General English


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Program Description

Improve your fluency, confidence and conversation skills with our most popular course! Give yourself a practical understanding of the English language. You will focus on the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English. If you choose 24 or 30 lessons per week, you can also personalise your course through a choice of electives.

You’ll get more out of this course if:

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts


  • Available all year
  • Start Monday; End Friday
  • Beginner to Advanced levels
  • 20, 24 (USA and Canada only) or 30 lessons per week
  • 1 lesson: 45 minutes
  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Maximum students per class:
  • USA and UK 14 (London: 12/Manchester: 15)
  • Canada: 15
  • Malta: 12
  • Cape Town: 14

What can you expect on this course?

Learn real English

These courses will teach you how to use English in real-life situations. You will develop your understanding of grammar, vocabulary and idioms, and learn the secrets of perfect pronunciation. Through interesting and engaging lessons, you will practise the four skills of everyday English: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Improve your ‘thinking time’

'Thinking time' - The time it takes you to listen, understand and reply in English. On our General English course, you will shorten your thinking time, making it quicker for you to respond and improve your fluency.

Topic-based lessons

Every lesson you take will be based on a specific topic or theme. The language skills and grammar are taught within the framework of the topic and serve to help you apply everything you have learned in a natural way. Simply put, you will learn the correct English to use in specific situations.

Creative and energetic classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced, and when it comes to creating lessons, they know what works. Classes are dynamic and motivating, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing

At EC we very much believe in students taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, you will learn by doing. You can expect to take part in the lessons - there won't be a moment when you are not directly involved.

Support from your teacher

Your teachers create a relaxed and informal classroom environment and are trained to deliver constant support, feedback and care throughout your time with us. This focus on support and encouragement will build your confidence as you advance towards fluency.

Authentic materials

As well as using text books, teachers supplement lessons with authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and CD's. All of which will give you a clearer understanding of how English is really used.

Last updated Feb 2018

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About the School

Whether you learn English for school, university or English for the workplace, we have an English course that is perfect for your needs.

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