LVC London School of English

LVC London School of English is a British Council accredited, private language school situated in Elephant and Castle in central London. We are close to the underground and are well-served by local buses. While you are at LVC, you are at an easy access to London’s major attractions like Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Tower Bridge.

LVC London School of English is a language school with professionally trained teachers and staff who aim to make your learning experience as enjoyable as possible. They aim not just to teach you, but to monitor your progress and support you as you continue in your chosen course.

LVC London School of English provides a welfare and support network for you whilst you are studying with us. We have a dedicated Student Welfare Officer who coordinates student welfare activities and oversees the support services.

We guarantee you competitive prices and a high standard of education. Our friendly and experienced staff will do everything possible to make you feel at home.

What Makes Us Different?

  • Excellent teaching
  • Regular tutorials
  • Amazing value for money
  • Qualified and dedicated teachers
  • Wide range of leisure activities
  • Easy access

Quality of Our Staff

All of our teachers use English as their first language, which means that they are also able to provide recent and relevant experience of UK life and culture. Communicating with a native speaker helps bring the language to life. All our teaching staff has internationally recognised teaching qualifications. We also hold frequent training days and conduct regular observations of classroom practice.

Social Programme

You'll love our trips, parties and other fantastic social events. We believe social activities are a very important part of your learning programme. They provide an opportunity to make friends, practise English and learn about British culture.

General Course Information

General English / 15 hours per week

A perfect course for students who wish to improve their ability to communicate with people in everyday situations. Lessons are planned with individual student’s needs in mind and focus on all aspects of language including vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, speaking and listening.There is a strong focus on fluency and effective communication in real-life situations.

Intensive English / 25 hours per week

With our Intensive English Programme, you will study General English with a choice of separate options. These options include Business English (BE), Extra Grammar & Vocabulary (G&V) and Extra Conversation & Pronunciation (C&P). Our Admissions Team will be here to advise you which options suit you best when you arrive. The morning part of the course follows our General English course and after lunch the focus will be on the option that you will be choosing (BE, G&V or C&P).

Exam preparation courses / 15 or 25 hours per week

At LVC we offer preparation classes for the IELTS and Cambridge exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE). Lessons are based on learners’ needs, ensuring that they improve their English and practise exam skills through a variety of materials including past exam papers. Teachers will also organise mock exams in order to enhance students’ ability to achieve the best possible result and thus boost their future work and study opportunities.


You will work with your own personal teacher. You will identify the specific language skills that you want to improve and together create a programme of learning suitable for you. Your course can be full time or in addition to any other LVC course, with times arranged to suit you.

Summer Courses

LVC Summer Programmes are designed to enable students from all over the world to discover English life and culture while improving their language skills in a fun, active and social environment during their summer holidays. Our Summer Programme is a fully-inclusive course of English tuition, accommodation, supervised excursions, sports and activities. Our expertise will ensure students are safe and happy for the full duration of their time abroad. We accept group and individual bookings, and students will be fully integrated with other learners from all over the world during their stay.

Business English

In our Business English classes, you will learn how to express yourself more fluently and confidently when communicating with clients and colleagues at different levels and in various work situations, for example writing reports, presentation skills and participating in meetings.

Family courses

These courses offer families the chance to experience London together. Parents can study English in the mornings in one of our year-round adult classes, whilst their children have lessons in modern classrooms with children from other families. Our Programme is a fully-inclusive course of English tuition, accommodation, supervised excursions, sports and activities. Our expertise will ensure students are safe and happy for the full duration of their time abroad.

General Accommodation Information

Our accommodation is perfect for students who wish to experience living independently in London, while studying English and meeting other students from around the world. We work with registered student accommodation agencies such as Britannia and Unite Students and therefore, you can rely on the quality of services, safety and security at where you live. All our accommodation options – residences, home-stay, flat-share and house-share – are pleasant and comfortable so you really feel like you are living in a friendly house with other International students. On your arrival, you will be welcomed by a member of staff who is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week in case of emergencies.

Enrolment Details

  1. For our Adult courses, you must be at least 16 years old on or before your course is due to start.
  2. We require your address and telephone number in the UK/overseas and the address/telephone number of a member or friend of your family who we can contact, in an emergency. It is the student’s res­ponsibility to inform the College about the changes to their address and/or telephone number. 3. Before the start of your course, we must have received your original completed Application Form and your fees, and we must have also seen your original passport/visa/ID and taken copies.

Accreditations and Memberships

Accredited by: British Council

Member of: English UK, Trinity College