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  • Learn EnglishFast!

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES

  • The A2Z ExperienceWhen you come to A2Z School of English, you come to learn English and to have the experience of a lifetime!

    At A2Z we know how important it is for our students to quickly feel settled, comfortable and happy.

    That is why we are more than just a school. Our students, teachers and support staff are all part of a

    community that is waiting for you to join.

    James Taylor - CEO

    THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME...

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    Find out more about your study experience with A2Z

    Life at school

    About A2Z and our schools 4-7

    About our students 8

    Life as a student at A2Z 9

    Meet our teachers 10-11

    Your level of English, classes and timetables 12-15

    The A2Z Method 16-17

    One-to-One 24

    A2Z Plus 18

    Exam English 20-23

    Modules 19

    Internships and Demi-Pair Programmes 26

    Our teachers and classes

    About Manchester 28-29

    About London 30-31

    Your social life 34

    Exploring the UK and Ireland 35

    Your accommodation 36-37

    Student support and Visas 38

    Enrolling 39

    Make the most of your experience

    We are here to help

    Summer Schools (soccer and music) 27

    TEFL teacher training 25

    About Dublin 32-33

  • About A2Z and our schoolsOur schools are located in some of the most vibrant cities in the world, London,

    Manchester and Dublin. Home to hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants, theatres,

    galleries and museums.

    Everything a visitor wants!

    Every year we welcome more than 1,000 students to our schools in England and Ireland. Our schools have excellent, modern teaching facilities whilst offering a relaxed and friendly environment for you to learn English.

    Our teachers are dedicated to providing you with the very best opportunity

    to learn. We offer a range of courses for all levels including the A2Z Method,

    which is one of the fastest ways to learn English.

    But coming to one of our schools is not just about learning English, it is

    about having the experience of a lifetime and at A2Z that is exactly what we

    offer.

    We look forward to welcoming you to A2Z School of English.

    Nasir HussainOperations Director

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  • Learn English with the A2Z Method: 70% speaking and listening, learn English faster and better!

    Build your own course with modules and one to one lessons.

    Wide range of Examination classes, including IELTS, First Certificate and Business English.

    Three amazing cities: London, Manchester and Dublin.

    Small class sizes: Average 8 students.

    Students from all over the world: More than 100 different nationalities.

    Native English Speaking Teachers.

    Social events all week, including football every week.

    Support staff that understand you: More than 10 languages spoken.

    Free internet - WiFi and wired, plus free self-study resources.

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    WHY CHOOSE A2Z?

    OUR ACCREDITATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: A2Z schools are accredited by leading accreditation bodies and authorities. Accreditation means that we have

    been assessed by international organisations and have high levels of quality service. Our accreditations include* :

    British Council Accreditation - London and Manchester

    EnglishUK members - London and Manchester

    Independent Schools Inspectorate - London and Manchester

    Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor - Manchester

    TOEIC accreditation - London, Manchester and Dublin

    EDI accredited all schools

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    * Correct at time of going to print. August 2013.

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    Our schools are equipped to high standards, providing the perfect

    learning environment.

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    About A2Z and our schools

    THE BEST THING ABOUT OUR SCHOOL IS THE STUDENTS

    Computer areaComputers are available for you to use

    whenever the school is open.

    Reception area Our friendly multilingual reception teams are always

    available to help during school hours.

    They speak many languages including Spanish, Polish,

    Arabic, Farsi, Portugese, French and Korean.

  • Lots of friendly students One of the best things about our schools is the students. There are always other students at school who are happy to chat, help and offer advice.

    Free Wi-FiInternet access whenever you are in the school.

    Comfortable and welcoming classroomsThe perfect place to learn English in relaxed surroundings.

    Self Study CentreThe perfect place to concentrate on your studies.

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    Student loungeStudents meet up here before, during and after classes to socialise, drink a coffee and of course, to practise their English!

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    At A2Z we teach students from all over the world and since the school first opened

    we have welcomed students from more than 100 countries. The wide mix of people

    and cultures make the school a great place for you to learn and a great place for us to

    teach.

    Brazil S. Korea VenezuelaIranColombia LibyaItaly SaudiPoland Spain

    Top nationalities in 2013:

    Student progress and exam results at A2Z School of English:

    Latin America: 11%

    Africa: 13%

    Western Europe / Eastern Europe and Russia: 46%

    Turkey, Middle East & Asia: 30%

    Student mix 2013:

    97% of our students would recommend our school to a friend.

    IELTS exams:

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    95% reach their target level

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    Cambridge exams:

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    100%89 of our students progress by at least one level while studying at A2Z School of English.

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    My story

    My name is Nadiya. Im from Kazakhstan and studied English in London in July 2013. Why did I go there? Thats a strange question with an obvious answer if you want to learn a language well the best idea is study it in the country where it is spoken.

    Im a very sociable person, but even if you are a little shy you will not be able

    to ignore the activities that the A2Z School organises, such as the game party,

    cinema evenings and tea parties. Sometimes you can also go somewhere on a

    group tour, which is very exciting and useful for your language skills.

    In my opinion, if you come to study English you should do your best to speak,

    speak and speak in English and dont speak with someone in your own language.

    Thats why during my stay in London I lived with a host family. During my stay

    here I spoke my own language for just a few hours great!

    We did a lot of fun things: One day we had classes in a museum. We visited

    Thorpe park amusement park which was one of my most exciting days in UK. We

    also went to the Bath. It is a small town and one of the most beautiful cities in the

    UK, it reminded me of Venice. During my weekends I also visited some clubs in

    London and had a lot fun there.

    My daily routine was to go to school, come home around 9pm (because of all the

    things that I used to do after my classes) then have dinner, check my homework

    and do some revision of the lessons I learned that day. Finally, I would go to bed

    and rest to recover my energy for new adventures the next day.

    Id like to say that while in London I had such a great time! I met a lot of nice,

    friendly and cool people. I made some really good friends. I will really miss my

    vacation in London. And Im sure I will come back here.

    Now I experienced it myself, I can tell you with certainty that studying in A2Z

    London is highly recommended!

    Nadia

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    Meet our teachersQUESTION: What makes a great school?ANSWER: Great Teachers!An English school is only as good as the teaching staff and at A2Z we make sure we have the

    very best teachers to help you to learn English.

    Our teachers are from England, America, Australia and many other English speaking

    countries and have exceptional spoken English. They are all experienced teachers with the

    relevant qualifications to help you get the most out of your time in the UK and Ireland.

    A lot of our teachers have also lived and taught English overseas, so they know what it feels

    like to be thousands of kilometres from home and have to make new friends and a new life.

    DIANEI have been teaching for 46 years including the UK and Jamaica.

    I enjoy all aspects of the English language including drama, history

    and literature. I have visited 30 different countries including the

    USA, China and Australia. I am a big Bruce Springsteen fan!

    HAYLEYI have been teaching English for nearly 2 years. I taught in South

    Korea for over a year - a great experience! I love teaching

    English because I enjoy having students from all around the

    world in the classroom. I learn so much about cultures and

    traditions. Its very interesting! I have been lucky enough to

    travel a lot; I have been to Asia, Europe, and Australia. My

    greatest experience to date is climbing Mount Fiji in Japan.

    It was amazing!

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    JAMESIve been teaching English on and off for several years in Poland,

    Taiwan and Japan, all ages of students. I enjoy teaching English

    because I get to meet people from all over the world (both students

    and colleagues) and because I love seeing progress in students

    ability to express themselves in a foreign language; students are

    also very entertaining! I travelled around the world after university

    and my favourite places were, and still are, New Zealand and

    Japan. I love reading, watching art-house movies and photography.

    MICHAELI have been teaching English since July 2013. I enjoy teaching

    because I have a passion for the English language and became

    interested in teaching during my previous job as a Teaching

    Assistant in a high school. My recent travel experience has been

    an 800 mile inter-railing trip from Athens to Vienna, including

    Budapest and Zagreb. I also recently went to Munich, which

    was beautiful in the snow. My favourite hobby is going to gigs

    and festivals, and I recently went to Glastonbury where I saw the

    Rolling Stones.

    RACHELIve now been teaching English for about 2 or 3 years including 1

    year teaching in France. Ive travelled a lot around Europe and I love

    visiting new countries and learning about different cultures. I always

    wanted to teach English and studied teaching for 4 years at

    university. I love the English language and I love having the

    opportunity to help people get to where they want to be in life. Im

    a Christian, so I spend a lot of free time getting involved with my

    church. I also like to hang out with my friends and go to new places.

    You can find out more about our teachers by visitinga2z-english.com/teachers

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    About A2Z classesWhatever your reason to learn English we offer the right course for you:

    The A2Z Method and General EnglishIdeal for beginners to upper-intermediate level students. The A2Z Method is a very interactive class where learning is heavily based on speaking and listening. General English builds on the A2Z Method focusing on reading and writing as well as speaking and listening.

    Modules Students can take modules to boost skills in specific areas or as part time courses. General English modules include the A2Z Method, Reading and Writing, Conversation and Grammar and Vocabulary. Examination preparation modules include FCE, CAE, TOEIC and IELTS.

    Exam PreparationOur full time exam preparation courses include FCE, CAE and IELTS. Classes provide excellent preparation for exams and lead to certificates suitable for work or academic study.

    Business English This class focuses on the BEC and TOEIC exams and is for students who want to communicate confidently in English at work. Focuses on all aspects of English.

    Internship and Demi-Pair ProgrammesFor EU students who want to study part time andget part time work experience with a company or as a demi pair living with a family in the UK or Ireland. Both offer an excellent combination of cultural experience and the chance to study.

    Summer SchoolOur summer school gives football loving students and aspiring musicians the opportunity to combine their passion with learning English. The programmes run for two weeks every summer.

    Teacher TrainingThe Level 5 Cert TEFL course in teaching English as a foreign language is designed for those with little or no experience but who would like to start a career as an EFL teacher.

    Not all classes are available at all times of day or in all

    schools. Classes are subject to minimum numbers of

    students and available space.

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    Timetable plannerAt A2Z School of English you can personalise your own course by choosing

    different modules and full time courses as well as one-to-one lessons.

    By adding together options and customising the course in this way we believe you will be able to progress faster and find your

    experience of learning English more enjoyable.

    The basic options correspond to our timetable and include full time courses, modules (which can also be part time courses) and one-to-one lessons. All lessons last 50 minutes. The options are:

    You can use these options to build your own timetable. Here are some example timetables:

    Full time Modules One-to-One

    = 20 lessons per week = 4, 6, 8 or 10 lessons per week = 1 or more lessons per week

    Example 2: Intensive (24 lessons per week):

    Full time Modules+

    20 lessons/week14.30 - 18.20 Mon - Fri

    4 lessons/week18.30 - 20.20 Tues & Thurs

    Full time Modules+ +

    20 lessons/week08.30 - 12.20 Mon - Fri

    8 lessons/week12.30 - 14.20 Mon - Thurs

    2 lessons/weekFriday 12.30 - 14.20

    One-to-One

    Example 1: Super intensive (30 lessons per week):

    Example 3: Full time (20 lessons per week):

    Full time

    20 lessons/week08.30 - 12.20 Mon - Fri

    Example 4: Part time (10 lessons per week):

    Modules10 lessons/week

    18.30 - 20.20 Mon - Fri

    Example 5: One-to-One only (2 lessons per week):

    One-to-One

    2 lessons/week12.30 - 14.20 Fridays

    Time General English Exam Preparation

    Full TIme08.30 - 10.20 A2Z Method

    FCE CAE IELTS10.30 - 12.20 A2Z Plus

    Modules 12.30 - 14.20Reading and

    WritingGrammar and

    vocabularyIELTS module FCE module

    Full Time14.30 - 16.20 A2Z Method

    FCE Business English IELTS16.30 - 18.20 A2Z Plus

    Modules 18.30 - 20.20 A2Z Method FCE Moduke IELTS Module

    Here is an example of a timetable

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    Your study journeyYour progress Learning English opens new possibilities for our students. As you progress through

    different levels you will become more effective and accurate. After reaching an

    advanced level of English we offer 3 main streams - General, Academic and

    Business English. Later we can connect you with a University, a work experience

    placement or you can take a TEFL teacher training course to become a qualified

    English teacher.

    Your level of English Which classes are available to you will depend on

    your level of English. We have classes for all levels

    of English from beginner to advanced. You can see

    a detailed listing of what is available in our special

    chart on the next page. However, before you

    continue, why not take our online test of English

    that will give you an indication of your general level?

    ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

    INTERMEDIATE

    ADVANCED

    GENERAL ENGLISH

    ACADEMIC ENGLISH

    BUSINESS ENGLISH

    TEFL TEACHER?

    UNIVERSITY?

    WORK?

    FCE CAE

    IELTS

    BEC TOEIC

    Go to a2z-english.com/testmyenglish

    and complete our short test to discover

    your English level

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    Study plannerWhether you want to study part time, full time or intensively, we have

    classes to suit your individual needs.

    Available as... English level

    Full time

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    General English

    A2Z Method *

    A2Z Plus *

    Grammar and Vocabulary

    Reading and Writing

    Conversation

    English for specific purposes**

    Exam preparation

    TOEIC module

    IELTS

    Business English

    FCE

    CAE

    Teacher training

    A2Z TESOL Certificate

    EDI Cert TEFL

    Direct method training

    Levels

    CEFR Levels A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2

    Cambridge levels KET PET FCE CAE CPE

    IELTS levels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    Exam level comparisons are approximate.* These classea are 10 lessons per week and are combined with A2Z Method or A2Z Plus** Eg. Medical, Legal, Financial English

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  • The A2Z Method is perfect for beginners or

    students with only basic English. It is a direct

    method of teaching because students do not think

    in their own language and translate into English.

    Instead, from the very first word on the first day,

    students are taught to think and speak in English.

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    General EnglishThe A2Z Method

    A different way of learning We have our own unique method for learning English not available anywhere else.

    We use the A2Z Method which is a fast, fun and VERY interactive way to learn

    English. In fact it is so fast, we guarantee your spoken English will improve faster than

    ever before.

    We guarantee your progress:After you have taken our level test, we promise that after a

    certain number of lessons you will pass your A2Z Method

    examinations.

    If you fail the examination we will give you FREE

    lessons until you pass the exam!

    IS INVOLVED EVERY STUDENTall of the time

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    How the A2Z Method worksThe A2Z Method is so successful because every student

    is involved all of the time. Each lesson is structured as

    though it is an informal test of listening, speaking,

    grammar and sentence construction. This way, whenever

    a mistake is made, your teacher will correct you instantly,

    so there is no opportunity to pick up bad speaking habits.

    The teacher asks a question speaking very quickly just like a native speaker and then repeats the question to be sure students understand.

    The teacher chooses a student to answer the question.

    The teacher then helps the student to answer the question and will correct pronunciation, grammar and any other mistakes.

    Watch a lesson online! Go to

    www.a2z-english.com/watchthemethod

    Levels Absolute beginner to intermediate

    ObjectivesAll round improvement in English skills, especially speaking,

    listening, vocabulary and grammar

    Entrance requirements? None

    Start and end dates Start any day we are open

    TimesMonday to Friday - 08.30 - 10.20, 14.30 - 16.20, 18.30 - 20.20 and

    Monday to Thursday 12.30 -14.20

    Lessons/hours per weekBefore 18.30 either 4, 8 or 10 fifty minute lessons per week,

    after 18.30 also 6 lessons per week

    Duration 1 - 120 weeks

    Class size - maximum/average Max 14, avg 8

    Progression After completing book 8 students normally progress to exam preparation

    Included in the price Tuition and progress tests

    Not included in the price Course books

    The A2Z Method

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    General EnglishA2Z Plus

    A2Z Plus combines the A2Z Method and communicative language teaching. Our lessons encourage students to

    think for themselves, so is a great way to develop the skills already learnt with the A2Z Method.

    A2Z Plus is available to students who are studying the A2Z Method but who also want

    to improve their other language skills; reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

    Levels Absolute beginner to intermediate

    ObjectivesAll round improvement in English skills, but especially reading,

    writing and practice in everyday situational English

    Entrance requirements? None

    Start and end datesOfficial start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms,

    but you can start any day we are open

    TimesMonday to Friday - 10.30 - 12.20, 16.30 - 18.20 and any time

    during business hours as a one to one lesson

    Lessons/hours per week 10 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 8 hours and 20 minutes per week

    Duration 1 - 52 weeks

    Class size - maximum/average Max 14, avg 8

    Progression After completing all levels students normally progress to exam preparation

    Included in the price Tuition and progress tests

    Not included in the price Course books

    Walid, studying A2Z Plus

    I have been in Manchester for 8 months and A2Z for 7 months. When I started my

    English was nothing. A2Z Plus gives you practice for IELTS and more

    vocabulary. We do a lot of speaking by questions. The teacher asks a lot of

    questions and we answer. I like the food in Manchester and the people the

    people are very polite here.

    Walid, studying A2Z Plus

  • Levels Elementary to upper proficiency

    ObjectivesFocus on particular areas of English - grammar, vocabulary, reading,

    writing and conversation.

    Entrance requirements? You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test.

    Start and end datesOfficial start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms,

    but you can start any day we are open mid course.

    Times12.30 - 14.30 Monday to Thursday and 18.30 - 20.20 on selected evenings.

    Any time during business hours as a one to one lesson. Exact times vary by school - contact reception for accurate details.

    Lessons/hours per week 4 or 8 lessons per week, ie. 3 hours 20 minutes or 6 hours 40 minutes per week.

    Duration 1 - 24 weeks

    Class size - maximum/average Max 14, avg 8

    Progression After completing this module students can transfer to another module.

    Included in the price Tuition and progress tests

    Not included in the price Course books

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    ModulesAs well as lessons specialising in particular methods of learning or dedicated to helping

    you achieve success in exams, we also offer extra modules to help boost your learning in

    areas in which you feel less confident.

    General English: A2Z Method

    Reading and writing

    Conversation

    Grammar and vocabulary

    Exam preparation: TOEIC

    IELTS

    FCE

    CAE

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    Exam English Cambridge English: First (FCE)The FCE is an examination awarded by Cambridge University ESOL. It is an examination of General English and is very well known across the world. In fact in England it is the most widely recognised General English certificate.

    It is the ideal course for students who want to achieve a well known certificate in English to allow them to progress to higher levels of learning or to boost career prospects.

    During lessons, our teacher will prepare students for all parts of the examination and help to identify specific weaknesses for students to focus on. We use previous exam papers to systematically improve scores in each of the five sections of the exam and have full practice tests every four weeks so students are thoroughly prepared.

    Key Facts: The FCE is valid for life, unlike an

    IELTS certificate or TOEIC/TOEFL test report.

    Paper based tests take place three times a year, in March, June and December, but computer based tests can be taken at other times.

    Levels Intermediate to proficiency

    ObjectivesAwareness of all parts of the FCE exam, full and partial practice tests and practical

    information about the test day leading to increased scores in the test

    Entrance requirements? You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test

    Start and end datesOfficial start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can

    start any day we are open mid course

    TimesMonday to Friday - 08.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 18.20, 18.30 - 20.20 and

    Monday to Thursday 12.30 -14.20

    Lessons/hours per weekBefore 18.30 20 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 16 hours and 20 minutes per week.

    After 18.30 4 lessons per week, ie 3 hours and 20 minutes per week

    Duration 1 - 52 weeks

    Class size - maximum/average Max 14, avg 10

    ProgressionStudents can take the FCE exam in an external test centre, or progress to the

    CAE class or IELTS. Students who successfully pass the FCE exam may transfer to our A2Z TESOL certificate course

    Included in the priceTuition and progress tests, including a full practice test every

    5 weeks and part of a test each week

    Not included in the price Course books and FCE exam and/or certificate fees

    I think the FCE is a title that is recognised in all the world and in Spain it is very

    important to have titles for all the things that you study. We do a lot of exercises

    about the grammar we study and the exercises you need to pass the FCE exam.

    I think A2Z is a good school because the facilities are very nice, its clean. I was

    in another one before and I prefer this academy. You have a lot of kind of courses,

    business courses, all types and I think its a good school.

    Silvia, Spain, studying FCE

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    Exam EnglishCambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

    The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the next level up from the First Certificate in English and lots of our students go on to complete both courses. It is also awarded by Cambridge University ESOL and is an examination of General English.

    The CAE is for students who need a qualification that shows they have a high level of English for both academic and professional situations. Students who complete the course can go on to take academic university courses and will be perfectly comfortable communicating almost fluently in English in a wide range of situations.

    Key Facts: 12,000 organisations globally

    recognise the value of Cambridge English Exams.

    A CAE qualification is often accepted as proof that you can study a degree course in English.

    The United Kingdom and Australia accept the CAE for study visa applications.

    Levels Upper intermediate to proficiency

    ObjectivesAwareness of all parts of the CAE exam, full and partial practice tests and practical

    information about the test day leading to increased scores in the test

    Entrance requirements? You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test

    Start and end datesOfficial start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can

    start any day we are open mid course.

    TimesMonday to Friday - 08.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 18.20, 18.30 - 20.20 and

    Monday to Thursday 12.30 -14.20

    Lessons/hours per weekBefore 18.30 20 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 16 hours and 20 minutes per week.

    After 18.30 4 lessons per week, ie 3 hours and 20 minutes per week

    Duration 1 - 52 weeks

    Class size - maximum/average Max 14, avg 10

    ProgressionStudents can take the CAE exam in an external test centre. Students who

    successfullly pass the CAE exam may progress to our teacher training courses

    Included in the priceTuition and progress tests, including a full practice test

    every 5 weeks and part of a test each week

    Not included in the price Course books and CAE exam and/or certificate fees

    We really focus on the skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking in CAE and the teacher

    also really makes us focus on our weaknesses. The subject matter is really interesting in CAE

    and the teacher really brings the lesson to life!

    Issam, Saudi Arabia, studying CAE

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    Exam English IELTS

    Levels Pre intermediate to proficiency

    ObjectivesAwareness of all parts of the academic IELTS exam, full and partial practice tests

    and practical information about the test day leading to increased scores in the test

    Entrance requirements? You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test

    Start and end datesOfficial start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can

    start any day we are open mid course

    TimesMonday to Friday - 08.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 18.20, 18.30 - 20.20 and

    Monday to Thursday 12.30 -14.20

    Lessons/hours per weekBefore 18.30 20 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 16 hours and 20 minutes per week.

    After 18.30 4 lessons per week, ie 3 hours and 20 minutes per week.

    Duration 1 - 52 weeks

    Class size - maximum/average Max 14, avg 10

    Progression

    Students can take the IELTS examination in an external testing centre or transfer to the CAE class. Students who successfully pass the IELTS test with a score of 4

    or more may be able to apply for a University foundation course. Students who achieve a score of 5 or more may apply to University undergraduate or post

    graduate courses or the A2Z TESOL Certificate course.

    Included in the priceTuition and progress tests, including a full practice test every 5 weeks

    and part of a test each week

    Not included in the price Course books and IELTS exam and/or certificate fees

    For students who want to study at an English speaking university, IELTS is one of the best courses available. More than 7,000 organisations across the world accept IELTS including universities and schools, government departments, professional bodies and associations and a large number of multinational employers.

    Key Facts: IELTS is the worlds most popular high

    level English language proficiency test.

    There are more than 800 IELTS test centres in 130 countries worldwide.

    I have been studying for 6 months. I started with the First Certificate. The school helped me a lot, the teachers were really good and they specifically taught us how to do our exam. Now I am studying IELTS and I hope to do the exam at the end of the month. I am thinking of studying a post graduate course so I will need IELTS. think A2Z is the best...they give a good quality of teaching, a good price. I like it!

    Annalisa, Italy, studying IELTS

    I have been studying for 6 months. I started with the First Certificate. The school

    helped me a lot, the teachers were really good and they specifically taught us

    how to do our exam. Now I am studying IELTS and I hope to do the exam at the

    end of the month. I am thinking of studying a post graduate course so I will need

    IELTS. think A2Z is the best...they give a good quality of teaching, a good price.

    I like it!

    Annalisa, Italy, studying IELTS

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    Exam EnglishBusiness English including BEC Vantage

    A lot of students want to understand how to use English in a work environment and if that includes you, we offer specialist Business English courses to meet your needs.

    But Business English is not just for professional business people, it is also for anyone who wants to work in an English speaking work environment. Our courses focus on specific business vocabulary, grammar and subjects or situations that you might encounter. For example meetings, presentations or telephone calls about sales and marketing.

    The course is for general Business English and includes preparation for the Cambridge BEC Vantage examination, which is widely recognised around the world by employers as proof of your English language level.

    Levels Intermediate to proficiency

    Objectives

    Increase in general business English skills including special vocabulary and idiomatic constructions, practice of common business situations including video

    calls, telephone calls, email exchanges and face to face presentations. Awareness of all parts of the BEC exam, full and partial practice tests and practical information

    about the test day leading to increased scores in the test

    Entrance requirements? You may be asked to complete a short written and/or oral test

    Start and end datesOfficial start dates 4 times per year in conjunction with terms, but you can start

    any day we are open mid course

    Times Monday to Friday - 08.30 - 12.30, 14.30 - 18.20

    Lessons/hours per week 20 fifty minute lessons per week, ie 16 hours and 20 minutes per week

    Duration 1 - 52 weeks

    Class size - maximum/average Max 14, avg 10

    ProgressionStudents can take the BEC exam in an external testing centre or transfer to another

    high level class, such as CAE or IELTS. Students that successfully take the BEC Vantage exam may progress to our A2Z TESOL certificate course

    Included in the priceTuition and progress tests, including a full practice test every 5 weeks and

    part of a test each week

    Not included in the price Course books and BEC exam and/or certificate fees

    I am majoring in Business at my University in Seoul so I need to become familiar

    with the terms that native speakers usually use in the business context. The

    teacher helps us to think using business concepts and in using business terms in

    the correct way. For me studying here has been very, very useful.

    Hyung, Korea, studying TOEIC

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    Start and end dates Any day

    Times Friday 12.30 - 14.20

    Lessons/hours per week We recommend two lessons per week

    Duration 1 - 50 weeks

    One-to-One lessons cater for individual needs and are designed to help you fulfil your goals. You can focus on anything that you think will help you make progress, including speaking, listening, reading or writing, as well as grammar and vocabulary. We can also organise tuition focussed on legal, financial, medical or other kinds of special English.

    One to One lessons are usually taken in combination with our full time courses and modules. As an example, you might study a full time General English course, 2 days per week of modules and 2 one to one lessons per week

    The benefits of One-to-One lessons:

    Individual time with a teacher to discuss your needs.

    Students can decide what they study.

    Some examples of study programmes are; Exam preparation, Medical English, Legal English, Business English.

    Study plans tailor made to your individual needs and learning styles.

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    Our teacher training courses have been developed so that you can take your English skills to the next level - become a teacher! With an English teaching certificate you can apply for jobs all over the world. We offer two types of full time course, depending on your level of English.

    For students whose level is already C1 (advanced/CAE) or for native speakers of English we offer the EDI Cert TEFL, an officially recognised TEFL course.

    For students who have an upper intermediate level of English we offer the A2Z Cert TESOL - a special course designed for higher level students who want a teahing certification.

    Both qualifications are full time and include 120 hours of tuition and 6 hours of observed teaching practice. You will also benefit from experienced teachers and a variety of guest speakers from within our existing teaching teams.

    Becoming a TEFL teacher

    Levels Advanced to proficiency

    ObjectivesTheoretical and practical instruction on teaching English including 120 hours of

    training and 6 hours of observed teaching practice, leading to succsessful completion of the course and official certification from EDI examinations

    Entrance requirements? C1 level English and A level or equivalent level of general education

    Start and end dates See website for official start dates

    Times 12.30 - 20.20 Monday to Friday

    Lessons/hours per week120 hours of tuition, 6 hours of observed practice and approximately 14 hours of

    observing other teachers

    Duration 4 weeks

    Class size - maximum/average Max 14, avg 10

    Progression Successful trainees may apply for jobs teaching English worldwide

    Included in the price Examination fees, tuition and progress tests

    Not included in the price Course books

  • This internship is my first work experience in the UK, and I couldnt be happier

    about it! There is a fast-paced working environment in the office, where I really enjoy

    the time both learning about the business and improving my English skills.

    Raquel Lopez, Spain

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    Your internship will be organised for after your English course so that you can apply what you have learnt in school to real life work environments. All internships are unpaid, but the businesses we work with may decide to take you on either part or full time if they are impressed with the standard of your work.

    Your work experience can be tailored around your skills, talents and interests. For example:

    Demi-Pair Programme Our demi pair programme is a great way to combine learning English, making lifetime friends and saving on your accommodation costs.

    You will live with a host family and care for their children. You will also be asked to do light household tasks and to take the children to school or pick them up.

    You will work 18 hours a week, which might include babysitting some evenings. The rest of your day is free for you to study around your work commitments and to enjoy all that a busy English city has to offer.

    Included in your free accommodation is your own single room plus your meals. The Demi-Pair Programme is a fantastic opportunity to improve your language skills because you spend so much time in an English speaking environment.

    Finance and Accounting Design Internet marketing Website development Market research Administration Sales and marketing Hospitality and Catering

    For more information about our Internship and Demi-Pair Programmes visit:a2z-english.com/english-plus

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    English PlusSummer Schools

    For more information about our

    English plus programmes visit:

    a2z-english.com/summer-school

    For both our Summer School programmes, all your accommoda-tion is included. If you are 18 or older you will stay in a student residence, and if you are 16 or 17 you will stay in a homestay. Transport from the airport is also provided and a weekly ticket to use on public transport.

    Soccer camp Manchester is home to two of the worlds biggest football clubs; Manchester City and Manchester United, so if football is your passion and you want to improve your English at the same time, why not join our summer soccer camp.

    Students learn English in the morning and attend soccer coaching sessions or football excursions in the afternoon. Each camp lasts for two weeks and includes:

    English language classes Monday to Friday 8.30 - 12.30

    Training three afternoons a week with a professional football coach

    Excursions to football grounds (including Old Trafford, the Etihad Stadium and Liverpool or Everton trip) and sports related excursions (National museum of football etc.) two afternoons a week

    School of Rock As well as being world famous for football, Manchester has a fantastic music scene, with some of the biggest selling artists in the UK having launched their careers right here in the city. If you want to experience what Manchester has to offer to musicians and improve your English, sign up for the School of Rock.

    Students learn English in the morning and spend their afternoons with professional musicians, writing, playing and recording their music. Each school lasts for two weeks and includes:

    English language classes Monday to Friday 8.30 - 12.30

    Music training (instrumental and recording) three afternoons a week with a professional musician

    Excursions to gigs and concerts (including Rock, Dance and Historic venues) two evenings a week

  • Key facts:

    London was a Roman town established in 43AD

    More than eight million people live in Greater London

    London has 43 universities and 400,000 students

    There are five airports in London, including Heathrow, the largest in the United Kingdom

    There are hundreds of galleries, museums and theatres to choose from

    London is the most popular travel destination in Europe

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    Our London school is in Wimbledon, only minutes away from the world famous All England Lawn Tennis Club and a short tube ride to central London.

    In 1777, Samuel Johnson, the man who wrote the very first Dictionary of English Language wrote about London:

    ...when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

    And that is still true today. London is one of the busiest and coolest cities in the world. It is an exciting mix of historic and modern architecture, traditional and new cultures, busy streets full of people and huge open parks.

    Whatever you want to eat, you will be able to buy it in London and whatever music you want to listen to, you will find a venue that plays it.

    For an incredible and intense life experience then London is the city for you!

    Our Wimbledon school is in the centre of the town, has 5 classrooms, a reception and free computer area. There is free Wifi internet throughout the building and a free student library

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    The cost of living in London*:Accommodation (homestay) 140-195 per week

    Cinema ticket 10.00

    Cheap restaurant meal 10-20

    Pint of beer in a local pub 3.50

    Cocktail in a club 9.00

    1 litre of milk 1.05

    12 eggs 2.46

    Loaf of bread 1.00

    Big Mac Meal 5.00

    *All prices are from www.expatistan.com, the cost of living index

    Visit our webpage for more

    details and pictures:a2z-london.com

    Wimbledon is the best place to learn English in London. One reason is that there are many nearby homestays so you should spend less time travelling to school than if you study in central London. In addition Wimbledon is one of the nicest areas in London and has great parks, shops and transport to central London. Many famous people including film stars and politicians live in Wimbledon.

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    Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is one of the most lively and friendly cities in the world. The citys one million inhabitants are famous for their sense of humour, relaxed approach to life and for enjoying the Craic - the Irish word for fun! Dublin itself has much to offer visitors and almost four million people come to the city every year. It is a city that mixes museums, galleries and historic architecture with a truly modern feel.

    Further afield, Ireland has a rich history and you dont need to travel far to find wonderful examples of old Irish Culture set amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see.

    Our Dublin school is in the centre of the City, has 5 classrooms, a reception and free computer area. There is free Wifi internet throughout the building and a free student library

    Key facts:

    Dublin was a Viking town dating from around 841AD

    More than one million people live in Dublin

    Dublin is home to Trinity College and 15,000 students

    The Guinness factory is located in Dublin, and tasting tours take place every day of the week.

    There are hundreds of galleries, museums and theatres to choose from

    3.9 million people visit Dublin every year

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    The cost of living in Dublin*:Accommodation (homestay) 150-180 per weekCinema ticket 10.00Cheap restaurant meal 10-20Pint of beer in a local pub 4.80Cocktail in a club 7.801 litre of milk 1.3012 eggs 2.90Loaf of bread 1.41 Big Mac Meal 7.20*All prices are from www.expatistan.com, the cost of living index

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    Visit our webpage for more

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    Our Manchester school is in the centre of the city, has 12 classrooms, a reception, student room, free computer access and free internet wifi throughout the building

    Our Manchester school is in the very centre of Englands vibrant second city.

    People in Britain will tell you that the further North you travel, the more friendly people are. This is very true of Manchester. You will find that it is a city where people like to talk to you and because more than 85% of the population are native English speakers, you will have lots of opportunity to practise your English!

    Key facts:

    More than two million people live in Greater Manchester

    85% of the population are native English speakers

    Manchester has three universities and 80,000 students

    Manchester Airport is the largest outside London

    There are ten theatres, two symphony orchestras and free museums and galleries

    One of the largest shopping centres in the UK, the Trafford Centre is only 15 minutes from the city centre

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    Visit our webpage for more

    details and pictures:a2z-manchester.com

    The cost of living in Manchester*:Accommodation (homestay) 120-140 per week

    Cinema ticket 7.50

    Cheap restaurant meal 8-15

    Pint of beer in a local pub 2.90

    Cocktail in a club 6.50

    1 litre of milk 0.91

    12 eggs 2.14

    Loaf of bread 1.02

    Big Mac Meal 5.00

    *All prices are from www.expatistan.com, the cost of living index

    As well as being home to Manchester City and Manchester United, two of the worlds biggest football clubs, the city also has an incredible music scene. Oasis, The Chemical Brothers, Take That and many more bands launched their careers here. The city has a thriving creative, media and arts scene, fantastic restaurants and some of the coolest (and sometimes wildest) nightlife in the world. Whether you want to relax with friends, be inspired by works of art or just dance the night away, Manchester has it all!

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    Your social lifeA big part of your experience will be linked to your social life. While you are here you will have a chance to mix with other students and make friends with people from all over the world. To help you with this we have a full social calendar with events organised every week and students often organise their own events, so keep an eye on the notice boards and our Facebook pages for news.

    Weekly events include:

    Guided tours

    Afternoon tea

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    Friday night pub club

    Saturday football in the park - we are always looking for new players to join. Are you the next Ronaldo, Messi or Ballotelli?

    WITH PEOPLE FROM

    MAKE FRIENDSall OVER THE WORLD

    Visit our social activities page for up to date information about our social calendar: a2z-english.com/social

    All our schools arrange day trips to nearby locations and tourist attractions, such as York, Brighton, Old Trafford, The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye in England. In Ireland we also run day trips, for example tours of Trinity College and the Guinness Brewery or a cultural visit to Dublinia and the Viking World.

    From hip bars and clubs, to galleries, fine restaurants or fish and chips in the park there is always something to do and someone to do it with.

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    Exploring the UK and IrelandWhether you choose to live and study in Manchester, London or Dublin, you will never be far away from spectacular scenery, historic stately homes or incredible tourist attractions.

    Lake District

    Brighton

    Windsor Castle

    Edinburgh

    York

    Belfast

    Liverpool

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    Your accommodationMaking our students feel happy, comfortable and settled is a big part of what we do at A2Z. We offer three kinds of accommodation and our dedicated Accommodation Manager will help you to find the perfect place to live so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

    HomestayMost of our students choose to stay in an English speaking home. This is a fantastic way to start your experience as you will be treated as a member of the family. You will be able to spend time with your host family, including your evening meal, helping you to understand their culture and giving you plenty of opportunity to speak English.

    A lot of our families have hosted students for many years and will be happy to answer questions about the local area. All homestays are inspected regularly to ensure they meet our high standards.

    All homestay accommodation includes a private single room, bedding, laundry facilities and internet access. Most homestay accommodation is less than 45 minutes from the school by public transport.

    We offer two kinds of homestay - standard and customised. Standard homestay includes breakfast and evening meal every day and lunch at weekends. Customised homestay means that you have a special request, like special food or closer proximity to the school, and if this is available we will charge extra to arrange this.

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    Student residences Choosing to live in a shared student residence is a very social way to enjoy your time away from home. You will live with other students so will get lots of opportunity to socialise and practise speaking English.

    We offer two kinds of residence - budget and premium. Our premium residences are more expensive and have private or ensuite bathrooms, guaranteed internet and a higher standard of decoration. Our budget residences are cheaper and include shared rooms and bathrooms. Internet is not guaranteed.

    You will have to do your own cooking but for students who want to make the most of the Great British nightlife a student residence is a great place to live!

    Hotels and hostels We can also arrange for you to stay in a hotel or hostel. Hotels and hostels are good for short stays, but are quite expensive when compared with homestay or our student residences. However, you might not socialise as much and might speak English less than in a homestay.

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    Student SupportMaking you feel welcome and helping you to settle in quickly when you arrive is all part of the A2Z service. Our reception team are all former students so they know everything there is to know about the difficulties you might face when starting life in a new school and a new city. Between them they also speak ten languages and are always available to help with practical issues:

    Student inductionFor students starting lessons on Monday you will be invited to our weekly welcome session. Here you can meet other new students, learn about the school, the teachers and our support services. A copy of our Student Handbook will also be available to help you with any other questions you might have.

    ArrivingYou have booked your course, accommodation and flight. Dont forget to book a transfer from the airport! We can help you to arrange a private transfer taxi or give advice or information about public transport. Visit www.a2z-english.com/meet-and-greet

    VisasStudents from outside the European economic area often need to apply for a visa before they travel to the UK or Ireland. Because our schools have accreditations we are able to support your application for a visa if you enrol on a course. Ireland has different rules to the UK, but in general the process is as follows:

    This is only a very general guide and you should visit our website www.a2z-english.com/visas for more detailed information.

    Enrol on a course with A2Z and pay your tuition fees

    A2Z will send you confirmation documents

    Use these documents, together with other evidence to complete your visa application

    Apply to the UK or Irish Embassy for your visa

    Opening a bank account

    Finding a doctor or dentist

    Using public transport

    Finding a place to worship

    And much more

    For any problems the reception team cannot help with, each school has a dedicated manager. You can make an appointment to see them any time at their weekly help sessions.

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    Enrolling with the schoolJoining our school is easy. Follow the steps below and if you have any questions, please contact us. We are always happy to help.

    CHOOSEThe type of course you want to study?

    The number of weeks you want to study for?How many lessons a week do you want to attend?

    If you require accommodation, what type do you want?

    PAYPay our official partner directly OR Online by using PayPal, debit card or credit card OR Bank transfer a2z-english.com/how-pay OR By telephone Using your debit card or credit card

    CONFIRMWhen the payment has been received you will be scheduled into your classes for the dates you have chosen.

    You will receive your letter to confirm your course booking at A2Z School of English .

    You will receive proof of payment .

    START!Prior to your arrival you will be supplied with a detailed information pack including all the necessary information you will need when you arrive.

    A warm welcome awaits you. Our reception staff will help you settle into life at A2Z School of English. A new adventure and experience of a lifetime awaits you.

    APPLYUse an official A2Z registered partner in your home country. They will process your application and deal with the school on your behalf

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    Apply online - you can go to www.a2z-english.com/register and submit all the information required to complete your bookingOR

    By telephone - Our UK & Ireland Head Office is open for business between 08:00 and 20:00 GMT. Our bookings team are ready to answer your questions and complete your booking. Telephone + 44 161 883 0247

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    Apply by post - you can go to www.a2z-english.com/paper-forms, print out our booking forms and post to A2Z HQ, 3rd floor, Clarendon house, 81 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3LQ, England

  • Contact A2Z School of English:

    t: +44 (0)161 883 0247 e: [email protected]: [email protected] Head Office, Brook House, Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BQ, England

    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information provided in this document was correct at the time of printing. E&OE.

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    Manchester: /a2zschool London: /a2zlondon Dublin: /a2zdublin