Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week / 15 hours) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in allfour communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week / 22.5 hours) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below).

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons per week /18 hours) is only available to students studying in the USA or Canada. This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of electives.

Reasons to take this course

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Available All schools
Length Minimum 1 week
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday


Creative classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

Tailor your course with Special Focus lessons

Take an additional 4 or 10 Special Focus lessons each week, to progress faster and study within your personal areas of interest. Options will vary across EC schools, but there will always be a wide variety to choose from, such as:

Global Citizenship

Learn English to discuss issues surrounding the environment, diversity, equality, industrialisation and globalisation.

Comparative Culture & Communication

Develop your awareness and understanding of different cultures, and how communication varies between them.

Survival English/Living in English

Develop a practical understanding of English at different levels and activate your new language in everyday situations.

A World of Words

Gain inspiration and vocabulary to learn about and discuss world issues and global geography.

Write Now

Improve your skills in writing for different audiences, using appropriate language and style.

Get Talking

Develop confidence, practise your speaking skills and develop fluency as you focus on learning through conversation.

Film Studies

Develop critical skills by watching, analysing and learning to express your thoughts on different types of film.

Basic English Writing

Boost your skills in this key area of the language and develop confidence as you write in English.

Media Studies

Sharpen your analytical skills by studying a variety of news media, identifying fact, opinion and meaning.

Academic Techniques in Practice

Focus on improving your academic skills, such as writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations.

Grammar in Real Contexts

Take a closer look at how the English language is structured, with a focus on relevance and appropriateness.

The Language of Music

Explore music of different types, cultures and eras, and learn the language to discuss it.

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  • Berkin Jansal

    Berkin Jansal

    studied at EC Miami

    Miami is an excellent place for a vacation. To learn English at anadvanced level, however, is important for my education and career. Thus I chose EC Miami which provided me with beautiful friendships and high level English. EC has numerous activities which break the ice in your first week. Life ...

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  • Marica Morelli

    Marica Morelli

    studied at EC Miami

    Almost a year ago I moved to Miami and looked around for a place to learn English. I found many acceptable options, however something brought me to choose EC and I'm really glad I did. Thanks to EC's motivated teachers, today I feel much more comfortable with the language. And I ...

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