General English Course

Students develop their English language through the practice of all the skills. They gain confidence building their vocabulary and improving their pronunciation and grammar by using a variety of media including lessons which are prepared based on the needs of the class. Classroom-based lessons provide opportunities for students to work individually, in pairs and in small groups. A certificate is awarded at the end of the course.

15 OR 23H

per week

for as long as



any Monday

(except public holidays)



9.00 - 10.30

& 11.00 - 12.30



13:30 -14:30

& 14:45 -15:45


  • Learn new vocabulary.
  • Improve understanding of English grammar and tenses.
  • Get lots of practice by using everyday ‘functional’ English.
  • Develop the core language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Receive regular assessments to ensure improvement throughout the course.
  • Meet people from other countries and cultures.
  • Make real progress and have a lot of fun!

Expected Benefits

  • Learn English from qualified, experienced teachers.
  • Practise listening to and speaking with native English speakers.
  • Increase ability to understand and be understood.
  • Use real English in everyday situations with confidence and improve language fluency.
  • Develop an individual learning plan (ILP) to match specific needs.
  • Get a certificate showing the level of language achieved and overall ability.


All levels of ability from A1 to C2* (CEFR scale) aged 16 or over. Students under the age of 16 can be accepted as part of a Closed Group.

* Subject to availability.



Maximum class size of 8 students. General English can be taken in combination
with other courses, for example, 15 hours of General English per week with 8 hours
of Exam Preparation.


outside the classroom the learning continues

Weekly social activities include:
  • Orientation walks around the city
  • English conversation club
  • Culture club
  • Social evenings in traditional English pubs
  • Live music and karaoke
  • Bowling evenings and pool competitions
  • Shopping trips
  • Evening meals at recommended local restaurants Optional weekend excursions for example, London, Stonehenge, Oxford, Tintagel and St Ives (bookable in advance).