Free and low cost pre-intermediate English online, streaming from London.

These online classes are low-cost because the teachers are learning to teach and have not yet qualified. The classes are FREE if you are a refugee, an asylum seeker or over 65 years old.

You will study vocabulary and grammar online and have a lot of speaking practice with enthusiastic teachers and fellow students in a virtual classroom. 

Lesson times

  • Monday to Friday, 2 hours per day (10.30-12.30)
  • Monday to Friday, 2 hours per day (13.30-15.30)
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 hours per day (10.00-12.00)
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 hours per day (18.30-20.30)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 hours per day (10.00-12.00)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 hours per day (18.30-20.30)

*If there is a bank holiday in your booking, your class will be on the Friday and not the Monday.

Course requirements

To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset.
  • You will be sent all the details you need to connect to the IH London virtual classroom.

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Each course lasts for 4 weeks

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We are always happy to help you find the perfect course. Contact our team who can speak many languages.

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  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

Book the Low cost English lessons: Pre-Intermediate Online (A2) course

Course price

18.30 - 20.30 Monday and Wednesday (4.5 Weeks - 9 lessons)
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