English course in Seattle
Take in the nature and city life of the Emerald City!
Information on the English School in Seattle
Seattle is a city with undeniable appeal. It is known as the ‘Emerald City’ because both the city and its surrounding areas are alive with greenery all year round, allowing residents and students to unplug and unwind with ease. It is also one of the nation’s cleanest cities.
Within a 2 hour drive of central Seattle you will find the lush green forests of the Olympic National Park, the open waters of the Pacific Ocean, the soothing waters of the Salish Sea, the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Just beyond the stunning scenery of the mountains are high plains and deserts with vineyards as far as you can see.
In this metropolitan city, students will find something to do and see on every corner. Sights, landmarks, attractions, festivals, hiking, boat tours, forests and parks are just the tip of the iceberg! It is definitely a city you will want to explore whilst taking your English course here.
The school is excellently located along the waterfront, with quick and easy access to trendy cafes, live musicvenues and countless sights and attractions. Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and multimedia facilities, and there is also a student lounge, computer lab, resource library and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
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General or Intensive English Course in Seattle for Adults
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English! >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Seattle
[+] To make the most of your language course, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Seattle
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
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Tips, tricks and links - Independent accommodation
[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Seattle
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Seattle
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Seattle is the home of grunge music, plaid shirts, Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon. The surrounding landscape is inspirational, with amazing wilderness, hikes and skiing. Within the city limits, you’ll also find Discovery Park, where you can walk for hours among the trees and beaches.
You will also be eager to see the Space Needle (offering superb views of the city), Seattle Centre, or Pike Place Market, where you will find a little bit of everything. It is a city that is also famous for its excellent seafood!
A variety of English courses are available at the school. This an extremely popular location for adult students wanting to experience a city that blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- OTHER21 % 21 %
- CHINA13 % 13 %
- SOUTH KOREA12 % 12 %
- SAUDI ARABIA10 % 10 %
- JAPAN9 % 9 %
- TAIWAN9 % 9 %
- BRAZIL8 % 8 %
- THAILAND7 % 7 %
- COLOMBIA5% 5%
Here the age groups at the English school in Seattle:
- 18-2980 % 80 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+20% 20%
Structure and timetable of English course in Seattle
First day in Seattle
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Seattle students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Seattle , the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Seattle , suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Seattle
Not to be missed!
- Mariners baseball game
- Pike Place Market
- Space Needle
- Starbucks Roastery
- Snoqualmie Falls
How to get around Seattle
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Big Mac $6.00
- Sandwich $4.00
- Can of Coca Cola $1.00
- Coffee in a cafe $2.50
- 1 litre of milk $2.00
- 2 litres of water $1.20
- 2 meals in an average restaurant $24.00
- SIM Card $5
- Cinema Ticket $9