A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

The Student Journey

Welcome to the overview of your student journey at Capital School of English

Studying at the Capital School of English and living in the UK is exciting, but also, worrying and nerve-wracking. Everything is new and different…

But do not worry, we are here to help you (before, during and after your course).

Before you Travel

Your Travel Documents

Your Travel Documents

Please check you have all your travel documents including an up-to-date passport and Visa etc. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the correct documents to study/live in the UK.

 

Please find some useful websites below to find out further information on your new adventure:

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfers

Organise your taxi transfer (pick-up) from the airport with Capital School of English, informing us of your flight number and travel information.

 

Care of Under 18s: Any student under 18 must be collected from the airport/ferry for their safety.

Organise your Travel Insurance

Organise your Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you get Travel Insurance before coming to study in the UK.

In your country you may get healthcare or legal aid for free. When you are visiting the UK to study you will have to pay for some or all the healthcare or legal aid given to you. If you have Travel Insurance, it pays for your medical or legal expenses if you get sick or have an accident. If you do not have Travel Insurance, you will have to pay any medical or legal expenses personally.

You can either arrange your own travel insurance or we can organise travel insurance for you, for £8.00 per week, with Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited.

For more information about International Student Travel Insurance with Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited click here.

Pre-Arrival Webinar

Pre-Arrival Webinar

Capital School of English have put together a series of informative webinars to help you prepare before you travel.

 

Watch our Pre-Arrival ‘Life in the UK’ Webinar when a link is sent to you.

Packing your Suitcase

Packing your Suitcase

Make sure to pack your suitcase with suitable clothing for the time of year you will be with us. Check the weather for your arrival into the UK.

 

Useful Websites:

Capital School of English Welcome Letter

Capital School of English Welcome Letter

Before your arrival in the UK, we will send you details of how to download your Capital School of English Welcome Pack.

 

Your pack will contain lots of useful information for your arrival at Capital School of English in Bournemouth and will also contain our 24 hour Emergency Phone Number which you should save in your phone as a priority. If your travel plans should change on the day please use this number to inform us.

Your First Day…

What to bring: Passport/ID card, pencil case & a desire to learn!

YOUR FIRST DAY AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Welcome…

Arrive at Capital School of English at the time & location detailed in your Welcome Letter.

Meet our Team, Student Ambassadors, other new students & students.

YOUR FIRST DAY AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Placement Test

Take our placement test to check your level.

The written test is approximately 1 hour. It tests your:

Grammar and Vocabulary

Listening

Writing

The speaking test is a short interview.  

YOUR FIRST DAY AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Needs Analysis

Tell us why you are studying English and what you hope to achieve.

YOUR FIRST DAY AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Introduction Presentation

You will receive information, advice, and support for international students, about:

Living in the UK 

Studying at Capital School of English

Our Social Activities programme  

YOUR FIRST DAY AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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The Grand Tour

You will receive a tour of the school and local area.  

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Your Study Programme

You will receive your Study Programme, with your class times, level, teacher and classroom.

NOTE: Your class will start on Tuesday.
All lessons are planned Tuesday to Monday.  

Your First Week…

YOUR FIRST WEEK AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Your Study Programme

Attend the classes on your Study Programme.

Your teacher will continue to check your level this week and if they think it is too easy or difficult, they will talk to the Director of Studies to change your class.

Do all homework set by your teacher.

YOUR FIRST WEEK AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Our Social Programme

Sign up for any activities you are interested in.

YOUR FIRST WEEK AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Skills Based Test

Every Wednesday you will have a skills-based test.

YOUR FIRST WEEK AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Feedback

You will receive a questionnaire about your first week in the school and your accommodation. Please complete and return so we can help and support you.

During Your Course

DURING YOUR COURSE
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Your Study Programme

Attend the classes on your Study Programme.

Your teacher will continue to check your level if they think it is too easy or difficult, they will talk to the Director of Studies to change your level.

Do all homework set by your teacher. 

DURING YOUR COURSE
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Our Social Programme

Sign up for any activities you are interested in.

DURING YOUR COURSE
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Skills Based Test

Every Wednesday you will have a skills-based test.

DURING YOUR COURSE
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Feedback

We constantly ask for your opinion and feelings during your course. If you have any concerns or problems, let us know in the feedback forms or talk to us immediately.

DURING YOUR COURSE
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Tutorials

Long-term students* have regular one on one chats (tutorials) with a member of the school management team. If you have any concerns or problems, let us know in the tutorial or talk to us immediately.

*Long-Term Student = Students studying for 13 weeks or more.

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Student Ambassador

If you are a long-term student* and would like to become a Student Ambassador, talk to a member of staff.

*Long-Term Student = Students studying for 13 weeks or more.

Moving to the Next Level (Progressing)

Your teacher will constantly assess your level and progress if they think it is too easy or difficult, they will talk to the Director of Studies to change your class.

Student’s usually take between 8 – 16 weeks (based on 15 hours per week) to progress to the next level in a General English class.

To progress you should:

  • Participate in class
  • Do your homework
  • Speak English in and out the class
  • Participate in our social activities
  • Talk with your homestay hosts

Your Last Week

YOUR LAST WEEK AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Exit test

On Wednesday of your last week you will take our exit test to check your level.

The written test is approximately 1 hour. It tests your:

Grammar and Vocabulary
Listening
Writing  

YOUR LAST WEEK AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Feedback

You will receive a questionnaire about your course and accommodation. Please complete and return so we can help and support you and other students.

YOUR LAST WEEK AT CAPITAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
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Graduate

You will receive your End of Course Certificate and End of Course Report from your teacher in your last class.

Please Note:
You must have 80% attendance to receive your End of Course Certificate & Report.
You must have studied for 5 weeks or more to receive an End of Course Report.  

After your Course

Continue studying with us

Continue studying with us

Take one of our online courses to maintain your English level or sign up for the Capital School of English online platform.

View our Online Courses

Returning Home

Returning Home

Let us know you got home safely and continue to keep in touch via our social media.

We love to hear what you are doing after studying with us.

Studying Remotely Online

STUDYING REMOTELY ONLINE – PRE COURSE
1
Placement Test

Take our placement test to check your level.

The written test is approximately 1 hour. It tests your:

Grammar and Vocabulary
Writing

The speaking test is a short interview. 

STUDYING REMOTELY ONLINE – PRE COURSE
2
Needs Analysis

Tell us why you are studying English and what you hope to achieve.

STUDYING REMOTELY ONLINE – PRE COURSE
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Induction Presentation

You will receive information, advice, and support for students, about studying at Capital School of English online

Your level and class times
Our online learning platform  
Our online coursebooks  
Our online communication platform

You will be invited to join our online communication platform, where you will meet your teacher(s) and the link to your class. 

During the Course

STUDYING REMOTELY ONLINE – DURING COURSE
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Your Study Programme
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Skills Based Test (if applicable)

You will have a regular skills-based test.

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Feedback

We constantly ask for your opinion and feelings during your course. If you have any concerns or problems, let us know in the feedback forms or talk to us immediately.

STUDYING REMOTELY ONLINE – DURING COURSE
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Tutorials

Long-term students* are offered the opportunity to have one on one chats (tutorials) with a member of the school management team. If you have any concerns or problems, let us know in the tutorial or talk to us immediately.

*Long-Term Student = Students studying for 13 weeks or more.

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Progress

Your teacher will constantly assess your level and progress if they think it is too easy or difficult, they will talk to the Director of Studies to change your level. 

Post-Course

STUDYING REMOTELY ONLINE – POST COURSE
1
Exit Test (if applicable)

Take our exit test to check your level.

The written test is approximately 1 hour. It tests your:

Grammar and Vocabulary
Writing  

STUDYING REMOTELY ONLINE – POST COURSE
2
Feedback

You will receive a questionnaire about your course. Please complete and return so we can help and support you and other students. 

STUDYING REMOTELY ONLINE – POST COURSE
3
Graduate

You will receive your End of Course Certificate and End of Course Report from your teacher in your last class.

Please Note:
You must have 70% attendance to receive your End of Course Certificate and Report.
You must have studied for 15 hours or more to receive an End of Course Report.