What type of accommodation can English Time arrange for me?
English Time has close links with specialist home stay agencies in London and we can book a place in a host family for you. Email or fax us with your needs well before your arrival to enable us to make the most suitable arrangements for you. Our Student Services Manager and her team can give you advice on many different types of accommodation: host families, hostels, hotels and shared flats.
Do you have your own student hostel?
No, we don’t, but our Student Services Manager can give you some addresses that you could try.
Does English Time help choose the best accommodation for me?
We are experienced at suggesting the right type of accommodation for our students. Frequently our students prefer one type of accommodation- say home stay- for a while and later change- for example, to sharing a flat with friends.
How much do different types of accommodation cost?
The cost depends on the type as well as the location of the accommodation. Typically you should budget for £120 per week for bed, breakfast and binner with a host family, (home stay) about £70 for a hostel and £60 per week for a shared flat. We strongly suggest that you contact us for likely costs at the time of your intended studies in London.
What will happen if I do not get on with my host family?
We will do our best to resolve any problems you may have. In our experience it is usually because there is a minor misunderstanding that can be easily solved. However, if the problem cannot be solved, we will move you to a different Home stay.
Can I change my host family during my course?
Yes, but you should discuss your reasons with the Student Services Manager. She will help you to either resolve any problems you may be having or suggest what type of accommodation would be more suitable.