Take your English to the next level
General English is for anyone looking to improve their English skills, no matter what their goals may be. Whether you are hoping to study in an English-speaking college, travel the world or build your career, General English can help you to achieve your goals.
Our General English programmes are designed to improve your ability to communicate in all areas of English. You will develop your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, as well as expand your vocabulary and grammar knowledge. In addition, you will learn about English-speaking culture and way of life.
General English is the perfect way to take your English skills to the next level.
Choose your option
Choose the General English (20) programme, or add intensity by supercharging your time with an added 4, 6 or 10 Special Focus lessons each week. You choose which special focus classes you want to follow, allowing you to personalise your learning and focus on the skills you wish to build. You can change lessons regularly and build the programme you need according to your future goals.Contact us
General English 20
General English 20 (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 all communication skills.
General English 26
General English 26 (26 lessons per week / 19.5 hours) This option (26 lessons per week) is only available at our 30+ schools. Combine 20 General English lessons with 6 Special Focus lessons every week.
If you want to take extra classes that will help develop specific areas, 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.
Class offerings will 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.
The EC Promise and what it means to you
Here at EC, our aim is simple. We’re here to help you reach the English level you choose. We provide the education, learning environment and social programme you need to make the progress you’re capable of. Our unique EC Promise means that, as long as you follow your personalised learning programme, we guarantee/promise that your English will improve.
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Our General English course are our most popular course and are available in the best cities. Our English schools are exclusively for students who want to grow their network and share their learning experience with ambitious, like-minded people in an energetic and focused environment.
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