A guide to English Language Levels & Courses
Assumes no previous study of English
EIY will advise on the number of one- to- one lessons required before joining an Elementary class.
You can deal with very limited day-to-day activities
You have some basic vocabulary and can understand the English alphabet.
You can deal with predictable
Basic communication is possible with plenty of assistance. You can manage the simple interactions of daily life, both commercial and social
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
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.
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.
You can use English fluently,
accurately and appropriately
You have now attained an exceptional level of fluency commensurate with that of a native speaker.
Combi - Solo
General English programmes
Combi - Group
Equivalent Exam Score
TOEFL (Paper based)
TOEFL (Computer based)
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?
Police registration administration
Welcome meeting & induction
Assistance with opening a UK-based bank account
Student identity card
Exam advice & bookings
End of course certificate
Wireless internet access and use of school computers
Social Programme fees
Meals & refreshments
This may be sent to you prior to arrival, or can be taken when 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.
Homestay accommodation administration
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.