London - Gothic Grandeur on the Thames
Traveling time: 1 or 2 weeks - 17.09. to 30.09., 22.10. to 04.11. and 05.11. to 18.11.
Welcome to the many faces of London! Here you can still find the red telephone boxes as traditional double-decker buses drive by and Big Ben strikes the hour for all Londoners to hear. But there‘s more to the pride of Britannia than that: high tech, hustle and bustle, and style are all integral parts of London’s fabric.
London is a megacity with influences from all over the world. The mother of all metropolises is enriched almost daily by a new attraction. Not that there’s not enough tradition to keep you busy. We will take you on a journey where good old English traditions come to life and you will experience London from a new angle.
Follow the traces of Sherlock Holmes into Baker Street or watch William Shakespeare’s timeless stories come to life in the Globe.
And, as your trip comes to an end, perhaps you’ll enjoy the revered musical "Beautiful - The Carole Kings", or chat to locals at the pub, or perhaps you will notice that your stay with Sprachcaffe has really all been about "learning English".
School & Course
Language School in London
- Central location in West London borough of Ealing
- Professional teachers
- Well equipped classrooms
- Countless recreational and sightseeing opportunities
- Officially recognized by:
The Sprachcaffe School is situated in a Victorian era building in the heart of Ealing, a typical London suburb. The school's design has the typical British charm that one envisages when thinking of Britain. The area surrounding the school boasts the hustle and bustle of daily city life with quiet side streets and parks where you can relax, unwind and reflect on the day’s lessons as well as the excitement of your adventures. Enjoy a quintessential speciality in one of London’s many English pubs and restaurants or simply spend a little while interacting with your hosts at your homestay to gain the ultimate language practice in an informal atmosphere.
The residential apartment is right next to the school. Our school is situated right between London Heathrow Airport and central London, and both can be reached with a short 20 minute train ride.
- 9 classrooms
- A reception area
- A small outdoor seating area
- A common room and students’ areas for recreational use or study purposes
- A collection of self-study books
- Free internet access
- Activity programs and weekly events (some at extra cost)
Classes are limited to 15 students per class to ensure a student-centered learning experience with knowledgeable and skilled English language teachers.
20 lessons a week is just the right amount to refresh your grammar and vocabulary, while leaving time in the afternoons and evenings for our culture program. Our teachers will attend to your individual needs and use lively, but also long-lasting, teaching methods!
|Lessons Per Week*||Minimum Duration||Group size||More Info|
|Part-time Course||10||1 week||max 15||More Info|
|Standard Course||20||1 week||max 15||More Info|
* 1 lesson = 45 minutes. Course material can be bought or rented from the school for a small price.
In London you can choose between a 3-star and 4-star hotel. The typical English houses make everyone feel at home with their comfort and their proximity to many important landmarks. The language school is also only 10 minutes away by foot from either accommodation and you’ll get to enjoy a lavish English breakfast buffet which will please even the most discerning foodie.
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel ****
The 4-star Double Tree Hotel by Hilton is in the London district of Ealing, just 5 minutes’ walk from the language school. And, with public transport, it’s just a short 20 minute ride to central London. Each stylishly furnished and air-conditioned room also comes with its own private bathroom, a coffee machine, a mini fridge and a safe. The rich breakfast buffet will enable you to refuel each morning for the language course and cultural program. London Heathrow Airport is within half an hour by public transport.
Premier Inn Hotel ***
Also in Ealing, at the edge of downtown London, the 3-star Premier Inn Hotel is just 10 minutes’ walk from the language school. It only takes about half an hour to get to central London by tube. Each pleasant and spacious room comes with air-conditioning, a flat screen TV and its own bathroom, usually with a bathtub. Additionally, each room has access to free Wi-Fi. In the mornings you’ll get to choose between typical English and continental breakfast.
|Accommodation||Rooms||Board||Facilities||Distance from School|
|Hotel||or||Breakfast||En-suite bathroom, air conditioning, TV, free WiFi||10 minutes by foot|
On Sunday you'll arrive at Heathrow airport before making your way to the hotel. Check in and make yourself comfortable.
Your course starts in the morning. You'll polish up your English skills in a small group. And they'll be needed! After a small and relaxed icebreaker session and champagne reception we'll set off on a discovery tour.
To make it easier for you to find your way around, we'll be happy to show you the city in the afternoon and give you our insider tips on what to discover and try out. First we'll join you on a boat tour to Greenwich, where we'll visit the Royal Observatory there and finally round the evening off with a guided walking tour through downtown London.
Tower Bridge is the most famous bridge in England and offers spectacular views across London. However, in order to find out more about the inner workings of the building, we'll visit the Victorian era machine rooms as part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition.
When on the trail of English traditions, the National Gallery is a must. In one of the most famous art collections in the world, we'll share treasures from the 13th to the 19th centuries with you.
On Thursday we'll follow William Shakespeare's footsteps on a visit to the Globe Theater. On the exhibition tour, the world of Shakespeare's colorful stories comes to life.
One of the main highlights awaits you on the weekend. The oldest parts of English history are visible at Stonehenge. And the same day we'll visit the beautiful small city of Bath, famous for its Roman baths.
It's Sunday and after so many different impressions, you've earned a day off. Stroll through central London, go for a spin on the London Eye or go shopping in the city. When else will you get time to do whatever you want in swinging London?!
Your English lessons will finish just before tea time. We'll go to Fortnum & Mason, one of England's oldest and most famous tea houses.
In England every child knows about his adventures and he's popular among the Sprachcaffe staff too: Sherlock Holmes. You'll be hot on his heels when we visit his apartment on Baker Street.
London was once not only the center of England, but also the capital of an empire. It is not surprising that treasures and relics from around the world have been collected in the British Museum. With fascinating exhibits, from Egyptian mummies to Moai from Easter Island, you'll be truly amazed - guaranteed.
Not far from our school is the green oasis of Hyde Park. We'll take a stroll through the park and on to Harrods, London's most famous department store and one of the most illustrious, largest and most exclusive in the world.
On Friday evening your English comprehension will be put to the test - we're going to end the trip with class and discover the musical world of the '40s. Tonight's musical is "Five Guys Named Moe".
Time to pack your suitcase. If you wish, we'll be happy to bring you to the airport on time.
Prices & Information
Number of participants and language level:
- On the culture program, we put together groups of up to 10 people. Travel individually and make new contacts when you get here.
- In the classroom there are 15 people maximum per course. Depending on your language level, you could also be taught with regular language travelers.
- For the culture program, we recommend a language level between A2 and C1.
- Should, contrary to expectations, not enough participants register for the culture program, Sprachcaffe will offer you private tuition or a shortened program.
The price offer includes: a 2 week language course of 20 x 45 minutes per week; accommodation in a single room in the 3*** hotel described with breakfast and the culture program as described. Hotel and leisure program subject to availability, subject to short notice alterations. At an additional charge, you can, for example, choose the 4**** hotel, another course, and/or book airport transfers.