English Course for Beginners in London         

Start Date Any Monday
Maximum Length of Course 48 weeks
Course Group Size 15 students maximum
Course Times

Monday to Friday



Many other English language schools in London do not do courses for CEFR A1 beginners. At Islington Centre for English we do! Running every afternoon, Monday to Friday, 12.30-3.30pm, we welcome those students who are able to say little more than ‘hello’.

Beginners English courses at our school in London will have a super-friendly tutor who is aware of the fears and insecurities of many low-level students and our classes have no more than 15 students.  It is just as important to build your confidence in a language as it is your grammar and vocabulary!

Common topics at this A1 level include:

  • Numbers & letters
  • Pronouncing English vowel sounds
  • Simple functional English ('At the Post Office', 'Saying hello to your neighbour' and introducing yourself)
  • Simple vocabulary areas such as common everyday objects and parts of the body
  • Use of the present simple tense

The next step is the Elementary English Course for the more confident beginner. There is always something to aim for!

We pride ourselves in offering excellent value for money, a fully equipped school and welcoming, family atmosphere. We also run a weekly social programme. ICE is a great place to meet people and make new friends whilst improving your English!

As one of the best value English schools in London and welcome potential students who may wish to join us for a free trial class. We are located just opposite Angel tube station- why not contact the Islington Centre for English to arrange a time!

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Learning English as a beginner...

...can be an exciting and rewarding experience. If you're looking for an English course for beginners, we have some tips to help you get started.

1. Start with the basics: Begin by learning the alphabet, numbers, and simple greetings. Practice pronouncing English sounds and words correctly. Utilize beginner-level language courses specifically designed for English learners at the beginner level.

2. Learn essential vocabulary: Focus on acquiring everyday words and phrases that you can use in daily conversations. Begin with fundamental categories like colours, food, clothing, and common verbs. Implement flashcards or vocabulary apps to practice and memorise new words.

3. Enhance your listening skills: Immerse yourself in the English language as much as possible. Engage in English movies or TV shows with subtitles, listen to English songs, and strive to comprehend the spoken language. This will help you become familiar with English sounds and improve your ability to understand spoken English.

4. Practice speaking: Don't hesitate to speak English, even if you make mistakes. Practice speaking with friends, language partners, or even in front of a mirror. Utilise simple sentences and express yourself as much as possible. This will enhance your fluency and boost your confidence.

5.  Enrol at a really good quality English school in London that runs English Courses for Beginners such as the Islington Centre for English in London.