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  • Learning to make a difference EnglishLanguage and more For adult learners LondonGreenwich Brighton Oxford
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  • English Language Courses in the UK London Greenwich // Brighton // Oxford We are a student focused organisation, dedicated to working with you on your study pathway. We have over 15 years of experience, we are quality driven and have a genuine interest in what we do and in making you feel supported and welcome.Introduction 03 StudyCentres Brighton 13 Oxford Map 22Student Charter 04 Brighton School 14 Let’s Talk Courses 25StudyCentres London 07 Brighton Map 16 Accommodation 30London School 08 StudyCentres Oxford 19 Student Life in the UK 33London Map 10 Oxford School 20 Conclusion 34
  • 04 Focused on You Our objective is to provide you with clear accurate information to help you make the correct informed decision about your study pathway. Student Charter Studying with us should be a partnership. Our Student Charter is designed to clarify and strengthen this partnership. Pre-application You can expect: StudyCentres will respond to all enquiries within 48 hours Advice on study programmes and prices; and we will do our best to answer all your requests We expect: Clear information about your expectations and your study plan Admission process You can expect: A response to all enrolments within two working days Written confirmation of your course place, course fees and accommodation, together with practical information about the school We expect:  enrolment form completed in full, informing us of your arrival details An All fees should be paid in full, unless otherwise agreed Beginning your studies You can expect: A warm welcome on your arrival at the school  be tested and placed in a class appropriate to your level To  receive a clear, relevant and accessible induction, including a Welcome To Pack and Study Book  receive a Student Handbook and Welfare Manual To We expect: You to make yourself aware of all information available through attending the Induction and reading the Welcome Pack
  • 05Whilst a StudyCentres studentYou can expect:  Support on any aspect of your student life  be encouraged to make the most of your study programme To  be provided with a regular assessment of your progress To  optional varied social programme is organised at each school and we An encourage all students to participateWe expect: You to attend and contribute to lessons You to be punctual and behave responsibly, treating other students and staff with respect You, as an adult student, to take responsibility for asking for any support that you may needEqual OpportunitiesYou can expect:  StudyCentres has a policy on and a commitment to Equal OpportunitiesWe expect: Support for StudyCentres Equal Opportunities PolicyLasting experienceWe are committed to providing a first class service to our students. We want all ourstudents to have a valuable academic experience and a memorable stay in the UK.Our CentresAs part of our commitment, we have developed our schools in three of the bestlocations in the UK: Greenwich, Brighton and Oxford. All offer central locations,easy access, and a wealth of history and culture. Take a look on the followingpages.
  • 06 The Queens House, Greenwich Park and Docklands
  • London 07London has something for everyone. It is a global, cosmopolitancity full of different influences and tastes, so you’re sure to fit rightin. It certainly deserves its reputation as one of the most excitingcities in the world.GreenwichGreenwich is unique! A World Heritage Site with stunningarchitecture and cultural history, rightly deemed to be of worldsignificance, set within a modern and vibrant quarter of London.Greenwich Borough has a diverse cultural life, good transportlinks, eight miles of Thames river frontage and top class facilitiesfor sport, theatre, music and dance. The borough of Greenwichhas a wealth of visitor attractions, which helps to bring in over 9million visitors a year to the area.Greenwich is located in London Transport’s Travel Zone-2. Clock at Greenwich ObservatoryGreenwich is very well served by public transport, with mainlinerail and Docklands Light Railway stations in the town centre.This means that central London, Tower Hill (for The Tower ofLondon, Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s) or Charing Cross (forTrafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden) are just20 minutes away. You can also use the Thames Clipper boatservice to central London.The whole area is very student focused, with Greenwich Greenwich UniversityUniversity, Goldsmiths’ College, The Laban Centre and TrinityCollege of Music all in the immediate vicinity. This means thatthere is a thriving student buzz throughout the area.We are passionate about Greenwich and believe it offers thebest of both worlds. It is a green and pleasant place to live andstudy, and within easy access of central London.What to see and do The Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory National Maritime The Queen’s House Museum Greenwich Park Greenwich Theatre London Planetarium Greenwich Market Cutty Sark Greenwich Cinema Old Royal Naval College (Multi-Screen) Cutty Sark, Greenwich
  • 08 Moving through the open plan school The computer suite Principal’s Statement As the Principal of the school, I am aware that the people who choose to come to us are not just our students - they are our guests. For them to benefit fully from our excellent academic programmes, we need to ensure that all their other needs have been met. We know that, although it is always an exciting adventure to come to another country to study, it can sometimes also be a little overwhelming. For this reason we put a strong emphasis on all aspects of our students’ stay. My door is always open and I encourage our students to come to me for support with any challenge they may face as they settle into ‘The London Life’. London is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. As Samuel Johnson famously noted, ‘whoever is tired Kris Hall, Principal,StudyCentres Greenwich of London is tired of life!’ With the help of our students and the experience of our staff we have developed social programmes that encourage and support every student to make the most of the exciting and interesting opportunities that the City has to offer. We are proud to offer our students fantastic facilities that are so close to the heart of the city, and yet, situated in the leafy, calm oasis that is historic Greenwich. However, it is the social environment within the school - created by the mix of diverse cultures and nationalities sharing this wonderful new space – that makes ISIS Greenwich the ideal place to study in London. StudyCentres Greenwich students at the Old Royal Naval College
  • 09 Working on the interactive screens School foyer The schoolISIS GreenwichWe have recently completed a £1million re-development of our ISIS Greenwich schoolproviding a fantastic centre where you canenjoy studying in London. Our stylish andmodern study centre is located right in theheart of historic Greenwich. Students arewelcomed into an open and spacious receptionarea and classes take place in large, brightand airy classrooms, fitted with interactivewhiteboards. We have 3 computer suites with35 computers available to all students and thebuilding has free wi-fi and is air-conditionedthroughout.We also have 2 social rooms where we holdregular student events – discos, karaoke andinternational food nights - or they provide acomfortable space where you can just relaxand chat with your new friends.ISIS Greenwich is situated 2 minutes walk fromthe centre of Greenwich, South East London(Travel Zone-2). Location is very much part ofour success. Within walking distance you willfind a huge variety of shops, cafes, bars and ISIS Greenwich refurbishment project completed July 2011.pubs. There is a multi-screen cinema opposite the school whereyou can enjoy all the latest movies and Greenwich Post Office next door (handy for postcards andchanging your money!). If you are feeling active after a hard day at school, the beautiful Greenwich Park is only twominutes on foot - as are a wealth of World Heritage Status cultural attractions such as TheNational Maritime Museum, The Old Royal Naval College (now Greenwich University), The RoyalObservatory and the famous Zero Meridian line. The London Planetarium has also recentlyrelocated to Greenwich.If you want to enjoy all of central London’s attractions, the very centre of London (Charing Cross) isjust three stops away by direct train (20 minutes). From Charing Cross you can walk toTrafalgar Square, Westminster, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus.We look forward to welcoming you to Greenwich.
  • 10 Cutty Sark The Royal Observatory Millennium Bridge h am FERR th ES es Path Pa es ot M am Greenwich Fo HA Th Tunnel T Trinity Hospita RIV ER . ST NE CRA Greenwich WO Pier OL D OLD Greenw ich Reach ROYAL E WA Y L EG OL PA McMillan Residence NAVAL C 06 RKm es A2 COLLEGE RO Pa t h Peter the PE W PY Great statue S AD WA RO Y WA LK E THAM ES STREET EG LL Y NE G REEN W IC H CO G LAISH E HO RSEFERRY W ELLAN D ST. N O RW AY ST. Cutty Sark E M RO EGAS EVI LL H CO OAC PLAC EW AY for Maritime P R K IN C LAR E N C E G REEN AP R O AD WI CH Greenwich R QU G AY RO AD S T. C RE EK CH A2 0 0 WI S T R EET UR . N RD LLI EV ELY B ARD SLEY LAN E CH O N EL S AM ST H AD N .central D ET RE WAndon ST O S ER A ST R LK P C OP AD T. EET O T S S T REE T ek ON R C LAR EM AN re Greenwich ST RO AN Laban C CK O Picturehouse W T. RM AS EL VA D St. Marys Gate fo r d L NE NO S H Cafe T. UT GREEN D ep t O Greenwich ET SM RE Theatre T ST H I G TA RA AY EYockpit Arts RV ES ST RN Weptford BU Greenwich Greenwich ER CR Playhouse ES T O TH RO UC E YA O AV O MS L GL EN S lfpenny West Greenwich CU UEch Bridge AD IR C RO Greenwich Dance Roy ET Library Agency Observa ET RE IG H LAN G D ALE C I R C U S S T RE ET Greenw ST H H ILL ST RE H I LL and Pe E CH RG I Harris NW EO PR I O R S E BRAN D STREET G RE Planeta H RD . G G N SO U T Greenwich KI 6 AS H B U R N H A M PL AC E TREE A 20 Community T College H ASH BU RN HAM G RO VE RO W IC YA L H I LL H YD E VAL DE EEN VO T D IA E NS EE MO TR PO HI S ND RE T ER GR E IN T R AC DR TT D RIV E IVE SE B LIS entral HI CHndon E LL G RO V TO N L ES FO RD H IL TE D G U IL NE EG ER G EN AD RF O IE ST RO BL LD ER A GR EN AC OV KH AI D E L W E W D A
  • 11 Big Ben Royal Guardsmen Trafalgar Square LA B A LV E R T 06 AN N AN SS EL The Forum A2 H O D SK L @ Greenwich RO A TR IN D ALE S EE R O AD S T East ST AR Greenwich RE G CO AL ET EAR RO ADal AF LO M Pleasaunce TR LSW AD B S RO T OOD IC H LN U W W A E RD . OL T RE DO T RE RO A T U S K A R ST R ALE VAN B R U G H ND E E ET NNA ST R T A FRO B EET Arches ISH E W O O DL Leisure GR R ST. AN6 ALE R O AD Centre S D IN SD EEN RO AD D PA R K AD RO WI Docklands at night from Greenwich H U M B ER CH PA Covent Garden The Old Royal Naval Hill Maze College HILL RK Leicester Square S T. CHARING CROSS TA Trafalgar Canary Wharf VI S Square North K D PA R M Greenwich RO A RIVER THAMES LONDON BRIDGE AD AZ Children’s RO AD WATERLOO E RO Waterloo East Playground E Greenwich HI A IN ER LE DI LL L LEWISHAM Boating FO Y U LU N O C Pond Vanbrugh AD Castle Travel Times to Greenwich from airports RO W ES T C O M B E PA R LHR Public Transport 1h30 / Taxi 1h20 K H ARD Y One Tree Hill R O LGW Public Transport 1h20 / Taxi 1h00 ALSTN D Public Transport 1h45 / Taxi 1h00 MO RE ROAD LTN Public Transport 1h45 / Taxi 1h10 V AN B R U G H GHNWICH PARK HI VA N B R U G H VA N BR U G H Travel Times from Greenwich Queens House, Greenwich General Covent Garden 0hr20 FI E L D S PA R K R O AD Wolfe Trafalgar Square 0hr20 PA RK RO AD Statue Science Museum 0hr25 Oxford Street 0hr35 Pavilion W ES Tyal atory Tea House UE GH PA R K wich EN VA N B R U AV S M eter OS CR AZ son REA T Bandstand Flower To Luton AY To Stanstead E VAN BRUG H PARK G Warium Garden THE CITY N HI WEST OT END BL LL RL Canary Wharf City Airport AC Picadilly Circus The A E To Heathrow CH KH AV E N U Wilderness 1hr EA TH ’S (Deer Park) Charing Cross S T. JO HN London AR K P Bridge Greenwich AV Andrew Gibb B O W ER Maritime EN T ER R A C E Memorial New Cross Greenwich UE RO A D Lewisham M SOUTH EAST AZ Y LONDON WA E GH HI VA N B R U LL C H A RL ES Rose N To Gatwick L TO to Dover Garden AR CH East Croydon Blackheath Gate
  • 12 Royal Pavilion
  • Brighton 13One of the most vibrant, colourful and creative cities in Europe.Cosmopolitan, compact, energetic, unique, fun, lively, historic,young, exotic and free-spirited, it’s a city like no other.Brighton is much more than the seaside. Under an hour fromLondon (49 minutes on a fast train), Brighton is located onEngland’s south coast, between the stunning South Downsand the English Channel. Walking round Brighton you have 400years of history in front of you. Brighton is positively overflowingwith things to do and places to visit – and being such a compactcity, most are walkable.The city has everything you could want from a trip to Britain - a Regency buildingsroyal palace, a Victorian pier, elegant Regency architecture,museums & culture, laid-back beach life and superb shopping.Brighton’s diversity also extends to its choice of restaurants.With more than 400 to choose from you can eat your wayaround the world! It also hosts many year round festivals andevents, including England’s largest arts festival every May. Itsclub scene is internationally known. Live music is a way of life inBrighton, and well-known DJs are always in town and peopletravel from far and wide for a night out in the city. Beach hutsIt is rightly considered by many as an ideal place to studyEnglish!What to see and do  Royal Pavilion  Duke of York’s Picture  Palace Pier House (Britain’s oldest  The Sea-Life Centre cinema)  Brighton Marina  Komedia (entertainment  The Lanes venue)  North Laine  Multi-screen cinemas  Booth Museum  The Brighton Museum  The Brighton Dome and Gallery More Regency buildings  and Model Museum Toy Brighton rock
  • 14 Classroom StudyCentres Brighton Principal’s Statement Welcome to StudyCentres Brighton. Here in Brighton you’ll find a friendly school right by the sea. We truly cater for our students as individuals and I am proud to say that not only do we aim to know all of our students by name, we also do our best to get to know them as people. From your first day you’ll meet all of the team, both teachers and the office staff and we’re always available to listen to you and help you to make your stay in Brighton as much fun and as productive as it can possibly be. When you arrive you’ll be given all the information you need about your classes, the school and of course about Brighton, one of England’s most vibrant and diverse seaside cities. Helen Quin, Principal,StudyCentres Brighton I’ve lived in different countries and cities but for me, Brighton has something special that always makes me want to come back. It’s a unique place, with all the buzz, culture and diversity of a city combined with the beauty, fun and relaxing feel of a seaside town. Brighton truly has something for everyone and I’m sure that during your stay at StudyCentres Brighton, you’ll find that special something that will make you want to come back too. Brunswick Square
  • 15 Room with a view North Laine Brighton seafront Lesson in actionISIS BrightonFounded in 1999, StudyCentres Brighton has a strong reputation as welcomingschool, with an average of 120 students. We have a dedicated team who reallydo want to ensure that you become part of the school community. The school islocated in a beautiful five storey Regency building, typical of Brighton, with viewsover the sea. The school facilities include nine classrooms, a social room withinternet access, a self-study centre and a student kitchen. During busy periods,students may be taught off site, within ten minutes walk of the school.When it’s time to take a break and enjoy the seaside air, students can relax on thelawns of the adjacent Brunswick Square, or take a short stroll to thebeautiful seafront.Brighton town centre is within easy walking distance, where you will find manycafes, restaurants and shops. The many suburban Victorian streets, where mostof our host families live, are easily accessible - generally by local bus.The town’s two universities and numerous colleges and language schools ensurethat there is a lively population of students year-round. Come and experiencewhat it’s like to be part of one of the UK’s coolest towns.
  • 16 Brighton Pier Beach huts Boat on Brighton beach ROV E Seagulls over Brighton beach TON D PRES Hove Preston Manor DYK AD Park N E VI L L R O E R DRIVE Coral OA Greyhound D Preston SHIRLEY UEON Stadium Park EN PR AV S PRESTON E T O RD N R GHCRO FT V PA O FO HI RDE HAM ROAD IL AN S CE RO TO FLOREN ST LA E N IV S DR R DY O L BEA ER KE A P Booth D UP RO S CON E Hove TH Museum A D D RI Duke of Y SFIE ldrington Station VE Pictureho R O AD LD R Station OLD D SHOR AS EHAM ROAD VI VILLE ILL AD UC NE V T LO CROM RO WEL N L RO LONDON DO AD SACK STO N SEVEN DIALS ROAD RO DAVI Sussex County GOD IVE GDO R RO AD BLA ADHove Museum TCH Cricket Club THE DR ING TON nd Art Gallery ROA D NEW Hove E AT ON ROA St. Ann’s Brighton ENGLAND Town D Well Gardens Station QUARTER DYK Hove Hall Library MONTPELIER & D E ROA CHUR ROA D CH R CLIFTON HILL ST LAN R OA OAD SD O WN NORTH NS RD AND E R VE E PLAC CK D LAINE AD VE O BY AD LAC LD ’S SWI E HOLL TH A HO E O AV E AU E D AV IE R R ND AV EN E P NOR E BRUN PA L M E I R A AF TH R ST T AV OAD LIE SQUARE FOUR GRAND SE WN QUE THIR BRUNSWICK PE SECO FIRS CH SDO WES King AlfredI N G ’ S R O A D K TER UR NT ADELAIDE CH N R ST Leisure Centre G LAN OA MO CRESENT BRUNSWICK D CULTURAL ET SQUARE Hove Lawns REGENCY NOR TH QUARTER RE ST T ST THE R EE KIN OLD STEINE G’S LANES T WES ROA D Town S Hall Where did everyone go? West Pier Volk’s Electric Rail Aquarium St Brighton
  • 17 Brighton Pier Royal Pavilion Brighton beach FIVEWAYS D OA S R University WE of BrightonMarina DITC Brighton LE U Moulsecoomb HLIN PP Campus ER G ROAD HO LL INGD EAN RO OAD AD BEAR ROAD London Road Cemeteries Station Crematoria D AD York A DRIVE O ouse R N E VI L L R O S E SHIRLEY W LE R E P P D U A O AD R Brighton ES D E The ELM GROV ROA D Racecourse WA O IS R Level LE LI ES IELD N North Laine W G Brighton LE W General SHF ORD D HANOVER Hospital Travel Times to Brighton from airports FRE R D ROA A LHR Public Transport 2h30 / Taxi 1h20 O R D K LGW Public Transport 1h00 / Taxi 35mins R A P ’S LSTN Public Transport 2h30 / Taxi 1h30 N E E LTN Public Transport 2h00 / Taxi 1h50 U DE Q M RA A PA D QUEEN’S Travel Times from Brighton to London AR AND RO PARK Train 50mins D EL Bus 1h20 FIL H ES FR EDW ARD STR EET KEMPTOWN Cambridge ST J AM EA ST ER Royal Sussex ES’S STR EET N R O AD County Hospital EA ST MA ER Stansted RIN N R Oxford E P O AD MA ARA ST DEI DE GEO lway RA RGE DRI ’S London tation VE ROA D Heathrow CHE SHA M RO Volk’s Electric Railway AD Half-way Station Gatwick LEWES Yellowave CRESENT Beach Sports Brighton Bournemouth n Pier
  • 18 Radcliffe Camera
  • Oxford 19The City of Dreaming Spires is known the world over for its ancientuniversity and beautiful college buildings, and for 800 years offirst-class education history. And now you can be part of it!What city could be better to study in, than Oxford? Princes andprincesses, kings and queens, famous writers and scientists,world-leading politicians – all have studied here among the city’sschools and colleges. An Oxford education is a mark of distinction,one which you will carry with you for the rest of your life.But don’t think life in Oxford is only study.The city is home to 26,000 students, and throbs with vibrantexciting student activity. Every evening the hundreds of bars, Carfax Towercafes and low-cost restaurants (in one street alone there arerestaurants from more than 30 different countries!) are full ofyoung people enjoying themselves. There are lots of live musicvenues, as well as several popular nightclubs.Among Oxford’s fine old university buildings are some of thebest shopping streets west of London, while the city boastsfive different cinemas, theatres, museums and two art galleries.There is also a city football team (Oxford United), great sportsclubs and facilities, ice skating, bowling, summer punting onthe river, the oldest Botanic Gardens in Europe and 38 different Cornmarket Streetuniversity colleges to explore and photograph.And of course, London is close: coaches leave Oxford for ourcapital city every 10 minutes during the day, so whatever youwant to do in London it’s cheap and easy to get there for theafternoon or even just the evening.And did we mention Christ Church College and Harry Potter? OrAlice in Wonderland?What to see and do  university colleges 38  Ashmolean Museum  Student bars, cafes and  Botanic Gardens restaurants  Bodleian Library  Live music venues and  Modern Art Oxford nightclubs  Punting on the river  cinemas & 5 theatres 5  The Covered Market Student after a hard afternoon studying
  • 20 Students in action Principal’s Statement I am delighted and privileged to welcome you to our new ISIS Oxford school in the heart of this historic city, where we hope you will enjoy our excellent programmes, make new friends and experience the best that British culture has to offer. We know choosing a language school is an important decision, so we strive to know all our students as individuals, recognizing their personal strengths and needs. We take pride in offering all our students a warm welcome. Here at ISIS Oxford you will discover a friendly, committed and caring team of staff and teachers ready to make you feel part of the ISIS family.Clare Weston, Principal, StudyCentre Oxford Oxford is home to over 26 000 students and there is always plenty to do. Our social programme is designed to provide something for everyone: from enjoying live music in one of the many bars to going to the theatre, from visiting museums and art galleries to punting down the river. You’ll be surprised at the wonderful opportunities that Oxford has to offer! Every weekend our full day excursions give you the chance to explore other parts of the UK, with trips to places like London, Brighton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath. Having worked in this field for 17 years I have a good understanding of what makes a great school. We believe in setting high standards for both our staff and students and we aim to provide a professional and supportive learning environment where you can develop your skills and achieve your goals. We look forward to welcoming you to our ISIS Oxford family. Oxford Spires
  • 21 Outside the new school In the classroom The computer suiteISIS OxfordWe have recently opened ISIS Oxford, a new school right in the heart of the city. The school offersyou a fantastic space to enjoy your studies, meet new friends and explore this historic city. Ournew school has been completely refurbished and renovated to provide modern, bright facilities inone of the oldest parts of the town. There are nine classrooms overlooking Oxford’s High Street,fitted with interactive whiteboards, a self-study access room, and a social room with computersuite where you can catch up with the latest news from home, research topics for your next lessonor just enjoy relaxing with your classmates.We could not be any more central, the entrance is literally 5 seconds from the High Street,opposite the market, and surrounded by some of Oxford’s most famous colleges. A wide varietyof bars, cafes, shops and restaurants are all within walking distance and we offer a fantastic socialprogramme to help you discover the city. All bus services around the city stop within metres of ourdoor.Our experienced teaching team look forward to welcoming you to our fantastic new school wherewe are sure you will achieve all of your academic goals and have a great time enjoying one of theUK’s most famous cities.
  • LL Chemistry Research Lab RD Pathogens Zoology (Inorganic) Radcliffe Hooke Chemistry Science Library Research Lab Pharmacology 22 Library RD PA RKS Statistics Maths / TH D Life Sciences SOU Rothermere MR Rhodes American SEU Institute Mansfield MU House University Club MANS PAR FIELD KS RT Radcliffe Camera Cornmarket Street Punts on the River ThamesES RD D SAVILE RD St John’s Internet International Institute Wadham Harris Development Manchester JOWET Torian New Bodleian HOLY WELL ST Martyrs’ Memorial BATH PL. History MAG St Mary Trinity New College Magdalen Balliol CAT Clarendon DA A D ST Building Bridge of BRO LEN Sighs TE S Old City W Sheldonian ST T tre Hertford History of Science Bodleian Gargoy les Library NEW CO ST LLEGE LANE QUEEN’S LANE SHIP Exeter St Michael All Souls’ ’Northgate Jesus Radcliffe Brasenose Camera Oxford Lincoln KET St Union MAR Queen’s COR ST Covered r ’s St Mahyrch Market N yC u it Univers MAR Golden TURL Cross Shelley K Memorial University LOGIC LAN ET S ST College LA NE TOE ST Ex EDWA Carfax HIGH ALFR Sch KINGD ST Tower Carfax E R ED S N ST Philosophy QUEE Town Hall LANE T BEAR Museum T ON S of Oxford MERT S T Oriel B OARBBE BLUE Merton ’S Modern Art Corpus Oxford ChristiNG Picture Gallery PEMBROKE ST Walk M an’s dbes Dea St ST ALDATE’S Aldates Christ ST EBBE’S Church Oxford High Street Cathedral Pembroke Campion Merton Field
  • ST C 23 ROS S RD Economics Politics Sociology English Criminology & Law R RD MANO St Catherine’s MAN The River Cherwell Christchurch meadow Bridge of Sighs OR P . L St Cross / Balliol Historic Collections Holywell CemeteryT WALK priv ate footpa thWall Mound Magdalen Grove gardens Christchurch College Deer Park Old City Wall LONGWALL ST Sheldonian Theatret Edmund Hall Travel Times to Oxford from airports LHR Public Transport 1h15 / Taxi 1h00 LGW Public Transport 2h00 / Taxi 1h45 HIGH LSTN Public Transport 2h30 / Taxi 2h00 ST Magdalen College Oxford Rusk LTN Public Transport 2h00 / Taxi 1h30 (Art in ) Magdalenxam Travel times from Oxfordhools London 1hr00 Bournemouth 2h20 Cambridge 1h30 E AN ho und EL M Grey AG el & dow S Ang Mea Cambridge RO DA L EN BR Stansted ID GE Oxford Botanic St Cleme Garden nt (120) ’s London Heathrow ST CLEME NT’S Gatwick CO Brighton W LE Bournemouth YR IFF L
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  • Let’s talk courses 25StudyCentres is an independent, family run company. Weunderstand and respect the importance of a personal approachto education and our objectives are centred on knowledge,skills and attitude.EthosWe recognise that we all have a role to play in our students’ success. Our ethos is to create a schoolenvironment where our students can gain maximum benefit and enjoyment from their time with us.We aim to do this by creating a positive learning atmosphere that is student-centred. This encouragesand supports participation and progress and ensures that our students are stimulated and engaged.Our enthusiastic teachers use a communicative approach, encompassing grammatical,phonological and lexical work. The focus is on oral and aural skills, whist not neglecting the writtenword. The aim is to increase your confidence and ability to use real English in the outside world.CoursesOur range of courses is designed to offer you an appropriate option, whatever your personalreasons for studying English with us.  StudyCentres Greenwich is Trinity College London’s open test centre  StudyCentres Oxford is the TOEFL iBT testing centre for the Oxford Region  our StudyCentres are a grade A sponsor for the UK Border Agency (UKBA) AllGeneral English Contact 15, Contact 20 or Contact 30Our General English course is designed to improve all areas of your English, increasing yourvocabulary, enhancing your grammar, boosting your written work and strengthening your readingskills. We encourage individual learning and independence through working alone, in pairs andin groups. We often use authentic written texts and listening material from newspapers andmagazines, television and video, the Internet and other sources as well as using a variety ofteaching methodologies that aim to develop both fluency and accuracy in the language.We use up-to-date textbooks and teaching methods, as part of a syllabus that is regularly revisedto keep our lessons as fresh and modern as possible. Fortnightly testing is also carried out so thatyour progress can be checked and monitored and which highlights and which parts of your Englishneed extra help. Students can choose either our 15 hour, 20 hour or 30 per week course.Course length: 1 week - 50 weeks Maximum class size: 15Entry level: CEFR A1 - C2 Minimum age: 16 yearsHours per week: Start dates: Every MondayGeneral English am or pm 15 Centres: London, BrightonSemi intensive am + 5hr skills class 15 & OxfordIntensive 30 am & pm
  • 26 Contact 15 PM Our Value afternoon course incorporates the same high quality of lessons but runs at a special low price making it excellent value, especially for students staying for 36-50 weeks. Course length: 1 week - 50 weeks Minimum age: 16 years Entry level: CEFR A1 - C2 Start dates: Every Monday Hours per week: 15 Centres: London, Brighton Maximum class size: 15 & Oxford Intensive English Contact 30 This is a course for students on a mission, students who want maximum improvement in their English in a minimum amount of time. This is a 30 hour per week course which encompasses every aspect of English from grammar to pronunciation, with listening, writing, reading and everything else in between. The course is split between morning and afternoon and is open to all levels from elementary to advanced. Course length: 1 week - 50 weeks Minimum age: 16 years Entry level: CEFR A1 - C2 Start dates: Every Monday Hours per week:  30 Centres: London, Brighton Maximum class size: 15 & Oxford IELTS If you want to study at university in the UK, then you’ll need an IELTS certificate. We run an ongoing morning course of either 15 or 20 hours a week. This course concentrates on all of the essential skills that you will need to subsequently navigate the exam; including academic reading, listening, writing and speaking. We also help you and guide you by offering free academic advice and a number of practice exams designed to hone your skills and take the stress out of the exam itself. We also help you apply for and book your exam, which is taken at a centre not too far from our school. Course length: 1 week - 50 weeks Minimum age: 16 years Entry level: From CEFR B1 Start dates: Every Monday Hours per week: IELTS - 15 & IELTS - 20 Centres: London, Brighton Maximum class size: 15 & Oxford Cambridge Certificates (FCE, CAE and CPE) These courses are generally tailored to students who want an internationally recognised qualification, but are not necessarily intending to go to university. Our Cambridge courses are split in three levels; FCE (equivalent to upper intermediate – B2), CAE (advanced – C1) and CPE (proficiency – C2). They are a great standard used by many companies to assess a potential employee’s English abilities. If you pass the CPE, you have the highest English language accreditation available, proof that you have mastered the English language. You can choose to do a 15 or 20 hour morning course, and we help you by providing past papers and listening exercises in our self-study room so that you can work towards achieving your goals outside the classroom too. Course length: 1 week - 50 weeks Start dates: Dates shown below Entry level: From CEFR B2 Centres: London, Brighton & Hours per week: Cambridge - 15 and Oxford Cambridge - 20 FCE start dates: Jan, Apr, Jun & Sep Maximum class size: 15 CAE start dates: Jan, Apr & Sep Minimum age: 16 years CPE Start dates* Jan & Sep *subject to availability
  • 27EAP - English for Academic PurposesThis course is designed to help students gain their required IELTS level, whilst also preparing themin the essential skills needed to pursue a successful university career, including presentation skills,note taking, preparing a bibliography etc. This programme offers 25 hours of study per week, andincludes elements of general English and some self study. Our aim is to get you into, and through,university with as little stress as possible.Course length: 11 week terms Minimum age: 18 yearsEntry level: CEFR B1 and above Centres: LondonHours per week: 25 Start dates: Jan, Apr, Jun & SepMaximum class size: 15 Pre-sessional EAPThis 8 week course is designed for students starting university in September and is designed tofocus on skills that will be required to study at a UK university. Course elements include note taking,essay writing, giving presentations and listening for meaning.Course length: 8 weeks Minimum age: 16 yearsEntry level: CEFR B1 and above Start dates: Jul & OctHours per week: 25 Centres: London & BrightonPre-Masters course for businessThis course is designed for students who already have a first degree and are looking to developtheir English and general academic study ability in preparation for a postgraduate programme. Skillscovered will include: planning, report/essay writing, structuring coursework, assessing materialsand developing ideas for presentation. Students will also prepare for the IELTS examination.Course length: 3 months (B2) Maximum class size: 15 6 months (B1) Minimum age: Post Degree ageEntry level: CEFR B1 and above Start dates: Jan, Apr, Jun & SepHours per week: 20 Location: London onlyStudy Year / Semester ProgrammeThe Study Year Programme is designed to develop your General English language skills, and isideal for students wishing to gain the confidence and ability to communicate effectively in English.It also offers the chance to study for either the IELTS, Cambridge or Trinity exams and provides anexcellent opportunity to experience and enjoy life in the UK.Course length: 6 months or 9 months Minimum age: 16 yearsEntry level: CEFR A1 - C2 Start dates: Sep & JanHours per week: 15, 20 or 30 Centres: London & BrightonMaximum class size: 15
  • 28 WaSP (Work and Study Programme) WaSP internships are the perfect option for students completing professional studies or individuals who have just entered the workplace in their own country. An internship in a UK company greatly enhances your CV/resumé, provides real work experience in reputable companies and helps to develop practical work related skills. Fields include : Accountancy, Advertising, Architecture, Computing & IT, Engineering, Fashion, Leisure, Legal, Tourism, Marketing, Media, Sales and Charity Work. StudyCentres offers internship courses lasting from one to six months. (Current UKBA requirements are that non European Union students must a follow an English Language course for at least the same duration as their internship, please check before applying.) Students will have the opportunity to take a final assessment including IELTS, Trinity Spoken English exam or the Trinity ESOL for Work Qualification. Course length: At least equal to the Maximum class size: 15 length of the work Minimum age: 16 years placement/ internship Start dates: Every Monday Entry level: All levels Centres: London, Brighton Hours per week: 15 & Oxford Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT) The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a teaching qualification focusing on the core knowledge needed by all teachers of English as a second language. TKT has been prepared and is delivered to international standard set by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). TKT gives teachers outside the UK a strong foundation in the core areas of teaching knowledge needed in the English language teaching classroom. It is ideal for all teachers, whatever your background and teaching experience, and is also suitable for people who would like to teach English but do not yet have a teaching position. TKT gives teachers a foundation in the essential knowledge areas for teaching English. The course looks at different teaching methodologies, the language of teaching, use of resources, lesson planning, classroom management methods. Course length: A minimum of 60 Maximum class size: 15 hours recommended Minimum age: Post Degree age Entry level: Intermediate Start dates: Please contact Hours per week: 30 for details The Trinity College TESOL Certificate This four week course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary English teaching and an insight into the challenges facing the learner and the role of the teacher. Successful completion of the course leads to award of the Trinity College London CertTESOL which is accredited at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework and is regarded as comparable in difficulty to the second year of an undergraduate degree. It is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL qualification for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations overseas. You can anticipate a demanding but enjoyable month, at the end of which you will have the tools and the confidence to take up your first teaching position in your country or abroad. Course length: 4 weeks Minimum age: 18 years Entry level: Advanced / IELTS 7 Start dates: 10 courses run Hours per week: 40 during the year Maximum class size: 8 Centres: London & Brighton
  • 29Exams and TestsCommon European Framework A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Elementary Pre- Intermediate Upper- Advanced ProficiencyLevel Descriptor intermediate intermediateCambridge General English KET PET FCE CAE CPEESOL BEC Preliminary Vantage HigherExaminations YLE Starters Movers FlyersPearson Test PTE General A1 1 2 3 - Upper 4 5of English Foundation Elementary Intermediate Intermediate Advanced ProficientCity & Guilds Prelim. Access Achiever Communicator Expert MasteryIELTS 1.0 - 2.5 3.0 3.5-4.5 5.0-6.0 6.5-7.0 7.5-9.0TOEIC L&R Listening 60 110 275 400 490 Reading 60 115 275 385 (455)TOEIC S&W Speaking 50 90 120 160 200 Writing 30 70 120 150 200TOEIC Bridge Listening 46 64 84 Reading 46 70 86TOEFL iBT Reading 8 22 28 29 Listening 13 21 26 Speaking 8 13 19 23 28 Writing 11 17 21 28 Total 57-86 87-109 110-120BULATS 0-19 20-39 40-59 60-74 75-89 90-100LCCI English for Prelim. Prelim./1 1/2 2/3 3/4 4 Business SEFIC Prelim. 1 2 3 4 English for Tourism 1 2Trinity ISE 0 I II III GESE 1 2 3/4 5/6 7/8/9 10/11 12
  • 30 Accommodation It’s a big decision for you. Studying away from home, in another country, a new city, a strange language! We appreciate this and understand that your accommodation is key to the success of your stay. Homestay Options There are many reasons to choose homestay accommodation. The opportunity to practise your English everyday allows you to maximise your studies and put theory into practice. Breakfast and dinner are provided (half-board), giving you an all round authentic British experience. It also offers you security and a warm welcome to the UK. All our homestays are very carefully chosen and regularly inspected, as required by British Council Accreditation UK regulations. In Brighton and Oxford we have our own in-school accommodation officer, who personally inspects and manages all our homestays. In Greenwich we use experienced and well established agencies, with whom we have long-term partnerships to guarantee the quality of provision you would expect. Hosts can be people from all walks of life: working families, single parents or retired couples, but the welcome they offer should be the same. We can offer the option of single or twin share bedrooms. Most accommodation offers shared bathrooms facilities and all offer laundry facilities. All bedrooms will be fully furnished and bed linen is provided. At all our StudyCentres, homestays are located in suburban residential areas. Most are not within easy walking distance and require the use of local buses to travel to and from the schools. Travel times are likely to be 15 - 45 minutes; bus routes are usually direct to the school and easy to follow. We can help you buy local travel passes for easy jump-on jump-off local travel. When you receive your homestay address details from us, you will also receive a map showing the location in relation to the school and travel directions. We choose our homestays not only for the quality of accommodation but also for the personal interest they have in our students’ progress and welfare. Our homestays are regularly inspected to ensure that standards are maintained. Helping you feel at home We want you to feel comfortable and secure and relaxed during your studies. We therefore place great emphasis on helping you make the right accommodation choice, whether in homestay or residential accommodation. In Oxford we can also offer Private Home Accommodation. Private Home Accommodation differs from homestay in that more than four adult students may be accommodated in the home; there may be less direct contact with the host(s); and students may be self-catering.
  • 31Residential OptionsWe can offer year-round residential accommodation at all three schools, detailsof which are shown below. All requests are subject to availability at the time ofbooking. During the summer months (July and August) we have a number ofother residential options available at all schools, which our booking staff will behappy to discuss with you.Greenwich: McMillan Student VillageOpal McMillan Student Village is a purpose built privately owned and managedstudent residence. With over 1000 bedrooms and students from many localuniversities and colleges (Goldsmiths’ College, Greenwich University, LabanCentre, Trinity College), as well as a growing number of international students, theresidence has a real student ‘buzz’. It is also ideally situated: a short walk fromStudyCentres Greenwich and from Greenwich town centre (see Greenwich map) Single rooms McMillan Student Village En suite bathroom and use of kitchen 24 hour security and reception Internet (£40 surcharge applies) and phone services in room Laundry rooms on site Ten minutes’ walk to the schoolOxford: Scott HouseScott House is part of Oxford Brookes University, in their lovely Harcourt Hillcampus on a hill overlooking Oxford. There are regular buses to and from the citycentre (every 20 minutes during the day). Each en-suite room has its own TV, aswell as tea and coffee-making facilities. There is a common area (also with TV) McMillan Student Village bedroomand a kitchenette and, for those who don’t like showers, a bath! 24 en-suite rooms TV in each room Laundry facilities Common room with TV 24 hour accessBrightonThere are various types of residential accommodation available. Please contact us Typical homestay accommodationfor more details. Typical homestay accommodation
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  • Student Life in the UK 33You will probably be in the classroom for between 15 and 30hours per week. You may sleep for up to 60 hours per week. Thatstill leaves plenty of time to immerse yourself in your student life.Social programmeWhen you think of the UK, what do you think of? The UK has so much to offer visitors. We want tohelp you make the most of your stay with us, both inside and outside the classroom. We consideryour social life to be part of our business! StudyCentres offers a clearly displayed weekly socialprogramme at all our schools to help you experience as much as possible and to help you makefriends and have fun! Some are free. Any cost involved will be clearly shown.Sample programmes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday SundayGreenwich Greenwich Games in International Pub Night Full-day trip orientation Greenwich food party at to Oxford Park the schoolBrighton Brighton Pub Night Bowling at Visit to Brighton Football Full-day trip to orientation Brighton Marina Aquarium LondonOxford Oxford London theatre Pub Night Weekend trip Full-day trip to Full-day trip to orientation walk trip to Paris Bath LondonHow will you fill your time? The following pictures show students participating in oursocial programme.
  • English Language Courses in the UK London Greenwich // Brighton // Oxford Do you need more information? Have you got a question? Why not have a look at our website? We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to one our StudyCentres. Further infomationEmail info@isisgroup.co.ukWebsite www.isisgroup.co.ukPrices www.isisgroup.co.uk/studycentres/price.htmlEnrol www.isisgroup.co.uk/studycentres/form.htmlTerms and conditions www.isisgroup.co.uk/studycentres/terms.htmlStudent welfare www.isisgroup.co.uk/studycentres/welfare.html
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  • Contact us:Head Office - StudyCentres Telephone: +44 (0)20 8293 1188259 Greenwich High Road Fax: +44 (0)20 8293 1199London Email: info@isisgroup.co.ukSE10 8NB Web: www.isisstudycentres.comThe Schools:StudyCentres London Greenwich StudyCentres Brighton StudyCentres Oxford259 Greenwich High Road 10 Brunswick Place 1 Alfred StreetGreenwich Brighton OxfordLondon East Sussex OX1 4EHSE10 8NB BN3 1NATel: 0208 2931188 Tel: 01273 323220 Tel: 01865 204249Fax: 0208 2931199 Fax: 01273 323290Also from ISIS Education: Short Stay English Language Programmes for Groups. London Greenwich & Brighton. For 12 year olds and over. English Language for Young Learners 2012 London Brighton Edinburgh Oxford Bristol Vancouver Guildford Horsham E N G L I S H L A N G UA G E Colchester & AC T I V I T Y P RO G R A M M E S Exeter Winchester I N E N G L A N D Cirencester Bury St Edmunds ...an experience that lasts a lifetime YorkEnglish Group Courses Summer Programmes Junior English Oxford Tutorial College For individual young learners Summer Courses A-Level Programmes