General English Courses
We provide our students with a number of options in General English courses to suit all needs and budgets.
General English forms the core of our teaching programme. Morning classes are based around a coursebook lesson, followed by a Speaking & Listening class. Afternoon and intensive courses offer you the chance to focus on specific language areas and may include afternoon options depending on your learning needs and preferences.
- Start dates - Any Monday
- Course levels - Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)
- Class size - Average 11, maximum 14
- Course duration - 2-48 weeks
- Minimum age - 16 years
- Lesson duration - 50 minutes
Morning General English G20AM
Course description: This course is very popular among our students and includes 15 coursebook lessons a week and 5 Speaking & Listening lessons per week. All lessons are teacher-led, dynamic and cover the four main skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Intensive General English G25
Course description: The course includes 15 coursebook lessons, 5 Speaking & Listening lessons and 2 extra afternoon sessions per week.
Afternoon General English G15PM
Course description: Our low-cost afternoon programme. On this course you experience the usual guarantee of British Study Centres high-quality teaching and small classes, but at a reduced price. We are able to offer a lower price in the afternoons as we have more classroom capacity at this time.
General English Plus Business English Course
Course description: This course consists of 15, 20, or 25 lessons of General English and 10 (London) or 5 (Oxford & Brighton) lessons per week of specialised Business English in the afternoon
This practical course is designed to both improve your level of English and widen your knowledge of specific vocabulary in a work context and business situations.
The business English component covers but is not limited to meetings, negotiations, advertising, marketing, presentations, business communication, decision making and many other topics.
Whether you are required to take an IELTS, TOEIC or TOEFL exam to enter a university in the UK or wish to study towards obtaining the FCE or CAE Cambridge certificate, we can provide the right exam preparation course for you.
IELTS Preparation Courses
Course description: A combination of 15 lessons of specialist IELTS preparation and 5 lessons of Speaking & Listening. For an intensive course, add 5 or 10 extra lessons per week of afternoon options.IELTS is an increasingly popular exam taken by students who plan to study at university in the UK, either for a first degree or a Master's. We offer a bespoke course which helps you prepare for the exam.
General English Plus TOEIC or TOEFL Preparation
Our TOEIC and TOEFL courses are designed to both improve your overall fluency and focus on perfecting your examination skills.
The programmes have weekly start dates and include a combination of 20 lessons of General English and either 2 private exam preparation lessons per week throughout the year or 5 lessons per week in mini-groups in summer. Course description: A combination of 20 lessons of General English and 2 one-to-one lessons per week in which you can focus on exam practice techniques with your teacher.
Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses
Our preparation courses for the world-famous University of Cambridge exams are offered at First (FCE) and Advanced (CAE) levels and give you the opportunity to study for an internationally-recognised qualification.
The aim of these courses is to give the student the necessary grounding to enable them to pass the exam, and also to have learned a lot of English.
In addition, you will do a lot of work on areas of general English, so you certainly will not spend all your time doing practice exams. At the end of the course we want you to pass the exam but also to have learned a lot of English and to have enjoyed your stay.
If the pre-test is successful, we will enrol you on the course, but entry still depends on you performing to the same level on the placement test you take at the school on arrival.
Assessment & Mock Exams
In addition to regular assessment during the course, you will also do at least one complete practice exam of all five exam papers. Our academic team will also coach you through the practice interview (paper 5) and offer you help, support and expert tips for the big day.
Our exam preparation classes may include non-exam students of the same level. Some parts of the exam may be taken before the end of the course.
Pre-Arrival Online Courses
General English Plus Cookery
Students who are passionate about cooking can take advantage of this unique course and combine morning English lessons with afternoon or evening cooking lessons at a local food and kitchen shop.
Cookery lessons will take place at a local food and kitchen shop where anyone can learn to cook and make great food. This course aims to help the novice cook become more confident at preparing a meal and also to inspire the competent cook when creating a dish. The emphasis is to empower cooks of every level. Work stations at the kitchen shop are usually shared with one other participant, making this an excellent opportunity to further practise your English.
General English Plus Football
Combine morning English lessons with football coaching at West Ham Memorial Grounds.
As well as training three afternoons per week, each weekend all students on the course will play a competitive game. Sessions are conducted by UEFA qualified coaches. All students receive a shirt, shorts and tracksuit. Football boots, shin pads and socks are not provided. Students will also receive a certificate at the end of their course