Our International Semester Course (ISC) is designed for students who wish to spend 6+ months abroad studying English and experiencing British, American or Canadian life.

  • Courses of 6 or 9 months
  • Excellent value for money, with specially discounted homestay rates
  • Full-time intensive or part-time options available
  • Choice of elective exam and special purpose modules
  • Weekly Start Dates

Course Structure

You can choose to take either an intensive programme with 28 lessons per week to help you maximise your progress, or 20 lessons (22 in the US) per week in the mornings or afternoons if you would like to have more free time during your stay.

The course is available for students with A1 (Elementary) level and above. Beginner students can take our General English for Beginners programme before transferring onto an ISC at Elementary level.

Course Content

The core programme will be General English classes, but you can also choose to take an examination preparation or an English Plus module such as English for Business or English for Academic Purposes during your stay.

(Please note that different centres offer different modules, and some of them have entry level requirements and set start dates.)

Multi-centre ISC

Can’t decide which city to go to? Choose our multi-centre ISC programme and spend 12+ weeks in two or three different centres to experience them all and still benefit from the long-term ISC course rates.