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Our English Courses

Academic courses

  • Our Academic Skills courses are available for students of strong intermediate (B1+)* level and above. Our courses will help you to develop the skills you need to pass official English examinations** or study at a UK university, as well as helping develop your general English Skills.
  • We accept students aged 16 or over***.
  • Our English courses run all year round ****.
  • BSA maintains a maximum number of 20 students per class, with average class sizes of 12 students.
  • You can choose how long you want to study. We offer you different options starting from 1 week of lessons to as many weeks as you want.
  • You can choose to study 25 or 30***** hours a week.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course you will have:
  • Developed your academic vocabulary
  • Improved reading comprehension of university-level materials
  • Improved listening skills
  • Developed more effective note-taking skills
  • Deepened your understanding of writing academic texts, including summaries, definitions, essays, bibliographies and critique
  • Improved seminar, discussion, and presentation skills
  • Developed learning strategies
At BSA we are committed to taking particular care of our underage students. To achieve this:
  • We have a Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • All of our staff are DBS checked
  • We ensure our accommodation providers respect our criteria regarding the care of 16- and 17-year-olds
  • Our staff are trained in the safeguarding of underage students
  • We have trained First Aid staff
  • All of our staff are aware of our safeguarding and child protection policies
  • Our approachable teachers and members of staff contribute to providing a safe environment for our students

*Students must have a minimum level of B1+ to attend this course. This will be determined by a speaking and writing test prior to booking.

**The academic training lessons will help improve a range of skills useful for English examinations but not focus on one particular exam

*** Parents or guardians of students aged 16 and 17 must sign an underage consent form before they begin their course.

****The school will close during official bank holidays and Christmas. Please check here

*****Subject to availability


25 hours per weekMonday to Friday: from 8:45 to 14:45 (with 2 x 5 minutes break, 10 minutes break and 40 minutes lunch)
8:45 – 12:00: General English
12:40 – 14:45: Academic Skills
25 PLUS hours per weekMonday to Friday: from 8:45 to 14:45 (with 2 x 5 minutes break, 10 minutes break and 40 minutes lunch) + 5 hours of private lessons
8:45 – 12:00: General English
12:40 – 14:45: Academic Skills
15:00 – 17:30: One-to-one (two days per week)


Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Extra
25 ACADEMIC £ 241 £ 459 £ 654 £ 828 £ 983 £ 1121 £ 1242 £ 1349 £ 169
25 PLUS ACADEMIC £ 416 £ 709 £ 1029 £ 1328 £ 1608 £ 1871 £ 2117 £ 2349 £ 294

What will you achieve when you study with us?

  • Improve your language skills and level of English through continuous practice and engaging activities.
  • Use English accurately with correct pronunciation and grammar.
  • Become more confident in your academic and professional life.
  • Learn about other cultures. Thanks to our international atmosphere, you will be able to make new friends from different countries.
  • Learn life skills that will be valuable day to day, improve your career prospects and achieve your goals.
  • Be taught by experienced and professional teachers, always there to help you improve your English.