Onsite TESOL Courses in London

INTESOL offers the TQUK awarded Level 5 Certificate in TESOL with Teaching Practice (CELTA / Trinity alternative) in the bustling city of London.

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The course includes Teaching Practice with real students to enable trainees to experience standing in front of a class. It is held at London Empire Academy in the Chiswick area of the city.




There must be a reason why the capital of the UK attracts millions of tourists every year.

London is undoubtedly one of the world’s most important business, financial and cultural centres. It is a mixture of old and new, of conservative and modern. Its long history, religious and ethnic diversity all emphasize the City’s uniqueness and originality and create a special atmosphere within its boundaries.

With thousands of tourist attractions, entertainment and shopping centres, restaurants, clubs, museums, galleries and theatres, London is an exceptional place. Why don’t you participate in the course and visit such beautiful and famous places as Westminster Palace, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, British Museum, National Gallery….?

The number of cultural activities and tourist attractions that London can offer is vast, and it is impossible to experience everything in just one visit. But.. why don`t you try?


London Empire Academy is situated in the leafy environs of Chiswick, close to Richmond, Kew Gardens and the Thames. The Academy itself has a bright, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Our aim is to offer you the best way of studying, at an affordable price and in the friendliest environment. We are committed to meeting the needs of our students by providing top of the range facilities. At London Empire Academy we are here to help develop your skills and help you reach your full potential. Our team of dedicated and qualified teachers focus on our students’ needs and their success. We look forward to welcoming you to London and to the London Empire Academy!


Course Details

The TQUK accredited Level 5 Certificate in TESOL with Teaching Practice (CELTA / Trinity alternative) is a 190 hour course with a high quality academic content which is not only respected by employers, but also provides the perfect platform from which to begin your career teaching English anywhere in the world. This is a course for those who seek to gain a first qualification in teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language. The course is directed at both novice and more experienced teachers and successful candidates receive a TQUK Level 5 Certificate in TESOL, a TQUK Course Transcript and the INTESOL Level 5 Certificate in TESOL.

The TEFL/TESOL certificate course is run as follows:

  • 4 Week TESOL – 4 week intensive onsite course held at the centre in London


We provide all the necessary arrangements for students so they can concentrate on their studies.

An arrangement fee of £60 (non-refundable) in advance will be charged for this service.

We will do our best to provide accommodation for you where you can easily unwind and feel at home. We have student residences, homestay facilities and house share facilities.

Accommodation will be provided close to the college and underground stations so that you can get to the Academy easily.

* Subject to availability *


Student Residence

Mainly intended for short stay, it is used by university or college students during the academic year. Students have their own room and may also share the room and share the kitchen and bathroom. There is a fully equipped kitchen and furniture is provided.



This is a centrally located, modern, purpose-built hostel within a 12 minute walk of Angel underground station, close to Clerkenwell, with its many shops, bars, restaurants, shopping centres and cinemas. It offers 110 well-appointed single rooms, all with en-suite facilities (WC, basin and shower cubicle) and 5 self-contained studios.

All rooms have their own telephone and Internet access and there is a spacious, fully equipped kitchen and dining area for every 10 rooms. There is a coin-operated laundry, vending machines and 24 hour caretaker and security system with CCTV.

Linen is provided but students are responsible for their own laundry and cleaning of their rooms and bathrooms. Weekly cleaning of rooms is available for a supplementary charge of £10.00 per week (to be paid direct to the residence by the student).



This residence was opened in 1996 and is located within 6 minutes walk of King’s Cross Underground and Thameslink stations. It caters for over 500 students.

Attractively designed around a central courtyard on a split-level site, the halls provide spacious ensuite accommodation with 24 hour security/reception staff, CCTV cameras onsite, swipe card door control system, large courtyard garden, TV lounge & vending machines, coin operated launderette & indoor bike shed.

All flats have a locked front door, a kitchen with 2 cookers, 2 fridges, 2 sinks & a freezer in each kitchen with cooking equipment provided.

Rooms are cleaned and linen changed weekly.



This is centrally located, within 6 minutes walking distance of Oxford Street and Marble Arch Underground Station (which is 1 stop to Bond Street Station and 2 stops to Oxford Circus Station). The accommodation comprises 156 single rooms and 21 twin bedded rooms.

All rooms have washbasins, are centrally heated and have telephone and computer points. The hall has two common rooms, equipped with televisions and videos, a bar, music room and a small private garden.

Rooms are cleaned and linen changed weekly.



If you would like to experience the British way of life and live in a home environment one of our friendly host families would be happy to welcome you into their home during your stay here. You will be treated as one of the family and will be given a great opportunity to improve your English. Your host family will provide you with a clean, comfortable room, access to the bathroom and laundry facilities, along with breakfast and evening meals during the week and full meals at weekends. You will find it an extremely rewarding experience.


Shared House

A shared house facility is good for students to interact with different nationalities and you can either share the room or have one of your own. In addition, you often share living areas – the kitchen, living room and bathroom. All shared houses are furnished and fully equipped, but we recommend you bring your own linen (towels and sheets) with you.

A shared house is different from a homestay as you must buy your own food, prepare your own meals. This option gives you more freedom and the opportunity to make new friends. There is a fully equipped kitchen with electricity, washing machine, fridge and furniture. You may pay some, or all of the costs such as telephone, internet, electricity, satellite TV and gas. All the other facilities in the house are shared.


Hotel / B&B

There are many hotels and B&Bs (Bed and Breakfasts) to choose from. If this is your preferred choice we will be happy to advise you.


Typical rates can be found in the table below









ZONE 4 & 5 3 3 2 2 1 & 2 2 & 3
Single BB/Self-catering £130 £140 N/A £140 N/A £235 £185
Twin BB/Self-catering £125 £135 N/A £135 N/A £205 £165
Single Room Only N/A N/A £145 N/A £165 N/A N/A
Twin Room Only N/A N/A £135 N/A £175 N/A N/A
Single BB N/A N/A £145 £145 £185 £220 N/A
Twin BB N/A N/A £125 N/A N/A £135 £165
Single HB (4 Evening Meals) N/A N/A £165 N/A £195 £210 N/A
Twin HB (4 Evening Meals) N/A N/A N/A N/A £165 £165 N/A
Single HB (7 Evening Meals) £145 £165 £185 £180 £185 £260 £210
Twin HB (7 Evening Meals) £140 £155 £160 £170 £175 £220 £200


(BB = Room & Continental Breakfast, HB = Room, Continental Breakfast and Dinner, SC = Room only with use of kitchen) Subject to availability.



Course Fees

Course fees for 2014 to be confirmed.

Course Dates

Course dates for 2014 to be confirmed.


Applicants need to have a good educational background. However we welcome applications from those without a formal academic background who are able to communicate clearly in English. Please talk to us if you are unsure. Call London Empire Academy on 0044 (0)208 996 0444.
Please note we also welcome non-native speakers with a good level of English.
Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age, there is no upper age limit.

Booking Details

A deposit of £120 per person, payable to INTESOL WORLDWIDE Ltd is required in order to secure your place on the course (refundable if your application is refused or the course is full). This can be paid through the secure payment facility on the INTESOL website at www.intesoltesoltraining.com. The balance is payable direct to London Empire Academy who will contact you as soon as the deposit has been processed.


Please book early as places are limited.