The London School of English, Canterbury Emanuel smile

English course for adults aged 30+ with full language immersion in a traditional English city, Canterbury and London

This English course for adults is exclusively for people aged 30 and over, with an average age of around 40. Learning with like-minded people from all over the world will help you lose any inhibitions you may have about being ‘too old’ to learn English. Quite simply, this course will give you confidence in speaking English.

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All of the key information you need to know about this course

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  • Course level:

Levels 3 - 7 on the school's level scale


  • Dates:

Any Monday

  • Course length:

1 – 8 weeks

  • Participants age:

Minimum age 30

  • Group size:

Maximum 6 (Canterbury)

Maximum 8 (London)

  • Hours per week:

22 hours per week
25 hours per week (combi 15 + 10)
30 hours per week (combi 15 + 15)

08.45 - 15.15 Monday - Thursday 
08.45 - 12.00 on Friday

See Canterbury sample timetable 


22 hours per week
30 hours per week (combi 15 + 15)

09.15 - 15.45 Monday - Thursday
09.15 - 12.45 Friday

See London sample timetable 

  • Fees:

In London:

Course only:
1 - 4 weeks  GBP 650.00/week
5 - 8 weeks  GBP 595.00/week

Combination (Course+Individual training):
1 - 4 weeks (combination 15 + 15 hours)  GBP 1,675
5 - 8 weeks (combination 15 + 15 hours)  GBP 1,625

In Canterbury:

Course only:
1 - 4 weeks  GBP 595.00/week
5 - 8 weeks  GBP 550.00/week

Combination (Course+Individual training):
1 - 4 weeks (combination 15 + 10 hours)  GBP 1,250
5 - 8 weeks (combination 15 + 10 hours)  GBP 1,200


1 - 4 weeks (combination 15 + 15 hours)  GBP 1,650
5 - 8 weeks (combination 15 + 15 hours)  GBP 1,600

Who's it for?

Find out if this course is suitable for your needs

Our new General English 30+ programme is a highly practical English course for adults aged 30 years and over who want to develop their speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Our experienced trainers will help to develop your fluency, accuracy and spontaneity through dynamic role-plays and real life scenarios, both inside and outside the classroom. Agreed objectives at the start of the course and continuous progress checks ensure effective learning and measurable results.

Course content

The areas that you can expect to cover during a typical course

The day is split into two parts - Morning session & Afternoon session:

Morning Session

London: 09:15 - 12:45 including 30 minute coffee break

Canterbury: 08.45 - 12.00 including 15 minute coffee break

15 hours per week

You will spend the morning developing your general English skills. Key areas include:

  • speaking English
  • listening to a wide range of audio materials
  • practical grammar
  • expanding vocabulary
  • better communication strategies, including pronunciation
  • confident and fluent reading
  • better writing
  • discussions and role-plays

Afternoon Session

London: 13:45 - 15:45 (Friday afternoon free - no classes)

Canterbury: 13.30 - 15.15 (Friday afternoon free – no classes)

7 hours per week

In the afternoons the work is based on a number of different topic areas, depending on the interests and needs of the group. Topics can include:

  • social and intercultural English
  • English for work and travel
  • modern British culture
  • films and other arts
  • media, news and views

Friday afternoons are free for you to spend more time exploring London or Canterbury,  extend your weekend or do self-study.

The benefits

What you can expect to achieve from your course

This English course for adults will help you to:

  • be more confident in speaking English in conversations and discussions
  • communicate what you want to say more accurately 
  • better understand current affairs, media or film
  • use English more effectively at work or when travelling
  • deal with everyday situations like meeting people or booking a hotel
  • develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

Included in the fees

What is included in the fees



  • Daily 3-course lunch (Monday to Friday) 
  • Networking reception every Monday
  • Participation in social programme
  • Access to LondonSchool Online learning portal
  • All course material and resources
  • Detailed end-of-course report showing progress in your English

I reached my targets to speak better English and improve my communication and now I feel more confident thanks to very professional, attentive trainers who gave interesting, intensive lessons in an intimate setting

Daniela Meneghini, Italy

My expectations were more than met. I was completely satisfied with the total teaching environment in Canterbury.  And special thanks to the host family who made me feel welcome.  I totally surprised myself with the improvements that I made in just 2 weeks.

Giuliano Veronelli, Italy

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