General English Course

Practice of all the skills

Students develop their English language through the practice of all the skills.

Gaining confidence

They gain confidence building their vocabulary and improving their pronunciation and grammar by using a variety of media

including lessons which are prepared based on the needs of the class.

Classroom-based lessons

Classroom-based lessons provide opportunities for students to work individually, in pairs and in small groups. A certificate is awarded at the end of the course.

15, 23 h
per week
for as long as required.

any Monday
(except public holidays)

9.00 - 10.30
& 11.00 - 12.30

13.30 - 14.30
& 14.45 - 15.45

Students will

  • Learn new vocabulary.
  • Improve understanding of English grammar and tenses.
  • Get lots of practice by using everyday ‘functional’ English.
  • Develop the core language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Receive regular assessments to ensure improvement throughout the course.
  • Meet people from other countries and cultures.
  • Make real progress and have a lot of fun!

Expected benefits

  • Learn English from qualified, experienced teachers.
  • ractise listening to and speaking with native English speakers.
  • Increase ability to understand and be understood.


All levels of ability from A1 to C2* (CEFR scale) aged 16 or over.
Students under the age of 16 can be accepted as part of a Closed Group.

* Subject to availability.


Maximum class size of 12 students. General English can be taken in combination with other courses, for example, 15 hours of General English per week with 8 hours of Exam Prep.

Outside the classroom the learning continues

Weekly social activities include:

  • Orientation walks around the city
  • English conversation club
  • Culture club
  • Social evenings in traditional English pubs
  • Live music and karaoke
  • Bowling evenings and pool competitions
  • Shopping trips
  • Evening meals at recommended local restaurants
  • Optional weekend excursions for example, London, Stonehenge,
  • Oxford, Tintagel and St Ives (bookable in advance).