Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are a prospective student, a current learner, or simply curious about our programs, this page addresses common questions and provides the resources you need to make informed decisions on your language-learning journey.

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You can pay by bank transfer, or online via Studypay. It is also possible to pay via CC in person or over the phone.

When we have booked your course, we will then send out a booking confirmation and request a deposit payment of £500. When we have received the deposit payment, we will then issue visa support documentation which you can take with you to your visa appointment.

The minimum course duration is 1 week, and there is no maximum length.

You can start most courses in any week of the year.

All of our courses begin on a Monday and finish on a Friday. Closed Groups, please enquire.

IELTS Courses are run regularly – please contact us for details.

We will close on Friday 20th December 2024, for 2 weeks.

English in York is open on all other public holidays throughout the year.

We normally advise that students try to arrive at their Homestays the weekend before their course begins, however we can be flexible if we have enough notice.

The closest airport to York is Leeds/Bradford airport, however Manchester International airport is also very close, has multiple flight connections and has easier transport links to York.

We can arrange taxi transfers to and from the airport. The price for a transfer from Leeds/Bradford is £85 (each way) and from Manchester International is £160 (each way).

We are an adult only school, and the minimum age is 16 years old (with parental consent).

We do not accept beginners on our group courses, we accept students from Elementary upwards. Any student with a beginner level of English would need to take a one-to-one course.

A weekly bus pass in York is £18.

What's included in my fees?

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are available at an additional charge. We strongly recommend that all students under 18 book the transfer service. Students should contact the booking office with full flight information in order to reserve a taxi.

Placement test

Students are asked to complete the placement test at least two weeks before you arrive. This helps us check your English level and plan classes.

Welcome meeting and induction

This includes registration, security, health and safety, introduction to staff and other helpful information.

Help with opening a UK-based bank account

If you are studying for over 6 months, you may want to open a UK bank account. We will make an appointment and take you to the bank if you need us to.

International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

Longer-term students may want to buy an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). You can order these from for £12 – £15. Benefits include discounts on local attraction entrance fees. Please ask at reception for help.

Course materials

All materials for lessons are provided, including textbooks if needed.

Quality instruction

A positive learning environment is guaranteed! We use a variety of teaching techniques and resources.

Continuous assessment

There are weekly progress tests with feedback from your tutor.

Academic supervision

Regular tutorials and reports are available for long-term students.

Exam advice and bookings 

We are not an examination test centre, but we are happy to offer advice and assistance. If you book an exam, you will pay the exam fee to the test centre.

End of course certificate

This will state the course name, dates of study and the level of your programme.

Wireless internet access 

We will give you the wifi password when you arrive. 

Book lending library

Please ask the Assistant Director of Studies for help if you would like to borrow a book.

Meals and refreshments

Students buy their own lunch. Water is free in school. You can buy a hot drink in the coffee lounge.

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