General English Courses:
Monday to Friday (including breaks, see timetable for times)
Content: General English – work on:
On arrival at the school each student is given a placement test and an oral interview. When there are more than 15 students in a group we divide classes by level
of language ability. The levels for all General English classes are based on the CEFR, an international standard for describing language ability used around the world.
We aim to teach students at all levels from Beginner to Advanced. The levels are based upon The CEFR ( The Common European Framework of Reference for
Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe.
The six reference levels (see below) are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency.
Beginner (CEFR Pre-A1)
This structured course focuses on the particular needs of a beginner.
All essential basics of English grammar and vocabulary are covered so that students can join a group class at Elementary level and cope in a group situation.
Please note there are no group lessons available for Beginners unless students arrive as a closed group.
Elementary (CEFR A1)
Classes are focused on practical everyday English with lots of work on relevant vocabulary so that the student can participate in UK life and make the most of their visit.
Pre-Intermediate (CEFR A2)
Students acquire language very quickly at this level. All key grammatical structures are covered by the completion of this level and their bank of vocabulary increases.
Intermediate (CEFR B1)
At this level our students can express themselves confidently and are capable of having rewarding conversations with native speakers.
Upper-Intermediate (CEFR B2)
Students have an operational command of language at this stage and are capable of working on more complicated texts and interaction patterns. This leads to their English being used more effectively for professional or academic purposes.
Advanced (CEFR C1)
We can put together tailor made courses – with or without accommodation to fulfil any specific requirements you may have. We use qualified teacher (CELTA or equivalent and a degree) to carry out the tuition.
English Course objectives and syllabus