Studying in the UK

Learn English in London

Learn English in London and invest in your education and career

SGI stands out as the best school to learn English in London due to our 50 years of high class teaching experience and comprehensive range of English Courses: whether General, Business or Academic English is your requirement, we will definitely have a course for you. Choose to learn English intensively during the day, or part-time in the evenings, and for a week, or as long as a year, in small groups and as private tuition or a combination of the two.


The English learning course range at SGI is extensive. We have English classes for all learners from beginner all the way through to the highest advanced levels. Some students prefer the one-to-one kind of English learning so that they can focus in a more concentrated way on their own language weaknesses.

When you learn English at SGI, your lessons will have interesting and creative activities in small groups to encourage the best communication from every type of learner. Importantly, new and relevant language and useful grammar is recycled during your course, so that you are constantly learning without really feeling like you are doing laborious study.

SGI has the highest level of teaching standards, as we always pass rigorous inspections by ISI inspectors and The British Council. These are the school’s most important accreditations applicable to English language teaching. 

SGI students truly receive the highest possible standard of education when they come to London to learn English.


If you want to Study English in London then SGI can offer you the complete quality language school experience. SGI is located in Central London (The West End) in a quiet street in the fashionable neighbourhood of Fitzrovia, and just around the corner from busy, vibrant Oxford Street: it is the perfect place to come to the home of the language and learn English in 2013.


The most effective way to learn English for a beginner is via one-to-one lessons. Rapid progress can be made when come to London as a beginner to learn English. SGI is able to run one-to-one English beginner courses covering the basic requirements for teaching English for beginners throughout the year and has staff who specialise in this area.

• Standard Course – this 15 hour full-time morning course (9.15 – 12.45, Monday to Friday) is ideal for those students looking to develop their English in a general way. Many students choose this course so as they can use English more confidently when travelling, socialising or moving to an English speaking country.

• Intensive Course – this popular course consists of the Standard course in the morning plus a further hour and a half each afternoon ( 13.30 – 15.00). The Intensive course really pushes  students to communicate in English. Students choosing this course are usually very determined to become fluent with their English for general or possibly academic purposes ( such as speaking assessments at college or university)

• Combination Course – this course combines the best of both worlds, the dynamism and social interaction of the morning group course with the tailored individual attention to personal needs of the afternoon private tuition. 

• Summer School English – Summer is a great time to come to London and enjoy a study holiday. Students choosing the summer school enjoy a winning  combination of English study with a superb and varied social programme.

• IELTS – SGI’s IELTS preparation courses are for those students wishing to enter English medium universities, either here in the UK, or elsewhere in the world, and who require an IELTS score as proof of their English level thus enabling them to pursue their chosen course of study at a higher education institute.
• Cambridge FCE - SGI offers this popular Cambridge Examination board exam in the evenings. This exam is primarily suitable for students who are at a B2 ( Upper Intermediate) level of English and want to evidence their level of English on their CV for study or work purposes.

• Cambridge CAE – Another SGI evening course. Passing this exam shows that the student has achieved a C1 (Advanced) level of English and  has a sufficiently high level to operate in demanding academic and professional situations.

• Morning mini-group – The business English morning group (9.15 – 12.45, Monday to Friday) is ideal for individuals who want to improve their Business English Communication Skills, enabling them to perform more effectively in English at work. Confidence and clarity are the key objectives for the Business English student.

•  Business Intensive  - this popular course consists of the Business Mini-group course in the morning plus a further hour and a half each afternoon ( 13.30 – 15.00). Students choosing this course are usually very determined to become very fluent with their English for business and general purposes, and typically want to be able to interact comfortably with other people in English. The afternoon class provides a wealth of interactive possibilities such as problem-solving tasks and group based projects.

•  Business Combination – This course is popular with Business students as you enjoy the energy and dynamism of the morning group class with the precision and focus of the personalised private tuition in the afternoon.