Blog September 21, 2016 by

St Giles

5 Things You Gain from a St Giles International English Course

An English language course offers so much more than just lessons – at St Giles you immerse yourself in another culture, experience a new city, and get to know people from many different nationalities as you study English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and more.

Learning English abroad is a fantastic opportunity! See the benefits of studying an English course with St Giles below.

Fluency in English

Learning English in an English-speaking country allows you to accelerate your progress as you are constantly practicing through real life experience. You don’t just use English in the classroom; you also use it when ordering food, when asking for directions, and when speaking to your fellow students. This is called immersion, and is one of the best ways to improve your fluency in a short period of time.

We teach real-world examples and situations such as talking about a book, ordering food, and writing emails, which makes it much easier to apply your new English skills in the real world.


Travelling to a new country to learn a new language can be scary, which is why it is such a huge confidence boost when you finally do it! We aim to make you feel confident in your English and your general abilities to learn new things and take on new challenges.

New Friends

Making new friends is one of the best parts of studying at St Giles. You can explore your host city and practice your English with new friends. Many of our students stay in touch years after they have left St Giles and make life-long friends from all over the world.

Travel Experience

St Giles offers a safe and secure way to get out of your comfort zone and experience a new country and culture. You can join our many exciting social programme activities which includes excursions to many exciting new cities as well as excursions within your host city. Joining these excursions are a great way for you to make new friends and gain travel experience in a safe and friendly environment.

A Stepping Stone to Yet More Opportunities

A St Giles English course opens up a world of opportunities including options to study abroad in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the USA, or even work abroad if you have the right qualifications. You can improve your employment prospects in your home country, or even work as an English teacher.

Take a look at our courses to find out what you can learn, and where your English course can take you.