Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How can I contact LVC London School of English?

    You can contact LVC London School of English by filling out a “Contact Us” form. Just click on the link and start typing. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

  • What teaching method do you use at LVC?

    We follow the most current EFL methods set out by the British Council. We follow a textbook so that your course has structure, but we try to focus on you the learner as much as possible. If you study at LVC, you will get lots of opportunity to speak, practice, listen to others and improve your read and writing skills. We believe 100% in Learner Autonomy, which means that students will feel like they are really in control of their own learning.

  • Do you have classes in the evenings as well in the mornings and afternoons?

    Absolutely. In fact we're one of the few language schools in London who stay open to nine o'clock at night. Our classes are typically three hours long and start at 9 in the morning.

  • How I can find LVC London School of English?

    You can find us via our handy map in your Google search. We are located 5 minutes by bus from Elephant and Castle Underground Station (about 15 minutes walking).

  • When can I start a course?

    Our courses are 16 weeks long, but you can begin any time you like. Our rolling admissions policy means that you can start in week 1, week 2, week 3, etc. In fact, you can start in the middle of the course if that's more convenient for you. Your teacher will help you to catch up on any lessons you may have missed.

  • Do I need a minimum level of English to study at LVC?

    Absolutely not. At LVC we teach every level, from Beginner to Advanced. You can join at any stage of your English career, even if you are totally new to the language.

  • Do you teach IELTS Preparation?

    Yes, we do. In fact, this is one of our most popular courses. Our expert teachers will give you all the tips and techniques you need to pass your test and get into an English-speaking university.

  • Do you teach online as well as face-to-face classes?

    Yes, we do both. Since the pandemic began back in March 2020, we have been giving online lessons all across the world. Many people prefer face-to-face classes, of course, and we are now back in the classrooms.

  • Will I get a certificate at the end of my course?

    Absolutely! If you want a certificate, please ask at the reception. Our friendly staff will be happy to make one for you. We charge a small printing fee of £30 for each certificate. The quality of the paper is very good!

  • How many hours a week is my course?

    This depends on exactly how much you want to study. We are flexible and can offer you a lot of different possibilities. However, a typical course is 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. Plus, each class includes a 15 minute break. Time for some coffee!

  • Are you open on Saturdays?

    Absolutely! LVC is open every Saturdays from 10:00am to 4pm. On weekdays, we are open from 8:50am to 9pm. Good news for night owls!

  • When is LVC closed?

    We close on bank holidays. Plus, we close for 2 weeks at Christmas.

  • Can you write a confirmation letter for me saying I'm studying English at LVC?

    Sure we can. We charge a £5 fee for letters, but we are very happy to help you. Please give us 24 hours’ notice and we will get it ready.

  • Can I apply for a Student Oyster Card?

    Yes, you can, and you should! The Student Oyster Card will save you heaps of money and let you explore London much more cheaply. If you enrol with us for 14 weeks or more and pay in full, then you can apply for this card. You need your Student ID number (which is on your invoice), or you can ask us at the reception. For more information go to the TFL website.

  • How much does a Student Oyster Card cost?

    It costs £20. What a bargain!

  • Can I use the computers at LVC for free?

    Yes you can. As long as you are a student at LVC there is no charge to use the computers.

  • Do I have to pay for photocopies?

    Yes, you do. We charge 10p for black and white copies, and 75p for colour. Just try not to kill too many trees!

  • Does LVC have free internet?

    Naturally! It’s the 21st Century, after all. All our classrooms have super-fast Internet access and as a student of LVC – it’s free to use! Get studying!

  • How old do I need to be to study at LVC?

    You need to be at least 16 years old to study with us. Unfortunately, we can’t accept anyone under 16 except in pre-arranged groups. However, we do take groups of school children. But, of course, they don’t study with other adults.

  • When do I have to pay for my course?

    You need to pay the full amount before you start your first class.

  • If I have to leave unexpectedly, can I transfer my course to someone else?

    We’re sorry! Unfortunately, you can’t transfer a course from one student to another.

  • Can I borrow books from the library?

    Yes, you can. We charge a £5 deposit which we will give back to you at the end of your course. Obviously, you will need to return all the books you have borrowed.

  • How many students are in each class?

    The maximum number of students in each class is 16.

  • Do I have access to free medical help while I am in the UK?

    We recommend that you buy travel insurance before you come to the UK. Many students who are studying for a short amount of time are not able to get free hospital treatment. That’s why it is best to buy medical insurance before starting your course. For more information click here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/238/contents/made

  • Still unsure?

    Maybe we did not answer your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If not, why not send us a message? Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. We will get back to you very soon!

  • General English 2 days per week 4 hours

    Study General English twice a week. (Twice = 2 days per week). This option is great for anyone who has a busy schedule but wants to keep studying. Maybe you have a demanding job, or you have kids to take care of. If so, then just two classes a week, two hours per class, is ideal. £44

  • General English 2 days per week 6 hours

    Study General English twice a week. (Twice = 2 days per week). This option is great for anyone who has a busy schedule but wants to keep studying. If so, then just two classes a week, three hours per class, is ideal. £66

  • General English 3 days per week 6 hours

    Study General English three times a week. This option is great for someone who has a more flexible schedule and wants to study in between shifts. If that person is you, then three classes a week is a great combination. Two hours per class: £63

  • General English 3 days per week 9 hours

    Study General English three times a week. This option is great for someone who has a more flexible schedule and wants to study in between shifts. If that person is you, then three classes a week is a great combination. Three hours per class: £95

  • General English 5 days per week 10 hours

    Study General English five times a week. The Big Kahuna Burger of English Classes. This is intensive, five days a week and only for the Serious! Practice every day, immerse yourself in English, and you are on your way to becoming a master of the language. Two hours per class: £90

  • General English 5 days per week 15 hours

    Study General English five times a week. The Big Kahuna Burger of English Classes. This is intensive, five days a week and only for the Serious! Practice every day, immerse yourself in English, and you are on your way to becoming a master of the language. Three hours per class: £125

  • IELTS Preparation

    Our IELTS preparation course helps you to get ready for your exam. By the time you complete your IELTS preparation course, you will feel ready to go into the exam centre and take the next step towards your future. Three hours per class, three times per week: £95. Three hours per class, five times per week: £125

  • C1 Advanced (Cambridge CAE)

    Our C1 Advanced course is one of the highest levels you can study. In fact, it is very close to true fluency in English. It shows you have great language skills, fluency in speaking, an excellent vocabulary and a great ear for the sound of English. Three hours per class, three times per week: £95. Three hours per class, five times per week: £125

  • B2 First (Cambridge FCE)

    Our B2 First course is a high level exam in the Upper Intermediate range. It is the bridge between lower levels and the advanced certificate. In fact, B2 shows that you have a strongly competent level of English. It shows you have strong language skills, fluency in speaking, a good vocabulary and a solid sense of the sound of English. Three hours per class, three times per week: £95. Three hours per class, five times per week: £125

  • Trinity B1 SELT – ISE I

    Are you a skilled worker, or maybe work in health care or are just a student? If so, this course is for you. At LVC we help you prepare for your B1 test as part of your visa application process. Three hours per class, three times per week: £95

  • Intensive English Course

    If you want to improve your skills in a short space of time, then Intensive English is the course for you! While our general English course is 15 hours per week, our Intensive English course is between 21 – 30 hours. Prices begin at £180

  • One-to-One English Tuition

    One-to-one English tuition is one of the best ways to improve your language skills. Your teacher can focus 100% on your specific needs and can really help you to progress. Prices begin at £45 per hour. At 10 hours the prices goes down to £40 per hour.

  • Business English

    Business English is perfect for professionals. For example, people who work in finance, insurance, marketing or pensions will all benefit from studying this kind of English. Maybe you need to give presentations, or maybe you need to join in a conference or video call. Three hours per class, three times per week: £95

  • English Maths and Science (KS and GCSE)

    Our English, Maths and Science tuition at LVC School of English is perfect for young learners up to 16 years old. We offer KS1 classes and go right up to KS3. After this, your child can continue to hone their GCSE skills with us, too! Two hours per class, four times per month: £117. Three hours per class, four times per month: £152

  • 11+ Exam Preparation

    Our 11+ exam preparation course at LVC School of English is perfect for young learners who want to attend grammar school or an independent school. Our 11+ exam preparation course helps with English, Maths and Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning. Two hours per class, four times per month: £117. Three hours per class, four times per month: £152

  • Life in the UK Preparation Course

    Our Life in the UK Preparation Course gets you ready for your LUK exam. We help you to learn all about British history, culture and politics in just five days. What's more, we have a 94% pass rate! By the time you finish, you will feel confident about taking your exam. £195 for five days, three hours per day.

  • If I miss paid classes, can I get them back?

    You can contact a school by filling out a “Contact Us” form. This form can be found to the right of both the institute and education program profiles and also at the bottom of these profiles.

  • If I pay month by month, I could get a 10% discount

    Only you can answer this question. However, we have some excellent resources to help you make the best decision. Take our "Where Should I Study Abroad?" quiz or read our country guides for an in-depth look at studying in specific countries.

  • I can get my money back if I change my mind to take the course?

    You can find programs through our Find Education search tool. You can select the category you’d like to study, such as hospitality or business; the place where you’d like to study, whether a certain country or city; and/or the type of program, such as Bachelor or Master.

  • I could pay by card?

    Locating schools to study is exactly the same as finding an education program (see above question). Once the search results appear, click on the "Institutes" tab to view the institutes, or use our Find Schools search tool.

  • Could I pay through the website?

    Every school and program has different admission requirements for accepting students. These requirements can often be found on the program profiles. If you’d like more information or if the information is missing, submit a “Request Information” form to contact the institute directly.