Letter from Buckingham Palace

It’s not every day you get a letter from Buckingham Palace, but we received one this morning.  A could of weeks ago, as part of a class project, some of our Colombian students from Colegio San Bartolome in Bogota wrote letters to the Queen.

They were thrilled this morning when we got a reply from the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting.  And what a nice reply it was!

Letter from Buckingham Palace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LTC Eastbourne’s 60th Anniversary

This year LTC Eastbourne is celebrating its 60th anniversary. It has become a landmark destination for international students to learn English in Eastbourne

Compton Place has always been a well-loved destination, even for royalty. It has welcomed many royal guests throughout its 700 years of history including King George III, King George V, our current Queen Elizabeth II, her sister Princess Margaret and a German Princess, Alexandra of Hesse, who later became the last Tsarina

Compton Place first became a ladies residential finishing school in 1954, it opened as LTC Ladies College of English. Apparently ‘LTC‘ stood for Ladies Training College,  but we have never seen this in writing.

As time went on fewer and fewer young girls dreamed of becoming a ‘lady’ and began to train as doctors, lawyers and for other professions. As a result, the demand for LTC’s courses declined.

In 1983, LTC became a language school for boys and girls and has grown to become the school we know today. Last year 3,035 students and 120 groups from 43 different countries came to learn English for an unforgettable learning experience.

Celebrations will take place this September to commemorate LTC Eastbourne’s 60th anniversary. It will be an opportunity for past and present students and staff to reflect on their time at LTC and look forward to many more successful years.

Ladies College of English

Ladies College of English, Compton Park

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Summer courses: availability update

With summer approaching fast and our summer courses beginning in Eastbourne and London next week, and Brighton the week after, we’d like to remind you that information about last minute availability and the status for weeks in later July and August can be found on our website on our availability page.

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Marketing Visits: Korea and Japan

Rebecca Stead of our marketing office will be visiting agents in Japan and Korea in the second and third week of May.  Please contact her if you would like her to visit you: [email protected]

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English Plus Business Skills

You can find details of our unique English + Business Skills courses on our Downloads Page.  For these courses, students study English at LTC in the mornings and then take a Business Skills course at the nearest Pitman Training Centres in London, Brighton and Eastbourne.

Pitman Training are one of Britain’s largest private providers of skills training for office work.  Their highly flexible courses are suitable for students of any nationality whose English is at intermediate level (B1).  They run both long and short courses that offer both practical training for vocational qualifications and opportunities for students to practise using their English outside the language classroom.

To see details of Business Skills course prices, click here.

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2013 Price information for our English Courses and Services

We’re pleased to publish our 2013 prices in the form of our new Dates and Fees booklet, which is available from our downloads page, and on the prices pages on this website.

2013 sees the launch of new English and Business Skills Programme in partnership with the Pitman Training Centres is London, Brighton and Eastbourne.

You can still book courses at 2012 prices if your booking is made, and paid for, by the 31/12/12. This applies to tuition fees only. Accommodation and services will be charged at 2013 rates.

Click here for information on prices for the CELTA teacher training programme at LTC Brighton.

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New Principal at LTC Eastbourne

We are pleased to announce a new Principal at LTC Eastbourne.  Clare Watson recently returned to the UK from working in Macau and took up her post with us on 20th February.   She says, “I’m really happy to be working in such a reputable school as LTC.  The building really is beautiful and elegant and there is so much history here.  It’s truly unique.”

The former Principal of LTC Eastbourne, Paul Clark, is now working as Director of Marketing for LTC UK.  “I had six wonderful years as Principal of LTC Eastbourne,” he says.  “Now I’m really looking forward to working with all three schools to strengthen our position in the market.”

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Refer a friend to LTC and claim Amazon vouchers!

Do you think your friends would like to improve their English
skills and have fun studying with LTC?

Why not tell them all about your experience here in the UK?

If your friend enrols on a course of 4 weeks or more at one of our LTC UK schools, both you and your friend will receive a £25 Amazon voucher.

Just tell your friend to mention your name when they contact us!

You can download the flier/postcard on our offers and promotions page.

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2012 Price information for our English Courses and Services

We’re pleased to publish our 2012 prices in the form of our new Dates and Fees booklet, which is available from our downloads page, and on the prices pages on this website.

2012 will see the launch of new afternoon general English courses in the new LTC London school, and a new work-experience programme for EU/EEA students also at LTC London.

You can still book courses at 2011 prices if your booking is made, and paid for, by the 31/12/11. This applies to tuition fees only. Accommodation and services will be charged at 2012 rates.

Click here for information on prices for the CELTA teacher training programme at LTC Brighton.

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Google Map Updates

At LTC we try to use the web to provide as much information as possible to our students before they arrive. The idea is to ‘open a window’ onto the experience they’ll have in the UK at our schools in London, Brighton and Eastbourne. We believe that this means that students will arrive in the UK better prepared, more excited and also a little less nervous about their stay!

So if it’s information about the nearest coffee shop to the school for coffee addicts, the nearest place to play tennis for those inspired by Wimbledon, or the location of their homestay, our Google Maps are a great place to start the search for information.

LTC Brighton was the first school to integrate its Google Map into pre-arrival information for this summer. You can find our map at http://bit.ly/ltc-b-map so far we’ve had over 600 clicks.

London’s map can be found at http://bit.ly/ltc-l-map and Eastbourne’s http://bit.ly/ltc-e-map

We’ve just updated all the icons on the maps to make them more user friendly. Happy clicking!

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