ABOUT ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
Providing and inspiring speakers of other languages with greater opportunities in life through effective and enjoyable English language education on a world-wide basis.
St. George's School has educated and inspired thousands of students since 2000 with a success and recommendation rate of 98%. More than 30% of our customers return to us year after year.
Our customer service excellence has also been recognised at the Business Excellence Forum 2016 where St. George's School of English was nominated for the 'Best Customer Service' category.
"My name is Petra and I am the Office Manager at St. George’s School of English.
My love affair with English started with a book. It was just a small unassuming book. A black book. However, when you opened the book it did not read as any other books. It was not a story book. But for me, this book was the beginning of my amazing story, my incredible journey, on which I have met so many inspirational individuals, wonderful people, friends for life. That small book was my mum’s English dictionary and its words opened new meanings and new opportunities. It has opened the whole new world for me. I would like the English language to do the same for you!"
WHAT MAKES WORTHING A PERFECT PLACE TO STUDY?
Worthing is situated on the south of England , placed between the beautiful South Downs and more than 5 miles of coastline which is the sunniest in the country. The promenade with its marvellous Pier is a magnet to visitors who enjoy the beach for swimming, sunbathing, fishing and windsurfing.
Visitors have been enjoying the facilities of Worthing since members of the Royal Family came here in the 18th century. Kind Edward VII spent the summers between 1907 and 1910 at Beach House while Oscar Wilde found Worthing such a 'charming town' that he spent the summer and autumn of 1895 in the town while he wrote his famous play 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. In the modern era visitors of all types; holiday makers as well as students find Worthing a thriving centre with much to enjoy.
The town provides a great shopping experience, having department stores, covered and open markets as well as many specialist shops set in pedestrianised streets where you can also take a break in one of the many pavement coffee shops.
Entertainment to suit every taste can be found in Worthing, which has superb theatres and cinemas as well as a mix of dance clubs, bars and cafes. Tere are numerous restaurants offering a wide range of food including French, Italian, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, etc. as well as more traditional English food. Visitors can also enjoy our superb museum and art gallery or take a leisurely stroll in one of the beautiful parks and gardens or have a game of tennis or tenpin bowling or perhaps keep fit at the Sports Centre.
Worthing is within easy reach of many places of interest to our students. London is only 1 hour 20 minutes by train. Other examples are Brighton with its fascinating Royal Pavilion, historic Arundel dominated by the massive castle, or Chichester the medieval walled capital of West Sussex, where art works by Chagall and Sutherland can be seen in the Norman Cathedral. Students always enjoy the Royal Navy Dockyard at Portsmouth with its unique collection of 16th 17th and 19th centrury ships. All of these centres are 1 hour or less from Worthing by train.
HOW DO WE MAKE YOUR STAY ENJOYABLE
We help you get organised
We appreciate that there is often so much information to go through and the process of comparing places and choosing the right one can be a very daunting one. This is why we are here to answer all your questions so you can choose exactly what you need. We also ask you to tell us what elements of English language are hard for you so we can organise your course to help you with the difficult parts.
We help you with your journey
We help you find the easiest way to get to us. We can provide you with several options of travel for your convenience and make sure you have our emergency telephone number so you can call us when you need any help during your journey to us.
We help you settle in your new 'home away from home'
You tell us what you are looking for and we will match your requirements as best as we can. We give you information about your accommodation and tell you something about the people you will stay with so you feel like you know them already before you arrive. You can use the information to 'break the ice' and use it as a starting point for conversation too :-). We help you settle in at your accommodation and give you any help you might need with getting to know your 'home away from home'. You have to forgive us but we will keep asking you how you are getting on all the time and if you are ok with everything! Most of the accommodation we offer is within walking distance to school and the town, so there is no need to travel and spend extra money on getting to school and to your accommodation unless you want to. The school is right in the town centre, your host family will show you where the school is on your first day. All the roads lead to the sea so getting lost in our charming Worthing is very hard and people who live here are very friendly and always willing to help.
We make your first day and your stay with us easy and enjoyable
By the time you meet us in person you will already feel like you can talk to us about anything. So once we gave you a wam welcome as we would to an old friend we show you your school, introduce you to the team, your teacher, make sure you are comfortable, give you some useful information and tips on how to make the best of your stay with us and show you around. Oh, and we ask you to do a little English test for us so we can include you in the right level of class to start you off. Do not worry though, you do not need to study for the test, it is simple and quick and all the answers are there, you just have to choose the right ones ;-).
We help you get comfortable and ready to learn
Talking to the English native teacher who speaks sophisticated English, especially for the first time, can make some students a bit nervous. Lucky for you, our clearest English accent will make your understanding of English so much easier right from the beginning. Do not worry, it takes just minutes to realise that learning at our school is very different to what you are used to. A very relaxed 'homely' atmoshphere, friendly and approachable teachers with a great sense of humour will soon make you feel like you truly belong and you can be yourself with us. We know it is hard to imagine for you that studying English can be a lot of fun and we intend to show you just that. After all we want you to feel comfortable and confident using your English with us so we can talk, learn a lot about you and have a laugh with you.
Your teacher will carry on assessing your level continously and if you feel it is too easy or too hard for you just say so, we will change your level or adapt the lessons to make sure you feel satisfied. Do not be fooled by the friendliness of the teachers though, they wiill push and challenge your learning as well because we believe in your great learning potential.
Your class is going to be small and you will meet lots of international people that you can talk to and socialise with. We cannot count the number of amazing life long friendships we helped to create and we hope you feel as comfortable with us as all our past students.
We show you a good time
If you are not taking extra lessons there are many activities and excursions you can choose from. Learning about your surroundings and English culture is as much part of learning the language as learning English itself. Worthing is perfectly located for those who wish to avoid the stress of big cities and enjoy this beautiful holiday destination by the sea with its quirky attractions, and should you want to feel the buzz of very busy cities London is just an hour and twenty minutes away, while Brighton just seventeen minutes away. With so many choices of places of history, culture and social interest you can not get bored living here. Our students always recommend shopping in Worthing and Brighton, with prices being so much better than in London you get more for your money and enjoy a truly unique experience. So many destinations to choose from, so many places to see.
MEET THE TEAM AND YOUR NEW FRIENDS
"Hello. I am Silvia. How lovely to meet you. I want to know so much about you but you came to this page to find out about who we are so read on, I won't interrupt...
In 1995 I travelled to England for the first time. As a foreigner coming from an ex-communist country, where travel or ‘new thoughts’ as well as learning English were not encouraged (to say the least), I was determined to improve the little English I had. It is hard to believe today but in 1995, after the fall of the communist regime when the borders of Slovakia only just opened for travel and when learning English was only just permitted, I found myself living in an English town where there were no other speakers of my tongue language. I realised very quickly that my spoken English improved far more in a short time in England than in the classroom in a year. I decided to challenge my English language skills and registered for a course at University of Brighton. I cannot tell you how hard I found it and how many times I cried during the first 3 months. When I received my first grade (my first written assignment was marked with ‘C’ ) and my tutor told me not to be disappointed, because “you are a foreigner and they don’t usually get better marks”, my competitive spirit was crashed. A bit harsh, right? This turned out to be the defining moment of my studies, I set new goals and raised the game. It was jolly hard but I managed to finish the degree with top grades and was awarded the student of the year.
There were times during my early years in England when I had nowhere to sleep, lived on £10 per week and worked 84 hours per week to support myself and my studies. But all my struggles and believes led me to one point. During my final year of University I set up a small language school called St. George’s School of English. Being a great believer in education and opportunities that learning of English language opens I aimed to create a place offering just that to people who wished to learn and succeed. I was lucky to have help and support of people I met on the way, and now I made it my duty to pay the favour forward by providing a ‘home away from home’ in which students can not only prosper and learn fast in an International environment, but also succeed in today’s global world.
Today St. George’s students can maximise the opportunities of the language and cultural learning that travel and education abroad offers. This has been the philosophy of St. George’s since 2000 and helped us become what we are today, a successful and growing English language provider inspiring thousands of students every year."
BA (Hons) CIS, B. Ed.,EL Dip
ABOUT ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
"My name is Gemma, and I work as an Accommodation Administrator at St. George’s school of English. From an early age I enjoyed travelling to different countries, and meeting new people. I began my career at 18yrs old working at E.P.C.O.T centre in Walt Disney World, Florida, and went on to work for Disney Cruise Line. I was fortunate to meet and work with so many people from around the world and learn about their cultures. I have hosted students myself, and I truly believe St George’s and Worthing is a wonderful place to study."
"Hi my name is Elaine, I'm originally from Brazil. I came to England 13 years ago to learn English at St George's School of English. I fell in love with England and couldn't go back to Brazil.
Coincidentally in January of 2015 I started to work at St George's School of English where I am ecstatic to work with such a great team.
I'm probably the first person that you'll see once you arrive at the school. I work at the office where I deal with new students regarding courses, prices, English exams ... and have the opportunity to meet great people from all around the world!"
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ST. GEORGE'S
✓ You can be assured that we truly care and are here to help you with all aspects of your studies with us; before, during and even after your studies with us
✓ You will be taught using modern and dynamic teaching methods and material from many sources using exciting topics and stimulating subjects for conversations
✓ You will be taught by teachers who are all highly qualified and are all native English teachers
✓ You will find your understanding of spoken English easier thanks to the clearest English accent spoken in our area
✓ You will have many opportunities to practice your English
✓ You can start whenever it suits you, our courses are available alll year round
✓ You learn at your level, pace and cover your language needs and content
✓ You meet students from different countries and of varied mix of nationalities in classes
✓ You can feel comfortable in your accommodation, class and school thus making your learning more enjoayble and without worrying about anything else
✓ You can easily share your experiences with your loved ones using our free high speed WIFI
✓ You can have a quite place to study in our self study rooms, with lots of extra study material at hand
✓ You can use a comfortable and relaxing place at school for resting or socialising with others - our student room and our beautiful English garden
✓ You can be part of fun activities and enjoy many excursions to amazing places like London, Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Arundel, Windsor, Bath, etc.
✓ You can speak to a member of staff at all times (and use our emergency number should you need us out of office hours)
✓ You can enjoy life at your doorstep, central location of the school and close to sea, as well as the close proximity to many places of interest such as London, Brighton and other places of interest
✓ With great prices of living costs in Worthing you can enjoy more for less money
✓ With our competitive prices and great cost options you can choose exactly what suits you and for the budget you have
"I have lived in Worthing for 20 years and really enjoy living by the sea. I have 2 children, both boys, who keep me on my toes!. My passion has always been languages, I love to travel, learn about different cultures and people as well and enjoying some sunshine. In past years I have completed the “Warrior Run” twice, the Great South Run and the Vitality London 10k – the sense of achievement from completing these runs by far outweighs the intensity of the training and surviving the actual runs themselves!!"