The Burlington School of English
This is the School's main General English course and all four language skills are covered: reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a balance of language structure (grammar) and practical usage. It aims to increase learner's confidence in communicating effectively in English, while ensuring that classes are fun and interesting as well as educationally stimulating.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||16 years old and older|
|Average||25 years old
(20 in the summer)
At Burlington we pride ourselves in offering a study package to cater for all of your needs. Not only are our English courses so varied as to attract students at every level from Beginners to Proficiency, but they also cover many specialist areas to suit every student's individual learning goals.
All our English teachers are qualified, experienced and will provide good quality lessons at all levels (from Beginner to Proficiency). They are well supported by our Vice Principle and our administrative staff. Whether you study in group classes, small specialist tutorials or on a one-to-one basis. In liaison with our Vice Principal, teachers constantly develop teaching materials to meet their current students' needs.
Our range of courses is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students. You can study general English at any level from Beginner to Proficiency. You can study for the Cambridge General English exams (FCE/CAE/CPE), or for the IELTS exam. You can also study a specialist course such as English for Teachers or English for Academic Purposes. There is something for everyone here.
The nationality and age mix at The Burlington School of English varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 25. In the summer, the average age is 20.
does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
Located in Fulham, one of London's nicest suburbs, we are conveniently situated just 15 minutes away from the city center, a short Underground journey from some great museums, world-famous landmarks, cinemas, theaters, and fantastic restaurants.
Yes I LIKED THE TEACHER, CLASS AND ACTIVITIES. MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IS GOOD .there were kind people.It was a relaxing period near my hotel. I AM NOT SURE IF i return perhaps because is not expensive and I like LONDON ITS MUSEUM.the lessons were interesting. was a good experienceShow details » Read more...
Unfortunately, my experience in The Burlington School of English was very disappointed, the classes don’t have connections, are isolated and don’t prepare for the IELTS test. The classes are very childish not what I expect being an adult. The teachers loose too much time look for materials during the classes, they are not preparing for the classes in advance. I just lost money, was a waist of time.Show details » Read more...
Teachers are helpful, thoughtful and very friendly. I started Elementary, but I finished Pre-intermediate. I had four classes - Elementary class, Listeting and speaking, Reading and writting and Grammar and vocab. The school changed location and the new school is very good. Every day had a social program. Everybody is friendly.Show details » Read more...
I have very good experinces. Burlington School is a very professional, well-arranged language school.
As for the teachers, they are kind, provide exciting topics and want to develop the knowledge of the students the more efficient way. I attended to C1 class and it could improve my speaking. It was the main aim why I went to the language school.
On the first day we wrote a grammar test, an essay and we had to speak with teacher so they assessed the Enlglish knowledge and put us into groups in a matrix system depending which skills are required to improve. Thanks to this I meet lot of students.
My classmates were also kind and good team, everybody wanted to improve so took part in excercises actively. And in addition we could talk to each other in the breaks and practise the speaking with them.
Location was also good because it is only a 10 minutes walk from Balham underground station which can be reached easily by Northern metro line from the city center. Balham station is 15-20 minutes from London Bridge metro station.
Facilities are also excellent because there is a canteen with delicious food at good price and there is a dining room which funcionated as a community/meeting room where the students can sit in the breaks and meet each other. Here the life was always busy because students were looking for each other's company.
I booked my accomodation on my own so it is not connected to the Burlington Language School.
The classes were are very interesting ,clear and easy for me.
My teachers were are very dynamic and helpful.They dedicated personally to each student.
The building was good,and later was nearer my host house so it was excellent for me.
The facilities in the first building were not so good,the tables ,chairs and bathroom were very old.
I was so happy to go out with my classmates and teachers to visit some places because, I could communicate with them.
At the beginning ours hostess was very nice,but we had a serius problem with her, because one day we arrived late for dinner because of the train.We called her to prevent her but, she called off.
We had to put with this situation because The Burlington School moved very near our Host House.
I liked the classes , my teachers,my classmates and the town.
I didn¨´t like the material , I think it was poor and insufficient.
The classes was good, teachers was overall good, location, facilities and housing was exelent. I didint use the activities.Show details » Read more...
I had a great experience. The teachers explained everything in a way that was easy for me to understand. I really admire the way that they make you interact with the other students to increase your English and learn all together, and in a funny way . In a future time i will love to come back, and I will talk good of you with my fiends to come and get their own experienceShow details » Read more...
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you study with us. We hope to see you again soon.
I spent 3 weeks in this school, i had good time in the classroom and in the school's accommodation, but there was somethings wrong such us the cleaning in the accommodation in my opinion was insufficient, and the structure of the school is too old, and nowadays needs a renew, but in all is a great place because the teacher and the other personal were kind and available to everything i needed.
i will advice this school to my friend certainly.
Thank you for your feedback and review. We shall certainly look into the cleanliness of the residence. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
With regards to the old school. We are excited to announce that in September 2019 the school will be opening a brand new multi-million pound center.
We would love to welcome you back to our new school and residence.
It certainly will be an amazing school and we cant wait to show all our new and returning students.
Hope to see you again.
Everything was great. The teachers were very good. I had a wonderful time and will come back for sure!Show details » Read more...
Burlington school is suitable place for studying for everyone. The main reasons to study in Burlington is conversation, friendliness and understandable explaining. Every teacher so kind, polite and artist. One thing which I don’t like in my school is old and uncomfortable building. But I heard that Burlington will have a new cool building for studying.Show details » Read more...
Thank you for the lovely review. We hope we can welcome you back to our brand new school in the near future.
On my first day I was greeted by the governor of the residence, one can scare at first because I had a hard time understanding the language especially when there are accents that add up, but in the end he reassured me and explain how life in Burlington student residency works.
And to finish the courses I had with my teacher James was super useful and concrete because what I learned in class help me better to talk to other people outside of class (other students, a passer-by in the street) ..) Thanks to you for it's 2 weeks.
Ps: The bunk bed I had was not comfortable but the chef's dishes were really excellent.
Every thing was fine.
In my opinion, a revamp to the premises is needed.
I liked everything. The teachers were very professional, rather strict. It was not allowed to use the phone during the lessons, to be late and chat. They gave homework and were often tested. Every Friday gave feedback.
The school is located near the metro station Parson green (7 minutes walk) and the bus stop Radipole Road (3 minutes walk). Also close is the budget supermarket Tesco.
Wifi works at the school, there is a library where you can rent a book. And there is a rest zone for students, in which there are computers.
On Fridays we went to the nearest pub with the whole group, including the teacher. It was fun and informative to communicate in an informal atmosphere.
I do not recommend staying in a school residence, because the rooms were not cleaned, 4-6 people can live at the same time. Only 3 rooms: 1 for boys and 2 for girls. The bathrooms are separate, but there are more girls, so there are queues in the mornings and evenings. And of course, there are so many young students that the residence can be quite noisy.
Meals are available in the school canteen. Not very tasty, but edible.
In general, I am satisfied with the educational process at school and not particularly with living.
I had enjoyed learning English with my teacher, Gavin, very much. My homestay, where I stayed in, is very good and comfortable. The owners are very good because they always take care me :) I thought that school is located in good area because of many facilities around the location and easily accession.Show details » Read more...
This was my first time to travel alone.
Everything was in order and I enjoyed my time inside the school as well outside where I visited few nice places in London.
Classes: Several levels in the same class
Teachers: Very good. For me, Glenston is the best.
Facilities: The WiFi does not work most of the time.
It's a perfect place to meet people and to live unforgettable experiences.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in London. These homes are often between 10 - 60 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 16 - 100. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about student residence accommodation
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from . Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.
If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to London based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
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