General English

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)




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  Max 15



Your progress is assessed every two weeks by your class teacher. You will also have a tutorial every 4 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.



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