English Course Description

General English

Our General English courses are from Elementary to Upper-Intermediate level.  Classes focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Each class follows a course book and teachers also use their own materials in lessons.

Elementary (CEFR Level A2). In this course you will learn how to: 

  • Understand and use simple vocabulary, sentences, expressions, and basic phrases useful for everyday life in the UK. 
  • Introduce yourself, ask and answer questions about personal details and daily needs – such as where you live, family information, shopping, eating, the local area, entertainment, and working.
  • Read and understand straightforward information and simple texts
  • Be able to complete forms and write short texts related to personal information

Pre-Intermediate (CEFR A2). In this course you will learn how to: 

  • Understand and communicate in familiar situations, using sentences
  • Start to manage most situations related to living and travelling, to describe or express your opinion on topics of personal interest such as experiences, events, hopes and ambitions, and express opinions, reasons, and plans
  • Read and understand information on familiar topics
  • Write simple formal letters and text on familiar matters

Intermediate (CEFR Level B1)
By this level you will be becoming more fluent and will be able to speak more spontaneously with English-speaking people. This course progresses to using new and more challenging words and sentence structures. 

The aim of the course is to teach you to:

  • Understand topical matters, and explain your opinions and advantages and disadvantages of a situation
  • Read and understand routine information and articles and the meaning of information in a familiar area
  • Produce written work on a range of subjects

Upper Intermediate (CEFR Level B2)
The course is ideal for students who want to learn English for work or study, and to communicate more effectively with native speakers.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Express your opinion and hold discussions with native speakers on a fairly wide variety of topics with a level of fluency and spontaneity that makes communication possible without strain. 
  • Understand people speaking English on radio and television, and understand the main points of complex pieces of writing.
  • Understand and write, clear and detailed text on a wide range of subjects, both concrete and abstract, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation, and express advantages and disadvantages of different points of view.