ELC Programs

The General English course focuses on improving your all-round English and in particular your communication skills. Our focus is on students interacting and communicating with each other and getting you to use the language you learn to make you more fluent and confident in English.

Why General English?

  • Learn to communicate effectively in English
  • Great nationality mix
  • Dynamic teachers
  • Fast progress
  • Wide variety of special interest classes

Levels Offered

  • Elementary - Advanced

Course Length

  • 2 - 52 weeks

Start Dates

  • Any Monday
  • Day and evening courses

Class Size

  • Maximum 16 (average 13)
  • (Premium course includes 1:1 lessons)

The Course

To help you interact and communicate, our teachers will give you the language you need as well as feedback to ensure all students will make fast progress. Our coursebooks and digital resources are based on the latest research into English as it is really used in everyday situations.

Course levels

  • Elementary
  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced

Course types

Intensive General English (day)

Our day classes are our most popular option for students enrolling from overseas. They offer full immersion and the chance to engage with other students throughout the day, to have full access to school services and to participate in our English Extras classes and social activities. Depending on your level you will follow one of these day timetables:
Mon-Thurs
8.00am – 2.45pm
8.30am – 3.30pm
9.15am – 4.00pm
Fridays
Choice of optional classes

All classes have one hour for lunch and two short breaks.

15hrs

General English

5hrs

Special Focus Modules

5hrs

English Extras

2hrs

Bonus Class


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Major Course: 75 minutes Weekly progress test Vocabulary & speaking Pronunciation Writing English Extras : 90 mins
Break Break Break Break Break Break
Major Course: 75 minutes Natural English & extended speaking Grammar Speaking and listening Speaking English Extras : 90 mins
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Break
Major Course: 75 minutes Grammar Vocabulary Vocabulary Grammar English Extra : 120 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break
Special Focus Module: 75 minutes Vocabulary & listening Speaking & pronunciation Grammar & listening Extended communicative task
Break Break Break
Bonus Class: 60 minutes Conversation Class Conversation Class
Sample timetable only
Intensive General English (evening)

Evening classes are a popular choice with students who are working during the day. Our city centre location, directly opposite the train station, makes it easy for students to travel between work and school.
Mon-Fri
5.00pm – 9.20pm (with one 20-minute break)
NB: English Extras are compulsory

18hrs

General English

2hrs

English Extras


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4.00-5.00pm Study centre available Study centre available Study centre available Study centre available Study centre available
5.00-7.00pm Weekly progress test Grammar Speaking Writing skills Listening
7.00-7.20pm Break Break Break Break Break
7.20-8.20pm Natural English & extended speaking Listening & speaking Reading Vocabulary English Extra
8.20-9.20pm Vocabulary & speaking Reading Writing Speaking English Extra
Sample timetable only
Semi Intensive General English (day)

This part-time course is ideal for students who want to combine study and sightseeing. Students take the major course (mornings) only. This is not available to student visa holders.

15hrs

General English


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Major Course: 75 minutes Weekly progress test Vocabulary & speaking Listening & speaking Vocabulary & speaking No classes on Fridays
Break Break Break Break Break
Major Course: 75 minutes Natural English & extended speaking Grammar Reading & vocabulary Writing skills
Break Break Break Break Break
Major Course: 75 minutes Grammar Listening Writing Grammar
Sample timetable only
Premium General English (day)

The Premium course combines group study with one-to-one lessons, which will allow you to focus on even more specific areas as well as make faster progress.

15hrs

General English

5hrs

One to One Lesson

5hrs

English Extras

2hrs

Bonus Class


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Major Course: 75 minutes Weekly progress test Vocabulary & speaking Listening & speaking Vocabulary & speaking English Extras : 90 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break Break
Major Course: 75 minutes Natural English & extended speaking Grammar Reading & vocabulary Writing skills English Extras : 90 minutes
Break Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Break
Major Course: 75 minutes Grammar Reading & vocabulary Grammar Reading English Extra : 120 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break
Special Focus Module: 75 minutes 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson
Break Break Break
Bonus Class: 60 minutes Conversation Class Conversation Class
Sample timetable only
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