History of the English Language

10 Reasons To Choose SGI

Opening it's doors in 1962, St George International this year celebrates 55 years of English language teaching to students from all over the world as well as 25 years of training people to teach English to international students. 

Fantastic Central London Location

Fantastic Central London Location

Our school is located close to vibrant Oxford Street and just three minutes walk from Oxford Circus underground station. Our fantastic Central London location is the perfect place to explore the city after your classes have finished. Some key advantages include:

 Right in the centre    Great for shopping, parks and theatre
 Close to popular landmarks Close to public transport​
Unrivalled quality and experience

Unrivalled quality and experience

One of the key factors to SGI’s teaching excellence is the fact that our core group of senior teachers are also teacher trainers! Uniquely among Central London our teachers train people to both become qualified English teachers and, at a more advance level, highly-qualified teachers, something unique among Central London schools. 

 SGI teachers are also teacher trainers Established 1962
 Trained over 1000+ students to become qualified English teachers since 1992 98% recommendation rate by former students​
Superb range of English course available

Superb range of English course available

Whether your need is General English, Business English, or Academic English, we guarantee to meet your learning objectives and ensure quick progress with your English. After establishing your study needs & objectives and assessing your level of English, our course advisors will recommend the most appropriate English course. In addition to our adult courses, we have English courses for juniors at our partner summer school, young learners have a great choice of tuition & activity courses including accommodation if necessary. 

 General English (Speaking / Reading / Writing / Pronunciation) Academic English (IELTS / FCE / CAE / UFC) 
 Business English (Negotiation / Meeting skills / Report Writing)  One to One English
 Closed group Summer School for Juniors
Small class sizes

Small class sizes

At SGI, our small class sizes enable plenty of personal attention for studentsleading to enhanced student performance and quick progress.  Even our Specialist English group courses such as High school or Overseas English teacher groups have an attractive maximum class size of 15.

 12 General English ( Sept - June), 14 (Jul/Aug)  8 Business English
Our Multilingual Team

Our Multilingual Team

Whilst we encourage students to always speak English, we understand that there are times when someone needs to speak in their first language. It’s for this reason, SGI takes great pride in our multilingual team of teachers and office staff, who are able to effectively help students in over 20 different languages!

 French / Spanish / German / Italian / Portuguese

 Chinese / Indonesian / Malay / Japanese
 Swedish / Finnish / Slovene / Croatian / Serbian Turkish / Urdu / Hebrew
Accommodation

Accommodation

We recognise that it is important that your accommodation is comfortable when you are away from home, so whatever your budget, you will be able to find accommodation in London with the SGI accommodation service. From homestays to hotels, student residences to executive apartments, there is something for everyone.

 Homestays: from £170 per week Student residences: from £280 per week
 Apartments: from £532 per week Hotels: from £1155 per week
Accreditations

Accreditations

We have always set ourselves high standards and this is reflected in our reputation and accreditations. At an accredited English language school such as SGI, you can be confident that every aspect of your language learning experience will meet your highest expectations.

 British Council Quality English
 University of Cambridge Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)
International Learners

International Learners

At SGI you will meet students from all over the world. We pride ourselves on the wide range of nationalities, backgrounds, ages,  professions and companies that pass through our doors every year. A great opportunity for you to practice English, network, have fun and make new friends for life.

 Our English courses are exclusively designed for learners 16+ years of age
 Students from all over Europe, Asia, Africa and South America
Free social events

Free social events

We offer a largely free and exciting Social programme after 3pm in the afternoon every day as well as having regular Musical and Theatre nights. All planned to help you make the most out of your stay in London. We plan our social events to make sure you practise the English language in a relaxed way with other students and so experience the best of what London has to offer. The social porgramme is the perfect complement to the classroom lessons! 

 Great Walks    Museums & Galleries & Theatre
 Entertainment & Games & Nightclubs Street Markets & Parks
SGI Freebies

SGI Freebies

On your first day you will be invited to the SGI Welcome meeting, followed by the SGI ‘Conversation Club’ held at a local juice bar or pub. Once we are sure of your English level you will be sent an SGI self-study workbook and study skills guide, all FREE. The workbooks are a great way to practise your English outside the school and, along with the social programme, complement your classroom studies. If you have any questions about your course and progress, our student support officers and homework club tutors are always available to help. Lastly, we gives you online discounts for lots of shops and products, everything that you want and need.

 First day welcome meeting Self-study workbooks
 Welcome pack (Tote bag, pen, and notebook) Student Support
 Homework club: From Tuesday to Thursday Free digital student discount card