Our General English courses are suitable for anyone, from beginner to advanced level. If you want to improve your English for academic, personal or professional use, whatever your reasons, we have a course for you.
Choose the intensity of study to suit your needs. We offer a standard course, which is primarily designed to develop the four skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening, and to increase your awareness of how English works. You will also learn and revise new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation and polish your English grammar!
You can take more intense course options, which include extra lessons concentrating on communication skills, such as speaking and listening.
Whichever course you decide to take, you will follow the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) throughout your lessons to track your learning. The CEFR is a good tool in enabling you to explain your language level to employers, friends and educational institutions around the world. Read more about the CEFR and how it can help your English learning journey.
The teachers at ETC will do their best to provide you with a range of situations in which you can practise your English language skills and develop functional ability and fluency. You will find that they are supportive guides in the learning process. Our teachers are constantly developing and discussing new ideas. Everyone’s learning style is different. Our teachers develop lesson plans with this in mind and pack classes full of interactive activities to aid your learning.
(20 lessons = 15 hours per week).
The morning lessons focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will also learn and revise new vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.
(24 lessons = 18 hours per week).
This course follows the Standard course structure with an additional 4 lessons of communicative skills practice per week.
These extra lessons are designed to give you the chance to develop your confidence in speaking and listening.
Super Intensive Course
(28 lessons = 21 hours per week).
This course follows the Intensive course structure with an additional 4 lessons in all 4 skills plus pronunciation and lexical extension.
Full Immersion Course
(40 lessons = 30 hours per week).
Make the most of your learning on our Full Immersion course. Study all the elements of our General English courses at a much higher intensity. This is a great course if you have a high target to reach in a short period of time.
(one teacher for one student).
You may study any number of 1:1 lessons per week, unless you are a visa national, in which case you will need to take a minimum of 15 hours tuition (combined) per week.
Please note this is a sample timetable and may be subject to change.
About the School
ETC is a family-run language school that was founded in 1989. We have been operating successfully in Bournemouth since that time, though not always on the same site. The Directors took the decision to ... Read More