York

English school

Our English language school is located on the campus of the University of York, close to the city center and opposite the famous Cathedral. 

Most language courses take place in a modern building in the center of campus. All of our classrooms have excellent facilities with projectors, interactive whiteboards, computers, DVD players and CD players, wireless access for laptops, plus work areas and student lounges. 
Our students have the right to use all University facilities, including sports facilities, library and classroom Internet (Internet access and computers in the library 24h). 
Our location within the university and the integration of our English students from the University will allow you to take full advantage of your experiences in York. 

School Facilities 

  • Sports facilities 
  • Fully equipped classrooms
  • Connection to the internet and free wifi 
  • Library
  • Common room
  • Study room
  • Access to all facilities at the University
  • International student suppor 
  • Cafes and restaurants on campus 

The sports facilities at the University include a new sports hall and a gym on campus, a new facility that can be found a 15 minute walk from campus and has football, rugby and hockey pitches, with three outside tennis courts and three outside basketball courts. 

There are more than 20 different sports teams that get together through the Student Union, with the opportunity of playing against other students at the university in local leagues. 


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
  • 14/04/2017
  • 17/04/2017
  • 01/05/2017
  • 29/05/2017
  • 28/08/2017
  • 25/12/2017
  • 26/12/2017
  • 01/01/2018




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

BRITISH COUNCIL


Strongest Points

  • York is considered the cultural capital of England
  • Nearly 20,000 students and seven million tourists visit the city throughout the year.

The city of York

Few cities in England have the magic and chemistry that York has. The city situated in the North of England is around 2,000 years old and has many steps in culture and history. Apparently, York is one of the busiest cities in the world, together with Prague and Edinburgh. The architecture is stunning. York is a city where you can find plenty of shops and various attractions.

York is a destination in England to visit throughout the year. It has around 30 museums and galleries and everything is relatively close to the center, where there are numerous pubs, bars and restaurants.
In this city, everyone has something to do.
The nightlife is equally varied in York. You may find yourself on a boat in the moonlight, at a concert or in lively conversations with people in bars, and York has pubs that can be enjoyed all year round. In regards to the cuisine in York, you can eat excellent food of a variety of international cuisine.

Useful information:

To book accommodation in hostels and hotels we recommend:

Visityork.org

The city is full of architectural gems, such as York Minster, Treasurer's House, Barley Hall, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Clifford's Tower and Fairfax House to name a few. 


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Standard course

The objective is to improve fluency and confidence when speaking the language, as well as improving listening. In the classes, you will work in pairs and small groups, carrying out a wide range of activities. You will have the opportunity to practice grammar and new vocabulary when speaking in real life situations. 

In the morning class, you will be working with a textbook (included in the price). This includes: grammar, listening, vocabulary, speaking, pronunciation, reading and writing. 

In the afternoons, the students will have the option between 2 different modules: development of integrated skills (all language skills) or preparation for the IELTS exam.

Class timetable (with coffee and lunch breaks)

Morning: 9:15-10:45 and 11:15-12:45

Afternoon: 13:45-15:30

*Fridays the classes finish at 12:45

Start date: every Monday

Perfect for

Ideal for those that want to spend time studying and enjoying free time visiting the city and sightseeing.

Additional information

The teachers can adapt the content of the course to adapt to the necessities of the class, and also will have regular tutorials to discuss the progress of the student.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 4 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  22
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  18

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Extra-curricular Activities

Extra-curricular Activities 

The school organises a varied plan of weekly activities. Excursions are organised every weekend to Whitby, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as cultural attractions like Fountains Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey. 

Participating in activities is not mandatory, however it is a perfect opportunity to discover new cities or make new friends. The price of excursions is £ 8 - £ 20 
At night the school organises parties, events, contests or dance nights.

The city is also full of architectural jewels that you can visit, such as York Minster, Treasurer´s House, Barley Hall, Merchant Adventurers´Hall, Clifford´s Tower and Fairfax House, to name a few. 

York train station is on the main line on the East coast, which means that you can get to London in 2 hours, Manchester in 1 hour and Edinburgh in 2 and a half hours. 

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Accommodation

Residence

The residence is a 10 minute walk from campus and has 84 apartments. Each apartment has individual bedrooms, with shared bathrooms and kitchen. The residence has a large garden. There is a cleaning service of common areas while students are responsible for cleaning your room. 

Check In: Sunday 
Check Out: Saturday 

Number of people who share the kitchen: 4-5

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Availability: July and August

Room Type: Single bedroom

School distance: 10 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: Yes (by credit card)

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  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 doesn´t have  Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Family

It is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a different culture. By sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations. To get from the family to the school, you have to catch public transport.

Family

Room Type: Single bedroom

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has 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 it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

Getting to York 

York is one of the most accessible cities in the UK, thanks to the advantage of excellent rail and road networks. York boasts an enviable location in the heart of the country itself, connected directly by train to London, Edinburgh and Manchester in about 2 hours. 

It is very easy to get to York from these airports: 

Manchester 
Newcastle 
Leeds / Bradford 

From Manchester International Airport, frequent Transpennine trains provide a direct hourly connection to the city. 

Train: Getting to York by train is easy and economical. From London, the trip takes less than two hours. Edinburgh is only two hours from York and there are direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West. 

Website of Bus Company 
National Rail website



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