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



More about this course

About our General English Course

Lesson 1 9.00 – 10.00Functional English
Lessons 2 & 310.15 – 12.30General English
 12.30Free time

Functional English

Our Functional English lessons focus on practical skills you will use in everyday situations in an English-speaking environment. How do you ask for help in a shop or order politely in a restaurant? How do you express agreement or disagreement in a meeting or discussion? How do you make your point when writing?

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

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Benefits of General English


  • Personalised classes to suit your individual needs
  • Small class size
  • All course material provided
  • Monitor your progress with revision and a weekly test
  • End of course certificate (according to the Common European Framework)
  • Optional activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays

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