Academy SJW (St John's Wood School of English)School Info
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- 126 Boundary Road,St John's Wood,
London NW8 0RH,
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Academy SJW (St John's Wood School of English) is located in a pleasant residential area of London, just north of Regent's Park. There are numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and pubs nearby.
The school was established in 1952, is accredited by the British Council, and is a member of English UK.
SJW is a small, independent school with a maximum of adult 70 students from all over the world.
All SJW students are adults - the minimum age is 18, and the average age is 25 - and many are professional people or University students who need to speak English in order to improve their career prospects.
SJW School offers two general intensive English language courses: Maincourse, available weekly from January to June and September to December. The minimum study period on Maincourse is one week. Summercourse runs during July and August.
English For Art & Culture courses are offered at various times during the year and run for one week.
IELTS test courses are offered at various times during the year and run for four weeks.
Courses at SJW cost from 250 to 385 British pounds per week in 2016.
SJW Maincourse and Summercourse run from 9am to 2.20pm, Monday to Friday - a total of 25 periods of 50 minutes per week. Exam courses run from 9am to 3.20pm, Monday to Friday - a total of 30 periods of 50 minutes per week. All SJW courses include speaking, listening, reading and writing practice. Audio and video equipment is used regularly in class, and audio and video DVDs are available free of charge for use after class. Free wifi access is also available, so be sure to bring your laptop, I Phone or iPad!
The maximum number of students per class is 8 on Maincourse and in English For Art & Culure courses & IELTS exam classes, and 10 on Summercourse. Small classes mean more individual care and attention for each student.
SJW teachers are all University graduates with the Cambridge/RSA TEFL Certificate or Diploma, Trinity College TESOL, or Master's degree in English Language Teaching. All have a minimum of one year's teaching experience.
Homestay accommodation with local families can be arranged, and costs 165 British pounds per week for a single room with breakfast and evening meal. Hotel accommodation costs from around 80 British pounds per night. Local studios and apartments are also available.
The SJW School Social Programme offers a wide variety of after-school activities, including wine-tasting, concerts, cinema, theatre, museum and gallery visits; pub quizzes and restaurant evenings; football matches; dancing; and weekend excursions to towns outside London. Events held inside SJW School are free, outside events cost from around 5 to 60 British pounds.