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Academic English at THE Language School IN Kenya

ACADEMIC ENGLISH AT LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF KENYA 

This is an academic English course for non-English-speaking international students preparing for university study in the UK and other English speaking countries or any other world-class university where English is the main language of instruction.

The Language School in Kenya now offers Academic English Language Programs tailored for long-term English language training which present the best opportunity for international students from non-English speaking countries who desire study English language for 6 -  12 months. This ensures that they master English language perfectly before they start university studies.

This program is an excellent value for money and a flexible approach to language studies. One can choose from any of our different study options proposed such as the Standard Option (30 hours per month), Intensive Option (40 hours per month) or Immersion Option (100 hours per month). There are no prerequisite requirements.*

STUDENT LIFE AT THE LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN KENYA (ECOLE DE LANGUES DU KENYA)

Language School of Kenya has students from different non-English speaking countries such as Portugal, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Benin Republic, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and even Kenya.This provides an ideal, rich cultural setting for students desiring to pursue education in other countries including Kenya. Students are able to share their different experiences, and this enhances and prepares them well for living, studying or working in a new environment apart from their home.

Benefits of the Academic English Language Program in Kenya

  1. Very affordable tuition fees as compared to other destinations offering similar programs such as South Africa, Cyprus, Europe, etc.
  2. Intake is all year-round.
  3. Small classes with a maximum of 12 students per class, affording each student personalized attention.
  4. Flexible course length lasting at least 24 weeks or longer, thus giving the students enough time to interact and practice English in an enabling environment.
  5. Courses for all levels, from Beginners (A1) to Advanced levels (C1)
  6. Exam preparation – IELTS; TOEFL, Cambridge First, Advanced, and Proficiency; ILEC (on Intensive AYP).
  7. Expert advice on university selection and application in partnership with our international agencies.
  8. Study tours and excursions for every level.
  9. Flexible holiday breaks after completion of every level.
  10. Free internet and online materials for all students.
  11. International network through our agencies abroad.
  12. Affordable and convenient arranged accommodation for international students in our selected apartments in upmarket, high security areas near to the school location.

IELTS

This course is designed to prepare candidates for the Cambridge IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination - essential for entry to most British universities. If you would like to take an IELTS Preparation course as part of this program, we recommend that you do this at the end of your course. This will enable you to get the highest possible score in your IELTS exam. 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY LEVELS

The Standard English course is divided into four levels from basic beginners to advanced learners and the duration to complete each level is indicated as follows according to the European Common Reference Framework for Languages.

Level

Duration

A1 - Beginners

120 Hrs

A2 - Elementary

120 Hrs

B1 - Intermediate

180 Hrs

B2 - Advanced

180 Hrs

C1 – Proficient

250 Hrs

Total duration A1-C1

850 Hrs

 

STUDY OPTIONS AND PAYMENT PLANS FOR ENGLISH CLASSES

Depending on one’s objectives, there are TWO main study options available, tailored to meet the different needs and requirements of our students. They are:

  1. The Complete Immersion Option - which takes a shorter duration to complete. The maximum duration of study is EIGHT (8) months from Beginners (Level A1) to Upper Intermediate is (Level B2).
  2. The Standard Option - which lasts a little longer, but gives the learners more time to interact and perfect their language skills. The maximum duration of study is ONE (1) year from Beginners (Level A1) to Upper Intermediate  (Level B2).

STUDY OPTION

HOURS  PER WEEK

DURATION REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ONE LEVEL

EUROPEAN LEVEL (CEFRL)

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

From A1 to B2

The Standard Option 

15 Hrs per week

8 weeks

8 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

16 weeks

1 YEAR

The Complete Immersion Option

25 Hrs per week

5 weeks

5 weeks

7 weeks

7 weeks

10 weeks

8 MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. THE COMPLETE IMMERSION OPTION

The Immersion Option is very intensive, where students take lessons of upto 25 hours in a week, therefore, this is an accelerated language training program intended to offer one the choice of completing the training in the shortest time possible. Some students, especially the expatriates planning to settle in Kenya, want to complete one level in the shortest time possible. They normally take Immersion programs because it’s designed to achieve just that. The Immersion Option normally takes a maximum of 8 months to complete from level A1 to C1, which is required for university admission in most universities.  

We have in place flexible payment options whichever is convenient for every parent. Some choose to pay in one instalment and enjoy make some 10% saving on the total fees. Some prefer to pay in two instalments. Still others prefer to pay monthly. Further, one can also opt to pay the tuition fees per level. A special tariff applies for students registering as a group. NB: The tuition below does not cover exam fees for IELTS exams and study materials.

  1. Payment Per Level  

Rate per entire level in US$

Level A1

(120 Hrs)

Level A2

(120 Hrs)

Level B1

(180 Hrs)

Level B2

(180 Hrs)

Level C1

(250 Hrs)

1,200

1,200

1,500

1,500

2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Monthly and Annual Payment Plan for Complete Immersion Program

Rate per month

Rate per year

450 US$

5,500 US$

 

2. THE STANDARD OPTION

For others, especially students desiring to pursue academic programs in UK universities and other institutions of higher education in other English speaking countries, they are advised to take the standard option. The Standard Option normally takes a maximum of 15 hours per week and lasts for 1 year to complete from level A1 to C1, which is required for university admission in most universities. This affords the students ample time to practice and interact with the language and attain fluency as required.

We have in place flexible payment options whichever is convenient for every parent. Some choose to pay in one installment and enjoy make some 10% saving on the total fees. Some prefer to pay in two instalments. Still others prefer to pay monthly. Further, one can also opt to pay the tuition fees per level. A special tariff applies for students registering as a group. NB: The tuition below does not cover exam fees for IELTS exams and study materials.

 

  1. Payment Per Level

Rate per entire level in US$

Level A1

(120 Hrs)

Level A2

(120 Hrs)

Level B1

(180 Hrs)

Level B2

(180 Hrs)

Level C1

(250 Hrs)

1,200

1,200

1,500

1,500

2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Monthly and Annual Payment Plan (for resident students):

Rate per month

Rate per year

660 US$

5,750 US$

 

STUDY TOURS / CULTURAL EXCURSIONS AND ORIENTATION

Similarly, we organize educational and cultural excursions for our students and other interested groups and individuals to enrich their learning experience and have a practical experience of the language.

 

EXAMINATIONS

We regularly organize for internal examinations, but we also prepare students for international examinations such DELF/ DALF, which are offered by the Centre international d’études de Paris (CIEP), IELTS, TOEFL, etc. offered by the British Council Nairobi and other international examinations. We normally register our students at Alliance Française for the final examinations with CIEP, and at the British Council for English courses for those who require TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

STUDY MATERIALS

For the course materials, the students are required to buy the recommended materials for themselves before the start of the training. The school may, upon request, help the students to purchase the materials for those students who are busy or having difficulty in acquiring the materials. Study materials cost KSH. 6,500 for English courses. The materials include textbooks, listening CDs, interactive digital platforms and Internet.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

* For international students, the following are the general requirements:

  • An application letter indicating the course applying for.
  • Copies of passport and immigration status and 2 passport size photos.
  • Certified copies of academic certificates.
  • Language Evaluation test results - this is normally done on arrival to attest one's level, (except for beginner students).

An evaluation test will be administered before the commencement of the classes. This is to help in admission into the relevant classes. However, this is not required for beginner students. 

Academic English at the Language School in Kenya

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