English Course

West London Business College

Program Description

English Course

West London Business College

English Course

International English Language Testing System

IELTS is a test of your English which is used as an entry requirement for studying at university in the UK and other English speaking countries. This is an intensive course, which focuses on the language and skills needed in academic situations, such as writing essays, taking lecture notes, scanning texts and giving short presentations.

Entry Requirements

We accept students at any level from Intermediate to Proficiency. Use this framework to compare the levels of IELTS to other English exams and level frameworks.

Course Fee

IELTS course fee depends on the duration of the course you choose to enrol on. Please note that you are in control and you choose how many weeks you wish your course to last for and how many hours per day you would like to come. The minimum attendance requirement for visa students is 15 hours per week.

The course fee will also depend on whether you are applying from overseas or from within the UK. The course fee ranges from £425 for a 4 weeks' course. Please visit our course fees list to find exact price for your course.

Course & Class Times

Courses include 21 hours of study per week. This is comprised of 15 hours tuition at the college and 6 hours self study at home, usually 45 minutes per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours at the weekend. Classes are held daily from Monday to Friday and include a 20 minute tutorial when you can discuss academic issues with your teacher . Classes are taught at the following times:

Class Times

9.00am - 12.15pm, 12.45pm - 4.00pm

Break Times

10.45am - 11.00am , 2.30 pm - 2.45pm

Start Dates

You may start a course any Monday.

Exams

WLBC exams and University of Cambridge ESOL Exams

You will be periodically tested by us during your course. In the IELTS class, the course will centre on your ability to pass an IELTS exam. Therefore, you will be tested more often than in a General English class.

Apart from our internal exams described above, students are expected to take external exams regulated by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.The exams are offered almost every Saturday and the results of the exams are published 2 weeks after the exam. The cost of the exam is not included in the course fee and WLBC is not an IELTS exam centre. Please visit this link for the list of exam centres in London and the UK.

Class Size and Attendance Requirements

The maximum class size is 20 and the average class size is 14. You may lose your place in the class if you do not attend your lessons.

English Language courses in London

English courses at WLBC aim to improve a student's ability to use and understand English, helping them with speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as developing grammar and vocabulary.

Come for a free placement test to see which level of General English is best for you – we have classes from starter to proficiency levels available throughout the year. After completing exam level classes (FCE, CAE and CPE) you can take an internationally recognised Cambridge exam to prove your level of English.

Our English courses should:

  • Enable you to develop effective communication skills
  • Help you improve both accuracy and fluency of language use
  • Build your confidence and ability to use and understand language outside the classroom
  • Encourage you to develop self-study skills

All visa students are required to demonstrate their improvement in English during their studies. At WLBC our courses are designed to prepare students for the Cambridge English Language exams. Please visit the Cambridge Exam website for further information about these exams. All visa students are required to sit one of these exams. Our dedicated team of exam teachers and office staff will ensure that you are ready when you decide to take the exam.

First Certificate in English(FCE)

Take this exam if you want to prove your level of General English is strong Upper Intermediate. FCE exams are offered four times a year (March, June, August & December) in both paper based (PB) and computer based (CB) exam format.

The course materials which come included in the course fee are taught over a 24 weeks' period. This is how long it would take an Upper Intermediate student to prepare for the FCE exam.

Passing an FCE exam confirms that you are competent at CEFR B2 level.

Entry Requirements

Students who pass our placement test as FCE are free to join this level.

If you already hold a valid PET exam result we will still need to test you to ensure that you are a strong Upper Intermediate level student. Alternatively, a valid score from this list which confirms that you are competent at CEFR B1 will enable you to start FCE level with us.

Our existing student progress to FCE by scoring 60 points or more at the Upper Intermediate level exit test.

Course Fee

General English course fee depends on the duration of the course you choose to enrol on. Please note that you are in control and you choose how many weeks you wish your course to last for and how many hours per day you would like to come. The minimum attendance requirement for visa students is 15 hours per week.

The course fee will also depend on whether you are applying from overseas or from within the UK. The course fee ranges from £400 for a 4 weeks' course (£550 for overseas' students) to £1900 for 1 year (£2500 for overseas's students). Please visit our course fees list to find exact price for your course.

Course & Class Times

Courses include 21 hours of study per week. This is comprised of 15 hours tuition at the college and 6 hours self study at home, usually 45 minutes per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours at the weekend. Classes are held daily from Monday to Friday and include a 20 minute tutorial when you can discuss academic issues with your teacher . Classes are taught at the following times:

Class Times

9:00 am- 12.00pm, 12.45pm - 4.00pm

Break Times

10.45am-11.00pm, 2.30pm - 2.45pm

Start Dates

You may start a course any Monday.

WLBC exams and University of Cambridge ESOL Exams

You will be periodically tested by us during your course. Normally, you will have a minimum of 2 progress tests and a final exit test during your studies at a particular level. The exit test will decide whether your knowledge of English language is sufficient for you to progress onto the next level of studies.

Apart from our internal exams described above, students are expected to take external exams regulated by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.The exams are offered several times a year and our General English course, especially at the top 3 levels is designed to help you prepare for it. There are various examining centres in London and you can choose if you wish to take a paper based (PB) or a computer based (CB) exam. Please note that the cost of this external exam is not included in the course fee.

Class Size and Attendance Requirements

The maximum class size is 20 and the average class size is 14. You may lose your place in the class if you do not attend your lessons.

Certificate in Advanced English(CAE)

Take this exam if you want to prove your level of General English is strong Advanced. CAE exams are offered four times a year (March, June, August & December) in both paper based (PB) and computer based (CB) exam format.

The course materials which come included in the course fee are taught over a 24 weeks' period. This is how long it would take a student with FCE competence prepare for the CAE exam.

Passing a CAE exam confirms that you are competent at CEFR C1 level.

Entry Requirements

Students who pass our placement test as CAE (Advanced) are free to join this level.

If you already hold a valid FCE exam result or any other confirming that you are competent at CEFR B2 you are free to join this level. Please see our level comparison framework to check if your existing English language exam score confirms competence at CEFR B2.

Our existing student progress to CAE by scoring 60 points or more at the FCE level exit test.

Course Fee

General English course fee depends on the duration of the course you choose to enrol on. Please note that you are in control and you choose how many weeks you wish your course to last for and how many hours per day you would like to come. The minimum attendance requirement for visa students is 15 hours per week.

The course fee will also depend on whether you are applying from overseas or from within the UK. The course fee ranges from £400 for a 4 weeks' course (£550 for overseas' students) to £1900 for 1 year (£2,500 for overseas's students). Please visit our course fees list to find exact price for your course.

Course & Class Times

Courses include 21 hours of study per week. This is comprised of 15 hours tuition at the college and 6 hours self study at home, usually 45 minutes per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours at the weekend. Classes are held daily from Monday to Friday and include a 20 minute tutorial when you can discuss academic issues with your teacher . Classes are taught at the following times:

Class Times

9:00 am- 12.00pm, 12.45pm - 4.00pm

Break Times

10.45am-11.00pm, 2.30pm - 2.45pm

Start Dates

You may start a course any Monday.

WLBC exams and University of Cambridge ESOL Exams

You will be periodically tested by us during your course. Normally, you will have a minimum of 2 progress tests and a final exit test during your studies at a particular level. The exit test will decide whether your knowledge of English language is sufficient for you to progress onto the next level of studies.

Apart from our internal exams described above, students are expected to take external exams regulated by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.The exams are offered several times a year and our General English course, especially at the top 3 levels is designed to help you prepare for it. There are various examining centres in London and you can choose if you wish to take a paper based (PB) or a computer based (CB) exam. Please note that the cost of this external exam is not included in the course fee.

Class Size and Attendance Requirements

The maximum class size is 20 and the average class size is 14. You may lose your place in the class if you do not attend your lessons.

Certificate of Proficiency in English(CPE)

Take this exam if you want to prove your level of General English is near native-speaker CPE exams are offered five times a year. The CPE exam is available in paper based (PB) exam format only.

The course materials which come included in the course fee are taught over a 24 weeks' period. This is how long it would take a student with CAE competence prepare for the CPE exam.

Passing a CPE exam confirms that you are competent at CEFR C2 level.

Entry Requirements

Students who pass our placement test as CPE (Proficiency) are free to join this level.

If you already hold a valid CAE exam result or any other confirming that you are competent at CEFR C1 you are free to join this level. Please see our level comparison framework to check if your existing English language exam score confirms competence at CEFR C1.

Our existing student progress to CPE by scoring 60 points or more at the CAE level exit test.

Course Fee

General English course fee depends on the duration of the course you choose to enrol on. Please note that you are in control and you choose how many weeks you wish your course to last for and how many hours per day you would like to come. The minimum attendance requirement for visa students is 15 hours per week.

The course fee will also depend on whether you are applying from overseas or from within the UK. The course fee ranges from £400 for a 4 weeks' course (£550 for overseas' students) to £1900 for 1 year (£2,500 for overseas's students). Please visit our course fees list to find exact price for your course.

Course & Class Times

Courses include 21 hours of study per week. This is comprised of 15 hours tuition at the college and 6 hours self study at home, usually 45 minutes per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours at the weekend. Classes are held daily from Monday to Friday and include a 20 minute tutorial when you can discuss academic issues with your teacher . Classes are taught at the following times:

Class Times

9:00 am- 12.00pm, 12.45pm - 4.00pm

Break Times

10.45am-11.00pm, 2.30pm - 2.45pm

Start Dates

You may start a course any Monday.

Exams

WLBC exams and University of Cambridge ESOL Exams

You will be periodically tested by us during your course. Normally, you will have a minimum of 2 progress tests and a final exit test during your studies at a particular level. The exit test will decide whether your knowledge of English language is sufficient for you to progress onto the next level of studies.

Apart from our internal exams described above, students are expected to take external exams regulated by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.The exams are offered several times a year and our General English course, especially at the top 3 levels is designed to help you prepare for it. There are various examining centres in London and you can choose if you wish to take a paper based (PB) or a computer based (CB) exam. Please note that the cost of this external exam is not included in the course fee.

Class Size and Attendance Requirements

The maximum class size is 20 and the average class size is 14. You may lose your place in the class if you do not attend your lessons.

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