, such as the game party,

Africa: 13%

cinema evenings and tea parties. Sometimes you can also go somewhere on a group tour, which is very exciting and useful for your language skills. In my opinion, if you come to study English you should do your best to speak,

Latin America: 11%

speak and speak in English and don’t speak with someone in your own language. That’s why during my stay in London I lived with a host family. During my stay here I spoke my own language for just a few hours – great! We did a lot of fun things: One day we had classes in a museum. We visited Thorpe park amusement park which was one of my most exciting days in UK. We also went to the Bath. It is a small town and one of the most beautiful cities in the

Top nationalities in 2013:

UK, it reminded me of Venice. During my weekends I also visited some clubs in London and had a lot fun there. My daily routine was to go to school, come home around 9pm (because of all the

Brazil

Colombia

Iran

Italy

S. Korea

Libya

Poland

Saudi

Spain

Venezuela

things that I used to do after my classes) then have dinner, check my homework and do some revision of the lessons I learned that day. Finally, I would go to bed and rest to recover my energy for new adventures the next day.

Student progress and exam results at A2Z School of English:

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of our students progress by at least one level while studying at A2Z School of English.

IELTS exams: 100% 80%

Cambridge exams:

95% reach their target level

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I’d like to say that while in London I had such a great time! I met a lot of nice,

60% level 6 or above

100% 80% 60% 40% 20%

100% pass rate!!

friendly and cool people. I made some really good friends. I will really miss my vacation in London. And I’m sure I will come back here. Now I experienced it myself, I can tell you with certainty that studying in A2Z London is highly recommended!

Nadia

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97% of our students would recommend our school to a friend.

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Our teachers and classes

Meet our teachers

JAMES

QUESTION: What makes a great school? ANSWER: Great Teachers!

I’ve been teaching English on and off for several years in Poland, Taiwan and Japan, all ages of students. I enjoy teaching English because I get to meet people from all over the world (both students and colleagues) and because I love seeing progress in students’

An English school is only as good as the teaching staff and at A2Z we make sure we have the

ability to express themselves in a foreign language; students are

very best teachers to help you to learn English.

also very entertaining! I travelled around the world after university

Our teachers are from England, America, Australia and many other English speaking

and my favourite places were, and still are, New Zealand and

countries and have exceptional spoken English. They are all experienced teachers with the

Japan. I love reading, watching art-house movies and photography.

relevant qualifications to help you get the most out of your time in the UK and Ireland. A lot of our teachers have also lived and taught English overseas, so they know what it feels like to be thousands of kilometres from home and have to make new friends and a new life.

MICHAEL I have been teaching English since July 2013. I enjoy teaching because I have a passion for the English language and became interested in teaching during my previous job as a Teaching Assistant in a high school. My recent travel experience has been an 800 mile inter-railing trip from Athens to Vienna, including

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Budapest and Zagreb. I also recently went to Munich, which

I have been teaching for 46 years including the UK and Jamaica.

was beautiful in the snow. My favourite hobby is going to gigs

I enjoy all aspects of the English language including drama, history

and festivals, and I recently went to Glastonbury where I saw the

and literature. I have visited 30 different countries including the

Rolling Stones. 

USA, China and Australia. I am a big Bruce Springsteen fan!

RACHEL I’ve now been teaching English for about 2 or 3 years including 1 year teaching in France. I’ve travelled a lot around Europe and I love

HAYLEY

visiting new countries and learning about different cultures. I always

I have been teaching English for nearly 2 years. I taught in South

wanted to teach English and studied teaching for 4 years at

Korea for over a year - a great experience! I love teaching

university. I love the English language and I love having the

English because I enjoy having students from all around the

opportunity to help people get to where they want to be in life. I’m

world in the classroom. I learn so much about cultures and

a Christian, so I spend a lot of free time getting involved with my

traditions. It’s very interesting! I have been lucky enough to

church. I also like to hang out with my friends and go to new places.

travel a lot; I have been to Asia, Europe, and Australia. My greatest experience to date is climbing Mount Fiji in Japan. It was amazing!

You can find out more about our teachers by visiting a2z-english.com/teachers

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About A2Z classes

Timetable planner

Whatever your reason to learn English we offer the right course for you:

At A2Z School of English you can personalise your own course by choosing

The A2Z Method and General English

Ideal for beginners to upper-intermediate level students. The A2Z Method is a very interactive class where learning is heavily based on speaking and listening. General English builds on the A2Z Method focusing on reading and writing as well as speaking and listening.

Modules

Students can take modules to boost skills in specific areas or as part time courses. General English modules include the A2Z Method, Reading and Writing, Conversation and Grammar and Vocabulary. Examination preparation modules include FCE, CAE, TOEIC and IELTS.

Exam Preparation

Our full time exam preparation courses include FCE, CAE and IELTS. Classes provide excellent preparation for exams and lead to certificates suitable for work or academic study.

Business English

This class focuses on the BEC and TOEIC exams and is for students who want to communicate confidently in English at work. Focuses on all aspects of English.

Internship and Demi-Pair Programmes

For EU students who want to study parttime and get part time work experience with a company or as a demi pair living with a family in the UK or Ireland. Both offer an excellent combination of cultural experience and the chance to study.

Summer School

Our summer school gives football loving students and aspiring musicians the opportunity to combine their passion with learning English. The programmes run for two weeks every summer.

Teacher Training

The Level 5 Cert TEFL course in teaching English as a foreign language is designed for those with little or no experience but who would like to start a career as an EFL teacher.

Not all classes are available at all times of day or in all schools. Classes are subject to minimum numbers of students and available space.

different modules and full time courses as well as one-to-one lessons. By adding together options and customising the course in this way we believe you will be able to progress faster and find your experience of learning English more enjoyable. The basic options correspond to our timetable and include full time courses, modules (which can also be part time courses) and one-to-one lessons. All lessons last 50 minutes. The options are:

Full time

Modules

One-to-One

= 20 lessons per week

= 4, 6, 8 or 10 lessons per week

= 1 or more lessons per week

You can use these options to build your own timetable. Here are some example timetables:

Example 1: Super intensive (30 lessons per week): Full time

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20 lessons/week 08.30 - 12.20 Mon - Fri

8 lessons/week 12.30 - 14.20 Mon - Thurs

One-to-One 2 lessons/week Friday 12.30 - 14.20

Example 2: Intensive (24 lessons per week): Full time 20 lessons/week 14.30 - 18.20 Mon - Fri

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Modules 4 lessons/week 18.30 - 20.20 Tues & Thurs

Example 3: Full time (20 lessons per week): Full time 20 lessons/week 08.30 - 12.20 Mon - Fri

Example 4: Part time (10 lessons per week): Modules 10 lessons/week 18.30 - 20.20 Mon - Fri

Example 5: One-to-One only (2 lessons per week):

Here is an example of a timetable Full TIme

One-to-One

Modules

2 lessons/week 12.30 - 14.20 Fridays

Full Time Modules

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Modules

Time

General English

08.30 - 10.20

A2Z Method

10.30 - 12.20

A2Z Plus

12.30 - 14.20

Reading and Writing

14.30 - 16.20

A2Z Method

16.30 - 18.20

A2Z Plus

18.30 - 20.20

A2Z Method

Exam Preparation FCE

CAE

IELTS

Grammar and vocabulary

IELTS module

FCE module

FCE

Business English

IELTS

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IELTS Module

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Study planner Whether you want to study part time, full time or intensively, we have

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Your study journey

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English for specific purposes**

Exam preparation

Your level of English Which classes are available to you will depend on your level of English. We have classes for all levels of English from beginner to advanced. You can see a detailed listing of what is available in our special chart on the next page. However, before you continue, why not take our online test of English that will give you an indication of your general level?

TOEIC module

IELTS

Business English

FCE

CAE

Teacher training A2Z TESOL Certificate

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Exam level comparisons are approximate. * These classea are 10 lessons per week and are combined with A2Z Method or A2Z Plus ** Eg. Medical, Legal, Financial English

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General English

How the A2Z Method works

The A2Z Method

The teacher asks a question speaking very quickly just like a native speaker and then repeats the question to be sure students understand.

A different way of learning

The A2Z Method is so successful because every student is involved all of the time. Each lesson is structured as though it is an informal test of listening, speaking, grammar and sentence construction. This way, whenever

We have our own unique method for learning English not available anywhere else.

a mistake is made, your teacher will correct you instantly,

We use the A2Z Method which is a fast, fun and VERY interactive way to learn

The teacher chooses a student to answer the question.

English. In fact it is so fast, we guarantee your spoken English will improve faster than

so there is no opportunity to pick up bad speaking habits.

ever before.

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The A2Z Method is perfect for beginners or

We guarantee your progress:

students with only basic English. It is a direct

After you have taken our level test, we promise that after a

method of teaching because students do not think

certain number of lessons you will pass your A2Z Method

in their own language and translate into English.

examinations.

Instead, from the very first word on the first day, students are taught to think and speak in English.

If you fail the examination we will give you FREE lessons until you pass the exam!

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Levels

Absolute beginner to intermediate

Objectives

All round improvement in English skills, especially speaking, listening, vocabulary and grammar

Entrance requirements?

None

Start and end dates

Start any day we are open

Times

Monday to Friday - 08.30 - 10.20, 14.30 - 16.20, 18.30 - 20.20 and Monday to Thursday 12.30 -14.20

Lessons/hours per week

Before 18.30 either 4, 8 or 10 fifty minute lessons per week, after 18.30 also 6 lessons per week

Duration

1 - 120 weeks

Class size - maximum/average

Max 14, avg 8

Progression

After completing book 8 students normally progress to exam preparation

Included in the price

Tuition and progress tests

Not included in the price

Course books

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General English A2Z Plus

Modules

A2Z Plus is available to students who are studying the A2Z Method but who also want

As well as lessons specialising in particular methods of learning or dedicated to helping

to improve their other language skills; reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

you achieve success in exams, we also offer extra modules to help boost your learning in

A2Z Plus combines the A2Z Method and communicative language teaching. Our lessons encourage students to

areas in which you feel less confident.

think for themselves, so is a great way to develop the skills already learnt with the A2Z Method.

Levels

Absolute beginner to intermediate

Objectives

All round improvement in English skills, but especially reading, writing and practice in everyday situational English

Entrance requirements?

None

Start and end dates

Official start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can start any day we are open

Times

Monday to Friday - 10.30 - 12.20, 16.30 - 18.20 and any time during business hours as a one to one lesson

Lessons/hours per week

10 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 8 hours and 20 minutes per week

General English: • A2Z Method • Reading and writing • Conversation • Grammar and vocabulary

Exam preparation: • TOEIC • IELTS • FCE • CAE

Duration

1 - 52 weeks

Class size - maximum/average

Max 14, avg 8

Progression

After completing all levels students normally progress to exam preparation

Levels

Elementary to upper proficiency

Included in the price

Tuition and progress tests

Objectives

Focus on particular areas of English - grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and conversation.

Not included in the price

Course books

Entrance requirements?

You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test.

Start and end dates

Official start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can start any day we are open mid course.

Times

12.30 - 14.30 Monday to Thursday and 18.30 - 20.20 on selected evenings. Any time during business hours as a one to one lesson. Exact times vary by school - contact reception for accurate details.

Lessons/hours per week

4 or 8 lessons per week, ie. 3 hours 20 minutes or 6 hours 40 minutes per week.

Duration

1 - 24 weeks

Class size - maximum/average

Max 14, avg 8

Progression

After completing this module students can transfer to another module.

Included in the price

Tuition and progress tests

Not included in the price

Course books

I have been in Manchester for 8 months and A2Z for 7 months. When I started my English was nothing. A2Z Plus gives you practice for IELTS and more vocabulary. We do a lot of speaking by questions. The teacher asks a lot of questions and we answer. I like the food in Manchester and the people – the people are very polite here. Walid, studying A2Z Plus Walid, studying A2Z Plus

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Exam English Cambridge English: First (FCE) The FCE is an examination awarded by Cambridge University ESOL. It is an examination of General English and is very well known across the world. In fact in England it is the most widely recognised General English certificate. It is the ideal course for students who want to achieve a well known certificate in English to allow them to progress to higher levels of learning or to boost career prospects. During lessons, our teacher will prepare students for all parts of the examination and help to identify specific weaknesses for students to focus on. We use previous exam papers to systematically improve scores in each of the five sections of the exam and have full practice tests every four weeks so students are thoroughly prepared.

Key Facts: • The FCE is valid for life, unlike an IELTS certificate or TOEIC/TOEFL test report. • Paper based tests take place three times a year, in March, June and December, but computer based tests can be taken at other times.

Levels

Intermediate to proficiency

Objectives

Awareness of all parts of the FCE exam, full and partial practice tests and practical information about the test day leading to increased scores in the test

Entrance requirements?

You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test

Start and end dates

Official start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can start any day we are open mid course

Times

Monday to Friday - 08.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 18.20, 18.30 - 20.20 and Monday to Thursday 12.30 -14.20

Lessons/hours per week

Before 18.30 20 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 16 hours and 20 minutes per week. After 18.30 4 lessons per week, ie 3 hours and 20 minutes per week

Duration

1 - 52 weeks

Exam English

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the next level up from the First Certificate in English and lots of our students go on to complete both courses. It is also awarded by Cambridge University ESOL and is an examination of General English. The CAE is for students who need a qualification that shows they have a high level of English for both academic and professional situations. Students who complete the course can go on to take academic university courses and will be perfectly comfortable communicating almost fluently in English in a wide range of situations.

Key Facts: • 12,000 organisations globally recognise the value of Cambridge English Exams. • A CAE qualification is often accepted as proof that you can study a degree course in English. • The United Kingdom and Australia accept the CAE for study visa applications.

Levels

Upper intermediate to proficiency

Objectives

Awareness of all parts of the CAE exam, full and partial practice tests and practical information about the test day leading to increased scores in the test

Entrance requirements?

You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test

Start and end dates

Official start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can start any day we are open mid course.

Times

Monday to Friday - 08.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 18.20, 18.30 - 20.20 and Monday to Thursday 12.30 -14.20

Lessons/hours per week

Before 18.30 20 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 16 hours and 20 minutes per week. After 18.30 4 lessons per week, ie 3 hours and 20 minutes per week

Class size - maximum/average

Max 14, avg 10

Duration

1 - 52 weeks

Progression

Students can take the FCE exam in an external test centre, or progress to the CAE class or IELTS. Students who successfully pass the FCE exam may transfer to our A2Z TESOL certificate course

Class size - maximum/average

Max 14, avg 10

Included in the price

Tuition and progress tests, including a full practice test every 5 weeks and part of a test each week

Progression

Students can take the CAE exam in an external test centre. Students who successfullly pass the CAE exam may progress to our teacher training courses

Not included in the price

Course books and FCE exam and/or certificate fees

Included in the price

Tuition and progress tests, including a full practice test every 5 weeks and part of a test each week

Not included in the price

Course books and CAE exam and/or certificate fees

I think the FCE is a title that is recognised in all the world and in Spain it is very important to have titles for all the things that you study. We do a lot of exercises about the grammar we study and the exercises you need to pass the FCE exam. “I think A2Z is a good school because the facilities are very nice, it’s clean. I was in another one before and I prefer this academy. You have a lot of kind of courses, business courses, all types and I think it’s a good school. Silvia, Spain, studying FCE

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We really focus on the skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking in CAE and the teacher also really makes us focus on our weaknesses. The subject matter is really interesting in CAE and the teacher really brings the lesson to life! Issam, Saudi Arabia, studying CAE

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Exam English IELTS

Exam English

For students who want to study at an English speaking university, IELTS is one of the best courses available. More than 7,000 organisations across the world accept IELTS including universities and schools, government departments, professional bodies and associations and a large number of multinational employers.

Business English including BEC Vantage

Key Facts: • IELTS is the world’s most popular high level English language proficiency test. • There are more than 800 IELTS test centres in 130 countries worldwide.

Pre intermediate to proficiency

Objectives

Awareness of all parts of the academic IELTS exam, full and partial practice tests and practical information about the test day leading to increased scores in the test

Entrance requirements?

You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test

Start and end dates

Official start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can start any day we are open mid course

Times

Monday to Friday - 08.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 18.20, 18.30 - 20.20 and Monday to Thursday 12.30 -14.20

Lessons/hours per week

Before 18.30 20 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 16 hours and 20 minutes per week. After 18.30 4 lessons per week, ie 3 hours and 20 minutes per week.

Duration

1 - 52 weeks

Class size - maximum/average

Max 14, avg 10

Progression

Students can take the IELTS examination in an external testing centre or transfer to the CAE class. Students who successfully pass the IELTS test with a score of 4 or more may be able to apply for a University foundation course. Students who achieve a score of 5 or more may apply to University undergraduate or post graduate courses or the A2Z TESOL Certificate course.

Not included in the price

Tuition and progress tests, including a full practice test every 5 weeks and part of a test each week

Levels

Intermediate to proficiency

Objectives

Increase in general business English skills including special vocabulary and idiomatic constructions, practice of common business situations including video calls, telephone calls, email exchanges and face to face presentations. Awareness of all parts of the BEC exam, full and partial practice tests and practical information about the test day leading to increased scores in the test

Entrance requirements?

You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test

Start and end dates

Official start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can start any day we are open mid course

Times

Monday to Friday - 08.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 18.20

Lessons/hours per week

20 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 16 hours and 20 minutes per week

Duration

1 - 52 weeks

Class size - maximum/average

Max 14, avg 10

Progression

Students can take the BEC exam in an external testing centre or transfer to another high level class, such as CAE or IELTS. Students that successfully take the BEC Vantage exam may progress to our A2Z TESOL certificate course

Included in the price

Tuition and progress tests, including a full practice test every 5 weeks and part of a test each week

Not included in the price

Course books and BEC exam and/or certificate fees

Course books and IELTS exam and/or certificate fees

I have been studying for 6 months. I started with the First Certificate. The school I have been studying for 6 months. I started with the First Certificate. The school helped helped me me a a lot, lot, the the teachers teachers were were really really good good and and they they specifically specifically taught taught us us how to do our exam. Now I am studying IELTS and I hope to do the exam at the end of the month. I am thinking of studying a post graduate course so I will need end of the month. I am thinking of studying a post graduate course so I will need IELTS. think A2Z is the best...they give a good quality of teaching, a good price. IELTS. I like it! think A2Z is the best...they give a good quality of teaching, a good price. IAnnalisa, like it! Italy, studying IELTS Annalisa, Italy, studying IELTS

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But Business English is not just for professional business people, it is also for anyone who wants to work in an English speaking work environment. Our courses focus on specific business vocabulary, grammar and subjects or situations that you might encounter. For example meetings, presentations or telephone calls about sales and marketing. The course is for general Business English and includes preparation for the Cambridge BEC Vantage examination, which is widely recognised around the world by employers as proof of your English language level.

Levels

Included in the price

A lot of students want to understand how to use English in a work environment and if that includes you, we offer specialist Business English courses to meet your needs.

I am majoring in Business at my University in Seoul so I need to become familiar with the terms that native speakers usually use in the business context. The teacher helps us to think using business concepts and in using business terms in the correct way. For me studying here has been very, very useful. Hyung, Korea, studying TOEIC

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Our teachers and classes

One-to-One

Becoming a TEFL teacher

One-to-One lessons cater for individual needs and are designed to help you fulfil your goals. You can focus on anything that you think will help  you make progress, including speaking, listening, reading or writing, as well as grammar and vocabulary. We can also organise tuition focussed on legal, financial, medical or other kinds of special English.

Our teacher training courses have been developed so that you can take your English skills to the next level - become a teacher! With an English teaching certificate you can apply for jobs all over the world. We offer two types of full time course, depending on your level of English.

One to One lessons are usually taken in combination with our full time courses and modules. As an example, you might study a full time General English course, 2 days per week of modules and 2 one to one lessons per week

Levels

Beginner A1 - Advanced C1

Start and end dates

Any day

Times

Friday 12.30 - 14.20

Lessons/hours per week

We recommend two lessons per week

Duration

1 - 50 weeks

The benefits of One-to-One lessons: • Individual time with a teacher to discuss your needs. • Students can decide ‘what’ they study. • Some examples of study programmes are; Exam preparation, Medical English, Legal English, Business English. • Study plans tailor made to your individual needs and learning styles.

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For students whose level is already C1 (advanced/CAE) or for native speakers of English we offer the EDI Cert TEFL, an officially recognised TEFL course. For students who have an upper intermediate level of English we offer the A2Z Cert TESOL - a special course designed for higher level students who want a teahing certification. Both qualifications are full time and include 120 hours of tuition and 6 hours of observed teaching practice. You will also benefit from experienced teachers and a variety of guest speakers from within our existing teaching teams.

Levels

Advanced to proficiency

Objectives

Theoretical and practical instruction on teaching English including 120 hours of training and 6 hours of observed teaching practice, leading to succsessful completion of the course and official certification from EDI examinations

Entrance requirements?

C1 level English and A level or equivalent level of general education

Start and end dates

See website for official start dates

Times

12.30 - 20.20 Monday to Friday

Lessons/hours per week

120 hours of tuition, 6 hours of observed practice and approximately 14 hours of observing other teachers

Duration

4 weeks

Class size - maximum/average

Max 14, avg 10

Progression

Successful trainees may apply for jobs teaching English worldwide

Included in the price

Examination fees, tuition and progress tests

Not included in the price

Course books

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Our teachers and classes

English Plus

English Plus

Internship

Soccer camp

If you are a European Union citizen then you can combine part time work experience and study by choosing our internship programme. To qualify for the programme, you need to buy a course of 20 lessons or more per week for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Manchester is home to two of the world’s biggest football clubs; Manchester City and Manchester United, so if football is your passion and you want to improve your English at the same time, why not join our summer soccer camp.

Internship and Demi-Pair programmes

Your internship will be organised for after your English course so that you can apply what you have learnt in school to real life work environments. All internships are unpaid, but the businesses we work with may decide to take you on either part or full time if they are impressed with the standard of your work. Your work experience can be tailored around your skills, talents and interests. For example:

Summer Schools

Students learn English in the morning and attend soccer coaching sessions or football excursions in the afternoon. Each camp lasts for two weeks and includes: • English language classes Monday to Friday 8.30 - 12.30

Finance and Accounting Market research

Design Administration

Internet marketing Sales and marketing

Website development Hospitality and Catering

• Training three afternoons a week with a professional football coach • Excursions to football grounds (including Old Trafford, the Etihad Stadium and Liverpool or Everton trip) and sports related excursions (National museum of football etc.) two afternoons a week

School of Rock

This internship is my first work experience in the UK, and I couldn’t be happier

As well as being world famous for football, Manchester has a fantastic music scene, with some of the biggest selling artists in the UK having launched their careers right here in the city. If you want to experience what Manchester has to offer to musicians and improve your English, sign up for the School of Rock.

about it! There is a fast-paced working environment in the office, where I really enjoy the time both learning about the business and improving my English skills. Raquel Lopez, Spain

Demi-Pair Programme Our demi pair programme is a great way to combine learning English, making lifetime friends and saving on your accommodation costs. You will live with a host family and care for their children. You will also be asked to do light household tasks and to take the children to school or pick them up. You will work 18 hours a week, which might include babysitting some evenings. The rest of your day is free for you to study around your work commitments and to enjoy all that a busy English city has to offer. Included in your free accommodation is your own single room plus your meals. The Demi-Pair Programme is a fantastic opportunity to improve your language skills because you spend so much time in an English speaking environment.

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Students learn English in the morning and spend their afternoons with professional musicians, writing, playing and recording their music. Each school lasts for two weeks and includes:

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• English language classes Monday to Friday 8.30 - 12.30

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• Music training (instrumental and recording) three afternoons a week with a professional musician • Excursions to gigs and concerts (including Rock, Dance and Historic venues) two evenings a week

For both our Summer School programmes, all your accommodation is included. If you are 18 or older you will stay in a student residence, and if you are 16 or 17 you will stay in a homestay. Transport from the airport is also provided and a weekly ticket to use on public transport.

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Make the most of your experience

About London Our London school is in Wimbledon, only minutes away from the world famous All England Lawn Tennis Club and a short tube ride to central London. In 1777, Samuel Johnson, the man who wrote the very first Dictionary of English Language wrote about London:

“...when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” And that is still true today. London is one of the busiest and coolest cities in the world. It is an exciting mix of historic and modern architecture, traditional and new cultures, busy streets full of people and huge open parks. Whatever you want to eat, you will be able to buy it in London and whatever music you want to listen to, you will find a venue that plays it. For an incredible and intense life experience then London is the city for you!

Wimbledon is the best place to learn English in London. One reason is that there are many nearby homestays so you should spend less time travelling to school than if you study in central London. In addition Wimbledon is one of the nicest areas in London and has great parks, shops and transport to central London. Many famous people including film stars and politicians live in Wimbledon.

The cost of living in London*: Accommodation (homestay) £140-£195 per week Cinema ticket £10.00 Cheap restaurant meal £10-£20 Pint of beer in a local pub £3.50 Cocktail in a club £9.00 1 litre of milk £1.05 12 eggs £2.46 Loaf of bread £1.00 Big Mac Meal £5.00 *All prices are from www.expatistan.com, the cost of living index

Key facts: • London was a Roman town established in 43AD • More than eight million people live in Greater London • London has 43 universities and 400,000 students • There are five airports in London, including Heathrow, the largest in the United Kingdom • There are hundreds of galleries, museums and theatres to choose from • London is the most popular travel destination in Europe

Our Wimbledon school is in the centre of the town, has 5 classrooms, a reception and free computer area. There is free Wifi internet throughout the building and a free st udent library

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r more Visit our webpage fo details and pictures:

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Make the most of your experience

About Dublin Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is one of the most lively and friendly cities in the world. The city’s one million inhabitants are famous for their sense of humour, relaxed approach to life and for enjoying the ‘Craic’ - the Irish word for fun! Dublin itself has much to offer visitors and almost four million people come to the city every year. It is a city that mixes museums, galleries and historic architecture with a truly modern feel. Further afield, Ireland has a rich history and you don’t need to travel far to find wonderful examples of old Irish Culture set amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see.

The cost of living in Dublin*:

Key facts:

Accommodation (homestay)

• Dublin was a Viking town dating from around 841AD • More than one million people live in Dublin • Dublin is home to Trinity College and 15,000 students • The Guinness factory is located in Dublin, and tasting tours take place every day of the week. • There are hundreds of galleries, museums and theatres to choose from

€150-€180 per week

Cinema ticket

€10.00

Cheap restaurant meal

€10-€20

Pint of beer in a local pub

€4.80

Cocktail in a club

€7.80

1 litre of milk

€1.30

12 eggs

€2.90

Loaf of bread

€1.41

Big Mac Meal

€7.20

*All prices are from www.expatistan.com, the cost of living index

• 3.9 million people visit Dublin every year

Our Dublin school is in the centre of the City, has 5 cl assrooms, a reception and free c omputer area. There is free Wifi nternet i throughout the building and a free student library

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Make the most of your experience

About Manchester Our Manchester school is in the very centre of England’s vibrant second city. People in Britain will tell you that the further North you travel, the more friendly people are. This is very true of Manchester. You will find that it is a city where people like to talk to you and because more than 85% of the population are native English speakers, you will have lots of opportunity to practise your English!

Key facts: • More than two million people live in Greater Manchester

As well as being home to Manchester City and Manchester United, two of the world’s biggest football clubs, the city also has an incredible music scene. Oasis, The Chemical Brothers, Take That and many more bands launched their careers here. The city has a thriving creative, media and arts scene, fantastic restaurants and some of the coolest (and sometimes wildest) nightlife in the world. Whether you want to relax with friends, be inspired by works of art or just dance the night away, Manchester has it all!

The cost of living in Manchester*: Accommodation (homestay) £120-£140 per week Cinema ticket £7.50 Cheap restaurant meal £8-£15 Pint of beer in a local pub £2.90 Cocktail in a club £6.50 1 litre of milk £0.91 12 eggs £2.14 Loaf of bread £1.02 Big Mac Meal £5.00 *All prices are from www.expatistan.com, the cost of living index

• 85% of the population are native English speakers • Manchester has three universities and 80,000 students • Manchester Airport is the largest outside London •There are ten theatres, two symphony orchestras and free museums and galleries • One of the largest shopping centres in the UK, the Trafford Centre is only 15 minutes from the city centre

Our Manchester school is in the centre of the city, has 12 cl assrooms, a reception, student room, free computer access and free nternet i wifi throughout the building

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Make the most of your experience

Your social life

Exploring the UK and Ireland

A big part of your experience will be linked to your social life. While you are here you will have a chance to mix with other students and make friends with people from all over the world. To help you with this we have a full social calendar with events organised every week and students often organise their own events, so keep an eye on the notice boards and our Facebook pages for news.

Whether you choose to live and study in Manchester, London or Dublin, you will never be far away from spectacular scenery, historic stately homes or incredible tourist attractions.

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Weekly events include: • Guided tours

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• Friday night pub club

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a2z-english.com/social

All our schools arrange day trips to nearby locations and tourist attractions, such as York, Brighton, Old Trafford, The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye in England. In Ireland we also run day trips, for example tours of Trinity College and the Guinness Brewery or a cultural visit to Dublinia and the Viking World. From hip bars and clubs, to galleries, fine restaurants or fish and chips in the park there is always something to do and someone to do it with.

• Saturday football in the park - we are always looking for new players to join. Are you the next Ronaldo, Messi or Ballotelli?

Liverpool

Brighton Stonehenge

Windsor Castle

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We’re here to help

Your accommodation Making our students feel happy, comfortable and settled is a big part of what we do at A2Z. We offer three kinds of accommodation and our dedicated Accommodation Manager will help you to find the perfect place to live so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

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Homestay Most of our students choose to stay in an English speaking home. This is a fantastic way to start your experience as you will be treated as a member of the family. You will be able to spend time with your host family, including your evening meal, helping you to understand their culture and giving you plenty of opportunity to speak English. A lot of our families have hosted students for many years and will be happy to answer questions about the local area. All homestays are inspected regularly to ensure they meet our high standards. All homestay accommodation includes a private single room, bedding, laundry facilities and internet access. Most homestay accommodation is less than 45 minutes from the school by public transport. We offer two kinds of homestay - standard and customised. Standard homestay includes breakfast and evening meal every day and lunch at weekends. Customised homestay means that you have a special request, like special food or closer proximity to the school, and if this is available we will charge extra to arrange this.

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“A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE”

Student residences Choosing to live in a shared student residence is a very social way to enjoy your time away from home. You will live with other students so will get lots of opportunity to socialise and practise speaking English. We offer two kinds of residence - budget and premium. Our premium residences are more expensive and have private or ensuite bathrooms, guaranteed internet and a higher standard of decoration. Our budget residences are cheaper and include shared rooms and bathrooms. Internet is not guaranteed. You will have to do your own cooking but for students who want to make the most of the Great British nightlife a student residence is a great place to live!

Hotels and hostels We can also arrange for you to stay in a hotel or hostel. Hotels and hostels are good for short stays, but are quite expensive when compared with homestay or our student residences. However, you might not socialise as much and might speak English less than in a homestay.

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We’re here to help

Student Support

Enrolling with the school

Making you feel welcome and helping you to settle in quickly when you arrive is all part of the A2Z service. Our reception team are all former students so they know everything there is to know about the difficulties you might face when starting life in a new school and a new city. Between them they also speak ten languages and are always available to help with practical issues:

Joining our school is easy. Follow the steps below and if you have any questions, please contact us. We are always happy to help.

APPLY

• Opening a bank account

Use an official A2Z registered part ner in your home country. They will process your application and deal with the school on your behalf

• Finding a doctor or dentist • Using public transport • Finding a place to worship

CHOOSE

• And much more

The type of course you want to study? The number of week s you want to study for? How many lessons a week do you want to attend?

For any problems the reception team cannot help with, each school has a dedicated manager. You can make an appointment to see them any time at their weekly help sessions.

If you require accommodation, wh at type do you want?

Student induction

Visas

For students starting lessons on Monday you will be invited to our weekly welcome session. Here you can meet other new students, learn about the school, the teachers and our support services. A copy of our Student Handbook will also be available to help you with any other questions you might have.

Students from outside the European economic area often need to apply for a visa before they travel to the UK or Ireland. Because our schools have accreditations we are able to support your application for a visa if you enrol on a course. Ireland has different rules to the UK, but in general the process is as follows: • Enrol on a course with A2Z and pay your tuition fees

Arriving You have booked your course, accommodation and flight. Don’t forget to book a transfer from the airport! We can help you to arrange a private transfer taxi or give advice or information about public transport. Visit www.a2z-english.com/meet-and-greet

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• A2Z will send you confirmation documents • Use these documents, together with other evidence to complete your visa application • Apply to the UK or Irish Embassy for your visa This is only a very general guide and you should visit our website www.a2z-english.com/visas for more detailed information.

PAY Pay our official partner directly OR Online by using PayPal, debit card or credit card OR Bank transfer a2z-english.com/how-pay OR By telephone – Using your debit card or credit card

OR Apply online - you can go to www .a2z-english.com/register and submit all the information required to complete your booking OR By telephone - Our UK & Ireland Head Office is open for business between 08:00 and 20:00 GMT. Our bookings team are ready to answer your questions and complet e your booking. Telephone + 44 161 883 0247 OR Apply by post - you can go to www .a2z-english.com/paper-forms, print out our booking forms and post to A2Z HQ, 3rd floor, Clarendon house, 81 Mosley Stre et, Manchester, M2 3LQ, England

CONFIRM When the payment has been received you will be scheduled into your classes for the dates you have chosen. You will receive your letter to confirm your course booking at A2Z School of English . You will receive proof of payment .

START! Prior to your arrival you will be supplied with a detailed information pack including all the necessary information you will need when you arrive. A warm welcome awaits you. Our reception staff will help you settle into life at A2Z School of English. A new adventure and experience of a lifetime awaits you.

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Contact A2Z School of English: t: +44 (0)161 883 0247 e: info@a2z-english.com w: www@a2z-english.com Head Office, 81 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3LQ, England Manchester: /a2zschool London: /a2zlondon Dublin: /a2zdublin @a2zschool Every care has been taken to ensure that the information provided in this document was correct at the time of printing. E&OE.


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