Highly structured, long-term study
Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course. As your English and your confidence improve, you will broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education.
Studying abroad will also give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.
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Why Choose Academic Year
Studying for 24 weeks or more gives you time to really improve your English. Learning English abroad provides you with an excellent opportunity to broaden your horizons and immerse yourself in another culture. It’s a great way to gain new knowledge and experiences, giving you a perspective on the world that you may not have had before.Contact us
Reach your potential
Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This programme is for students who study for 24 weeks or more.
Free language workshops
Free language workshops take place in an informal setting and give you more opportunities to practice your language skills. Expect interesting lectures, topical conversation sessions and pronunciation practice.
Your Academic Year Options
|Academic Year 20||Academic Year 24||Academic Year 26||Academic Year 30|
|Available in||Canada, UK, Dublin,
Malta, Cape Town
|USA, Canada||USA, Canada||All schools|
|English Level||All levels||All levels||All levels||All levels|
|Start Dates||Every Monday||Every Monday||Every Monday||Every Monday|
|Minimum Length||24 weeks||24 weeks||24 weeks||24 weeks|
|Course Duration||24 weeks +||24 weeks +||24 weeks +||24 weeks +|
|Lessons per week||20||24||26||30|
|Hours per week||15||18||19.5||22.5|
Your journey to success with EC
Your journey to better English starts before you even arrive at school! These are your steps to success.
Special Focus Lessons
Take a course of more than 20 lessons per week and you can join one of our Special Focus classes. You can take these classes from 1 week to 8 weeks, so you can mix and match to suit your needs. Special Focus lessons vary across EC schools throughout the year, but there will always be classes to suit your language level and interests. These are just an example of the programmes available at EC schools. Please contact us for more information on what's available and when.
Speaking With Confidence
Develop a practical understanding of English at different levels and activate your new language in everyday situations.
Gain inspiration and vocabulary to learn about and discuss world issues and global geography.
Grammar for Real Communication
Take a closer look at how the English language is structured, with a focus on relevance and appropriateness.
Real Life Listening
Develop English language skills for communicating clearly and confidently. Good communication in English requires focus, vocabulary and specific grammar structures.
Expand Your Vocabulary
Develop confidence, practise your speaking skills and develop fluency as you focus on learning through conversation.
Writing With Confidence
Improve your skills in writing for different audiences, using appropriate language and style.
Basic Reading and Writing
Strengthen your basic reading and writing skills. Learn to understand what you read and learn how to be understood when you write!
English for Leadership
Learn effective skills and strategies to become a successful leader. Learn to speak clearly and with confidence.
These lessons will focus on helping you to improve your exam skills and achieve your goals. Feel ready and confident to take your English exam.
English for Online Communication
Being able to communicate clearly online is an important part of life. Learn how to write and speak effectively in many online situations.
MyEC is our online platorm you can use before, during and after your course. MyEC where you take your placement test and complete a pre-arrival survey. You can also start learning English before you leave home, with lots of online learning materials available on the platform. Use MyEC for information about your EC school and location. Take your placement test, access our library of self-study activities, or attend free online classes before you even arrive. Chat to other EC students and staff and find out what’s going on outside the classroom too, so you can plan ahead.
We believe in giving our students the knowledge and tools they want and need to thrive, be it academically or professionally. With continuous guidance, monitored progress, and optimised learning through EC Online, your success is guaranteed.Discover more