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General English

Course Description

Our General English courses provide you with the confidence and skills you need to communicate effectively in English and help build your confidence in communicating with native speakers. It is aimed at anyone looking to improve their everyday use of the language and will focus on practical activities centred on the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Who is it for?

Our General English Course covers all levels from beginner to advanced and all levels are taught by trained native speaking English teachers. The minimum age for this course is 16 years old. Upon arriving at the school you are given a placement test so that we can be sure that you are in the correct class.

Our approach is to provide a stimulating, fun and highly interactive environment in which you can develop your language skills. There is a particular emphasis on developing your communication skills on our General English course.

The General English course aims to:

  • Improve your all round English ability and confidence
  • Develop your vocabulary and functional language skills
  • Ensure student interaction and collaboration by using a communicative approach in classes

What to expect?

  • Weekly progress test on Fridays.
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Communication skills
  • Formal and informal speech
  • Taught by qualified native speaking teachers
  • Morning and afternoon classes
  • Free Wi-Fi


Your progress is assessed weekly by your class teacher. You will also have an end of unit test every Friday and an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) when you can discuss your progress one-to-one with your teacher.

When you are ready, you will progress to the next level that is appropriate for you. We usually expect you to spend 10-12 weeks on one level, but it depends on the individual.

What materials will I use?

We use only the latest course books and audio from major ELT publishers and supplement these with DVDs, online resources, and authentic materials. Our experienced teachers also create their own materials for classes, depending on the students’ interests and needs. The materials cost is £30 per level studied.

Who Should Apply

The programme is suitable for anyone looking to improve their English.





Monday to Friday
09:00 – 18.00
10:30 – 17:00

162-164 High Street,
Birmingham B12 0LD

Tel: +44 (0) 121 366 8953

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