Welcome to Stanton School of English
Our main school, Stanton School Morwell Street, is located in the centre of London, about three minutes from Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road.
We pride ourselves in being able to provide high standards of professionalism at reasonable prices, while offering a wide range of courses, cultural and social activities and facilities.
At Stanton there is continuous reinvestment in a programme of development for the benefit of staff and students. This has been our policy since the School's foundation in 1973.
Our second school, Stanton School Queensway, is located in Bayswater, one of the liveliest areas of West Central London.
Stanton School is accredited by the British Council and is a member of ARELS., the Association of Recognised English Language Services.
Full use is made of audio-visual equipment, including video. Both schools have soundproofed self-access language laboratories. Our main school in Morwell Street also has self-access Internet facilities.
We are a large school with an average of 700 students enrolled at any one time, rising to 900 during the Summer. Our students come from all over the world. The main features of Stanton School are its surprisingly low tuition fees and its clean and modern environment.
With over 40 highly qualified, motivated and experienced staff all working to make your stay in Britain an enjoyable and profitable experience, you will always remember your time at Stanton.
At Stanton School there are essentially two kinds of general English classes - 'normal' and 'practice':
In the Normal classes:
- all teachers are fully-qualified graduates and holders of RSA/Cambridge CTEFLA or the Cambridge/RSA CELTA or the more advanced RSA/Cambridge DipTEFLA or the Cambridge/RSA DELTA
- maximum class sizes are: 14 for Mornings, 16 for Lunchtimes and Afternoons
- your progress is continually monitored and you are tested every four weeks to enable you to move to a higher level. In normal classes there are 13 different levels, ranging from beginners to proficiency level
- it is possible to use the language laboratory any time from 9am till 8:30pm
The Practice Classes are cheaper because:
- Practice classes are offered in association with Stanton Teacher Training Courses, our non-profit training organisation. The classes are taught by a variety of teachers: some of them are teacher trainees studying for their Cambridge /RSA Certificates in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge /RSA CELTA). All teaching-practice sessions are under the supervision of course trainers who are experienced teachers of English. Others are full-time Stanton teachers
- they are larger, with a maximum of 22 students in each class
- there are only four or five different levels at any one time
- it is not possible to use the self-access language laboratory
- there are no regular monthly tests
- they do not include specific preparation for the Cambridge examinations
In both 'practice' and 'normal' classes:
- the direct method is used, so that students speak English from the start. Each 3-hour session concentrates on understanding and grammar with one teacher, and conversational skills with another. This is the same for practice classes
- teaching facilities include a language laboratory, cassettes, video and overhead projectors
- when you arrive at Stanton School you take an initial placement test and then an interview to establish your level
- certificates are issued at the end of both courses showing the period studied and the level attained
- fees include all tuition, audio-visual material, club activities (except entrance tickets), orientation material, interim reports, Certificates of Studies, etc. Textbooks are not included.
- courses may be reserved to begin on any Monday (except Public Holidays) - please reserve to begin on the Tuesday in a week with a public Holiday on the Monday.
Information about the Cambridge Examination Courses
First Certificate (FCE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE), Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Our 12-week Examination Classes run twice a year, starting in March and September.
You cannot enter an Examination Class until you have:
1. taken and passed the Hurdle Test
2. registered for the exam
3. paid for the exam and the class in full.
Teacher Training Courses
We offer 3 types of Teacher Training Courses:
1. TWO-WEEK TEACHER TRAINING COURSE (NON NATIVE TEACHERS)
2. CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING TO ADULTS (CELTA)
3. CAMBRIDGE DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING TO ADULTS (DELTA)
1. TWO-WEEK TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
|LOCATION||Stanton School of English (two locations)|
|HOURS PER WEEK||20 hours minimum|
|NO. OF TRAINEES||Maximum number of 16|
|COURSE PARTICIPANTS||Elementary or secondary school teachers of English|
|MINIMUM ENGLISH LEVEL||Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)|
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
This 2 week course is similar in structure to the longer 4 week Cambridge CELTA course for native speakers of English.
The course has been adapted to the needs of non-native speakers of English.
In the Language Learning section students will work on their grammatical awareness and how to make their lessons more communicative. The methodology area will focus on classroom management, making your own materials, using a course book in class and regular observation of classes.
At the end of the course the trainees will be given a Stanton Teacher Training Report and a grading based on their performance throughout the course.
When applying make sure to enclose:
- The fully completed Application form
- Your cheque for 100 GBP initial deposit, or full details of a credit card we can debit for this amount.
- On receiving your application form, we will send you a Letter of Enrolment which you may use as part of the visa application, if necessary for your entry into the UK.
- Payment of the balance of fees is due no later than the first day of your 2-week Teacher Training Programme course.
2. CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING TO ADULTS (CELTA)
The CELTA Teacher Training Course is an intensive four-week programme for those wishing to prepare for a career in English Language Teaching to adults. COURSE PARTICIPANTS
Participants would normally be university graduates or teachers qualified in another subject, with little or no experience of ELT. The course is also suitable for teachers with some experience of ELT but having had no formal training.
The course aims to develop:
- Practical awareness of:
Learners' cultural and individual needs, approaches to learning difficulties, motivation of adult learners.
Linguistic form, function and meaning appreciation of structure and function principles of selection and grading effects of subject matter and content importance of phonology.
- Practical ability in:
Classroom Management and Lesson Planning, arranging the physical environment appropriately, planning individual lessons and series of lessons.
- Developing students' skills:
Reading, listening, speaking, writing, integrating these four skills, selecting appropriate materials, having the ability to use a wide range of techniques to this end.
Stanton Teacher Training will issue a graded certificate of attendance and performance within a month of the conclusion of the course, and successful participants will be awarded the Cambridge/RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge CELTA)
FEES AND ENROLMENT
Fees for the CELTA Training Course in 2003 are 698.00 GBP including theCambridge registration fee. The enclosed application form should be sent to the centre with an initial deposit of 100 GBP. After a Language Awareness Test and interview (allow two hours for this), successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance. The balance payable must be received by the school within 10 working days of the date on the letter of acceptance. Successful applicants failing to respond within this period will forfeit their deposit. Deposits of unsuccessful applicants will be refunded in full.
Cambridge/ RSA CELTA Courses in 2003
|27th January 2003||21st February 2003|
|17th March 2003||11th April 2003|
|28th April 2003||23rd May 2003|
|2nd June 2003||27th June 2003|
|30th June 2003||25th July 2003|
|28th July 2003||22nd August 2003|
|1st September 2003||26th September 2003|
|29th September 2003||24th October 2003|
|27th October 2003||21st November 2003|
|24th November 2003||19th December 2003|
NOTE: Course fees include all tuition, UCLES registration, use of Teacher Training Library, video, Listening Centre, photocopy facilities (for course-related material), cassette-recorders, WP facilities and membership of the Stanton School Students' Club.
3. CAMBRIDGE/RSA DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TACHING TO ADULTS (DELTA)PART-TIME EVENING COURSE OCTOBER - MAY
The Stanton Teacher Training DELTA course is a part-time programme for experienced teachers of English to adult speakers of other languages. The course is designed to enable candidates to expand their knowledge and teaching abilities in the following areas:
- The English language and its description;
- The nature, role and use of resources and materials;
- The process of teaching / learning and how it can be managed;
- Procedures for the formal and informal assessment of students, the evaluation of courses and programmes of work, and the investigation of personal effectiveness as a teacher.
Applicants for the DELTA course should hold a university degree and an initial qualification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults. They should also have had a minimum of two years consistent experience in ELT .
Within two months of completing the written examination, candidates will be notified of their results and successful candidates will be awarded their Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)
FEES AND ENROLMENT
Fees for the Stanton Teacher Training DELTA course in 2003/2004 are "To be announced" GBP + UCLES examination/registration fee of "To be announced" GBP (Total "To be announced" GBP). When applying, please make sure to enclose:
- The fully completed Application form, your photograph ( essential)
- Your answers to the 4 pre-interview tasks (listed on the application form)
- Your cheque for 100 pounds initial deposit ( this will be returned to applicants unsuccessful at the interview stage or anyone who does not take the offered place), or full details of a credit card we can debit for this amount (via fax).
The balance payable must be received within 10 working days of the date on the letter of acceptance. Successful applicants failing to respond within this period will forfeit their deposit. Deposits of unsuccessful applicants will be refunded in full immediately.
School Rules and Conditions
- If you want to postpone the commencement date of your course you must tell the office the week before the commencement. Postponements, just as in the case of holidays, are not official unless they are written down on the office's copy of your student card. (If you postpone a course or book a holiday by telephone it is entirely at your own risk). You can only postpone your course 3 times when you are in your country and cannot come on the date you first reserved. Please therefore think very carefully when deciding your starting date. When you are already in England, you can only postpone once and the maximum length you can postpone for is the length of the course you have reserved.
- Tuition fees and deposits are not returnable or transferable in full or in part (except as in b below). They are only valid for the person specified. All students are strongly advised to take out medical insurance so as to avoid loss in case of illness. Students are also advised to take out insurance so as to avoid loss if they have to cancel or curtail their course.
- Tuition fees above the amount of the school's normal deposit will be refunded to students who fail to gain a visa. This only applies to those students who inform the school of this before the commencement date of their course and who provide documentary evidence of visa refusal. Students who inform us after the starting date will suffer a penalty equivalent to the number of weeks that have passed since the commencement date. All students seeking refunds must provide an official stamped document showing that a visa has not been issued.
- In all cases of refunds of tuition fees, your student card must be shown to the school office - not a copy.
- Student may take one holiday during each twelve week course. If you wish to take further holidays, you may but your course will not be extended. If you want to take a holiday you must inform the office in the week before you want the holiday to start; (for example, if you want to have a holiday commencing Monday 17th, the last day you can tell the office is Friday 14th). If you have six or more weeks remaining on your course you can take the maximum of six weeks holiday. Under six weeks you may take a holiday for the number of weeks you have left.
- Mongolian Students: Students from Mongolia must pay full fees in advance. We do not accept deposits (Only in the case of Mongolians)
Rules for Practice Classes
- The minimum number of weeks you can study for on a practice course is 4 weeks.
- Practice classes must be paid for in full. We do not accept deposits for these courses. Tuition fees are not refundable or transferable (except as in 5.). They are only valid for the person and the dates shown on the student card.
- Practice courses cannot be postponed. The dates of the course are fixed and cannot be changed under any circumstances.
- Students may take one holiday (maximum length - 2 weeks) during each twenty four week course. You must tell the office the week before you want the holiday to start.
- Tuition fees will be refunded to students who fail to gain a visa. There will, however, be an administrative charge equivalent to 4 weeks' fees which will be deducted from the total paid. This applies only to students who inform the school office before the starting date of the course: those who inform us later will suffer a further penalty equivalent to the number of weeks that have passed since the commencement date of the course. All students must provide an official stamped document showing that a visa has not been issued. In all cases of refunds of tuition fees, your student card must be shown to the office (not a copy).
- Due to space restrictions, we regret that the Listening Centre is not available to students attending Practice Classes.
- Please Note: There are NO beginners courses in the cheap Practice Classes. If you are a beginner when you arrive at the school you must change to the full-price classes until your English is level 2. Also the highest level on the Practice Classes is Higher Intermediate which is lower than Cambridge First Certificate level. If your English is too good for these classes, the only alternative is to transfer to our full-price courses where we have proper advanced levels. We do not allow students whose English is too high to join the Practice Classes.
- Please Note: Practice Class timetables are not guaranteed. Although we always try to give people their preferred timetable, you should be prepared to study at another time if the hours you have booked are not available. This applies especially to the 9-12 slot.
|All prices shown in UK pounds (£)||
|Mornings (9:00 - 12:00)||
|Lunchtimes (12:00 - 15:00)||
|Afternoons (15:00 -18:00)||
|"Practice" classes (any one of the above times, i.e.: 9:00-12:00, 12:00-15:00, or 15:00-18:00)||
|Evening classes* Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6.30pm to 8.30pm||54.00||79.00||102.00||124.00||144.00|
*Please note that evening classes are not suitable for those who intend to apply for a student visa.
|Private Lessons (minimum of one hour per day for one week)||£35 per hour|
Stanton School of English
London W2 4SB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7221 7259
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7792 9047
Stanton School of English Ltd.
Company registration no. 1998672
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