The New School of English
The New School of English
The New School of English is centrally located in the beautiful city of Cambridge, a short walk from the city centre with its famous university colleges, shopping arcades, public parks and restaurants/cafés.
The school is open all year and provides a range of English language courses for adults from all over the world (minimum age 16). These courses cover General English, examination courses such as FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS as well as courses for professionals looking to focus on specific topic areas.
We take pride in creating a professional, friendly atmosphere so that students can benefit fully from all aspects of their course and social time. Students receive a warm welcome and quickly get to know their classmates and staff. We have a range of accommodation choices for students which include staying with homestay hosts as well as residential options, for example, a hall of residence close to the school or one of our private residences. A full-time Social Organiser is on hand to offer a range of social and cultural activities for students after classes.
The school has been accredited by british council, center of excellence in 2013 - 2014 and member of English UK
Standard Course - General English mornings only – 15 contact hours a week
This General English course is designed for students to improve their communication skills as well as develop their English language. This course includes:
- lessons designed to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- work on developing vocabulary
- weekly progress tests
- regular tutorials with teachers to discuss studies
- study book & end of course certificate included in fees
- optional extra learning sessions during the week
Standard Plus Course - General English Mornings + Afternoon Option
This General English course is a combination of the features of the Standard course Plus specially-designed afternoon options to help students to improve their language skills. These afternoon options include:
- start any Monday, 21 hours a week, Monday to Friday
- morning classes from 9.30am to 1.00pm (break 11.00 - 11.30am)
- afternoon classes from 2.00pm to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday (no class Friday pm)
Afternoon options are subject to availability and level. You need to book well in advance for exams. If you have any questions about the options below then please write to the Principal
Preparation for IELTS Exam
IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) is recognised by many universities and employers throughout the world. The test assesses your skills through reading, listening, writing and speaking. You can take this test several times a month in Cambridge.
Cambridge Exams - PET, FCE, CAE & CPE
For students who either want to take an exam or follow an exam course. These courses run at different times throughout the year and are dependent on level and availability.
Emphasis is placed on communication and practice through real life situations and discussions. Students develop their skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening around topics of interest.
English for Work
This option is designed for those students who need to improve their ability to use English as the language of communication in the workplace.
English for Business with BEC
This course is for students who need to use English for international business purposes and who may wish to prepare for one of the BEC exams (Business English Certificate)
Our range of facilities include the following:
- 11 Classrooms
to include a maximum of 140 students
- Summer Centre at Perse
During the peak months of July & August we run a second centre at the Perse School which is less than five minutes' walk from our main building. This centre is very well equipped and has an excellent canteen and student lounge.
- Free Internet and Wi-Fi Access
All our computers have free internet access. If you bring your own laptop you can connect to WiFi anywhere in the building.
- Patio Area
The patio area behind the school building is a great sunny place to sit, have lunch, play table-tennis and generally just relax with friends.
- Student Cafe
The cafe supplies a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.
- Common Room with Computer Access
The common room is where we welcome students on their first day. Students can relax and watch TV on the large LCD screen and socialise with their friends. We hold many of our social events here including tea and conversation every Monday.
Self-Access Centre with Digital Language Laboratory
Our Self-Access Centre is open between 8.45 - 9.30, 13.00 - 14.00 and 15.30 - 17.00.
In our Digital Language Laboratory which holds 14 networked computers, you can develop your listening skills and work on improving your speaking skills and pronunciation. All the current EFL exam materials are also available for private study.
Library of Readers
There is a library of books graded according to level and which you can borrow to read at home or listen to in the listening centre.Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchbreak, there is a member of staff who can help you if you have any questions
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