Courses & levels

Basic User

A1

A2

Independent User

B1

B2

Proficient User

C1

C2

Beginner

Assumes no previous study of English

EIY will advise on the number of one- to- one lessons required before joining an Elementary class.

Elementary

You can deal with very limited day - to - day activities

You have some basic vocabulary and can understand the English alphabet.

Pre-

Intermediate

You can deal with predictable day - to - day activities

Basic communication is possible with plenty of assistance. You can manage the simple interactions of daily life, both commercial and social

Intermediate

You can deal with varied familiar everyday activities

You can make effective and independent use of the language in familiar situations. There are still many mistakes but you can communicate & understand general messages in most contexts. Lines of communication are working efficiently

Upper

Intermediate

You can deal with simple key work tasks

You can manage complex and demanding situations without too much difficulty. There are lapses in accuracy in complex situations but communication is easily restored.

Advanced

You can deal with complex work tasks

You now have an excellent command of the language.  Your use of English is consistently fluent, accurate and well organised. You cope well with demanding and complex situations.

Proficiency 

You can use English fluently, accurately and appropriately 

You have now attained an exceptional level of fluency commensurate with that of a native speaker.

Courses available

Equivalent Exam Score

IELTS

Cambridge

TOEFL (Paper based)

TOEFL (Computer based)

KET

4.5

5.0

5.5

6.0

6.5

7.0

PET

FCE

CAE

500

550

600

173

213

250

8.0

CPE

650

280

9.0

Please note:

Levels correspond to the Council of Europe's Common European Framework. Some courses demand a minimum level of English competence

What's included in my fees?

Homestay accommodation administration

Airport transfers

Police registration administration

Placement test

Welcome meeting & induction

Assistance with opening a UK-based bank account

Student identity card

Course materials

Quality instruction

Continuous assessment

Academic supervision

Exam advice & bookings 

End of course certificate

Wireless internet access and use of school computers

Graded readers

Social Programme fees

Meals & refreshments

We do not charge an administration fee for arranging Homestay accommodation.

Airport transfers are available at an additional charge. We strongly recommend that all students under the age of 18 book the transfer service. Please contact the school with full flight information.

This may be sent to you prior to arrival, or can be takenwhen you arrive at the school.

This includes registration procedures, security and health & safety information.  There is also an introduction school staff.

Long-term non-EU students may be required to register with the police, as a condition of their UK visa. We help our students to complete the requisite forms and accompany them to the police station.

Many long-term students open UK-based bank accounts. We set up the relevant appointments and accompany students to the bank, as required.

Longer-term students may wish to purchase a student identity card. We order these from an external supplier at the cost of £12 (a photograph is required). Benefits include discounts on local attraction entrance fees. Please ask at the school office.

All materials required for lessons are provided, including textbooks, where appropriate.

A positive learning experience is guaranteed! We use a variety of teaching techniques and resources.

There is a weekly progress test in General English morning classes.

Monthly tutorials and reports are available for long-term students.

We are not an examination test centre but are happy to offer advice and assistance to our students. If you book an exam, the relevant exam fee will be payable to the selected test centre.

This will state your course name, dates of study and the level of your programme.

Passwords will be provided on your first day at the school. 

Please ask in the coffee lounge for assistance.

Social Programme activities and excursions are advertised each week. Costs are kept to a minimum and all activities are on a pay as you go basis. A member of staff attends all Social Programme events.

Students are expected to purchase their own refreshments and lunch. Water is provided. There is a hot drinks machine in the coffee room.  

Peasholme House

St Saviours Place

York YO1 7PJ

England

T: 0044 1904 636771

E: admin@english-in-york.co.uk

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