Part-time General English Language Classes

What is it? Who is it for? Minimum Age
General English Language Course Adults who want to improve their overall English language skills 18
Level Cost When?
CEFR A2 (pre-intermediate) to C1 (advanced) £375 including all tuition and materials. Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
Hours Maximum Class Size
Accommodation Social Programme
Part-time - 3 hours per week for 12 weeks 18 students Not available No

Open to all students, staff and members of the public, the ELTC offers fee-paying part-time classes to improve your English language skills for personal or professional reasons.

Levels

General English Class Photo

We currently offer part-time General English classes at four different levels.

Our current part-time classes are:

1) Pre-intermediate (A2+ / B1)

2) Intermediate (B1+)

3) Upper-Intermediate (B2)

4) Advanced (C1)

Please note - a minimum number of students are required to open a group.

Further information about each class can be found below.

Course Details (click headings to expand)

Pre-Intermediate (A2 / B1)

A class for learners who would like to improve their basic general speaking, writing, listening and reading skills as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. A course book is used together with ideas from the students on what areas of language they want to focus on. This class is suitable for students who can already communicate in simple everyday situations.

Entry Levels IELTS 3.0+, A2+/B1 or equivalent.

Intermediate (B1+)

A class for learners who want to improve on their basic general speaking, writing, listening and reading skills, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. A course book is used, together with suggestions from the course participants on what areas of language they want to focus on. This class is suitable for those students who already have a basic understanding of English and want to improve their confidence before taking an exam or moving to higher levels.

Entry Levels IELTS 4.0+, B1+ or equivalent.

Upper Intermediate (B2)

A class for learners who want to improve their general speaking, writing, listening and reading skills, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. A course book is used, together with suggestions from the course participants on what areas of language they want to focus on. This class is suitable for those students not wanting to prepare for an exam or those not quite ready to take FCE.

Entry Levels IELTS 5.0+, high B1/B2 or equivalent.

Advanced (C1)

A class for learners who want to improve and master their general speaking, writing, listening and reading skills, as well as gain excellent control over their grammar , vocabulary and pronunciation. A course book is used, together with suggestions from the course participants on what areas of language they want to focus on. This class is suitable for those students not wanting to prepare for an exam or those not quite ready to take CAE.

Entry Levels IELTS 6.5+, high B2/C1 or equivalent

When will the classes take place?

Courses are offered over two semesters on following dates:

Semester Start Date End Date Weeks / Hours Fees
Semester 1 30 September 2019 18 December 2019 12 weeks / 36 hours £375
Semester 2 10 February 2020* 22 May 2020 12 weeks / 36 hours £375

* No classes take place during the University Easter Holiday from 6 April to 24 April 2020. Classes taking place on Bank Holidays will be rescheduled. 

Classes are provisionally scheduled on on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. The final schedule will be confirmed during the enrolment event.

Course Progression

Students are able to move from one level to a higher level depending on the progress that is made. Students can take progress tests during the semester and an end of semester progress test if they wish. The courses are part-time and we have found that students usually need to take a minimum of TWO semesters before making sufficient progress to move up a level. For example, a student usually needs to take Intermediate A Level in semester 1 and Intermediate B Level in semester 2 before being ready to move up to Upper-Intermediate Level. Unit progress tests and final progress tests will be taken into account when students request to move up to a higher level class.  

How much do the courses cost?

The fee for Semester 1 (12 weeks) is £375. The fee for Semester 2 (12 weeks) is £375.

Course fees will include tuition, study book and extra learning materials. You will also receive a University of Sheffield student card, giving you access to the University facilities, including library and computer systems, for the duration of the course.

All fees must be paid in advance before you start the course.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for a place on the course, you should complete the online application form by clicking the link below.

Application Form

The deadline to apply for these courses is MONDAY 20 JANUARY 2020

After completing the application form, we will invite you to a placement test. At the placement test you will complete a written task and have a spoken interview. We will then discuss with you which class is best for you, taking into account your preference.

The enrolment dates and times will be sent to you after you complete the application form.


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