At Bethnal Student Academy, the aim is to help students develop the skills they need to use English in the real world. They understand that the English which is taught in a traditional classroom can seem very different to that spoken in the workplace and on the streets of London. Therefore, lessons focus on real life situations and exposure to authentic English. For more information check the school website.
  • 7
    Courses
  • 684 - 830
    Living Costs per Month
  • About
  • Programmes
  • Facility & Services
  • Social life

Description

  • The school has come a long way since opening in January 2015. BSA has grown in terms of numbers of students, the courses provided and in establishing their own unique identity. One of the greatest achievements in the short history is to achieve British Council accreditation within 18 months of opening. BSA believes this shows the motivation and dedication to providing the best possible service to students.
  • BSA also believes that learning a language should be a fun, motivating experience and that the ideal atmosphere should be friendly, relaxed and welcoming. The enthusiastic teachers creates the right type of learning environment which challenges students to push their boundaries and build their confidence.

About Location

East London is famous for its street art, art galleries and fashionable coffee shops. This is part of what makes this area so attractive for students. The school and residence are also conveniently located close to the Central line, so you can hop on the Tube and you will be in Central London in less than 15 minutes. However, if you are looking for fresh air and green space, Victoria Park (one of London’s biggest) is just a five-minute walk from the school and student residence. The famous Regent’s Canal is also a fantastic place to cycle or walk – all the way to Camden Town if you wish! East London is full of things to do and see right on BSA's front door.

Teaching Method

  • Classes focus on developing the skills students need to be flexible in their use of English in real-life situations.
  • The morning General English course allows students to build the full range of knowledge they need to use English effectively, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • The Skills and Functions/ Conversation lessons enable students to further extend their abilities in the key skills and to intensively practice what they have learned in their morning lessons.
  • Teachers are highly experienced and hold internationally recognised teaching qualifications including the CELTA, Trinity TESOL or MA in English Language Teaching.

Facilities

  • classrooms can accommodate an average of 15 students
  • right- and left-handed chairs with table pads integrated, so students can move easily and follow the dynamism of lessons
  • large and bright and equipped with computers, speakers and projectors so that means teachers can provide interactive lessons
  • students use course books so that they can study by themselves after class

Services

  • studying English should continue outside the classroom and that is why BSA provides free Wi-Fi and computer access and a library from which students can borrow books to read during their breaks or at home.

Accommodation

The student residence is in the same building as the school. It offers great value for students living upstairs. They don’t have to commute or pay for transport and they can make their own meals during the lunch break. BSA offers a range of different accommodation types, from the single and twin rooms to studio flats and dormitories. So you can find something to fit your budget.

Social Programme

Each week, students can spend time with each other and enjoy life in London during the Friday Social Activity. The students can meet each other and enjoy a coffee break in the common area or in the garden. BSA promotes a healthy lifestyle, and that is why BSA provides free healthy snacks and promote sports in the social activities.

Activities

Whether it’s by playing sports (such as cricket and football), enjoying a walk along the Regent’s Canal, visiting a museum, or shopping in the Old Spitalfields market, students have many opportunities to explore one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The Social Activity is always led by a teacher who guides the students and provides extra insight into London life.

Excursions

At Bethnal Student Academy social life is fundamental. That is why BSA organizes free social activities every week, a Special Friday Activity once a month, and Saturday Trip every three months. All activities are led by one of the teachers. These activities allow students to make new friends with people from other classes, open their minds and practice what they have learnt during the week.

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