English Language Courses in London

We are open Monday to Friday to teach you English in the heart of London!

We have been teaching face-to-face throughout the pandemic and continue to do so whilst taking reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and students.  

At the Islington Centre for English (ICE), London we are the English Language Specialists. Our English Courses run from Beginner (CEFR A1) to Advanced (CEFR C2) level and we offer a wide range of courses from General English to First Certificate, English Accent Perfection to Business English.

Courses run during the morning, afternoons and evenings so you can fit your English course around work or social commitments. Study full time or part time to suit you! We also offer Super Intensive and Full Immersion English Courses for those students looking to make extra fast progress and improve their English as quickly as possible.

We want you to speak English confidently and effectively. Teachers ensure students spend a lot of time practising their conversation skills in class, as well as Reading, Writing and Listening. By the time you finish your course we want you feel super-confident with your new English language skills and ready to go out and speak English wherever you are!

Here are the six categories of English language courses we run at ICE, London-

General English courses in London

General English Courses

Communicate effectively & more fluently in everyday English. Increase your confidence...


First Certificate & Cambridge Advanced Exam Courses

Gain an internationally-recognised English language qualification at ICE & a better job!

IELTS exam preparation at ICE

IELTS Exam Preparation Courses

Prepare for entry to UK Universities with an experienced tutor and get the score you need!

Business English Evening Course

Improve your Business English in simulated meetings, phone calls, presentations...

ICE provides English Language Courses at the following levels: 

ICE closes on Bank Holidays.  Students do not lose classes and get an extra day(s) at the end of their course.

These are the bank holiday dates for 2023
Good Friday 29th March 2024
Easter Monday Mon, 1st Apr 2024
Early May Bank Holiday Mon, 6 May 2024
Spring Bank Holiday Mon, 27 May 2024
Summer Bank Holiday Mon, 26 Aug 2024
Christmas Day Mon, 25 Dec 2024
Boxing Day Tue, 26 Dec 2024

2-week Christmas Holidays 2024:  Last day Friday 20th December return 6th January 2025

London - the world's best destination to learn English!

London, the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital of the United Kingdom, is undoubtedly one of the best destinations to learn English. With its rich history, diverse culture, and world-class educational institutions, London offers an unparalleled English language learning experience.

First and foremost, London is a city where English is the primary language spoken by its inhabitants. This provides an immersive environment for language learners to practice their English skills in real-life situations, from ordering food in a local pub to engaging in everyday conversations with locals. The city's diverse population also means that learners can experience a variety of accents and dialects, which is invaluable for developing listening skills and improving pronunciation.

Second, London is home to renowned educational institutions, including prestigious language schools (such as our very own, Islington Centre for English), colleges and universities. These institutions offer a wide range of English language courses, from general English to Business English and exam preparation, catering to learners of all levels and needs. Students can benefit from highly qualified teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and a supportive learning environment, which helps them achieve their language goals more effectively.

Third, London is a melting pot of different cultures, offering a rich and diverse social and cultural experience. Learners can immerse themselves in the city's vibrant arts, music, and theatre scenes, and interact with people from all walks of life. This provides opportunities to practice English in various social settings, broaden cultural understanding, and develop intercultural communication skills, which are crucial for effective language learning.

Finally, London is a city that offers an unparalleled lifestyle for learners. With its iconic landmarks, bustling markets, and world-class entertainment, London has something for everyone. Learners can explore the city's history and culture, engage in social activities, and make friends from all over the world, creating unforgettable memories while improving their English skills.

In conclusion, London is an exceptional destination for learning English. Its immersive environment, renowned educational institutions, diverse culture, and vibrant lifestyle make it an ideal choice for language learners seeking an enriching and rewarding English language learning experience. Whether you're a student, a professional, or a language enthusiast, London has it all.

Course Syllabi

Read our course syllabi for more detailed information about each course.

Test my English languague

Use our Islington Centre for English tool to test your English language skills. We will email you the results with a grammar level from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1) and provide you with the best English course options for you.

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