General English

Course Overview

General English is our most popular course to learn English and improve your English. Our teachers design interactive and stimulating classes with clear aims and outcomes, all at our school here in West London. 

We teach all levels including beginner English, advanced English and proficiency. You can also choose to combine General English with IELTS exam preparation, First certificate in English or Advanced Certificate in English.

All our general English classes are based on the communicative approach. This means there is a strong focus on speaking and listening skills, as well as reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

Because the classes are learner-centered, you are given the opportunity to practice everything related to language with students from all over the world. Our Academic Team select relevant and interesting coursebooks that change each term (12 or 13 weeks for full-time courses and 25 weeks for part-time courses) to ensure you receive a variety of language input.

Key Facts

  • English level: A1 –C2*
  • Minimum age: 16    
  • Average age: 18-35
  • Minimum course length: 1 week
  • Start date: any Monday
  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12)

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It is easy to apply for an online course. You can book online or you can download our application form and email it to us. To know your level, take the test here.

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General English Mornings
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-12.15 (break 10.45-11.00)

3 taught hours per day, 5 days a week

General English Afternoons
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12.45-3.15 (break 14.00-14.10)
 
 

2 hrs 20 mins taught hours, 3 days a week

General English Intensive
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-12.15 (break 10.45-11.00)
12.45-3.15 (break 14.00-14.10)
 
 

22 taught hours per week

General English Exam Intensive (plus Academic IELTS or Cambridge Exam Preparation)
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-12.15 (break 10.45-11.00)
12.45-3.15 (break 14.15-14.30)
 
 

24 taught hours per week

General English Evenings
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
18:00-20:30 (break 19:15-19:30)  
 
 

4.5 taught hours, 2 days a week

General English Saturdays
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:00-13:15 (break 11:45-12:00)          

3 taught hours

  • To improve and develop your speaking fluency, accuracy and pronunciation
  • To practise listening skills to help you understand and respond to real-life situations
  • Increase your vocabulary in a wide range of topics such as holidays, sport, technology, nature, food and drink and transport
  • Improve, develop and practise English grammar and gain confidence when using it in writing and in speaking
  • Develop reading skills including skim reading and reading for detail
  • Learn writing techniques for a range of formal and informal situations
  • Learn self-study techniques to help you study independently outside the classroom
  • Monthly progress tests and progress reports
  • A combo (coursebook and workbook) (additional £25)
  • You can attend Thursday conversation class for a discounted fee
  • You can add IELTS afternoon class for a discounted fee (if you are in B2 or above)
Weeks Hours per weeks 1-2 weeks 3-4 weeks 5-9 weeks 10-16 weeks 17-23 weeks 24-35 weeks 36+ weeks
General English mornings 15 £155 £150 £140 £130 £125 £120 £115
General English afternoons 7 £70 £65 £60 £55 £50 £45 £45
General English Intensive 22 £210 £205 £190 £175 £170 £160 £150
General English Intensive IELTS (plus Academic IELTS Exam Preparation) 24 £245 £230 £210 £200 £190 £180 £170
General English Evenings 4.5 £45 £45 £40 £35 £30 £25 £25
General English Saturdays 3 £35 £35 £30 £28 £28 £25 £25