General English – Winter Season


From September to June
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
Start dates Any Monday
Course duration 1 to 30 weeks
English level Pre-Intermediate to Advanced
Class hours 15 or 23 hours
Minimum age 17+years. 16+ at the discretion of the school
Class size 10 maximum
Coursebook £30.00
School Closed Christmas Break: Monday 24th December to Wednesday 2nd January, Bank Holidays: Friday 19th April, Monday 27th May
Course structure

Intensive English Course – 23 hours of class per week

Days of the Week Morning Session Afternoon Session
Monday to Thursday 09:30 – 12:45 14.00 – 16.00
Friday 09:00 – 12:15 afternoon free
Morning break 11:00 – 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 Week Morning Session Afternoon Session
Monday to Thursday 09:30 – 12:45 14.00 – 16.00
Friday 09:00 – 12:15 afternoon free
Morning break 11:00 – 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 Workplace M5 – Emailing
M2 – Workplace Vocabulary M6 – Business Structures
M3 – CV Writing and Job Interview M7 – Presentation Practice
M4 – Speaking on the Telephone/SKYPE M8 – Socialising and social networking

 

Example modules – English for Travel and Tourism
M1 – Soft Skills in the Workplace M5 – Emailing
M2 – Workplace Vocabulary M6 – Investigating Travel and Tourism
M3 – Customer Service in the industry M7 – Presentation Practice
M4 – Speaking on the Telephone/SKYPE M8 – 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.
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