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General English

Half Day Standard GE-15

Students usually choose this course for both professional and academic purposes.

This English language course focuses on the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. In this class, you will practise your English a lot, interact with others and have fun! Teachers are there to help you do your best and improve your language skills; they will ensure that you have all the necessary tools to progress. There is a lot of interaction among the students and with the teacher who will make sure that you feel comfortable with expressing yourself in the classroom.

Half Day Standard GE-20

These English language classes combine half-day standard GE-15 plus five additional workshop lessons. During the first session, you will improve your English language abilities using the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The five additional workshop lessons are designed to focus on a specific skill. Students can choose from writing and grammar, exam preparation or fluency. These are an opportunity to receive extra tuition and to practise skills further.

Half Day Standard GE-25

These English language classes combine half-day standard GE-15 plus 10 additional workshop lessons. During the first session, you will improve your English language abilities using the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The 10 additional workshop lessons are designed to focus on a specific skill. Students can choose two workshops from the three on offer which are writing and grammar, exam preparation or fluency.

Full Day Intensive GE-30

This General English course is made up of two GE-15 sessions totalling six 45-minute lessons. It starts at 9am and finishes at 4:30pm with a break between 11:30am and 2pm.

The programme is challenging and intense and is designed for serious students with limited time. Students benefit from using English for most of the day. They have the added benefit of receiving tuition from different teachers, studying with a variety of students within a short time-frame and using two different study books appropriate for their level.

Full Day Intensive GE-35

This General English course is made up of two GE-15 sessions totalling six 45-minute lessons plus five additional workshop lessons. It starts at 9am and finishes at 4:30pm with a 90-minute break. The five additional workshop lessons are designed to focus on a specific skill. Students can choose from writing and grammar, exam preparation or fluency.

The programme is challenging and intense and is designed for serious students with limited time.
Students benefit from using English for most of the day. They have the added benefit of receiving tuition from different teachers, studying with a variety of students within a short time-frame and using two different study books appropriate for their level.

Full Day Intensive GE-40

This General English course is made up of two GE-15 sessions totalling six 45-minute lessons plus 10 additional workshop lessons. It starts at 9am and finishes at 4:30pm with some breaks between lessons. The additional workshop classes are designed to focus on a specific skill. Students can choose two workshops from the three on offer which are writing and grammar, exam preparation and fluency. The programme is challenging and intense and is designed for serious students with limited time. Students benefit from using English for most of the day. They have the added benefit of receiving tuition from different teachers, studying with a variety of students within a short time-frame and using two different study books appropriate for their level.

Evening English

All our part-time English courses take place in the evening, during the week. They are for those who cannot take full-time courses. The syllabus is based on our General English courses and is focused on improving the four language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. You will practise your speaking in different fields, such as social English, formal and informal varieties of the language and English for interviews, discussions and debates. Your listening will be improved while interacting with your teacher and other students inside and outside the class, also by watching short documentaries and analysing recorded conversations. Your teacher will use newspapers, stories and other material to help you improve your reading ability and you will learn how to write emails and formal and informal letters in English to improve your writing skills.

Courses are run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and consist of a programme of four, eight or 12 weeks.

On your first day, before you start your course, you will need to take a placement test. This is a writing and speaking test so we can analyse your needs and place you in the right level.
Courses are open to any European student or non-European students with a valid student visa.

Specialist Topics

English Language for Teachers

The course combines 15 lessons of General English to increase your language skills depending on your level, plus five lessons of one-to-one tuition, focused on improving your skills in teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Students will improve their own language skills and study different approaches and theories in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning and teaching, and practical suggestions for the classroom. The course includes a detailed needs analysis of each student and then covers topics including English phonology, grammar, improving classroom dynamics, using technology in the classroom and utilising authentic materials.

Medical English

The course combines 15 lessons of General English to increase your language skills depending on your level and five lessons of one-to-one tuition focused on improving your command of the specialist terminology used in the English-speaking medical community. The syllabus is negotiated with the student to allow the course to be tailored to meet individual student needs. The course focuses on developing presentation skills, as well as reading medical texts and writing reports. This course is a popular option for students seeking English instruction to support their future career objectives.

English for Academic Purposes

This course is usually taken by those who wish to pursue their studies in a British university. The programme combines General English courses and modules with a focus on academic English. You will study 15 lessons per week of General English and five lessons of specialised university preparation and you will be expected to spend considerable extra time on research and homework tasks. The one-to-one classes are particularly intensive and are a popular option for those who are ready to work hard to support their academic objectives. The course will allow you to learn about first-year academic programmes at British universities and develop your academic and self-directed study techniques. You will also upgrade your language skills to a level of proficiency that will enable you to participate effectively in undergraduate studies in the UK. The course includes English language training, cross-cultural studies, learner training, and is made up of three 12-week modules which increase in complexity. You will also spend time preparing for the IELTS exam for entry into a British university.

Cultural Studies

The course combines 15 lessons of General English to increase your language skills, depending on your level, and five lessons of one-to-one tuition focused on deepening your understanding of British history and culture while studying the language. You will develop your language skills through the study of subjects in which you have a particular interest while gaining an understanding of the social, cultural and historical context of the English language.

This English language course consists of three modules:

Life and Literature

A study of major British authors, dramatists and poets, from Shakespeare to the modern age.

Taking Issue

You will gain a deeper understanding of social and political issues that shape modern Britain, including the monarchy, relations with Europe and Northern Ireland.

Britain Now

You will study works of modern British writers such as Dylan Thomas and Philip Larkin, as well as films and songwriters from the seventies to modern times. This is an exciting opportunity to examine and debate the content and themes of these works and what they reveal about British people.

Business English

General Business English

If you are planning to work in a company where English is the main language, this course is for you! The lessons focus on acquiring general business English vocabulary and language skills in an office environment. The course combines 15 lessons of General English, to increase your language skills depending on your level, and five lessons in smaller groups or on a one-to-one basis. These lessons focus on increasing business English capabilities by practising with your dedicated teacher how to handle different situations where business English is used, such as in interviews, meetings, presentations and phone calls.

Tourism Industry English

This is one of the fastest-growing service sectors in the world. If you are planning to work in the tourism and travel industry, then this course is for you!

The course combines 15 lessons of General English, to increase your language skills depending on your level, and five lessons in smaller groups or on a one-to-one basis. These smaller group lessons in the second part of the day allow you to focus on language relevant to the field, and to familiarise yourself with some relevant aspects of the travel industry. You and your teacher will focus on acquiring vocabulary relevant to your field by using case studies and interacting with you on specific topics – this gives you the opportunity to practise using language in this field.

Choosing London as a location to learn Tourism Industry English is strategic if you are looking for job opportunities in a city which is often the most popular tourist destination in the world.

Marketing English


This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in marketing, an area of business that needs individuals who are effective and persuasive.

The course combines 15 lessons of general English, to increase your language skills depending on your level, and five lessons in smaller groups or on a one-to-one basis with an experienced teacher, who will be focused on your improvement and achievements throughout the course. These smaller group lessons in the second part of the day allow you to focus on the language relevant to the field.

General office English


On this course, you will acquire English language skills as used in a typical English-speaking office environment. The course combines 15 lessons of General English, to increase your language skills depending on your level, and five lessons in smaller groups or on a one-to-one basis. During these smaller group lessons a particular focus is placed on everyday interactions in multinational office settings where English is the primary language of business. The teacher simulates office environments and the most effective methods for communication in written and oral form in a variety of situations.

Import/Export English


This course covers typical communication challenges facing trading companies who deal with western companies, suppliers and trading partners in English. The course combines 15 lessons of General English, to increase your language skills depending on your level, and five lessons in smaller groups or on a one-to-one basis. During these smaller group lessons a particular focus is placed on every-day interactions. You will learn a lot of vocabulary and phrases related to your field and practise your English in order to enhance your language skills in this particular field.

Our workshops

In addition to your General English main session, you can choose from one of our various workshops. We offer a range of English language workshops to help students improve their language skills. These workshops are usually taken in the afternoons and are closely linked to the course books used in the main classes. They are an opportunity to receive extra tuition and to practise further skills being studied during the term. Workshop options include grammar, fluency, writing and exam preparation.

Working English Programme

This course combines a general English course with work experience in a number of sectors. You can choose between full or part time work experience.

Is it for you?

  • Are you are an EU student?
  • Do you want to improve your work place English?
  • Do you want to gain real life work experience?
  • Do you want to build up your CV?

What you will gain

  • Work experience
  • Better competence in English
  • Better understanding of the English working culture
  • Better opportunity to find a job
  • Certificate from your work placement

Sectors available for work experience

  • Secretarial and Administration
  • Information technology
  • Web Design and Development
  • Social media marketing
  • Marketing and sales
  • Human resources
  • Event management
  • Education