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Reviews of UIC English (formerly ISIS), London, England UK

Total number of reviews: 32
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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UIC English (formerly ISIS), London, England UK
4.2/5.0 
(32 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 4.2/5.0 
Social activities 3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.4/5.0 
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Host family 3.6/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.6/5.0 
other 3.6/5.0 
Individual Reviews
13. Oct. 2016
1. Irina (53 years)  - 
1. General English Morning 20 - 1 week

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13. Sep. 2016
2. (26 years)  - 
2. General English Afternoon 20 - 2 weeks

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For successful integration, it is better to get to know the other students. Do not hesitate to put into practice the knowledge acquired in the school
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A beautiful and well-located school
3. Sep. 2016
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3. General English Morning 20 - 2 weeks

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The availability of teachers, many extra educationalcourses offered e.g. 1 hour discussion between 12h30-13h30, 10min one to one with a teacher, the site
30. Aug. 2016
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4. General English Full Day Intensive - 1 week

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Excellent teachers but school organization a little bit poor. Dirty accommodation in the student's house
18. Jul. 2016
5. Fabiano (19 years)  -  Italy
5. IELTS 30 - 3 weeks

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4. Jul. 2016
6. Pasquale (22 years)  - 
6. General English Full Day Intensive - 3 weeks

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5. Oct. 2015
7. Marta (21 years)  - 
7. General English Morning 30 - 2 weeks

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10. Sep. 2015
8. Dominika (17 years)  - 
8. General English Morning 30 - 3 weeks

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8. Sep. 2015
9. (18 years)  - 
9. General English Morning 30 - 3 weeks

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I enjoyed my course and the afternoon activities.
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I expect them to be able to speak and write better.
31. Aug. 2015
10. Mishal (16 years)  -  Saudi Arabia
10. General English Morning 15 - 4 weeks

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Great.
12. Aug. 2015
11. (16 years)  - 
11. General English Morning 20 - 2 weeks

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The diversity of the countries of origin of the other students
9. Aug. 2015
12. (14 years)  - 
12. London - GREENWICH MARITIME RESIDENTIAL - 2 weeks

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I liked almost everything, except for language lessons.
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I did not like the evening activities. The same program was offered in all English classes. There were 17 people in the class, 13 of them were Chinese who travelled as one group. They didn´t learn any English! There shouldn´t be groups which consist of students from the same travelling group and from the same country! It was very poor language learning!!!!!
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You can go there for a summer course only in case, if you want to relax and have fun in London with peers. If your aims is a language learning, choose a different place. At least this applies to summer courses for teenagers with the excursion program. All the students arrived as groups from different countries, and only 4 people travelled on their own. And they did not know in which group to place them: they went on an excursion with a group from Bulgary and learnt English with a group from China.
4. Aug. 2015
13. (19 years)  - 
13. General English Full Day Intensive - 3 weeks

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Constant communication in English, the opportunity to meet people from other countries
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I lost some time in the class with the level B2, as according to one teacher, my level was below C1 based on the results of my speaking test. I asked to be transferred to a different group the same week.
26. Jul. 2015
14. (18 years)  - 
14. General English Morning 15 - 2 weeks

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25. May. 2015
15. (17 years)  - 
15. General English Morning 15 - 1 week

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The structure and the organization
22. Dec. 2014
16. Maxime (22 years)  - 
16. General English Afternoon 15 - 12 weeks

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14. Oct. 2014
17. (29 years)  - 
17. General English Afternoon 15 - 2 weeks

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The atmosphere in the school, teachers (especially Robert), friendly staff. The convenient location of the school, and infrastructure: close to shops, the bus stops and the DLR. Greenwich is a great area.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do not forget to buy an Oyster card. Do not use a taxi on the way to / from the airport. In the city the metro works until late and buses are twenty-four-hour. To plan a route you can use the web-site http://www.tfl.gov.uk.
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There was an issue with the textbooks. I did not know that they were included in the price, and at school no one told me about it until I had not asked for it. I wish I had had more homework to reinforce what I learnt at the class
11. Sep. 2014
18. (24 years)  - 
18. Contact 30 - 6 weeks

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Not only in the classroom, but the you really learn English being with other people.
Other comments
School very nice and organized and located in a great area in my opinion. Possibly to be avoided in the middle of the summer when it fills up and the classes are full, and you cannot always access the most appropriate level.
28. Jul. 2014
19. (16 years)  - 
19. General English Morning 20 - 3 weeks

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Teachers, the organisation, everybody is very friendly.
2. Apr. 2014
20. Silvana Andrea (38 years)  - 
20. Contact 30 Intensive course - 10 weeks

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Valley View Guest House
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3. Feb. 2014
21. (36 years)  - 
21. General English Morning 20 - 1 week

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Location of the school, teachers, time in class really well spent.
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All the staff were very helpful and caring with the students. They help you sort out any issues that might come up both at the school or the accommodation
24. Dec. 2013
22. (23 years)  -  Italy
22. Contact 20AM - 5 weeks

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I liked most my teachers Jonny and Tom and all the people I met there.
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It should be better recycling materials in the school and offering the possibility of taking english certificates such as PET, IELTS...
3. Dec. 2013
23. (21 years)  -  Italy
23. Contact 20AM - 2 weeks

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Teachers are very good
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Buying the Oystercard
30. Sep. 2013
24. (21 years)  -  Germany
24. Contact 15PM (Budget afternoon): General English - 2 weeks

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teacher, atmosphere
21. Sep. 2013
25. (22 years)  - 
25. Contact 30 - 5 weeks

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The friendly and happy atmosphere among students and professors (although not all of them). The teaching method of some of the professors, extremely qualified. Professors' great sense of humor.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
1. Cost of living is higher than in Italy 2. Transfers are quite time consuming, despite the efficiency of the transports.
18. Sep. 2013
26. Aleksei (19 years)  - 
26. General English: Contact 15 AM - 2 weeks

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15. Jul. 2013
27. Claudio (19 years)  - 
27. Contact 30 - 2 weeks

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30. Dec. 2012
28. Marco (41 years)  -  Italy
28. General English: Contact 15 AM: General English, Cambridge Exam Preparation, IELTS - 5 weeks

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28. Dec. 2012
29. (29 years)  - 
29. Contact 30: General English, Cambridge Exam Preparation, IELTS - 4 weeks

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Trained teachers, language improvement and much exchange of experiences with people from all over the world
13. Aug. 2012
30. Giorgia (19 years)  - 
30. Contact 20AM: General English, Cambridge Exam Preparation, IELTS - 2 weeks

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10. Jul. 2012
31. (23 years)  - 
31. General English: Contact 15 AM: General English, Cambridge Exam Preparation, IELTS - 12 weeks

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the atmosphere among the teachers and the students, as well as among the students
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A good school as a whole. The student feels free and the language lessons are quite efficient.
5. Jun. 2012
32. (48 years)  - 
32. Contact 15PM (Budget afternoon): General English - 2 weeks

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The modern building in Greenwich and its modern equipping

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