Key Information

Availability :
Year-round
Accommodation Type :
Homestay, Hotel
Location :
Harrow, London

About KKCL ENGLISH

KKCL has been offering quality English classes to adults, juniors and businesses since 2002.

We are committed to making your learning experience practical, challenging and – most importantly – tailored to your needs.

Our main school is situated in a beautiful Grade II building in the leafy North London borough of Harrow. The school has excellent modern facilities such as an IT lab, in-house recording studio and free wi-fi. We also have our own cafeteria serving a variety of international foods, from Chinese and Indian to traditional British and Italian.

If you wish to visit central London, our school is only a few minutes walk from London Underground’s Piccadilly line as well as National Rail services to Marylebone Station.

Highlights

  • During our 2015 British Council inspection strengths were noted in the areas of student administration, course design, teaching, care of students, leisure opportunities and care of under 18s. With these achievements we are confident that we can offer you a well-rounded language school experience.
  • “Students benefit from lessons which are well planned, well focused, challenging and encourage independent learning. Assessment is systematic and timely, and feedback is of a very high standard. Student achievement is very good.”Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2013
  • Safe and quiet London suburb, Piccadilly tube line to central London is only 5 minutes walk from the school.

Programme Information

General English

Age Group :
16+
Description :

Doing a group General English course with us will improve a student’s speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and focuses on their ability to communicate successfully.

We closely follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and make sure your learning outcomes match these important communicative goals.

Our unique use of the TELC exam to help assess and certify our students means that we are always thinking about their learning goals and pushing towards them.

Dates and Times

You can start our group General English course on any Monday during the year. Our syllabus is designed to be flexible, allowing our teachers to meet the student’s needs no matter when they come through our doors.

Lessons run from 9am-12.15pm each weekday morning, and in the evening from 6pm-9pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We also offer afternoon classes between 1.30pm and 3.30pm each weekday.

Materials

Every lesson uses a range of resource books, workbooks, audio, video and web materials in order to cater to an eclectic mix of learning styles. We do not believe in limiting our students to one set of materials so you will not have to buy a particular coursebook.

Levels

We offer English language classes and TELC qualifications for all levels from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1). Each student will be assessed before the first lesson to accurately determine their level.

Progress

During the course students’ progress will be checked regularly in vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking; they will also have a monthly individual tutorial with their teacher to discuss progress, set goals and make plans for the next stage of the course. Each student has their own unique Learner Profile in which the teacher tracks weekly progress, sets goals and offers advice.

Certificates

Besides having the opportunity to earn a TELC certificate at the end of the course, students will also receive a KKCL certificate with a statement of their overall CEFR.

General English 1-to-1

Age Group :
16+
Description :

A one-to-one lesson is individual tuition where the topics of the lesson are decided between the teacher and the student.

In each session, the teacher can focus precisely on the student’s individual needs and personal learning styles, making it a very popular option for students who need to make progress quickly in a specific area.

Dates and Times

In general, one-to-one classes are scheduled for the afternoon, between 1pm and 4pm.

Lesson Length

We insist on one and a half hours as the minimum time for a single lesson, and generally would recommend against any one-to-one session which lasts for longer than three hours.

IELTS Exam Preparation

Age Group :
16+
Description :

IELTS is arguably the world’s most recognised English exam, testing proficiency across all levels. It is run by Cambridge ESOL, IDP Education Australia and the British Council and obtaining a high score in IELTS gives students access to a range of new education, immigration and employment opportunities around the world.

The exam comprises Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections and is available in two forms, General and Academic.

Academic IELTS
The Academic paper is for those who want to attend university in an English-speaking country and is a requirement for certain professions – such as medical workers – who wish to work in an English-speaking country.

General IELTS
The General paper is not taken as often as the Academic, and is usually prepared for by those who want to gain an English qualification for general work experience or wish to migrate to an English-speaking country.

Dates and Times

Our IELTS exam preparation course runs on continuous enrolment with intakes every Monday, so a student can start and finish at any time of the year. However, we strongly recommend that every student seeks advice from our IELTS teachers and Academic management staff to decide how long they should study before taking the exam.

Morning lessons are available weekdays, 9am–12.30pm (9am–10.30am, then 11.00am–12.30pm). Afternoon Lessons are available weekdays, 1.00pm–3.00pm, Evening lessons are available Monday and Wednesday, 6pm–9pm (6pm–7.25pm, then 7.35pm–9pm).

Please be aware that the school may be closed for some days during the year, including UK bank holidays and Easter and Christmas breaks. If you wish us to replace the class you have missed, come to reception and speak to us. We are happy to either extend your course, or else allow you to attend another class – for example, in the evening when you normally come in the morning – in our regular timetable. Non-teaching days are listed on the Contact Us page.

Materials

Students do not need to buy a particular coursebook. Resources are compiled from different sources, including official mock exams, a variety of online resources and several popular course books such as ‘Ready For IELTS’ and ‘New Insight Into IELTS’.

The Exam

Before taking the real IELTS exam, we strongly recommend taking a full Mock exam. This is a free service provided by us, which gives the student valuable insight into the full process and experience of sitting a pressurised exam.

The IELTS exam will then take place in an IELTS centre of the student’s choosing. We can help with the booking and organising of the exam. The fee for taking an IELTS exam in the UK is usually £140-150 dependingon the test centre and the time of year. You can check exam fees internationally by using the IELTS test centre search.

Business English

Age Group :
16+
Description :

Business English is for both companies and individuals, looking for the advantage that English language proficiency can give them over their competitors. Covering topics as diverse as business correspondence, sales, marketing, strategy and customer service, we make sure our lessons reflect the needs of a global workforce.

As an invaluable extra to the classes, we offer the TELC Business English test which gives students the opportunity to gain an official TELC certification.

Dates & Times

Business English group courses are available year-round subject to demand, and come in two forms:

Part-Time (15 hours per week) – This is our standard Business English course, providing a 3 hour lesson each day from Monday to Friday between 1pm and 4.15pm.
Full-Time with IELTS/General English (30 hours per week) – This is an intensive course combining the above Business English course with our morning IELTS or General English courses.
Levels

We offer Business English to students studying at B1 and above. If a student has an English level of A2 or lower, we recommend that they study General English before moving on to speciality Business English.

Progress

Every Business English student is searching for concrete, measurable results. As a result, we place high priority on tracking and certifying student progression. During the course, our teachers will monitor progress closely, through projects and real-world tasks, as well as the KKCL Learner Profile and tutorials. Formal written feedback is provided on a regular basis should the student’s company require it. A level-specific TELC Business exam is taken at the end of the course.

TELC Certificates

If the student is studying Business English, they can take the TELC test at the end of their course in order to receive a TELC certificate. We offer TELC Business tests at levels between B1 (Intermediate) and B2/C1 (Advanced). The emphasis in each exam is on communicative ability and real-world functions, meaning that a TELC qualification is the truly reliable confirmation of a student’s English level. Additionally, each student will also receive a KKCL certificate stating their CEFR level based on the continuous assessment, tutorials and learner profiles of our Business English teachers.

Business English 1-to-1
One-to-One has traditionally been an extremely popular way of delivering Business English classes, and KKCL is happy to offer this service.

Here, the topics and focus of the lesson are decided between the teacher and the student, meaning each session can focus intensively on areas and skills specific to the learner.

In general, one-to-one classes are scheduled for the afternoon, between 1pm and 4pm, and last for one and a half hours as a minimum.

English for Specific Purposes

Age Group :
16+
Description :

English for Specific Purposes
Alongside our Business English courses, we offer a full range of English for Specific Purposes courses, covering specialised areas in different industries and professions.

ESP courses are taught by experienced teachers with dedicated materials.
ESP courses include but are not limited to:

English for Medical Professionals
English for Engineers (TELC certificate available)
English for Hotel and Restaurant (TELC certificate available)
English for Law
English for Government
English for IT Professionals
English for Aviation
Please contact us to find out if we can provide ESP for your industry or profession.

Dates and Times

ESP group courses are available year-round subject to demand and come in three forms:

Part-Time (15 hours per week) – This is our standard ESP course, providing a 3 hour lesson each weekday afternoon, between 1pm and 4.15pm.
Full-Time combined with IELTS/General English (30 hours per week) – This is an intensive course combining the above ESP course with our IELTS or General English course each morning.
Materials

Every lesson uses a range of resource books, workbooks, audio, video and web materials in order to cater to an eclectic mix of learning styles. We do not believe in limiting our students to one set of materials. However, different specialities have different requirements, meaning that certain ESP courses use a coursebook.

Levels

We offer ESP lessons to all students studying at B1 and above. If the student’s English level is A2 or lower, we generally recommend that the student studies General English before moving on to their specialisation.

Progress

English for Specific Purposes is called that for a reason. Every student has come to KKCL for a specific purpose, and is searching for concrete, measurable results. As a result, we place high priority upon tracking progress and certifying progression.

During the course, the ESP teacher will monitor progress closely – through projects and real-world tasks – as well as the KKCL Learner Profile and tutorials. Formal written feedback is provided on a regular basis should the student’s company require it.

TELC Certificates
ESP students can take the TELC test at the end of their course in order to receive an official TELC certificate.

TELC Business (A2-B1, B1-B2, B2-C1), TELC Hotel and Restaurant (B1) and TELC Technical for Engineers (B2) are available at the listed CEFR levels. The emphasis in each exam is on communicative ability and real-world functions, meaning that a TELC qualification is truly reliable confirmation of your English level.

Additionally, each student will also receive a KKCL certificate stating their CEFR level based on the continuous assessment, tutorials and learner profiles.

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