Learn with others in small groups
Flexible start dates
English Classes with Private Lessons
Tailor your English language studies to suit your requirements using a combination of group english classes with private lessons. Whatever your current level and however you work best, our English Combination course enables you to take a mixture of small group and private classes. This option lets you learn at your own pace and gives you the freedom to develop your English language skills, focusing on exactly what you want.
The perfect course for students seeking extra progress
If you want to develop your English language abilities as much as possible, this course is perfect for you. Our English classes with private lessons will help you learn the four core language skills in small group classes, where you can practice reading, writing, listening and speaking with other students at similar levels. From this, you can focus on your specific interests in private One-to-One lessons with a personal tutor matched to your individual needs. Make the extra progress that will prepare you for future university or career opportunities.
Level: elementary to advanced CEF A1 to C2
Length: two weeks to 12 months+
Class: maximum 12 students in group lessons and one in Private lessons
Lessons: 15 group + 5 one-to-one lessons per week (13.75 + 4.6 hours)
The programme consists of 20 lessons per week:
- 15 in small groups (max group size 12)
- five private lessons (One to One)
Group classes focus on developing greater accuracy and greater fluency in the use of English. Lessons incorporate the four skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — as well as the building-blocks of the language – grammar and vocabulary.
Private One-to-One lessons provide individual attention from your own Personal Language trainer. This is an excellent way to focus specifically on making that extra progress — it might just make the difference!
|09.00-11.00||Focus on Accuracy|
|11.15-12.15||Focus on Fluency|
Focus on exactly what you want and develop at your own rate
The benefits of this course include the following:
- learn core English language skills in classes of small groups
- have private lessons one to one with personal tutors
- focus your studies on exactly what you want
- improve your examination scores and career prospects
Have a question about the English Combination course?
We always encourage students and parents to visit the college. Visits can be arrange at any time and we host two Open Mornings per year.
If you are not able to visit, please contact Manuela with any questions or enquiries you may have about St Clare’s or the English Combination course.
Private lessons one to one
A personal trainer, in all walks of life, will motivate you by setting goals and providing feedback. In the same way, your one-to-one tutors at St Clare’s will help you to make the maximum English Language progress in the shortest possible time.
Focus on your specific language needs
Your One-to-One lessons allow you to focus directly on your personal English language development. Over the past year, for example, we have built the confidence and improved the performance of individuals from across the world and supported their professional, personal and academic language needs as follows:
|1. Professional language — for business, finance, education, medicine, law
Recent trainees: a senior academic (the Netherlands), CEO media company (South Korea), legal adviser (Brazil)
|2. Personal language — for confidence, examinations, travel and leisure
Recent trainees: accountant (Qatar), retired businessman (Japan), fashion buyer (South Korea), property developer (Saudi Arabia), gap year student (Germany).
|3. Academic language — for students, undergraduates and post-graduates
Recent trainees: postgraduate student (United Arab Emirates), pre-Masters student (China)
The Course Path involves a number of critical stages supported by a tutor from our experienced team:
- self-evaluation (your “needs and wants”)
- diagnosis (analysis and targets)
- monitoring (progress checks and updates)
- self-study (preparation and follow-up tasks)
- feedback (continuous learning ideas)
Our one-to-one team
St Clare’s has a wide panel of tutors with English Language and life skills. The Director of Studies matches their expertise to your stated requirements.
Course dates and fees
Students can choose to learn English at all levels at St Clare’s. We offer short and long courses with regular start dates throughout the year, including the summer. Many students extend their studies or progress on to other courses, such as English plus Academic Subjects, or the University Foundation Course.
From September to May, English language course students live and socialise alongside native English speakers from American universities. Plan your studies and choose a date and a course to suit you.
Courses start on Sundays
|2 September||30 September||28 October|
|6 January||3 February||3 March|
|21 April||19 May||16 June|
|23 June||7 July||21 July|
|28 July||4 August||18 August|
Price September 2018- August 2019
|15 lessons in class per week plus
Five lessons one to one
Minimum stay is two weeks
One lesson = 55 minutes
Book for more than five weeks and pay less!
|Self catering — per week|
|Homestay — per week
(includes breakfast and dinner every day)
|Single Standard – with shared bathroom||£238|
|Single Superior – with private bathroom||£314|
|Lunch — Monday to Friday||£44 per week|
Personal Language Training
Students can add one-to-one English language lessons to their language classes. Lessons last 55 minutes and are charged at £57 per lesson.
Fees for the following examinations are currently between approximately
B2 First (FCE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Optional college weekend trips / theatre visits / excursions, etc.
Day excursions at weekends — free to £40
Theatre tickets and transport — £25 to £45
Weekend trip with overnight stay (two nights) — £70 to £300
Additional sports and other activities — £10 to £15 per week
Stationery/book purchase (loan of books is included in fees)
General spending money — allow a minimum of £80 per week
Bus travel: single trip from £2.00; 1 week £14.50; 4 week 49.00
St Clare’s sweatshirt £20
Please note: Prices are approximate please contact us at ic.enquiries@stc