General English 20+

Our General English 20+ course is a practical course for motivated adults who want to develop their confidence in communicating in English in a variety of situations. In small groups, you will develop your fluency and accuracy with realistic role-plays and possible real-life situations, both in and outside the classroom.

Who is it for?

Our participants typically come from a range of professional and non-professional backgrounds.

Previous clients came from:

Benefits

At the end of this English course you can expect to:

  • Be able to speak more confidently

  • Be able to communicate more accurately

  • Be able to better understand the news and media

  • Be able to use English more effectively for work or travel

  • Be able to deal with everyday situations like meeting people or booking a hotel

  • Have developed your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

Course content

Morning Sessions: you will develop general English language skills, focusing on listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as grammar and vocabulary. Key areas include:

  • Active speaking

  • Listening to a range of different audio materials

  • Practical grammar

  • Expanding vocabulary

  • Better communication strategies

  • Confident and fluent reading

  • Better writing skills

  • Discussions and role-plays

  • Pronunciation

Afternoon Sessions: These focus on key areas of the language and specific areas of need:

  • Social and intercultural English

  • English for work and travel

  • Modern British culture

  • Media, news and views

  • Films and other arts

Optional self-study: Before or after your classes, you can use the self-study area in the centre. There are computers, a printer and plenty of desk space available. The self-study area is available whenever our centre is open. See the opening times here.

Included in fees

Fees include training plus:

  • All course materials and resources

  • Networking reception

  • Access to the self-study area

  • Access to London School Online platform

  • Detailed end of course progress report

When we are open: Check our standard opening times and the days when our centres are closed on public holidays by clicking this link.

I have only good things to say. Professional teachers who payed attention both to individual and the group needs. The atmosphere was friendly and made it easy to learn. The host family was welcoming and made my stay a joy.

Elin
  • location London, Holland Park Gardens
  • students Maximum group size: 8
  • age Minimum age: 20
  • duration Duration: 1 to 12 weeks
  • time 24 hours per week
    09.15-15.50 (Monday to Friday)
  • timetable Sample week
  • dates Start dates: every Monday
  • price 1-4 weeks: £595 per week
    5-8 weeks: £550 per week
    9-12 weeks: £495 per week

English Level

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Level 1 (Beginner)

I do not speak any English.

Level 2 (Elementary)

I can say and understand a few things in English.

Level 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

I can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficulty.

Level 4 (Low Intermediate)

I can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.

Level 5 (Intermediate)

I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

Level 6 (Upper Intermediate)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 7 (Pre-Advanced)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 8 (Advanced)

I speak and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary.

Level 9 (Very Advanced)

I speak and understand English completely fluently.