General English

The General English Course offers you the chance to study 3 hours of English in the morning and have free time in the afternoon.

Hours per week



Elementary – Advanced (Beginners on Request)


Start dates

Every Monday*


Class size

9 people maximum


Minimum Age



About our General English Course

Lesson 1 9.00 - 10.00Practical or Academic English
Lessons 2 & 310.15- 12.30General English
 12.30Free time

Practical English

The first hour focuses on practical English and study skills to help you use the English you have learnt. (E.g. going to the restaurant, colloquial English, interrupting a conversation, etc.)


General English

For the second 2 hours we work with a course book to enable you to improve the 4 main skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as grammar and vocabulary.



We generally offer you two activities a week, including one free and one paid activity. They start at 4 pm, and you are welcome to join any time.

Free activities could include:

  • Board games
  • CIE Cinema
  • Afternoon Tea at CIE
  • Football
  • Museums
  • And many more

Paid activities could include:

  • Punting
  • Escape room
  • Harry Potter Tour
  • Crazy golf
  • Ice skating
  • And many more

*Courses start every Monday, except on Bank Holidays. Check our opening times for more detailed information.

First day video

CIE Video

Benefits of General English


  • Personalised classes to suit your individual needs
  • Small class size
  • All course material provided
  • Monitor your progress with revisions each week
  • End of course certificate (according to the Common European Framework)
  • Free activities on offer every week

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