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: £430 including all tuition and materials.
  • Dates: Term 2 (February to May 2021)
  • Hours: 2 classes a week of 2 hours for 10 weeks (40 hours in total)
  • Apply: Apply Now Here

We run small groups in line with social distancing guidelines.

Covid-19 - Term 2 (October to December 2020) Course Format Update

As a result of Covid-19 and to ensure the safety of all ELTC staff and students we have made some changes to Part-time Evening courses:

  • The classes will be taught face-to-face, but we will only be allowing small groups in compliance with the latest UK Government guidelines on social distancing and public health.
  • Students should be aware that the classes might need to be moved to online delivery if Government guidance changes.
  • We will keep you informed of any changes to the format of the course (if required) after you apply.

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?

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: £430

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?

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

Application form

Application deadline: January 24th 2021

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.

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