Newcastle

The English School in Newcastle 

The English school in Newcastle was founded in 1973 and is located in the heart of the university area of the city, a nice place full of theatres, galleries, museums, restaurants, pubs and also near gardens and parks. 

The school prides itself on a room with 20 computers, a cafeteria and a video room 
The teachers are highly qualified and are available for students in tutorial sessions. The school is quite big and can welcome up to 350 students.

Accreditation: The school is accredited by the British Council, EAQUALS (European Union) 

School facilities 

  • 16 fully equipped classrooms  
  • Student lounge with tea and coffee machine, and wifi
  • Computer room
  • Cafe

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

  • 02/01/2017
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  • 01/05/2017
  • 29/05/2017
  • 28/08/2017
  • 25/12/2017
  • 26/12/2017




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

BRITISH COUNCIL

EAQUALS

El Gazette Centres of Excellence 2013

ENGLISH UK


Strongest Points

  • Newcastle is an important University city
  • It is the city that welcomes the most Erasmus students in the UK.
  • The Charlotte apartments are a 5 minute walk from the school

The city of Newcastle

Newcastle is in a spectacular setting on the banks of the river Tyne
The center is quite collected so that you can explore on foot, and get to the subway from most isolated places. It is one of the cities known worldwide for its thriving nightlife, in fact, has recently been voted the city with the most progress in the world! There is an incredible variety of places with thousands of Geordies (as its inhabitants call themselves) that go out on the Toon (affectionate name they have given to town). 

South of Newcastle is Durham, with its magnificent cathedral, while further north is Northumberland, with a coastline and well-preserved countryside. 

Useful Links

Airport Website 
City Guide 
Website of local tourism


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Standard Course (15 lessons)

10 lessons of Standard Course + 5 classes of customised programme. 

Class in the morning or afternoon (depending on the level and type of course)  
 

Perfect for

Students that want to combine their studies with free time.

Additional information

The customised programme allows you to work individually in the areas of language that you need to improve the most, through self study sessions. The objective is to promote autonomous learning, guided by tutors and teachers. The students have access to infomation and audiovisual resources, to improve their basic competencies, prepare for the exam, have specific English sessions, improve their pronunciation or Business English. Once a week, there is an individual session of 30 minutes with a teacher.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  16

Semi Intensive Course

Class in the morning or afternoon (depending on the level and type of course)

 

Additional information

This course serves to work with all the language competencies, and practicing grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, as well as listening, speaking, reading and writing. The method used is communicative.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive Course

This course is a comgbination of 20 lessons of Standard Course + 5 hours of "customised programme" per week

Class in the morning and in the afternoon 
Class schedule: depending on the level and type of course.

Perfect for

Students that want to improve their English level quickly

Additional information

The structure of the course is the same as the standard course. The tailored programme allows you to work individually on the areas of the language that you most need to take a closer look at.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  25
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  16

Business English course

10 lessons of a Business English course + 5 classes of a customised programme

Class in the morning or afternoon, depending on the level and type of course.

Perfect for

Students and professionals

Additional information

This course works on the necessary language competencies in the world of Business, and learn specific vocabulary and pronunciation as well as improving listening, speaking, reading and writing. The methodology is communication.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  16

Business English Course + Intensive English course

15 lessons of a business course + 10 lessons of Standard Course 

Class in the morning or afternoon, depending on the level and type of course 

Perfect for

Students and professionals

Additional information

Harvard Business School materials are used throughout the course. You will learn to do presentations and negotiations, writing formal letters, e-mails, reports, improving the capability of communicating in person or on the phone.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  25
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation courses for Cambridge (FCE / CAE)

10 classes of Cambridge exam preparation + 5 classes of "customised programme"

Class in the morning or afternoon,  depending on the level and type of course 
 

2016 Exam dates:

  • FCE: 11th March, 7th June, 18th August, 29th November
  • CAE: 12th March, 8th June, 19th August, 30th November 
  • CPE: 9th June, 1st December 

Perfect for

Students that need to prepare for the Cambridge exams.

Additional information

The courses have a duration of 8/10/12 weeks. Consult the starting dates. Those that have a good level of English, we offer the opportunity to be added to a group which has already started. For this, you need to do a test for the previous level.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 8/10/12 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation course for Cambridge (FCE/CAE(CPE) - Intensive

15 classes of preparation for the official exams + 10 classes of general English per week

Timetable of the class depends on the level and type of course (You can´t choose).

Exam dates 2016: 

  • FCE: 11 March, 7 June, 18 August, 29 November 
  • CAE: 12 March, 8 June, 19 August, 30 November
  • CPE: 9 June, 1 December 

Perfect for

Students that need to prepare for the official exams, and improve their English level with a general English course.

Additional information

Check the starting dates of the Cambridge preparation course. Those that have a good level of English, we offer the opportunity of adding you to a group which has already started. For this, you need to do a test of the previous level.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 8/10/12 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  25
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  16

IELTS Preparation Course

10 preparation classes for the IELTS exams + 5 classes of "customised programmes"

Timetable of the class depends on the level and type of course (you can´t choose)

Perfect for

Students that need to improve their level to pass IELTS

Additional information

The objective of the course is to prepare you to pass the IELTS exam with certainty and confidence. The customised programme allows you to work alone on the competencies that you need to improve the most.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  18

IELTS preparation course - intensive

15 classes per week of preparation for the official exams + 10 classes per week of general English

Timetable of the class depends on the level and type of the course (you can´t choose). 

Perfect for

Students that need to prepare for the official exams, and improve their general level of English.

Additional information

The objective of the course is to prepare you for the IELTS exam with certainty and confidence.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  25
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  18

CELTA preparation courses for English teachers in Newcastle

The course requires attendance of a minimum of 120 hours in 4 weeks. These hours include: 

  • Introduction
  • Tutorials and consultations
  • Planning of supervised classes
  • 6 hours of TEFL practice
  • TEFL observation classes 
  • 6 hours dedicated to the observation of 5 shared classes by an expert in sharing training classes to professionals. 
  • A minimum of 80 hours of work without supervision, outside of the classroom.

The candidates should show up to at least 80% of each component in the course to be able to pass, although 100% is expected. 

Perfect for

English teachers that don´t have experience in teaching English (or have very little)

Additional information

The programme includes practice hours, training and teacher observation.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 4 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  55 minutos Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  18

Preparation courses for teachers - DELTA

The course includes 10 hours of observation during the class, work and written exams. 10 hours of practicing, 300 hours of lectures, investigation and tasks. 

Perfect for

English teachers with at least 2 years teaching experience.

Additional information

The objective of the course is to go in depth in understanding and examining the practicing and theory of English teaching.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 4 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  18

CLIL preparation courses for teachers

The objective of the course is to offer new ideas for classroom management with a focus on the methodology of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) 

Perfect for

Non-native English teachers

Additional information

Amongst the content of the course, there are techniques to motivate the students, contemporary culture in English speaking countries, trends and styles in language teaching, classroom management, teaching to speak, read, listen and write.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 2/3/4 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  25
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  18

Internship Programme

This programme is a combination between a Business English course of 8 weeks, followed by a working internship experience, for 4-8 weeks.

This is available throughout the year. There are many companies that work in different sectors. 

Perfect for

Ideal for students that want to reinforce their language competencies as well as their work experience.

Additional information

The objective of the course is to improve language competencies to be able to adapt to a working and professional context. The work experience will help you to develop specific competencies working in a team, solving problems, making decisions, organisation etc.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 8 weeks + 4/8 week internship
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  55 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  18

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Extra-curricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities 

The school has a fantastic programme of activities and excursions to help you get to know the most interesting places better. As well as this social programme, you can also get to know people from the city and relax with your peers. 

This list is just an example: 

  • Movie nights, contests, quizzes, etc.. 
  • Events and meetings at school 
  • Activities and walks around the city of Newcastle 
  • (theatre, cinema, concerts, clubs, pubs, ice skating, etc..) 
  • Evenings and sports nights (there are several sports centers near the school) 
  • Full day excursions every weekend to points of interest such as: Edinburgh, York, The Lakes, Bamburh, Hadrian´s wall
  • The average price of a full-day tour is 30 €, including the costs of bus, guide and entrance to monuments to be visited on the tour.
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Accommodation

Family

Staying with a family is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a different culture. You can choose from single room with half board or self catering. One important thing is that the house is never shared with another student of the same nationality. All families are visited regularly to check that the standards set by the Council British are met.

There is also the possibility of reserving a special diet, by paying a supplement.

The family are on average 20 minutes from the school, walking or by bus, depending on the family. 

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: 20 minutes

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board it has Full Board

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

Getting to Newcastle 

Newcastle International Airport is located 10 km (6 miles) from Newcastle. There are direct flights from Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. 

The companies that fly to Newcastle from Spain are: 

  •    EasyJet 
  •    Jet2 

How to get from the airport to the city 

For the transfer service from the airport, a suppplement needs to be paid.

Metro

The airport is near the city and the fastest and easiest way to get to the center of Newcastle is by taking the Metro. Trains leave the airport every 5 to 15 minutes and the journey time is 22 minutes. 
 

Bus

Several bus lines go to the center of Newcastle, you can take the number X77, X78, X79 or 101.



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