Reviews of Select English, London, England UK

Total No. of Reviews: 147
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Select English, London, England UK
3.9/5.0 
(147 reviews)
City 4.4/5.0 
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Facilities 3.6/5.0 
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Course Quality / Progress in language 4.0/5.0 
Value for money 3.6/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 3.8/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
9. Jun. 2014
1. (40 years)  - 
1. Year Round English Intensive - Low Season - 9 weeks

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The teachers and the staff were always very helpful.
3. Jun. 2014
2. (36 years)  - 
2. Year Round English Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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18. Mar. 2014
3. Reana (25 years)  -  Croatia
3. 25 hour course - General English - 2 weeks

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25. Feb. 2013
4. (40 years)  -  Germany
4. Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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The location. The residental area around the school is safe and London city center is only 35 minutes away by public transport.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Buy an Oyster card for public transport. National Gallery and British museum open until 9pm on Fridays. Musical tickets are cheap in off-season when bought at Leicester Square.
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The rooms in the student residence are clean, but the kitchen, especially the stove, is dirty. I only used the microwave. There is no breakfast included in the residence accomodation fee.
28. Jan. 2013
5. Sara (20 years)  - 
5. Standard Course - Low Season - 2 weeks

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31. Dec. 2012
6. Nicola (19 years)  - 
6. Standard Course - Low Season - 7 weeks

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Average school and accommodation away from the centre.
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Teachers can be a little bit boring
5. Dec. 2012
7. (36 years)  - 
7. Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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Everything went great.
26. Nov. 2012
8. (42 years)  - 
8. Intensive - 1 week

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The host family: very friendly and great!
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Each to their own! London allows everyone to find happiness.
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Classes not good enough, especially the teacher in the morning who was not dedicated (arrives late,leaves early,and teaches grammar which is not relevant to the students'level)
12. Nov. 2012
9. Thiago César (34 years)  - 
9. Standard Course - Low Season - 2 weeks

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30. Jul. 2012
10. (20 years)  -  Spain
10. Intensive - High Season - 3 weeks

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In general, the teachers and the activities after class.
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Nothing.
25. Apr. 2012
11. (26 years)  -  Russian Federation
11. Intensive - Low Season - 26 weeks

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Friendly teachers
4. Apr. 2012
12. (25 years)  - 
12. Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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The fellowship, the afternoon lesson, the kindness of the secretariat.
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It's a good school with good teachers.
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It's a good school with good teachers.
1. Mar. 2012
13. (22 years)  - 
13. Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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The relationship with the teachers and the teaching method especially of some of them. Hnowing and being able to make friends with people all over the world.
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The building certainly is not the best and the newest, but I think that the intimate atmosphere helps to get to know well your classmates!
9. Feb. 2012
14. (35 years)  - 
14. Standard Course - Low Season - 2 weeks

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knowing in advance the address of the host family, information on transportation to / from central London
7. Feb. 2012
15. (45 years)  -  Spain
15. Intensive - Low Season - 3 weeks

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Since there are new students every Monday, sometimes the teachers have to repeat the same explanations every week.
6. Feb. 2012
16. (42 years)  - 
16. Standard Course - Low Season - 2 weeks

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The teacher's ability in making us understand the grammar concepts and the methodology.
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Adapting to people of different ethnicity and nationality and to the habits of the family that hosts them.
26. Dec. 2011
17. (26 years)  - 
17. Cambridge First Preparation Course - 8 weeks

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the location
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answer all the questions you need, both at school level as the organizational one.
12. Dec. 2011
18. (27 years)  - 
18. Intensive - Low Season - 7 weeks

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teachers are helpful and very well trained!
28. Nov. 2011
19. (45 years)  - 
19. Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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The classes because of the great teachers
21. Nov. 2011
20. (25 years)  -  Spain
20. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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I liked the school because it is very homey and friendly and the safety of the neighbourhood is very good.
15. Nov. 2011
21. Alessandro (26 years)  - 
21. Standard Course - Low Season - 3 weeks

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15. Nov. 2011
22. (25 years)  - 
22. Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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The afternoon lesson made me learn a lot of common use words.
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I recommend the intensive course for short periods, for long periods maybe it's better attend the first part of the course in the morning and in the afternoon, and for the second part it's fine only in the morning, so you have time to study.
15. Nov. 2011
23. Marco (33 years)  - 
23. Cambridge Advanced Exam Preparation Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers did not foster the participation but they mechanically teach English grammar with little enthusiasm, altough in a very professional manner.
10. Nov. 2011
24. (37 years)  -  Russian Federation
24. Intensive - Low Season - 8 weeks

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friendly atmosphere
17. Oct. 2011
25. (20 years)  -  Spain
25. Standard Course - Low Season - 3 weeks

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Good teacher and good school. Reduced groups so it was easier to talk.
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Laptop and adapter.
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The neighbourhood is far from the city centre. There is no tube and the bus is 45 minutes to 1 hour. Transportation is very expensive, I recommend the Oyster Card. I don't recommend the residence because it is very dirty, especially the kitchen, which is also lacking a lot of utensils. You cannot wash your clothes. The only good thing was the breakfast, which was good and varied.
10. Oct. 2011
26. Marcela (25 years)  -  Spain
26. Standard Course - Low Season - 3 weeks

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10. Oct. 2011
27. Sebastian (22 years)  -  Spain
27. Standard Course - Low Season - 3 weeks

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28. Sep. 2011
28. Visitación (48 years)  -  Spain
28. Standard Course - Low Season - 2 weeks

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26. Sep. 2011
29. (58 years)  -  Spain
29. Standard Course - Low Season - 2 weeks

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Punctuality and seriousness
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I did not like my teacher´s teaching system
16. Sep. 2011
30. (28 years)  -  Spain
30. Intensive - High Season - 4 weeks

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The teachers are very patient and you meet people from many countries.
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Don´t forget to buy the oyster card!!
14. Sep. 2011
31. Carlos (21 years)  -  Spain
31. Standard Course - HIGH SEASON - 3 weeks

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28. Aug. 2011
32. Yulia (21 years)  -  Russian Federation
32. Standard - High Season - 2 weeks

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23. Aug. 2011
33. (19 years)  -  Spain
33. Standard Course - Low Season - 3 weeks

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The school is in a very quiet part of London, but a little far away from the centre (55 min by bus), but is not an important problem.
15. Aug. 2011
34. (22 years)  -  Spain
34. Standard Course - HIGH SEASON - 3 weeks

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What I liked about the school is the organization and the extracurricular activities.
12. Aug. 2011
35. (17 years)  - 
35. Intensive - High Season - 3 weeks

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Everything was good.
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The last teacher - a bit boring
1. Aug. 2011
36. (19 years)  - 
36. Intensive - High Season - 2 weeks

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The atmosphere was very nice.
1. Aug. 2011
37. Marco (35 years)  - 
37. Intensive - High Season - 3 weeks

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It's in a beautiful area surrounded by greenery. I found it as a very quiet environment.
27. Jul. 2011
38. (16 years)  - 
38. Standard Course - Low Season - 2 weeks

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the multitude of nationalities
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visit London as much as you can!
4. Jul. 2011
39. Diyana (27 years)  - 
39. Standard Course - Low Season - 4 weeks

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22. Jun. 2011
40. Daniele (23 years)  - 
40. Standard Course - Low Season - 8 weeks

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There isn't a book and the teacher used a lot of photocopies.
10. Jun. 2011
41. Sergio (32 years)  - 
41. Intensive - Low Season - 3 weeks

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16. May. 2011
42. (26 years)  - 
42. Intensive - Low Season - 5 weeks

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You should communicate with other students in English only, lessons are not enough to improve your knowledge, you need to practice it.
9. May. 2011
43. (18 years)  - 
43. Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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The teachers / staff were always friendly and helpful.
21. Mar. 2011
44. Lukas (21 years)  - 
44. Intensive - Low Season - 4 weeks

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6. Feb. 2011
45. (25 years)  -  Russian Federation
45. Intensive - 25 lessons/week - 12 weeks

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The best school ever! Very friendly teachers, students. Wonderful atmosphere!
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It takes around 45 min (from accommodation to Victoria station) to go to the Centre of London: Around 10 min. to Crystal Palace train station. And then 25 min to Victoria station by train. You can use bus №3.
14. Jan. 2011
46. Andrea Carmelo (29 years)  - 
46. Standard Course - Low Season - 5 weeks

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22. Nov. 2010
47. (26 years)  - 
47. Intensive - Low Season - 2 weeks

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Quiet neighbourhood, a bit far from the center but the classrooms and teachers are fine. We had fun.
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Wash machine in residence. The school is only 15 min walking away from the chrystal palace station
11. Nov. 2010
48. (24 years)  - 
48. Standard Course - Low Season - 3 weeks

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The teachers were very good, I learned a lot and met many people.
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London is an exciting place to visit. Do not miss the opportunity to practice and improve your English in such a place. Also, the people are wonderful and you make friends from everywhere. I totally recommend this school. Just a warning, get ready for the hills of the village Hehe. By the way, it is very well connected to the city by public transport. The bus with the oyster card is the best way to get there due to the improvements that are currently being done in the subway. You arrive in about half an hour. I did that on a daily basis.
1. Nov. 2010
49. (23 years)  - 
49. Standard Course - Low Season - 3 weeks

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The provided us with a second family when we encountered problems with the first one.
13. Oct. 2010
50. (23 years)  - 
50. Standard Course - Low Season - 3 weeks

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The teachers were very good
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