FAQs

Faqs

The question we are most commonly asked is:

Give me 3 reasons why I should study at UIC?

  1. Great location
  2. Great nationality mix
  3. Friendly staff always available to help and answer your questions

And don't forget we are award winners - the only school ever to have won the STAR award for English Language School in Europe and the British Council ELTon for innovation in language teaching.

There are many more reasons as well, read on, call (02070793334) or email us (enquiry@uiclanguages.com) if there are other things you want to know.

1. Who are the students learning foreign languages?

We have a number of students taking classes in modern foreign languages in the evenings. There are between 250 and 350 students each week learning modern foreign languages with UIC. These students are typically working and come to the classes after work, once a week. They have many different reasons for learning with us – sometimes for their work, sometimes for a planned trip – business or a holiday and sometimes just for pleasure – perhaps they had studied at school and want to brush up. We also go to different companies in London to teach the staff languages and run a programme teaching at different cities across the UK

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2. Can I exchange conversation with other native speakers?

We offer all of our students the opportunity to organise language exchanges – for example English students learning French will be introduced to French students learning English and so on. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people – in the school and in a safe environment. 

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3. What is UIC Language?

UIC Languages is a privately owned Language School with headquarters in the centre of London. The school is owned by the Oxford International Education group.

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4. What facilities are in the school?

18 classrooms (total capacity 200 students) - the maximum class size is 14
E-learning lounge with PCs connected to internet
Wifi
Student Services Office
Great teachers

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5. Is the school accredited by anyone?

We are inspected by the ISI (the Private Schools equivalent of Ofsted - the government controlled inspection for schools). They last inspected us in May 2013 and this covers both the Foreign Language teaching and the English language teaching. The report is available on their website.We are accredited by the British Council for teaching English. 

 

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6. How do I get to the school?

The school is 5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus Street tube station, on the Central Line (red) Bakerloo Line (brown) and the Victoria (light blue). Take any exit  from Oxford Circus Station. You have to cross to the corner where NIKE TOWN and Topshop are. Walk north along Regent Street with Oxford Circus station behind you, towards a church (All Souls). After about 100 meters you will find Mortimer Street on the right (there is a Lloyds Bank on one corner and a Starbuck’s coffee shop on the other. Turn into Mortimer Street and we are in the first block – above Psycle.

If you come by bus you should get off as close to Oxford Circus as possible and then walk to Oxford Circus and follow the directions above

We are also close to Great Portland Street station (Circle Lines, Hammersmith & City lines, Metropolitan lines). From here it is a 10 minute walk south (towards Oxford Street) along Great Portland Street and you will find Mortimer Street on your right.

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What are the rules about attendance?

If you are registered for a course at UIC you are expected to attend 100%. If your attendance is 80% you will receive a certificate at the end of the course.

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What is the Common European Framework?

This is a way of comparing languages levels in different European countries. It is included in the UK National Qualifications Framework which is designed to show equivalences between different levels in different subjects. The table below will give you a rough idea, if you woudl like more detailed information please call us.

NQF (National Qualifications Framework) UK Education Cambridge ESOL / ielts scores Common European Framework for Languages UIC English levels
8 Doctorate      
7 Masters + post grad awards CPE ielts 7.5 C2 Advanced
6 Bachelors degrees + grad awards CAE ielts 6.5 C1 Advanced
5 Intermediate - HND FCE ielts 5.5 B2 Upper Intermediate
4 Certificates of Higher Education      
3 A level PET ielts 4.0 B1 Intermediate
2 GCSE KET ielts 3.0 A2 Elementary
1     A1 Beginner
Entry 3        
Entry 2        
Entry 1        

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Are your classes at all levels?

We have courses at many different levels from Beginner up to Advanced. Please look at the individual language sections to see which levels are available at this time

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London
Language House
76-78 Mortimer Street
London, W1W 7SA
United Kingdom

Language Enquiries
+44 020 7079 3334

Email
enquiry@uiclanguages.com

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