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									English Language Courses For Adults

English Language Courses For Adults
                        About Us

                 The English Language Adventure School (ELAS UK)

                 The English Language Adventure School (ELAS UK) was established in 2006. The school has attained
                 full accreditation from the British Council for it’s summer school, and is a member of English UK. The school is
                 also a registered centre for Leadership Training. ELAS UK employs qualified and experienced teachers in order
                 to maintain good standards of teaching and learning.

                 ELAS UK provides all year round English language tuition at three UK centres; London, Luton and Leicester. We
                 pride ourselves in teaching English to foreign students using a variety of modern methods and approaches. With
                 a wealth of experience and a highly qualified team of staff, we provide a range of English language programmes
                 to suit the needs of students.

                 The Directors behind the English Language Adventure School are members of the highly successfully Ethnic
                 Minority Training Project (EMTP). The project has been commended by UK governmental bodies, the
                 European Union, national newspapers, national television and BBC radio. The EMTP was inspected by the
                 Governments Adult Learning Inspectorate and received a Grade One ‘Outstanding’ in all aspects of our work,
                 (see appraisals section – www.elasuk.com/adults/testimonials.html
                                                                    English Language Courses For Adults
ELAS UK is situated at 3 locations in the UK. The London and Luton centres provide all year round English courses. The Leicester centre
only runs a summer program from July to August (4, 6 or 8 weeks) combining English Language with sports and adventure activities,
Academic English and One to One English.
  LONDON - ELAS UK London Centre is based at the London Business Academy situated on Turnpike Lane, North London in the borough
  of Haringey. London Haringey is famous for its literary connections such as Sir John Betjeman, who lived in West Hill as a child and also Karl Marx
  who is buried in nearby Highgate Cemetery. In the Western half of the borough stands Alexandra Palace, the last great Victorian exhibition space
  in Europe and the birth place of television. It boasts panoramic views over London and plays host too many major annual events. The Parkland
  Walk links Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park, famous for its annual open air events.
  The Haringey borough features many sites of historical interest and a vast variety of entertainment and leisure centres. It also features many
  restaurants and cafe’s providing European, Asian, African, Middle East and Far East cuisine. There are many shops to suit all tastes and needs. Local
  public transport provides a regular bus service and the Turnpike Tube Station is only minutes away from the centre.
  ELAS UK provides its full range of courses at its London Centre, (see courses section).

  LUTON - ELAS UK Luton Centre is situated at Britannia House Business Centre on Leagrave Rd. This is the site of ELAS UK’s main
  English language centre and Head Office. Luton is situated in the County of Bedfordshire and is 25 minutes away from London by train. Luton has
  a cosmopolitan mix of people living in the town. Luton features a variety of entertainment and leisure centres. It also has an international variety of
  restaurants and cafe’s to suit all tastes from around the world. Luton is also surrounded by many sites of historical interest. The University of
  Bedfordshire is situated in the town and has a high intake of international students every year.
  Local transport runs a regular bus service and London is only 25 minutes away by train. The ‘London, Luton International Airport’ is ideally
  placed on the outskirts of the town and provides flights to many national and international destinations.
  ELAS UK provides its full range of courses at its Luton Centre, (see courses section).

  LEICESTER - ELAS UK Leicester Centre is based at University of Leicester; Oadby Campus. The University of Leicester is a leading
  UK university that delivers high quality research and inspirational teaching. Leicester is the Times Higher Education's University of the Year for 2008-
  9. The University is ranked 12th out of Britain's 123 universities, Leicester features prominently amongst the world's top 200 institutions. This
  location is solely used for ELAS UK’s summer program which runs from July to August for 8 weeks. The Leicester centre offers General English at
  all levels, One-to-One English and Academic English. These courses are combined with an exciting sports and adventure activities program that
  includes outdoor and indoor activities such as camping, white water rafting, go-karting, horse riding, climbing, etc... We also provide sightseeing
  trips to London and other historic places of interest.

  For more details please check the ELAS UK website; www.elasuk.com
English Language Courses For Adults
         At ELAS UK, we run full time English Language courses for students of all ages (minimum age 16), all year round. You can
         enrol at any time and start any Monday.

         Our methods and approach to teaching English are designed to help students develop their language skills in order to be able to
         communicate effectively in an English speaking environment. Our lessons are based around topics which incorporate the basic skills of
         speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our teachers use modern course books and audio-visual material. Every effort is made to make
         your learning experience at ELAS UK both varied and exciting. Learner centred teaching is recognised as the most effective way to learn
         languages. The Director of Studies guides all teachers in focussing on each individual’s language needs. Teaching includes all aspects of the
         English language such as grammar, functions, phonology and vocabulary. We use interesting classroom activities carried out through pair
         and group work to encourage interaction and to motivate students.

          Class times - Lessons start at 9.00am Monday to Friday. Each lesson runs for approximately 1 hour and takes place from 9.00am to
          12.15pm (morning session) and 1.30pm to 4.45pm (afternoon session). There is a 15 minute break in the middle of each session. Full
          time English courses are 15 class hours per week, but students can add extra hours onto their program at an additional cost. Students
          can be doing a full time General English course and also do extra study towards an exam e.g. IELTS or Cambridge exam.

                         All courses at our Leicester site are accredited by the British Council.

          General English - You can study English at five different English language levels, ranging from elementary through to advance level and
          you can start your classes on any Monday. These are good all-round courses to give a basic knowledge of English or to improve on
          skills that are already present.

          IELTS - IELTS is for students who wish to have their level of English tested for university entrance. IELTS is usually required for entry
          to UK colleges and universities and it tests the complete range of English language skills.
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                                                                                     Courses (Cont.)
Cambridge ESOL Exams - These courses enable you to work towards a range of internationally recognised
Cambridge ESOL qualifications at 3 levels, from upper intermediate to proficiency. Cambridge examinations in
English are known all over the world and are recognised by employers and institutions in many countries. As the
examinations cover the four language skills, i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing, they indicate the ability of
the certificate holder to communicate effectively in English. We offer courses using relevant course materials, and
extra homework help is available to practice for the exams.

Cambridge ESOL Exam Levels
Upper Immediate - First Certificate in English (FCE). This course is ideal if you can deal confidently with a
range of written and spoken communications.
Advanced Level - Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). This course is for students who can communicate
with confidence in English for work or study purposes.
Very Advanced Level - Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). This course is for students who have
achieved a high level of language skills and are able to function effectively in almost any English-speaking context.

Business English (BEC) - This course is for students who wish to improve their English language skills for a
career in business or if you are already working within a business environment. The ELAS Business English option
covers exam preparation for the Cambridge Business English Certificates (BEC). These exams are at 3 levels;
Preliminary, Vantage and Higher.

Academic English - The English for Academic Purposes is available throughout the summer and designed for
students preparing for University entry in autumn. This English course can be started on any Monday in July,
August or September for a period of 4 to 12 weeks.

Initially, most foreign students find studying at a British University difficult to cope with due to the difference in
style of teaching compared to their country of origin. The English for Academic Purposes course will enable
students to make progress quickly, and effectively adjust to the new ways of teaching found in UK universities.

One-to-One English - Our one-to-one English Language Courses are ideal for students who wish to learn
English in England for specific purposes, e.g. business, finance or law. The one-to-one courses are also suitable
for students who just want extra personal tuition to enhance their learning.

All courses will run subject to minimum student numbers.
                    English Language Courses For Adults
                                                                Student Services
                       Passports and visas
                       Once you have completed an enrolment form for your course and paid your fees in full we can send you a Letter of Acceptance which will help you obtain
                       a visa, should you need one to study in the UK. If you need to extend your permission to stay in England in order to continue studying at the School for
                       a longer period, you will need to apply for a visa extension.

                       London and Luton - The accommodation agencies with which we cooperate will be pleased to arrange accommodation for you in London and Luton.
                       All our accommodation is carefully chosen, visited and monitored by the accommodation agents to ensure that standards are maintained and to make sure
                       you will be comfortable and happy. The accommodation agency and our staff will do their best to find accommodation for you at short notice, but you
                       should book accommodation at least four weeks before the date of your arrival.
                       Leicester - The accommodation at University of Leicester during the summer program will be located at Oadby Campus. Students will be allocated their
                       own private furnished rooms within the ‘Digby Hall’ of Residence. This is a very good standard of accommodation with shared toilets and bathrooms.
                       There is an option subject to availability where ELAS UK can provide en-suite single rooms at an additional cost.
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                       Airport Transfer
                       We can arrange for you to be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation.
                       Please note:
                       • For airport transfers please refer to website
                       • To book an airport transfer, please indicate on the application form which airport you would like to be collected from

Student accomodation
Student accomodation   Once a full student visa has been obtained (if you need one), you are allowed to work and you do not need a work permit, but there is a limit on the
                       number of hours you are allowed to work during term time. If you do not require a visa there is no limit on the number of hours you are allowed to work.

                       Personal bank accounts
                       We are happy to provide a Letter of Introduction to assist you in opening your own personal bank account in the UK. There is a nominal fee for this service of £5.

                       Personal mails and faxes
                       Whilst studying with us you can use the School address to receive personal mail. In addition you can send and receive faxes from the School offices at a
  Britannia House
  Britannia House      fee. Please note we are unable to accept registered or recorded delivery on your behalf and cannot be held responsible for any mail which is mislaid.
                                                           English Language Courses For Adults
                                                                     Student Services (Cont.)
Internet Access
There is free internet access to all students at our Centres. The Luton centre also provides Wi-Fi access.

Insurance and personal security
We advise you to insure your personal possessions and to arrange insurance against accident and loss before you come to England. Once in the UK we
can advise you on personal safety. We also strongly recommended you have private medical insurance cover. You can purchase insurance cover from our
web site: www.elasuk.com

Students should advise the School Administrator of any medication they are currently taking and inform ELAS UK staff of any medical conditions which               London Eye
might preclude them from participating in specific activities. Students should ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover any medical emergencies
that may occur. If you need to see a doctor, ELAS UK can arrange an appointment for you as a “Temporary Resident”, however you may be charged for
this (depending on government reciprocal agreements). If you need hospitalization, you will be treated at a NHS hospital but again you must ensure you
have adequate insurance to cover any medical expenses. Our School Administrator will assist you in making appointments with doctors or dentists if you
need treatment during your stay. If you are not a national of an EU country or a country which has a reciprocal health agreement with Britain, you may
have to pay for medical treatment in Britain.

Certificates and reports
At the end of your course you will receive a Certificate of Achievement and Attendance provided you have attended classes regularly. This Certificate states
how long you have studied and what level you have reached at the end of your course. Regular progress tests are administered with teacher feedback to
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help you with your studies.

International student card
You can apply for an International Student Card (ISIC) which can be used to obtain discounts for travel and when you buy goods from certain shops. There
is a charge of £9 for this. For further details see www.isiccard.com/get_it_now.asp

                                                                                                                                                                Luton Town Hall
           English Language Adventure School UK
                           Suite 8B (iv)
                         Britannia House
                          Leagrave Road
                     United Kingdom LU3 1RJ

                 Phone : 00 44 (0)1582 724647
                 Tel/Fax : 00 44 (0)1582 724654
                     Email: info@elasuk.com



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