General English

Abacus College & Oxford Language Centre

Program Description

General English

Abacus College & Oxford Language Centre

General English & Intensive General English

General English

Year round, we run morning groups of General English courses consisting of 15 hours of tuition per week and separated into several levels (A1-C2).

The timetable provides for two morning sessions:

9.00-10.30 – Focus on expanding grammar and vocabulary, as well as improving accuracy.

11.00-12.30 – Focus on communication skills: fluency, comprehension and language practice.

During the lessons, students get a wide variety of tasks and forms of interaction – individual work; group discussions and projects; small group or pair work; competitions; creative tasks; role play; study outings to various places and institutions in and around Oxford. All work is monitored and assessed by the teachers who then give feedback to the students.

General English lessons are based on approved course books. For students enrolled on courses of 4+ weeks, the price of the first course book is included in the full registration fee, however, students are expected to purchase all other course books thereafter.

There is continuous enrolment at OLC with students having the flexibility of starting on any Monday. The exact length of the course is determined by students’ needs. Our learners discuss their progress with the teachers at weekly tutorials where they look at the challenges and set new objectives. Student groups are usually small – typically, 4-8 students in each, which allows the teachers to give extensive individual attention to every student. All students receive a certificate at the end of their course.

Key Facts

Duration: 15 hours per week

Start Dates: Any Monday

Course Length: 1 - 48 weeks

Levels: Elementary to Advanced (CEFR levels A1 - C2)

Maximum class size: 15

Price: £200 per week

"I have really enjoyed studying English at Oxford Language Centre. The teachers are all so friendly and helpful."

- Martino Bedont (Italy)

Intensive General English

The Intensive General English course consists of 25 hours of tuition per week and will allow you to make the maximum progress in the shortest time possible.

In the mornings you will join the General English classes.

In the afternoons you will join an afternoon Focus Group on your chosen area of development:

Option 1 – Fluency and Discussion (A component of Intensive English)

This focus module is for Intermediate to Advanced (B2-C2) students who wish to reinforce and practise their speaking and listening skills with elements of discussion, presentation and debate. The module includes strong elements of critical thinking.

Option 2 – Everyday English (A component of Intensive English)

This is a practical communication module for Elementary (A1) and Pre-Intermediate (A2) students who wish to become fluent in conversational formulas of politeness and social interaction in daily situations. Topics include: Making Friends; At the Restaurant; Shopping; Travelling; At a Party; A Place to Live; Weather; Hobbies; Work and Study; Songs and Games; etc.

You will receive a certificate at the end of your course.

Key Facts

Duration: 25 hours per week (i.e. 5 hours per day; 9.00 - 12.30, 13.30 - 15.30)

Start Dates: Most Mondays (Contact us for availability)

Course Length: 1 - 48 weeks

Levels: Elementary to Advanced (CEFR levels A1 - C2)

Maximum class size: 15

Price: £300 per week

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 26, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Open Enrollment
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1 - 48 weeks
Full time
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200 GBP
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Place
United Kingdom Oxford, England
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Duration 1 - 48 weeks
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