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English Language Lessons

In classroom and online

English language classes for au pairs

General English language classes at Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency levels. CEFR: A2 to C2

  • Classroom lessons (12 week terms)

  • Online lessons for small groups of same level

  • Online top-up lessons

  • 1 to 1 Student Mentoring

  • 3 hours tuition per week (2 * 1.5 hours)

  • Cambridge exam preparation (exam fees payable to Cambridge)

  • Cost: £30 per week, minimum commitment 1 term

  • Payment: By bank transfer, Monzo, Revolut, Transferwise

  • Classroom classes: located in Balham, London SW12 9BS

  • Online Live Zoom classes: 100% student participation

  • *NEW* Conversation classes

  • Please request an Assessment Level Test

Level Test

Why study at The language Web?

The language Web will improve your English skills, prepare you for the Cambridge exams (optional) and give you the opportunity to make new friends from different countries.

  • Dedicated CELTA English teachers

  • Cambridge exam preparation

  • Live lessons, full feedback from the teacher

  • Balham classes maximum 10 students

  • COVID-secure teaching environment

  • Virtual classes offer 100% student participation

  • Students interact orally, with document sharing and interactive whiteboard

  • Clear audio listening exercises

  • Make new friends

Who can study at The language Web?

We welcome au pairs on their gap year in London and throughout the UK. Pre-university students, who need to improve their English level for university entrance, can also now register for the autumn term 2020.

  • Au pairs living in London (Classroom and online lessons)

  • Au pairs currently working in the UK outside London (online classes)

  • Au pairs who are back in their home country due to travel restrictions

  • Former au pair students who would like an English refresher

  • Pre-universtiy students requiring an exam entrance level

English language skills

The classes cover the four main language skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading, paying particular attention to grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Attendance, Homework, Tests and Certificates

Au pair students are expected to attend all lessons, work hard, be attentive, actively participate in the lessons.  Only English is spoken whilst in class.

  • 10 hours of study a week available (including homework)

  • Letter of attendance

  • End of term certificate

  • End of term tests

Classes and location

Onsite classrooms are based in Balham, South West London. Easily accessible for students living in Wandsworth, Clapham, Balham, Battersea, Tooting, Streatham, Dulwich and Fulham.

 Online classes are suitable for au pairs living and working in the UK or mainland Europe.

  • A 2 minute walk from Balham tube

  • Morning part-time classes

  • 36 hours tuition each term

  • 90 minute lesson twice a week

  • Small friendly classes

  • Spacious, heated classrooms

Social Evenings

Social evenings arranged at least once a term. Meet new friends and practice your English.

  • Autumn term: Christmas evening with mince pies and mulled wine

  • Spring term: Pizza and quiz evening

  • Summer term: Picnic on Wandsworth common. Bring a national dish

Terms and Conditions

To secure a place for the autumn term, we require a registration payment of £30.  Fees are only refundable in the highly unlikely event that classes are cancelled. Students can pay by bank transfer, Transferwise, Revolut or Monzo.

Class Timetable

Autumn Term 2020

Monday 14th September to Friday 11th December  2020

Half term : 26th October to 30th October 2020

36 hours : 12 weeks : £360 per term

£30 Registration Fee : Course book £25/£30

Autumn Term 2020 Class Schedule

Level CEFR Days Times

(UK)

Hours Fee Apply
First Certificate (Exam Focus) B2+ Monday & Wednesday 09:30 to 11:00 36 £360
Level Test
Upper-Intermediate B2 Monday & Wednesday 11:30 to 13:00 36 £360
Level Test
First Certificate (Exam Focus) B2+ Tuesday & Thursday 09:30 to 11:00 36 £360
Level Test
Intermediate B1 Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 to 13:00 36 £360
Level Test
Advanced (Exam Focus) C1 Tuesday & Thursday 09:30 to 11:00 36 £360
Level Test
Proficiency (Exam Focus) C2 Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 to 13:00 36 £360
Level Test
Pre-Intermediate A2 Wednesday & Friday 09:30 to 11:00 36 £360
Level Test
Intermediate B1 Wednesday & Friday 11:30 to 13:00 36 £360
Level Test
Conversation (Exam Focus)
Friday 09:30 to 11:00 18 £180
Level Test
Conversation (Exam Focus) Friday 11:30 to 13:00 18 £180
Level Test

Autumn Term 2020

Monday 14th September to Friday 11th December  2020

Half term : 26th October to 30th October 2020

36 hours : 12 weeks : £360 per term

£30 Registration Fee

Course book £25/£30

Autumn Term 2020 Class Schedule

Day 12 weeks
36 hours tuition
£360
Mon
&
Weds
09:30
to
11:00
First Certificate (B2+)

Exam Focus)

Mon
&
Weds
11:30
to
13:00
Upper Intermediate (B2)
Tues
&
Thurs
09:30
to
11:00
First Certificate (B2+)

Exam Focus)

Tues
&
Thurs
09:30
to
11:00
Intermediate (B1)
Tues
&
Thurs
09:30
to
11:00
Advanced (C1)

Exam Focus)

Tues
&
Thurs
11:30
to
13:00
Proficiency (C2)
Weds
&
Fri
09:30
to
11:00
Pre-Intermediate (A2)
Weds
&
Fri
11:30
to
13:00
Intermediate (B1)
Fri
09:30
to
11:00
Conversation (Exam Focus)
Fri
11:30
to
13:00
Conversation (Exam Focus)

Class Levels

(Click on table for detailed level information)
(* Exams are Optional)

80+

NUMBER of STUDENTS

12

WEEKLY CLASSES

95%

EXAM SUCCESS-RATE

5

CELTA QUALIFIED TUTORS

100%

STUDENT FEEDBACK

Where Are We

Meet our Tutors

Our aim is to make learning interesting and enjoyable, to build your confidence and to provide you with the language skills you require to express yourself naturally. Our Tutors are vastly experienced and CELTA qualified in all aspects of English language tuition.

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Covid-19 Virus update

The language Web - COVID-19 updateTuesday  01 September 2020 : 08:00We continue to monitor Government guidelines for the Coronavirus situation on a daily basis.WE WILL BE OFFERING LESSONS IN CLASSROOM AND ONLINE FOR THE AUTUMN TERM 2020The classrooms will be Covid-secure, with thorough cleaning and the appropriate social distancing government [...]

What the students say

I started my English courses when I arrived here in January and I did courses twice a week during 3 months. I can say that I enjoyed this so much! Hazel is an amazing person, and a great teacher. She’s very smart and so thoughtful. She helped me a lot when I needed some advice, and I definitely improved my English with her help. We were just 4 students in my class so we could practice a lot our spoken English. Hazel is open-minded and we had pleasant conversation with her. I sincerely recommend Hazel to learn a good English quickly. Thank you again!

Anne Sophie, France

When I came to London my English was less than elementary, I could just say ‘yet’ or ‘not’. Even if I knew the grammar it was like I had any word in my mind but I couldn’t speak up. Hazel was able to pull them out and she made me talk. I felt like a child when he finally can tell everyone what he’s thinking without doubt. I found the job I’ve always wished for. It was amazing having Hazel as my teacher, she became my friend. The most important thing she gave me a method and now I can keep studying by myself, but if I need I know she will be there.

Sara, Italy

I met Hazel at a private school some years ago where I studied Business English with her. She was such a brilliant teacher that I asked her to give me one- to- one classes. If you are looking for someone who is passionate, professional and dedicated to her work – It’s Hazel. She has tailored my lessons to my needs by using a variety of methods and techniques. Having come here with little English, I am now working in a management role. I was lucky to meet her, as she is not only a great teacher but also a good friend.

Joanna, Poland

I have known Hazel as my teacher at a language school for pre-intermediate class and later on due to her skills I chose her as my private teacher to help me prepare for the FCE exam which I successfully passed. Hazel is very friendly and hard-working person always well prepared for a lesson with many years of experience in teaching. I found her techniques very helpful and well-focused in areas I needed a help to improve the most.
I would definitely recommend Hazel to starters and also professionals who are looking for well-balanced lessons with a professional attitude and skilled person keen on helping you to improve in English language.

Tomas, Czech Republic

In lessons you will learn different skills, which are important for the english language, e.g. the difference and the use of all times, different forms of words and how you can change and use them, writing essays, reviews, reports etc. You will be also specialised in “Writing, Listening, Speaking”. It is important that every student has the possibility to share their opinion with their class about the topics, you are discussing about in this moment.
I wasn´t thinking about doing the cambridge exam, but after a few months of hard working, training and a great preparation for the special exercises you have to do in the exam. I passed like the most of Hazel students.

Anne, Germany

Nuria, from Spain passed FCE and went on to Lower Advanced level
“I highly recommend this English school because it helped me to achieve my aim to pass my FCE. Moreover I consider that the prices are affordable.”

Nuria, Spain

When I came in London I was terrified!, I thought “how can learn and improve my English?”
My host mum found Hazel and her English school in the website “Nappyvalleynet” and I’m grateful to her because she CAN’T find a better school!
My teacher Caroline has been patient, kind, she is brilliant and she help me a lot to improve my English with grammar, listening, speaking and writing lessons and she was always ready to give you an help!
I can’t say thank you enough for all of that, but I’m sure I could recommend “The language web” as a best English school!

Giorgia , Italy

Au pairs – Learn English, prepare for exams and make new friends

Autumn Term – 14th September to 11th December, 2020 – In classroom and Online classes – Enquire now

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Contact The language Web

Get in touch

The language Web is based in Balham.  Our classrooms are based in Saint Mary and Saint John The Divine church. The classrooms are spacious, well-heated and well-equipped. The church is on Balham High Road, conveniently located on numerous bus routes and is a less than two minute walk from the Underground tube station.

Please get in touch by email or mobile.  We like meeting in person at the church but this must be done by appointment.

We’d love to hear from you!

The language Web would like to answer any questions from host parents or au pairs.

The timetable and class levels do change so please get in touch even if the published information does not meet your immediate requirements.

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