How We Teach

We aim to teach you as much useful English as possible in an enjoyable and professional manner. We will encourage you to develop learning skills that will help you continue learning long after you leave us.

Teaching is in small groups so students have a more personal learning experience and teachers can spend more time with each student, working on their skills and building their confidence.

Lessons are communicative so students are encouraged to take an active part in the class whilst following a structured learning programme constantly progressing towards their goals. We use modern teaching methods, carefully chosen course books, authentic materials with multi-media resources delivered on interactive whiteboards. Students also have access to facilities such as the computer room with additional independent learning resources (Rosetta Stone software) so can practise as much as they like.

I’m having a fantastic experience learning English at Churchill House. The classes are small, often no more than 10 students per class, so teachers have lots of interaction with the students. I’m making rapid progress.
Son, Korea

How We Help You Achieve Your Goals

  • Before you come to England you can take our online level test so we know where you might need help
  • When you arrive at the school we give you a personal interview with one of our academic team to get a better understanding of your skills and needs to choose the best class for your ability
  • We will give you a written schedule of the syllabus you will study in each module and suggest additional elective classes to help you with specific areas you need to work on e.g. exam preparation, writing
  • We continually monitor and advise you on your progress throughout your stay via written progress reports and individual progress tutorial meetings with your teacher
  • Encourage you to join in with other students on our social programme
97% of our students are happy with their teaching programme
(Average over five years questionnaires)

Our flexible teaching system makes it easy for you to choose the right course for you. You can choose between morning-only lessons or take an intensive course by adding extra lessons in the afternoon to focus on your key skills or prepare for an exam. Our course consultants can discuss course options with you and advise a study path they think is realistic and achievable. See our level chart below to find out your proficiency:

BeginnerElementary
- CEFR A1
Pre-
Intermediate
- CEFR A"
Intermediate
- CEFR B1
Upper
Intermediate
- CEFR B"
Advanced
- CEFR C1
Proficiency
- CEFR C2
You know only a few words or phrases in
English.

LENGTH OF STUDY
4 weeks of intensive study

OUTCOMES
You can pronounce letters and sounds, form simple sentences and exchange basic
personal information
You have basic phrases and sentences but depend heavily on repetition. You will now explore new grammar and vocabulary to make real, if limited, communication
possible.

LENGTH OF STUDY
4 to 8 weeks of intensive study

EXAM LEVEL
IELTS 2 - 3

OUTCOMES
You can ask for things you need and get basic information
You can understand and use familiar expressions. You will now learn to interact more fluently in routine tasks and social situations.

LENGTH OF STUDY
8 to 12 weeks of intensive study

EXAM LEVEL
IELTS 3 - 4 Cambridge Key

OUTCOMES
You can order in a restaurant, write simply on the internet, when travelling deal with events and emergencies at a basic level

You can exchange simple information on familiar matters. You will now learn to communicate with reasonable fluency, pronunciation and accuracy in a social situation.

LENGTH OF STUDY
8 to 12 weeks of intensive study

EXAM LEVEL
IELTS 4 - 5
TOEFL 32iBT
Cambridge Preliminary

OUTCOMES
You can travel with some confidence in English speaking countries, use English socially and conduct simple business communication.
You can understand the main points of written and spoken language. You will now learn to communicate more fluently with a high degree of grammatical control.

LENGTH OF STUDY
8 to 12 weeks of intensive study

EXAM LEVEL
IELTS 5 - 6
TOEFL 50iBT
Cambridge First

OUTCOMES
You can engage more easily with English speakers internationally and enter some
University Foundation Year and vocational courses.
You can understand demanding longer texts and speech. You will now learn to deal with complex and highly colloquial forms of speech and writing, differentiating finer shades of nuance and meaning.

LENGTH OF STUDY
Rate of progress varies

EXAM LEVEL
IELTS 7+
TOEFL 80iBT
Cambridge Advanced

OUTCOMES
You can apply for graduate degree courses, work in an English speaking
environment and fully enjoy all aspects of English culture - books, films, television etc.
You can understand with ease virtually everything you hear or read. You will learn to pronounce English with natural rhythm and sounds with no interference from mother tongue accent.

LENGTH OF STUDY
Rate of progress varies

EXAM LEVEL
IELTS 8+
TOEFL 100iBT
Cambridge Proficiency

OUTCOMES
You can interpret virtually all forms of written language, apply for higher degree courses and work in a fast paced English speaking environment.

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