General English

Overview

Our General English courses have been comprehensibly developed to help improve all your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  With each lesson we have one clear objective, to bring you closer to attaining the goals you set out to achieve.

Your teacher will monitor your progress and provide you with direct guidance and positive feedback as you gain more confidence communicating in English.

Having the option to learn English with a native teacher is the best way to learn the language, enabling you to learn correct pronunciation, as well as a natural flow of phrasing.

In addition, a focus on grammar and vocabulary will help improve your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, building confidence and security in your ability to communicate in English.

Curriculum

A Basic User

General English A2 Key (Waystage or elementary)

This qualification is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in simple situations.

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

The above course runs for approximately 120 hours, over a period of 30 weeks, consisting of two-hour long lessons twice a week.

B Independent User

General English B1 Preliminary (Threshold or intermediate)

This is an intermediate-level qualification for those who have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The above course runs for approximately 120 hours, over a period of 30 weeks, consisting of two-hour long lessons twice a week.

General English B2 First (Vantage or upper intermediate)

This qualification shows you have the language skills needed to communicate confidently in an English-speaking environment.

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The above course runs for approximately 120 hours, over a period of 30 weeks, consisting of two-hour long lessons twice a week.

C Proficient User

General English C1 Advanced (Effective operational proficiency or advanced)

This is proof of high-level achievement in English and the ideal qualification to prepare you for university or professional life.

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

The above course runs for approximately 120 hours, over a period of 30 weeks, consisting of two-hour long lessons twice a week.

General English C2 Proficiency (Mastery or proficiency)

This is our highest level qualification and it shows the world you have mastered English to an exceptional level.

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

The above course runs for approximately 120 hours, over a period of 30 weeks, consisting of two-hour long lessons twice a week.

Reviews

General English

5.0 rating

Signed up with some hesitation for General English. I never expected an online course to be so good. Very professional and the teacher was so experienced. They really know what they’re doing. Quality work!

George

General English

5.0 rating

It’s been an exciting course with a great teacher helping me all the way. The online environment was great, the lessons never boring. Thanks!

Emily

Classes Available

General A2

General English A2 Key

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General B1

General English B1 Preliminary

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General B2

General English B2 First

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General C1

General English C1 Advanced

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Private

Private Classes

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