If you are looking for General English courses in London, we have the perfect choice for you!
Our General English course is our most popular course. It is a well-balanced course that focuses on the four core language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The objective of our General English Course is to help you to use the English language more effectively. The General English course is designed to allow you to:
- communicate much more confidently
- speak more accurately and fluently
- improve your grammar
- increase your vocabularybe able to socialise in English more effectively
- have an increased chance of success if you later take an examination course
Many students begin by taking a General English course, and then progress to Executive English or Exam English courses.
- Our most popular course
- 6 English class levels for rapid progres
- Practise the four core language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
Our General English course is flexible. The General English Standard course starts most Mondays with a 15 lessons per week programme. Each lesson = 50 minutes.
- General English (15lpw)
- (Classroom contact time - 12h 30m)
This course is designed for students who need to improve their English language skills for general use.
Our General English courses typically use a combination of a course book with materials that are prepared by our teachers. You will need a course book which you can rent or buy.
Our English classes in London are taught using dynamic interactive techniques such as role play, pair work and group work in order to maximise participation and develop confidence in use of English.
We have 6 levels of General English, from Beginner to Advanced.
We will test your level of English before you arrive. For European and Student Visitor Visa students, we ask you to take the Online Placement test.
Students studying in this level know no English or only very little English. In this class students practise a lot of speaking and listening and some basic reading and writing. At the end of this level students will be able to deal with very simple and everyday situations.
Students entering this course can talk about family, life history and daily routines, but they may use language incorrectly and sometimes be difficult to understand. This level aims to build up the students' confidence in their English; by the end they should be able to have a simple conversation about their daily lives, countries and goals.Study English in London
Students entering this level should be able to talk about events in the past, present and future although they will not always be able to use tenses correctly. The aim of this course is to help students to express themselves more fully and clearly. They should be able to express a wider range of feelings and attitudes, and listeners should be able to understand them without great difficulty. It also aims to develop comprehension skills and vocabulary so that students will be able to understand the gist of TV/newspapers etc.
Students entering an Intermediate class can talk about situations in the past, the present and the future. They should be able to deal confidently with most social situations. This level sets out to help students to improve their accuracy and start using a wider range of language forms. By the end of this level students will able to use language more appropriately.
Students at this level should be familiar with grammar and pronunciation that will allow them to express notions of a hypothetical as well as a concrete nature, using structures which are appropriate rather than resorting to paraphrasing. Students should also be able to cope with authentic texts, though will have difficulties with more abstract readings and listening. Students should continue to develop their writing skills.
Students at this level aim to improve general language skills. Their expression should be clear and intelligent, and their functional language should allow them to conduct conversation fairly naturally. Their vocabulary should be sufficient to read newspapers and understand most television programmes that are not too culturally biased and colloquial. At this level most of the language covered will not be new. The areas covered tend to be in the form of revision, recycling or extension but are dealt with at a higher level of complexity or sophistication.
We offer General English throughout the year and you can begin your course on most Mondays.
You can take our General English classes in the morning (0900-1200) or in the afternoon (1300-1600).
We offer excellent value for money. To see our General English prices, please click here.
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Last updated February 3, 2018