Summary

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

Our teachers use the communicative approach to deliver learner-centred lessons which are dynamic and engaging. Lessons focus on both accuracy and fluency and our teachers ensure that each lesson has clear learning outcomes. You will develop your ability to communicate confidently in real-life situations.

Our Academic Team carefully select course materials to ensure lessons are relevant and interesting to our students. You will be given a course Ebook for each level that you study at.

Included in your fees:

  • A short review test each week.
  • Monthly progress tests and progress report.
  • 1:1 tutorial with your teacher including an Individual Action Plan.
  • Optional Exit Test – compare your placement test results with your exit test results to see how much you have improved.
  • Outside the classroom you can use our online learning platform for extra practice.
  • You can attend our free support classes for extra practice.
Afternoon Electives for students on GE6, GE10, GE21 and GE25:

Your General English course includes an afternoon elective if you study GE21 or GE25 lessons per week and your level is pre-intermediate+ (CEFR A2+). These 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.

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.

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. Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation and social distancing rules are not currently offering this elective. We will review the situation regularly and aim to offer it as soon as it is safe to do so.

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

Our electives are subject to availability. *Live Liverpool is for 10 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 or GE25 courses these students take a level-appropriate Communications Skills class for 6 lessons per week. Part-time students on GE6 or GE10 courses, at pre-intermediate level+ (CEFR A2+), can also take an afternoon elective.

Our General English course is also available online.

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 BusinessCommunication Skills Lesson: Liverpool’s Maritime history.
General English 6 (Part-Time)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
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

2020
Course Name1-8 Weeks9-12 Weeks13-23 Weeks24+ Weeks
General English 15£200£195£185£175
General English 21£235£230£225£215
General English 25£280£270£260£250
General English 6£85£85£85£85
General English 10£125£125£125£125

Holidays:

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

  • 2nd April 2021
  • 5th April 2021
  • 3rd May 2021
  • 31st May 2021
  • 30th August 2021
  • Christmas Holidays:
    • Close on 18th December 2020 and re-open on 4th January 2021
    • Close on 17th December 2021 and re-open on 4th January 2022

Extra Fees:

  • Registration Fee £60
  • Materials Fee 1 – 12 weeks £30 | 13 – 23 weeks £60 | 24 weeks + £90 (Ebooks 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

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.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation and social distancing rules are not currently offering our Live Liverpool elective. We will review the situation regularly and aim to offer it as soon as it is safe to do so.

How many weeks is the maximum for each afternoon elective?

Live Liverpool is for 10 weeks maximum. There is no maximum number of weeks for the other electives.