English Courses UK
British Council Accredited English Courses
At BLS we run a year round adult centre and two seasonal junior centres. We accept students from the age of 10+ at various times of the year both as individuals and as groups. For dates of school holidays please scroll to the bottom of the page.
Perhaps you have a particular reason for studying? You may have an exam you would like to sit now or in the future? Let us know and we will do our best to help. We aim to support and advise you from start to finish.
Before you arrive or on your first day in school you will be sent an English language test which will help us to choose your class to make the most of every minute.
You will have daily homework and weekly progress tests so we can check your progress and help you achieve your goals.
We want you to be happy and the BLS Team will do everything we can to make this experience as positive as possible.
Adult Brochure (PDF 1.3 MB)
Junior Brochure (PDF 1049 KB)
Ages and BLS Learning Centres
|Student Age||2018 Dates||Course Options||Centre|
|50+||13th to 26th May||Passion for Classic Cars||Kings Road Adult|
|18+||11th June to 31st August||Summer Adult||Kings Road Adult|
|16+||8th January to 8th June||General / Intensive English||Kings Road Adult|
|16+||3rd September to 21st December||General / Intensive||Kings Road Adult|
|16-17||11th June to 31st August||Summer Junior||Kings Road Adult|
|10-17||11th June to 31st August||Summer Junior||Springfield or Angel Hill Junior|
|10-17||8th January to 8th June||Low Season Closed Group||Springfield or Angel Hill|
|10-17||3rd September to 21st||Low Season Closed Group||Springfield or Angel Hill|
The English courses at BLS English are very flexible so that you can start your course most Mondays in the year. BLS runs a “rolling registration” system with students able to join nearly any week of the year.
Your English Level
Adult students will be tested before arrival wherever possible. You will also have a chat with the Director of Studies on your first day. We want to be sure of your English level and understand your learning objectives. There is also the option of sitting a grammar and listening test on your first morning if time allows. Robert White (BLS Director of Studies) will monitor all students’ performance and progress in discussions with the teaching team and from weekly class tests. The aim of this is to make sure students are in the best class possible.
Your First Day
On your first day, you will be shown around your BLS centre (adult or junior) and the town. New adult students will speak with the Director of Studies (Robert White) to see how you feel about your class level and any other issues. You can also discuss your exam options and work experience or paid work options for those who are eligible. The BLS welfare team will speak to you during the early part of your course to check you are settling in and to help with any problems.
The activity programme is a very important aspect of your course. You can sign your name against any activity you would like to try. You will be able to visit London, Cambridge, Colchester, Norwich, Ipswich and Newmarket. You will also explore the local restaurants and night life. The idea is that you pay as you go. The activities will help you settle in and meet other students from different countries. They will also support your English learning in a more relaxed setting. We suggest you sign up for as many as possible. Some are free!
The BLS Team is here to help
We are here to help. Our Team are professional and sensitive to student needs. Our aim is for all students to feel comfortable enough to maximise their learning experience at BLS.
Public & School Holidays (Adult school is closed):
School Holiday – 25th December 2017 to 5th January 2018
Good Friday 30th March 2018
Easter Monday 2nd April 2018
Early May Bank Holiday 7th May 2018
Spring Bank Holiday 28th May 2018
Summer Bank Holiday 27th August 2018
School Holiday – 24th December 2018 to 4th January 2019