Pre-Arrival Information

Pre-Arrival Information

Thank you for choosing Regent London! We look forward to meeting you very soon.

Regent London
12 Buckingham Street
London WC2N 6DF
Tel: +44 (0)20 7872 6620
Fax: +44 (0)20 7872 6630
email: london@regent.org.uk

http://www.regent.org.uk/professionals-and-students/schools/regent-london

The following information is designed to help answer any questions you have before your course.

Before you leave home

You should arrange adequate insurance (personal possessions and medical) and make sure that you have received your course confirmation and certificate of enrolment (if a visa is required) and other documents such as accommodation details from us.

When you arrive

If you are arriving from outside the European Union, you may be questioned by immigration officers on arrival about your purpose for visiting Britain. Be prepared to show them your enrolment documents.

Transport from the airport

We can arrange taxi transfers from the airport to your accommodation.
If we have arranged a taxi transfer for you, we will send you written confirmation of the date and time, plus the contact numbers of the taxi company. The driver will meet you in the Arrivals Hall, holding a Regent sign with your name.

If you have not asked for a taxi transfer:

From London Heathrow:
take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station, then either a black London taxi, the Underground or National Rail services to your accommodation. Alternatively from Heathrow airport you can take the Underground (Piccadilly line) to central London, and change lines to arrive at your accommodation.

From London Gatwick:
take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station, then either a black London taxi, the Underground or National Rail services to your accommodation.

From London Stansted:
take the Stansted Express train to Liverpool Street Station, then either a black London taxi, the Underground or National Rail services to your accommodation.

From London Luton:
take the First Capital Connect train to King’s Cross/St. Pancras station, then either a black London taxi, the Underground or National Rail services to your accommodation.

From London City airport:
either a black London taxi to your accommodation or a DLR train to Canning Town Station. Change at Canning Town for the Underground and continue your journey by public transport.

From St. Pancras station:
take a black London taxi, the Underground or National Rail services to your accommodation.

On your first day

The nearest Underground stations to Regent London are: Embankment and Charing Cross. Both are one minute from the school.

Buying a ticket:
do not leave it to Monday morning or you will be caught in the ‘rush-hour’. You might find that a one-week or a one-month ‘Oyster’ Travel Card is the best choice. A one week zones 1-2 Oyster Travel Card will cost approximately £33. This will give you unlimited travel on the tube and buses within those zones and enable you to easily visit the most popular tourist attractions in London.
Please arrive at Regent London by 8:15am on your first day. A Regent member of staff will be waiting in Reception to meet you.

London transport

London offers an extensive transport network that includes trains, buses and taxis. For frequent train and/or bus users some of the best tickets are weekly and monthly Oyster Travel Cards, which allow you to travel as many times within the purchased zones. There are other types of tickets available. For London transport ticket information please visit
https://www.tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/fares?intcmp=1648
The Transport for London website http://www.tfl.gov.uk also offers useful information about traveling around London, transport service updates, journey planner and maps.

Services at school

Wi-Fi access to internet.
Computer access.
Social programme – a good opportunity to network with other Regent students and practise your English. Typical events include a musical; the Beatles’ London tour; boat trip to the Tower of London; BBQs on our roof terrace.

Your tuition programme

Each lesson is 60 minutes long. Your schedule will depend on the programme you have booked.
Lesson times are as follows:

Sample timetable: English World Intensive (Exam preparation)

08.45 – 09.00 Plenary
09.00 – 10.00 Skills Training
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.15 Accuracy in Grammar
11.15 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 12.30 Knowledge for a Global Community (Exam Writing Skills)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Language Focus (Examination Focus)
14.30 – 14.45 Break
14.45 – 15.45 Confident Spoken Performance (Exam Skills Spoken Performance)

 

Sample timetable: ClasSix Course

08.45 – 09.00 Plenary
09.00 – 10.00 Task Knowledge
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.15 Active Scenario
11.15 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 12.30 Knowledge for the Professional Community
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Language Focus
14.30 – 14.45 Break
14.45 – 15.45 Confident Spoken Performance

 

Our community

Please visit the Regent London’s blog http://www.regent.org.uk/blog for exciting news about Regent.
Also connect and keep in touch with your fellow RegentLondon classmates through our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Regent.London

If you experience any difficulties, please contact the Regent London School emergency
mobile telephone service (24 hours): 07990972069

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