WHAT IS CAMBRIDGE ESOL Cambridge ESOL is a Cambridge Certificate of English for speakers of other languages. “Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. Our exams can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase learners’ choices for study   Read More


Probably the most popular language exam is the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). It is designed specifically for people who want to study or work in countries where English language is the primary or the official language of communication. IELTS is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide! The IELTS exam has two versions; the   Read More

Useful websites and sources

University Guide: the Official London University Guide The Official London University Guide: UKAS - The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service UK Council for International Student Affairs: Cambridge English ESOL: Council of Europe: Catalogue of Study material visit this page of the official Cambridge website. Free online practice tests for learners of English   Read More

What results can I receive at the end of a course

Undergraduate study usually takes 3-4 years if attending full-time. You will receive a bachelor’s degree (Ba). British undergraduate degree classification from the highest to the lowest result: First-class honours (referred to as 1st  -  “first” degree) Upper second-class honours (referred to as 2:1-  “two one” degree) Second-class honours (referred to as 2:2 –  “two two”   Read More

How to apply for a loan

There is no deadline for part-time students but full-time students should apply within 9 months of starting the course. Apply for your loan early if you want the loan before the start of the academic year. Check here for deadlines. The amount you receive varies, but full-time students may receive up to £9,000 and part-time   Read More

How much are university fees

University fees are divided into two main categories; (1) home fees and (2) overseas fees. 1. Home fees apply to UK and EEA nationals (including Switzerland) and are generally cheaper than overseas fees. UK and EEA nationals (and the Swiss) pay tuition fees of around £9,000 per year. The cost of fees vary according to university and the   Read More

Why study at a London University

Qualifications from London Universities are recognised all across the world therefore it is a great investment for your future. Many universities offer work placement and you will also have the option of a part-time work to help you with your financial situation. London is a city of opportunities and it would be a great asset   Read More

How to compare the Cambridge ESOL and IELTS results

Cambridge English offers exams to match all the levels on the CEFR chart. KEY (KET) exam is the equivalent of A1, A2 qualification. Preliminary (PET) exam means level B1. First Certificate (FCE) means your English ability is at level B2 which is higher independent user. Advanced (CAE) puts you in a category C1 referred to   Read More

How to describe my level of English

Learners of English can be formally divided into three main categories according to their language abilities; BASIC user (A) INDEPENDENT user (B) PROFICIENT user (C) These are further divided into six levels starting from the very basic level A1, continuing to A2, B1, B2, C1 with C2 being the highest level of proficiency. In order   Read More

Where to study English/Language Schools

LANGUAGE SCHOOLS In London, language schools are situated pretty much on every corner of every street. Language schools offer various courses at different levels. These courses vary in price, quality of teaching, length of the course, final exams. These are also some of the main things you might want to consider before you enrol. WHY   Read More

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