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 book on the first day of your course and a new course book each time you move up a level.

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 the LSe-Learning online platform for extra practice. This starts from the enrolment date and runs for 6 months (if the student is enrolled for more than 6 months the e-learning will run accordingly)
  • You can attend up to 3 free support classes per week.
Afternoon Electives for students on GE21, GE25 and GE30.

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.

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, subject to availability.

All of these electives run all year-round. *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.

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 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 BusinessCommunication Skills Lesson: Liverpool’s Maritime history.
15:05 - 16:00Grammar ConsolidationVocabulary ReviewSpeaking PracticeListening PracticeWeekly Review
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

2019
Course Name1-11 Weeks12-23 Weeks24-35 Weeks36+ Weeks
General English 15£190£180£170£160
General English 21£225£215£205£195
General English 25£260£250£240£230
General English 30£290£280£270£260
General English 6£80£80£80£80
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.

  • 19th April
  • 22nd April
  • 6th May
  • 27th May
  • 26th August

Christmas Holidays Close on 20th December 2019 and re-open on 2nd January 2020

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

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