With a focus on fluency, General English allows you to improve your English, giving you a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. You will focus on the 4 skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will improve your level and maximise your ability to use English.
You’ll get more out of this course if
- Your level is between Beginner and Advanced.
- You want to improve your English with free-time spent in an English speaking country.
- You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence.
- You want to improve your fluency and real understanding of English in everyday situations and contexts.
What can you expect on this course?
Using our teaching methodology, you will learn how English is spoken and used in real-life, day-to-day situations. Focusing on the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), you will practise conversation skills along with sharpening your grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. Learn the English you need to accomplish your aims. Be understood. Get things done.
Improve your ‘thinking time’
‘Thinking time’ - The time that it takes to listen, understand and respond in English. On our General English course, you will shorten your thinking time, making it quicker for you to respond and improve your fluency.
Topic based lessons
Every lesson you take will be based on a specific topic or theme. The language skills and grammar are taught within the framework of the topic and serve to help you apply everything you have learned in a natural way. Simply put, you will learn the correct English to use in specific situations.
Teachers and academic staff will be on hand to give you ongoing support, encouragement, advice and feedback. EC staff create comfortable and confidence-building classroom environments. The role of our teachers is to steadily guide you to your English language goal.
Creative and energetic classes
Relaxed and informal classrooms always create fun and inspiring atmospheres. You will speak confidently and freely while interacting with your classmates. Our professional and dedicated teaching staff will supply you with fun and functional lessons every single day of your course.
As well as using text books, teachers often supplement lessons with authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and CD's. All of which will give you a clearer understanding of how English is really used.
Learn by doing
At EC we very much believe in students taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, you will learn by doing. You can expect to fully take part in lessons - there won't be a moment when you are not directly involved.
- Available all year round
- Start Monday; End Friday
- Beginner to Advanced levels
- 20 lessons per week (15 hours per week/Canada:16.6 hours)
- 1 lesson: 45 minutes/ Canada: 50 minutes
- Minimum stay: 1 week
- Maximum students per class: 14 (12: London, Covent Garden, Malta and Cape Town / 15: Canada)
- 2014 All Schools: 15 hours per week / 45 minutes per lesson
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