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Language Teaching Centres UK

www.ltc-english.com


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Language Teaching Centres At Language Teaching Centres our aim is simple – to offer you the best language learning experience possible.

Travelling to the UK is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience life and the English language in an English-speaking country. Your learning experience inside the classroom is important but your whole programme will be something you remember and benefit from for the rest of your life, making lifelong friends along the way. At Language Teaching Centres (LTC) we use our 25 years of experience to make sure you get the maximum benefit from your time here in England. Our courses are designed to increase your knowledge, extend your fluency, enlarge your vocabulary and improve your understanding as you become immersed in the language and culture of the UK. Your confidence will increase and you will see the improvement in your language skills. Our schools are in three popular locations chosen for their lifestyle, security and ease of transport. However, each school offers a slightly different environment with different specialities.


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experience through learning

Central London London Brighton Eastbourne LONDON

Gatwick Airport

CENTRAL LONDON

Heathrow Airport Luton Airport Stansted Airport 50 mins London to Brighton

Ashford

90 mins London to Eastbourne

BRIGHTON

EASTBOURNE

Ashford International

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We have a sister school in France which offers French courses in the summer. Executive Language Services 50 rue St Lazare 75009 Paris Tel: +33 1 44 54 58 88 Fax: +33 1 48 04 55 53 info@els-france.com


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Learning: Adult Programmes ➔ Adult Programmes

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elementary to advanced level Lessons are 45 minutes long and we offer 20, 28 or 36 lessons Classes are a maximum of 12 students per class Our minimum age is 16 The average age of our students is 24 (22 years old in the summer) General English classes start on any Monday (except public holidays) Minimum length of a course is one week Maximum length is 48 weeks

Welcome pack Welcome & induction to school Orientation Loan of coursebook/s Tutorials Regular assessment of progress Certificate of Attendance Leaving Report

Colour Key: LTC London LTC Brighton LTC Eastbourne

There are lots of reasons why you might want to study English, for example, your career, university entrance or just to refresh your knowledge and have an interesting holiday. We offer a comprehensive range of English programmes so you can learn what you need quickly and effectively.

General English Courses You will learn English for international communication. We emphasise listening, speaking and vocabulary to develop confidence and fluency as well as writing skills and grammatical knowledge. There are regular assessments and individual tutorials to help you progress.

General English

20 lessons The mornings only. This gives time in the afternoon to take private lessons, go to the study centre or relax with friends and explore the city. ____________________________

General English

28 lessons You study every morning and have afternoon lessons Monday to Thursday. ____________________________

Afternoon General English

Classes in the afternoons at LTC London offer more flexibility and the 15 lesson course provides a less intensive option for students who do not require a visa.

Examination Preparation All our schools offer exam courses for the most important examinations. Our three schools offer a variety of different courses. Please contact us for more details or look at our website: www.ltc-english.com

General English + Exam Preparation – IELTS, FCE, CAE

General English in the morning then special classes in the afternoon to focus on the skills and strategies necessary for your particular exam. ____________________________

Cambridge Exam Preparation FCE, CAE

General exam skills and strategies in the morning plus targeted practice for your chosen exam in the afternoon. There is also an option to study IELTS in the afternoon. ____________________________

Academic Year Programme

Generally a longer programme where you begin with General English then enter a course for intensive exam preparation.

You must be intermediate level + to do an examination course. You can move from General English to an exam course when you are a suitable level at no extra cost.


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Summer Programmes

English Plus

Generally the average age of students on an adult summer course is lower, about 22 years old.

For students who need more than General English or standard examination courses

Summer Holiday Course

Individual Lessons Small Group Tuition

Morning lessons and an afternoon activities programme + a full day excursion. Students 15+ may join this course. ____________________________

Summer Afternoon Course

A general English course with classes in the afternoon only. ____________________________

Summer Exam Preparation Course IELTS, F.C.E, C.A.E

A more intensive course for summer students which is exam focused. 20 or 28 lessons. Intermediate level + ____________________________

A course which will be designed specifically for you and your particular needs. Beginners level + ____________________________

Group lessons plus individual tuition

Group lessons in the morning plus specialised 1:1 in anything from English for law to tennis. ____________________________

English + Work Experience

A range of work experience programmes in a variety of different industries. Intermediate level + (EU students only) ____________________________

Colour Key: LTC London LTC Brighton LTC Eastbourne For further course information please see our Dates and Fees.


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Young Learner Summer School Language Teaching Centre London Language Teaching Centre Eastbourne ➔ Summer School Key Points Summer Programmes are held in London and Eastbourne with permanent LTC staff in charge Over 20 years of experience with young learners A relaxed and secure multinational experience with a great atmosphere All levels from beginner to advanced Courses from June to August Average age of students is 14 Lessons every morning Monday to Friday Afternoon and evening activities with one full-day excursion per week A package programme which includes full-board accommodation, excursions and activities

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* Please note there are slight differences in the programmes of the two schools. Please check with the school or at www.ltc-english.com

Language Teaching Centres UK offers two ideal places for Young Learner Summer Schools. Our school in Ealing, West London and our school in Eastbourne offer safe venues with varied, exciting activity programmes and experienced, caring staff. Our programmes are the perfect way for young people to increase confidence, fluency and motivation in English both inside and outside the classroom in a relaxed and secure environment.

LTC London

Classes held at LTC London with the social programme/extra classes held at the University of West London directly opposite the school ____________________________ Age Range 13-17 years ____________________________ Location/Facilities See school information for LTC London on p.9 Bright, modern classrooms, air-conditioned with excellent security, near the local park, and within walking distance of the shopping centre ____________________________ Accommodation Shared homestay

LTC Eastbourne

Held at LTC Eastbourne ____________________________ Age Range 10-16 years ____________________________ Location/Facilities See school information for LTC Eastbourne on p.12 WiFi, computers, dining hall, tennis courts, football pitch, baseball, basketball, badminton, 13-hectare garden ____________________________ Accommodation Shared residential (10-16) or shared homestay (13+)


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Year Round Group Courses All Language Teaching Centres UK schools offer special group packages throughout the year and welcome the opportunity to plan a programme for you. Most group courses include morning lessons plus a programme of social and cultural activities and excursions. Other possibilities include: English plus Work Placement, English plus a specialised option such as ‘Crime in the UK’, exam preparation or teacher development.

Group courses fact file

Group courses are available for any age adults and young learners (10 years or over in Eastbourne or 13 or over in London and Brighton). ____________________________ A group is normally a minimum of 10 participants although smaller groups are possible. ____________________________ Special programme net price. ____________________________ Direct contact with the principal of the school who is responsible and accountable for all arrangements.

Which school does what?

Adults Age 16 + School London, Brighton, Eastbourne ____________________________ Young Adults Age 15 + School London, Brighton, Eastbourne ____________________________ Residential Courses for Young Learners Age 10 - 16 School Eastbourne ____________________________ Homestay Courses for Young Learners Age 13 + School London, Eastbourne. Brighton offers these courses outside summer.


london

London a great city London is western Europe’s largest city with a population of just under 8 million. It offers you everything and anything you could want. The capital’s unique international atmosphere with its enthralling mix of heritage, history, finance and high fashion has to be experienced. With some of the most visited museums and art galleries in the world, plus an entertainment industry which is admired worldwide, there is always something to take part in, visit or wonder at.


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Ealing fact file

Excellent transport with direct underground line to central London in 25 minutes __________________ Only 20 minutes from Heathrow airport and 60 minutes from Gatwick __________________ 300,000 people live in this attractive residential area __________________ Near a large shopping centre and many beautiful parks

Language Teaching Centre London Most Londoners do not live in the centre of the city and our school is in Ealing, just outside the centre in a popular residential area of West London. The school is situated five minutes’ walk from the nearest Underground station opposite the University of West London. Ealing is a great place to live and is a favourite location for Londoners and students alike. Most of our accommodation is within easy travelling distance of the school.

ealing broadway station

shopping centre

ealing college

walpole park

“Studying and living in London was a great experience and opportunity to meet people from all over the world. I have learnt English to a level I had never imagined before! A perfect trip!” Andre, Brazil School

Established: 1985 Number of classrooms: 17 School Facilities WiFi Computer room Student lounge Cable TV with large plasma screen Interactive whiteboards Student kitchen ____________________________

Location

Situated in Ealing, West London Local facilities Distance from shops, banks & cafes - 10 minutes

University of west london

south ealing station

➔ Key points Transport – Distance from A truly multinational school, Bus stop - 1 minute 45 nationalities study here in Heathrow airport - 20 minutes a lively atmosphere Underground station - 5 minutes Near to a modern shopping ____________________________

Language Teaching Centre London

100 Warwick Road, Ealing London, W5 5PT, England info@ltc-london.com www.ltc-london.com ____________________________

useful websites

www.visitlondon.com www.londontown.com

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centre, great cafes and restaurants Opposite the University of West London Easy access to homestay families and other accommodation Friendly and caring staff Young Learner courses and groups for 13 years + as well as General English for adults


brighton

Brighton south coast student city Known as “London by the sea”, Brighton is a young, cosmopolitan city with two universities. It has everything you’d expect from a small city and you’ll feel comfortable immediately. Famous for its nightlife, restaurants, fashion, shopping, music and arts, it’s also full of history with its own palace, the Royal Pavilion. Less than one hour from London by train and within easy reach of the major airports, Brighton is popular with European and English visitors as well as students from all over the world.


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Brighton fact file

Less than 1 hour from central London by direct train __________________ 30 minutes from Gatwick airport __________________ 90 minutes from Heathrow airport __________________ One of the UK’s most popular student cities

Language Teaching Centre Brighton Our school is situated only 10 minutes by bus from the centre of Brighton and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport. It’s the perfect base to explore Brighton. Situated in a residential area, almost all of its families live within walking distance of the school.

“I’d recommend LTC Brighton because of the very high level of teachers’ qualification and the friendly and welcome atmosphere.” Andrey Boretskiy, Russia

School

Established: 1972 Number of classrooms: 18 School Facilities WiFi Computer room Student lounge Language Lab Study Centre Kitchen Garden ____________________________

Location

Distance from city centre - 10 minutes by bus Local facilities Distance from shops, banks & cafes 2 minutes

hove station

central station

leisure centre

pavilion brighton beach brighton pier

➔ Key points Transport – Distance from Good reputation for its Bus stop - 0 minutes examination courses Gatwick airport - 30 minutes An experienced teaching staff Heathrow airport - 90 minutes profile Hove rail station - 8 minutes’ walk Courses for adults/young ____________________________

Language Teaching Centre Brighton 55-61 Portland Road, Brighton & Hove East Sussex, BN3 5DQ, England www.ltc-brighton.com info@ltc-brighton.com ____________________________

useful websites

www.visitbrighton.com www.brighton-hove.gov.uk

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adults only A wide range of English Plus courses including teacher & business training A multinational school with good opportunities for students to meet


eastbourne

Eastbourne a beautiful place to learn english Eastbourne is one of the most popular towns on the south-east coast, the sunniest part of Britain. A fast-growing town of over 90,000 people, Eastbourne is famous for its beauty, unique atmosphere and great lifestyle. Surrounded by picturesque villages and countryside but only 90 minutes from London, there’s something for people of all ages.


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Eastbourne fact file

Winner of Best Resort in the UK and Most Group Friendly Resort in the UK 3 years running with over 4 million visitors a year __________________ Everything in the town centre is within easy walking distance __________________ Eastbourne is surrounded by wonderful countryside, including Beachy Head, one of the most famous beauty spots in the UK __________________ Only about an hour from Gatwick and 2 hours from Heathrow airports __________________ 90 minutes by direct train to the heart of London

Language Teaching Centre Eastbourne LTC Eastbourne is a unique school housed in the Duke of Devonshire’s former home, Compton Place, an elegant 18th century mansion in its own park of 13 hectares, just 15 minutes’ walk from the town centre. The school has a distinctive English atmosphere and welcomes over 35 nationalities a year who benefit from a wide range of facilities and courses.

railway station golf course

town centre

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“The atmosphere at school is very relaxed, exciting. The relationship between teachers and students is wonderful. There is a feeling to be a big, friendly family.”

beach

Felicitas - Germany

School

Established: 1954 Number of classrooms: 21 School Facilities 13-Hectare Garden Tennis courts, football pitch, baseball, basketball, badminton, table tennis Piano WiFi Computer room Dining hall ____________________________

Location

Distance from city centre - 15 minutes’ walk Local facilities Distance from shops & cafes - 10 minutes

➔ Key points Transport –Distance from A unique 18th century building Bus stop - 10 minutes In its own park of 13 hectares Gatwick airport - 60 minutes Only 15 minutes’ walk from the Heathrow airport - 2 hours centre of Eastbourne Eastbourne station - 15 minutes’ walk Residential accommodation National coach station - 20 minutes’ walk for Young Learners in the ____________________________

Language Teaching Centre Eastbourne

Compton Park, Compton Place Road Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 1EH England www.ltc-eastbourne.com info@ltc-eastbourne.com ____________________________

useful websites

www.visiteastbourne.com www.eastbourne.org

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school itself Adult courses, young learners from age 10+ and groups


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Living: Accommodation ➔ Host family key points Warm, friendly host families for all our schools All families are within easy travelling distance of our schools Our families are carefully selected, inspected and monitored by our full-time accommodation staff according to English UK guidelines. Homestay is normally halfboard: breakfast & evening meal Accommodation officers available to help and advise you Your accommodation is competitively priced Clear information before you arrive A wide range of families are available An opportunity to use your English in a relaxed and friendly environment

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Living with a host family

Residential Accommodation

Feeling safe, comfortable and welcome at all times is a key factor in getting the most from your stay in England.

Eastbourne offers shared residential accommodation for students aged 10-16. This is reserved for groups all year but in the summer time it is also available for individuals. For adults, London offers single room, half-board residential accommodation all year (with limited space), and Brighton offers single room, self-catering accommodation at the Sussex University in the summer time.

To use your English and experience UK culture we recommend living in one of our carefully chosen homestay families. All three schools have host families who are close to the schools - in London and Brighton a maximum of 20-25 minutes’ travelling distance, and in Eastbourne a maximum of 35 minutes’ walking distance or a short bus ride. Some are much closer as the schools are all located very near residential areas. We visit all our hosts before placing students with them and monitor student feedback to ensure you have the best possible experience. We can also offer private home accommodation, where you will live with a host but will have more independence. This includes bed and breakfast and selfcatering options.

Other Accommodation Options Hostels, hotels, self-catering student houses and guest houses are also available. Please contact schools for more information – they are happy to give advice.


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Student Welfare and Support

Student Life

Language Teaching Centres UK want you to feel welcome and secure from the moment you book with us.

Student life isn’t just about studying – your learning continues outside the classroom. During your time at Language Teaching Centres we want you to get the most out of your stay and use your English in a natural environment. The school is your meeting point to make friends, share experiences and explore new sights together.

We will do everything to prepare you for your stay with us. Don’t worry. If you have any questions – just check our website or contact us.

Support you will get: Clear pre-arrival information ____________________________ Opportunities to ask questions at any time ____________________________ Transfer from your port of arrival to your accommodation if you wish ____________________________ A warm welcome at your accommodation ____________________________ Orientation to the school on your first day ____________________________ Testing to find the best class for you and regular re-assessment of your progress ____________________________ Tutorials for long-stay students ____________________________

➔ Key points Some free outings and events every week including sports, parties and competitions Evening activities accompanied by teachers and staff A full programme of optional trips and excursions every weekend Trips round England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales European trips at competitive prices

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Please note: Excursions and some optional activities are not included in the fee for General English. We will always make it clear if there is an extra charge. Please check your visa if you want to travel outside the UK.

“I think that this is a special trip, useful for me, because I learn something more about the use and customs of English people.” Fedrica, Italy


Language Teaching Centres UK

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Language Teaching Centre London 100 Warwick Road Ealing, London W5 5PT, England info@ltc-london.com t: +44 (0)20 8566 2188 f: +44 (0)20 8566 2011

Language Teaching Centre Brighton 55-61 Portland Road, Brighton & Hove East Sussex, BN3 5DQ, England info@ltc-brighton.com t: +44 (0)1273 735975 f: +44 (0) 1273 732884

www.ltc-english.com/youtube Language Teaching Centre Eastbourne Compton Park, Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1EH, England info@ltc-eastbourne.com t: +44 (0)1323 727755 f: +44 (0) 1323 728279

www.ltc-english.com Language Teaching Centres UK is a UK Border Agency sponsor: 97VKUVPD8 Language Teaching Centres UK reserves the right to suspend, withdraw or change any programmes set out in this brochure without notice. AMVIC UK Ltd. Registered at Compton Park, Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 1EH, England. Registered No. 2379643. English UK is the world’s leading language teaching association and your guarantee of high quality and good service. Students can appeal to English UK if they are dissatisfied with the way a centre deals with a complaint. See www.englishuk.com/complaints

www.ltc-english.com/blog UK Head Office Language Teaching Centres UK Compton Park, Compton Place Road Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 1EH England wendy@ltc-english.com t: +44 (0)1323 727755 f: +44 (0) 1323 728279

We have a sister school in France which offers French courses in the summer. Executive Language Services 50 rue St Lazare 75009 Paris Tel: +33 1 44 54 58 88 Fax: +33 1 48 04 55 53 info@els-france.com


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