Our General English Courses aim to develop your ability to communicate effectively. All aspects of language are covered with an emphasis on speaking and listening. These carefully structured and flexible courses give you an opportunity to select from a range of afternoon classes. This enhances and personalises your learning.
There is a registration fee of £55.00 for all bookings. For information on deposits, payment of fees and our refund policy including cancellations please see our terms and conditions.
All students follow a course-book based morning programme from 09.30 to 13.00 in classes at an appropriate English language level. You will see two teachers; one focussing on general language development and the other on the development of language skills. In all lessons the emphasis is on spoken English.
Afternoon lessons run from 14.15 to 15.45. There is a lot of choice in the programme. You will discuss your needs with the academic team and choose the most appropriate afternoon classes. Afternoon classes are flexible and you can change your options as your needs change. The range of afternoon classes offered will also change from time to time to reflect the overall composition of students in the school. Options include a range of skills and communication classes preparing you to function more effectively in your everyday life, in the workplace and in your academic studies.
|09.30 - 11.00: Language Development|
|Travel: Question forming Uses of ‘like’||Letter writing: Verb patterns, Gerunds and infinitives||Food, Towns and People: Adjectives, Collocations||Life Stories: Past simple and present perfect tenses||Telephone English: Phrasal verbs and useful expressions|
|11.30 - 13.00: Skills|
|Listening & Speaking: Living in a different country||Reading & Speaking: Travel and tourism||Reading & Listening: Describing people and places||Writing & Speaking: News stories||Reading & Speaking: Dream jobs|
|14.15 - 15.45: Option Classes||Free Afternoon||14.15 - 15.45: Option Classes|
|15.45 - 16.45: Supervised self-study in the self-access centre (optional)||15.45 - 16.45: Supervised self-study in the self-access centre (optional)|
Students on a General English Course can combine their course with additional individual lessons.