Speakeasy School of EnglishStudent at the Speakeasy School of English

Frequently asked questions

How many levels do you have?

There are 12 stages in the Callan Method.

Do I need to take a level test?

On the first day, when you arrive at school, you will be given an assessment to test your level of English. After testing you will join your first class. If your class seems too easy or difficult, you can change your level.

What happens if I want to change my course?

There is no additional charge to make a change to your course. If there is a difference in the price of the course you want to change to, you simply pay the difference. Any changes are however subject to availability.

How many students are there in a class?

There is a maximum of 14 students allowed per class. However the average number of students attending on any particular day is 7-10.

What is the minimum enrolment age?

The minimum enrolment age of our students is 18.

Will I get a certificate at the end of my course?

Yes, you will receive a certificate stating the length of your course, as well as the stage you reached on completion of your studies.

Can I take a holiday during my course?

Students are entitled to a holiday of one week for every 12 weeks of study. There is no personal holiday entitlement for courses of less than 12 weeks. In addition to that, the school is closed for two weeks at Christmas and two weeks during Easter. All students must notify the school Office in advance before they take a personal holiday outside of the above dates. Holidays must be booked at least 1 week before the holiday start date, and for a minimum of 5 working days for credit to be given to the student. Holiday requests cannot be backdated.

Where do the students come from?

We have taught students from more than 40 countries. At present, the majority of our students come from Europe and Asia.

Are all your teachers native speakers?

Yes, all our teachers are native speakers, qualified amd trained to use the Callan Method.

Can you help me find a part-time job?

Yes, we can. We have excellent local business contacts, and will happily assist you in finding a suitable job to improve both your English and your bank balance. If you are an EU national there are no restrictions on you working in the UK. If you are not an EU national then your right to work will be subject to visa regulations

Where is the school located?

The school is in West London, about 15 minutes from the centre. We have an underground station 2 minute walk away (Stamford Brook) and many buses stop outside. See our Locations page for details of how to find us.

How do I prepare for my trip to London?

For information on everything you need to know and do before you leave home, as well as advice about your arrival in the UK, settling in, getting organised and making the most of your new student life, please click here for the current British Council pre-departure guide for international students.

Can you offer me advice on what to do after my course finishes?

Yes we can. When you come to the end of your course we can help you decide what to do next and assist you in understanding the many different options available for further study in the UK, Click here for the British Council's comprehensive guide to UK education.

Student Handbook

pdf Download Student Handbook (434KB).

Download Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is in Adobe PDF format and you will need at least version 5 of the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe to view it. You can download Acrobat reader here.

Small classes

There is a maximum of 14 students allowed per class.

Small classes at the Speakeasy School of English

But the average number of students attending on any particular day is 7-10.

  Visit the Callan websiteSpeakeasy School of English home pageSpeakeasy School of English home page