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London Mile End
Queen Mary University

2 or more weeks / July-August / homestay
Start dates 2/7, 3/7, 17/7, 18/7, 30/7, 31/7

The campus is part of the wellknown and historic Queen Mary University of London while the inspiration for the building design came from the Reading Room in The British Museum. The mix of traditional buildings, modern classrooms and small English gardens dotted around are an example of an inner city campus. Lessons  are based a few minutes away on the Underground while the main facilities are all on campus, some of which include a multipurpose sports centre, a student union, a large conference room used for evening activities, shops, a cafeteria with an open space with tables and a bookshop. Mile End underground station on the Central Line is next door to the campus and underground trains direct to Oxford Street take a mere 15 minutes.


Full board en-suite accommodation in single/twin rooms

Top Nationalities

• Italy
• China
• Tunisia
• Russia
• Ukraine
• Kazakhstan

  • 2 Full-day Excursions
  • 5 Half-day Excursions
  • 4 Entrances
  • Hard Rock Cafe Meal
  • British Experience: Jack The Ripper Experience
  • 40 English lessons: 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • Online placement test
  • MLA Taskbooks: five student books designed for the needs of learners of all levels of English
  • MLA Portfolio: learning resources, daily evaluation and attendance record, day by day topics, tasks completed and material used
  • E-board: a record of the learning progress by monitoring the students’ attendance, the content developed in class, the topics and teaching aids used during the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • End of course report
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Chit Chat Club: speak and practice the language with our MLA Team

Top Plus Programme

  1. MLA British Experience:
    • MLA Summer Song
    • Jack The Ripper Experience
  2. MLA Combo Meal:
    • Two English breakfasts
    • Four additional afternoon/evening snacks
    • MLA Prepaid Meal Card on excursions
  3. Hard Rock Cafe
  4. Two full-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Cambridge with King’s College (admission included)
    • Canterbury with Canterbury Cathedral (admission included)
  5. Five full-day excursions to London by public transportation and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Walking Tour: Trafalgar Square & National Gallery; Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, White Hall & 10 Downing Street
    • British Museum
    • ‘Mad Shopping’ in Oxford Street
    • Cruise on Thames (admission included)
    • Tower of London (admission included)
  6. Sport and Leisure activities and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Welcome Party, Disco Night, Karaoke Night, Selfie Scavenger Hunt, Fashion Night, Movie Night, MLA’s Got Talent, Kahoot Night, The Amazing MLA Race, Farewell Party, and sport sessions

This is a sample of a 2 weeks Top Plus programme. Bespoke programmes for more than 2 weeks are available.

Many MLA centres operate a zig-zag format, with either morning lessons and afternoon activities, or morning activities and afternoon lessons. During the second week, the schedule will swap to the opposite format. Below there is a sample timetable. In many programmes in the United States and in some in the UK – where the excursion programme is rich – we use full-day lessons (mornings and afternoons) in order to allow for additional full-day excursions.

Simple Programme


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