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Kings English Fluency and experience

Professional success

Exam success

University success

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The Kings Advantage 1. Quality you can trust à Kings has been helping students succeed for 60 years. à Our quality is recognised by the world’s leading accreditation and inspection bodies.

2. Choice of city and campus locations à The thrill of a city centre or the calm of a campus location. à You can choose either — or both — with Kings.

3. Outcomefocused courses à We focus on clear results — whether for exam, professional or university success. à Practical, real-world subjects to make learning come alive.

4. Pathways to the best universities à As university pathway experts, we offer specialised courses and dedicated university counselling. à We can prepare you for success at the very best UK or US universities.

5. Exceptional teaching quality à Average teaching quality ratings of 93% (based on the Kings online student survey star system). à You’ll enjoy small classes, dynamic lessons and regular progress testing.

6. Practical, real-life experience à Your formal learning is supported and enhanced by practical experience. à Gain real-life experience of local businesses or in a range of extracurricular options.

7. Latest learning technology à We offer the perfect blend of direct teacher contact with the latest digital learning technologies. à You can access extra multimedia content on ClassMate — our own online learning platform.

8. Quality accommodation, walking distance à We have invested heavily in top quality student accommodation. à At most locations we offer long-term students guaranteed accommodation within walking distance of college.

9. Fantastic activities and excursions à We provide a wealth of extracurricular activities — for both learning and fun. à Our weekly activities and excursions calendars will keep you busy 24/7.

10. Students from nearly 100 countries à Last year, students from over 95 countries studied with us. à We have one of the most diverse nationality ranges of any international college group.


2017 KINGS ENGLISH

UK USA


1957 — 2017

Welcome to Kings 60 Years of Success Kings English

Kings Locations

Kings Courses Coursefinder

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Outcome-driven English

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Kings UK locations

The world’s best locations

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Kings Brighton

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Outcome-driven English

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A world inside the classroom

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Kings London

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Total learning

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Your total support team

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à Beckenham campus

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Your learning progress

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A world outside the classroom

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à South Bank summer campus

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Your home away from home

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Kings Oxford

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Kings Bournemouth

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Kings USA locations

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Our UK Colleges are registered as independent schools with the UK Government Department for Education and inspected by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

Kings New York

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Kings New Jersey

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Kings Los Angeles

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à Hollywood campus

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à Marymount campus

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Kings Boston

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Fluency and experience ˜˜˜˜ Intensive Course

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˜˜˜˜ Intensive 25+

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˜ Vacation 25+

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˜˜˜˜ Diploma of English

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Special Interest Groups

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˜ Compact Course

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˜ Vacation Course

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˜ Discover London

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Our UK Colleges are accredited and inspected by the British Council.

Kings Boston and Kings Los Angeles (Kings Colleges USA LLC) are accredited by ACCET.

The Kings Advanced Level Foundation is inspected by Pearson.

Our university pathway programs in the US are AIRC Pathway Members.


For 60 years Kings has been one of the world’s most successful providers of English language courses.

We deliver courses which focus on the outcome you need — whether that is for fluency and experience, professional success, exam success, or for university.

With locations in some of the world’s most iconic cities, our students discover exciting new horizons whilst reaching their language learning goals.

Professional success

We will help you gain the skills and experience which will be the foundation of success for life. Further information

University success

˜˜ English Plus Entrepreneurship

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University success in the USA

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Kings Social Responsibility

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Practical information

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˜˜ Undergraduate Preparation Program

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˜˜ English Plus Business and Finance

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˜˜ English Plus Law

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˜˜ On Campus Plus Degree Program

˜˜ English Plus Business and Digital Media

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˜˜ University Abroad Program

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˜˜ English Plus Art and Design

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˜˜ Graduate Preparation Program (USA)

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˜˜ English Plus Film

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University success in the UK

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˜˜ Vacation Plus Film

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˜˜ Advanced Level Foundation

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˜˜˜ Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation

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˜˜˜ Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality

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Exam success 74

˜˜ Intensive IELTS

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˜˜ Super Intensive IELTS

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˜˜˜ Diploma in International Business

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˜˜ Cambridge English (CAE/FCE)

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˜˜˜ International Business Foundation

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˜˜ Super Intensive TOEFL ˜˜ TOEFL iBT Preparation

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˜˜ Vacation TOEFL

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˜˜ Graduate Preparation Programme (UK)

Kings London is an authorised Cambridge English examination centre.

Our UK Colleges are members of English UK.

˜ Fluency and experience ˜ Professional success

˜˜ IELTS Preparation

Kings Oxford is an official IELTS Test Centre.

Course outcome key

˜ Exam success ˜ University success See pages 6 – 7 and 54 – 55 for more information

Our UK Colleges are accredited Delivery Centres for the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality.

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Outcome-driven English When you choose to study abroad you are making a big investment — in your time, your money and your future. So you need to choose carefully to get the best possible return on your investment.

At Kings, our focus is always on learning for a specific purpose. We call it outcome-driven learning. We analyse your personal goal and then deliver the ideal course to achieve your ambitions. And because we are specialists in both English language and elite university pathways, our courses deliver real, tangible results. Your own reason for learning English will be unique to you. But our clear “outcome” streams make it easy to choose the perfect course to achieve your goals. Find out more on pages 54 – 87.

In the world’s best locations Living and learning in a new city is one of life’s great experiences. Our schools are based in the world’s most popular destinations for international study. Whether you are looking for the thrill of a city, the calm of a campus — or even if you want both — you’ll find the perfect location for you. Discover more on pages 16 – 51.

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Brighton, UK

CAMPUS LOCATION

New York, USA


Courses for Exam success

Courses for University success

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New Jersey, USA

Oxford, UK CITY AND CAMPUS LOCATIONS

Los Angeles, USA

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Bournemouth, UK

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London, UK

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Courses for Fluency and experience

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A world inside the classroom

Teacher Qualification Guarantee

Learning Progress Guarantee

We guarantee that all of your teachers will have qualifications and experience suitable for your learning needs. You’ll have at least two teachers during an Intensive course to ensure a varied learning experience.

If you are studying an Intensive Course for 12 weeks+ or the Diploma of English, we guarantee you will reach the level we have agreed with you. If you don’t — provided you have attended all classes and completed all assignments — you can study for free until you do!


We’ll make English come alive for you. Our approach is interactive, relevant and focused on practical, real-life outcomes. Above all, it gets results.

Your total support team Your teachers Will provide specialist expertise in your chosen learning area as well as helping with study skills.

KINGS ENGLISH A WORLD INSIDE THE CLASSROOM

When you start a Kings course your world grows bigger. Our teachers will inspire you and your progress will amaze you.

Academic team

Student Services team

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Will interview you during your first two weeks, if you are studying for 12 weeks or more, and track your development. Always available for support.

Available for any help and support you need — anytime.

Accommodation team Here to ensure you are comfortable and happy where you live.

Fantastic teaching quality ratings Across our colleges, we have an average teaching quality rating of 93% (based on the Kings online student survey star system). See location pages for individual college breakdowns.

Organises your extensive weekly programme of activities and excursions.

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Extracurricular team

University Advising team 93% Provides personal guidance about university options. Helps with your personal statement and application. 9


A world outside the classroom Learning with Kings opens up new horizons. Even when you are discovering new places and meeting new people, you are learning while you are having the time of your life. There’s a world of possibilities out there for you. We’ll help you explore them.

Activities Guarantee Every week you will be able to choose from a wide range of activities, at least two of which are guaranteed to be free.


KINGS ENGLISH A WORLD OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM KINGS LOCATIONS

We publish a monthly activities calendar at every location so you can plan your free time and maximise your experience in your new city.

Activity programmes by location We have dedicated Activities Managers at each location. They organise lots of exciting activities, visits and excursions, and publish the monthly schedule online and in school. There are also many clubs and societies which you can join. You can find examples of monthly social programmes at kingseducation.com/activities KINGS COURSES

You can also see the type of activities offered at each of our schools on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and on our blog — Kings Life. life.kingseducation.com

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Your home away from home Our student residences are ideal if you want the maximum freedom and flexibility. We have invested heavily in new student accommodation to offer a range of options that will cater for every need. Homestay is perfect for students who want to be a member of an English-speaking family and to practise English every day. Our homestays are all very carefully selected and regularly inspected.

Our brand new Kings Apartments in London provide comfortable residential accommodation just 15 minutes’ walk from college.

One of the Kings Apartments with private roof terrace

Spend time with a US or UK family in homestay

A typical bedroom in a student residence


Student residences

See location pages (16 – 51) for details

Homestay Homestay Half-board à U K locations, plus Boston, New York and LA (Hollywood) à Single or twin rooms (twin rooms only available during the summer — must be booked with a second person) à Shared bathroom à Half-board meal plan

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Homestay Extra à Bournemouth and London à Single room with TV and double bed à Private bathroom à Half-board meal plan

KINGS ENGLISH YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Available at all locations. Options vary by location but include: à Single or twin rooms à En suite or shared bathrooms à Full-board, half-board or self-catered meals (plus bed and breakfast in Brighton)

Premium Homestay à L A (Hollywood) and Boston (subject to availability) à Guaranteed within 30 minutes or less of school

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Student residences Year-round residences

*Up to 30 minutes walking distance. Walk to class guarantee does not apply at Kings Los Angeles (Marymount) where a free shuttle bus is provided.

 Single  Twin  25+ single Summer residences  Single  Twin  Quad Homestay

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If you study an Intensive Course, Intensive 25+ Course, Diploma of English or University Pathway programme for 24 weeks or more you’ll be offered accommodation within reasonable walking distance* of the school for the whole of your course.

Half-board (twin rooms summer only)  Single  Twin Homestay Extra (private bathroom)  Single Premium homestay  Single Student houses Our purpose-built residence in Oxford

All Homestay Extra rooms have an en suite bathroom

 Single à Note: free wifi is included in all accommodation

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“ I’m a law student in Spain and after I finish university I want to do a master’s degree. If I have a really good level of English a lot of doors will open to me — that’s one of the reasons I came here. I think the best way to learn a language properly is to come to the country. I think I’m improving a lot and I’m understanding way more how the CAE exam works. There are six of us in my class, which is great. It’s perfect. You get a lot of attention, so I’m really happy with that. We all work together — it’s good that we are all preparing for the same thing. ” Xose Ferreiro Costas from Spain


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UK Locations London (South Bank summer campus) London (Beckenham)

“ I’m a law student in Spain and after I finish university I Oxford want to do a master’s degree. If I have a really good level of English a lot of doors will open to me —Bournemouth that’s one of the reasons I came here. I think the best way to learnBrighton a language properly is to come to the country. I think I’m improving a lot and I’m understanding way more how the CAE exam works. There are six of us in my class, which is great. It’s perfect. You get a lot of attention, so I’m really happy with that. We all work together — it’s good that we are all preparing for the same thing. ” Xose Ferreiro Costas from Spain


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USA Locations New York Los Angeles (Hollywood)

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Kings Brighton is a brand new state-of-the-art college with an on-site student residence and cafeteria. Located in a vibrant, student-centred and recently regenerated area of the city, it enjoys close proximity to shops, restaurants, transport hubs and the beach.

One of the UK’s most vibrant seaside locations

A fun, fashionable city with two universities

Less than 1 hour to London


Brighton has a huge range of restaurants and cafes, so there’s something for everyone

Spend some time relaxing on Brighton’s famous beach

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Brighton has a lively sports scene — watch or join in with basketball on the seafront courts

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Kings Brighton à Brand-new purpose-built campus à Residence on site with single en suite rooms à Fantastic city-centre location

Brighton has a thriving arts scene, with stunning public art and sculpture dotted across the city

One of Brighton's most famous landmarks, the Brighton Pavillion

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BRIGHTON CITY LOCATION

The cafeteria at Kings Brighton offers a bright, spacious environment to enjoy a varied selection of meals and snacks

Brighton’s fashionable Lanes are a bustling maze of independent shops, galleries and eateries

The brand new college benefits from an on-site student residence and cafeteria, and spans five floors in total

The newly regenerated Level Park is directly opposite Kings Brighton, and includes a skate park, café and water features

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The Brighton Palace Pier is one of Brighton’s most famous attractions

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The British Airways i360 is a brand new observation tower that offers spectacular views over Brighton and the South Coast


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à London à Lewes à Seven Sisters Country Park à Isle of Wight à Arundel Castle à Brighton Marina à South Downs National Park à Royal Tonbridge Wells à Brighton and Hove Albion football matches

Interactive whiteboards Computer Learning Centre Art studio (opening Sept 2017)

Location South Coast UK Population 156,000 Nearest airports Gatwick, Heathrow Nearest cities London, Portsmouth, Southampton

Science labs (opening Sept 2017) Free wifi

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Kings London is situated in the affluent suburb of Beckenham, just 20 minutes from Central London by train. Within a five-minute walk of the College are banks, shops, restaurants, cinemas and transport links into Central London. Our Central London summer campus is based at London South Bank University. Enjoying a superb location right in the heart of the city, it offers modern facilities and single en suite accommodation with spectacular views of the Shard and the London Eye.

One of the greatest cities in the world

Endless choice of things to see and do

Choice of Central London or suburban location


KINGS ENGLISH KINGS LOCATIONS LONDON

Kings London à In a safe, affluent area just 20 minutes’ from Central London à Homestay and residence within walking distance à Fantastic sports and leisure complex opposite the campus

Central London is easily reached by public transport from our Beckenham campus

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South Bank summer campus à Fantastic Central London location à Home to our Discover London programme à Great sightseeing on your doorstep

The Spa is a superb leisure centre right opposite college

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LONDON (BECKENHAM) CITY LOCATION

Kings London (Beckenham) Paul Langman Principal

Location South East England Population 82,000 (Beckenham) Nearest airports Heathrow, Gatwick Nearest cities Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton

Students at Kings London (Beckenham) benefit from a bright, spacious on-site cafeteria that offers a range of hot and cold food

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Beckenham Campus CITY LOCATION

Courses available

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à Intensive Course (p. 61) à Diploma of English (p. 63) à Compact Course (p. 66) à English Plus Business and Finance (p. 69) à English Plus Law (p. 70) à English Plus Art and Design (p. 72) à IELTS Preparation Course (p. 74) à Cambridge English: First / Advanced (p. 76) à Advanced Level Foundation (p. 83) à Diploma in International Business / International Business Foundation (p. 86)

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The Beckenham campus has a well-kept and secluded garden that is perfect for eating and socialising

Spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards Computer Learning Centre Large, modern student cafeteria Outside eating area Table tennis area Library Art studio Science labs Free wifi University Counselling Centre Annexe building

The college library has been newly refurbished

The welcoming main reception at Kings London is always a hub of activity

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à Student Council à Kings Enterprise à Debating Society àTextiles Club à Performing Arts à Photography Society à Culture Club à Tennis à Basketball à Science in the News à Guitar Club à eSports Club

à The British Museum à The Science Museum à Houses of Parliament à The London Eye à Madame Tussauds à The V&A Museum à The Natural History Museum à Football matches — Fulham FC, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham à Big Ben à Oxford à Cambridge à Brighton

à Kings Apartments (student residence) à Homestay à Homestay Extra à Student houses

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LONDON (SOUTH BANK) CITY LOCATION

South Bank Summer Campus CITY LOCATION

Kings London’s South Bank summer campus offers modern, spacious surroundings in the heart of the city

The impressive exterior of London’s South Bank summer campus

Students have access to a range of great sports facilities

The summer campus is the perfect place for our two-week Discover London course

South Bank’s central location means that a range of exciting excursion destinations are within easy reach


Popular excursions à The British Museum à The Science Museum à Houses of Parliament à The London Eye à Madame Tussauds à The V&A Museum à The Natural History Museum à Football matches — Fulham FC, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs à Big Ben à Oxford à Canterbury à Brighton

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Location South East England Population 8 million (London) Nearest airports Heathrow, Gatwick Nearest cities Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton

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Central London (South Bank summer campus)

Accommodation à Student residence South Bank Residence

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Kings Oxford (St. Michaels) is right in the heart of this world-famous city, amid beautiful, ancient buildings belonging to the University. Occupying all floors of a four-storey building, the historic exterior opens onto a bright, contemporary interior. Spacious classrooms each feature interactive whiteboards. Our second main site is the St Josephs campus and we also have an annexe in nearby Alfred Street.

World-famous academic city

Live and learn in the heart of Oxford

Great sightseeing on your doorstep


One of the world’s most famous university cities, Oxford is a fantastic place to be a student

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St. Michaels Campus is located in amongst university colleges and historic buildings such as the Radcliffe Camera

Oxford is a very bike-friendly place and many people choose cycling as the way to get around the city

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Kings Oxford à City-centre campus amongst university colleges à Shops, restaurants and activities on your doorstep à Wonderful residence within walking distance

KINGS LOCATIONS OXFORD

The Bridge of Sighs is one of the city’s many celebrated landmarks

The traditional activity of punting on the river is a must for any student in Oxford

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OXFORD CITY LOCATION

Kings Oxford Mike Smith Principal

The annual May Ball is one of the year’s most popular events

Kings Oxford (St. Josephs) à In a safe, friendly suburb, 20 minutes from the city centre à Residence and host families within walking distance à Close to gym, swimming pool and shops

Location Central England Population 155,000 Nearest airports Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham International Nearest cities London, Birmingham (each one hour by train)

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à Intensive Course (p. 61) à Diploma of English (p. 63) à Compact Course (p. 66) à English Plus Art and Design* (p. 72) à IELTS Preparation Course (p. 74) à Intensive IELTS/ Super Intensive IELTS* (p. 75) à Cambridge English: First / Advanced (p. 76) à Advanced Level Foundation* (p. 83) à Diploma in International Business*/ International Business Foundation (p. 86)* à Graduate Preparation Programme (p. 87)

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*Some or all aspects of these courses are taught at our St. Josephs Campus, see kingseducation.com for details

Campus facilities St. Michaels enjoys a great city-centre location, close to the bus and train stations and the main shopping area

St.Michaels campus benefits from bright, spacious classrooms that offer a comfortable learning environment

Light and spacious classrooms Interactive whiteboards in all classes iPad learning technology Stylish student lounge area Free wifi University Counselling Centre Annexe building (7 minutes' walk) An official IELTS test centre


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à London à Bath à Stonehenge à Winchester à Cheltenham à Warwick Castle à Stratford-upon-Avon à Bicester Village Designer Outlet à University college tours

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Kings Bournemouth occupies two campuses in the city. Our main Braidley Road campus is located in a leafy residential area close to the centre and the station, whilst our contemporary St. Peters campus sits in the heart of the city, surrounded by shops and restaurants and a few minutes’ walk from the famous sandy beach.

Great sandy beach and affordable, relaxed lifestyle

University city renowned for hospitality and media degrees

Great choice of residences and host families


Bournemouth is famous for its seven miles of award-winning sandy beaches

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The Bournemouth Balloon is one of the city’s most popular attractions and offers great views of the city and the pretty surrounding areas

Bournemouth is a renowned student city and has a friendly, fun feel

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Kings Bournemouth (St. Peters) à Right in the heart of the city centre à Brand new on-site residence à Refurbished campus with great student zone

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Bournemouth benefits from a wide range of cafes and restaurants

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Kings Bournemouth (Braidley Road) à Beautiful campus with outdoor sports court à Only 15 minutes’ walk to city centre à Residence and homestay within walking distance

There are many parks in the city to enjoy

You can watch Premier League football at AFC Bournemouth

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BOURNEMOUTH CITY LOCATION

Kings Bournemouth Dermot A. Tobin Principal

Location South Coast UK Population 185,000 Nearest airports Bournemouth International, Heathrow Nearest cities Southampton, Portsmouth (London is two hours away by train) London Bournemouth

Courses available

St. Peters campus in the city centre enjoys a New York Loft style feel

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à Intensive Course (p. 61) à Diploma of English (p. 63) à Compact Course (p. 66) à English Plus Business and Finance (p. 69) à IELTS Preparation Course (p. 74) à Cambridge English: First / Advanced (p. 76) à Advanced Level Foundation (p. 83) à Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation (p. 84) à Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (p. 85) à Diploma in International Business / International Business Foundation (p. 86)

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The Braidley Road campus has a multi-purpose sports court on site

There is also a popular student cafeteria at Braidley Road

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Fluency and experience Professional success Exam success University success

Campus facilities* Spacious, well-equipped classrooms Interactive whiteboards Computer Learning Centre Free wireless internet Large student zone for socializing Student cafeteria and snack bar Outside dining area and table tennis Library University Counselling Centre

The upstairs floor of the on-site cafeteria is a versatile space that can also be used for activities

Multipurpose sports court *Braidley Road and St. Peters combined


Popular excursions

Accommodation

à Student Council à Yoga/Pilates Club à Basketball Club à Watersports à Textiles Club à Chess Club à Martial Arts Club à Astronomy Club à Football Club à Badminton Club à Beach volleyball à Snowtrax — skiing and snowboarding à Premier League football at AFC Bournemouth

à Poole Harbour à Christchurch à Portsmouth à Brighton à Bath à Cambridge à Brownsea Island (summer only) à Swanage and Corfe Castle à Salisbury and Stonehenge à Winchester and the New Forest à Oxford, Windsor and Eton

à Student residences à Homestay à Homestay Extra

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Happy at College

88%

to BR

St. Peters Residence

Nationality Mix

Student satisfaction

86%

Charminster Residence

KINGS ENGLISH

Sample clubs and activities

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Bournemouth Pier

Accommodation icons key Walking time to college in minutes

Selfcatering

Minimum age

En suite bath/ shower room

Single/twin rooms Halfboard

Warden on site Laundry on site/ supplement applies

Cleaning (typically once a week) Bed linen/Bed linen and towels provided

to SP

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TV lounge Free wifi

There is an additional summer residence available, for details visit kingseducation.com

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Kings New York is an easy 30 minute train ride to Grand Central Station in the heart of Manhattan. It is based on the campus of Concordia College, located in the safe, affluent town of Bronxville in Westchester County, New York. From 2017, students can study both university preparation and English language programs here year-round.

Often called the greatest city on earth

University campus in safe, exclusive area

Endless variety of things to see and do


KINGS ENGLISH

New York is a destination that has long attracted visitors and students from around the world

Times Square is one of the many attractions in Manhattan that our students can visit in their free time

KINGS COURSES

One of the most filmed locations in the world, Central Park is an oasis of green in the heart of bustling Manhattan

KINGS LOCATIONS NEW YORK

The iconic yellow cab is one of the many famous New York sights

Kings New York à 30 minutes from central Manhattan à Access to university facilities à Residence right on campus

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NEW YORK CAMPUS LOCATION

Kings New York students have the use of a range of great learning facilities on site

Kings New York is based at Concordia College in the safe, affluent village of Bronxville

Halloween festivities are one of October’s most popular activities in our US centers

“ I like the pace of life in New York — it is really fast paced and there is something always going on there. Concordia is very close to New York City, and Bronxville is small. The college’s classes are not too big. This is good for me as an international student because I can interact more with the teachers. ” Kamilla Murtazina from Russia

The College benefits from an attractive and tranquil campus, yet is only 30 minutes from vibrant Manhattan


Kings New York

Location East Coast USA Population 6,400 (Bronxville) Nearest airports John F Kennedy, La Guardia, Newark Nearest cities Philadelphia, Providence, Boston New York (Concordia)

Courses available

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Fluency and experience Professional success Exam success University success

à Baseball, basketball and hockey games à Broadway shows à Museum of Modern Art à Museum of Natural History à Guggenheim Museum à Times Square à Bronx Zoo à Botanical gardens à Coney Island à Carnegie Hall à Beaches à Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty à Hiking in the Adirondacks à Kayaking on the Hudson

à Student residences à Homestay half-board Romoser and Rippe Hall

Sample clubs and activities à Concordia Math Team à Concordia Tour Choir à International Club à Ellis Island à League of Legends Tournament à Shopping Shuttles

KINGS LOCATIONS NEW YORK

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à Intensive Course (p. 61) à Diploma of English (p. 63) à Compact Course (p. 66) à Vacation Course (p. 66) à TOEFL Preparation (p. 77) à Vacation TOEFL (p. 77) àU  ndergraduate Preparation Program (p. 78) à On Campus Plus Degree Program (p. 79) à University Abroad Program (p. 80) àG  raduate Preparation Program (p. 81)

Accommodation KINGS ENGLISH

Martina Mazaheri Acting Center Director

Popular excursions

Student satisfaction

92%

95%

Happy at College

Teacher quality

% based on star ratings from Kings online student surveys

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 Minimum age: 16

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Communal area

Half board

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Campus facilities Bright, spacious classrooms

University Advising Center Computer Learning Center On-site residence Library

KINGS COURSES

Free wifi Kings New York Manhattan La Guardia Airport Sports courts

JFK Airport

Cafeterias and restaurants

Athletics center with gym Squash courts, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, baseball, soccer and softball fields

Accommodation

Library

INS RO AD WH ITE PLA

Performing arts center

Main Teaching Center

Athletics center

50M

Music practice studios 37


Kings New Jersey is based at Rider University, a highly respected US university with two campuses — one in the town of Lawrenceville and the other in nearby Princeton. The 280-acre main campus provides attractive park-like surroundings and outstanding facilities for Kings students.

University campus with 5,000 US students

Next to world-famous Princeton, and an hour from NYC and Philadelphia

On-site residence and great university facilities


America's historic capital city, Washington D.C. is home to an array of famous landmarks, including the White House and the Lincoln Memorial

KINGS ENGLISH

Philadelphia is one of the many historic and exciting cities within close proximity to Kings New Jersey

Kings New Jersey à Safe, attractive university campus location à Access to great sports and learning facilities à Live and learn alongside US students

KINGS LOCATIONS NEW JERSEY

The City Hall Clock Tower in Philadelphia

The Sculpture Park in nearby Hamilton is a popular excursion

KINGS COURSES

The Lawrenceville campus of Rider University provides a beautiful backdrop to Kings New Jersey

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NEW JERSEY CAMPUS LOCATION

Students relaxing in front of Centennial Lake on the Rider University campus

There are a variety of great sports facilities on campus for our students to use

There is an on-site library that offers a great place for private study

Classrooms at Kings New Jersey are light and spacious

Kings New Jersey has benefited from recent refurbishment, making it a bright and colourful space

“ I chose Kings New Jersey because of its location near NYC and Philadelphia. All the things on campus are very close. You can wake up 10 minutes before class. The facilities are great at Rider University — the Student Recreation Center, outdoor track, tennis court, and soccer fields were all facilities I used. ” Joan Pau Figuerola Pericas from Mallorca, Spain

There are many sports-related college clubs that Kings students are able to join, alongside their American peers


Kings New Jersey

Location East Coast USA Population 29,850 (Lawrenceville) Nearest airports Newark, La Guardia, John F. Kennedy Nearest cities New York, Philadelphia Minimum age 17 (16 if living off-campus)

Courses available

Centennial House

à Mentor scheme with US students à Auditing university classes à International Business Club à Dr. Who Club à Adventure Club à Rider Bingo Night à Rider Division I Basketball games à Rider Cultural festivals à Rider beach trips

Student satisfaction

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Fluency and experience Professional success Exam success University success

Campus facilities

100%

Happy at College

0 minute walk to class

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Minimum age: 17 (16 in summer)

 leaning of C communal areas

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 Bedlinen included (no towels)

Fullboard

 On-site residence assistant

 Free wifi

Communal area

98%

Teacher quality

% based on star ratings from Kings online student surveys

KINGS COURSES

Bright, modern classrooms Computer Learning Centre Free wifi

Kings New Jersey/ Centennial House

On-site residence Sports fields

ROAD

University Advising Center

RIDER UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Tennis courts and athletics fields Indoor swimming pool

Library

Cafeterias and restaurants

CEVILLE

Library Dining hall

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KINGS LOCATIONS NEW JERSEY

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à Intensive Course (p. 61) à Diploma of English (p. 63) à Compact Course (p. 66) à Vacation Course (p. 66) à TOEFL Preparation (p. 77) à Vacation TOEFL (p. 77) àU  ndergraduate Preparation Program (p. 78) à On Campus Plus Degree Program (p. 79) à University Abroad Program (p. 80) àG  raduate Preparation Program (p. 81)

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à Philadelphia à New York City à Boston à Baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey à Princeton/NYU/Columbia University à Six Flags Great Adventures Amusement Park and Wild Safari à Grounds for Sculpture à Jersey Shore à Premium Outlets shopping à Top Gun paintball à Laser Tag à Beach trips in summer à Skiing in winter

Sample clubs and activities

New Jersey (Rider)

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Accommodation KINGS ENGLISH

Erin Thompson Center Director

Popular excursions

Main Entrance 200M

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Kings Los Angeles enjoys one of the most sought-after locations in LA. Situated right in the heart of Hollywood, it is surrounded by some of the world’s most iconic attractions. The school occupies two adjacent and newly-renovated buildings, one of which houses our brand new residence. This gives it a relaxed, secure campus feel. Kings Los Angeles (Marymount) is based on the campus of Marymount California University. The location in affluent Palos Verdes is ideal for study and relaxation and the campus enjoys spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The 26-acre campus offers a wide variety of facilities including swimming pool, large student recreation center, library and a popular restaurant.

Culture and entertainment 24/7

Great climate, great beaches, great lifestyle

City center and ocean-front campuses


Kings Los Angeles has an amazing location in the heart of Hollywood

KINGS ENGLISH

Kings Los Angeles (Hollywood) à Located within the world’s entertainment capital à Walking distance to shops, bars and attractions à Fantastic accommodation options a walk away

KINGS LOCATIONS LOS ANGELES

A student pictured at The Last Bookstore on a tour of LA’s art district

Kings Los Angeles (Marymount) à Small, friendly campus in an upscale area à Close to the best known California beaches à Great residence shared with US students

The Griffith Observatory is a popular excursion destination

KINGS COURSES

The Hollywood Sign is one of the many iconic attractions visited regularly by our students as part of the activity and excursion program

Famous Californian beaches such as Venice and Santa Monica are within easy reach

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LOS ANGELES (HOLLYWOOD) CITY LOCATION

Kings Los Angeles (Hollywood) Gina Iannelli Center Director

Our Hollywood students benefit from very bright and spacious classrooms that offer the perfect learning environment

Location South West Coast USA Population 3.9 million Nearest airports Los Angeles International (LAX) Nearest cities San Diego, Las Vegas

Hollywood Campus CITY LOCATION

Recent renovations to Kings’ Hollywood site have included the addition of a dedicated on-site residence and student lounge

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

Courses available

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à Intensive Course (p.61) à Intensive 25+ (p.62) à Vacation 25+ (p. 62) à Diploma of English (p. 63) à Compact Course (p. 66) à Vacation Course (p. 66) à English Plus Film/ Vacation Plus Film (p. 73) à Cambridge English: First / Advanced (p. 76) à TOEFL iBT Preparation / Super Intensive TOEFL / Vacation TOEFL (p. 77)

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Fluency and experience Professional success Exam success University success

Campus facilities Interactive whiteboards Apple Mac film editing suite Outside eating areas

The Apple Mac computer learning suite

Spacious classrooms Computer Learning Center Student lounge Free wifi On-site residence Vending machines Annexe building (5 minutes' walk)

Students can enjoy the Californian sunshine in the outside campus space

Kings Los Angeles is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)


Sample activities

Accommodation

à Disneyland à Theme parks à Hollywood Sign à Kodak Theater à Beverly Hills à Universal Studios à Hollywood Bowl à Lake Tahoe à Big Bear Lake à San Francisco à Madame Tussauds à Museum of Contemporary Art à Griffith Park Observatory à Movie Stars Home Tours à Hollywood Walk of Fame à Yosemite National Park à Joshua Tree National Park à Napa Valley vineyards

à Film Club à Beach volleyball à Hiking à Shopping trips à Barbecues à Dodgers/Lakers games à Outdoor movie nights

à Student residences à Homestay à Premium Homestay (subject to availability) Cassil on-site Campus Residence

2% 10%

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Nationality Mix 16%

7%

Teacher quality

% based on star ratings from Kings online student surveys

1%

Eastern Europe

Americas

Western Europe

Middle East

Africa

Asia

Former Soviet Countries

China

La Mirada Apartments

KINGS LOCATIONS LOS ANGELES (HOLLYWOOD)

95%

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5%

% 36

Student satisfaction

98%

KINGS ENGLISH

Popular excursions

Summer Residence

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Egyptian Theater

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SUNSET BOU L E VARD

Supermarket

Arclight Movie Theater

Amoeba Music Store

KINGS COURSES

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Hollywood Wax Museum

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Chinese Theater

La Mirada Apartments

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There is an additional summer residence available, for details visit kingseducation.com

Accommodation icons key Walking time to college in minutes Minimum age Single/twin/quad rooms

Halfboard

Warden on site

Selfcatering

Laundry on site, supplement applies

En suite bath/ shower room

Cleaning (typically once a week)

Bed linen and towels provided TV lounge/outdoor communal garden space Free wireless internet

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LOS ANGELES (MARYMOUNT) CAMPUS LOCATION

Marymount Campus CAMPUS LOCATION

“ I feel so lucky that my school is located in Southern California because it is always sunny here. California is an amazing state and there are variety of beaches that you can enjoy, such as Malibu Beach, Santa Monica Beach and so on. ” Min Pan from China

Marymount California University has some excellent on-site sports facilities, including a swimming pool and tennis courts

There is an outside area for study and socializing next to the Kings Center

Some of LA’s best-loved beaches are within easy reach of Marymount

Students make use of the well-stocked library on campus

The Marymount campus is well-kept and attractive and enjoys a great location in affluent Palos Verdes


Jennifer Smith Center Director

Location South West Coast USA Population 3.9 million Nearest airports Los Angeles International (LAX) Nearest cities Las Vegas, San Diego

Popular excursions

Accommodation

à Disneyland à Theme parks à Hollywood Sign à Kodak Theater à Beverly Hills à Universal Studios à Hollywood Bowl à Madame Tussauds à Museum of Contemporary Art à Griffith Park Observatory à Movie stars home tours à Hollywood Walk of Fame à Aquarium of the Pacific à Queen Mary/USS Iowa

à Student residences

KINGS ENGLISH

Kings Los Angeles (Marymount)

Marymount Residence

Sample clubs and activities Los Angeles (Marymount)

à Undergraduate Preparation Program (p. 78) à On Campus Plus Degree Program (p. 79) à University Abroad Program (p. 80) àG  raduate Preparation Program (p. 81)

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KINGS LOCATIONS LOS ANGELES (MARYMOUNT)

Courses available

à Green Student Initiative à International Club à Psychology Club à Sport Clubs à Yoga à LA Dodgers baseball games à Beach trips à Grammy Museum trip à Outdoor Movie nights

Student satisfaction

Fluency and experience University success

83%

Campus facilities Spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards

Happy at College

93%

 20 minute free shuttle bus to college

Teacher quality

24-hour security Snack shop

 Minimum age: 16

% based on star ratings from Kings online student surveys

Basketball/ volleyball courts

Twin rooms

Free wifi

Launderette (extra cost)

Communal area

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KINGS COURSES

Outside eating and teaching areas

Half board

University advising center Computer learning center

Student Residence

Student restaurant and snack shop Cabrillo Beach

Library

Kings Los Angeles (Marymount)

Sports courts

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Outdoor swimming pool Library

Cafe Main Teaching Center

Sports courts Pool Kings Los Angeles is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)

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Kings Boston is located on the attractive campus of Pine Manor College, in the exclusive suburb of Chestnut Hill. It offers a safe environment and access to a wide range of facilities, with the attractions of downtown Boston only 20 minutes away.

World-famous universities

A great sporting city: baseball, basketball, ice hockey and much more

European-style city with historic and modern side-by-side


Students taking part in the much-loved Color Run

Boston's vibrant waterfront is a popular place to visit

KINGS ENGLISH

Kings Boston à Campus location shared with American students à On-campus residence and college facilities à Only 20 minutes from Downtown

The Natural History Museum often features in the program of excursions

KINGS LOCATIONS BOSTON

Boston is home to both Harvard and MIT — two of the world’s most prestigious universities

Boston Public Library is one of the city’s many historic buildings

KINGS COURSES

Iconic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is a must-see for any Boston-bound student

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BOSTON CAMPUS LOCATION

Kings Boston has a vibrant color scheme and spacious classrooms

Kings Boston’s location on the campus of Pine Manor College gives students access to a range of learning and sports facilities

“ Living on a campus attracted me since the beginning and being around Americans was interesting. The campus has a lot of facilities for sports so after class we could play tennis, soccer, basketball, go to the gym… we could create even stronger ties between us because we were together 24/7. ” Morgane Wemaere from Belgium

Using the college gym is a popular activity amongst our students after class

The on-site cafeteria offers students a huge range of hot and cold meals

Kings Boston is housed in the hexagonshaped Ellsworth Hall on the Pine Manor campus


Kings Boston

Popular excursions

Location North East Coast USA Population 646,000 Nearest airports Boston Logan Nearest cities New York, Providence Boston (Pine Manor College)

Accommodation à Student residence à Homestay à Premium Homestay (subject to availability)

Free wifi

5%

2%

1 minute walk to college

Launderette (free)

Minimum age: 16

Bi-weekly cleaning

 Single and twin rooms

Bedlinen and towels included

Fullboard

Communal area

On-site warden

Free wifi

4% Eastern Europe

Americas

Western Europe

Middle East

Africa

Asia

Former Soviet Countries

China

KINGS COURSES

Computer Learning Center

3

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1%

Nationality Mix

Bright, modern classrooms with interactive white boards

Campus facilities

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5% 8%

On-campus residence

KINGS LOCATIONS BOSTON

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% based on star ratings from Kings online student surveys

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95%

Happy at College

à Dance Club à Cheerleading Club à Drama Club à Model UN Club à Alternative Spring Break à Cultural festivals à Intramural basketball and soccer à Community Clean-up Day

%

à Intensive Course (p. 61) à Diploma of English (p. 63) à Compact Course (p. 66) à Vacation Course (p. 66) à English Plus Entrepreneurship (p. 68) à Cambridge English: First / Advanced (p. 76) à TOEFL iBT Preparation / Super Intensive TOEFL / Vacation TOEFL (p. 77) à Undergraduate Preparation Program (p. 78) à On Campus Plus Degree Program (p. 79)

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97%

Sample clubs and activities

Courses available

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à Cape Cod à Newport (RI) à Salem (MA) à New York à Freedom Trail à Ice hockey games à Red Sox baseball games à Celtics basketball games à Harvard/MIT tours à Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall à Six Flags New England à Museum of Fine Arts à Wrentham Outlets shopping à Beach trips in summer à Skiing in winter

University Advising Center On-site residence Sports pitches, tennis courts, gym Cafeteria and snack bar

MIT Oakley Country Club

Harvard University

Boston College

Downtown Boston

Library

Boston University

Subway: 15 min’ walk or free yearround shuttle bus

KINGS ENGLISH

Emily Pierre Center Director

Student satisfaction

Kings Boston (and residence)

Airport

Fenway Park Red Sox Stadium

Kings Boston is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)

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Course length

Oxford

London (South Bank)

London (Beckenham)

Bournemouth

Brighton

New York

New Jersey

LA (Marymount)

LA (Hollywood)

Boston

Page number Intensive Course

61

Minimum 2 weeks

Intensive 25+

62

Minimum 2 weeks

Vacation 25+

62

2 – 12 weeks

Diploma of English

63

Minimum 24 weeks

Compact Course

66

Minimum 2 weeks

Vacation Course 3

66

2 – 12 weeks

Discover London

67

1 – 4 weeks

English Plus Entrepreneurship

68

4 weeks

English Plus Business and Finance

69

Minimum 2 weeks

English Plus Law

70

Minimum 2 weeks

English Plus Business and Digital Media 71

Minimum 2 weeks

English Plus Art and Design

72

Minimum 2 weeks

English Plus Film

73

12 weeks or 4 weeks (summer only)

Vacation Plus Film

73

4 weeks

IELTS Preparation Course

74

Minimum 2 weeks (London); Minimum 6 weeks (Bournemouth and Oxford)

Intensive IELTS4

75

Minimum 6 weeks

Super Intensive IELTS4

75

2 or 3 weeks

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

76

5

5

5

4, 9, 10 or 12 weeks6

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

76

5

5

5

4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 weeks6

Super Intensive TOEFL

77

Minimum 2 weeks

TOEFL iBT Preparation

77

Minimum 2 weeks

“ I’m doing the CAE preparation. I need to do the exam as I want to become a primary school teacher back in Switzerland. I think that I will be well prepared for the test. The teachers are very good. They aren’t so strict and we have a good time, but we also want to learn. ” Vacation TOEFL

77

Minimum 2 weeks

Undergraduate Preparation Program

78

1 – 6 terms

University Abroad Program

80

1 or 2 semesters

Graduate Preparation Program (US)

81

1 – 6 terms

Advanced Level Foundation

83

3 – 6 terms

Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation

84

2 – 3 terms

Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management

85

3 terms

Diploma in International Business

86

2 terms

International Business Foundation

86

3 terms

Graduate Preparation Programme (UK) 87

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Maximum class size USA

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Every Monday (3 January – 4 December)

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Every Monday (3 January – 4 December, except Beginners) Beginners: First Monday of each month

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4 September, 2, 30 October, 20 November

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London: Every Monday 3 January – 4 December; Bournemouth and Oxford: 3 January, 13 February, 27 March, 8 May, 19 June, 31 July, 11 September, 23 October; Brighton: 11 September, 23 October

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3 January, 13 February, 27 March, 8 May, 19 June, 31 July, 11 September, 23 October

24

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25 June (2 week course), 9, 31 July (3 week course)

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Every Monday (3 January – 4 December)

25

16

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Every Monday (3 January – 4 December)

21

16

5

15

Every Monday (3 January – 4 December)

15

16

5

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3 January, 27 March, 19 June, 11 September7

25

16

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August, January (dates vary by campus)

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17

5

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3 January, 27 March, 19 June, 11 September7

25

21

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21

17

4

12

9 January, 11 September

25

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14

11 September

21

18

5

14

9 January (not Brighton), 3 April (Brighton)

21

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9 January (Bournemouth only), 11 September

21

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3 January, 3 April, 11 September

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University success

Maximum class size UK

21

Exam success

Kings entry level

Every Monday (3 January – 4 December)

Professional success

Minimum age

15

Fluency and experience

Hours of lessons per week

14

2017 Start Dates 1

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KINGS COURSES

16

KINGS LOCATIONS

21

KINGS ENGLISH

Every Monday (3 January – 4 December, except Beginners) Beginners: First Monday of each month

7 Semester dates at Kings Los Angeles (Marymount) are 9 January, 20 March, 12 June, 28 August 2017 8 Small university classes (average 15 – 25) and lectures with American students

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Course length

Oxford

London (South Bank)

London (Beckenham)

Bournemouth

Brighton

New York

New Jersey

LA (Marymount)

LA (Hollywood)

Boston

Page number

Course finder Intensive Course

61

Minimum 2 weeks

Intensive 25+

62

Minimum 2 weeks

Vacation 25+

62

2 – 12 weeks

Diploma of English

63

Minimum 24 weeks

Compact Course

66

Minimum 2 weeks

Vacation Course 3

66

2 – 12 weeks

Discover London

67

1 – 4 weeks

English Plus Entrepreneurship

68

4 weeks

English Plus Business and Finance

69

Minimum 2 weeks

English Plus Law

70

Minimum 2 weeks

English Plus Business and Digital Media 71

Minimum 2 weeks

English Plus Art and Design

72

Minimum 2 weeks

English Plus Film

73

12 weeks or 4 weeks (summer only)

Vacation Plus Film

73

4 weeks

IELTS Preparation Course

74

Minimum 2 weeks (London); Minimum 6 weeks (Bournemouth and Oxford)

Intensive IELTS4

75

Minimum 6 weeks

Super Intensive IELTS4

75

2 or 3 weeks

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

76

5

5

5

4, 9, 10 or 12 weeks6

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

76

5

5

5

6 6 4, 10, 9, 10, 11 or 11 or 12 12 weeks weeks

Super Intensive TOEFL

77

Minimum 4 – 16 weeks 2 weeks

TOEFL iBT Preparation

77

Minimum 4 – 16 weeks 2 weeks

“ I’m doing the CAE preparation. I need to do the exam as I want to become a primary school teacher back in Switzerland. I think that I will be well prepared for the test. The teachers are very good. They aren’t so strict and we have a good time, but we also want to learn. ” Vacation TOEFL

77

Minimum 2 – 12 weeks 2 weeks

Undergraduate Preparation Program

78

1 – 6 terms

University Abroad Program

80

1 or 2 semesters

Graduate Preparation Program (US)

81

1 – 6 terms

Advanced Level Foundation

83

3 – 6 terms

Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation

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2 – 3 terms

Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management

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3 terms

Diploma in International Business

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International Business Foundation

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Jasmin Huber from Switzerland

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University success

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Exam success

Kings entry level

Every Monday (3 January – 4 December)

Professional success

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Every Monday (3 January – 4 December, except Beginners) Beginners: First Monday of each month

7 Semester dates at Kings Los Angeles (Marymount) are 9 January, 20 March, 12 June, 28 August 2017 8 Small university classes (average 15 – 25) and lectures with American students

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Fluency and experience

Kings English means Outcome-driven English Everyone learns English for their own individual reasons — whether for study, their career or to experience a new culture. Your reason will be unique to you, but at Kings you'll find a course which fits your own needs perfectly.

THE KINGS ADVANTAGE à Choose from a huge range of Special Interest Groups to maximise fluency and cultural experience à Join extracurricular clubs, societies and learning events à Develop fluency 24/7 in class, online and out and about in your new city

“ This is a sabbatical where you can change your everyday life, discover a new world and improve your English — I work for a multinational company. I think it’s important to have a break from your life, to listen and see different cultures, peoples and religions. Life here is completely different to in Colombia. ” Ricardo Rojas from Colombia studied the Intensive English course at Kings Oxford Recommended courses include: Intensive Course Diploma of English Compact Course Vacation Course Discover London

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Exam success

University success

THE KINGS ADVANTAGE

à Dedicated English Plus courses in a range of professional sectors à Practical, real-life experience and tangible outcomes à Opportunity to prepare for specialist professional exams

à IELTS experts: Kings Oxford is an official IELTS Test centre à TOEFL experts: A range of specialist courses throughout the US à Cambridge experts: Kings London is an authorised Cambridge exam centre

à Kings specialises in academic pre-university education à Acceptance by the Top 100 US universities including the Ivy League à Top 50 UK university acceptance including Oxford and Cambridge

“ I chose this course because I wanted to know more about business. Before, I was working as an engineer. I hope when I go back I can find a job where I use more English. We’ve focused on business terminology and have a lot of simulation of meetings, for example, and visits to museums and business institutes. ”

“ The Cambridge exams are recognized in many universities and jobs, and I knew that studying English at a high level would give me the opportunity to improve my skills considerably and at the same time help me to communicate with English speakers. My teacher Jan motivates us to do our best and I strongly think that this is what made my experience at Kings so special. ”

“ I completed Law School in Brazil last year and passed the Bar Exam. I always dreamt of studying in an American university, and this dream is coming true. Kings staff are the best, they make the time and are willing to help us with any problems. It is a fantastic environment to develop our skills. ”

Lien Lin Chien-Fu from Taiwan studied English Plus Business and Finance at Kings London Recommended courses include: I ntensive 25+ E  nglish Plus Entrepreneurship E  nglish Plus Business and Finance E  nglish Plus Law E  nglish Plus Business and Digital Media E  nglish Plus Art and Design E  nglish Plus Film D  iploma in International Business

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Lara Youssef from Switzerland studied the CAE preparation course at Kings Los Angeles Recommended courses include: Cambridge English: First (FCE) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) IELTS Preparation Intensive IELTS/Super Intensive IELTS TOEFL Preparation/Super Intensive TOEFL

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Silvio Simonetti Neto from Brazil studied English at Kings Boston. He has been accepted to study a Master’s at three top-ranked US universities.

KINGS COURSES OUTCOME-DRIVEN ENGLISH

THE KINGS ADVANTAGE

KINGS LOCATIONS

THE KINGS ADVANTAGE

KINGS ENGLISH

Professional success

Recommended courses include: Undergraduate Preparation Programme Graduate Preparation Programme Advanced Level Foundation International Business Foundation Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation

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Kings English means Total Learning With Kings, you’ll develop your skills both in and out of the classroom through a rich, intensive and interactive learning experience. It combines teacher time, blended online work and practical real-life experience. It’s an approach to English which guarantees results.

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Online

GREAT TEACHERS, DYNAMIC CLASSES

CLASSMATE: YOUR ONLINE LEARNING COMPANION

You’ll find a Kings classroom is a dynamic, exciting place to be. We make learning fun and interactive because that’s how you’ll learn faster. You’ll learn through class projects and assignments, multimedia content, small group work and plenty of personal teacher time.

After lessons you can use ClassMate — the Kings online learning platform. It is designed to integrate with and support your classbased learning.

Teacher Qualification Guarantee

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We guarantee that all of your teachers will have qualifications and experience suitable for your learning needs. You’ll have at least two teachers during an Intensive course to ensure a varied learning experience.

Key benefits: 3 months free access before your course, free access during your course, and 3 months after your course. Learning material designed specifically for each Kings Level (1 – 8). Development of core skills through video/audio content, quizzes, links to external practice material, exam guidance, exam speaking material.

• • •


KINGS ENGLISH

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In the real world

PRACTICAL, REAL-LIFE BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Continue developing your skills and knowledge outside class through a broad range of learning opportunities available.

Fast track your career development by taking advantage of our professional extracurricular opportunities. Many courses also include practical experience of real-life situations.

Typical examples: A  ttend a weekly lecture: Topics include English development, culture, news and business. J oin a discussion group: These might focus on the latest news and current affairs or what’s on locally. T  ake part in the Student Council: Play an active role in college life to make your Kings experience even better. J oin a college club or society: Share your interests and passions with fellow students, or develop new ones. M  eet UK or US students: You might also have the chance to meet local students who can teach you new English phrases!

• • • •

Weekly lectures outside lessons are a great way to develop deeper skills

Practical, hands-on experience with local businesses is available with many courses

• • • • •

You might meet local UK or US students during your course

Business review: Regular discussion sessions which focus on the latest business-related topics. Work experience: Our partnerships with local organisations can provide valuable experience in the UK. Local company visits: Some courses include regular, planned visits to local companies and institutions. Professional exams and qualifications: You can also study for professionally-focused exams and qualifications including CTH or the Cambridge BEC exam. Résumé guidance: Depending on your course, we can provide free guidance to help you maximise the impact of your professional résumé.

KINGS COURSES TOTAL LEARNING

ADDITIONAL INTERACTIVE LEARNING OPTIONS

KINGS LOCATIONS

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Your learning progress At Kings, we really know how to get the best out of every student. You’ll work closely with your teachers to determine both the right level for you, and your rate of progress. LEARNING PROGRESS GUARANTEE

Fluent and accurate in most situations. Occasional mistakes with appropriacy and when attempting more complex expressions. Confident and effective communicator in a wide range of situations. Noticeable lapses in fluency and accuracy with complex structures or ideas. Can communicate independently and effectively on familiar topics. Frequent lapses in accuracy and fluency in more demanding situations. Can appear confident and fluent when communicating in familiar and non-pressuring situations. Regular lapses in accuracy, fluency and appropriacy. Can communicate and understand in a fair range of familiar situations. Sustained communications restricted by problems with fluency and accuracy. Can answer basic questions and communicate some information slowly. Vocabulary and understanding limited to basic everyday situations. Very little or no previous knowledge of English. Can use and understand simple vocabulary and phrases. Considerable assistance needed to communicate.

Please note: the exam scores are affected by experience and knowledge of each exam.

CEFR (leading to)

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Fluency, accuracy, and appropriacy approaching that of a native speaker. Can understand and use complex and idiomatic language.

Level summary

Kings Levels

Typical time to progress through level

If you are studying an Intensive Course for 12+ weeks or the Diploma of English we guarantee you will reach the level we have agreed with you. If you don’t — provided you have attended all classes and completed all assignments — you can study for free until you do!

8 – 12 weeks

Advanced

C2

8 – 12 weeks

Pre-Advanced

C1+

8 – 12 weeks

Upper Intermediate

C1

8 – 12 weeks

Intermediate

B2

8 – 12 weeks

Lower Intermediate

B1+

8 – 12 weeks

PreIntermediate

B1

8 – 12 weeks

Elementary

A2

8 – 12 weeks

Beginner

A1+


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We’ll help you plan how long you need to study to reach the level you’re aiming for — typically, students progress one Kings level every 8 – 12 weeks.

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Level 5 start: Super Intensive IELTS, Cambridge English (FCE), Super Intensive TOEFL, TOEFL Preparation, Vacation TOEFL, University Abroad Program, Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management, Diploma in International Business

6.5

Level 4 start: Vacation 25+, English Plus courses: Entrepreneurship, Law, Business and Digital Media, Business and Finance , Film, Vacation Plus Film, IELTS Preparation, Intensive IELTS, Advanced Level Foundation, Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation, International Business Foundation , Graduate Preparation Programme (UK)

Advanced

Level 3 start: Intensive 25+

Typical TOEIC score 775

Course entry points

Typical TOEFL iBT score 94

Level 1 start: Intensive Course, Diploma of English, Vacation Course, Undergraduate Preparation Program, Graduate Preparation Program (USA)

Typical IELTS score 7+

One-to-one lessons As part of your personalised learning plan, you have the option to take one-to-one lessons. These can include work on vocabulary, idioms or pronunciation and can be ideal before exams, job interviews or university interviews. (Please note, one-to-one lessons may not be available during high season)

KINGS COURSES YOUR LEARNING PROGRESS

Proficiency

You’ll have a weekly test as well as formal progress tests every 6 weeks. We’ll give you assignments and projects to help you keep learning outside of class. There will be close interaction with your teachers at all times.

KINGS LOCATIONS

Cambridge English exam

Your own progress will depend on the length and intensity of your course, the level at which you are currently studying, as well as your own personal ability and motivation.

Level 2 start: Compact Course, Discover London, English Plus Art and Design

Placement test on your first day, using our system of 8 fluency bands (see below).

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Core English development All our courses are based on development of core English skills. This is the foundation on which you can build your own unique outcome. Whichever course you take, you will develop fluency and understanding across the four main areas of English: Reading Writing Listening Speaking Once you’ve mastered these skills, you can use them to develop specialist knowledge for professional success, exam success or university success. We offer two ways to achieve your own outcome.

1. Custom-built Book a “core” Intensive Course or Diploma of English and then add your choice of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to customise your outcome. These are individual subject modules which are divided into the four main outcome pathways. Once your course starts you can decide your SIGs from the selection available at your chosen location. See pages 64 – 65

2. Ready-made Book a specialist “ready-made” course which has been pre-designed to focus on your intended outcome — whether professional, exam, or university success. See pages 68 – 87

Intensive Course Intensive 25+ Diploma of English

Maximise your fluency and experience: Study long-term As well as the extra benefits you get by booking longer, you will also gain much more with a long-term Intensive Course or the Diploma of English. 1. Greater fluency in English: You’ll develop much broader and deeper skills in all the main areas of the language — speaking, listening, reading, and writing. 2. More cost-effective: The longer you study, the cheaper your weekly course price becomes. 3. Complete cultural immersion: You’ll have the time to feel completely at home in the UK or USA, getting an inside view of the language and culture. 4. Follow special interest subjects: You’ll be able to extend your learning with a choice of Specialist Interest Groups (see pages 64 – 65). 5. Study in more than one location: You could study at more than one Kings location, giving you the chance to live in two different cities.


UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

EXAM SUCCESS

Bournemouth

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS The Intensive Course includes your choice of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These are lessons to develop specialist skills in English, or give you experience of additional subjects according to the specific outcome you need. SIGs are grouped along the four core outcomes: 1. Fluency and experience 2. Professional success 3. Exam success 4. University success

LONG TERM STUDY BENEFITS Book the Intensive Course for 12+ weeks and you will receive: 1.  Kings Learning Guarantee: If you don’t achieve the result we’ve agreed with you in advance, you can study for free until you do. 2.  Up to four free guided/facilitated self-study sessions including 1.5 hours of teacher led sessions and activities (except July and August). 3. Personalised study plan. 4. Written progress report. 5.  One-to-one interview with a senior member of the teaching staff. 6.  University Placement: Guidance from specialist university advisors/ counsellors if you have plans to go to university in the UK or USA. (In the USA, placement guidance is for host partner universities only). Benefits apply to students attending all classes and completing all assignments. Fees must be paid in advance to benefit from discounted course prices.

KINGS LOCATIONS

New Jersey

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

KINGS ENGLISH

London Brighton

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

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28 lessons per week will be dynamic, interesting and challenging. During high season you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination.

KEY INFORMATION

Oxford

Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

STRUCTURE

This is our most popular course. It is designed to increase fluency in as short a time as possible and can be customised to deliver the outcome you want through our range of Special Interest Groups.

Boston

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12+

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New York

SKILLS DEVELOPED

See pages 64 – 65 for full details.

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Special Interest Group lessons 8 per week (6 hours) hours of guided/facilitated max 4 self-study sessions (3 hours) if studying for 12 weeks or more

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Grammar and Vocabulary Test marking and correction

Listening Pronunciation focus, speaking, your education

Sample SIG option: Networking in English

Tuesday

Listening Listening for specific information, speaking agreeing and disagreeing

Grammar and Vocabulary First conditional, reading multiple choice comprehension

Sample SIG option: Networking in English

Wednesday

Grammar and Vocabulary Future time clauses, reading, true/false questions

Listening Pronunciation focus, Speaking Speak for one minute on different topics

Sample SIG option: Networking in English

Thursday

Writing Structure, language and timed writing

Grammar and Vocabulary Describing house types, Reading Focus on noun formation

Sample SIG option: Networking in English

Friday

Grammar and Vocabulary Education vocabulary, Reading Gapped text sentences

Listening Social English, making suggestions Speaking, sentence stress

Free time

KINGS COURSES INTENSIVE COURSE

Course length Minimum 2 weeks Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Brighton from 19 June 2017 Beginners: first Monday of each month Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 (UK), 15 (USA) Minimum entry level Kings Level 1 (Beginner) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)

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This course is designed specifically for students aged 25+ to develop their English whilst also getting “under the skin” of LA. You can create your custom program through Special Interest Groups and have access to dedicated social activities and accommodation.

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

Plus: knowledge of subjects selected in Special Interest Group classes.

STRUCTURE 28 lessons per week will be dynamic, interesting and challenging. During high season you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination of both. Note: Main classes are with students aged 25+. Special Interest Groups are integrated with other students.

UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

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EXAM SUCCESS

Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

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FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

EXAM SUCCESS

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

Intensive 25+

SKILLS DEVELOPED

Vacation 25+ This course is perfect for students aged 25+ who are looking to develop their English while also having plenty of free time to explore Hollywood and wider LA. It includes practical elements including professional skills/communication.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS KEY INFORMATION

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

Course length Minimum 2 weeks Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Minimum age 25 Average age range 25 – 35 Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 3 (Pre-intermediate) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours) Special Interest Group lessons per 8 week (6 hours) max hours of guided/facilitated self4 study sessions (3 hours) if studying for 12 weeks or more

The Intensive 25+ includes your choice of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These are lessons to develop specialist skills in English, or give you experience of additional subjects according to the specific outcome you need. SIGs are grouped along the four core outcomes: 1. Fluency and experience 2. Professional success 3. Exam success 4. University success See pages 64 – 65 for full details.

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS Exclusive accommodation: Stay in special homestay or dedicated residences exclusively for those aged 25+ (subject to availability) Exclusive learning excursions: Visit local companies, attend meetings and talk to local professionals Attend academic lectures and visit graduate schools Broaden your cultural experience through visits to vineyards, museums or exclusive restaurants and bars.

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KEY INFORMATION

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

Course length 2 – 12 weeks Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Minimum age 25 Average age range 25 – 35 Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 4 (Intermediate) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)


UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

EXAM SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

New Jersey

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

Bournemouth

Special Interest Group lessons 8 per week (6 hours) max hours of guided/facilitated 4 self-study sessions (3 hours)

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS The Diploma of English includes your choice of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These are lessons to develop specialist skills in English, or give you experience of additional subjects according to the specific outcome you need. SIGs are grouped along the four core outcomes: 1. Fluency and experience 2. Professional success 3. Exam success 4. University success

EXAM PREPARATION The Diploma of English is also a great way to prepare for formal exams — IELTS, Cambridge or TOEFL — recognised by universities and employers worldwide.

YOUR DIPLOMA AND END OF COURSE REPORT You’ll receive a Diploma Certificate unique to the course as well as a detailed End-of-Course Report outlining your progress and achievements.

See pages 64 – 65 for full details.

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YOUR 10-PART EXTRA VALUE PACK The Diploma of English gives you all this as part of your course: 1. Kings Learning Guarantee: If you don’t achieve the result we’ve agreed with you in advance, you can study for free until you do 2. Walk to Class Guarantee (see page 12) 3. Up to four free guided/facilitated self-study sessions per week 4. Personalised study plan 5. Free grammar book 6. One-to-one interview with a senior teacher (typically every 8 – 12 weeks) 7. University Placement: Guidance from specialist university advisors/counsellors if you have plans to go to university in the UK or USA (In the USA, placement guidance is for host partner universities only). 8. Access to Wavy Gate student residence at Kings Oxford 9. One exam fee waived (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge) 10. Regular written progress reports Benefits apply to students attending all classes and completing all assignments.

KINGS COURSES INTENSIVE 25+ / VACATION 25+ DIPLOMA OF ENGLISH

Course length Minimum 24 weeks Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Brighton from 19 June 2017 Beginners: first Monday of each month Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 (UK), 15 (USA) Minimum entry level Kings Level 1 (Beginner) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)

28 lessons per week will be dynamic, interesting and challenging. During high season you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination of both.

You can also combine your course with a semester or two on one of our exciting Foundation courses — the Foundation in Tourism and Hospitality Management or the International Business Foundation. It’s a great path to university or to fast track your professional success. See pages 84 and 86 for more details.

KINGS LOCATIONS

London Brighton

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

• • • •

UNIVERSITY OR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

KINGS ENGLISH

KEY INFORMATION

Oxford

Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

STRUCTURE

This long-term course is the best value way to achieve real fluency. You can gain specific subject knowledge through Special Interest Groups or can even study a specialist semester designed for university entry or professional development.

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SIG: Speak your mind

Giacomo Galdenzi finished high school in Italy before coming to the UK to study English, think about his future study plans and experience living abroad.

CORE ENGLISH Reading Writing Speaking Listening

NEXT STEPS: KEEPING HIS OPTIONS OPEN!

KINGS ENGLISH

SIG: Discussion skills

SIG: Cambridge English: First (FCE)

SIG: English for work

CORE ENGLISH Reading Writing Speaking Listening

NEXT STEPS: DEVELOPING HER CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE

SIG: Speaking and pronunciation

KINGS LOCATIONS

YaÄ&#x;mur Acar from Turkey gained a degree in Architecture before studying the Intensive Course. She hopes that her English skills will help her further her career as an architect.

SIG: Networking in English

SIG: IELTS preparation

CORE ENGLISH Reading Writing Speaking Listening

NEXT STEPS: IELTS SUCCESS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDY

SIG: Academic reading and writing

KINGS COURSES SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Francesca Varriale studied with us after finishing high school in her country. She chose to take the IELTS exam in preparation for a degree at the University of Westminster.

SIG: Exam skills and strategies

SIG: University preparation skills

SIG: Academic study skills

Yoo Hyuk Kim (Thomas) from South Korea hopes to do a Foundation course before starting a Business degree at a UK university.

CORE ENGLISH Reading Writing Speaking Listening

NEXT STEPS: BUSINESS DEGREE AT UNIVERSITY

SIG: Communicating effectively in English

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KEY INFORMATION

Oxford

London Brighton

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

New Jersey

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

20 lessons per week usually take place every morning from Monday to Friday. During high season you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination of both.

This is a broad General English course which is specifically designed to improve your overall language skills whilst giving plenty of free time to explore your new city location.

Boston

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STRUCTURE

Compact Course

New York

Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

Bournemouth

Course length Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum) Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Brighton from 19 June 2017 Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 (UK), 15 (USA) Minimum entry level Kings Level 2 (Elementary) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours) guided/facilitated self-study max 4 sessions in Boston and Los Angeles (3 hours)

“ I like the program at Kings, I’m learning about different cultures and have made American and international friends. I have visited Philadelphia, I went shopping with friends, took Zumba class at Rider’s Student Recreation Center, and played indoor soccer and ping pong. ”

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

SKILLS DEVELOPED

Vacation Course This flexible, great value course is available year-round in the USA. It consists of 20 English lessons per week. There are also optional sports and activities, plus an optional weekly excursion.

KEY INFORMATION Boston

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

New York New Jersey

Juanita Vargas from Colombia, studied at Kings New Jersey Course length Minimum 2 weeks (maximum 12 weeks) Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 1 (Beginner) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)


Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

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Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

STRUCTURE 20 lessons per week usually take place every morning from Monday to Friday. During high season you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination of both.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Typical extra cost activities: Cinema, theatre, bowling, skating, halfday excursions, Laser Quest, cultural visits, barbecues, tennis coaching, sailing and watersports, crazy golf, swimming, archery, mini-cruise, cycle ride, boat trip, barbecues.

OPTIONAL FULL DAY EXCURSIONS

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Discover London

15 hours of English lessons Half-board accommodation in single en suite rooms (breakfast and dinner) Travel card for zones 1 and 2 (access to all main tourist sites) 1 full-day excursion per week Exciting optional activity programme visiting London sights

LOCATION

This programme offers you the chance to spend an unforgettable summer vacation living and learning in Central London.

KEY INFORMATION

London (South Bank)

Course length 1 – 4 weeks Starts Every Wednesday 28 June – 16 August 2017 Minimum age 16* Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 2 (Elementary) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours) *Please note that students aged 16 and 17 will be allowed to go out unaccompanied in small groups, but will need to sign in and out and will have a curfew of 23.00)

You’ll be based at the superb central location of South Bank University with easy access to all the sights and spectacular views of the London Eye and Shard — Europe’s tallest building. See pages 24 – 25 for details

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES There is plenty of free time plus a choice of inclusive excursions. You can join other optional excursions on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. Examples include: R iver cruise West End show Iconic attractions: London Eye, Madame Tussauds, St Paul’s cathedral Naval London: Maritime Museum A rt in London: Tate Modern, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, St Martins in the Fields Business in London: Tour of the City and Docklands In the evenings the new “Venue bar” at the University is the location for optional evening entertainment, including disco or karaoke.

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FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS Included in the price. Typical destinations include: Windsor Castle Hampton Court Brighton and Sealife Centre Canterbury and Cathedral Oxford and walking tour National Maritime Museum

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KINGS COURSES COMPACT COURSE / VACATION COURSE DISCOVER LONDON

Excursions include: Disneyland The Freedom Trail Sea World C  ape Cod Various LA beaches Film studios Six Flags theme park Note: Local attractions and excursions vary according to location. Supplement applies.

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KINGS LOCATIONS

Typical free sports and activities: Volleyball, football, dance, table-tennis, keep fit, Wii Fit, treasure hunt, forest walk, mini-Olympics, beach games, cabaret, quizzes, bingo, karaoke, art club, talent show, picnics, beach parties, sight-seeing.

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

KINGS ENGLISH

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1. Language Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

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English Plus Entrepren– eurship If you want to combine English with experience of US entrepreneurial culture, this is the course for you. It includes lectures from local entrepreneurs and visits to local companies and universities.

KEY INFORMATION Boston

Course length 4 weeks Starts 3 January, 6 February, 6 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 5 September, 2 October, 6 November, 4 December 2017 Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)

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“ We went to the Design Centre in Boston where the Massachusetts Challenge (MC) works. Masschallenge Boston has 830 alumni, and has accelerated more than 835 Startups with 8500 new employees. The visit was very productive because we could understand how entrepreneurship support works in real life and identify some of the entrepreneurship concepts that we learned in class. It is easy to learn English when you experience the concepts in real life. ”

SKILLS DEVELOPED

Entrepreneurship lessons per week (6 hours)

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Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

2. B  usiness terminology relating to development of small business and start-up culture 3. Presentation skills, formal business writing 4. Business case studies Core subjects Characteristics of entrepreneurs Small-business environments in the US Elements of a business plan How to turn an idea into a business The role of social media

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EDUCATIONAL VISITS The course may include trips to local small businesses or start-ups, college business programs and/or talks by local business people. For example: Babson College Buzz Lab at BU Entrepreneur clubs at other local colleges Innovation and Design Building Martin Trust Center at MIT Taza Chocolates, Johnny Cupcakes or other local start-ups

Katherine Ramirez Puentes from Colombia

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STRUCTURE In the mornings, you will have lessons in General English to improve your overall level. In the afternoons, you will be part of a specialized entrepreneurship class.

SAMPLE TIMETABLE Session 1 9.00 – 10.30

Session 2 11.00 – 12.30

Session 3 (week 1) 13.30 – 16.30

Session 3 (week 2) 13.30 – 16.30

Monday

General English

General English

Free time

Free time

Tuesday

General English

General English

Discussion: Identifying problems, creating solutions Reading: Case Studies; Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, Tom’s Shoes

Discussion/Writing: Develop and write a Mini-market Research Study

Wednesday

General English

General English

Free time

Free time

Thursday

General English

General English

Listening/Speaking: Video: How to stimulate creativity, Activity: Mind-mapping

Educational Visit: Trip to the Innovation and Design Building (idbldg.com) and Masschallenge (masschallenge.org)

Friday

General English

General English

Free time

Free time


PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

1. Language Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

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English Plus Business and Finance

KEY INFORMATION

London Bournemouth

8 over

6

2. Business and finance Terminology, report writing, presentation skills including use of PowerPoint. 3. Business case-study Presentation and report. 4. Optional preparation for Cambridge BEC exam (supplement applies).

STRUCTURE In the mornings you will have lessons in General English to improve your overall level. In the afternoons, you will be part of a specialised Business English class.

EDUCATIONAL VISITS AND EXPERIENCE You will visit a leading business and financial institution every two weeks. You will attend meetings, communicate with professionals, carry out project research and work on business casestudies. Sample educational visits include: Bournemouth and London companies Lloyds of London London Metal Exchange British Museum Money Gallery Museum of Brands The Bank of England

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OTHER BUSINESS COURSES You can also follow a 6-month Diploma in International Business or 9 month International Business Foundation at all our UK colleges. See page 86.

SAMPLE TIMETABLE Session 1 9.00 – 10.30

Session 2 11.00 – 12.30

Session 3 (week 1) 13.30 – 15.00

Session 3 (week 2) 13.30 – 15.00

Monday

General English

General English

Discussion: Issues related to the movement of money Vocabulary: Financial terms (gerunds).

Discussion: Ways of borrowing money Vocabulary: Financial terms (prefixes)

Tuesday

General English

General English

Grammar: Describing trends (past, present and future), Skills: Dealing with figures, large and small

Listening: Ways to raise money Reading: Listening and reading skills while learning about credit markets.

Wednesday

General English

General English

Educational visit: The Bank of England

Language review: Dependent prepositions, Skills: Negotiating, Writing: Summarising complex arguments

Thursday

General English

General English

Case Study: Making a pitch / presenting figures (budgets, costs, expenses, profits, etc.)

Case Study: ‘Last throw of the dice’ – negotiate finance for a new film.

Friday

General English

General English

Free time

Free time

Business and Finance lessons (6 hours) hours of independent work on course projects

Ayrton Luiz da Costa from Brazil studied the English Plus Business and Finance programme at Kings London.

KINGS COURSES ENGLISH PLUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENGLISH PLUS BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Course length Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum) Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 Minimum entry level Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

KINGS LOCATIONS

This course is ideal if you would like to improve your English skills for use in a wide range of business and financial contexts. It combines General English with specialist Business and Finance-related topics and the option to prepare for the Cambridge BEC examination.

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“ The classes at Kings are very dynamic and [my teacher] helped me to develop my speaking skills. The Bank Museum visit was especially good because I work in Finance. There, I learnt a lot about inflation, the national condition of the UK, the economic points of the UK. I learnt a lot. ”

KINGS ENGLISH

SKILLS DEVELOPED

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FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

SKILLS DEVELOPED 1. Language Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

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“ I wanted to improve my English because I am a lawyer — I hope it will help me to find a better job. In my law class we learn a lot of legal vocabulary, which is very important for my job, my life, the things that I want to do in the future.

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

2. Legal English terminology Includes criminal vocabulary, types of court, employment law, intellectual property, company law, property law.

English Plus Law

3. Presentation skills, formal letter writing

We study a lot of things — for example, international law, contracts, tax law, and the specific vocabulary for these topics. ”

4. Legal case studies

This course is ideal if you would like to improve your English skills for use in a variety of legal contexts. It combines General English with specialist law-related topics.

STRUCTURE In the mornings, you will have lessons in General English to improve your overall level. In the afternoons, you will be part of a specialised legal English class.

EDUCATIONAL VISITS KEY INFORMATION

London

Course length Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum) Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 Minimum entry level Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)

8 over

6

Law lessons per week (6 hours)

Julian Camilo Colmenares Lopez from Colombia studied the English Plus Law course at Kings London in order to give him access to better employment opportunities.

You will visit law firms and legal institutions as part of this course. Example visits include: The Supreme Court The Houses of Parliament The Rolls Building The Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court) The Law Society Croydon Crown Court Firm of solicitors (firm to be chosen in relation to students’ areas of interest) Magistrate’s Court The Royal Courts of Justice

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SAMPLE TIMETABLE Session 1 9.00 – 10.30

Session 2 11.00 – 12.30

Session 3 (week 1) 13.30 – 15.00

Session 3 (week 2) 13.30 – 15.00

Monday

General English

General English

Free time

Free time

Tuesday

General English

General English

Discussion: The practice of law. Vocabulary: Types of courts (examining the differences between civil, common and criminal law, and how these relate to different types of courts.)

Discussion: Law firm structure. Vocabulary: Persons in court (discussing the internal structure of a typical law firm, focusing on the role played by partners and associates.)

Wednesday

General English

General English

Reading: Bodies of law and types of law, Speaking: Explaining what a law says (focusing on the use of directives, ordinances, statutes and bills in the operations of the law.)

Writing and speaking: Civil court systems, Reading: Criminal courts (developing legal writing skills while focusing on the nature of various civil court systems. Preparing for a visit to the Central Criminal Court.)

Thursday

General English

General English

Writing: The use of legal Latin, Reading and discussion: A lawyers Curriculum Vitae (developing legal writing skills while examining the use of specific vocabulary.)

Reading and discussion: Documents in court (following their visit, students examine the various documents used in court)

Friday

General English

General English

Free time

Free time

hours of independent work on course projects


PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

1. Language Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

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English Plus Business and Digital Media

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

2. Business and Digital Media Social media marketing; web development; and the use of creative technologies in a commercial context. All relevant aspects of English in a business and digital media context are covered. This includes general business terminology, giving presentations and pitches and other aspects of business communication. Students are encouraged to explore specific areas related to digital media. 3. Business case-study Presentation, pitch and report.

STRUCTURE In the mornings, you will have lessons in General English to improve your overall level. In the afternoons you will be part of a specialised Business English class with a focus on digital media and new technologies.

EDUCATIONAL VISITS This course gives students an insight into the structure and working practices of the digital media industries in one of the most exciting and creative locations in the UK. Local visits provide the opportunity to see how one of the fastest growing global industries functions in a real-life context.

NETWORKING You can use the connections you make in class and outside to build an effective network of industry contacts. The new media and creative industries are built on the natural connectivity of digital media — make yourself known to professionals in the UK and beyond.

KINGS LOCATIONS

This course is designed for students who either work in the digital media or creative industries now, or plan to in the future. It will help support specific language development in a wide variety of business contexts, with particular focus on the vocabulary used in the areas of new media, digital communication and creative technologies.

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KINGS ENGLISH

SKILLS DEVELOPED

KEY INFORMATION SAMPLE TIMETABLE Session 2 11.00 – 12.30

Session 3 (week 1) 13.30 – 15.00

Monday

General English

General English

Free time

Tuesday

General English

General English

Discussion: How is an awareness of user experience vital to the success of digital media? Vocabulary: usability, accessibility, human-computer interaction, information architecture and associated technical language to describe elements of user experience design.

Wednesday

General English

General English

Grammar: Describing the process of concept to design. (past, present, future, predicting). Skills: Interpreting a brief: How can the elements be interpreted in different ways? How can the language used help minimise misinterpretation?

Thursday

General English

General English

Project management: Group work to produce a pitch for digital design contracts. Using your own experience and knowledge gained from the course, how can you effectively communicate your vision of how to most effectively meet the suggested brief? How is a timeline created and monitored? What are the aspects of your critical path analysis?

Friday

General English

General English

Free time

Brighton

Course length Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum) Starts 4 September, 2 October, 30 October, 20 November 2017 Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 Minimum entry level Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)

8

Business and Digital Media lessons per week (6 hours)

KINGS COURSES ENGLISH PLUS LAW ENGLISH PLUS BUSINESS AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Session 1 9.00 – 10.30

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FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

SKILLS DEVELOPED 1. Language Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

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English Plus Art and Design This course is perfect if you need to improve your English while practising your art and design skills or preparing a portfolio of artwork. It combines General English with specialist art and designrelated disciplines.

KEY INFORMATION

Oxford

8 over

6

2. Art and Design techniques The course provides opportunities to practise different processes. You will achieve an understanding of how art and design is taught in the UK through project work which will develop your creative thinking. The art and design content of the course is determined by you, and is structured around your experience and interests. Art skills covered include: Drawing Painting Sculpture Printmaking Practical 3-D Design for example, modelling, construction and design process including drawing

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London

Art and Design lessons per week (6 hours) hours of independent work on course projects

English classes are usually in the morning. The six hours of art and design classes are timetabled for afternoons.

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

Kings Oxford also offers: Stop Frame Animation Graphic Design Illustration

Course length Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum) Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 in English, 8 in art Minimum entry level Kings Level 2 (Elementary) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)

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STRUCTURE

“ I would say this course is the perfect combination of Art and English. Whether you are a young student just out of high school looking for a way into a prestigious English art school, or a young professional that wants to learn how to speak English at work, this course would be perfect for you. ” Marion Bergeaud from France studied English Plus Art and Design at Kings Oxford before starting a job as a Junior Designer at a creative agency near Oxford.

3. Portfolio development You will be advised on further art and design study in the UK. Portfolio development can consist of advice on selecting and presenting work, creating new work for a portfolio and giving you the means to continue developing your portfolio after your course.

SAMPLE TIMETABLE

Monday

Session 1 9.15 – 10.45 (Oxford) 9.00 – 10.00 (London)

Session 2 11.15 – 12.45 (Oxford) 11.00 – 12.30 (London)

Session 3 13.45 – 16.45 (Oxford) 13.30 – 15.00 (London)

General English

English skills

Free time

Tuesday

General English

English skills

Art and Design

Wednesday

General English

English skills

Art and Design

Thursday

General English

English skills

Art and Design

Friday

General English

English skills

Art and Design (in Oxford) Free time (in London)


PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

1. Language Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

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TRANSFER AGREEMENT Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

2. Film studies Knowledge of specialist subjects listed: Development of contemporary cinema A thorough study of contemporary film making, including vocabulary, with an opportunity to put it into practice during two production cycles each term. You will look at story structure, how to write a script, and learn the most up-todate film practice.

These courses are ideal if you want to combine English with the study of contemporary film, script writing, acting and production. You will also learn practical filmmaking skills.

KEY INFORMATION Los Angeles (Hollywood)

over hours of independent work on 4 course projects

Lessons (Vacation Plus Film) combined English and Film 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Acting foundations Acting for the camera Script development Production/post production

3. Practical and creative skills Managing the creation of a short film or documentary. This is group work which forms part of your portfolio.

28 lessons per week (20 for Vacation Plus Film) integrate English language development with film-related topics including technical skills, acting, and storyline writing.

“ I want to be a script supervisor, so before going to university I wanted to know if I would like it. I chose Kings because the location is better than other schools. I went to Lakers games, I did visits to other cities and I learnt a lot and met beautiful people. ” Alexandra Hulsens from Belgium took the English Plus Film course at Kings LA

VIDEO EDITING SUITE AND PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT Kings Los Angeles has a fully equipped Apple Mac video editing suite, including Final Cut Pro software. Production equipment includes Canon DSLR Cameras and Shotgun microphones.

SAMPLE TIMETABLE (ENGLISH PLUS FILM 12 WEEK COURSE) Session 1 8.30 – 10.00

Session 2 10.15 – 11.45

Session 3 12.30 – 14.00

Monday

Film vocabulary

Film reading

SIG: Technical Filmmaking Skills

Tuesday

Film viewing

Film discussion

SIG: Technical Filmmaking Skills

Wednesday

Film grammar practice

Film storyline writing

SIG: Technical Filmmaking Skills

Thursday

Film acting workshop

Film group planning

SIG: Technical Filmmaking Skills

Friday

Film group presentation

Film feedback session

Free Time or Optional Field Work

KINGS COURSES ENGLISH PLUS ART AND DESIGN ENGLISH PLUS FILM / VACATION PLUS FILM

Course length English Plus Film: 12 weeks (4 week option summer only); Vacation Plus Film: 4 weeks Starts English Plus Film 12 week: 3 January, 3 April, 25 September 2017 English Plus Film 4 week: 26 June, 24 July, 21 August 2017 Vacation Plus Film: 26 June, 24 July, 21 August 2017 Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) Lessons (English Plus Film) combined English and Film 28 lessons per week (21 hours)

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STRUCTURE

KINGS LOCATIONS

History of Hollywood: From the 1920s to the present day

Kings LA offers a transfer agreements with the New York Film Academy.

KINGS ENGLISH

English Plus Film Vacation Plus Film

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IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2 million tests in the past year, IELTS is one of the world’s most popular English language tests for study, work and migration. Official IELTS Test Centre Kings Oxford has been the Official Test Centre for the Oxford region since 1996, and today is one of the busiest IELTS Test Centres in the UK. With Kings, your IELTS preparation will be thorough, relevant, and expert, which will ultimately give you the best chance of success.

Established 1996

3,500+ candidates per year

30,000+ candidates to date

SKILLS DEVELOPED

EXAM SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

IELTS at Kings

Core skills Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

IELTS Preparation This course has 28 lessons per week which include Special Interest Groups in IELTS preparation. It develops your general language skills while also providing specialist preparation for the IELTS exam.

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Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

General skills Broader communication and English language skills. Exam skills Understanding the requirements of each exam section Understanding what the examiner is looking for Planning and reviewing your answers Time management Preparing mentally for exam day Mock exam practice under exam conditions

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KEY INFORMATION

Oxford

London

Bournemouth Brighton

Course length Minimum 2 weeks (London); 6 weeks (Bournemouth, Brighton and Oxford) Starts London: Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Bournemouth and Oxford: 3 January, 13 February, 27 March, 8 May, 19 June, 31 July, 11 September, 23 October 2017 Brighton: 11 September, 23 October 2017 Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 Minimum entry level Kings Level 4 (Lower intermediate) Lessons language lessons per week 20 (15 hours)

“ I have been involved with IELTS for over 14 years. I work with a dedicated and experienced team who will guide you through your test application, from registration to results. We know you will have questions to ask, so we have designed our website to give you all the information you need. We aim to make your IELTS test in Oxford run as smoothly as we can. ” Sarah Roscoe IELTS Test Manager, Kings Oxford

IELTS preparation lessons per 8 week (6 hours) Please note that exam fees are not included. Students are required to register for the IELTS exam individually, not via the College, although we will support you in your application. We recommend registration is submitted at least five weeks in advance of the test date.

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EXAM SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

KEY INFORMATION

Oxford

Please note that exam fees are not included. Students are required to register for the IELTS exam individually, not via the College, although we will support you in your application. We recommend registration is submitted at least five weeks in advance of the test date.

This full-time, highly intensive course runs in the summer. It concentrates 100% on IELTS preparation and is designed to give you thorough preparation for the exam in as short a time as possible.

Lessons 20 General English lessons per week 8 IELTS preparation lessons per week 4 lessons (3 hours) of additional exam practice per week

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Skills developed Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

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Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

IELTS specific skills Adapting to the requirements of academic English. Practice in each of the four modules of the IELTS exam: Listening (30 minutes of the exam) Reading (60 minutes of the exam) Writing (60 minutes of the exam) Speaking (11 – 14 minutes of the exam)

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“ I would like to apply for university in the UK, and for that I need an IELTS exam — that’s why I’m here. I think they need a 7 or 7.5 IELTS. My weakest point is listening — it’s tricky and I need a lot of preparation to feel that I’m confident in that. The course is hard, but it’s very efficient. I feel that I’m improving. I like the teacher and it will be 100% beneficial for the exam. ” Dora Faskerti from Hungary studied Super Intensive IELTS at Kings Oxford

Lessons: 32 Intensive IELTS lessons per week

Structure Reading and writing focus You will learn about the format and requirements for the IELTS Reading and Writing papers, and strategies for reading successfully and writing highquality essays. In the afternoons, you will complete practice tests, in addition to reading and writing homework every day. Language work You will do further practice of listening, reading and writing skills, with more focus on vocabulary and grammar input. In the afternoons, you will complete practice tests, in addition to reading, writing and vocabulary homework every day. Speaking and listening focus On the Monday before the exam, you will do a full practice test under exam conditions. From Tuesday to Friday you will learn about the format and requirements for the IELTS Speaking and Listening papers, and strategies for maximising your score in these skills. There will also be one session on reading or writing each day. You will also do practice tests, in addition to either reading or writing homework every day. Both courses are taught by specialist teachers with experience of preparing students for the IELTS exam.

KINGS COURSES IELTS PREPARATION COURSE INTENSIVE IELTS / SUPER INTENSIVE IELTS

Course length Intensive IELTS: Minimum 6 weeks Super Intensive IELTS: 2 or 3 weeks. Starts Intensive IELTS: 3 January, 13 February, 27 March, 8 May, 19 June, 31 July, 11 September, 23 October Super Intensive IELTS: 26 June (2 week course), 10, 31 July (3 week courses) Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 Minimum entry level Intensive IELTS: Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) Super Intensive IELTS: Kings Level 5 (Intermediate) Lessons See right

This full-time course runs throughout the year. It provides a highly intensive and thorough preparation for the IELTS exam.

KINGS LOCATIONS

These full-time, very intensive courses provide the most intensive and thorough preparation for the IELTS exam.

SUPER INTENSIVE IELTS

KINGS ENGLISH

Intensive IELTS Super Intensive IELTS

INTENSIVE IELTS

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Cambridge English: First (FCE) Advanced (CAE)

Writing Speaking Grammar Pronunciation

Both courses are taught by specialist and experienced teachers. The syllabus has been specially designed to maximise your exam success and covers all papers of the exam. Homework is an integral part of the course and you will be expected to complete at least five hours of self-study assignments each week. There are two sets of mock exams before the exam date.

lessons per week (21 hours) 28 Intensive version

FCE

CAE

CAE Compact 20 lessons per week

7 June

28 November

29 November

13 March

12 weeks2

6 June

7 June

5 September

12 weeks2

28 November

29 November

Brighton1

18 September

12 weeks

9 December

9 December

Bournemouth

3 January

10 weeks

10 March

11 March

13 March

12 weeks

3 June

3 June

31 July

4 weeks

24 August

25 August

18 September

12 weeks

9 December

9 December

3 January

10 weeks

10 March

11 March

13 March

12 weeks

3 June

3 June

26 June

4 weeks

20 July

3 July

4 weeks

27 July

31 July

4 weeks

24 August

25 August

18 September

12 weeks

9 December

9 December

3 January

9 weeks

4 March

3 January

10 weeks

11 March

13 March

12 weeks

3 June

3 June

18 September

11 weeks

2 December

18 September

12 weeks

9 December

Brighton Oxford1

2

CAE Intensive 28 lessons per week

6 June

12 weeks2

London

1

FCE Compact 20 lessons per week

Length 12 weeks2

London

Course length 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 weeks (depending on start dates) Starts For start dates see table, see right Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 14 (15 in Boston) Minimum entry level FCE: Kings Level 5/6 (Intermediate/ Upper Intermediate) CAE: Level 6/7 (Upper Intermediate/ Pre Advanced) Lessons 1 lessons per week 20 (15 hours) Compact version

Written exam dates

5 September Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

CAE

13 March

Boston1

Bournemouth

FCE Intensive 28 lessons per week

FCE

KEY INFORMATION Oxford

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START DATES

These courses are specifically designed to prepare you thoroughly for all papers in the Cambridge exams — some of the best known and most respected formal qualifications in English. You’ll focus on exam techniques and practice.

Boston

Reading Listening Comprehension Vocabulary

STRUCTURE

Start date

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

SKILLS DEVELOPED

In Oxford, Brighton, and Boston, taught as a Special Interest Group only. Extra week of accommodation required (exams take place the week after the course finishes)

Kings London is an authorised Cambridge English examination centre


EXAM SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

Our specialist courses will equip you for success in the TOEFL exam, whether you choose the Vacation version or the most intensive versions with 35 lessons per week for maximum preparation time.

KEY INFORMATION

Los Angeles (Hollywood)

New York New Jersey

Super Intensive TOEFL in Boston and Los Angeles only

Course length 4 – 16 weeks (Vacation TOEFL 2 – 12 weeks) Starts Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Minimum age 16 Average age range 18 – 30 Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 5 (Intermediate)

SUPER INTENSIVE TOEFL (LOS ANGELES AND BOSTON ONLY) This full-time. very intensive course runs throughout the year. It provides the most thorough preparation for the TOEFL exam. 20

instructor-led TOEFL skills practice lessons per week (15 hours)

Instructor-led TOEFL-focused 8 lessons per week targeted practice sessions per 7 week (5.25 hours), plus homework

TOEFL IBT PREPARATION COURSE This course will prepare you thoroughly for the TOEFL exam. Exam practice and technique are vital parts of the course. 20

instructor-led lessons per week (15 hours)

guided/facilitated self-study 8 sessions per week (6 hours) targeted practice sessions per 7 week (5.25 hours)

VACATION TOEFL This course is ideal for students who are looking for TOEFL preparation which also allows for plenty of free time. The focus is on maximising TOEFL skills and exam strategies. 20

To me, Kings LA is a very serious school, very professional. All the staff are so kind, and they are always trying to make our experience even better. That’s why I would definitely recommend this school, especially for the TOEFL class. ” Claire Maurice from France took the TOEFL preparation course at Kings Los Angeles

KINGS COURSES CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH COURSES TOEFL PREPARATION COURSES

Boston

More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced. The test examines all four skills.

KINGS LOCATIONS

Super Intensive TOEFL TOEFL iBT Preparation Course Vacation TOEFL

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) assesses students’ ability to use and understand university-level English. Most countries offer the internetbased test (iBT). TOEFL is accepted by all US universities, and has the most test dates yearly of any language test.

“ I needed an English level to apply to my future school, so I chose to take the TOEFL. I needed to reach at least 80 points and I got 94! I found that Louis, the teacher who’s teaching the TOEFL class in LA, was so helpful. He’s always trying to push his students to do the maximum and he’s really open minded. I always tried to apply his advice and pay attention to his comments.

KINGS ENGLISH

THE TOEFL EXAM

instructor-led lessons per week (15 hours)

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FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

GREAT UNIVERSITY LOCATIONS

University Success in the USA Undergraduate With Kings you can secure your place at some of the most elite universities in the USA. Unlike most language schools, Kings has always had an equal focus on both traditional English language courses and specialized university preparation. We can help you achieve your own dream. In the US, our students have won places at over half of the Top 100 universities — out of total of over 4,000 institutions.

The program is available for students with conditional admission to one of Kings partner universities. It is taught by Kings on the campus of each host university:

Preparation Program

The Undergraduate Preparation Program is a specialized pre-sessional course delivered by Kings on a range of university campuses. It is designed to equip you with the language skills needed for degree-level study in English.

KEY INFORMATION

FLEXIBLE STUDY LENGTH You can follow the Undergraduate Preparation Program for up to 6 terms, depending on your starting language level, and the level you need to start your degree at your chosen university.

Boston

New York Los Angeles (Marymount)

To find out more, please see our dedicated On Campus Plus US brochure, or visit kingseducation.com

1 – 6 TERMS

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM

New Jersey

Course length 1 – 6 terms Starts Boston, New York, New Jersey: 3 January, 27 March, 19 June, 11 September 2017 Los Angeles: 9 January, 20 March, 12 June, 28 August 2017 Minimum age 16 Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 1 (Beginner). GPA 2.5 – 3.0 dependent on location. Lessons hours of lessons 25 per week hours of 12 – 15 independent homework

CORE MODULES

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English for Academic Study Study, Organizational and Functioning skills Undergraduate seminars TOEFL Preparation

HIGHLY INTENSIVE LEARNING PLAN The program is designed to be highly intensive, and includes:

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Individual attention in small groups Regular tutorials for individual guidance Frequent progress testing Regular reports


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On Campus Plus Degree Program Once you have completed Undergraduate Preparation Program, you will proceed directly to the On Campus Plus Degree Program at your campus location. Or, if you are already at the right level for direct entry, you can start your degree straight away. On Campus Plus includes: Y  ear 1 of your undergraduate degree taught by university faculty alongside US students P  ersonalized university advising from Kings’ Advisors on campus to help you transfer to your dream school. .

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UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION

“ I wanted to major in a Chemistry based major. The Food Science program in Cornell is probably the strongest program in the US ” Mengyuan Li from China. Now majoring in Food Science at Cornell University (ranked 15)

You can stay on campus for all four years to complete your degree, or transfer after one or two years to your dream school. Year 2

Stay on campus for 1 year

Transfer to complete your degree

Stay on campus for 2 years

Year 3

Year 4

Transfer to complete your degree

Stay on campus for entire degree

GRADUATE FROM THE TOP 100 Through the Undergraduate Preparation Program and On Campus Plus, Kings students have gained admission to many of the elite Top 100 universities in the USA, including the Ivy League. Examples include: 15 20 20

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“ There were many steps that I didn’t understand in the application process and Kings provided step by step information to teach me how to apply. I really give thanks to Kings. ” Zifeng Zeng from China. Now majoring in Philosophy at UC Berkeley (ranked 20)

Georgia Institute of Technology New York University University of California, Santa Barbara Boston University University of California, Irvine Northeastern University University of California, San Diego University of California, Davis University of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign

Brandeis University

Rankings taken from U.S. News & World Report 2017 ‘National Universities’ category

“ I went to Kings to get a certain course, to get a direction for how to get to my dream school. They provided me with information on how to make my educational plan, to find out what extracurricular activities I needed to do. I also went to see them to do my personal statement, to do my other essays. ” Maksim Kuznetsov from Russia. Now majoring in Pre-Business Economics at UCLA (ranked 24)

KINGS COURSES UNDERGRADUATE PREPARATION PROGRAM ON CAMPUS PLUS DEGREE PROGRAM

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Cornell University

KINGS LOCATIONS

Year 1

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FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

KEY BENEFITS

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University Abroad Program The University Abroad Program provides the perfect experience of American campus living and learning over one or two semesters. You will be fully immersed in university life at your choice of three great campus locations.

KEY INFORMATION

Los Angeles (Marymount)

New York New Jersey

Course length 1 or 2 semesters Starts August, January (dates vary by campus) Minimum age 17 Average age range 18 – 30 Avrerage class size 15 – 25 (plus lectures) Minimum entry level Completed senior high school with minimum GPA: 2.5 – 3.0 dependent on location Marymount: TOEFL iBT 69* (no section below 15) / IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5); Concordia: TOEFL iBT 74* (no section below 16) / IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 6.0 on Listening/Reading, 5.5 on Writing/ Speaking) Rider: TOEFL iBT 79* (no section below 15) / IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5) *Or completion of the corresponding Kings UPP level Lessons Varies according to subject choices

Play a full role in all aspects of US campus life Take part in social clubs, sports and activities Study alongside American students Classes delivered by university professors Dedicated Kings support on campus

TYPICAL SUBJECT AREAS You can choose a minimum of 12 – 15 credits (3 to 5 subjects) each semester from a wide range of undergraduate programs at each university.

Fine and Performing Arts (Audition may be required) Chapel Choir Symphonic Choir Music Theory Hip Hop Modern/Pilates Survey of Dance History Applied Music — Organ, Piano, Voice A rts Marketing and Communication

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Business Administration Introduction to Accounting Marketing Principles Quantitative Methods for Business Understanding Global Relations Communication, Culture and Media Education Introduction to Psychology Speech Communication Child Development Contexts of Schooling Developmental Educational Psychology Pre-Engineering Elements of Finite Mathematics Quantitative Analysis/Statistical Methods A lgebra and Trigonometry Calculus I, II General Physics I, II

Liberal Arts Studies First Year Seminar Writing Lab General Psychology Elements of Sociology A History of World Civilizations

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Business Business Communication Principles of Management Principles of Marketing International Business Financial Accounting Management of Information Systems

Social Sciences Introduction to Philosophy General Psychology Urban Sociology Social Class in Changing Society Developmental Psychology

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Digital Media Digital Filmmaking Introduction to New Media Documentary Production Drawing and Painting I Aesthetics of Photography Science General Chemistry I Food and Nutrition Biology I Heredity and Society Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Business Introduction to Business Managerial Accounting Microeconomics Macroeconomics Perspectives on Global Development

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Media Studies Digital Foundations Digital Photography Drawing Website Design Introduction to Arts & Media Methodology History of Broadcast Media

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Psychology Ethics General Psychology Intro to Sociology Psychobiology The Art of Being Human

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Liberal Arts Studies Intro to Philosophy World Religions Music in America Modern Social Problems Introduction to Sociology Intro to Arts & Media Methodology

Note: 1. Other subject streams may be available. 2. Courses such as Expository Writing, College Seminar, Analytical Reasoning and Composition may be compulsory. 3. Some courses may have pre-requisites. 4. Courses listed may not be offered every semester.

UNIVERSITY ABROAD PROGRAM CAMPUS LOCATIONS NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, NEW JERSEY

On Campus Plus University Abroad Program

kingseducation.com

To find out more, please see our dedicated brochure, or visit kingseducation.com


UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

1. English for Academic Study 2. Academic Study Skills 3. GRE, GMAT Test Preparation (integrated online modules) 4. TOEFL Preparation (Marymount only) 5. Preparation Guidance

Graduate Preparation Program (USA)

KEY INFORMATION

Los Angeles (Marymount)

New York New Jersey

hours of 12 – 15 independent study

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SKILLS DEVELOPED

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 ecome familiar with the US education B system Become familiar with the style of language used in academic texts Increase reading and writing speed Enlarge vocabulary, especially in relation to academic subjects Identify key facts and information from a wide range of texts Organize and set out factual information clearly and coherently Identify and analyze the main argument in a text or presentation Express ideas and opinions logically

UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION

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Hsing-Jung “Catherine” Wu from Taiwan is currently studying for a Master’s in Business Communications at Rider University. Prior to that, she spent six months studying the Graduate Preparation Program at Kings New Jersey.

Master's in Business Communication M BA: Master’s in Business Administration

 aster’s in Leadership and M Global Development M BA: Master’s in Business Administration

Master’s in Business Leadership

To find out more, please see our dedicated brochure, or visit kingseducation.com

KINGS COURSES UNIVERSITY ABROAD PROGRAM GRADUATE PREPARATION PROGRAM (USA)

Course length 1 – 6 semesters Starts New York, New Jersey: 3 January, 27 March, 19 June, 11 September 2017 Los Angeles: 9 January, 20 March, 12 June, 28 August 2017 Minimum age 21 Maximum class size 15 Minimum entry level Kings Level 1 (Beginner), GPA 2.5 – 3.0 dependent on location Lessons hours of lessons 25 per week

The Program structure varies by student, but follows a general system of two semesters and summer session. It includes: Personal attention in small groups Regular individual guidance tutorials Frequent progress tests Regular reports

KINGS LOCATIONS

If you have a conditional letter of admission for a graduate degree at one of our partner universities but first need to improve your English, this program is the ideal choice.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE OVERVIEW

“ Before moving to the United States, I graduated from university in Taipei, Taiwan. My major was Insurance, but I didn’t enjoy this field of work. I worked in a public relations agency that hosted conferences to promote entertainment artists. I enjoyed this work, and I want to continue my studies in this field. The major in Business Communications works very well with the work I did back in Taiwan. I studied for about 6 months at Kings New Jersey and they were really helpful. They gave me confidence to speak English through their teaching style. ”

KINGS ENGLISH

COURSE CONTENT

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University Success in the UK Kings has been preparing students for success at the UK’s best universities for sixty years. We are acknowledged experts in pre-university education, and have prepared students for success at every leading UK university. All our UK colleges are registered as independent Boarding Schools with the UK Government Department for Education. This means we are inspected by Ofsted, the most rigorous and extensive inspection regime in the country.

Many of our elite students have gone on to world-famous academic universities such as Oxford, Cambridge or the London School of Economics and Political Science. Equally, we prepare students for entry to more vocational degree courses at universities with strong reputations in business, tourism, arts or law. We offer pathways to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Whatever your own ambition, you can trust the experience and credentials of Kings to ensure your success.

ACCEPTANCE AT TOP UK UNIVERSITIES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

University of Cambridge University of Oxford Imperial College London University of St Andrews Durham University University of Warwick University of Exeter University of Surrey London School of Economics and Political Science University College London

To find out more, please see our dedicated UK brochure, or visit kingseducation.com

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Lancaster University University of Bath Loughborough University University of Leeds University of York University of Southampton

“ Cambridge is my dream university and it is why I choose to study in the UK. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious institutes of higher learning, and also has a traditionally strong reputation in Economics. ” Zixuan Xiong from China is now studying Economics at the University of Cambridge (ranked 1)

“ (Kings) has helped me a lot in terms of writing — when we handed in our first essays at university I knew how to do it. The level of teaching is really high. Bath is a really good university. It’s a great campus, everything is new and modern. It’s my dream university. ” Laeticia Vaygue-Torrini from Belgium is now studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath (ranked 12)

University of Birmingham University of East Anglia University of Sussex University of Bristol

Accepted Kings A-level students Accepted Kings Advanced Level  Foundation students Rankings taken from Times and Sunday Times 2016 University Rankings

“ I wanted to be an engineer. There are only a couple of universities in the UK that do mining engineering — it was a challenge to get in! ” Filomena Jose from Angola is now studying Mining Engineering at the University of Exeter (ranked 7)


UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

Advanced Level Foundation

KEY INFORMATION

Oxford

London

Bournemouth Brighton

plus significant homework and private study The programme is reviewed annually by Pearson and assured as preparation for Higher Education study in the UK.

Typical top 30 university offers to students following the Programme are based on their normal A-level offers. The Programme is benchmarked against A-level grades as follows: Typical A-level offer

Typical Kings Foundation offer

A«A«A«

80%

AAA

75%

AAB

70%

ABB

65%

BBB

60%

CCC

50%

STRUCTURE

Jeovany Mbonge from Angola studied the Advanced Level Foundation at Kings Bournemouth and is planning to study Mechanical Engineering at university

Core modules Communication and Study Skills Data Handling and IT

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Elective modules A rt and Design Biology Business Studies Chemistry Economics Geography Government and Politics History Law Mathematics / Further Mathematics Physics Psychology

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MAIN DEGREE SUBJECT PATHWAYS The core subjects can be combined to create these typical pathways:

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 usiness, Finance and Management B Life Sciences and Pharmacy Engineering Mathematics, Computing and Science Humanities and Social Sciences A rchitecture

SPECIALIST FOUNDATIONS We also deliver more dedicated specialist Foundations: A rt Foundation Law Foundation

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A-LEVELS

KINGS COURSES ADVANCED LEVEL FOUNDATION

Course length 3 terms Starts 9 January 2017 (except Brighton), 11 September 2017 (all locations) Minimum age 17 Maximum class size 12 Minimum entry level Completion of 11 – 12 years of schooling Kings Level 5 (Intermediate), IELTS 5.5, age 17+; Extended version (4 – 6 terms): Kings Level 4 (Lower-intermediate), IELTS 4.5, age 16+ Lessons hours of lessons 21 per week (average)

BENCHMARKING AGAINST A-LEVEL GRADES

KINGS LOCATIONS

This course is based on A-levels, taught by A-level teachers and assessed against A-levels. As such, it is one of the most academic and successful pathways to leading UK universities.

Kings does not work with a narrow range of university partners. This is because our Advanced Level Foundation is based on A-levels. It is therefore automatically recognised and accepted by the widest choice of universities.

“ The Foundation course is intensive and you have to get used to a new routine and a new system of education. You really have to give yourself to this! But Kings showed me how it should be. I was awarded the student of the month and that wasn’t only because of my scores, it is more about how you show that you’re interested in learning, how you help your classmates. Kings have educated me for life. This experience will stay with me forever. ”

KINGS ENGLISH

RECOGNISED BY WIDEST CHOICE OF QUALITY UNIVERSITIES

The most academically able students can also take A-levels at Kings. This “Gold Standard" qualification is recognised by elite universities in the UK and internationally.

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UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation This course is designed for students who want to progress to a university degree course related to tourism and hospitality management, or to a career in this sector. The course is run in partnership with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH).

KEY INFORMATION

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE Term 1 General English language development IELTS preparation Specialist English for Business Study skills English for Academic Purposes

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Terms 2 – 3 CTH Level 3 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality. Modules include: Essentials of human resources and business computing in tourism and hospitality Essentials of marketing and customer relationships in tourism and hospitality Tourism and hospitality industry Essentials of tourism and hospitality operations

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PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

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 resentations and lectures from local P business leaders Research projects on local tourism businesses Developing a portfolio of achievement Subject-related presentations Kings Business Enterprise

TYPICAL DEGREE COURSE OUTCOMES

Bournemouth

Course length Standard version: 3 terms (9 months) — September to June, Accelerated version: 2 terms (6 months) — January to June Starts 9 January, 11 September 2017 Minimum age 17 Maximum class size 14 Minimum entry level Completed 11 – 12 years of schooling September start: Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate), Minimum IELTS 4.5 January start: Kings Level 5 (Intermediate), Minimum IELTS 5.5 Lessons hours of lessons 25 per week hours of independent study 12 – 15 (typically 12 – 15 hours)

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 ospitality and Tourism Management H Hotel and Catering Management International Hotel Management Event Management Leisure Marketing Service Sector Enterprise Hospitality and Food Management

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level Raise English to university level Gain a sound understanding of processes and topics within the tourism and hospitality sector including customer service, operations, HR and marketing

“ Surrey is one of the best universities for studying hospitality and tourism in the UK and has links to many big business companies and universities by providing better placement and exchange. The environment here is really good for studying — Surrey has lots of resources and they have their own restaurant and coffee shop run by tourism and hospitality students which I think it’s really useful. Teachers at Kings helped me a lot before I made my decisions, they gave me advice and guided me to applying through UCAS. ” Yuk Yi Yumi Pang from Hong Kong completed the Foundation in Tourism and Hospitality Management before starting an International Hospitality Management degree at the University of Surrey (currently ranked 3 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism)

To find out more, please see our dedicated brochure, or visit kingseducation.com


UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

KEY INFORMATION

 lobal tourism and hospitality G Customer service management in tourism and hospitality Food and beverage operations Food and beverage supervision Essentials of finance in tourism and hospitality Rooms division operations Rooms division supervision

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 aise academic qualifications to level R required for second year degree entry Raise English to university level Gain a sound understanding of processes and topics within the tourism and hospitality sector

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

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 resentations and lectures from local P business leaders Work observation placements Real-life event planning, management and evaluation Subject-related presentations Kings Business Enterprise

TYPICAL SECOND YEAR DEGREE COURSE OUTCOMES

Bournemouth

 ospitality and Tourism Management H Hotel and Catering Management International Hotel Management Event Management Leisure Marketing Service Sector Enterprise Hospitality and Food Management

Oguzhan Ozalp from Turkey completed the Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management before winning a place to study at prestigious Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland

hours of independent study 12 – 15 (typically 12 – 15 hours)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Diploma can also lead to employment in a junior managerial role in a range of prestigious industry organisations that have endorsed CTH qualifications.

To find out more, please see our dedicated brochure, or visit kingseducation.com

KINGS COURSES TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Course length 3 terms Starts 11 September 2017 Minimum age 18 Maximum class size 14 Minimum entry level Kings Level 5 (Intermediate), IELTS 5.5, Completion of 11 – 12 years of schooling Lessons hours of lessons 21 per week

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KINGS LOCATIONS

This course is ideal if you want fasttrack entry to Year 2 of a degree course in Hospitality Management or to begin your career at junior management level. The course is run in partnership with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH).

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“ Kings has a good reputation around the world, and they have good networks with other schools and universities. They offer an interface between students and universities, and help us to get to the places we want. I’m currently studying at Glion, one of the best hospitality schools in the world, and Kings helped me to meet with them. Being part of an international school like Kings, you get the chance to know students from many different countries and cultures — from South America to the far east. In tourism, you deal with guests from all around the world, so if you know those cultures it’s easier. ”

KINGS ENGLISH

Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management

MODULES

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UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (6 MONTHS) The CTH Diploma in International Business is taught at NVQ Level 3 (equivalent to A-level).

Diploma in International Business International Business Foundation These courses are ideal if you want a recognised, stand-alone business qualification, or to progress to a degree focused on business or management. They are run in partnership with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality.

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 urpose and function of international P business Entrepreneurship Essentials of international marketing and finance International business communication

Each module requires a minimum of 120 study hours and the completion of various assignments and presentations involving extensive private study and research.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FOUNDATION (9 MONTHS) This course includes an additional term of general language and skills development prior to joining the Diploma in International Business. (Up to 3 additional terms are possible) General English language development IELTS preparation Specialist English for Business Study skills English for Academic Purposes

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PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE KEY INFORMATION Oxford

London

Bournemouth Brighton

Course length DIB: 6 months (2 terms) IBF: 9 months (3 terms) Starts DIB: 9 January (not Brighton) IBF: 9 January (Bournemouth), 11 September (all locations) Minimum age 17 Maximum class size 14 Minimum entry level DIB: Kings Level 5 (IELTS 5.5) IBF: Kings Level 4 (IELTS 4.5)* Lessons average hours per week 21 (plus additional homework and private study)

Practical, hands-on experience is fundamental to both courses: Presentations and lectures from local business leaders Visits to local businesses with specific research projects Building a portfolio of achievement Business-related presentations to other students

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Sample activities include: BMW factory visit Kings Business Enterprise Bank of England visit Coca-Cola factory tour

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TYPICAL DEGREE COURSE OUTCOMES

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International Business Management Business Studies Management Marketing Event Management Leisure Marketing Hospitality and Tourism Management

TYPICAL CAREER PATHWAYS

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Management International Business Business Management Marketing Entrepreneurship

“ I really like the academic atmosphere and the many school activities, also, the friendly teachers who are always there to help you. My UCAS tutor helped me a lot to consider my choices and eventually I got some brilliant universities to apply to. Before sending my application, my teachers helped me check all the details and they gave me important advice about my personal statement. ” Zhengwei Zhou from China studied the International Business Foundation at Kings Bournemouth

*An extended version of the International Business Foundation is also available. Entry levels — 4 terms (12 months): IELTS 4.0; 5 terms (15 months): IELTS 3.5


UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

FLUENCY AND EXPERIENCE

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Graduate Preparation Programme (UK)

KEY INFORMATION

CORE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

• • • •

 cademic writing A Academic reading Presentations and seminar skills Listening and academic discourse

COURSE CONTENT 1. English for Academic Study 2. Academic Study Skills 3. Test Preparation 4. Profile Builder 5. University counselling and placement

TUTORIALS Each week, you can meet your teacher one-to-one to discuss your progress. In term 3, you will have 6 additional 1-hour tutorials with subject specialists and ELT specialists.

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

Oxford

Term 1 Principles of academic discourse Basic academic skills Academic language 1 Personal development Special Interest Group

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Term 2 The primary research process Critical thinking Academic language 2 Further academic skills IELTS training, guided study, or other agreed choice. Term 3 The extended writing process Advanced academic language Postgraduate academic skills Special Interest Group

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CONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE You will gain a Conditional Letter of Acceptance from one of our partner universities, either before you leave home or during your course.

“ My undergraduate degree was in law and I’d like to do a Master’s in management. I’ve been studying a wide range of areas — academic writing and how to assert my opinions in discussions about global issues. It’s all been really useful. We also have a research project, which is connected to our specific subject areas. ” Ryuta Shimba from Japan studied the Graduate Preparation Programme at Kings Oxford. He plans to complete his Master's at Oxford Brookes University.

KINGS COURSES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROGRAMMES GRADUATE PREPARATION PROGRAMME (UK)

Course length 1 – 3 terms Starts 3 January, 3 April, 11 September 2017 Minimum age 21 Maximum class size 12 Minimum entry level Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) IELTS 5.0 Lessons hours of lessons 32 per week

Our UK Graduate Preparation Programme is recognised by these respected partner universities who will provide a Conditional Letter of Acceptance (other university options are also available)

KINGS LOCATIONS

This programme is ideal if you have an undergraduate degree and want to study at graduate level at a UK university. It will fully prepare you for the demands of a Master's degree.

 raduate Preparation Diploma G English fluency for graduate entry at minimum IELTS 6.5 Study and academic skills to successfully undertake a Master's

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

KINGS ENGLISH

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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Kings Social Responsibility At Kings, teaching and learning is at our core. For us, though, it doesn’t just take place in the classroom. Instead, we view teaching and learning as a broad and constant process which enables us all to become better citizens — locally and globally. We aim to make a difference across three main areas within Kings Social Responsibility: Sustainability, Community, Education.

Visit kingseducation.com/ksr

The UWS vision is simple but purposeful: “To teach the unreached”. United World Schools builds and sustains new schools in some of the world's most disadvantaged regions. Pictured here, a young student at one of Kings partner schools in Cambodia, funded through the donations of Kings students and staff. Find out more: unitedworldschools.org


KINGS ENGLISH

In March 2016, seven members of staff from Kings undertook a 300km cycle ride through the Cambodian jungle to visit our partner schools

Staff in Bournemouth abseiled down Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower to raise money

KINGS LOCATIONS

A table tennis tournament was organised in Kings New Jersey to raise funds for UWS

KINGS COURSES

Each college holds regular fundraising events which bring staff and students together

Kings Bournemouth’s Hannah Farmer and Alison West took on the brave challenge of a charity sky dive to raise money for UWS

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Practical information ONLINE STUDENT HANDBOOK AND PRE-ARRIVAL GUIDE Well before you leave home we will provide you with a link to our comprehensive online student handbook. It has all the information you need to ensure your new learning journey is a happy and successful one. You will have all the details about how to find the person who will meet you at the airport, and about your host family or residential accommodation. We’ll also send you information about what to do on your first day.

You’ll also find the information you need about living and learning in the UK or USA. There are sections about your first day, how you will learn at Kings, and the culture and lifestyle in the UK or USA. The online handbook also includes important matters such as health and safety, law and campus rules. In addition, you’ll find sample timetables, a useful checklist before you leave home, plus links to other relevant websites and online resources.

Sections include: Before you leave home Arrivals and immigration control First day and orientation Your learning experience at Kings Living in a residence Living in homestay Facilities in a typical UK or US home Food in the UK or USA Introduction to UK or US society Leisure time in the UK or USA Money and transport UK or US law and school rules Health and safety

The insurance policy gives a very high level of cover and will protect you in the case of an accident or emergency while in the USA or UK.

To be fully protected, simply complete the insurance section on the enrolment form. For full details about levels of cover and costs, see our website: kingseducation.com/insurance

Kings US Central Admissions 448 South Hill Street, Suite 1115 Los Angeles, CA 90013 USA T +1 213 625 0320 E usabookings@kingseducation.com

To contact us online: kingseducation.com/enquiries

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SPECIALIST STUDENT INSURANCE We’ve developed an excellent value insurance policy specially designed for international students, in conjunction with Guard.Me in the USA and Endsleigh Insurance in the UK. (Kings university partners in the USA may offer alternative policies).

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“ I’m now in level 6, but when I started I was in level 2! I’m really happy with my progress. I want to apply for a Master’s degree in the UK — I have got a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Thailand. I think it’s better to get a good job in Thailand if you graduate from an English-speaking country. I’m happy here at Kings. The best thing about being here is the teachers, they are so kind. When I came here I didn’t understand anything, but I could always ask and they would explain. ” Methakarn Ratanamalaya from Thailand

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