The perfect course to improve your English, available for all levels 

 

Whether you take this course in the morning or afternoon, you will benefit from an all-round General English experience. The course is open to people of all levels who want to improve their English in a communicative environment. The hours allow for lots of time to relax and explore the local London area before or after class.

 

Hours per week 

Lessons: 15 per week
Lessons times: 13 hours 45 minutes per week

Bank holidays

There will be no lessons taking place on UK Bank Holidays when the school will be closed. Fees are not pro rata for weeks where bank holidays take place

I can communicate with many students from other countries and my teacher listens to all of our opinions very carefully.

Yewon, Korea, General English

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  • You will develop your range and accuracy of grammar and vocabulary to communicate with confidence.
  • Teachers will use motivating materials including digital resources and course books.
  • You will be able to practise your English outside of the classroom with our Social Programme, Conversation Club and other social clubs.
  • Teachers will adapt the course for the needs and level of each class.
  • Regular individual tutorials with your teacher help you to achieve your learning goals.

This course is suitable for all levels and you will be placed in a class with people of a similar language level as you.

This course allows you to develop your General English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

By the end of the course you will…

  • Communicate more fluently
  • Be more accurate in English 
  • Have developed in all four areas – listening, reading, writing and speaking (including pronunciation)
  • Feel more confident in English-speaking environments and interacting with other English speakers.
  • Receive a certificate with your new English level

What can I do next?

  • Access to the student portal
  • Opportunities to attend additional free English lessons with trainees
  • Social activity programme  – see our weekly calendar for more details and prices
  • A level certificate to add to your CV
  • Access to the library and computers
  • Free wifi
  • A monthly 121 tutorial 

*By the end of the course, you will be better able to… 

Spoken Interaction  

  • Take part in extended conversations on a range of topics using strategies such as turn-taking   
  • Express opinions and develop ideas to hold a long conversation or discussion  
  • Use and understand features of connected speech  
  • Use functional phrases to hold a natural sounding conversation   

Spoken Production  

  • Use a range of formal and informal phrases and expressions   
  • Use colloquial phrases when speaking   
  • Use different strategies to negotiate meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary  
  • Express yourself in conversations with more accuracy and fluency with a wider range of grammar structures 

Listening  

  • Understand the main points of short videos or recordings 
  • Follow an extended conversation or long speech  
  • Decode the meaning of some difficult or unfamiliar language  
  • Recognise features of connected speech  

Writing  

  • Write about familiar topics using a range of grammar and vocabulary  
  • Write a range of texts in order to communicate and convey personal opinions and ideas, such as a social media / blog post or an email 

Reading  

  • Read informal texts, such as emails and articles, in order to find the key information for the correct response  
  • Use different strategies to understand a text for general meaning 

 Life Skills   

  • Confidently hold a conversation   
  • Understand how body language, pronunciation and intonation can affect meaning and understanding  
  • Understand aspects of British culture  
  • Apply study skills and strategies outside the classroom and after your course ends 

*Some course outcomes may vary depending on your starting level of English and personal learning goals. 

You can view the sample timetable here for the General English 15 

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  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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General English 15 Lessons - Afternoons
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