Docklands Academy London provides English Courses all year round and students can start classes any day except for weekends and Bank Holidays when we are closed.
English Courses are provided under three main headings:
Our General English classes are popular with students looking for an English course for their needs in all areas of English including speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar.
You will be given as much homework as you like and a test every Monday so you can see your progress.
We also have our own leisure activity co-ordinator, Paul, who organises regular weekly trips around London landmarks.
There are five General English levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced. After completing a course successfully, students can progress to the next level. Students may leave and new students may join the course at any time.
For more information about our General English Courses, please follow: https://docklandsacademy.co.uk/dal-courses/english-language/general-english/
These classes are designed for students who want to take the IELTS examination. If you are planning to go to university or to start a job, you may need to gain a certain IELTS score. For example, to do an undergraduate course at university you require an IELTS score of 6.0 in all four parts of the test including speaking, listening, reading and writing. This is considered B2 of the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR).
If you are planning to start postgraduate studies, you may need to gain a score of 6.5 or 7.0 in IELTS, which is C1 (CEFR). Many students prefer to combine IELTS in the afternoons with General English classes in the mornings. This way, students improve confidence and fluency with training and practice in how to answer IELTS examination questions. For more information, please follow: https://docklandsacademy.co.uk/dal-courses/english-language/ielts-preparation/
Cambridge Exam Preparation (CAE)
This class is designed for students who want to take the Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).
This is an advanced qualification at C1 Level of the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR).
The CAE is accepted by universities for students wishing to start postgraduate studies. For more information, please follow: https://docklandsacademy.co.uk/dal-courses/english-language/cambridge-exam-preparation-cae/
Cambridge Exam Preparation (FCE)
This class is designed for students who want to take the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE).
This is an upper intermediate qualification at B2 Level of the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR).
The FCE is accepted by universities for students wishing to start undergraduate studies. For more information, please follow: https://docklandsacademy.co.uk/dal-courses/english-language/cambridge-exam-preparation-fce/
English for Specific Purposes
These courses are generally designed for Academic English, Business English and Gastronomy. Full information on these courses can be accessed via https://docklandsacademy.co.uk/dal-courses/english-language/english-for-specific-purposes/
These classes are designed for students who need English to study at university. It includes learning most frequently used academic words and subject specific vocabulary as required. You will learn how to listen and take notes in lectures, write academic essays and give presentations. Formal academic writing conventions are taught, including correct use of language and expressions, citing and referencing of sources.
These classes are designed for students who need English for working in or for a business, whether self-employed or working for a company. It includes learning the most frequently used language in business-related contexts. A range of topics is covered including setting business objectives, project and business planning, marketing, finance, leadership and management. You will learn how to use a variety of business management tools such as SWOT analysis and Gantt chart.
English for Gastronomy
These classes are designed for students who need English for working in food and beverage operations such as one of our partner restaurants. It includes learning the most frequently used language in catering contexts. A range of topics related to food preparation and service are covered. You will learn how to describe a meal, menu and restaurant.
About the School
Docklands Academy, London (DAL) is a modern English Language and Higher Education Academy close to London’s financial district in Canary Wharf, with students from many countries.