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.

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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 and afternoon sessions will focus on helping you develop your general English language skills through a variety of useful and engaging materials and activities. Every week will include:

  • 2 grammar and vocabulary points carefully selected by your trainer based on your needs and goals. You will practise these throughout the week
  • A focus on speaking, with the majority of your classes designed to maximise your speaking time
  • Extended fluency activities including discussions, role-plays and presentations. These will give you the opportunity to develop your speaking further and bring together the grammar, vocabulary and skills you have worked on during the week
  • Listening and reading activities from a range of sources
  • A focus on writing skills, for example formal and informal emails
  • Pronunciation. This may be in the form of a dedicated lesson and/or connected to the grammar, vocabulary or skills you are studying
  • Practical communication strategies, for example agreeing and disagreeing politely, interrupting, showing sympathy
  • A focus on social and intercultural English
  • Correction and productive feedback on your speaking and writing

During the course you will also receive:

  • Advice on the best ways to study, both in the classroom and outside
  • An exploration of modern British culture
  • Discussions and activities based on current news and media

For people who book more than 8 weeks, we have a dedicated support system to ensure that your needs are met throughout your time with us and that you continue to see progress in your skills. This extra support includes:

  • Extra tutorials
  • Personalised feedback
  • Extra events in place to ensure your needs are met throughout your time with us.
  • We will communicate regularly with you so that any issues can be dealt with as quickly as possible and your experience is the best and most rewarding it can be.

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

  • Three months 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 24 weeks
  • time 24 hours per week
    10.00-15.45 (Monday to Friday)
  • timetable Sample week
  • dates Start dates: every Monday
  • price 1-4 weeks: £595 per week
    5-8 weeks: £550 per week
    9-24 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.