Standard courses in London

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Standard Course overview ยป

Aims of the Standard Course
  • Enhancing proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Improving English grammar and expanding vocabulary.
  • Putting theoretical knowledge into practical application.
  • Structured course to allow students ample leisure time during the rest of the day.

Standard course in London

The Standard English Course is highly sought-after and frequently chosen across our various destinations. It strikes the perfect balance between language training and leisure, with students dedicating 3 hours daily to study and the remaining time for enjoyment. The course employs an integrated skills approach, enhancing fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Expert teachers ensure the practical application of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation elements in real-life language usage.

We utilize modern, interactive teaching techniques and materials, enabling students to rapidly enhance their English skills. While the course follows a set curriculum, our teachers continuously assess students' learning needs and adapt lessons accordingly, fostering motivation and enjoyment throughout the learning journey.

Standard Course Overview

Start day: every Monday

Duration: 180 mins. per day

Timings: 09:00 - 12:15

Days: Monday - Friday

Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1

Min. age: 16 for adults | under 18 see junior programme

20 lessons 15 hours per week

Max. Capacity: 12 students per class

NB: 16 / 17 year olds can choose either adult classes or junior classes - see more info re junior programme. All our teachers and staff are enhanced DBS checked


The standard course schedule prioritizes academic hours in the mornings, allowing our students to enjoy their afternoons freely for personal excursions and activities at the destination. Our course consists of fourlessons per day, each lesson lasting froty-five minutes, totalling three hours (180 minutes) per day, totaling 20 lessons per week (equivalent to 15 hours of instruction). This arrangement provides ample time for students to plan and engage in exciting experiences while ensuring they receive comprehensive language training during their stay.

Course material for the standard course

We mainly use English File 3rd Edition and Cutting Edge 3rd Edition, offering students an immersive learning experience through engaging real-life scenarios, captivating reading and listening materials, as well as stimulating activities and regular assessments to monitor progress. Each level is thoughtfully structured to span 12 weeks, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the syllabus. Once a student successfully completes a level with an attendance rate of 80% or higher, they usually advance to the next level. For ease of access, students are required to purchase the course book upon arrival - ยฃ35.00

Those with a course duration of fewer than 4 weeks can return the book. ยฃ9 per week will be charged.

The Certificate We Offer

Upon completion of the language course, each participant is awarded a certificate, serving as evidence of the level they have studied at. The Sprachcaffe certificate aligns with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), ensuring international comparability and providing all essential information for assessment and recognition worldwide.

Our Proficiency Evaluation

Unsure about your current level of English proficiency? Don't Worry! At Sprachcaffe, we provide an online placement test to determine your language level before forming learning groups. This ensures that students with similar language abilities are grouped together. Additionally, we offer an online language test for you to assess your proficiency independently, allowing you to gauge your skills accurately.

Optimal Study Period for Language Learning

Refer to the table provided below to determine the ideal course duration for reaching your desired language proficiency. Keep in mind that the table is derived from our intensive 30-lessons-per-week course. Individual results may differ based on personal aptitude, age, and prior language exposure. If you're uncertain about the appropriate course selection, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. In this overview, the beginner level is denoted as A0.

Current level & goals: A0 A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2  
Optimise conversation:Perfect if you aim to achieve clear spoken communication and respond to straightforward inquiries effectively. 4 2 - - - - - Recommended course duration (weeks)
Enrich basic knowledge: The credential for enhancing your ability to grasp contexts more effectively and craft precise statements.. 6 4 2 - - - - Recommended course duration (weeks)
Expand progress: Achieve proficiency in presenting information through various approaches, collaborate with native speakers, and comprehend newspaper articles effectively. 12 6 4 2 - - - Recommended course duration (weeks)
Increase confidence: You will be able to handle intricate negotiations and seamlessly integrate your language abilities into reports and presentations. 24 12 6 4 2 - - Recommended course duration (weeks)
Strengthen solidity:Boost your confidence to even greater heights, effortlessly engage in conversations, and compose reports with ease. 48 24 12 6 4 2 - Recommended course duration (weeks)
Achieve perfection: Refine your style, master the art of discussion, and negotiate at a native-level proficiency. โˆž 48 24 12 6 4 2 Recommended course duration (weeks)

Interested in enhancing your English skills? Enroll now in Sprachcaffe's English course and continue to elevate your language proficiency with us.

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