We are an independent boutique school, not part of a chain.
Excellent nationality mix.
TopUp Learning London (Tti) is very close to the centre of London: (10 minutes to Oxford Circus by tube).
Camden is a really interesting, creative and vibrant location.
Tti is the only school that is located in what the EL Gazette refers to as the 'student zone'.
We have a very good choice of accommodation, some within walking distance.
Since being established in 1998 over 30,000 students have chosen to study with us.
Many students have described Tti as their ‘Home from Home’.
We are accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK.
You will study with enthusiastic qualified teachers who love to teach.
The timetable is flexible with option classes available and some free workshops.
Regular one-to-one progress tutorial with your teacher.
Online learning option is available.
You can use our self-study facilities with free wifi and access to books.
Your E-learning access continues after you finish your course.
Our teachers are involved in our impressive Social Programme.
We provide free tea and coffee all day for you to relax with your classmates.
Where our students come from (July 2019)
Rest of Europe 11%
Saudi Arabia 5%
Our dedicated Student Support and Services Team is here to help if you have any personal or emotional problems during your stay, or if you just need someone to talk to. They can give support and confidential advice for a range of welfare issues.
Our Student Support and Services team can be contacted by phone or email, and the school has a 24-hour emergency phone. Students receive this contact information in the student handbook.
Tti School of English is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone at Tti, in particular those aged 16-17 years old. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place both on and off-site to support everyone (including but not limited to staff, students, host families and group leaders) at the school. We expect all Tti staff to share this commitment and behave accordingly.
STUDENTS AGED 16 AND 17
Tti School of English is primarily a school for students aged 18 and older. Whilst we welcome students aged 16 and above, it should be noted that we cannot provide 24 hour supervision. If they are not staying with a relative or family friend, 16 and 17-year-olds will be required to stay in half-board homestay accommodation.
We ask that parents or guardians of students aged 16 and 17 read our Notes for Parents and Guardian of students aged under 18 before booking their child to study here. This will help you understand what to expect when your child comes to study with us.
ADVICE FOR 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS
We have a Code of Conduct for all our students which gives advice and support about studying with us and staying in the UK. Students will be given this on their first day. Download the Code of Conduct at www.ttischool.com/student-welfare for more information.
TRAVEL FOR 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS STUDYING IN THE UK
Students aged 16 or 17 coming to the UK will need to have a completed a Letter of Consent to Travel. Please download it from www.ttischool.com/student-welfare or request via email from us.
CONSENT FORM FOR 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS
The parents/guardians of students aged 16 or 17 studying at Tti School of English are asked to complete a Parental Agreement Letter for their child. This includes curfew times and we ask you to keep within our guidelines when deciding these. This form must be sent at the time of booking, and a sample version is available to download here. Please note – we cannot issue enrolment documents until we have received this form.
CHART YOUR PROGRESS
At TopUp Learning London (Tti), we have a clear, student-centred and supportive process for improving your English language level.
1 ARRIVAL DAY
On arrival day, you will have a one-to-one interview with a teacher to further assess and clarify your English level. You’ll also be given course materials to help guide you through your learning. At TopUp Learning London (Tti), you will always be placed in a class with people of a similar language level to you.
2 EVERY WEEK, EVERY LESSON
During your course, teachers continually assess your progress and suggest areas for improvement. Every week your teacher will design a range of clear learning outcomes, linked to the Common European Framework Reference for languages (CEFR).
3 STUDENT HOUR
You can meet with our Director of Studies in Student Hour to talk about: Your progress, Your learning goals, Your study plan and course options, How to apply for jobs or university
4 ONE-TO-ONE PROGRESS TUTORIAL
Every four weeks you will have a one-to-one progress tutorial with your teacher. You will talk about your achievements, your strengths and weaknesses and how to progress to the next level. Teachers will help you to reflect on and assess your own progress, to help you become an independent and confident learner.
5 YOUR NEW ENGLISH LEVEL
You will receive a certificate at the end of your course, which confirms the new English level you have reached.
COURSES IN LONDON
We offer a wide choice of courses, and you can start any Monday on all General English courses.
GENERAL ENGLISH AND 30+ ADULT ENGLISH
Courses for adults (ages 16+) throughout the year. You can take one course or combine courses to create your own programme.
Focus on your confidence and fluency in spoken English and improve your English skills while developing your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Our teachers will inspire you to achieve the best you can in the time you have available. Maximum 15 per class, average 12. We have Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced level.
WHY CHOOSE OUR GENERAL ENGLISH?
Develop your knowledge of Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation.
Practise the 4 key language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking through interactive classroom activities, local cultural outings and guided self-study.
Flexibility – You can choose a part time or full time course with a flexible timetable – you can study all day or just in the morning or afternoon and create the perfect balance between learning and free time.
Our teachers will inspire you to achieve the very best you can in the time you have available.
Maximum 15 students per class, average 10.
30+ ADULT ENGLISH
Study in an adult environment with other mature students. You will be able to design a syllabus with your teacher and group to create a more personalised course. Maximum 12 per class, average 9. B1 level or higher. We have Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advance level.
WHY CHOOSE OUR 30+ ADULT ENGLISH?
A tailor-made programme just for you. Our enthusiastic qualified teachers will create your course through a negotiated syllabus for a more personalised programme.
Maximum 12 students per class, average 9.
Weekly class trips to London’s museums, parks and other places of interest with your teacher.
Regular speakers with Q&A sessions for authentic speaker interaction. Guests have included museum curators, journalists, actors and entrepreneurs.
CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION
Closed group courses structured to ensure success! You will follow a Cambridge approved and designed syllabus. There are set start dates for these courses throughout the year. Maximum 12 per class, average 9.
The new Cambridge B2 First, and Cambridge C1 Advanced qualifications will open the door to businesses, educational institutions and government departments around the world. They are widely recognised as proof of outstanding English language skills and can also be used for your university or student visa applications in the UK.
WHY CHOOSE OUR CAMBRIDGE B2 FIRST & C1 ADVANCED COURSES?
Small classes – Maximum of 12 students, average 9 in closed groups.
Flexibility – Choose an intensive 8-week course or a shorter summer programme.
Qualified teachers with a great deal of experience who will motivate you to realise your examination goals.
Real exam practice – At Tti you will sit regular tests and full mock exams during your course.
Included in the course price – a course book, access to online Cambridge exams through our e-learning system, one to one tutorials with your teachers to monitor your progress and social programme activities to practise your communication skills further.
Achieve the exam success needed for international careers and study.
IELTS EXAM PREPARATION
We can make sure you achieve the score you need! Our teachers are very well experienced in motivating students and will guide you through the exam process. Maximum 12 per class, average 9.
IELTS, the ‘International English Language Testing System’, is the key to travel, study and work in English speaking countries. IELTS is accepted by more than 10,000 orgainsations worldwide, including higher education institutions, professional associations, and private employers. This very focused course is the perfect preparation for your IELTS exam. You must have an Intermediate level of English and pass our IELTS pre-test before being accepted onto the course.
WHY CHOOSE OUR IELTS PREPARATION COURSE?
Flexibility – You can start your course any Monday.
Small classes – Maximum of 12 students, average 9.
Real Exam Practice – At Tti you will sit regular tests and full mock exams during the course.
Tutorials – You will have one-to-one tutorials with your teachers to monitor your progress.
You can combine your IELTS course with 15 morning General English lessons to intensify your chosen programme.
Designed to help you get the IELTS score you need.
VIP ENGLISH, 30+ VIP ENGLISH
The perfect course for those who wish to improve their general English and specific language needs. Students will have a chance to develop and improve their English skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation combined with tailor made courses to suit their particular needs. The teachers will create an individualised programme based on students' wants, needs and interests.
The perfect course for those who wish to improve their General English and have specific language needs. You will gain confidence and improve your English skills while developing your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. This course is combined with private lessons where teachers will create an individualised programme based on students' wants, needs and interests. Maximum 15 per class, average 12.
25 lessons per week + 5 one-to-one lessons per week
Options for various English courses or Exam Preparation (IELTS / Cambridge) + Individualised lessons for Selected Topics
WHY CHOOSE OUR VIP ENGLISH COURSE?
Gain increased confidence in their General English skills
Be able to gain skills in their specialised area of expertise
Decide on topics and pace that suits their individual needs
Receive in productive, tailor made and rewarding lessons to suit their individual needs
30+ VIP ENGLISH
A tailored course for the more mature learner. You will be able to design a syllabus with your teacher and group to create a more personalised course. This course is combined with tailor made courses to suit students' particular needs. The teachers will create an individualised programme based on students' wants, needs and interests. Maximum 12 per class, average 9. B1 level or higher.
ENGLISH PLUS MODULES
The English Plus modules are group classes combined with our General English courses. They consist of 5 lessons per week and cover a variety of specific language practices. Maximum 15 per class, average 12.
Applies to all students enrolled for minimum 20 lessons per week. 15 lessons of GENERAL ENGLISH / IELTS + 1 lesson of PLUS MODULES
BRITISH CULTURE: In this module students will practise English Language skills in the context of British Culture. It covers a great range of topics, to include: British History, Politics, Arts, Music, Humour, the Monarchy, Sports, Employment, Leisure activities, Social Customs and life in Britain in general.
Gain greater awareness of contemporary issues and culture in Britain
Increase confidence in understanding, socialising and working with British people
Improve communication skills and fluency
BUSINESS ENGLISH: This module is designed to help pre-experience and professional working students develop the practical English skills they need for the business world. Students will gain confidence in speaking and using the English needed for the workplace as well as having the opportunity to focus on some specific business skills such as participating in business meetings, giving presentations, negotiating and writing reports, e-mails and letters.
Gain greater awareness of the skills needed for the workplace
Increase confidence in using English in a business environment
Improve communication skills and fluency
CAMBRIDGE EXAM SKILLS: Students will be required to complete a pre-course test to assess their skill level. This module focus on Cambridge B2 and C1 qualifications which opens the door to thousands of global businesses, educational institutions and government departments around the world. It is widely recognised as a symbol of outstanding English language skills. And can also be used for your university or student visa applications in the UK and Australia.
Have the necessary exam skills, knowledge of all the papers, and the confidence to deliver their best under exam conditions
Learn clear strategies to answer the different question types
Be able to assess their progress and prepare for exam conditions, by taking part in regular tests and full mock exams.
Complement classroom learning with a personal e-study plan, homework assignments and regular tutorials.
TEACHER TRAINING: B2 English level required. A refresher module, designed for international teachers of English. The course will provide an engaging and comprehensive overview of the key skills that English language teachers need to make their classroom a place where learning is both dynamic and well-informed. Aimed at teachers who want to add cutting edge techniques to existing experience.
Be equipped with the necessary skills to considerably develop their practice
Gain greater awareness of current trends in ELT theory and practice
Gain greater confidence in their own classrooms and a more informed practice
ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS: In this module, students will have a chance to practice the skill of writing for academic
purposes as well as various academic styles. They will also be exposed to writing in exam contexts and exam techniques.
Develop their writing skills
Increase their ability to plan, organise and edit writing effectively
Increase their ability in developing and supporting ideas for writing
Increase the grammatical and lexical range and accuracy for writing purposes
CONVERSATION: This module aims to increase students' ability to communicate in spoken English. This should include a focus on basic speaking skills such as turn-taking, agreeing/disagreeing and giving and responding to opinions. The focus is on building students' confidence, fluency and pronunciation when speaking.
Practice speaking for accuracy and fluency
Increase the range of functional and (semi-) fixed expressions for speaking
Heighten the awareness of individual sounds, stress, intonation patterns in English as well as some aspects of connected speech
Enhance the ability to engage in, maintain and invite others to participate in conversation
ART AND FASHION: This module is an ideal option for students who would like to learn specialist vocabulary in the field of Art and Fashion. It is designed to cater to those interested in the subject and for those who wish to study these subjects in the future at university or college.
Gain greater awareness of topic specific vocabulary
Practise English skills in the context of Art and Fashion
Improve communication skills and fluency
ONE TO ONE LESSONS
This is the fastest and most flexible way to learn English. Our one-to-one lessons ensure your learning time is 100% dedicated to you. You can choose your own timetable so you really can fit your learning around your lifestyle.
Each lesson lasts 60 minutes.
SPECIALISED PROGRAMMES: Examples of courses that we regularly deliver include Medical English, Legal English, English for Finance and Banking and English for Oil Industry Professionals.
FAMILY PROGRAMMES: We will create a personalised course tailored to the needs of each family member. Children aged 16 or under will study on a one-to-one basis.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
The perfect gift for friends, family – or for yourself! Improve your language skills during the morning and join in with London’s magical festivities during the afternoon.
What better time to come to London! The perfect gift for friends, family or yourself! London comes alive during the Christmas period with beautiful decorations Christmas markets, ice-rinks, Christmas concerts and a fantastic atmosphere throughout the city.
With our Christmas course you can improve your English skills while enjoying the festivities. We organise a special Christmas social programme after classes so that you can make the most of everthing that is going on in London at this magical time of the year.
Visit a Christmas market.
Enjoy a Christmas pub lunch.
Visit the world famous Harrods, Liberty’s and Fortnum & Mason.
Must do in London at Christmas.
Explore Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
See the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square and the lights on Oxford Street.
FOUR SEASON EXPLORER (BESPOKE GROUP)
Group programmes are very flexible and can be offered as closed programmes or as an open programme. Likewise, timetables, dates and course content are all designed to fit the group's needs and requirements.
Life may have been on pause recently, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start dreaming of exploring Great Britain’s beautiful countryside, wandering sandy shores and discovering historic landmarks once more.
UK’s traditional pubs, stately homes and glorious gardens are reopening, ready to give you a warm British welcome once again. In the meantime, you can still delve into heritage, revel in culture, indulge in English conversation and dig into foodie delights from afar. Enquire today for Tti’s Four Season Explorer Package and it’s all you need to imagine a true taste of Britain.
At Tti we have considerable experience in managing and successfully delivering specialist group courses. These tailored and competitively-priced programmes, can cover a broad range of English language and teacher training requirements.
WHY CHOOSE OUR GROUP PROGRAMME?
Wide range of course options available.
Choice of residential, studio, or homestay accommodation.
Bespoke daily activity programme.
Mix with different nationalities.
Recieve an end of course certificate.
Our school in Camden is perfectly placed for your group to discover and explore a vibrant new culture.
An example of how you can design a 25 lesson study week at Tti:
GENERAL ENGLISH (9:00 - 11:50am) 15 lessons
PLUS MODULE 1 (12:30 - 1:20pm) 5 lessons
PLUS MODULE 2 (1:30 - 2:20pm) 5 lessons
For a super intensive course, you can add a 10 lesson afternoon course or arrange extra one to one lessons. Please contact us for advice.
WHERE TO STAY IN LONDON
All our host families have been carefully selected to meet British Council requirements. We do our best to match you with just the right family to make your stay in London a happy one! Staying with a host family is ideal for you if you wish to have English speaker interaction each evening and to learn more about British culture and lifestyles.
YEAR-ROUND STUDENT RESIDENCE
This university hall of residence offers single rooms with private bathrooms grouped in flats reserved for Tti students, with a shared kitchen. It is a clean and comfortable living space for students. It is located on Holloway Road, a pleasant area with good local facilities such as shops, cafes and bars. The school is just 15 minutes away by bus or 30-minutes on foot.
SUMMER STUDENT RESIDENCE
This university hall of residence offers single rooms with a shared kitchen and private bathroom. It is a clean and comfortable living space for students. Located between Kings Cross and Islington, it is just 15 minutes from the school by bus or a 30-minute walk away. The residence has a friendly atmosphere and a courtyard where you can sit outside.
PREMIUM RESIDENCE (FEBRUARY - SEPTEMBER)
Located in the residential area of Tufnell Park, this premium university hall of residence offers single ensuite rooms grouped in flats reserved for Tti students. Students have access to an on site gym (an induction is necessary before using the gym), games room, lounge areas with Sky TV and dedicated study spaces. There is also a coin operated launderette. The school is just 10 minutes away by tube or 30 minutes on foot.
SELF CONTAINED STUDIO
Our studio accommodation is located on a quiet residential road in trendy Kentish Town close to shops, cafes and a busy high street and within easy walking distance of Camden Market and the school. The spacious studios offer modern and brightly furnished accommodation with a private bathroom and kitchenette facilities. Enjoy independent living and making friends in London.