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, American or Canadian life.
You can choose to take either an intensive programme with 28 lessons per week to help you maximise your progress, or 20 lessons (22 in the US) 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.
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 or English for Academic Purposes during your stay.
(Please note that different centres offer different modules, and some of them have entry level requirements and set start dates.)
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.
After you take a International Semester Courses at St Giles, you should:
be able to communicate more effectively and confidently
have improved your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
have gained an internationally recognised qualification or taken an English Plus module
"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