Speak Up London

139 Oxford St, Soho W1D 2JA London United Kingdom

(4.7/5) • 161 reviews

School Facilities


  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine

Speak Up London offers its students the opportunity to learn English and discover British culture in the heart of England's capital city. In the heart of Oxford Street, one of the most popular avenues in the world, this independent and friendly London school opts for fun and attractive English language courses. It also offers a varied schedule of extra-curricular activities to refine and perfect the language skills acquired during the courses.

About Speak Up London

Nestled in the heart of England's capital city, Speak Up London welcomes students from all over the world looking for flexible, affordable and high quality courses.

The school's lessons focus on grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, writing and reading in order to communicate as quickly as possible in English in any situation.

Various courses and programs are offered and can be integrated at any time of the day, any day of the week:

  • General English courses.
  • Business English courses.
  • Personalised programmes for companies who wish to train their employees in English.
  • Distance English courses via Skype.
  • One-to-one and private lessons to perfect certain skills not taught in general courses.
  • Special courses on Saturdays for the most active students who are unable to come to the usual course times.
  • Evening classes so that students can combine studying in the evenings with working during the day.
  • Preparation programs for various exams: FCE (Cambridge Certificate B2), CAE (Cambridge Certificate C1) and IELTS.

The school is committed to providing extra support free of charge to students who may not progress as quickly as initially desired.

Speak Up London's mission statement

The school is far-sighted and constantly monitors the well-being and progress of its students.

Thanks to innovative teaching methods, each student can communicate quickly and easily in the language of Shakespeare.

Speak Up London provides :

  • A safe and secure environment.
  • Excellence in English language learning.
  • Achievement of goals to achieve personal, academic or professional success through acquired language proficiency.
  • Enriching experiences and stimulating and attractive educational challenges.
  • Constant evaluation of student progress to maintain motivation.

An Accommodation Manager is assigned within the school to help students find accommodation accredited by the British Council, according to their expectations and budget.

The school's teachers and its accreditations

Speak Up London's dedicated, friendly and experienced teachers have a teaching approach that focuses on the effective and rapid progression of its students.

Depending on the individual needs of the students, the teachers adapt and prepare personalized and fun lessons.

The Speak Up London language centre is accredited by the British Council as meeting world standards for excellence in English language learning. The British Council only accredits schools with high quality courses and outstanding services.

Why choose Speak Up London?

Speak Up London is an independent school with a number of key strengths including :

  • Its flexibility: flexible hours and courses allow students to learn English according to their personal or professional situation.
  • Its comprehensive extra-curricular programme with many attractive activities.
  • Its very good location in the centre of London on Oxford Street.
  • Its 12 classrooms with a maximum of 16 students per class.
    Student lounge with TV and a study and reading area with Wi-Fi computers.
  • Its friendly atmosphere: sharing and exchanging with the various students from all over the world who come to the school allows you to perfect your general culture.

Presentation of London and the school district

Speak Up is based in central London, on the world-famous Oxford Street. Oxford Street is one of the most commercially important streets in the UK and Europe and is home to hundreds of world famous shops.

What better way to learn the language of Shakespeare than to be able to stay directly in the heart of London for your language course.

The Speak Up London language centre's programme of activities
Thanks to the collaboration established with various partners in the city of London, the English school offers a wide range of cultural and social activities in the capital.

Every two weeks, events for students over the age of 18 are also organised on presentation of the ID card.

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Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English courses London

English 16 - 99 years old

You can study at these levels: A1-0 (Beginner), A1 (Elementary), A2 (Pre-Intermediate), B1 (Intermediate), B2 (Upper-Intermediate) and C1 (Advanced).

You will need to take an online test to assess your level, and you will also complete a Needs Analysis form.

You can study in the morning (09.00 – 12.00), midday (12.30 – 15.30), afternoon (16.00 – 19.00) or in the evening (19:10-21:10).

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Intensive English Course in London

English 16 - 99 years old

The intensive English course takes place every day from Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day. Students can choose between the morning course from 9 am to 3.30pm and the afternoon course from 12.30pm to 7pm. 
The course is suitable for those students who want to study as much as possible in a short period of time. 

*There is a 15 minute break in each lesson so the number of hours taught per week is 27.5 hours per week.

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IELTS Exam Preparation Courses

English 16 - 99 years old

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores are accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

This course focuses on the skills you need to pass the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. The course is structured to improve your proficiency in all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Monitoring and assessment, including practice exam papers, will help prepare you and build your confidence.

The school is open Monday to Saturday. You can choose to study during the week or on Saturdays or a combination of both. All our courses are taught by qualified and friendly teachers and accredited by the British Council.

Level accepted: 
  • B2 Upper-intermediate
  • C1 Advanced

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

I do not need accommodation

King's Cross Residence (20min by subway)


School residence 18 - 99 years old

Important: Accommodation availability is subject to change without notice and it is out of Worddy's ability to know its availability on real time. Only the school can confirm once a booking has been received.

Our Kings Cross student accommodation is a modern student living space located minutes from St Pancras International station, and only a short commute from Camden and Holborn. It is located 20 minutes by metro from the school.

Bronze Studio rooms are approximately 16 SQM in size. These student rooms come with compact double beds, en suite bathrooms, study area, storage space and a private kitchenette. The 'plus' rooms have all been refurbished recently. The rooms include a compact double bed, a desk, a chair, a wardrobe, a drawer unit and a pinboard. The en suite bathrooms contain a shower, toilet and sink. The private kitchenettes have a 2 ring hob, a microwave, a sink and a fridge with freezer compartment.

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Homestay in London

Homestay 18 - 99 years old

Important: Accommodation availability is subject to change without notice and it is out of Worddy's ability to know its availability on real time. Only the school can confirm once a booking has been received.

Our homestay provider agencies are registered with the British Council.

At Speak Up London we do our best to ensure that your accommodation is of the highest standard and conforms to British Council regulations. We offer a variety of options depending on your requirements and budget.
When you book your homestay with the school, you will be given several options to choose from depending on the season and availability. We do our best to place students on direct transport routes, such as buses that stop directly outside the School.  We send their profiles to you and let you choose the one you like best.
The profile includes pictures of the rooms, details about where the nearest station is and much more.
Once you are happy with your British home, we confirm the booking and send you all the details you need about getting to and from school.

We want our students to be happy and hope that you will like the accommodation we have arranged for you. Our Welfare Officer is available throughout the day and is on hand to help with any queries that students may have. All students are given an emergency number so that they can contact the school or the homestay at any time.

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