2013 Price information for our English Courses and Services

We’re pleased to publish our 2013 prices in the form of our new Dates and Fees booklet, which is available from our downloads page, and on the prices pages on this website.

2013 sees the launch of new English and Business Skills Programme in partnership with the Pitman Training Centres is London, Brighton and Eastbourne.

You can still book courses at 2012 prices if your booking is made, and paid for, by the 31/12/12. This applies to tuition fees only. Accommodation and services will be charged at 2013 rates.

Click here for information on prices for the CELTA teacher training programme at LTC Brighton.

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English UK Inward Mission

Last week LTC Eastbourne hosted a visit by educational advisors from central and eastern Europe as part of the English UK inward mission.  We gave our guests a historic tour of LTC, followed by a tour of Eastbourne and afternoon tea at LTC with home-made scones.

The educational advisors later told me that they had been given cake at other schools but LTC’s cakes were the best.  Special commendations to Wendy and Rebecca for their baking skills.

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LTC London: The motion picture!

The LTC London school has a new video to help celebrate its first anniversary in the school’s new building at 100 Warwick Road, Ealing. Featuring students studying at the school in September we hope that it gives everyone a flavour of the international atmosphere at the school. It also features lots of shots of Ealing and of course central London in the late summer sunshine! Watch and enjoy!

 

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New Principal at LTC Eastbourne

We are pleased to announce a new Principal at LTC Eastbourne.  Clare Watson recently returned to the UK from working in Macau and took up her post with us on 20th February.   She says, “I’m really happy to be working in such a reputable school as LTC.  The building really is beautiful and elegant and there is so much history here.  It’s truly unique.”

The former Principal of LTC Eastbourne, Paul Clark, is now working as Director of Marketing for LTC UK.  “I had six wonderful years as Principal of LTC Eastbourne,” he says.  “Now I’m really looking forward to working with all three schools to strengthen our position in the market.”

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Refer a friend to LTC and claim Amazon vouchers!

Do you think your friends would like to improve their English
skills and have fun studying with LTC?

Why not tell them all about your experience here in the UK?

If your friend enrols on a course of 4 weeks or more at one of our LTC UK schools, both you and your friend will receive a £25 Amazon voucher.

Just tell your friend to mention your name when they contact us!

You can download the flier/postcard on our offers and promotions page.

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Who or What was Saint Valentine?

Well, no one really knows! Saint Valentine’s Day, celebrated on the 14th of February each year, is named after one or more early Christian martyr. Is seems there were a few early Christians named Valentine; Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Romae) and Valentine of Terni (Valentinus ep Interamnensis m. Romae) being the most well remembered ones. Valentine of Rome was a priest who was martyred around AD 270. But neither of these Valentines were associated with Romance.

February during the Greco-Roman time was a period popular with fertility rites. The most well known of these was Lupercalia: a festival local to the city of Rome which usually happened from February 13 -15th. This was quite a barbaric and pagan festival and was banned by Pope Gelasius around 495.

The first provable links  between Saint Valentine and Romance were introduced by the English Medieval Poet Geoffrey Chaucer who wrote in ‘The parlament of Foules’;

For this was on seynt Volantynys day

Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.

[“for this was Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate”]

During the middle ages it was commonly believed that mid-February was when birds started their mating season. A bit unlikely in this weather!

So, dear LTC student, whatever the history February 14th is a great excuse to go and do something fun and romantic with your special person or your friends. Here are some options you can try out in London over the coming week:

Start your afternoon off at  Leighton House; a charming museum designed and lived in by the father of the Pre-Raphaelite painters Lord Leighton.

Take your beloved on a Romantic London sky ride on The London Eye

Try some late night Cabaret and dancing at the wonderfully intimate Madam Jojo’s in Soho to finish off your night.

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2011 to 2012 A busy year and then a birthday year

2011 was a very busy year for LTC. We taught over 7000 students in London, Brighton and Eastbourne and welcomed over 250 study-tour groups from around the world. We also relocated our London school to a larger modernised building in Ealing, West London. You can find our more about London’s courses, including its new afternoon general English courses and part time classes on this website.

2012 will move the focus to LTC Brighton, which is undergoing a makeover for its 40th birthday. The school first opened its doors as an Inlingua school in 1972. We don’t know how many students have been taught at Portland Road in 40 years but a conservative estimate would be 50,000, probably many many more.

In the meantime, you can find our 2012 course and price information on this website.

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2012 Price information for our English Courses and Services

We’re pleased to publish our 2012 prices in the form of our new Dates and Fees booklet, which is available from our downloads page, and on the prices pages on this website.

2012 will see the launch of new afternoon general English courses in the new LTC London school, and a new work-experience programme for EU/EEA students also at LTC London.

You can still book courses at 2011 prices if your booking is made, and paid for, by the 31/12/11. This applies to tuition fees only. Accommodation and services will be charged at 2012 rates.

Click here for information on prices for the CELTA teacher training programme at LTC Brighton.

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Welcome to the all-new LTC London!

We’re pleased to announce the relocation of our school in London to its new premises at 100 Warwick Road, Ealing, West London.

The new school is almost twice the size of our old premises, and is in its own self-contained building. The building is newly decorated and we’ve also invested in new furniture and classroom equipment.

Located over 2 floors the school is now 7000 square feet/750 square meters and features:

  • 17 classrooms
  • A dedicated computer centre
  • A large student lounge
  • Student Kitchen

The school is located next door to the University of West London, and to both Ealing Broadway and South Ealing underground stations are only a few minutes walk. This means there is more access to central London and our homestay areas.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be keeping this blog up to date with more photos and information as the various facilities at the school take shape and our students and staff settle into the building!

We’ve also updated our Google Map with details of the new location and the surrounding area.

 

 

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Summer time in Ealing

Quite leafy Ealing, as it’s known to locals, gets a little noisy in July. Lovely Walpole Park have been turned into a festival arena, with each weekend a different theme to enjoy. Last week Terry Alderton, Omid Djalili, Sean Lock, Stephen K Amos and Milton Jones made us laugh in the comedy festival, and this week we’ll be enjoying Jazz al fresco with The Ronnie Scott Legacy Band, the latin jazz of Paul Carmicheal’s Flight, Dick Esmond’s Sound of 17 Big Band and many more.

Check out the Ealing council website for more information on times and very reasonable entrances fees!

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