General English Courses

GENERAL ENGLISH

General English Course

General English Classes are perfect to improve your English all round. In each lesson, the four primary skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking are developed and practiced.

Each class is 90 minutes long.

Classes are available morning and afternoon, Monday – Friday.

To see the best improvement in your English, we recommend that you study consistently for a course of regular classes for 12 weeks.

Who is the Beginners class for?

This General English course is for people who are just starting to learn English. You already know a few words, basic greetings, and a little bit of grammar, but you want a class to practise speaking and listening every day.

This class will focus on all five skills (Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing) and give you a solid foundation to understand English grammar, how to form sentences, and there will be lots of pronunciation practice.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to…

· Form simple positive and negative sentences about the past and present

· Ask questions and understand what question words mean (Who, What, Why…)

· Talk about your daily routines, and communication your basic needs

· Talk about things happening now using the present continuous

· Tell the time and say the date

· Use prepositions of time and place (in, on, at…)

· Identify things using “There is…/There are…”

· Understand when to use the articles “a/an/the”

· Give personal information either by speaking or completing a form

· Use the most common, high-frequency words in English

In the Beginners course, you will study the following topics.

Grammar

· How to use the verb “to be”

· How to ask questions with “Wh-“ words

· Word order in questions

· How to talk about possession

· How to use adverbs of frequency like “often, never, and sometimes”

· Using “There is/There are” to identify things

· Present Simple and Continuous

· Past Simple

· What regular and irregular verbs are

Vocabulary and Topics

· Numbers

· Days of the week

· Colours and common adjectives

· Countries and nationalities

· Family

· Food and drink

· Jobs and workplaces

· Clothes

· Holidays and travel

· Meeting new people

Who is the Elementary class for?

This Online General English course is for people who have already studied English a little and want to communicate better.

This class has lots of speaking and pronunciation practice to help you sound better when you speak English and be better understood. The Elementary course will also add to your knowledge of grammar, improve your vocabulary, and give you lots of real, authentic listening practice in the classroom.

This is a great course if you want to push your level of English past the basics.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to…

· Talk about your likes and dislikes

· Understand basic conversations about familiar topics

· Talk about shopping and money

· Tell people about your life experiences

· Use the right present/past tense with more confidence

· Compare people and things using adjectives

· Make and talk about plans for the future

· Tell people about your abilities

· Express obligations and talk about rules

· Understand when to use “be” or “do

· Feel more confident when you use prepositions (in, on, at…)

· Use the right stress when you pronounce words

As part of your Elementary course, you will study the following topics.

Grammar

· Revising present and past simple and continuous

· How to use different types of pronouns (subject, object, possessive)

· How to compare things with comparative and superlative adjectives

· Using modals (can/could) to talk about abilities

· Using modals (have to/don’t have to) to talk about obligations

· How to talk about future plans and make predictions with “going to”

· How to talk about life experiences using present perfect

Vocabulary and Topics

· Weather and the seasons

· Language used on the phone

· Ordering a meal in a restaurant

· Talking about the British diet

· Making arrangement with friends

· Writing an invitation

· Describing your neighbourhood

· Important places in London

· Living abroad

· Entertainment

· Events you’ve been to

Who is the Pre-Intermediate course for?

This General English course is for people who want to increase their confidence and improve their level of English. The Pre-Intermediate course will challenge you to start using more than just basic English with fun and achievable tasks.

Pre-Intermediate is the level in which students start to become more fluent when they speak and more comfortable using English for more than just their everyday needs. This class will focus on all four skills, but especially on your listening, speaking and grammar.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to…

· Make predictions about what might and will happen in the future

· Compare things using adjectives

· Give advice

· Talk about clothes and appearance

· Talk about your plans and dreams

· Make questions without auxiliary verbs

· Understand when to use “make” or “do”

· Use prepositions (in, on at) better

· Talk about how long you’ve done something

As part of the Pre-Intermediate Course, you will study the following topics.

Grammar

· When to use present perfect or past simple

· How to use present perfect with a time phrase (for.., since…)

· How to use “will” and “might” for predictions

· Using present continuous for future arrangements

· Using “something”, “anything”, and “nothing”

· Introduction to phrasal verbs

· Using “used to” to talk about past habits

· Subject, object, and possessive pronouns

· Modals to give advice

Vocabulary and Topics

· Describing people’s appearance and personality

· Airports

· Diet and lifestyle

· Returning goods and making complaints

· Books and reading

· Talking to people in shops

· Showing interest in conversations

· How to make offers and suggestions

· Social media friends

Who is the Intermediate course for?

This General English course is for people who want to increase their level of communication, sound more natural in English, and improve how fluent they are. The Intermediate course lays the foundations for higher level English.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to…

· Describe past habits and actions that are becoming routine

· Understand when to use –ing and infinitive verbs more effectively

· Pronounce English vowels better

· Speak with a more convincing and natural rhythm

· Form different types of complex questions

· Report what other people have said in more natural ways

· Talk about imaginary and hypothetical situations

· Write an opinion essay using good linking and organising language

· Talk about continuous and finished actions in the future

· Give more detailed information about people, places and things

As part of the Intermediate Course, you will study the following topics.

Grammar

· Question formation

· Using auxiliary verbs like “have” and “do”

· Present Perfect Simple and Continuous

· Future Perfect and Continuous

· The position of adverbs in a sentence

· In-depth study of unreal, imaginary conditionals (Second and Third)

· Used to, Be used to, Get used to

· Past Modals

· Language for speculation, wishes, and regrets

Vocabulary and Topics

· Understanding new words from context

· Air travel

· The environment

· Science

· Collocations (pairs of words that fit together naturally)

· Crime and punishment

· The media

· Clothes and fashion

· Illnesses and injuries

· Phrasal verbs

· How to form adjectives, adverbs, nouns and verbs

· Adverbial phrases

Who is the Upper-Intermediate course for?

This is a General English class for people who want to raise the level of their English to a professional or academic standard. This is the level where your English starts to become more complex and closer to native speakers.

In the Upper-Intermediate class you will learn new ways of expressing yourself with intensive speaking, listening, reading and writing practice. You will also learn lots of new grammar to elevate your English and talk about things that you may now find difficult.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to…

· Tell a story using past simple, continuous, and perfect

· Talk about past habits and things in your routine now

· Describe feelings

· Give advice and talk about rules and obligations

· Talk about the future more naturally using different grammar

· Talk about if and when

· Write an opinion essay

· Talk about and understand the news

· Report what other people have said

· Use the passive in a natural and effective way

As part of the Intermediate Course, you will study the following topics.

Grammar

· Past Tenses (Simple, Continuous, and Perfect)

· “Used to” for past habits

· Modals for advice (“should” and “ought to”)

· Modals for obligation (“have to” and “must”)

· Modals for making offers, requests and asking for permission

· In-Depth study of the First Conditional for realistic situations

· Introduction to the Second and Third conditionals for imaginary situations

· Using different Future forms like “will” and “going to”

· The Passive voice for all times and tenses

Vocabulary and Topics

· Learning a foreign language

· Giving and responding to opinions

· Going to the cinema, and giving opinions about different types of films

· Work-related experiences

· Family traditions

· The natural world

· Describing a special meal

· Giving recommendations

Who is the Advanced course for?

This Advanced course is for students who feel comfortable with complex grammar and have a good vocabulary, but they want to sound more natural and fluent. This level focuses on the fine details that separate a very good English speaker from somebody who can communicate like a native speaker.

Our Advanced course is all about communication and listening practice, but it also offers lots of grammar input and writing practice.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to…

· Talk about what your future plans were in the past

· Feel comfortable in formal conversations

· Report facts in a more impersonal and academic way

· Speculate about the future

· Add emphasis to what you say with sophisticated techniques

· Talk about imaginary and hypothetical situations

· Deal with conflict using effective language

· Use idioms and expressions more naturally

· Write a variety of texts in different tones and registers

As part of the Advanced Course, you will study the following topics.

Grammar

· Using the perfect aspect to connect different time periods

· How to use the continuous aspect

· Adverbs and adverbial phrases

· Speculation and deduction

· Using inversion to add emphasis

· How to use ellipsis and substitution to avoid repetition

· Unreal conditionals for imaginary situations

· Future in the past

· Cleft sentences

· Using complex relative clauses

· How to use participle clauses to sound more natural

Vocabulary and Topics

· Being tactful in formal discussions

· Learning languages

· Working and volunteering abroad

· Sharing information to improve cities

· Talking about the environment and green issues

· Presenting an application for a grant

· Time management and multitasking

· Talking about proposed laws

· Discussing gender differences

· Urban migration

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