Course - General English

General

Program Description

Why General English?

Our General English classes are designed for students who want to develop all their language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. General English classes will also help you to improve your grammar, pronunciation and fluency. Classes are available for all levels from beginner to proficiency.

What can I expect from classes?

Our experienced teachers will monitor your progress throughout your studies and will assign homework to help consolidate your learning. We have a range of self-access learning materials and an online e-learning student zone so that you can continue to study outside class in your free time.

What happens after my course?

Students who complete their course are awarded a Crest Schools of English certificate, which shows the length of your studies and the level achieved. To help you consolidate your learning after your course has ended, we will keep your e-learning account open for some time so that you can continue to access sample lessons after your last day at school. We will also invite you to join our Crest alumni, which will give you ongoing, unlimited access to our online blog and newsletter, with helpful advice, fun games to practice your English and other community resources.

Are there exams I can take?

Students who would like to take an internationally recognised exam to demonstrate their language level can register for the test at school. Crest Schools of English is affiliated with London Crest Open Centre, which is one of the largest Cambridge ESOL and Trinity College Examination Centres in the UK. Cambridge ESOL Exams are recognised worldwide and are a valuable recognition of your language abilities. Trinity College GESE exams are ideal for students who would like a certificate to demonstrate their language level in speaking and listening. For students progressing to further education, you may also want to enrol for the IELTS exam, recognised by universities across the globe.

Quick facts

  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Level: beginner to proficiency (A1 – C2)
  • Tuition: 6 – 30 hours per week
  • Start Date: anytime
  • Course Length: flexible
  • Ideal For: students who want to increase their overall level of English
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Crest Schools of English is a UK Border Agency (UKBA) Highly Trusted Sponsor and has been teaching English since 1983. Our friendly and experienced teachers and administrative staff ensure that each a ... Read More

Crest Schools of English is a UK Border Agency (UKBA) Highly Trusted Sponsor and has been teaching English since 1983. Our friendly and experienced teachers and administrative staff ensure that each and every student receives the very best in English language tuition. Students are free to visit our office whenever they need (if only to say ‘hello!’), which fosters a welcoming atmosphere at the school and students can feel secure knowing that we are always on hand to help with any queries. A recent survey showed that many of our current students chose to register with our school because they were recommended by a friend: we are very proud of this result because we believe it is the ultimate testament to the quality of our service and to the happy environment of our school. Crest Schools of English is rated Grade 1: Exceeds Expectations by the UK’s Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). We are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence 2014 and 2013 and have been awarded Best Value School in London 2013 for providing the highest quality services at affordable prices. Our school is affiliated with London Crest Open Centre; one of the UK’s leading IELTS, Cambridge and Trinity exam centre, which also makes us an ideal choice for exam preparation courses. Location Crest Schools of English is based in a pleasant suburb of London called Edgware. The school is located on the main street, which means students can enjoy shops, restaurants and cafes in their free time and we are just a one-minute walk to the station. The advantage of being here is that you can easily visit central London by bus or tube to enjoy the magnificent sights and fantastic nightlife – but without the stress or cost of living in the centre. It is an equally convenient location for those who want to visit the many beautiful places outside London and who want to experience real English living first-hand. Read less