English with time to explore

The Compact Course is our most flexible course.

With 3 hours of lessons each day you are free to explore your new city with new friends.

You can start your Compact Course online before you join us in school. The content and schedule will be the same.

This course is perfect if you want to:
  • Quickly improve your overall English skills 
  • Have plenty of free time for fun and adventure

The essentials

Key facts

  • Available in: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Bournemouth, Brighton, London and Oxford
  • Start dates: Every Monday (first Monday of each month for beginners)
  • Length: Minimum 2 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 20 (15 hours)*
  • Minimum entry level: Kings Level 1 (Beginner)
  • Class size: UK: max 14; US: max 15
  • Minimum age: 16

*Course includes 3 hours of additional guided study in the USA.

*Please note that this course can be started online with the same schedule and content as above.*

Core skills

Develop fluency across the four core skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
More about core skills

Other skills

Study skills

  • Note taking
  • Research skills
  • Time management
  • Dictionary work

Learner autonomy

  • Cultural and personal development
  • Understanding cultural difference and similarity
  • Working with others
  • Presenting an argument

Great value: from just $380 / £230 per week

All this is included in your course price:

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation, and progress tests
  • Teaching materials and use of coursebook
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
  • Wireless internet in the school
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
"The first part of the lesson was about grammar and vocabulary, the second part was about speaking and listening. I really enjoyed the speaking and listening part, we socialised and we had so much fun trying to do speeches about every kind of topics."

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The Kings Admissions Team