English is a language that you need to be able to speak. Whether it’s for your work or for your personal life, learning English opens doors and offers you many opportunities.
Knowing how to speak English is one of the most sought after skills by employers (even in France). Moreover, understanding English allows you to access much more data, especially on the Internet, since 80% of the content on the Internet is in English, and it would be a shame to be satisfied with content written in French. English is also very important for travel, whether it’s a one-week trip for vacation, or going to a foreign country for study or to do an internship, if you can speak English, you will always be understood (whether it’s the official language of the country or not).
Finally, being able to feel confident in any country and hold a conversation with anyone is very flattering for you. Because learning is difficult, but once you have mastered the language, it is a great pride to be able to communicate easily with others.
English is the most widely spoken language in the world. It is also the language of international business, the language used for the vast majority of films, series, and books in their original versions. Today, more than ever, it is essential to improve one’s English and to master this language, which has a reputation to be easy to learn.
Moreover, London is, due to its geolocation very close to France, the ideal place to go to improve your English. Whether you are looking for a short stay or a long stay, London will have something to suit all your needs and desires.
London is a multicultural city
Indeed, the British capital is known for being a very open international capital. So, not only will you have the chance to improve your English, but you will also be able to train your comprehension skills by listening to people from all walks of life speak English.
It is also important to note that even though English culture may seem very “stereotypical” in the English countryside, central London has retained all the good and fun aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture. Not to mention the diversity in terms of food that you can discover in this beautiful city.
The different types of stays to choose your English school in London
There are different types of stays and of very different lengths to go to London to learn English in London. It all depends of course on you, your desires, the time you can devote to it, your intentions, your budget…
Short stays in an English school in London
You have the option of coming for a short stay (lasting a week or two). These courses are usually held during the vacations. The purpose of these courses is either to combine the practice of the language with a visit to London and its surroundings, or to prepare for a competitive examination (to enter an English university for example) or an exam (TOEIC, TOEFL, etc…) or simply to improve your grades before a French exam (such as the baccalauréat for example).
Long stays in London in an English school
You can also stay for a longer or shorter period of time.
In the first instance, long stays are usually organized in an English high school or university. For example, you can spend a year in London in one of the many High Schools to obtain your A-Levels.
This can be very interesting for you if you already know that you want to study abroad during your higher education. Indeed, it will be easier for you to get into an English university and to prove your level of English without necessarily having to take another exam (but this depends on the university, so make sure you find out beforehand).
Secondly, you can come for an internship, of varying lengths. The average duration of an internship is 2 to 6 months. As we explained in a previous article, you don’t necessarily have to be a student to have the opportunity to do an internship in a company in London.
Finally, you can simply come for a gap year or after your studies. For a gap year, you can work as an au pair, or in bars, restaurants, or stores, in order to improve your English and have an incredible international experience. During this experience, you will be able to take language classes (either during or before starting a job), so that you will be ready to speak English no matter what job you do.
But no matter how long you stay, the problem remains the same: how to find the language school that will suit you best?
Indeed, on the Internet, there is so much information that it is difficult to make a choice.