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Platinum Courses

Business Class English Language Training

EXCELLENCE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING SINCE 1955


E N G L I S H T R A I N I N G F O R P R O F E S S I O N A L S

Welcome to St Giles Platinum Training

Established in 1955, St Giles International has many years of experience in teaching English

to students from all over the world, who all have different needs, wants and aims. We are

committed to helping everyone who comes through our doors to communicate confidently in

English.

Our Platinum Training is designed for business people, professionals, or mature and ambitious

learners, looking to develop their language skills in a short amount of time. We offer you:

• Over 55 years’ experience in English language training

• A choice of Platinum Centres in the USA, UK and Canada at our accredited year-round English

language schools

• Small groups or one-to-one tuition

• Dedicated Platinum Lounges offering a personal service

and exceptional complimentary facilities

• On-going teacher development ensuring the highest

standards of teaching, using the latest resources and

methods

• Modern and dynamic centres offering the latest

facilities, including Interactive Whiteboards, Self-Access

Computer Centres and Wi-Fi Internet

• Friendly and welcoming customer service staff to help

you before, during and after your course with us

• Excellent value for money

• Dedicated Social Programme including events of

particular interest to Platinum clients

• A choice of high quality Homestay, Residence Halls and

Hotels at competitive rates

St Giles Platinum Courses

Whether you wish to study for a specific reason, or as a part of your

long-term career development, our Platinum Courses will help you

improve your skills and confidence. Our Platinum Courses offer you:

• A choice of small group training (up to 5 per class), tailor-made

one-to-one classes, or a combination of the two

• Lessons tailored for your needs and expectations

• A focus on quick progress, and achieving your objectives

• High quality teaching and support from experienced Business

English trainers, some with professional backgrounds

Start dates every Monday, with in-company, Skype and weekend

lessons also available

Some of our previous and existing corporate clients include:

Key Facts:

Age:

21 years + (Typical age range 30-55 years)

Max Class Size:

5 for Platinum Group courses

Levels:

Elementary to Advanced

(Platinum Group courses)

Beginner to Advanced

(Platinum One-to-one courses)

Start Dates:

Every Monday; minimum of 1 week

Flexible dates for weekend and

in-company training

Locations:

Brighton, UK London Central, UK

New York City, USA San Francisco, USA

Vancouver, Canada

Accenture American Express The Argentinian Parliament Bank of Japan

Bosch Carrefour Chrysler Motors Citibank

Colgate-Palmolive Danone Ernst & Young Esso Petroleum

Finnish Parliament Finnish Bar Association Deloitte HP

Hitachi IBM KPMG Johnson & Johnson

JP Morgan Kimberly Clark Lan Chile Mars Confectionary

Microsoft Miele Nippon Steel Nomura Research

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Philips Siemens Volkswagen


P L A T I N U M L O C A T I O N S

Our Locations: The USA, UK and Canada

New York City

San Francisco

Brighton

London

Vancouver

St Giles International has a choice of Platinum Centres

at five of our year-round schools, located in some of the

world’s most vibrant and exciting cities:

• New York City (USA)

• San Francisco (USA)

• Brighton (UK)

• London (UK)

• Vancouver (Canada)

These internationally renowned cities are known not only for their

strong links with global business, trade and industry, but also for

their connections with education and the arts. They offer some

of the world’s best hospitality, and many opportunities for you to

expand your cultural knowledge whilst perfecting your English

language skills.

The Platinum Centres at each school are separate from the rest of

the school, offering an exclusive place to study, relax and network

with other professionals.

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“Lovely city and great atmosphere

at school. The course was tailored

for my high-end needs. Worth every

penny and time invested.”

Helena Ramos, Freelance Translator and Interpreter, Brazil,

St Giles Vancouver

“The small group or one-to-one

business lessons are tailored to your

own needs and there are friendly

and professional teachers who focus

on fast improvement. The extracurricular

activities are exciting, fun

and offer the possibility to explore

this beautiful and interesting town,

and to meet other students and local

people.”

Svenja Griemsmann, Accountant at Kluge & Neumann Gmbh,

Germany, St Giles San Francisco


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P L A T I N U M C O U R S E O P T I O N S

English for Professionals

“We focus on each client as an individual with

a unique learning style and specific, definable

communicative needs and wants. Experience

tells us that clients bring their technical

expertise and knowledge with them - the job

of our teachers is to enable our learners to use

that expertise and knowledge in English.”

Jonathan Grubb, Platinum Course Director at

St Giles Brighton

Before your Course

When you book a Platinum Course at St Giles, we will send you a

pre-course questionnaire. This is designed to find out what you

need and want from your time with us. We use this to design the

programme for you. We adapt group courses to address the needs

of all clients in the class, whilst one-to-one lessons will be tailored

specifically for you.

During your Course

Our programmes are designed to meet a range of needs and objectives, but they will commonly include:

• Meetings – communicate more effectively in meetings and workshops

• Negotiations – selling, promotion, persuasion

• Presentations – for internal and external customers

• Social Situations – using the telephone, socialising, meeting and greeting, communicating at work

• Written Communication – formal letter writing, emails, and reporting

We can also cater for mature learners looking to take General English in a more focused and professional atmosphere.

You will have the chance to discuss the programme with your trainer so you have input into its design and content. This is to

ensure that you are meeting your objectives, whether linguistic or skills based.

We offer you three main course formats:

Platinum Group Courses:

- Choose from 15, 20, 25, 30 or

35 lessons per week

- A maximum of 5 clients per

class, of the same language

level and ability, ensures high

levels of personal attention

- An opportunity to meet

and network with other

professional people from all

over the world

- Focus on communicating

more effectively in real-life

situations, with hands-on tasks

and role-plays

Platinum One-to-one

Courses:

- Choose from 15, 20, 25, 30

or 35 One-to-one lessons per

week

- A tailor-made programme,

designed to meet your needs

and objectives

- Focus on a range of needs from

linguistic (e.g. speaking or

vocabulary) to skills based (e.g.

meetings and presentations),

or a combination of both

- One-to-one lessons can also

focus on specialised subject

areas (e.g. English for Law,

Finance, Medicine, HR,

Journalism and many more)

or international examination

preparation

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Platinum Plus Courses:

- Choose one of our Group

Courses and combine it with 5

or more One-to-one lessons per

week

- Combine the dynamics of

group training with specific

one-to-one input sessions

relating to your personal needs

and objectives

- Choose this programme

if you are looking for an

intensive course, tailored

for your needs and with the

chance to network with other

professionals

After your Course

Upon completing your training, you

may be awarded a St Giles Certificate of

Studies, a report upon request and our

personalised recommendations for your

further study.


E S P + F L E X I B L E O P T I O N S

English for Specific Purposes

Clients choosing our One-to-one classes (whether on their own, or as

part of the Platinum Plus course) can elect to study English for Specific

Purposes with their trainer. We can also offer these options to closed

groups upon request. This offers:

• Specialist, industry-focused training

• Lessons tailored to your individual needs as a professional

• Most industries and disciplines catered for

• Weekend, Skype and in-company training options (see below)

Some examples of specialist options include:

• Law • Finance • Medicine • Military

• Journalism • Human Resources • Aviation

• Secretaries, Personal Assistants and

Administrative staff

Flexible Training

We understand that many professionals want to improve their English skills, but have little time to do so due to their busy

schedules. We therefore provide flexible learning options to help you fit studying around your professional commitments.

These options may also be added before or after a standard study programme at a St Giles centre.

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• Weekend Training

We can arrange One-to-one weekend lessons to fit

with your schedule. We offer a minimum of 4 lessons

per day. As with all our One-to-one programmes, the

lessons will be tailored for your exact needs and can

include any specialism required. We can also arrange

closed group training at the weekends upon request.

• Skype Training

We can offer Skype video lessons for clients who do

not have time to travel abroad for training, or before

/ after taking a course at St Giles. You can book

packages of lessons with a trainer at a time convenient

for you. All lessons will be tailored for your needs.

• In-company Training

This is a convenient option for professionals working

in the UK, USA or Canada. We can come to your

office at a time that suits you and deliver our high

quality language training, concentrating on your

learning needs. Special packages are also available for

companies requiring regular or extensive training.


already learnt.

Your trainer will call you at a pre-arranged

time to deliver a 30-minute training session

that is fully tailored to your English

language requirements.

A C O M P R E H E N S I V E P A C K A G E

For more information about any of these

options, please contact St Giles Head Office More than Language Learning

at hq@stgiles.co.uk.

At all St Giles centres we offer a complete

package, ensuring you have all you need

for a successful and enjoyable period of

study. We offer you:

• A choice of accommodation options

• Airport transfers

• Social activities

• Advice on travel and medical insurance

• A personal service – speak to our staff if

you need anything at all!

Full details of our accommodation options

and social programmes can be found on our

website at: www.stgiles-international.com.

Accommodation

We offer you a choice of carefully selected accommodation, and there are Accommodation & Welfare Officers at each centre

should you need any help during your stay. For Platinum clients, we recommend the following accommodation options:

• Hotels / Guesthouses

A range of Hotels and Guesthouses are offered within walking distance of our Platinum Centres. Hotels are a good option for

the more independent client, and are well-located in central areas of the cities.

• Superior Homestay

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Staying with a host family is an ideal option if you want to practise your English naturally, and it also offers excellent value for

money. Our Superior host families offer large, well-furnished bedrooms with internet access and are chosen for the quality of

the home (the décor and facilities). You can also choose to book a Superior Homestay with a private bathroom at most centres.

“All the teachers are friendly; you feel

comfortable and the atmosphere is great.

There is a great social programme too, which

includes going to musicals and out for dinner.”

Tugce Tuna, Turkey, Air Stewardess at TAV Airport,

St Giles London Central

Further details of our accommodation and social programmes can be

found on our website at: www.stgiles-international.com.

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Social Programme

Outside of the classroom we invite you to

participate – along with your classmates and

language trainers – in a range of social and

cultural activities every week, giving you the

chance to further improve your skills in a

relaxed social environment.

One complimentary social programme activity

will be offered to you every two weeks. Oneto-one

clients also enjoy a complimentary

three-course lunch with their trainer at the

end of their course.

The St Giles Platinum English social

programme offers you the perfect opportunity

to make new business contacts and network

with like-minded professionals from all across

the globe.

Typical activities include:

• Theatre and opera visits

• Restaurant meals and pub evenings

• Museum and gallery tours

• Weekend trips and excursions


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