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English courses at LAL London

At the LAL London school of English, you have a wide range of different English courses to choose from.

If you want to learn English for everyday life, the General English and Intensive English courses could be the right choice for you. You can start any Monday and choose to study for 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week according to your needs and goals.

If you are looking to maximise your learning experience with a qualification which will open the door to the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, we invite you to take the IELTS test preparation course. You can choose to have an intensive preparation or combine this course with the General English course. The intensive course will require B1 level but if you are A2, then you can take the combined course.

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Other popular courses we offer include lessons to prepare you for the Cambridge exams. Preparation courses include: Cambridge English First (FCE)  and Cambridge English Advanced, globally accepted qualifications in both the academic and professional world.

If you are a French student or you are looking to take a university course in an English business school in France, the TOEIC test preparation course is there to help you reach your goals. These courses will make sure that you are prepared to take your exam and give you all of the skills that you need to perform to the best of your ability.

We are also running some specific courses in our London school of English: our English for Specific Purposes (ESP) topics in London range from English Culture or Legal English to English for Business and Finance or Business English. These courses are designed to give you a really in depth knowledge of the topic in the English language, giving you a better understanding of the language, whether that be at a job interview or in the work place.

All our courses are taught by professional English teachers who, thanks to their skills and abilities, have enabled LAL London to achieve internationally-recognised accreditation from the British Council, and we are members of English UK.

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The LAL London school of English

LAL London school of English is located in Twickenham in the beautiful borough of Richmond upon Thames and occupies part of a modern building which has been refitted to provide up-to-date facilities and an excellent learning environment.

The school has 10 classrooms which hold a maximum of 12 students in each room. There is an interactive whiteboard in our business classroom and our other classrooms have a 50″ HD television and Apple TV to enable interactive lessons, supporting them with topical and interesting media content.

When your lessons are over, you can relax in the student lounge, play with our iPads or practise your English with your fellow students. The student lounge is also the place where you can take part in one of the many clubs we run at LAL to both give you the opportunity to learn more and socialise with students from other classes.

If you wish, you could also rent or purchase books from our library and bookshop to continue your learning outside the classroom.

At LAL London we accept students from the age of 16 years old and occasionally under 16 years old on closed groups subject to special arrangements. Students who are 16 and 17 years old on our adult courses will be unsupervised after their lessons and once they leave the school. The school offers a range of supervised leisure activities which can be booked and paid for on arrival at school. Our supervision policy applies to students under 18 years old.

Key Facts

  • Free wireless
  • Free computer access
  • Bookshop
  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Listening facilities
  • Snacks and drinks available
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair access

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Leisure Programme

The LAL London school of English does not only want you to learn English but also to give you the opportunity to experience and learn about British culture and to discover not only what our location has to offer but also the surrounding areas. Our London school of English has a regular up-to-date social programme that offers a range of different activities that you can take part in after school or at the weekends. Some of these are free and some require a modest payment.

During the week you can make new friends and do some sightseeing on one of our walking tours such as the Jack the Ripper walking tour, the South Bank tour, Richmond walking tour, etc. In the evening we are sure you will have a lot of fun with our pub tour (five pubs in a night, can you make it?) or in one of the LAL London’s parties in the most famous clubs in the city!

Over the weekend you can take the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas travelling with us in England, Scotland, Wales or across the channel to France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details!

Your accommodation in London

Due to high demand, finding a place to stay in London has never been easy. However, the LAL London school of English has everything in hand to find the perfect accommodation for you!

Would you like to live close to the school in order to wake up only five minutes before your lessons begin? Then you might find the Allied House student apartment (just two floors above the school) the right place for you. Or, just a few steps away, there is a student residence where you will be able to make new international friends every day.

If you would rather get to know the true British culture, let us book you a single room in one of our selected British homestays.

Alternatively, we offer two hotels – one for the budget-minded, the St Giles, only 20 minutes door-to-door, with fantastic connections to London Heathrow airport, or the Alexander Pope, a small but very well furnished pub/hotel, serving excellent food. Whatever your budget or needs, we can always find the right accommodation for you.


Average 30 mins from school

Discover the English way of life and practise your English. We work closely with our accommodation agency to find a home which is just right for you.


LAL Allied House Residence

Directly above the school

Allied House is two floors above the school. With only a few rooms, a lounge and a shared kitchen, the residence is more like an apartment than a typical student residence, and extremely popular with our students.


Alexander Pope Hotel

10 minutes from the school

The character and hospitality of a traditional pub with all modern comforts. Single, twin or double rooms with optional breakfast. Evening meals are available in the pub.


Grosvenor Hall

2 minutes from the school

Low-cost student residence conveniently located just across the road from LAL London.


Twickenham Residence

20 minutes from the school by bus

A shared house ideal for independent living, just 20 minutes from LAL London by bus. Our Twickenham Residence can accommodate a total of 11 students and offers a mixture of single, twin and triple rooms with either shared or en suite bathrooms.


London Road Residence

Directly opposite LAL London.

A shared, self-catering maisonette offering two single rooms, one twin room and one triple room with a shared kitchen and bathroom.


St Giles Hotel

20 minutes to the school

St Giles Hotel is a short train ride away from the school – one stop and no more than 5 minutes’ walk from the station to the hotel and the station to the school. This well-priced hotel is perfect for a comfortable, independent stay. Breakfast included!


Greencoat House

20 minutes to the school.

Single and twin studios in the vibrant suburb of Kingston, a short train ride from the school.


Why study in London?

From the tourist must-sees of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, to some of the most important museums and art galleries in the world, and finishing with top class restaurants, night clubs and theatres, London is very well known for its tourist attractions and it is one of the largest cities in the world.

Almost nine million people live in Greater London, having over 300 different backgrounds and languages, making London one of the most diverse cities in the world to live in.

London has no limits and in today’s world anything can happen. London is the city where a second-generation immigrant, from a low-income family can became its mayor. No dream is too big in this city.

Further Information

LAL London Pre-arrival Information

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