General English Courses

General English Courses

Our General English courses are designed for motivated students who wish to develop their overall English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as grammar. We believe that in order to improve your language to its best potential, all of these areas are important, with the principal goal being good communication ability.

Each day, you will work towards different objectives, meaning you can track your progress on a daily basis.  At the end of each week (usually every Friday), you will spend part of the lesson taking a progress-check assessment.  This will give you the opportunity to recognise the areas where you are doing well and those where you would benefit from further study.  Your teacher will also offer feedback following the test and will be available to answer any specific questions.

We use the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) to measure student progress.  It takes about 180 – 200 learning hours with a teacher to move from one level of English to the next level.  So, to complete one level of English, you can expect to study 12 weeks.  It is important to remember that this is a general guide, and that your level of progress will depend on many factors, for example your language learning background and the amount of time you can practise English outside class.

General English 15 hours>

On the General English 15 hour course, you will work from a coursebook as well as other materials given to you by your teacher, and you will learn and practise English skills in reading, writing, listening and grammar with a lot of time for speaking and pronunciation practice. You will study as part of a group with students who are at the same/similar level to you and classes are designed to be fun and interactive.

 

Course dates Start any Monday during the year
* See note below about school closure dates.
Class times Monday to Friday
9:00 – 12:15 ( includes a 15 minute break).
Private study periods 8:30-9:00  and 12:15-16:30
The computer room is open for self-study access.                    
Teacher-led hours per week 15
Non-teaching days/School closure dates The school is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

 In 2018, the school opens on Monday 8th January and will close on Friday 21st December.
The school is also closed for all public holidays. Public holidays are:
Friday 30th March
Monday 2nd April
Monday 7th May
Monday 28th May
Monday 27th August
Minimum enrolment age 16
Maximum class size 12 (September to June) 14 in summer (July and August).
Minimum course length Students must join for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Levels available A1-C1 ( Beginner level subject to availability)
You will take a level assessment on your first day at school.  Following this, the Director of Studies will place you in the correct level class.
Assessment Weekly progress test and a one-one tutorial every 6 weeks.
Certificate Yes. You will receive the school certificate at the end of your course if you achieve a minimum of 80% attendance.
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General English 25 hours>

Students who choose our 25-hour General English programme will study in the General English 15 hour course in the morning and will then return to classes in the afternoon to study on our  ‘Language for Life programme’. 
Language for Life classes are designed to be fun and interesting while helping you to become more confident with using English in real life situations. In these sessions you will learn new vocabulary and phrases, practise real life situations, make presentations and visit local places of interest to practise the English you have learnt in the lesson. Your teacher will use a range of materials during the lesson and the main focus is on speaking, listening, pronunciation and using language in a real-life context.

Course dates Start any Monday during the year
* See note below about school closure dates.
Class times

Monday to Friday
Lesson 1
9:00 – 12:15 ( includes a 15 minute break)
Lesson 2
13:15-15:15

Private study periods 8:30-9:00  and 13:15-16:30
The computer room is open for self-study access.                  
Teacher-led hours per week 25
Non-teaching days/School closure dates The school is closed on Saturdays and Sundays

 In 2018, the school opens on Monday 8th January and will close on Friday 21st December.
The school is also closed for all public holidays. Public holidays are:
Friday 30th March
Monday 2nd April
Monday 7th May
Monday 28th May
Monday 27th August
Minimum enrolment age 16
Maximum class size 12 (September to June) 14 in summer (July and August).
Minimum course length Students must join for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Levels available A1-C1 ( Beginner level subject to availability)
You will take a level assessment on your first day at school.  Following this, Director of Studies will place you in the correct level class.
Assessment Weekly progress test and a one-one tutorial every 6 weeks.
Certificate Yes. You will receive the school certificate at the end of your course if you achieve a minimum of 80% attendance.
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General English Part-Time>

 

If you would like to study English but you need some flexibility then a General English part-time course is perfect for you. As you will be joining the main full-time programme but with reduced hours, it is important that you speak to us before booking your course so you fully understand what you can expect from your studies.

  You can choose from 6, 9, 10 or 12 hours of teacher-led study per week and when we understand your availability and your requirements we can offer you a suitable timetable.

Please note that part-time courses are not always available.

Course dates Start any Monday during the year
* See note below about school closure dates.
Class times Dependent on agreed part-time timetable
Private study periods 8:30-9:00  and 13:15-16:30
The computer room is open for self-study access.                  
Teacher-led hours per week Dependent on agreed part-time timetable
Non-teaching days/School closure dates The school is closed on Saturdays and Sundays

 In 2018, the school opens on Monday 8th January and will close on Friday 21st December.
The school is also closed for all public holidays. Public holidays are:
Friday 30th March
Monday 2nd April
Monday 7th May
Monday 28th May
Monday 27th August
Minimum enrolment age 16
Maximum class size 12 (September to June) 14 in summer (July and August).
Minimum course length Students must join for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Levels available A1-C1 ( Beginner level subject to availability)
You will take a level assessment on your first day at school.  Following this, Director of Studies will place you in the correct level class. 
Assessment Dependent on agreed part-time timetable
Certificate Yes. You will receive the school certificate at the end of your course if you achieve a minimum of 80% attendance.
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