General English Courses – Winter Season

Course Runs from September 3rd 2018 to June 14th 2019 and then from September 9th to December 20th 2019

The General English programme at LanguageUK is aimed at students who want to be able to communicate effectively with English speakers and who need to understand the written and spoken word. The 4 skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are at the heart of the course, with great emphasis also being placed on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Designed For

  • Students aged 16 or over and with a language level of Elementary or above can sign up for our General English course.
  • You may wish to gain important English qualifications to further your learning
  • Be a retired individual simply wanting to improve your English for travel purposes
  • A professional for whom communication in the workplace is an essential element in your job.
Course Facts 
Course start datesAny Monday
Course duration1 to 30 weeks
English levelPre-Intermediate to Advanced
Class hours15 or 23 hours
Minimum age17+years. 16+ at the discretion of the school
Class size10 maximum
Coursebook£30.00
School ClosedChristmas Break: Monday 24th December to Wednesday 2nd January, Bank Holidays: Friday 19th April, Monday 27th May

Price

General English - Winter Season - Standard Course (15 Hours Per Week) 2018

Course Runs from September 3rd 2018 to June 14th 2019
Start dateNo. of weeksPrice per week
Any Monday1 – 2 weeks£205
3 – 4 weeks£195
5 weeks plus£190

General English Plus - Winter Season - Intensive Course 15 hours per week General English plus 8 hours per week afternoon options (IELTS, Cambridge exam or skills for work – Business or Travel and Tourism)

Course Runs from September 3rd 2018 to June 14th 2019 and then from September 9th to December 20th 2019
Start dateNo. of weeksPrice per week
Any Monday until December 21st 20181 – 2 weeks£245
3 – 4 weeks£235
5 weeks plus£225
Winter 2019January 2nd to June 14th 2019September 9th to December 20th 2019
Start dateNo. of weeksPrice per week
Any Monday1 - 2 weeks£255
3 - 4 weeks£245
5 weeks plus£230

General English Plus - Winter Season - Intensive Course combined with 8 hours Private tuition per week in the afternoons (23 hours per week)

Course Runs from September 3rd 2018 to June 14th 2019 and then from September 9th to December 20th 2019
Start dateNo. of weeksPrice per week
Any Monday1 week plus£545

Course Structure

Intensive English Course – 23 hours of class per week

Days of the WeekMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Monday to Thursday09:30 to 12:4514.00 to 16.00
Friday09:00 to 12:15afternoon free
Morning break 11:00 to 11:15 each day

Morning classes:

During the mornings you will be allocated a class according to your level of English. We will always send you the entrance test prior to your arrival unless otherwise instructed. Our teachers will use a course book that follows a sequential approach to grammar and vocabulary learning. They will also use a number of other resources and materials either in text form or from a selection of media including the internet, radio and television. You will be given the opportunity to:

  • Improve your knowledge of grammar
  • Learn new vocabulary through speaking, listening and reading
  • Be exposed to and take part in conversation to improve your fluency
  • Focus on your writing skills, looking at different types of written text and register
  • Practise your pronunciation including individual sounds, stress and intonation
  • Consolidate what you have learned through regular review activities

Approximately 1 hour of homework will be given to you every day. If you are a long term student, you will be given a test on a regular basis so that you can track your progress.

Courses start every Monday throughout the year and the maximum class size is 10

Afternoon classes:

You will be given the option to study in a different class during the afternoons and depending on the number of students attending we have different course options available.

Courses are either of one- or two-week duration and can be tailored to meet the requirements of participants.

While studying on our courses, you can expect to:

  • Become familiar with modern English usage
  • Gain practical ideas which can be adapted to different teaching environments
  • Brush up on existing teaching techniques and skills
  • Learn about modern British culture and current affairs
  • Socialise and exchange ideas with other teachers.

Afternoon Options

Days of the WeekMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Monday to Thursday09:30 to 12:4514.00 to 16.00
Friday09:00 to 12:15afternoon free
Morning break 11:00 to 11:15 each day

1. IELTS Preparation

This is the most popular option outside the summer as many of our students during the academic year are planning to take the IELTS exam at some point.

You will study for 8 hours per week and during this time you will focus on the following:

  • Essential exam strategies and techniques for each component in the IELTS exam
  • Learning to develop autonomy
  • Carrying out structured exam practice
  • Formal and academic writing skills
  • Listening comprehension and note-taking with spelling practice
  • Speed reading, skimming and scanning for information leading to effective comprehension
  • Speaking skills in both general and academic contexts

You can find further information on the IELTS exams website

2.  Skills for work programme

  1. English for Business
  2. English for Travel and Tourism

The Skills for work  programme is designed to give students a good introduction to the many skills, functions and tasks that take place before, during and after working in a professional environment.  This course is very popular and the focus is mainly on practising your speaking skills and expanding your knowledge of “natural” vocabulary in the work place. The topics are related to experience of working using English both in the UK and abroad and to the language needed in “real life” working situations. For students with lower levels, the focus of the class is to give you plenty of practice  in real and authentic situations that you might experience while staying in the UK. For higher levels we offer the opportunity for you to take part in debates, role plays and presentations.

Example modules – English for Business 
M1 - Soft Skills in the WorkplaceM5 - Emailing
M2 - Workplace VocabularyM6 - Business Structures
M3 - CV Writing and Job InterviewM7 - Presentation Practice
M4 - Speaking on the Telephone/SKYPEM8 - Socialising and social networking

 

Example modules – English for Travel and Tourism 
M1 - Soft Skills in the WorkplaceM5 - Emailing
M2 - Workplace VocabularyM6 - Investigating Travel and Tourism
M3 - Customer Service in the industryM7 - Presentation Practice
M4 - Speaking on the Telephone/SKYPEM8 - Visitor Attractions

3. Cambridge Exam Preparation (FCE and CAE)

Who the course is for

The courses are aimed at students  who wish to improve their English for academic or employment purposes and who need an internationally-recognised qualification for their careers. Admission to the Cambridge First Certificate programme requires a minimum B2/Upper Intermediate level and to the Cambridge Advanced programme C1/Advanced level. You can choose to take this option at any time of the academic year and you will also have the opportunity to take the exam in the UK if you are taking your course with us during the time of the official exam dates.

Classes: During this course you will be given the opportunity to:

  • Focus on each component in the examination
  • Improve your grammar and vocabulary knowledge
  • Practise your speaking and fluency skills
  • Develop your ability to write the different types and styles of text needed for the examinations
  • Learn how to read faster and better in preparation for the examinations
  • Understand the techniques and strategies required to pass the examination
  • Complete structured exam practice

Approximately 1 hour of homework will be given to you every day. If you are a long-term student, you will be given a test on a regular basis so that you can track your progress.

Courses are either of one- or two-week duration and can be tailored to meet the requirements of participants.

While studying on our courses, you can expect to:

  • Become familiar with modern English usage
  • Gain practical ideas which can be adapted to different teaching environments
  • Brush up on existing teaching techniques and skills
  • Learn about modern British culture and current affairs
  • Socialise and exchange ideas with other teachers.

What's Included

What's Included?
Monthly tutorial with the Director of Studies for students attending for more than four weeks
Free WiFi access throughout the school
End-of-Course Certificate of Achievement and proof of English level
All tuition

 

What's not Included in package
Bank charges
Travel and airport transfer
Examination entry fees if required
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