English Language Courses

At Westminster Kingsway College in central London, you can study long and short English language courses that will help you to improve your English and develop your language skills to progress further. You can also prepare for IELTS with our IELTS Preparation Classes.

Our courses are offered at Beginners, Elementary/Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate. Each level is carefully structured to help you improve your reading, writing, speaking & listening skills, whilst developing your confidence to communicate in English in different situations (e.g. work, study, life in London).

Our teachers are very experienced and they use the most up-to-date materials and a variety of approaches to make sure that your classes are interesting, motivating and effective. Classes include group, pair and project work as well as computer-based activities. Each centre also has a fully equipped Learning Centre, which you are encouraged to use.

Class size

You will learn with students from different nationalities who have the same level of English. At the college, our maximum class size is 24, but the average number of students is 18 and some classes are smaller.

Number of hours per week

Full-time English classes run for 15 hours per week at our Soho Centre in the heart of London. Part-time courses of 8, 10 and 12 hours are also available. As we agree a timetable to suit your needs, you will usually have more than one teacher.


You will be assessed through regular homework during the course, as well as an end of course test. We are also able to offer an accredited ESOL Examination (English Speaking Board or Trinity) in December, March/April and July if required.

Entry requirements

You must be aged 18 years or older to take this course. You will need to complete a short test so that we can assess your level of English to ensure that you join a class that is right for you. For students applying from abroad or outside London, this test can be taken online by arrangement.


If you do not normally need a visa to visit the UK (non-visa nationals), you should be able to study for up to 6 months without applying for a visa in advance. You will need a letter from the college confirming you have been accepted onto a course and will need to see a Border Officer when you arrive in the UK. If you are from a country for which you would usually require a visa to visit the UK or you wish to study for between 6-11 months you will need to apply for a Short Term Study Visa in advance. For further information, please email international@westking.ac.uk

How to Apply

You will need to complete a short test so that we can assess your level of English, to ensure that you join a class that is right for you. For students applying from overseas, this test can be taken online by arrangement. 

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