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
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate
  • 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 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
All classes have one hour for lunch and two short breaks.

Fridays
Choice of optional classes
9.00am – 10.30pm
11.00am – 12.30pm
1.15am – 3.15pm

15hrs

General English

5hrs

Special Focus Modules

5hrs

English Extras

2hrs

Bonus Class


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
8:30 - 9:45am Weekly progress test Vocabulary & speaking Pronunciation Writing English Extras : Conversation - 90 mins
Break Break Break Break Break Break
10-30-11:45am Natural English & extended speaking Grammar Speaking and listening Speaking English Extras : Career English - 90 mins
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Break
12:15-1:30am Grammar Vocabulary Vocabulary Grammar English Extra : Excursion - 120 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break
2:15-3:30pm Special Focus Modules Special Focus Modules Special Focus Modules Special Focus Modules
Break Break Break
4:00-5:00pm Conversation Bonus Class Conversation Bonus 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
7.20-9:20pm Natural English & extended speaking Listening & speaking Reading Vocabulary 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 (Monday to Thursday) only. This is not available to student visa holders.

15hrs

General English


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
8:30-9:15am Weekly progress test Vocabulary & speaking Listening & speaking Vocabulary & speaking
Break Break Break Break Break
10:30-11:45am Natural English & extended speaking Grammar Reading & vocabulary Writing skills
Break Break Break Break Break
12:15-1:30pm 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
8:00-9:15am Weekly progress test Vocabulary & speaking Listening & speaking Vocabulary & speaking English Extras : Career English - 90 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break Break
9:45-11:00am Natural English & extended speaking Grammar Reading & vocabulary Writing skills English Extras : Business English - 90 minutes
Break Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Break
11:45-1:00am Grammar Reading & vocabulary Grammar Reading English Extra : Excursion - 120 minutes
Break Break Break Break Break
1:30-2:45pm 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson 1:1 lesson
Break Break Break
4:00-5:00pm Conversation Class Conversation Class
Sample timetable only
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