Nottingham

Academic centre in Nottingham

The academic centre in Nottingham is an incredible destination for students, as it has 2 universities and great quality facilities. For its prestige, it is an official examinating centre for Cambridge University. 

It has a great team of teachers, as well as having close links with the universities and colleges for undergraduate and postgraduate level university courses. It also offers a social and culture programme which will give you the opportunity to discover the United Kingdom and practice English. 

It is one of the main providers of English courses in the region during the year. They have worked with clients from around the world, businesses, eduaction institutions and governments for more than 20 years. 

Teachers

Teaching in this centre has a lot of importance, so we have a qualified and professional team of teachers, following enjoyable and effective teaching methods with constant educational support. All of the teachers are qualified according to the British Council rules. 

Method of teaching

The methodology continues to be a communicative focus with emphasis on learning focused on the student, and based on the Common European Framework of Reference. 

The method is based on teaching the basic language skills: 

  • Oral expression
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Composition
  • Grammar and vocabulary

Facilities at the school

The school is a short distance from the centre of Nottingham, and is close to other educational institutions. The school has: 

  • A modern building with spacious classrooms
  • Modern teaching materials
  • Computer room
  • Small library
  • Free internet access
  • Free wifi
  • Student room with TV and DVD
  • Access to drinks and snacks
  • Emergency telephone 24/7

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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Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

Esol – University of Cambridge

Quality english

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BRITISH COUNCIL

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Strongest Points

  • As Nottingham is in the centre of England, it is very well connected with the rest of the important cities. 
  • It has a past full of legends, caves and castles
  • It is considered one of the liveliest cities in England 

Study English in Nottingham

Nottingham is a British city that has around 300,000 inhabitants. It has been one of the exponents of the industrial revolution, has one of the best castles on the island, but it is not all industry and economy in Nottingham as the cultural space is very broad, with many different museums and the leisure areas near the canals where you can eat and drink. 

Places to visit in Nottingham

  • Nottingham railway station, as the network can have great views of the castle and the area of Wilford, where you can walk by the canal and admire the boats, and best of all the bars and restaurants that can be found on the river, at night this is very popular in Nottingham. 
  • Brewhouse Yard and Cuevas Castle Rock, can be found just below the castle, the five houses from the 17th century, and belongs to the country style of the area, here you can find culture with concerts and shops, as well as amazing caves where you will be able to appreciate the archaeology of the British Geological Survey.
  • Visit the castle, it is older than 600 years old and has always been very involved in the British crowing since King William the Conquerer to the era of Henry VIII. At the entrance you can see the famous statue of Robin Hood, it is a bronze statue that was built in 1952 and is 7ft tall, next to the statue you can find a series of plaques that recreate different scenes of Robin Hood.
  • Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, considered the oldest inn in England, the building dates back to 1189, it was a relaxing place for the Crusaders on their trips to the holy lands, here you can eat and drink as they did in ancient times 

Gastronomy

Typical dishes in Nottingham are the same as you can find throughout England, in general there is no special dish. However, the most international food you can find in the city are served in the pubs. 


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Standard English course in Nottingham

This programme is designed for students of all levels with an immersion in an international and friendly environment. 

The courses use current books and the latest teaching methods. Working in pairs and groups is very common in the programme. 

The timetable is mornings from Monday to Friday.

*Classes aren´t available during Christmas (19/12/2016 - 30/12/2016), Easter and festivals

Perfect for

Students of all levels that want to improve quickly and improve all their language skills in an international environment

Additional information

The students will follow a structured programme, with varied activities to ensure that they learn to communicate confidently.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 weeks
  • Horas per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables from 9:15-12:35
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  18

Preparation for international exams (IELTS) and academics

The IELTS is actually the most widely known test for getting into university.

The programme of this course focuses on intense lectures, listening, and combined practicing with the course book, exam books and support materials. It combines general academic skills with the IELTS exam preparation.

It is aimed at students from B1 to C1

It starts every Monday of the year

Option 1: Practice skills

3 afternoons per week practicing speaking, listening, writing and reading

Option 2: Preparation for IELTS

3 afternoons per week in the English Academy and practicing for the IELTS exam. 

*The classes are not available during Christmas (19/12/2016 - 30/12/2016), Easter and festivals 

Perfect for

students that want to prepare for official international exams with the objective of having a solid base to get into university, with a focus on the training and autonomous learning to get the most out of their time studying out of the classroom.

Additional information

This course includes exam advice, as well as a communication methodology

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 weeks
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  18

Preparation course for the First Certificate in English (B2) and the Advanced English Certificate (C1)

This course is aimed at preparing for the official Cambridge exams: First Certificate in English (B2) and Certificate in Advanced English (C1). The certificates of the University of Cambridge ESOL are well known by businesses and educational institutions worldwide. 

The teachers guide the students through five parts of the exam, learning from advice and techniques to improve the exam grades. 

Options for the First Certificate in English:

  • 5 mornings per week
  • (Only in July and August) 5 mornings and 3 afternoons

Options for the Advanced English Certificate: 

  • 5 mornings per week
  • (Only in July and August) 5 mornings and 3 afternoons

Objectives of the course

  • Essential advice for students that are preparing for FCE and CAE exams
  • Strengthen and confirm the capability of the students to do exam style questions
  • Help the students with improving their knowledge of English vocabulary, phrases, phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions
  • Help the students to organise and consolidate new vocabulary

*The classes are not available during Christmas (19/12/2016 - 30/12/2016), Easter and festivals 

 

Perfect for

Those students looking to improve in different areas of the exam, and improve their knowledge of vocabulary and other idiomatic expressions

Additional information

In the course, we give essential advice for FCE and CAE exams

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 weeks
  • Horas per Week  21
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  18

Summer course in Nottingham

The summer courses attract students from around the world, meaning you will get to know a great variety of people from different places and cultures with the same objective as you: to learn English

Courses help to improve every language skill in classes with different nationalities and optional excursions. 

You can start the classes every Monday between July and August 2016.

Intensive course (21 hours per week): 5 mornings per week of general English and 3 afternoons per week to improve skills

Perfect for

Those that want to improve their English skills whilst having fun and making new friends from around the world.

Additional information

They use modern materials with a communicative focus. The students are sure to enjoy their time in Nottingham, both in and out of the classroom. Due to the central location of Nottingham, we offer optional excursions, making your stay an unforgettable experience.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 weeks
  • Horas per Week  21
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  18

Business English courses

Starts every Monday throughout the year

Types of courses:

  • General Business English course (level intermediate-advanced): 5 mornings per week of general English and 3 afternoons of Business English
  • Combined Business English course (for all levels): 5 mornings per week of general English and 3 afternoons focuses on individual teaching 
  • Individual Business English course: other hours requested with previous appointment and packets of 15 and 30 hours are available. 

We offer specialised language training for people and groups in the following areas: 

  • Administration
  • Marketing and sales
  • Engineering
  • Finances
  • Military
  • Medicine
  • Aviation
  • Oil
  • Insurance

Sample topics:

  • Writing a formal letter, emails etc
  • Presentation skills
  • Talking on the phone in English
  • Meetings and planning
  • Negotiation skills 

Perfect for

Those that want to improve their communication skills and develop confidence when speaking in English in a professional environment

Additional information

Starting dates are flexible, analysis of the needs of the students, the courses can be tailored to meet the requirements of the students

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Horas per Week  21
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  18

Teacher development programme

A stimulating course designed for primary or secondary English teachers who want to improve their language skills, learn new techniques and activities for English teaching.

Perfect for

Professionals from around the world that teach English and learn in groups of different nationalities, where the teachers can share ideas and experiences while improving their language, and learning new methods and get to know Great Britain and its culture.

Additional information

The programme includes cultural excursions

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 weeks
  • Horas per Week  25
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  23

Extra-curricular Activities

You can take part in complementary activities for a better culture and language immersion, having fun whilst learning English. 

  • Explore Sherwood forest
  • Visit Nottingham castle

Do sports activities: 

  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Rowing
  • Ice skating 

You can also visit other cities: 

  • Manchester
  • Oxford
  • Cambridge
  • London 
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Accommodation

Residence

We have the option of studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for students 18 years +. They are fully furnished with modern facilities, although meals aren´t included. The accommodation includes: 

  • An equipped kitchen 
  • Comfortable living room
  • Big and spacious bedrooms
  • Laundry 
More details: 
  • Some complexes can offer security characteristics and internet
  • All accommodations are subject to availability
  • The students that want to reserve accommodation in residence should make them in week blocks from Saturday or Sunday, and additional days are charged as a full week
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Availability: all year

Room Type: single room

Facilities: Common area with pool table, wifi, sofas and TV

School distance: 15 minute walk to the school

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: no

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

Standard Accommodation with family

Staying in England isn´t just about learning the language. We know that you also want to learn about the culture and the English way of life. 

Staying in a British house is the perfect way to practice your new language skills in real life context. The families have been selected carefully and are inspected regularly to ensure that they are at the highest standard for your stay. 

*All accommodations are subject to availability 

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Availability: all year

Room Type: single room

School distance: maximum of 50 minutes

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: no

Characteristics

  • Internet it has 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 it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board it has Full Board

How to get there

Transfer from the airport:

The closest airport to Nottingham is East Midlands Airport, which can be found 15km from Nottingham, has a good network of buses which leave every 30 minutes and get to Nottingham in 20 minutes. The price of the ticket is 12 pounds return. 

For more information, click on the following link: Aeropuerto de Nottingham 




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