Duration of Course
How long can I study for?
You choose - anything from one week to one year. The minimum course length is typically either one or two weeks. However certain courses have specific lengths like our Academic Exam Preparation courses. For more information go to English Courses.
How many hours per week will I study?
Our full time courses are at least 15 hours per week. They all meet the minimum requirement for visa students. If you wish to study for more hours per week, choose one of our full-time intensive courses. Have a look at this one at London - Central.
How can I check to see if my level is correct for a particular course?
We have our own online Level Test that can give you a good idea of what your level is. This is however only a guide and you will be tested again prior to starting your course by your school.
Can I extend my course if I like the school?
Yes of course - provided there is space available. Similarly if you wish to upgrade your course this is also possible. Please either contact Answer English and we can arrange everything for you or if you prefer speak direct to the registrar in the school. If you are a visa student there may be less flexibility in terms of lengthening your stay and you may wish to consider an upgrade to a more intensive course over an extension. It is however not usually possible to shorten your course or change to a less intensive course except in special circumstances.
See the schools terms and conditions
for further information.
Start date of Course
When can I start my English course?
You can start General English and Executive courses any Monday of the year. However it is important to note that some schools do not open on bank holidays, so you should try to avoid these days if possible: 1/01, 21/03, 24/03, 5/05, 26/05, 25/08, 25/12 and 26/12. Exam preparation and Specialist courses do have specific start dates. If you know which course you would like to take consult an Answer English Student advisor
for advice on start dates.
What qualification do the teachers have?
Every one of our language schools are British Council accredited. This means that all teachers are CELTA, DELTA or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualified and University graduates. All teachers are native English speakers.
Age of Students
What is the minimum age?
The minimum age is 16 at all 7 of our Language Schools in London. The only exception is during the summer we have a Junior course at London - Muswell Hill: Explore London Experience
Can I do work experience?
Yes, we can arrange Work Experience provided you also book a full-time course. You will need to have a student visa if you are from a non-EU country, be over 18 and have at least an Intermediate level of English.