Discounted English classes for NHS staff

Discounted English classes for NHS staff

Kheiron School of English is very happy to offer a 10% discount on all our classes for NHS staff.

Hospital workers who want to improve their English or prepare for an exam such as IELTS often have problems finding a school which offers classes that fit with their work commitments. We believe that our flexible English classes solve this problem. You can choose the days and times that are convenient for you, and it is fine for you to change your timetable if your shifts change – just let us know 24 hours before your scheduled class.

Find out more about our general English classes and our exam preparation classes, or other NHS offers.

I am taking English classes to improve my level of English and my pronunciation. I work as a nurse in the Intensive Care unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital. I work on shifts and the school’s flexible timetable really helps me to be able to go to work and take the classes.



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Our prices

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Frequently asked questions

When can I start?
Our classes are continuous, so you can start any day you like.
What if I can't come to a class?

If you cannot come to a class, please tell Poppy 24 hours before the class, and you can then recover the class at a later date. If you don’t tell us 24 hours before the class, then unfortunately you will lose the class.

Do I have to pay a registration fee?
No. There are no registration fees.
What will I study in the classes?

The curriculum at Kheiron is largely based on the CEFR framework descriptors. The syllabus for each level is comprehensive and balanced, and includes a rich balance of language (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). What you study in your classes will be as a result of discussion with you (in your initial language consultation) and close interaction between the teachers (if you have more than one teacher). What you study in your classes will be flexible and can be modified at any time to meet your changing and developing needs.

What do I need for the class?

You will need the following technical requirements: Wi-Fi or internet access; a laptop or PC with webcam, microphone and speakers. We will provide all the study materials used in class.

How will my progress be assessed?

Every 4 weeks you will be given a report based on what you will have studied in your classes in the previous 4 weeks. We provide extra links to exercises so that you can study at home further. We also assess your needs and progress continuously, based on how you communicate in class and your homework.

My shifts at work change every week. Is this a problem?

No. A lot of our students have jobs which mean that the days and times they work can change every week. We try to be as flexible and understanding as possible, and are happy for you to attend different days or times each week if necessary. We just need you to tell us the days you would like to come as soon as you know your working schedule.

Will I receive a certificate when I finish my classes?

Yes – you will receive a certificate stating your level and how many hours of English classes you have attended.

Which exam should I take?

This depends on what you need it for. People often require IELTS to study at university in an English speaking country, for example, or they might use a Cambridge certificate to demonstrate their level of English when applying for a job. If you aren’t sure if you need to take an exam, or don’t know which would be best for you, then we will be very happy to discuss things with you and help you make the right decision.

Can I combine exam classes with General English classes?

Yes. Lots of students choose to attend a General English class before their exam class. It is a really good idea to continue improving your all-round English while also preparing for your exam.

How do I register for the exam?

You can take any Cambridge exam in Oxford in March, June and November. We can register you for the exam (usually about 6 weeks before), and will need you to give us your date of birth, nationality, and national identification number. The exam fee is approximately £200. You can take the IELTS exam in Oxford every two weeks. The fee is approximately £130.

Will I need to buy a book?

You will not need to purchase any materials for the class.

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All prices advertised correct as of 2020.