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International Semester Courses (24 weeks +)

International Semester Courses (24 weeks +)

Our International Semester Course (ISC) is designed for students who wish to spend 6+ months abroad studying English and experiencing British or Canadian life.

A1 (Elementary) to C2 (Proficient)

Course Duration
24+ weeks

Start Dates
Every Monday

Lessons per week
20 or 28

Lesson length
50 minutes

Maximum in class
12 per class

Available at
Brighton, Eastbourne, London Central, London Highgate, Cambridge, Vancouver

The ISC gives you flexibility so you will be able to improve your English level and also, if you want to, take at least one internationally recognised examination or an English Plus option.

  • Courses of 6 or 9 months
  • Excellent value for money, with specially discounted homestay rates
  • Full-time intensive or part-time options available
  • Choice of elective exam and special purpose modules
  • Weekly Start Dates
  • Multi-centre option allows you to split your study time across different St Giles centres

Course Structure

You can choose to take either an intensive programme with 28 lessons per week to help you maximise your progress, or 20 lessons per week in the mornings or afternoons if you would like to have more free time during your stay.

The course is available for students with A1 (Elementary) level and above. Beginner students can take our General English for Beginners programme before transferring onto an ISC at Elementary level.

Course Content

The core programme will be General English classes, but you can also choose to take an examination preparation or an English Plus module such as English for Business during your stay.

(Please note that different centres offer different modules, and some of them have entry level requirements and set start dates.)

Multi-centre ISC

Can’t decide which city to go to? Choose our multi-centre ISC programme and spend 12+ weeks in two or three different centres to experience them all and still benefit from the long-term ISC course rates.

Course Objectives

After you take a International Semester Courses at St Giles, you should:

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"I think that St Giles is a great place to learn English. There is a beautiful atmosphere here, everybody gets on well with each other. I think it's perfect!"

Aleksandr ,Russia