On your first day you will have a written and spoken test to assess your level of English. We also discuss with you what you hope to improve when studying at the school.
Lessons at all levels focus on grammar, vocabulary, accuracy, fluency and pronunciation. To ensure you have a balanced timetable, you will also focus on reading, listening, speaking and writing.
Most practice of grammar and vocabulary in the classroom is done in pairs and small groups so you can become more confident when speaking English.
Afternoon classes focus mostly on fluency, practising what has been covered in the morning.
Progress and assessment
You will have regular tutorials and tests to measure your progress, plus your teacher will set homework. You will also receive guidance on how to use personal study time to improve your English outside the classroom.
If you would like extra help with your English, one-to-one classes are available.
The St Peter’s School of English certificate, stating the level of proficiency, is given to all students who complete their course satisfactorily.
All students must buy the coursebook for their level or pay a deposit to borrow a book. The cost of a coursebook is not included in the fees. Books cost £25 and are available from our office. If you borrow a book, your deposit is returned to you if the book is in a satisfactory condition. You will be advised which book to buy by your teacher.
We offer such Visa support according to the guidance of the UK Border Agency.
Visa legislation can change frequently so to see which visa you might need, please see our visa page here.
Canterbury is statistically one of the UK’s safest cities, but travel insurance is highly recommended for groups and individuals.