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General & Intensive English in London

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

General English (20 lessons per week) 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 four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

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

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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
Lessons per week  20 (15 hours) and 30 (22.5 hours)
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 1 week
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 14

Expectations

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.

Get more from your course with Special Focus lessons

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

English in the City

Experience the local dialects, history and famous sights, all while improving your English. Learn  more about your host city.

English for Work

Develop the fluency, accuracy and the specific communication skills you need to advance confidently in your chosen career.

Global Career Development

Gaining valuable in-depth insights into the key parts of a company and the secrets to what makes it succeed.

Get Talking

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

Survival English

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

Grammar in Real Context

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

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.

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  • Blanka

    Blanka

    studied at EC London

    I was in London preparing my PhD application. I chose EC because unlike my previous school, I heard no negative comments aboutEC! Last year, I took General English and was very satisfied so I came back this year to take the CPE Preparation Course. I believe I improved a lot ...

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  • Francesca Chilemi

    Francesca Chilemi

    studied at EC London

    I have been at EC London for two weeks. I would recommend EC London because I like the people who work in this school. They are friendly, organised and patient. I like London because the streets are very clean andpeaceful, unlike Rome, which is a very crazy city! I like ...

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