London English Courses
If you are coming to London to learn English, you can expect to have a great
time in one of the world's most exciting cities. One of the great things about
visiting the city to learn
is that you are likely to meet people from all over the world as
London is one of the great international cities and has been for hundreds of
years. A typical English
may well see visitors from Europe, Africa, South
America and Asia all at the same time, which creates a uniquely cosmopolitan
There are generally two types of English
offered by language schools in London. The first type is aimed
at young language learners from around the world who are in town for a short
period of time (from a week to a couple of months) and wish to practice English
in an English-speaking environment. These courses are generally quite light-hearted
but are often offered in quite dense packages, so that maximum progress can
be made in the shortest possible time. A heavier focus may be placed on 'survival
English' than on harder areas, such as grammer.
The second type of course offered by many London
is aimed at new entrants to Great Britain who do not have
the English skills necessary to
function in society. London has a long history of immigration and is a city
partially defined by the waves of newcomers who have arrived over the years.
While the rate of immigration now is not as high as fifty years ago, a significant
number of people from around the world come to live in and around the city every
year. A large number of new arrivals in recent years have come from Eastern
Europe, where there has traditionally been less of an emphasis placed on learning
English than in other parts of the world. This means that there are many people
living in the UK - perfectly legally - who cannot speak English. The government
identified this as a potential societal problem and provide funding for English
courses in London
and all across Britain aimed at new arrivals.
If you are choosing an English
has a number of the best in the world. Being the home of
the language, this should come as no surprise. It is important to choose the
right course for your needs: if you are a young visitor coming for a couple
of weeks of good times in London, your needs will be different to a new arrival
who needs the basics of English in order to apply for jobs or benefits.
The majority of schools are located in and around the >West
End, where students are free to explore the great tourist attractions for
which London is famous.
Once you have cracked English in London, why not consider taking your language skills to
another level? You can take a specialised language course for example; whilst taking the
opportunity to explore another English speaking country you could learn all the relevant vocabulary to a specific career and see your
professional options rise ten-fold as a happy consequence. Don’t forget, the opportunities
for language learning are never-ending!
Your language learning experience will be so valuable – you’ll be able to use it throughout your whole life in a surprisingly gigantic range of fields – anything from working in a fair trade kitchen
in a stylish city restaurant to helping charities worldwide. It’s the aid which helps you make friends, identify with different cultures and integrate yourself into communities – what more reason do you need to look into language learning today?