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Sels College Covent Garden London

Sels College has taught English in small groups of 5 to 9 and on a one-to-one basis since 1975. Situated in the heart of London, near the Royal Opera House, it is accredited by the British Council and enjoys an international reputation for the excellence of its courses and friendliness.

Both modern and traditional methods are used to teach well-motivated students for maximum success with English. Sels College "is a school with a heart, " said phonetician Professor A.C.Gimson of London University.

It is probably the only school that charges non-executive fees for teaching English in small groups of 5 to 9, with an average of 6. It is a personal and caring school, where every student gets individual attention.

The students are taught in a friendly atmosphere. A large number of the students come from word-of-mouth recommendation.

There is strong interaction between teachers and students resulting in a lot of Speaking and Listening. The teachers are professional in their work and are sympathetic towards the students' needs and difficulties.

Sels is...
  • a friendly professional school of English with 30 years of experience
  • a hardworking school with small class sizes
  • situated in the heart of London near the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden
  • which enjoys a world-wide reputation for excellence of its courses

We teach English in small groups of 5 to 9 as follows:

1. General English for Communication

Covers all the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing plus grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.

2. Speaking

Includes conversation, pronunciation, situations and vocabulary.

3. Business English

English specifically for business purposes.


English for admission to college or university.


University of Cambridge examinations from upper intermediate to advanced level.

The average age of our students is 23 (youngest being 17 and oldest around 50).

Courses and fees

Our fees are competitive for the high quality of teaching in groups of 5 to 9 by professional and sympathetic teachers. Please click here for courses and fees information.

Teaching in groups of 5 to 9(average 6)

Our style of teaching in small groups gives the learner ample opportunity to develop all the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The teachers are specially trained to teach English to people from abroad and are sensitive to learners' needs.

We ensure that our students achieve success in English and take home happy memories of their stay in England.

Other services

Accommodation is available in central London with families, in hotels and from mid-June to mid-September in University of London halls in Russell Square (about 15 minutes on foot).

The school has a weekly social programme.

A car can be sent to collect the students from Heathrow Airport at 76

Sels College was established in 1975. Please see the Student Voice page for comments by fomer students of Sels College.

Over 35, 000 students from various parts of the world have successfully studied English with us since 1975.


Sels College teachers are university graduates, trained to teach English to learners from abroad in a professional and sympathetic way. We teach in small groups of 5 to 9. Every student gets personal attention.

Teachers stay with their classes during the break to chat informally over coffee so that students can practise conversational English. Students and teachers are together for the full 60 minutes per hour.

A class in progress

The 4 Skills

Our courses cover all the 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing.

Pronunciation, conversation, grammar and vocabulary are taught specifically and in situational contexts.

Language introduced and practised in the classroom is further consolidated by written work at home.

Students take an active part in the lessons, where every effort is made to encourage them to speak and write more fluently.

Sels College "offers a balanced fare to its students, " said the International Herald Tribune newspaper in its survey of British English Language Teaching.

About Sels - Social Programme

Teachers take their own classes out from time to time. We have social activities every week, including visiting places of interest in London, and excursions to such places as Oxford and Shakespeare's birthplace. Below is a sample of our social events:

Afternoon Tea at the Savoy

A sample of our social activities:

  1. Coach tour to Oxford and Stratford
  2. Quiz
  3. The British Museum
  4. Tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (replica of the original 16th century theatre)
  5. The National Gallery
  6. The Mason's Lodge in Covent Garden
  7. Talk on British newspapers
  8. Debate: 'Meat is bad for you'

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Sels College

64-65 Long Acre

Covent Garden

London WC2E 9SX

Telephone: 020 7240 2581

Fax: 020 7379 5793




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