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Bespoke Discover London

WE ARE LAUNCHING OUR BRAND NEW BESPOKE DISCOVER LONDON COURSES!

AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 10th AUGUST 

 

Our Bespoke Discover London programme is ideal for one-to-one courses and small groups and allows you to have  a unique personal learning experience with Lexis School of English in London, created just for you.

There is a daily programme of morning, afternoon and some evening activities included in the package. You will learn and improve your English whilst exploring London during the week and will have the opportunity to visit other UK cities at the weekend.

Your very own tutor will accompany you and guide you throughout this Bespoke Discover London programme.

These courses will be available all year round 

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Course Overview and Content

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Our Bespoke Discover London programme is a 1-1 course designed to meet your individual needs, help you achieve your goals and develop the language that you need for work, study or leisure. This programme is also perfect for small groups of 2, 3 or 4 students with the same level of English who have similar needs and goals.

STUDENT PROFILE

Bespoke Discover London is perfect for university graduates, teaching professionals wishing to travel to London to study. You can choose to study General English, Exam Preparation, Business English or English for Specific Purposes. 

LONDON IS YOUR OYSTER

Studying in London is not just about your English lessons inside the classroom. You will have the opportunity to create your own schedule of classes, activities and excursions with our exciting Discover London Programme.

With London’s main tourist attractions all within easy reach of the school and weekend trips to Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Bath, Paris, Brussels and Edinburgh, Lexis School of English promises its students a full experience.

Bespoke Discover London is a personalised and focused programme.  Participants choose this course for a wide variety of reasons, which can include:

  • Improve your career prospects in the UK or in your home country
  • Study at an English-speaking university or international business school
  • Perfect the essential English you need to travel the world

YOUR ENGLISH CLASSES

Classes can be flexibly organised and you can choose to have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon. The lessons can be on site or in a venue, like a gallery or a museum. Below are a couple of examples but essentially you create the timetable.

Morning

Afternoon

10 am - 1 pm

English classes

2 pm - 6 pm

Bespoke Discover London

9 am - 1 pm   

Bespoke Discover London

2 pm - 5 pm

English classes

 

BESPOKE DISCOVER PROGRAMME

The programme will be discussed and negotiated after your initial needs analysis, whereby we establish your academic and cultural interests.

London is one of the most interesting and most versatile cities in the world. It oozes history, amazing architecture and with 3,000 parks of varying sizes London is definitely a green city. On top of this, London is colourful "multi-culti" melting pot with over 300 currently spoken languages.

There are 4 categories to choose from:

Museum and Galleries

Famous London Sites

Description: grayscale photography of people inside building

Description: worm's eye of cathedral

Versatile Walking Tours

Out of London Excursions

Description: graffiti of woman's face on wall

Description: Roman Baths, England

Key facts

During these exceptional circumstances we have updated our summer course provision to comply with Covid 19 safety regulations. 

Although our open group classes are going to resume in September, this offer of closed group tuition is an extension of our existing private class provision and is for small groups or individuals that have specific study goals in mind. Whether students are looking to improve their general level of English, train for an exam, or simply focus their language training on specific purposes, our bespoke packages are built around your requirements and requests.

You can choose to have lessons in the morning or in the afternoon and after an initial needs analysis you can embark on your course.

If you are looking for an extraordinary language learning experience you should consider our Bespoke Discover London package. 

Age of student Minimum age 12 for children and 16 for adult groups
Language level Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C2)
Maximum class size 1 - 5 students (one-to one and small groups)
Lesson hours per week 15, 20 or 25 hours per week
Course start dates Monday 10th August 2020 (and then every Monday thereafter)
Course length 1 week plus
School closures

The school is closed from Monday 21st December 2020 until Friday 1st January 2021 for Christmas.      

The school is also closed on the following public holidays in 2021:

Friday 2nd April, Monday 5th April, Monday 3rd May, Monday 31st May, Monday 30th August

Important: 16 and 17 year olds require parental/guardian permission to join an adult group. Please contact the school office.

Students aged under 18

At Lexis we put the safety and security of students aged under 18 first.

Students aged 16 and 17 are enrolled on our English language courses for adults and do not have any special supervision.  However, we do have additional and very important rules for them.  

These special rules are explained at the first day induction and are in our Code of Conduct for Under 18s that the student must sign, and also our Parental Consent Form that both the parents and student must sign. The students will also have a meeting every week with the welfare officer.

Below are some of the ways in which we safeguard 16 and 17 year olds:

Staff training

  • All our staff members have completed enhanced police checks before starting work with Under 18s at Lexis. This includes teachers, activity staff, group leaders, other school staff and homestay hosts.
  • All our staff members have received at least basic level safeguarding training.
  • Two members of the management team have received advanced and specialist safeguarding training.
  • Trained first aiders are present all the time on the school premises and staff leading off-site activities are also first aid trained.            

Staff-Student Ratios 

  • We maintain a maximum staff/student ratio of 1:16 in the classroom and 1:15 on school trips.

Contact with other age groups

  • 16 – 17 year olds will come into regular contact with other students over the age of 18, in class and during the leisure programme

Before, during and after lessons

  • 16 – 17 year olds will be walking or taking public transport alone between the school and their accommodation. All students will be shown the route.
  • Students have to report to reception when they arrive at school in the morning. If a student has not arrived 10 minutes into the start of the lesson, the welfare officer will try to locate him/ her.
  • Students are allowed to leave the school building at break times and lunchtime, with no supervision. They are responsible for buying their own lunch during the week, unless arranged otherwise.
  • Students have to report to reception when they leave at the end of the day.

Social Activities

  • Students will not be supervised outside their classes, unless on organised social activities.
  • We have comprehensive measures in place to safeguard all students while on any trips and excursions, for example clear safety guidelines and risk assessments for each activity and trip.
  • There are certain British laws (e.g. related to smoking and drinking alcohol) that apply to people aged under 18. As a consequence, there may be some leisure activities which 16 and 17 year olds cannot take part in because of their age.
  • If 16 and 17 year old students take part in a day trip organised by a third party tour operator, they will be responsible for themselves and will be unsupervised for the duration of the trip. They will be responsible for arriving at the relevant meeting point on time and will have to return back home if they miss the coach.

Curfews

  • Students are allowed to have unsupervised free time in London after their classes. They must return for their evening meal to their homestay and if not, they must inform the homestay every time they are eating out. They must return to their homestay before 22.00 (Monday – Friday).
  • On Saturday and Sunday, students must return to their homestay before 22.00 (16 yr. olds) or 22.30 (17 yr. olds). If they are late, they must phone their homestay host to tell them where they are and when they will be home. They must follow the safety guidelines provided by Lexis School of English.

If they are more than 30 min late without contacting their homestay, the homestay will contact the school and the school will try to locate the student. The parents/legal guardians will be contacted immediately.

Applies only to 16 and 17 year old students on Summer English for Adults

  • When students leave the school after lunch for their afternoon Real English activities, their activity leader and/ or group leader will sign them out of the school building.
  • At the end of the afternoon Real English activities, students will be allowed to return home independently providing a parent/ guardian has agreed when completing our Parental Consent Form.
  • Students are allowed unsupervised free time in London after the end of the afternoon programme and to return before 22.00. (Monday – Friday). They must inform the homestay every time they are eating out.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, students must return to their homestay before 22.00 (16 yr. olds) or 22.30 (17 yr. olds). If they are late, they must phone their homestay host to tell them where they are and when they will be home. They must follow the safety guidelines provided by Lexis School of English.

How to Make Contact

  • Students can arrange to speak to the Welfare Officer during normal school hours (9:00am – 5:00pm) to discuss any problems.
  • We provide a 24 hour emergency contact number for students to ring if they have any serious problems outside normal school hours.

Other

  • For more details please see the following links to our policies:

https://www.lexislondon.com/policies-procedures/child-protection-policy-statement

https://www.lexislondon.com/policies-procedures/safeguarding-policy

https://www.lexislondon.com/policies-procedures/code-of-conduct-for-students-under-18-years

  • More information will be shared with you upon registration, e.g. handbooks and safety guidelines etc.

Key Benefits and Outcomes

WHY LEXIS SCHOOL OF ENGLISH?

  • Excellent London location, away from the crowds
  • Fully accredited with dedicated professional teachers
  • Specifically selected resources
  • Flexible course duration & intensity
  • Personalised courses in small classes
  • Dedicated group support staff 
  • You choose the activities and Lexis organises the programme, so you can sit back and enjoy the course

 

AT THE END OF YOUR COURSE YOU CAN EXPECT TO:

  • have improved your reading, writing, listening & speaking skills
  • have expanded your range of vocabulary
  • have improved your grammar & pronunciation and are able to speak with greater confidence, fluency and accuracy
  • be able to use your English knowledge for real situations at work, at college/ university or for travel
  • have created long lasting memories of an incredible city, that is London

Course Fees

  15 hours 20 hours 25 hours
Course fees per week £825 £1000 £1125
hourly rate £55 £50  £45

 

COURSE FEES INCLUDE:

  • Free access to our online self-study platform
  • All course materials and resources
  • Access to online support
  • Detailed end-of-course progress report
  • End of course Certificate of completion

 

THE £50 REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:

  • Level Assessment Interview
  • Placement Test
  • Set up of your own online student account
  • Student ID card

 

ADDITIONAL FEES:

  • Registration fee (explained above) 
  • Exam entry fee 

Book with Confidence

NOT SURE IF YOU SHOULD BOOK A COURSE WITH US?  

  •       Do you want to travel and fulfill a dream but the situation has left you afraid and indecisive?
  •       Are you scared to lose your money in case you have to cancel or postpone at the last minute?
  •       Are you asking yourself if your money will be refunded or if you have to pay a penalty fee for cancelling?   

   

OUR PROMISE ! 
Be assured that here at Lexis School of English, you will be treated fairly.
We guarantee a 100% refund for cancellations made up to 7 days before the course start date.
No penalties & no questions asked.

 

COVID-19 RELATED CHANGES TO OUR T & Cs

POSTPONING YOUR COURSE

  • Transfer your courses online. No extra fees!
  • A course postponement valid for 2 years from the course start date.
  • Transfer the remaining course to a family member. This is valid for 2 years from the course start date

CANCELLING YOUR COURSE

  • Students may cancel up to 7 days before the course start date and will receive a full refund (less any bank charges that may apply)
  • Students may choose to postpone or freeze their course for up to 2 years !
  • If the cancellation is 7 days or less, the student will be given a credit voucher valid for 2 years from the course start date

BOOKING YOUR COURSE

  • Please contact the school to make a booking. We look forward to welcoming you to Lexis School of English in London.
  • If you are one of our agent partners, please contact the school office and we will put you in touch with our in house representative.

 

* Courses are subject to availability

Student Safety

STUDENT SAFETY IN OUR SCHOOL

The safety and well being of our students has always been at the forefront of our school ethos. As we are getting ready to reopen we are complying with government regulations and making the school Covid 19 secure.

Our commitment remains the same! Our dedication is unchanged!  Our promise extended!

Up to now, we have been working very hard preparing and getting ready behind the scenes, speaking with colleagues across the world, reading national and international guidelines, liaising with host families and continually training our staff to ensure that we can safely welcome our students and staff back to our premises and accommodations.

If you have always dreamed of coming to London, Lexis School of English will be ready for you and you can be assured that your health and well-being is as high a priority as your academic success!

 

STUDENT SAFETY BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  • You will receive updated guidelines. We are aware that COVID-19 guidelines will constantly change and update, therefore we will review and adapt our own guidelines accordingly.
  • You will have your school induction via Zoom prior to your arrival
  • Your safety briefing will also be via Zoom prior to your arrival

 

STUDENT SAFETY ON ARRIVAL

We can organise safe airport transfers to take you to your accommodation. All vehicles are sanitised. The driver will wear a facemask and will have received COVID-19 health and safety training. 

 

STUDENT SAFETY AT THE SCHOOL

  • Every day we will take your temperature, using a non-contact infrared thermometer
  • You will be asked to wash your hands as soon as you arrive
  • Hand sanitisers are on every floor of the school
  • We will provide a facemask and gloves on arrival
  • All measures are for students and staff alike

Other safety measures we are taking:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Blended learning opportunities
  • Social distancing
  • Increased welfare support
  • Health advice
  • A strict cleaning regime
  • PPE equipment (if and when necessary)

 

 

We are Good to Go!

Our school has been awarded the "We're Good to Go" industry-standard from Visit Britain.

This  means we have put all the UK Government & English UK safety recommendations in place and we’re ready for our first students! 

We are reopening on Monday 10th August for our Bespoke Discover London courses. These courses are ideal for:

  • One-to-one bespoke courses 
  • Small groups of 2, 3, 4 or 5 students 

Risk assessments are in place as well as a vigorous cleaning schedule and social distancing throughout our school and in our student's accommodation.

Here are some of the measures taken:

  • Daily cleaning and disinfecting 
  • Hand sanitiser at each entrance/exit and around the building
  • Social distancing signposts and markings throughout the building, wherever applicable

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