English school in York: BSC York

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approx 272.- EUR
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Key points

  • Magnificent region and city with a rich historical heritage
  • Ideal location in the centre of the medieval city of York
  • Excellent school and quality academic programmes
  • Reasonable cost of living

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Studio apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
29 years
Nationality mix
South Korea, Italy, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
101 authentic opinions

In the heart of the historical centre of York, in a typical building, which is 260 years old but which has been completely restored, our partner school gives its courses in 18 very well-equipped classrooms. A multimedia centre allows students to continue their learning in a personalised way and a well-stocked library proposes books, CDs, videos and some DVDs. The students enjoy meeting each other in the two comfortable lounges, one of which has a television. Throughout the building, Internet access is free. The school has a homely, calm atmosphere and you will immediately appreciate this friendly environment which favours exchanges and learning. No less than 51 different nationalities have been counted in Experience English York in one year! Here, you are promised interesting encounters and so many opportunities to discover the world through the practice of English.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card

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Part-Time course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 240.-
(about EUR 272.-)
Lessons
15 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
240
439
485
2
430
783
875
3
620
1127
1265
4
810
1471
1655
6
1190
2159
2435
8
1570
2847
3215
12
2090
3983
4535
16
2770
5279
6015
24
3890
7631
8735
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 290.-
(about EUR 328.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
290
489
535
2
530
883
975
3
770
1277
1415
4
1010
1671
1855
6
1490
2459
2735
8
1970
3247
3615
12
2690
4583
5135
16
3570
6079
6815
24
4850
8591
9695
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 330.-
(about EUR 374.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
330
529
575
2
610
963
1055
3
890
1397
1535
4
1170
1831
2015
6
1730
2699
2975
8
2290
3567
3935
12
3170
5063
5615
16
4210
6719
7455
24
5690
9431
10535
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 370.-
(about EUR 419.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
370
569
615
2
690
1043
1135
3
1010
1517
1655
4
1330
1991
2175
6
1970
2939
3215
8
2610
3887
4255
12
3650
5543
6095
16
4850
7359
8095
24
6530
10271
11375
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Cambridge course (FCE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1805.-
(about EUR 2044.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1805
2774
3050
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
04.02.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Cambridge course (FCE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1805.-
(about EUR 2044.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6+1
1805
2928
3250
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
29.04 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Cambridge course (CAE)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1805.-
(about EUR 2044.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1805
2774
3050
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
04.02.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Cambridge course (CAE)

Advanced to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From GBP 1805.-
(about EUR 2044.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
6+1
1805
2928
3250
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
29.04 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

IELTS course 25

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 330.-
(about EUR 374.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(15 general + 5 speaking & listening + 5 IELTS)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
330
529
575
2
610
963
1055
4
1170
1831
2015
8
2290
3567
3935
12
3170
5063
5615
24
5690
9431
10535
Extra week (24+)
235
389
435
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

IELTS course 30

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 370.-
(about EUR 419.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(15 general + 5 speaking & listening + 10 IELTS)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-13:10 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
370
569
615
2
690
1043
1135
4
1330
1991
2175
8
2610
3887
4255
12
3650
5543
6095
24
6530
10271
11375
Extra week (24+)
270
424
470
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 420.-
(about EUR 476.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 one-to-one of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 options + 2 TOEFL one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
420
619
665
2
790
1143
1235
4
1530
2191
2375
8
3010
4287
4655
12
4250
6143
6695
24
7970
11711
12815
Extra week (24+)
330
484
530
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 420.-
(about EUR 476.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes + 2 one-to-one of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 options + 2 TOEIC one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 14:20-16:40 (2x/week) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
420
619
665
2
790
1143
1235
4
1530
2191
2375
8
3010
4287
4655
12
4250
6143
6695
24
7970
11711
12815
Extra week (24+)
330
484
530
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Options/Extras

One-to-one course 75 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (5 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
220 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (10 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
390 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (20 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
750 GBP
Private online course (min. 5 lessons/week) (30 lessons)
The online course is available 6 weeks prior to course start
1100 GBP
Internship placement fee (4-24 weeks) 495 GBP
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (FCE, CAE) 190 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 175 GBP
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 175 GBP
Placement fee (under 18 y.o.) (Supplement) 30 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Homestay: 30.06-24.08.2019) 15 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence: 30.06-24.08.2019) 25 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 30 GBP
Christmas with the host family (22.12-28.12.2019) 60 GBP
Holiday retention fee (accommodation)
Host family: 50% of the standard weekly price Student House / Residence: 100% of the standard weekly price
Supplement (Arrival after 10pm) 30 GBP
Additional night compulsory (CAE: 16.03.2019)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Leeds Bradford) 75 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Manchester) 150 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Liverpool) 155 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Studio apartment, single room, breakfast ((breakfast: monday-friday) - Vita)
Studio apartment, single room, no meals (Student Castle )

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

101 students gave their opinion about this school

31 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
39 years old - Germany
/ 5
Es hat wieder einmal Spaß gemacht!
1 week, April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
School highlights
« Umfangreiches Angebot, erfahrene Lehrer. »
19 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, en cours, on travaille beaucoup l’oral, j’ai pu gagner en confiance et donc m’améliorer grâce à ma participation. »
School highlights
« Les professeurs étaient tous très bien. Les activités proposées étaient très intéressantes. On découvrait la ville et son histoire grâce à l’école ! »
14 years old - Germany
/ 5
Es hat mir wieder eine Freude bereitet mit den netten Lehrern (Pepe Woods, Dan, Leony, und eine weitere deren Namen ich leider vergessen habe) zu arbeiten. Ich würde diese Schule auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen, weil man immer sehr nett behandelt wird. Die Schule ist gut erreichbar und innerhalb der Schule behandeln sich alle respektvoll. Das einzige Problem sind die vielen Treppen, die manchmal echt anstrengend sind aber damit kommt man klar.
1 week, April 2019
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Mein Englisch ist jetzt flüssiger. »
School highlights
« Kompetenz der Leherer »
39 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
The BSC York kann ich sehr empfehlen. Die Organisation, die Lehrkräfte und die Rezeption ist absolut sehr gut. Man interessiert sich für jeden einzelnen Studenten. Absolut TOP!Die VITA Residence York ist ebenfalls sehr zum empfehlen. Alles ist neu und die Anlage ist super. Ca. 1.3 km von der Schule entfernt. Das heisst ca. 12 Gehminuten vom Stadtcenter entfernt. York als ausgewählte Stadt ist perfekt. In Nordengland gibt es sehr viel zu besichtigen. Mit dem Zug hat in alle grösseren Städt ca. 1.5 - 2 h. Für mich war dieser Sprachaufenthalt von A-Z TOP. Ebenfalls möchte ich die Organisation von ESL sehr positiv erwähnen. ALLES SUPER - herzlichen Dank! Ich bin eigentlich immer zu Fuss gegangen. War ein schöner Spaziergang am Morgen. Manchmal habe ich den Bus genommen. Die Haltestelle ist gleich vor der Residence.Ein nächstes Mal würde ich mir allenfalls überlegen, ob ich zu einer Gastfamilie gehen würde. Dies darum, dass man allenfalls noch ein wenig mehr sprechen könnte. Aber ich würde gerne im Vorfeld wissen, was für eine Familie das ist. Da gibt es gemäss Auskunft von meinen Mitstudenten sehr grosse Unterschiede. Aber ich weiss es natürlich nicht aus eigener Hand. Sarah Hicks, welche für das Socialprogramm zuständig war, hatte sich für das Wohl der Studenten grosse Mühe gegeben. Perfekt.
4 weeks, January – February 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich dachte, dass ich als Anfänger gehe. Beim Eintrittstest bin ich dann in die A1-Klasse eingeteilt worden. Das war für mich perfekt und ich konnte die Grammatik festigen und neu dazulernen. Es war für mich ein voller Erfolg. »
School highlights
« BSC York ist perfekt. Man interessiert sich sehr für jeden einzelnen Studenten. Von allem Anfang an hat man mir auf dem Gang den Namen gesagt und immer wieder gefragt, wie es mir geht. Man hat das Interesse gespürt und es war vorallem nicht aufgesetzt, sondern herzlich. Das ist wie eine grosse Familie. »
19 years old - Italy
/ 5
12 weeks, October 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
28 years old - France
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4 weeks, November – December 2018
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30 years old - Italy
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6 weeks, September – November 2018
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Charmant et accueillant. Le personnel de l'école est sympatique et très serviable !
4 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Top tips
« Les pubs typiques tel que le Black Swann et ses concerts (gig) ! Et les breakfast english »

Testimonials

Cédric Ballenegger
Cédric Ballenegger
BSC, York
Duration: 8 weeks

York is a beautiful city, charming and buzzing. It’s big enough to find anything you need, but still human-size. The old town is well preserved, there are some important museums and you can participate to many cultural activities. The countryside around the city is stunning! There are different parks and historic sites, and the sea is not far. Thanks to good rail connections, you can easily reach London, Edinburgh or Liverpool. The BSC York school is in a good location, right in the city centre, and the environment is very nice. Students have access to competent and effective classes. This destination is ideal if you want to discover the English language and culture.

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Greta Savoia
Greta Savoia
BSC, York
Duration: 12 weeks
 

A small but welcoming town, York is the perfect place to improve your English. My language course with ESL at the English Language Centre was a rich and unforgettable experience. During my stay there, I could improve my English and in the meantime have a lot of fun. I met fantastic people from different countries with whom I spent fantastic moments. The school is well organized. It offers activities for every day and excursions for every weekend. The teachers teach with passion and love and they are always available if you have any problems. They can also help you if you are looking for a new accommodation or a job... I found a job with their aid and I am still working.

I stayed with an adorable host family for more than 6 months. I felt very comfortable with them. They were always kind and available for me and I have been keeping in touch with them since I left. They were really like my real family! I visited many places like London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Whitby... The nightlife in York is fantastic. York is rich of shops, cafes, night clubs, restaurants. I used go out every weekend but I didn't mind about the place where i was. I had excellent friends and I had great time everywhere!

I was in York when there was the Royal Wedding and I can't describe how was the atmosphere there. York was totally blue white and red and people were very happy. I love people there, they are always kind and polite. I really enjoyed my time there and made a lot of good friends from all over the world, so you will not regret it! I really recommend it to you! It was the best period of my life!

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Meritxell Surdé Tierz
Meritxell Surdé Tierz
BSC, York
Duration: 8 weeks

I have never really been interested in nor attracted to the English language. I thought it would never be useful to me. During a job interview, I was asked if I could speak English because they were looking to hire teachers for this language. I contacted ESL and I was advised to take a language course in England, more specifically in the little town of York, in the north of this wonderful country. I was told that there was a very famous school there. Without thinking too much about it, I immediately considered this option as the right solution.

I have been living in York for more than 2 months. I would never have thought that it would be so pleasant and easy to travel to England and learn English there.

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Host family
The best way to live the language-learning experience in York is to choose this accommodation option which allows you to benefit from a convivial setting and to practise English in all situations of everyday life. Staying in a single room, you will take breakfast and the evening meal with your family during the week and at weekends. On request and depending on availability, you can stay with families who propose a single room with a private bathroom. Contact us for more information.

Student Castle residence
This new student residence is only 10 minutes away from the school. It has a spacious 5 bedroom apartment with a communal kitchen fully equipped with a dining table and seating area, where you can socialise with your new friends. You will stay in a beautiful single room with a double bed, fitted wardrobe, desk, TV, en-suite bathroom and plenty of storage space. Some studios with private kitchens are also available. Take advantage of its modern gym, the ultra-fast Wi-Fi, the bicycle storage space, the on-site laundry facility and a 24/7 security service. Bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towels.

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Vita Studio Have a special stay at these stylish studio apartments located just 15 minutes on foot from our partner school in central York. Your posh en suite studio comes complete with a double bed (bed linen included but bring a towel), a fully equipped kitchen, a smart TV and free Wi-Fi. Weekly cleaning is included. In your downtime, work out at the onsite gym (open 24/7), borrow a bike for free or hang out with your fellow residents in the common area. There are laundry facilities onsite, and you’ll also get a free continental breakfast every morning!

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Vita Studio

General information

Residential area with lots of student accommodation on main walking route to city centre.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
GBP 40.- monthly
Walking distance to public transport:
30 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
GBP 250.- by credit card to be paid at school on first day.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan
Free continental breakfast every weekday (Monday to Friday).
Yes

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen No
Oven No
Microwave No
Cutlery available No
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
Coin-operated washing machines and dryers: GBP 2,70 per wash / GBP 1,30 per dry The Vita Student app can be used to keep an eye on your washing or when the machines are available.
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden Yes
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym
Free of charge.
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
5 rooms
min.: 19 m2/ max.: 20 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin No
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Weekly
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box Yes
Room key provided Yes

Student Castle York

General information

Busy city centre street with a wide variety of restaurants, coffee bars and independent shops.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
GBP 40.- monthly
Walking distance to public transport:
20 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
2 minutes
Shops:
2 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 3:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
GBP 150.- by credit card to be paid at school on first day.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
The kitchen and dining area are shared with 5 other students.
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
Coin-operated washing machines and dryers: GBP 2,50 washing; GBP 1,30 drying. It can be pre-loaded onto a card which costs GBP 2,00 or students can download an app which is free of charge.
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym
Free of charge.
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
5 rooms
~15 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Weekly common areas only.
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided
Key card
Yes

A vibrant but small university city, York is an ideal base to explore the magnificent countryside and the attractions of the surrounding region of Yorkshire. Discover its traditional villages, churches, castles and the coastal heritage of this region. Two hours by train from London, you might be tempted to make a tour in the capital - why not? And the beaches of Scarborough and Whitby aren't far! Throughout the year, festivals celebrate the impressive cultural heritage of York, an endearing city.
Our partner school proposes a programme of varied activities with excursions in the north of England and in the magnificent Yorkshire region. It organises a range of after-class clubs where you can practise your skills, as well as meals out, ghost walks, museum and gallery visits, and outings to the cinema or to the theatre.

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