English Language

0-7 Elementary
8-11 Pre-intermediate
12-15 Intermediate
16-19 Upper-intermediate
20+ Advanced

Our General English courses aim to improve your ability to use English by developing your core language skills – speaking, listening, writing and reading. As well as developing your English skills for international communication, we also include lots of natural, (British) English, drawing on the local area and British culture.

A large part of language development is confidence; this is why we designed our lessons to build your confidence and provide you with lots of opportunities to use the English you are learning.

Choose how many hours a week you would like to study depending on the intensity that you would like to study at.

  • General English Course – 15 hours
  • Intensive English Course – 20 hours (choose the skills classes that you want to specialise in)
  • Super Intensive English Course – 30 hours (choose the skills classes that you want to specialise in)

 

A QUICK GLANCE

 

Level Beginner (CEFR A1) to Advance (CEFR C1)
Class Hours 15, 20 or 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Time Morning or Afternoon
Course Duration 2 – 45 weeks
Start Date Any Monday (Tuesday on Bank Holidays)
Minimum Age 16
Class Size Min 6 – Max 15

 

PROGRESS

Your progress is assessed weekly by your class teacher. You will also have a tutorial every 8 weeks, when you can discuss your progress one-to-one with your teacher.

When you are ready, you will progress to the next level that is appropriate for you. We usually expect you to spend 10-12 weeks in one level, but it depends on the individual.

 

ADDITIONAL SKILL COURSES

  • Conversation and pronunciation practice
  • Exam preparation (IELTS and Cambridge)
  • English for Business Success (* additional fees may apply)

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally recognised qualification and entry requirement for Universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, established over 21 years ago. It is also widely used by governments as a language proficiency guide when issuing work visas and is recognised by professional organizations.

For this reason the IELTS course is ideal for people who want to apply to a UK university and need to achieve their desired score in the IELTS test.

AIM OF THE COURSE

Our programmen is focused on expanding the students’ ability to both understand and use complex academic language incorporating General English to improve grammar, vocabulary and communicative skills.

We will help you to develop your exam technique so that you know how to approach the tasks, what the examiners are looking for and how to prepare effectively. You will also be provided with extensive examples of good and bad answers to ensure that you fully understand all the do’s and don’ts of the IELTS exam.

You will learn many important tips such as (could this be a drop down):

  • How to approach the tasks / questions
  • What the examiners are looking for
  • What to do (& what not to do!)
  • How to prepare for the writing tasks
  • How to manage your time in the exam
  • Examples of good and bad answers

 

A QUICK GLANCE

 

Level Intermediate (CEFR B2) to Advance (CEFR C1)
Class Hours 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Time Morning or Afternoon
Course Duration 2 – 45 weeks
Start Date Any Monday (Tuesday on Bank Holidays)
Minimum Age 16
Class Size Min 6 – Max 15

 

Trinity Graded Exams in Spoken English

The Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) is useful to show evidence of your speaking and listening skills. The GESE is different to Cambridge ESOL and IELTS exams because there is no reading or writing paper. Instead, each candidate has a short speaking test with a registered examiner. The results are available on the day of the exam and the certificates are sent a few weeks after. The GESE at grade 2 is a UKBA-approved exam for spouse/settlement visa applicants.

Length: Flexible 

Start date: Any Monday

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world”. ‒ Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) test candidates` ability in listening and speaking. Trinity College London’s Graded Examinations in Spoken English are for learners whose native language is not English. Candidates must be aged five years or above at the time of the examination. There is no upper age limit. The examinations only last several minutes and candidates can usually expect provisional results on the same day. With 12 grades available, there is a grade to suit every candidate. The number of tasks depends on the level at which students enter the examination. Learners can choose to take the spoken examinations on their own or at key points in their learning program

Depending on the grade a candidate will be tested in several short conversations on various topics. For example:

Grade 2 (equivalent to CEFR A1 – accepted by the UKBA for UK Spouse/Partner visa purposes.)

Exam: 6 minute conversation with examiner. Candidates will be expected to:

♦ Understand short, simple questions, requests and statements

♦ Respond with appropriate actions and positive and negative short form answers

♦ Contribute to the conversation using memorised phrases and short statement

♦ Use a basic range of words and simple phrases related to personal details and situations

♦ Ask for very basic personal information, e.g. about possession Grade 7 (equivalent to CEFR B2 / First Certificate English / IELTS 5.5)

Exam: The examination consists of three assessed phases:

Candidate-led discussion of a topic prepared by the candidate (up to 5 minutes) Interactive task (up to 4 minutes)

Conversation on two subject areas selected by the examiner (up to 5 minutes).

Candidates will be expected to

♦ understand complex and extended speech used in the discussion of reasonably familiar subjects

♦ communicate with some spontaneity and engage in extended conversation by giving clear

descriptions and expressing and explaining views on most general subjects

♦ initiate, maintain and end the discourse with effective turn-taking

♦demonstrate a sufficient range of language to produce stretches of discourse, using some

complex sentence forms and without much searching for words, while correcting most of his or her mistakes.

Trinity ESOL qualifications are accredited by the UK Qualifications and Curriculum AuthorityQCA, and its respective partners in Wales and Northern Ireland. They are listed in the UK`s UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Services) guide to qualifications acceptable as evidence of English language competency.

UCAS considers an English language competency equivalent to NQF Levels 1 or 2 as appropriate for entry to UK Higher Education. The

UCAS guides list the following Trinity ESOL qualifications acceptable as evidence of proficiency in English.

QCA CEFR Trinity Cambridge IELTS

NQF Level GESE ESOL

Entry 1 A1 Grades 2 – –

Entry 2 A2 Grades 3&4 KET 3.0

Entry 3 B1 Grades 5&6 PET 4.0

Level 1 B2 Grades 7,8&9 FCE 5.5

Level 2 C1 Grades 10&11 CAE 6.5

Level 3 C2 Grades 12 CPE 7.5

Grades 4, 6, 8, and 11 of the spoken exams correspond to the oral components of the ISE0, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III respectively.

Class contact Classes are 3 hours daily, total 15 hours per week

Monday – Friday

Morning 09.00 – 12.15 / Lunchtime 12.00 – 15.15 / Afternoon 15.00 – 18.15 (This includes a fifteen-minute break.)

1  to 1 English Our 1 to 1 courses offer you your own private tutor with a focus on your preferred learning methods and personalised course programme. Focus on pronunciation, listening, grammar, note-taking, business and work situations. The lessons can even be geared around subject matter which interests you.  Length: 1-52 weeks Start date: Any Monday 10/15/20 hours between two to five days a week, at a time of your choosing. Lessons can be in the class, the computer lab or out and about in London, visiting famous landmarks. Classes can be textbook-based or mainly conversation, depending on your needs and the teacher’s judgement.

  • Flexible programme based on a GLC needs analysis
  • Conversation with experienced and qualified native speakers
  • Your mistakes corrected and explained, with continuous feedback
  • Useful vocabulary on topics you have chosen
  • Friendly and professional atmosphere
  • Very competitive prices

Conversation and Pronunciation     Our English for Conversation and Pronunciation courses are designed for students who want to express themselves more fluently and clearly in spoken English. Discussion subjects for developing conversational skills include current affairs, education, attitudes and beliefs, relationships and global problems. Teaching focuses on different aspects of English pronunciation, including intonation, stress patterns and individual sounds. Length: 1-52 weeks Start date: Any Monday

  • Flexible programme based on a GLC needs analysis
  •  Conversation with experienced and qualified native speakers
  •  Your mistakes corrected and explained, with continuous feedback
  •  Useful vocabulary on topics you have chosen
  •  Specific pronunciation issues analysed.
  •  Focus on stress, intonation, individual sounds and elision
  •  Friendly and professional atmosphere

Very competitive prices

Evening English Language Courses

General English evening classes are ideal if you work during the day, or for students looking to take extra English classes in the evening.

Our evening course covers core English language skills with an emphasis on improving your fluency and building confidence when speaking English.

Flexible English Classes

Before English classes begin you’ll be asked to take a short test. This will allow your teacher to assess your language ability and ensure that you are placed in a class that provides the correct English language level for you.

The content of our English evening classes is structured around the specific needs of students; exercises focus on developing the English language skills needed in formal work based situations as well as social scenarios.

Innovative language teaching

Our highly experienced English teaching staff use set course books, which they supplement with learning materials they have developed, tried and tested themselves in English classes.

These include using newspaper articles, magazine stories, YouTube videos and movies to help students develop practical English language skills.

Evening English courses at Global London College, as well as being effective, are designed to be stimulating and social.

Evening class information

Maximum General English class size – 10

Minimum student age for General English courses – 16 years +

Language level for General English courses – beginners to advanced Level (CEF C2)

General English evening class schedule

4 hours lesson time per week

Classes can be taken for 4, 8 or 12 weeks

Evening classes take place Monday and Wednesday evenings, 18.30 – 20.30 including a 10 minute break

General English evening course includes:

Language level test and provision of study materials

Regular personal assessment with your English teacher

Advice for self-study

 

IELTS

IELTS evening classes are ideal if students looking to take extra IELTS preparation classes in the evening to gain a broader range of skills.

Combine IELTS Exam preparation with a Special Focus class on speaking and one other language skill from: Grammar, listening, vocabulary, writing or reading.

IELTS Plus information

Maximum IELTS Plus class size – 10

Minimum student age for IELTS Plus course – 16 years +

Applicants required to take a pre-course entry test

Entry level language for IELTS Plus courses – B1 Mid-intermediate (IELTS 4.5-5.0) B2 Upper-intermediate (IELTS 5.0-5.5) B2+ Pre Advanced (IELTS 5.5-6.0)

IELTS Plus schedule

4 hours lesson time per week

Classes can be taken for 4, 8 or 12 weeks or longer on student request.

Evening classes take place Monday and Wednesday evenings, 18.30 – 20.30 including a 10 minute break

IELTS Plus includes:

Self-study advice and teacher assessments

Course books, past papers other learning materials provided

 

For more information please contact us.

Tel: 02075837626

Email: info@glcollege.org.uk

Website: www.glcollege.org.uk