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General English

General English

Level of English required
Pre-intermediate or above

Learn General English for 15 or 20 hours per week in our unique creative environment.

Clemence, France The Language Centre is absolutely amazing! I came to pass the IELTS exam and got more than the results I wanted. Moreover, the building facilities are great and the teachers really nice, they gave each and every one of us the attention we deserve (which is pretty rare). I totally recommend it. Clemence, France

Hours per week


Choose to study 15 or 20 hours of English classes per week.

Why choose this programme?


This programme is ideal for you if:

  • You want to learn English for social, work or study reasons
  • You want to improve your everyday English language skills and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people in a number of different contexts
  • You are looking for a flexible English course which allows you to study other skills at the same time.

As well as adding on 5 hours of  IELTS Preparation or Speaking Skills options, you can also add arts, design, fashion, media or communication courses to your English studies when you take our English Plus Summer or English Plus Year-round courses.

Key features


  • Balanced programme: speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar, comprehensive language input
  • Varied delivery: pair and group work, student-led input, project work, private study
  • Focus on living and communicating in real-life situations in Britain: a wide range of general interest topics, communicative approach, cross-cultural communication and cultural visits
  • Regular progress tests and tutorials
  • Add 5 hours of IELTS Preparation or Speaking Skills
  • Add an English Plus Summer or English Plus Year-round course
  • Options for one-to-one classes (price available on request).

General English is taught within a creative context. Our teachers not only use standard General English materials but also additional authentic resources around art, design, fashion and communication, for discussions, projects and class excursions.

Details


What is included?

  • 15 or 20 hours of English classes each week
  • Regular tutorials and reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • Independent study facilities
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Insurance.

How long is the programme?

Minimum enrolment is 2 weeks. There is no maximum enrolment.

When can I start?

Every fortnight with a Monday start throughout the year (except national public and Language Centre holidays).

What time are the classes?

15 hours per week: 9am - 12.20pm or 1.45pm - 5.15pm
20 hours per week: 9am - 1.30pm or 12.30pm - 5.15pm

Your class may be in the morning or the afternoon depending on your level. You will be given your course timetable on your first day of classes.

How many students in a class?

The average number is 12 - the maximum is 15.

What is the minimum age?

16.

Level of English offered and CEFR equivalents

A2 = Pre-intermediate
B1 = Intermediate/Upper Intermediate
B2 = Upper Intermediate
C1 = Pre-advanced/Advanced

Not sure? Check your Language Level

General English with IELTS Preparation option

  • 15 hours of General English
  • Extra 5 hours per week of IELTS preparation
  • Two weeks minimum, 24 weeks maximum length
  • Monthly start dates
  • Minimum level of English required: Intermediate

General English with Speaking Skills option

  • 15 hours per week of General English
  • Extra 5 hours per week of tuition focusing on speaking, pronunciation and cultural English
  • Two weeks minimum, no maximum length
  • Start dates are every 2 weeks
  • Minimum level of English required: Pre-intermediate

2019 dates and fees


Start dates

Our General English classes start every 2 weeks on a Monday (except public holidays and over the Language Centre holiday periods).

7 Jan, 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 3 June, 17 June, 1 July, 15 July, 29 July, 12 Aug, 27 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec

The Language Centre holiday is 27-31 May and there are no classes in that week.

Public holidays are as follows:

1 January, 19 April, 22 April, 6 May, 27 May, 26 August, 25 December and 26 December

Fees 2019 - General English (15 hours per week)

  • 2-4 weeks: £280 per week
  • 6-12 weeks: £270 per week
  • 14-22 weeks: £260 per week
  • 24-34 weeks: £250 per week
  • Over 36 weeks: £240 per week

Fees 2019 - General English with IELTS Preparation or Speaking Skills (20 hours per week)

  • 2-4 weeks: £375 per week
  • 6-12 weeks: £360 per week
  • 14-22 weeks: £345 per week
  • 24-34 weeks: £330 per week
  • Over 36 weeks: £315 per week

2020 dates and fees


Start dates

In 2020, our General English classes start every 2 weeks on a Monday (except public holidays and over the Language Centre holiday periods) on the following days:

6 Jan, 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 2  Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 14 Apr, 27 Apr, 13 May, 11 May, 1 June, 15 June, 29 June, 13 July, 27 July, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov

The Language Centre holiday is 25-29 May 2020 and there are no classes in that week.

Public holidays are as follows:

1 January, 10 April, 23 April, 8 May, 25 May, 31 August, 25 December and 26 December

Fees 2020 - General English (15 hours per week)

  • 2-4 weeks: £290 per week
  • 6-12 weeks: £280 per week
  • 14-22 weeks: £270 per week
  • 24-34 weeks: £260 per week
  • 36-48 weeks: £250 per week

Fees 2020 - General English with IELTS Preparation or Speaking Skills (20 hours per week)

  • 2-4 weeks: £385 per week
  • 6-12 weeks: £370 per week
  • 14-22 weeks: £355 per week
  • 24-34 weeks: £340 per week
  • 36-48 weeks: £325 per week

How to book your course


Read information about how to book and pay for your course.

Any questions?

Contact us at language-centre@arts.ac.uk.

News


2020 bookings now open

See the new dates and fees information for our courses starting in 2020.

IELTS preparation

You can book IELTS preparation course as a 5-hour per week addition to your General English course. Contact us about dates starting soon.

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