The London Language Centre has so much to offer
Learn English where it is spoken, experience London and meet people in London. We can help you organize accommodation and work in London. We have many social activities and excursions in the UK.
Guide to living in London:
You should need about £45-75 weekly. This will cover travel, lunch and other things you may need to buy.
The cost of accommodation always depends on the area, size and quality. A decent standard of accommodation is usually at least £165 a week or more. If you would like us to arrange your accommodation or travel before you arrive, please tell us.
Getting a Student Visa: Non-EU students only
For a student Visa you will need to be issued a confirmation of acceptance to study. We cannot provide this so we cannot assist you in applying for a Visa. Although, there is no such thing as illegal studying, it is the students responsibility to check that they are legally allowed to study in the UK. We do accept students who have tourist visas or work visas.
Working in London:
As a full time student you are permitted to work. You will need a national insurance number which is easily available from the department for work and pensions. If you are from Romania of Bulgaria you may need to apply for a work permit or yellow card.
Opening a bank account:
The law has recently been changed to make it more difficult for international students to open bank accounts. The School can help you to open a bank account. We have information packs on this available at the school. The four main high street banks are Barclay's, HSBC, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland. To open an account you will need to show proof of ID, such as a passport or driving license and proof of address such as a bill or bank statement. We can help you to open a bank account and provide a reference letter when you arrive in the United Kingdom.
The best way to travel is by bike or public transport. Used bikes are available at a low cost and you can sell them on when you leave. For public transport always use Transport for London oyster cards as they save you money. We can help you to get a student discount on London travel depending on whether your course qualifies for it.
Registering with a doctor is sensible if you will be staying for more than 12 weeks. If you are from outside the EU you may have to pay for any medical care. For EU citizens medical care is usually free. We can offer help and advice on how to do this at the school.
When you arrive in London ask us for a new to London pack - we can give you everything to get you started such as free UK SIM cards, travel maps and guide to London.
we strongly recommend that you take out insurance for your tripInternational Student Discount card
this will give you discounts in many places and countries
|The London Language Centre offers:|
- Free discount UK mobile phone SIM card
- Free WIFI connection and Internet from the main school centre
- Regular Excursions in London and The United Kingdom
- Bookshop, CDís, DVDís and resources
- Help with accommodation
- TV lounge, with many of the international channels
- 24 hour help and support from the Centre