A Plus Centres Sheffield

Learn English in Sheffield , United Kingdom

The Area & School

Sheffield is a great choice for folks who prefer historic city with a peaceful vibe. As the fourth biggest city in England, Sheffield is conveniently located in South Yorkshire, just one hour away from Manchester and many other major cities. Sheffield is known as England's greenest city with about 170 woodland parks and 78 public parks. After class, students love to gather up, picnic at the parks, and freshen up themselves with new energy. The city of Sheffield is also home to two of the largest universities in UK. With a rich academic atmosphere and a serene environment offered by the city, students will have a wonderful time studying English at A Plus Centres Sheffield.

English Courses

Standard 15 English

With 15 hours of class per week, the Standard 15 English program helps students acquire essential language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This program also includes real-world practices on grammar, vocabulary, fluency with use of self-access materials and DVDs.

*Note: Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment 2 weeks. Beginner to advanced level available. Minimum enrollment age 16.


Starts at £145 for one week

Exam Preparation Standard 6

With 6 hours per week afternoon classes, this program focuses on improving students' exam-taking skills (IELTS) with in-depth practice. Taught by certified experts in English exams, the Exam Prep Standard 6 English effectively provides students with fundamental guidances and expertise to succeed in exams. *Note: Program starts every Monday. Offered through beginner to advanced level. Minimum enrollment 2 weeks, age 16+.

Starts at £75 for one week

Academic Focus Standard 6

The Academic Focus Standard 6 English offers students with six hours studying per week with high flexibility. On top of essential English trainings, this program also enriches students with necessary skills on critical thinking, researching, summarizing, paraphrasing and working with authentic academic materials, and academic projects. *Note: Only open to intermediate to advanced level students. Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment duration 2 weeks, age 16+.

Starts at £75 for one week

Teacher Development Intensive 21

The Teacher Development Intensive 21 program is designed for students who have intermediate English skills and hope to pursue careers in teaching. In addition to training on general English skills, this program also teaches students to be adept and professional at educating fellow students. *Note: Program starts every Monday. Only offered to intermediate or higher level students. Minimum 2 weeks, age 18+.

Starts at £175 for one week

Exam Preparation Intensive 21

Exam Preparation Intensive 21 English Program teaches students on all the fundamentals they need to excel at a IELTS test. By the end of this program, students will largely improve their English proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary. *Note: Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment duration 2 weeks, age 16+. Offered through beginner to advanced level.

Starts at £175 for one week

Academic Focus Intensive 27

The Academic Focus Intensive 27 aids students to enhance their overall academic English skills. Besides essential trainings on speaking, listening, reading and writing, this program also equips students with the abilities of critical thinking, researching and avoiding plagiarism, and conducting other academic oriented projects and tasks. *Note: Only open to intermediate to advanced level students. Program starts every Monday. Minimum enrollment 2 weeks, age 16+.

Starts at $217 for one week

1:1 Private English (10 Lessons/Week)

Private courses are all taught in one-one-one sessions with accredited teachers at A Plus Sheffield. This program designs customized contents to meet the specific needs of students. *Note: Program starts on any day after enrollment. Beginner to advanced level available. Minimum 2 hours per week. Age 16+.

Starts at £350 for one week

Accommodation

Host Family

A Plus Sheffield carefully selects a number of welcoming and experienced host families for students. Each unit comes with a private bedroom, a private desk, cooked meals, laundry facilities and free internet. Through staying with a host family, students will have the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge in daily life and immerse into the most authentic English culture.

*Note: Minimum age 18. Maximum 4 students per host family. There is a £65 one-off placement fee for booking accommodation.


Starts at £126 / week

Additional Details

UK bank holidays:

2015:
* Christmas Day 25-Dec
* Boxing Day (substitute day) 28-Dec

2016:
* New Year's Day 01-Jan
* Good Friday 25-Mar * Easter Monday 28-Mar
* Early May bank holiday 02-May
* Spring bank holiday 30-May
* Summer bank holiday 29-Aug
* Boxing Day 26-Dec
* Christmas Day (substitute day) 27-Dec

  • By plane:

The closest international airport is the Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA), 18 miles away from the city of Sheffield. The second option (*recommended) is to arrive through Manchester Airport then connect to Sheffield through First TransPennine Express, a direct train departs hourly.

  • By train:

It is east to get to many major English cities from Sheffield by train. National Rail is the main railroad company operated in England. For more information and tickets, please refer to http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.

  • By taxi:

The school can arrange for taxi transfers to/from any UK airports. Flight number and arrival/departure time are required. The costs will depend on the distance from the school to airports. Price is available upon request.

  • By car:

A57 and A61 roads are the main freeways connect to Sheffield. More information for direction at http://www.aplusenglish.co.uk/travel/.

(Travel insurance recommended)

Max Group Class Size: 10.4285714285714286 students per class
Max Capacity: 12 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: £9.67 per class hour

A Plus Centre Sheffield offers a variety of social activities available for all students.

Some sample activities are: (may include extra charge)

  • Social trips
  • Museum tours
  • Cinema Library
  • Conversation Club
  • Five-a-Side Football Club
  • Excursions (Bowling, Restaurant trips, Alton Towers, etc.)

More information at http://www.aplusenglish.co.uk/social-activities/.

A Plus Centres Sheffield makes sure to match students with programs that best suit their interests. Prior to the start of each program, students will be asked to take an online grammar and a writing test to find themselves a level to study on, from beginners to advanced level. The school focuses on operating courses in small class sizes to ensure maximum English learning results. A Plus Centers Sheffield consists of extraordinary teachers, who hold Trinity College London CerTESOL qualifications, to provide students with best English learning experiences possible.