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EXPLORE
YOUR
ENGLISH
A BIG ‘HELLO’
AND WELCOME TO
STAFFORD HOUSE!
We’d like to invite you on a learning
adventure, one that will empower you to
explore your English with confidence.
Our schools are located in 8 fantastic American and
British cities that each offer a unique way to improve
your language.
From the day you walk into Stafford House, you’ll become
a member of our global community building long standing
friendships made in the classroom and on action packed
activities across the city.
You can count on our experienced teachers to empower
and guide you through your journey in English, they
go the extra mile to immerse you in their language
and culture.
Our staff are knowledgeable and passionate about their
cities and keen to share with you their experience about
the city you have chosen.
By the end of your stay, we’ll make sure you’re equipped
and empowered to explore the opportunities that come
your way and realise your true potential.
THE EXPERIENCE
Locations...................................... 2
Your Stafford House.................... 4
Course Portfolio........................... 6
Progression route........................ 7
Testimonials................................. 8
Social Programme...................... 10
Accommodation......................... 12
OUR LOCATIONS
USA Destinations..................... 14
Boston........................................ 16
Chicago....................................... 18
San Diego................................... 20
San Francisco............................. 22
UK Destinations....................... 24
Brighton...................................... 26
Cambridge.................................. 28
Canterbury ................................ 30
London....................................... 32
OUR COURSES
General English.......................... 34
Module Customisation............... 35
Exam Preparation....................... 36
Business English........................ 38
Professional Certificates............ 39
Additional Options..................... 40
Junior Groups............................. 41
HELLO FUTURE!
1
EXPLORE YOUR
8 LOCATIONS ACROSS
THE UK & THE USA
ENGLISH
BOSTON
Whether it’s a tradition
al
English ex perience or
that all
American Adventure, wh
atever
your preference you’ll
find a
Stafford House loc ation
to
suit your needs and tas
tes.
Paul Revere
Mall-Fountain
BRIGHTON
CAMBRIDGE
Boston
H arbou
r
CHICAGO
The Brighton Wheel
Roam Cambridge by
bike
SAN FRANCISCO
LONDON
tal
pi
Explore the UK Ca
CANTERBURY
ity
Historic C
2
Centre
Canterbury
Cathedral
SAN DIEGO
The beautiful San Diego
coastline
Museum of Man
San Diego
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YOUR
STAFFORD HOUSE
PERSONAL SERVICE
From the moment you arrive, until the day
you leave us, our enthusiastic and genuine
staff will guide you through your stay and
learning adventures.
A BIG ‘HELLO’
On your first day, it will take you no
time at all to get involved. We have
a full induction programme and a
specially designed handbook that will
inspire you to make the most of your
learning adventure with us;
• A tour of the school and
introduction to the Stafford .
House community
• A walking tour to start the
discovery of your local area
• Guidance on how to register with
the police and a doctor, and how
to open a bank account
• Guidance on how to find your
nearest religious or cultural
organisations
HERE TO HELP
You can rely on us to guide you
through the ins and outs of your
foreign experience;
• Visa application and renewal
• Airport transfers
• Expert education advice for .
your future
• Monthly meetings with academic
staff to discuss your personal
development
PREMIUM
FACILITIES
STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY
Our teaching technology equips
both you and your teachers .
to make the most of lessons,
with interactive whiteboards .
in every classroom.
FRESH BRIGHT CLASSROOMS
All of our schools have been
recently renovated ensuring you
study in bright, light and airy
classrooms.
FREE HIGH SPEED WI-FI
Our free, fast Wi-Fi Is available
throughout our schools and in
our IT suites, to use at ease in
your spare time.
STUDENT LOUNGES AND CAFÉS
For a place to chill, take a break
from your studies or catch
up with friends in our vibrant
student lounges and cafés.
LIBRARY FACILITIES
If you want to dive in deeper
to your studies, there are extra
study resources to reinforce your
classroom learning.
SELF-STUDY AREAS
Designed specifically for you
to get your head down and
concentrate away from the buzz
of the rest of the school.
OUTSIDE COURTYARD
Some of our schools benefit .
from outside seating areas to
relax or study.
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EXCELLENT TEACHING
Everyone needs inspiring teachers who are passionate
about bringing the English language to life.
EXTRA-MILE SUPPORT
Your highly trained and experienced
teachers are there to encourage
your development and give you
feedback throughout. You also have
the opportunity to meet monthly
with one of our senior mentors for
additional one-to-one support.
EMPOWERING LESSONS
We believe in lessons that are
engaging, relevant, and fun, and
build real confidence in your abilities.
You’ll be energised and inspired
to reach your academic goals and
achieve your full potential.
EXPERT STAFF
Fully qualified Stafford House
teachers have genuine life
experiences that makes education
more than just academic.
YOUR TEAM
The average class size is 10, small
enough that you get the attention
you require in a relaxed environment,
and build the genuine friendships
that will help your confidence grow.
FLEXIBLE LEARNING
At Stafford House we’re flexible; we understand how important your study
plan and choice of school are so we’ll guide you through any changes you
might want to make. Adaptable study programmes, numerous locations and
a straight forward pricing structure, allows you to be in control of your
learning destiny.
A VARIETY OF CITIES
Eight fantastic locations spread
across the UK and USA, and all great
places to explore, each distinctly
different to suit your style. Our
flexible programmes mean you can
easily transfer between schools
within each country.
A CHOICE OF COURSES
Our eight courses follow the same
simple pricing structure within each
country. If you arrive and decide
you are on the wrong programme,
it’s simple to switch. As long as you
continue with the same number of
hours per week, it’s often free too.
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WE ARE HERE TO HELP
YOU REACH YOUR GOALS!
YOUR PROGRESSION ROUTE
Whether you want to learn English
for everyday life, your career or to
progress into academic studies, we
look forward to welcoming you to an
exciting range of courses for all levels!
Studying English at Stafford House will provide you with all the
support necessary to reach your English language goals. Use our
Progression Guide below, to map your potential journey to English
language fluency.
The table below is for guidance purposes only. Students’ progression
is dependent on motivation, a commitment to self-study and the use
of English outside the classroom.
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lessons
You can use a range of language close to that of your
own language. You have no problem understanding
or communicating. You now wish to extend your
vocabulary and explore the nuances of
idiomatic English.
12-16 weeks
11-15 weeks
10-12 weeks
You can express yourself clearly and effectively. You
have a sound grasp of major tenses and grammatical
structures. You read widely and can follow the majority
of what is heard on TV, radio and film.
12-16 weeks
11-15 weeks
10-12 weeks
You can communicate effectively in most situations,
discussing and expressing opinions on a wide range of
topics. You will continue to broaden your vocabulary
to become more fluent and accurate.
12-22 weeks
12-20 weeks
12-18 weeks
You are a confident speaker and understand much
of what you read and hear. You have a reasonable
vocabulary and can survive well in most situations. You
now need to become more fluent and accurate, use
more complex structures and sophisticated vocabulary.
12-22 weeks
12-20 weeks
12-18 weeks
You can communicate well in everyday social and
travel situations and understand some of what is said.
You are familiar with basic grammar but need to
develop this further. You need to build your vocabulary
and listening skills.
10-12 weeks
9-10 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
7-8 weeks
6 weeks
Equivalent to: Cambridge KET,
IELTS 3
You have a small, basic vocabulary and can
communicate on a simple level. You can survive in
everyday situations such as shopping, greeting and
travelling. You make a lot of mistakes but people can
understand you.
1
You only know a few words of English.
6 weeks
5 weeks
4 weeks
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ADVANCED
PROFICIENCY
Equivalent to: Cambridge CPE,
IELTS 7.5–9.0, TOEFL iBT 106–120
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ADVANCED
ACADEMIC
General English
Business English
Standard (20 lessons)
Career Preparation Activity
IELTS Preparation
Intensive (25 lessons)
Professional Certificates
Cambridge Examinations
Super Intensive (30 lessons)
Marketing & Advertising
Equivalent to: Cambridge CAE,
IELTS 6.5–7.5, TOEFL iBT 86–105
5
TOEFL Preparation
UPPER INTERMEDIATE
INTERMEDIATE
PROFESSIONAL
Equivalent to: Cambridge FCE,
IELTS 5.5-6.0, TOEFL iBT 66–85
4
INTERMEDIATE
Equivalent to: Cambridge PET,
IELTS 4.5–5.0, TOEFL iBT 35–45
University Pathways
Business Management
3
Project Management
PRE-INTERMEDIATE
ELEMENTARY
Equivalent to: IELTS 4
We also offer One-to-One English and Group courses that can be completely tailor made
according to your needs and objectives.
6
30
lessons
per week
EVERYDAY ENGLISH
25
lessons
2
ELEMENTARY
BEGINNER
per week
per week
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TESTIMONIALS
LONDON
“
I love every thing
about the school, .
I love how the
teachers teach, they explain
every thing and if I don’t
understand they will explain
it until
I understand, all the people
are
friendly. I love this school
so much.
I will take TOEFL when I’m
finished
studying here, I will go to Vir
ginia
to study in university. The
course
has helped me with my fut
ure
goals; you can’t go to unive
rsity
and not speak English!
Sofya, Russia
“
I was in Stafford
House for 3 months
my life!
and it was the best time of
from
Here you can find students
ers
ch
all over the world and tea
d great
who have great interests an
u under
knowledge. They all take yo
a part
their wings and they become
part is
of your life! And the worst
hind… I
you have to leave them be
single
enjoyed every thing – every
break s,
moment of my lessons, my
s so .
my teachers and my friend
!
I hope to come back again
BOSTON
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I’ve just changed
accommodation
and now live in a
student house with
a lot of international
students which is great
friends.
because I’ve made a lot of
in the
There are a lot of ac tivities
are
we
afternoon every day and
having a great time here!
”
ool! I’m
doing very well, my
English is progressing very
fast.
Teachers here are amazing
and
lessons are fun – we are pla
ying
games and doing exercises
but at
the same time learning Engli
sh and
grammar! I’ve made a lot of
friends
here from dif ferent nationa
lities. We
hang out a lot to practise ou
r
English more..
Ali, Qatar
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Nataly, Switzerland
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Tuana, Turkey
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I really enjoyed
being exposed to
challenging materials
and participating in
in-class ac tivities that
pushed me outside of
my comfort zone.
”
Shoko, Japan
SAN DIEGO
ing in San
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go has been
an amazing and
nce in my life.
important experie
ly motivated and
Teachers are high
obody has to
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something .
hesitate to ask, if
was unclear.
Cagla, Turkey
”
BRIGHTON
CHICAGO
ying with a host
Sta
family was the best
experience for me. Living wi
th
a family helped speed up my
learning process, because
we
talked a lot during dinners.
Daniel, Brazil
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nice, my host family
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It’s my first time in
and it’s been an amazing
experience so far – I
would recommend it to my
friends!
Hee-Young, South Korea
”
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SOCIAL PROGRAMME
Beach Barbecue
The unique Stafford House social
programme is designed directly in
response to students’ wishes and
requests. Wherever the students want
to go or whatever they want to do,
we do our best to make it happen.
All of our activity leaders are chosen
because they live locally and are
passionate about showing off their city
and all it has to offer. This allows
students to gain a deeper insight and
understanding of the city they live in.
Ancient pubs tucked away deep in the
city, quirky markets nestled in the
midst of local communities or festivals,
museums and events that could be left
off the student to-do list; we try to put
the Stafford House student in touch
with the city they hope to discover.
Day T rips
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Walking To
s
Volleyball
Games Days
Movie Nights
Activity Days
We design a lot of activities that aim to
encourage our students on trips to
extend their knowledge of English
beyond the classroom. This could take
the form of a local culture and history
quiz, language that can be used in an
art gallery or an activity looking at
architecture vocabulary.
In short, our social programme aims to
bridge the gap between the classroom
and the world outside. Our students
can enjoy a wide choice of activities,
knowledgeable activity leaders and.
a team that encourages you to use.
your English at all levels in all of our
incredible cities.
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Concerts
Gallery Visits
Museum Visits
Beach Sports
Photog
raphy
City B reak
s
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HOMESTAY*
One of our most popular
accommodation options, homestay
allows you to integrate into family life
and practise your English language
outside the classroom, over dinner
and throughout the weekend with
your welcoming hosts. This is a
unique way to live and study at your
chosen destination.
SUPERIOR HOMESTAY (UK ONLY)
This option offers you all the benefits
of homestay, but with the comfort
and convenience of a personal
bathroom and a higher standard .
of accommodation.
YOUR HOME
AWAY FROM HOME
Where you live is key
to your happiness and
academic success.
Whether you prefer the independence .
of a student residence or the familiarity of
homestay, our accommodation options are
chosen to offer you the flexibility of choice.
and quality you deserve.
RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION
Offering you more space to yourself,
our hand-picked student residences
provide the chance to live more
independently with like-minded
people from all over the world.
Residences are modern and often
include 24 hour reception, laundry
facilities, bike storage, common
room, and Wi-Fi internet access,
conveniently located for easy access
to school.
STUDENT HOUSES
Similar to a residence but offering
more independence, you will live with
other students but on a smaller scale
than in a residence, allowing you to
build lasting friendships with your
house mates. Fully furnished and
equipped for self-catering.
PRIVATE OPTIONS
As all of our schools are in popular
student cities, there is a wealth of
private accommodation to rent, to
suit all requirements and budgets.
Our staff will be happy to help in.
any way.
*London homestay accommodation is
provided by third party agencies.
Brighton
Student House
12
San Francisco
Student Residence
London
Student Residence
Boston
Homestay
13
USA
From the historic cobblestone streets of Boston to
the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the USA offers unique
destinations from coast to coast.
BOSTON
CHICAGO
SAN DIEGO
Boston is one of the most historic, wealthy
and influential cities in the USA. A unique
waterfront city that you’ll fall in love with the
very first time you visit. Filled with historical
sights, a plethora of museums, sports fan-fare
and lively marketplaces, your inner culture
vulture is waiting to be unleashed in Boston.
Famous for its many museums, exciting
nightlife and friendly culture, Chicago is an.
All-American city. With festivals every weekend,
live music every night, and beautiful parks and
beaches beckoning every day—Chicago buzzes
with energy and excitement all year long. Listen
to free jazz concerts in Grant Park and modern
music concerts in Millennium Park. Visit the
Willis (Sears) Tower, the Field Museum and
the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago is also
famous for its world class architecture, food
and shopping.
Students say our San Diego school is like a
big family. San Diego is famous for its active
outdoor lifestyle, including boating, surfing,
parks and professional sports. It’s also home
to Sea World and the largest zoo in the world.
If you like warm beaches, a relaxed atmosphere
and a smaller city feel, San Diego is the right
place for you.
Known as America’s college town, it is home
to over 50 colleges and universities and has a
strong tradition of learning. With world-ranked
universities such as MIT, Harvard and Boston
College, it is considered by many to be the
education capital of America. The city is a
popular destination for students from all over
the world who are met with a warm welcome to
this beautiful and friendly city.
BALBOA PARK
SAN
FRANCISCO
Known for its international culture, many
high-tech companies, free music festivals, and
delicious California food, the San Francisco
Bay Area is one of the top travel and business
destinations in the world. San Francisco is the
City by the Bay, home to beautiful landmarks
like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and
Fisherman’s Wharf.
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ALCATRAZ ISLAND
GASLAMP QUARTER
NEW ENGLAND
AQUARIUM
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COASTLINES
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
FISHERMANS WHARF
THE CLOUD GATE
SH
LINCOLN PARK
ZOO
BOSTON COMMON
SH
GOLDEN GATE PARK
CABLE CAR MUSEUM
All English courses in the USA accredited by
THE ART INSTITUTE
OF CHICAGO
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NAVY PIER
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BOSTON
Over 250,000 students from all over the world help give
Boston this title and with Harvard and MIT close by it’s
easy to see why.
Our central downtown school is just moments from the
green space of Boston Common, historic Faneuil Hall
Marketplace and even Macy’s which is over the road.
Our ultra-modern school includes all the facilities you
need for that all American adventure.
GREAT PLACES TO VISIT!
• The Freedom Trail
• Fenway Park (home of.
the Boston Red Sox)
• Harvard University
• Boston Common
• Whale watching
SCHOOL
KEY FACTS
CAPACITY
240
CLASSROOMS
15
STUDENT COMPUTERS
15
LESSONS
45 mins long
STUDENTS IN CLASS
“I really like Stafford
House! There are
many activities and
our activity leaders
are very cool... I’m
always socialising
and traveling
around - my
teachers are all
very different but
I like all of them.”
Average 11 (max 15)
BOSTON AMENITIES
Student lounge
IT lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Library
Interactive whiteboards
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
•
Homestay.
•
Student House.
•
Student Residence.
•
Summer Residence
Victoria, Spain
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CHICAGO
• The Cloud Gate (bean sculpture)
• Art Institute of Chicago.
• Navy Pier.
• Millennium Park.
• Lincoln Park Zoo
KEY FACTS
CAPACITY
270
CLASSROOMS
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STUDENT COMPUTERS
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LESSONS
45 mins long
STUDENTS IN CLASS
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CHICAGO AMENITIES
Student lounge
IT lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Student kitchen
Self Study area
Multimedia classroom
Yuichi, Japan
SEEK OUT
AN ALL-AMERICAN
EXPERIENCE
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
•
Homestay.
•
Student Residence
Thai.
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Brazilian.
•
Korean.
•
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Our Chicago center is located on Michigan Avenue
with views of the lake and the Art Institute of Chicago.
The center provides great and modern facilities with
easy access to public transportation, local services and
shopping. Chicago students love visiting the nearby
museums, attending sporting events and eating at
famous restaurants. Every month the activities schedule
includes trips to top landmarks, game nights and tours
of the unique neighborhoods throughout the city.
“Chicago is a diverse
city, so I had many
chances to
communicate with
people who have
different
backgrounds. The
knowledges that
I got there helps
me to be more
active in classes at
University now. ”
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SAN DIEGO
The San Diego Center is located near vibrant downtown.
The school has a comfortable student lounge with
sofas, a foosball table, and a student kitchen with
vending machines. Students in San Diego soak up the
California sun year-round at outdoor activities including
the world famous San Diego Zoo, baseball games and
playing soccer at Balboa Park. One of our most popular
activities are the beach bonfires where students can
watch the sunset and socialize in beautiful Ocean Beach.
GREAT PLACES TO VISIT!
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San Diego Zoo.
Balboa Park.
The Gaslamp Quarter.
Beautiful beaches.
Seaport Village
“When I came to the
USA to take some
classes I couldn’t
imagine how it would
change my life.
When I went back to
Brazil I got the job I
wanted because my
English was better.”
SCHOOL
KEY FACTS
CAPACITY
170
CLASSROOMS
16
STU DENT COMPUTERS
23
LESSONS
Cindi, Brazil
45 mins long
STUDENTS IN CLASS
Average 10 (max 15)
SAN DIEGO AMENITIES
IT lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Student Kitchen
Self Study area
Multimedia Classroom
STUDY IN
‘AMERICA’S
FINEST CITY’!
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
•
Homestay.
•
Student Residence
Brazilian.
•
Japanese.
•
Turkish.
•
Korean
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SAN FRANCISCO
The Stafford House San Francisco center is located in
the Financial District, close to all public transportation
including the world famous cable cars and Union Square
shopping. The school has study lounges, a student
kitchen, and a Global Learning Center. Students in San
Francisco never miss an opportunity to visit the Golden
Gate Bridge, tour Fisherman’s Wharf, or explore San
Francisco’s many diverse neighborhoods.
GREAT PLACES TO VISIT!
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Golden Gate Bridge.
Cable Cars.
Alcatraz Island.
Fisherman’s Wharf.
Lombard Street
“I loved the people I
met in San Francisco,
everyone, including
students and staff.
My teachers were
incredible, I’ve
learned a lot with
them.”
SCHOOL
KEY FACTS
CAPACITY
300
CLASSROOMS
21
STUDENT COMPUTERS
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14
LESSONS
45 mins long
STUDENTS IN CLASS
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SAN FRANCISCO AMENITIES
Student lounge
IT lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Student Kitchen
Self Study area
Interactive Whiteboards
GLC
Global Learning Center
LEARN FROM
‘THE CITY THAT
KNOWS HOW’!
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
•
Homestay.
•
Student Residence
•
Japanese.
•
Thai.
•
Saudi Arabian
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UK
BRIGHTON
CAMBRIDGE
Breathe in the south coast’s coolest
seaside town. The city often called
London On Sea is a mix of the
cosmopolitan and quirky.
World class University City,
Cambridge has the edge when
it comes to beauty, history and
culture. This elegant yet compact
city boasts spectacular architecture
in the shape of colleges, chapels,
churches and courtyards combined
with green parks, wide open
spaces and the River Cam, which
winds through its heart.
ge Sites, to its
From its beautiful landscapes, countr yside, and historic World Herita
n, sports events
vibrant and cosmopolitan cities with the latest trends in music, fashio
four schools are
and food, England is truly one of the world’s greatest countries. Our
strategically located to introduce you to the best it has to offer.
CANTERBURY
Canterbury Cathedral, cream teas
and river punting - if you are
looking for that traditional English
experience then look no further
than Stafford House Canterbury.
ROMAN MUSEUM
LONDON
London doesn’t need introductions
- it is one of the world’s greatest,
most exciting cities - a truly multicultural melting pot combining
centuries of tradition with being
the centre of new global thinking
and trends.
CANTERBURY
CATHEDRAL
THE ROUND CHURCH
JESUS GREEN
SH
KING’S COLLEGE
THE LANES
SH
QUEENS PARK
CANTERBURY CASTLE
THE FITZWILLIAM
MUSEUM
PARKERS PIECE
DANE JOHN
GARDENS
THE BRITISH
MUSEUM
BUCKINGHAM
PALACE
THE SHARD
SH
SH
TOWER BRIDGE
BIG BEN
THE LONDON EYE
BRIGHTON PIER
BRIGHTON WHEEL
BRIGHTON AQUARIUM
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All English Courses in the UK accredited by
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BRIGHTON
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Brighton Pier.
Brighton Pavilion .
The Lanes.
Brighton Wheel.
Brighton Marina
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STUDENT COMPUTERS
14
LESSONS
50 mins long
STUDENTS IN CLASS
Average 10 (max 14)
BRIGHTON AMENITIES
Free Wi-F
Library
Interactive whiteboards
Outside courtyard
Self study room
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
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Homestay.
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Student House.
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Student Residence.
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Summer Residence
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With the beach in one direction and town the other, the
school is located in the heart of the action. Situated
in a beautiful Regency building, for which Brighton
is famous, our light, bright classrooms and bespoke
student zones offer the perfect combination of study,
fun and socialising space!
“The school is great
– I enjoy the classes
and we have a nice
student lounge
where we can spend
time with our friends,
have lunch, play
football table! I enjoy
exploring the city
and find interesting
hidden galleries,
shops and pubs ”
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CAMBRIDGE
Stafford House Cambridge is located in the heart of
the storied city. The school’s modern classrooms,
canteen and student access centre in the old city are
just steps away from the most famous colleges in the
world. Students in Cambridge love taking advantage
of the unique activities that make this corner of the
UK famous: punting on the river Cam, tours of St
John’s College, Evensong at King’s College Chapel, and
exploring the theatres and boutiques in the city centre.
GREAT PLACES TO VISIT!
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Punting.
Kings College Chapel.
Trinity Great Court.
The Round Church.
Fitzwilliam Museum
SCHOOL
KEY FACTS
CAPACITY
150+
CLASSROOMS
9
LESSONS
50 mins long
STUDENTS IN CLASS
New School (max 14)
CAMBRIDGE AMENITIES
Student lounge
IT lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Library
Café
Canteen
Interactive whiteboards
Self study room
“Teachers here are
very experienced
and they are very
supportive! They
listen to everyone
and organise
lessons in a way
that it is useful to
all. My vocabulary
is growing and
that’s very
important for my
future studies. I am
very confident in
my progress.”
Victoria, Spain
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
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Homestay.
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Student House.
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Summer Residence
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EXPLORE THE BEAUTY,
HISTORY AND CULTURE
OF CAMBRIDGE
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CANTERBURY
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Canterbury Cathedral.
Trips on the river
Leeds castle.
Dover Castle.
Paris by Eurostar
CAPACITY
180
CLASSROOMS
15
STUDENT COMPUTERS
14
LESSONS
50 mins long
STUDENTS IN CLASS
Average 10 (max 14)
Hosam, Saudi Arabia
CANTERBURY AMENITIES
Student lounge
IT lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Library
Café
Outside courtyard
Interactive whiteboards
DISCOVER THE
TRADITIONAL ENGLISH
EXPERIENCE
Self study room
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
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Homestay.
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Student House.
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Summer Residence
Thai.
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Korean.
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Kuwaiti.
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Chinese
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Our light, bright school is just moments from the centre
of this medieval city, awash with history yet vibrant with
student life from the three popular universities that also
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Canterbury is in the heart of the Kent countryside,
which is known as ‘The Garden of England’. This corner
of England is rich in history because it is so close to
mainland Europe – you will find castles everywhere you
go! Paris and Brussels are just a short journey away.
“I think I’m ready to
start my university
studies and that
means I’ve achieved
my goal. I’ve passed
the exams to start
my pre-sessional
course so Stafford
House helped me to
get into university
that I wanted.”
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LONDON
CLASSROOMS
20
STUDENT COMPUTERS
14
LESSONS
50 mins long
STUDENTS IN CLASS
Average 11 (max 14)
LONDON AMENITIES
Student lounge
IT lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Library
Café
Canteen
Interactive whiteboards
Self study room
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
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Homestay.
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Student House.
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Student Residence.
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Summer Residence
Turkish.
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Swiss.
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Brazilian.
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Italian
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The London Eye.
Buckingham Palace.
Big Ben.
Tower of London.
British Museum
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Situated in between some of the world’s top
universities, you’ll also find all the academic .
inspiration you need around you.
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The school is located in the heart of upmarket
Bloomsbury, central London, with all the transport .
links to the rest of the capital you could ever need at
your feet. Our historic buildings are full of character,
light-filled and packed with the latest technology.
“I’m really happy
here, all the
teachers that I have
are very good and
now that I’ve
passed more time
in the school and
from the marks
on different tests
I can see that I’m
progressing.”
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CHOOSE YOUR COURSE
FLEXIBILITY
TESTING ON ARRIVAL
From Standard to Intensive or Super Intensive,
our range of English language courses offers
you a choice on how intensively you want to
study whether that’s 20 lessons a week on a
Standard course or 30 lessons a week on our
Super Intensive. Plus with our range of modules
you get to personalise your course totally to fit
your needs.
On your first day you will take a language
assessment, to assess your knowledge of
grammar and vocabulary and how well you .
are able to understand and speak English. .
This helps us to understand the class you’ll .
be happiest and most successful in.
HOW YOU LEARN
We believe that you will learn faster and more
effectively if your lessons are engaging, fun and
relevant, that’s why our teachers use a range
of techniques and develop classes that are
motivating and build your confidence. This will
allow time to focus on any areas of weakness.
Any weekly programme is influenced not only
by the course book syllabus but also by the
learning goals and interests of the students in
any one group.
MODULES
All students on our Intensive and Super Intensive courses can
personalise their learning through the addition of specific modules.
These modules allow students to study topics that best fit with their
learning goals.
Below are just a few for you to think about:
MONTHLY TUTORIALS
EXPERIENCE AMERICA
Every month you’ll have a one-to-one tutorial
with a senior member of the academic team
to make sure you are on track to achieve your
goals and fulfil your potential. It’s a great
opportunity to review your course choices and
learning methods and to really make sure you
achieve what you want to achieve.
Practice English with Americans!.
Take weekly field trips to cultural places,
volunteer organizations and neighborhoods.
CAREER PREPARATION
Write a professional American-style résumé (CV)
and cover letter. Learn interview skills and U.S.
business practices.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
CURRENT EVENTS AND DEBATE
Our Directors of Studies are based in all of our
schools to ensure our programmes are of the
highest possible quality, our class sizes are
small and that our students leave having .
gained the maximum from their time.
with us.
Learn to speak your opinion confidently. Debate
current world news and business topics.
POPULAR ENGLISH
Study popular slang and idioms from TV shows,
movies and songs. Develop vocabulary to help
you communicate in all situations.
SOCIAL MEDIA AT WORK
GENERAL ENGLISH
We offer an exciting range of General English courses .
for all levels, from beginner to proficiency, and to suit
different budgets. We also offer timetables that give you
the flexibility to choose a course that best suits your
needs from 1-36+ weeks.
STANDARD (20 lessons)
INTENSIVE (25 lessons)
STANDARD FLEX (20 lessons)
SUPER INTENSIVE (30 lessons)
QUICK FACTS
LOCATION:
Standard, Intensive,
Super Intensive: All centres .
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Standard flex:
Cambridge.
London
START DATES
Every Monday
Improve your social media skills to market
yourself and build your network. Study.
how Americans use social media in their
professional lives.
NEWS AND NEWSPAPERS
Explore different types of printed media and
discuss the raised issues of current affairs
incorporating useful language and vocabulary
at Upper-Intermediate - Advanced level.
Students learn and develop reading and critical
thinking skills to help them become informed
and involved in the future.
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS
AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE
A study in register, form, and audience.
This module is a business inspired look at
communication. As necessary, it will address
the business English needs around networking,
correspondence, socializing, meetings, etc..
It is also very much for non-Business English
students ready to examine the effect their
language has on their interlocutor.
PRE-IELTS: GRAMMAR
A scintillating taste of grammar in the context
of the IELTS exam. This could entail any part
of the exam and will focus on the variety of
grammatical knowledge necessary to achieve
top marks.
GLOBAL ISSUES
A mid-level offering for students to improve
their speaking skills particularly when it comes
to expressing opinion, agreeing & disagreeing,
exercising diplomacy and politeness, and being
able to talk about subjects that are important .
to them.
PRONUNCIATION CLINIC
Isolated sounds, intonation, stressed syllables,
sentence stress. Speaking and listening
activities to help the students identify the
differences between students’ first language
and English and offer opportunities to practice.
MINIMUM LEVEL.
Beginners
AGE.
16+
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EXAM PREPARATION
All our exam preparation courses cover the
areas of your chosen exam in detail ensuring
you learn the skills and English language
through the use of past papers and exam
technique to achieve exam success. .
Preparation courses available for Cambridge
Exams, IELTS, and TOEFL.
OBJECTIVES
•Goal-oriented and highly focussed preparation
programme
•Develop the skills needed to succeed in the exam
•Develop strategies to maximise your score in.
the exam
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
IELTS PREPARATION
These courses will develop your English skills and
improve your exam technique in preparation for
the IELTS (International English Language Testing
System) exam – ideal for students who require a
specific level of IELTS for university entrance or a
specific level by a certain date.
• Full-time, Intensive and Super Intensive
• Start dates: any Monday, 1-36+ weeks
• Minimum Level: Intermediate
• Lessons per week: 25 lessons (21 hours).
30 lessons (25 hours)
• Age: 16+
• Location: UK Centres
•Skim reading for meaning, scanning for detail,
paraphrasing, making inferences, and more
•The skills needed to speak confidently and succeed
in a one-to-one interview
•With sample papers and continuous practice of
specific tasks, you will become familiar with the
exam you are taking and learn how to answer the
questions as effectively as possible
Cambridge English exams are recognised by schools, universities and
employers worldwide, they do not expire and there are three to choose
from: First Certificate in English (FCE), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency
(CPE).
LOCATION:
UK: All Centres
USA: San Diego.
San Francisco
LEVEL:
FCE
FCE proves you have reached B2 (Upper Intermediate) level of English
and can use every day written and spoken English for work or study
purposes. The programme will develop every aspect of your English
through engaging lessons and activities, from studying idioms and
modal verbs to debating ideas and writing essays at a high language
level.
Upper Intermediate to Proficiency
AGE:
16+
CAE.
CAE demonstrates that you are at C1 (Advanced) level of English needed
for academic and professional success. As you prepare for the exam,
you’ll study complex grammar and advanced-level vocabulary and learn
how to write proposals, conduct research and communicate effectively
in an international workplace.
•Methods and strategies for successful integrated
and independent writing
•Listening strategies such as listening for gist and.
for detail
CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION
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CPE.
TOEFL PREPARATION
Taken by over 25 million English language learners,
the TOEFL test is a widely respected English
language test.
It measures your ability to use English at university
level and is recognised by over 8,000 institutions in
more than 130 countries, including the majority of
North American universities.
• Start dates: Every Monday
• Minimum Level: Upper Intermediate
• Location: USA Centres
CPE (UK only) demonstrates that you have the advanced skills
necessary to function effectively in almost every English speaking
context. As you prepare for the exam, you’ll need to be ready to think
intensively about the English language in a variety of professional and
academic contexts, transposing your thoughts into different registers of
language, looking for the most suitable phrasing for each situation.
“The school is
perfectly located
and has a great
timetable! The
teachers here are
very good! I’m
confident in my
progress and hope
to get a higher
IELTS score than
what I actually need
for University.”
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BUSINESS ENGLISH
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
This course will develop your English skills and confidence
for a variety of business contexts such as presentations,
meetings and negotiations. The syllabus combines practical
skills with business and industry specific language tailored
to your needs so you make the right impact with your future
clients and colleagues.
Learn business concepts and apply your advanced English skills to team projects and business
case studies. This English program is for students who want to explore and develop their careers.
QUICK FACTS
LOCATION:
USA: All Centres .
HOW YOU LEARN
UK:
Your English language fluency will improve as you study business vocabulary,
grammar and pronunciation relating to a range of topics that include sales,
marketing and advertising, human resources, administration, finance and
management.
START DATES
Your language and practical skills will grow through various activities such as
reading correspondence and reports, writing letters and emails, negotiating,
preparing and delivering presentations and socialising and networking.
Intermediate
KEY FEATURES
London only
Every Monday
MINIMUM LEVEL.
AGE.
18+
• Full-time, Intensive or Super Intensive course with specialist modules
introducing functional business vocabulary for applied use in the workplace
• Talk with professionals from successful companies
• Learn from visits to U.S. companies
• Work on team projects and complete business case studies
PROJECT
MANAGEMENT
MARKETING
& ADVERTISING*
BUSINESS
MANAGEMENT
Minimum Level: Upper Intermediate
Minimum Level: Upper Intermediate
Minimum Level: Upper Intermediate
Start dates: .
Jan 4, Apr 4, Jul 5, Oct 3
Start dates: .
Feb 29, May 31, Aug 29, Nov 28
Start dates: .
Feb 1, May 2, Aug 1, Oct 31
• Managing schedules, budgets .
and risks
• Team Project: Create and present .
a marketing plan
• The role of management and leadership
within an organization
• How to build a business case
• Product development, lifecycle and
planning
• How to develop your own .
leadership skills
• How to develop sales, promotion and.
advertising strategies
• How to develop professional
relationships
• How to analyze new projects
• How to track and communicate progress
• Develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills needed in the
commercial world
• Improves grammar and extends business vocabulary
CAREER PREPARATION
ACTIVITY
Practice English and experience American business .
culture by spending time at a U.S. company. The Career
Preparation Activity places you with a host company.
• Become more confident speaking English in a work setting
• Learn industry-specific vocabulary and the casual English used in an
American workplace
• Apply your skills to projects in the host company
• Develop interview skills and build confidence
The Career Preparation Activity is an unpaid host company placement in a U.S.
company. Students must maintain full-time study at Stafford House during
their time with the host company. Host company placement is up to 15 hours
per week and can last from 8-48 weeks.
QUICK FACTS
PLACEMENT FIELDS:
• Social Services.
• Business Administration.
• Marketing.
• Hospitality.
• Sales
REQUIREMENTS:
F1 visa.
12 week minimum enrolment
AGE:
18+
MINIMUM LEVEL:
Upper Intermediate
“I am taking Professional Certificates as regular classes along with CPA elective. I think it will help me when
I look for a job because I wish to work for an international company in the future and it is good to know what
American workplace is as well as how a global company works.”
Riku, Japan
Must be enrolled in at least a
Standard Schedule during host
company placement
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*Marketing & Advertising is a 5 week certificate (others are 4 weeks).
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ADDITIONAL
OPTIONS
ONE-TO-ONE ENGLISH
Our One-to-One English courses can be completely tailor
made according to your needs and objectives..
This course is particularly useful for students who have a
very particular need or for students who wish to learn.
very intensively.
QUICK FACTS
START DATES:
Every Monday
MINIMUM LEVEL:
MINIMUM BOOKING:
Course content tailored to your needs - highly personalised tuition to help
you succeed in your goals. Working with your own personal teacher, you will
identify the specific language areas and skills that you wish to improve and
together create your own special programme of learning.
AGE:
Our teachers will provide suitable materials for the focus you have chosen.
USA Lessons are 45 minutes
• Can be added to ANY course, or as a stand-alone programme
• Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
• Improves grammar and extends vocabulary
• Greater flexibility to pursue preferred interests and focus
ADULT GROUPS
Our schools are open for a minimum of 50 weeks of the year. Stafford House is
a specialist in providing bespoke group services. We offer a complete package
that can be adapted to your needs. Ideal for groups of students who wish to
improve their language skills in a particular field of interest. In the past, we
have run courses for a wide range of students, including teachers, tourism
industry professionals, soldiers, agriculture students and groups of students
seeking a course of cultural interest.
High school groups and groups of students preparing for exams can also
request a programme focussed on preparation or revision of particular areas.
of interest.
The content of the classes and visits can be discussed in advance to make a
programme that is just right for you. For adult groups of students who wish
to follow the courses detailed earlier in this brochure, we can organise to
integrate a group of students for some of, or their entire, programme.
Stafford House Study Holidays provides high quality English and activity courses
for young learners. We enjoy a reputation for providing effective language
lessons and running well-organised activities and excursions, in safe and friendly
environments through the UK and USA.
We give equal importance to both the academic and leisure parts of the
programme and encourage students to use the English language rather than to
‘learn about it’. For more information on our centres, as well as further
information on the courses available, please explore www.studyholidays.com Beginner
It is ideal for students who wish to take the premium route to English success
through personalised one-to-one tuition.
KEY FEATURES
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JUNIOR GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS
5 lessons
16+
UK Lessons are 50 minutes.
CLASSIC COURSE
AVAILABLE INCLUDE:
This summer programme is one of a
number of courses we run throughout
the UK andUSA. It offers a lively
combination of English language
lessons, activities and excursions.
GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES
AVAILABLE IN
Centres across the UK and USA
• Intensive English
• London Explorer
SPECIALIST COURSES
• Art & Design
START DATES
Weekly between June - September
LEVEL
Elementary to Advanced
• Drama
• Arsenal Soccer School
• Parent & Child
• Leadership Program
SPECIALIST SPORTS
SUPPLEMENTS ARE ALSO
AVAILABLE IN CERTAIN CENTRES
LESSONS PER WEEK
20 (15 hours)
MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE
16 students
• Tennis
COURSE LENGTH
1 - 4 weeks
• Football
AGE.
9 - 18 years (depending on centre)
• Golf
• Rugby
• Horse Riding
• Art
• Basketball
These centres offer a range of academic, creative and language programmes.
which are allaccredited by the respective bodies and associations..
Email [email protected]
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www.staffordhouse.com
UK: BRIGHTON • CANTERBURY • CAMBRIDGE • LONDON
USA: BOSTON • CHICAGO • SAN DIEGO • SAN FRANCISCO
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