A great intensive course for all levels to improve your English, with an extra focus on speaking to boost your conversation skills.


Choose to take this course in the morning or afternoon. This course is suitable for all levels and you will be placed in a class with people of a similar language level as you.


Who is this course for?

People of all levels who want to improve their English, with a specific focus on English speaking skills. Choose from morning or afternoon classes, with plenty time to relax and explore outside of the classroom.

There is no compulsory exam, but this course does work very well with LanguageCert Speaking Exam Preparation to prove your speaking skills with a qualification.


What will I learn?

The course follows the same programme as General English 15 morning or afternoon, with the addition of special focus classes that enhance your English speaking skills.

The following focus classes are examples for your daily 13.30-14.25 lessons.


Speaking and grammar

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Become more accurate and fluent when speaking in English. Students will work together to explore and review grammar in context through role-plays, discussions and presentations. The topics, language areas and materials will reflect the interests and needs of the class.

Speaking and writing

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Enhance your writing skills with more accurate language. Gain confidence producing a wide variety of written materials such as creative writing, proposals, reviews, surveys, blogs, CVs, and discussion essays. Students will also be encouraged to analyse texts.

Speaking and vocabulary

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Expand your range and accurate use of vocabulary when speaking and discussing ideas. Become a more confident speaker with tasks that encourage problem-solving, discussion and opinions. Sample topics include the media, food and culture, and the environment.

Speaking and listening

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Focus on your listening skills. Teachers will use a variety of published and authentic materials in order to build confidence at all levels. Sample learning tasks include presentations, short talks, podcasts, interviews and role-plays.

Speaking and reading

B1 (intermediate) to C1 (advanced)
You will evaluate and think more critically about what you are reading, which is an essential skill for academic study and careers. Topics and texts are chosen from a range of materials (for example websites, newspapers, and articles) to generate discussions.


Lesson times

09.45 – 12.45 and 13.30 – 14.25

What will I achieve?

  • Deeper understanding of the English language
  • Communicate more fluently
  • Improved accuracy in English
  • Enhanced English speaking skills
  • Advance all four skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking (including pronunciation)
  • Confidence in English-speaking environments
  • A certificate with your new English level


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What can I do next?



General English 20: £350 per week

Registration fee: £98

Plus, you will also receive your accommodation at this year’s standard prices.


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