General English 30+ course

English course for adults aged 30+ 

Our General English 30+ course, offered in London and Canterbury, is a practical course for mature 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.

Book 2020 English courses at 2019 prices (time-limited offer): If you book and pay for your 2020 course before the 1st of November you only need to pay 2019 prices.

Who’s it for?

This course is for participants aged 30 and over, with an average age of around 40. Learning with like-minded people from all over the world will help you feel less worried about being ‘too old’ to learn English. Our participants typically come from a range of professional and non-professional backgrounds.

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The Benefits

At the end of this English course for adults 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: In the 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 your centre. There are computers, a printer and plenty of desk space available. The Self-Study Areas are available whenever our centres are open. See the opening times for our centres here.

Included in fees

Fees include training plus:

  • All course materials and resources

  • London: Daily three-course lunch (Monday to Friday)
    Canterbury: Networking lunch three days a week and an all inclusive social programme two days a week

  • Weekly networking reception

  • Access to London School Online platform

  • Detailed end of course progress report

Optional Extras

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 attended a General English 30+ Course in Canterbury. 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

Contact us:

  • location London, Holland Park Gardens
  • location-blue Canterbury
  • students Maximum group size: 8 in London, 6 in Canterbury
  • age Minimum age: 30*
    Average age: 44
  • duration Duration: 1 to 8 weeks
  • time 22 hours per week
    London:
    09.15-15.45 (Monday to Thursday)
    09.15-12.45 (Friday)
    Canterbury:
    08.45-15.15 (Monday to Thursday)
    08.45-12.00 (Friday)
  • timetable Sample week: London
  • timetable Sample week: Canterbury
  • dates Start dates: any Monday
  • price 2019: £665 per week
    2020: £685 per week

English Level

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

*We may occasionally make an exception and allow a person under 30 to take this course. In these cases, we will assess suitability on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.

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.