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English as a Foreign Language

WAES is Westminster's adult college and has been in operation for well over 20 years, offering English courses in across central London.

Preparation for Cambridge and IELTS qualifications

If you are not a native English speaker and are looking to study in an English-speaking country, having a qualification to prove your language ability is often a crucial part of the application process. WAES offers training in two of the most widely-recognised qualifications, the Cambridge English and IELTS exams, so we can help you achieve outstanding results for your future.

Pay as you go

Courses run regularly and you can enrol at any point during the term. This means you have complete flexibility as there will always be a course for you during the academic year. It also means if your circumstances change, you can freeze your enrolment and start again when you are ready, as long as it is within the same academic year.

The minimum enrolment is for one session and the maximum is 10, depending on the length of the course. So, if you are unsure about the commitment, just pay for one session to see if it is right for you!

The fees shown are what you would pay for the entire term. If you want to pay for a shorter period, call our information line on 020 7297 7297 or come and register in person at Lisson Grove or Pimlico.

Cambridge English

Prepare yourself for the Cambridge English exam, a highly respected qualification for English ability, proof of your language skills for real-life situations, and widely- recognised around the world by universities and employers.

We offer training courses at: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) courses.

Preparation for IELTS course

An essential qualification for those considering studying or working in an English-speaking country, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is recognised by universities and colleges, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

You will cover the complete range of high language skills, combined with extensive exam training, designed to prepare you for the highest level you can achieve. We aim for 7 or higher on a 9-band scale. Our tutors will guide you through the different academic skills needed for the exam: reading, listening, writing and speaking English. 

Check your level

You are strongly advised to check your level to see if you are ready and your English is of a suitable level to join the correct class by doing this quick online test for general English:


For more information

For general course enquiries or for further information please call our hotline number 020 7297 7297 or e-mail


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