Part-time general English language classes

Open to all current university 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.

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The course is for any adults who want to improve their overall English language skills.

  • Level: From CEFR A2 (Pre-Intermediate) to C1 (advanced)
  • Cost: £440 including all tuition and materials.
  • Dates: Term 1 (October to December 2021)
  • Hours: 2 classes a week of 2 hours for 10 weeks (40 hours in total)
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Levels

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

Our current part-time classes are:

  1. Pre-intermediate Level (A2)
  2. Intermediate Level (B1+)
  3. Upper-Intermediate Level (B2)
  4. Advanced Level (C1)

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


Course details

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?

Our next course will run between Tuesday October 5th and Thursday December 9th 2021.

Classes are provisionally scheduled on on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

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 term and an end of term progress test if they wish.

The courses are part-time and we have found that students usually need to take a minimum of TWO terms before making sufficient progress to move up a level.

For example, a student usually needs to take Intermediate A Level in term 1 and Intermediate B Level in term 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?

Fees: £440

Course fees will include tuition, study book and extra learning materials. 

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

How do I apply?

Please click the link below to access the application form for the courses:

Part-time General English Application Form

After completing the application form, you will need to take an online placement test. This is a short test for us to make sure we recommend the right course for you. We will also take into account your preference.

We will send you more information about the online test after you complete the application form.

Information for Under 18s

Our courses are designed for adults. Applicants who are under 18 are subject to a number of restrictions and administrative procedures. 

The standard minimum age for our courses is 18 years. However, we will consider applications from applicants who are under 18 in some circumstances, and subject to satisfactory guardianship arrangements being in place. Please contact us for more information.

For further information on under 18s at the university please visit our "Students under the age of 18" webpage".

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