A course with all the benefits of the other General English courses, plus academic skills and topics, such as research, debate, communication and media.


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 across all four skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) and want focused classes that expand their use of English in a practical and advanced way, for academic study or career.


What will I learn?

General English 15 morning classes, with the addition of special focus classes that enhance your English language and culture skills, across social, work and academic settings.

The following focus classes are examples for your daily 13.30-15.30 lessons. Usually students choose one focus for every 4 weeks, but there is the option to change every week if preferred.

In these classes students can develop a range of valuable skills such as critical thinking skills, problem solving, analysing information, and developing their own opinions and ideas. Teachers carefully select materials which encourage team work and collaboration.


Everyday English

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Focus on functional language and vocabulary that is used in day-to-day life. Topics may include requesting information, asking for and giving advice, making plans, or talking about personal interests. The course can include visits and trips to practise social interaction.

Communication and media

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Respond to the world by improving your reading and listening skills, with authentic texts such as newspapers, video clips, podcasts, or blogs. Create presentations and write articles to express your ideas. Research trips to museums and galleries extend the learning.

Research and debate

B1 (intermediate) to C1 (advanced)
Develop a range of skills that are needed in academic, business and social situations. Focus on key topics and work on a group or individual project, including having debates and making presentations. Students are encouraged to think critically and evaluate information.

English for exams

B1 (intermediate) to C1 (advanced)
Focus on different exam style questions and tasks that appear in English language exams. Students will have the chance to practice all four skills. Expand your range of vocabulary and grammar needed to get the best results in exams.

Business English

B1 (intermediate) to C1 (advanced)
Focus on work-related scenarios and topics. Topics may include current affairs, international markets, advertising, interviewing and employability, as well as practising for business meetings, presentations and professional emails.


What will I achieve?

  • Confidence in work, academic and social settings
  • Advanced understanding of the English language
  • Skills needed for academic study in English
  • Skills needed for English-speaking work environments
  • Communicate more fluently
  • Improved accuracy in English
  • Advance all four skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking (including pronunciation)
  • A certificate with your new English level


What can I do next?

  • Use your new English skills for work and travel
  • Apply to higher education
  • Prepare for an IELTS or Cambridge Exams qualification



General English 25: £415 per week

Registration fee: £98

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


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