Personal Language Training

Create your own one-to-one programme

Professional development based on your needs  

Maximise progress in shortest possible time

English language training when you need it


One-to-one private English lessons help you make the maximum progress in the shortest possible time.

Key facts: Personal Language Training

Age: 16+
Level: from elementary (CEF A0) to advanced (CEF C2)
Start dates: flexible
Length: 1 week +
Class size: maximum 12
Lessons: Minimum 1 -Individual lessons are taught Mon-Fri
Tuition fees: From £570
College room:  choose between college residence or homestay 


One-to-one study: an intensive personalised English language programme which focuses on your specific needs

Key benefits include:

  • Design your own programme: a unique study experience to improve your English
  • Personal development: enables you to boost your English language confidence and invaluable professional skills including effective presentation and negotiation strategies
  • Academic excellence: ongoing specialist teaching support for your individual learning goals
  • Monitor progress: private classes enable dedicated support, so you can improve your English quickly
  • Flexible learning options: a flexible study approach, so you can fast-track your learning or take this course as part of our English Combination
  • Interactive teaching approach: take learning beyond the classroom with personalised Study Visits and a varied weekly excursion programme
  • Careers expertise: careers advisors to support your professional development
  • International environment: helps you develop your interpersonal awareness when interacting with native-speakers in our Open Learning Club

One-to-one language training study options:

  1. Professional language:
  • Boost your language confidence so you can deliver effective presentations
  • Develop cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness to inform negotiation strategies
  • Produce articles for professional journals
  • Recent trainees: a senior academic (the Netherlands), CEO media company (South Korea), legal adviser (Brazil)
  1. Academic language:
  • Improve your academic report writing and note-taking skills
  • Build your communication skills to deliver effective presentations for seminars
  • Enrich your critical thinking and analytical skills for academic essays
  • Recent trainees: postgraduate student (United Arab Emirates), pre-Masters student (China)
  1. Personal language:
  • Develop your pronunciation by improving your projection, intonation and stress
  • Improve your language abilities in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Practice for IELTS and Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE)
  • Recent trainees: accountant (Qatar), retired businessman (Japan), fashion buyer (South Korea), property developer (Saudi Arabia), gap year student (Germany)

Have a question about the Personal Language Training 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 Personal Language Training course.


Contact Manuela on:
+44 1865 517706
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Course dates and fees

Although the minimum length of stay for One-to-One students is two weeks, you might like to choose your arrival date to match dates when other new students are arriving and enjoy the atmosphere.

From September to May, university students from America come here to study as part of their gap year. You will be able to live with them in college and share your social life as a group. This is a unique experience to improve your English.

Courses start on Sundays

2 September 30 September 28 October
18 November
6 January 3 February 3 March
21 April 19 May 16 June
23 June 7 July 21 July
28 July 4 August 18 August
One-to-One lessons from September 2017
10 private lessons per week £570
15 private lessons per week £855
25 private lessons per week £1425

Minimum stay is two weeks
(note: one lesson = 55 minutes)

Try our Fees Calculator to see how much the course will cost

Accommodation options
Self catering — per week
Twin Standard £238
Twin Superior £289
Single Standard £307
Single Superior £376
Homestay — per week
(includes breakfast and dinner every day)
Single Standard – with shared bathroom £238
Single Superior – with private bathroom £314
Add Meals
Lunch — Monday to Friday £44 per week


Try our Fees Calculator to see how much the course will cost

Optional Extras

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.

Examination fees
Fees for the following examinations are currently between approximately
£150 -£210.


Cambridge examinations
B2 First (FCE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (CPE)

Other examinations

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

Other costs
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

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