Summary

General English is our most popular course. Its aim is to improve all areas of your English language competence: speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Our Academic Team carefully select course materials to ensure lessons are relevant and interesting to our students. You will be given a course book on the first day of your course and a new course book each time you move up a level.

Our teachers use the communicative approach to deliver learner-centred lessons which are dynamic and engaging. Lessons focus on both accuracy and fluency. You will develop your ability to communicate confidently in real-life situations.

Our teachers ensure that each lesson has clear learning outcomes. You will have a short review test each week. Longer progress tests are monthly. After each progress test you will have a 1:1 tutorial with your teacher. In this tutorial you will develop your Individual Action Plan, this helps to ensure your English improves as much as possible and you succeed in achieving your goals. After each tutorial, you will receive a progress report from your teacher.

At the end of your course you can take an exit test. You will then be able to compare your placement test results with your exit test results to see how much you have improved.

Afternoon Electives for students on GE21, GE25 and GE30.

Your General English course includes an afternoon elective if you study more than 15 lessons per week and your level is pre-intermediate+ (CEFR A2+).

Our afternoon electives allow you to personalise your learning. We currently offer the following afternoon electives:

Communication Skills develops your practical English language skills. There is an emphasis on speaking, listening and vocabulary development. Topics are carefully chosen by teachers based on the needs of the students in the class. Lessons include activities focusing on real-life situations to increase your confidence when communicating in English. Minimum level: Beginner/Elementary A1.

Live Liverpool* combines classroom learning with learning outside in ‘real-life’. This gives you the opportunity to explore the city as you practise and improve your English. Our teachers accompany you around the city as you complete carefully designed fact-finding activities which encourage you to communicate with the people of Liverpool. Minimum level: Pre-intermediate A2.

English For Business provides practical business language skills for a wide range of industries. You will develop confidence as you practise communication in business scenarios such as meetings, presentations and negotiations. We address key issues for companies and workers such as how to stay competitive or offer good customer service. Minimum level: Pre-intermediate A2.

Academic Skills helps prepare you for a university course taught in English. You will increase your academic vocabulary and practise the skills necessary to evaluate, disseminate and produce academic work. You will become more confident in your understanding and use of academic English and therefore better able to succeed in your chosen university course. Minimum level: Intermediate B1.

You can change your elective at any time and start a different afternoon elective the following Monday.

All of these electives run all year-round. *Live Liverpool is for 6 weeks maximum. There is no maximum number of weeks for the other electives.

Students at Beginner/Elementary levels (CEFR A1–A2) do not select an afternoon elective. On GE21, GE25 or GE30 courses you will take a level-appropriate Communication Skills class for 6 lessons per week.

We also offer part-time General English courses with 6 or 10 lessons per week. Part- time students on GE6 or GE10 courses, at pre-intermediate level+, can also take an afternoon elective.

Timetable

General English 15 (Standard)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 12:00Vocabulary: Food and cooking. Listening and Speaking: Food and eatingListening and Speaking: Restaurants. Grammar: Present simple and continuous.Vocabulary and Speaking: Family. Grammar: Future forms.Pronunciation: Sentence stress. Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality.Vocabulary: Expressing likes and dislikes. Practical English: Meeting new people.
General English 21 (Standard Plus)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 12:00Vocabulary: Food and cooking. Listening and Speaking: Food and eating.Listening and Speaking: Restaurants. Grammar: Present simple and continuous.Vocabulary and Speaking: Family. Grammar: Future forms.Pronunciation: Sentence stress. Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality.Vocabulary: Expressing likes and dislikes. Practical English: Meeting new people.
13:00 - 15:00Elective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for Business
General English 25 (Intensive)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 12:00Vocabulary: Food and cooking. Listening and Speaking: Food and eating.Listening and Speaking: Restaurants. Grammar: Present simple and continuous.Vocabulary and Speaking: Family. Grammar: Future forms.Pronunciation: s Sentence stress. Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality.Vocabulary: Expressing likes and dislikes. Practical English: Meeting new people.
13:00 - 15:00Reading: ‘Changing jobs’. Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs with ‘live’.Elective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessCultural lesson: Liverpool’s Maritime history.
General English 30 (Intensive Plus)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 12:00Vocabulary: Food and cooking. Listening and Speaking: Food and eating.Listening and Speaking: Restaurants. Grammar: Present simple and continuous.Vocabulary and Speaking: Family. Grammar: Future forms.Pronunciation: Sentence stress. Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality.Vocabulary: Expressing likes and dislikes. Practical English: Meeting new people.
13:00 - 15:00Reading: ‘Changing jobs’. Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs with ‘live’.Elective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessCultural lesson: Liverpool’s Maritime history.
15:05 - 16:00Grammar ConsolidationVocabulary ReviewSpeaking PracticeListening PracticeWeekly Review
General English 6 (Part-Time)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 12:00Reading: ‘Changing jobs’.Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs with ‘live’.Cultural lesson: Liverpool’s Maritime history.
Or
13:00 - 15:00Elective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for Business
General English 10 (Part-Time)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1pm - 3pmReading: ‘Changing jobs’. Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs with ‘live’.Elective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessElective Option Choose from: Communication Skills, Live Liverpool, Academic Skills, English for BusinessCultural lesson: Liverpool’s Maritime history.

Prices

General English 15

  • 1-11 Weeks – £185
  • 12-23 Weeks – £175
  • 24-35 Weeks – £165
  • 36+ Weeks – £155

General English 21

  • 1-11 Weeks – £220
  • 12-23 Weeks – £210
  • 24-35 Weeks – £200
  • 36+ Weeks – £190

General English 25

  • 1-11 Weeks – £255
  • 12-23 Weeks – £245
  • 24-35 Weeks – £235
  • 36+ Weeks – £225

 General English 30

  • 1-11 Weeks – £285
  • 12-23 Weeks – £275
  • 24-35 Weeks – £265
  • 36+ Weeks – £255

General English 6

  • £75 per week

General English 10

  • £120 per week

Fees include:

  • Access to Social Programme
  • Access to Free Support Classes (maximum 3 per week)
  • Access to LSe-Learning valid from the start of your course until 6 months after your course finishes
  • Regular progress tests and 1:1 tutorials

Extra Fees:

  • Registration Fee £50
  • Materials Fee £25 (Coursebooks will be provided)
  • CAS Fee £21 (For non-EU students applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa) (subject to change)*
  • Courier Fee £75 (For students who require a hard copy of their visa letter for their visa application)*

*these fees are dependent on the type of Visa the student has

Holidays:

There will be no lessons on the following UK public holidays and there is no discount in fees.

  • 30th March
  • 2nd April
  • 7th May
  • 28th May
  • 27th August

FAQ's

How long are the lessons?

The lessons last for 55 minutes.

I am Beginner level; can I do a General English course?

If you are a Beginner (CEFR level A1) you need to start the course within the first 3 weeks of a new term.

Can I change my afternoon elective?

Yes. You can change your elective at any time and start a different afternoon elective the following Monday.

Can I do more than one afternoon elective?

You can only study one afternoon elective at a time but you can change your afternoon electives during your course.

How much does it cost to take the afternoon elective?

Afternoon electives are included in your course fees so you don’t need to pay any extra.

Are the afternoon electives guaranteed to run?

We need 3 students to run an afternoon elective. If we have fewer than 3 students in a class, we will ask if you prefer to take a different afternoon elective or we will offer you 3 lessons of 1:1 or 2:1 classes in place of the advertised 6 lessons per week.

How many weeks is the maximum for each afternoon elective?

Live Liverpool is for 6 weeks maximum. There is no maximum number of weeks for the other electives.