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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.

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)*
  • 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.

Core skills

Develop fluency across the four core skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
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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)
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"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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