Our General English course is for students from Elementary to Advanced levels. The course focuses on a range of academic skills, with the goal of preparing students for their general day-to-day and professional English needs. During the course, you will be engaged in a variety of exciting topics and practise speaking and giving presentations, listening and following lectures, reading academic and formal texts, writing essays and research reports, grammar and a range of relevant and crucial vocabulary.
City Language Centre provides a wide range of practical English language courses, delivered by our fully qualified and professional teachers. We can help you achieve your English language learning goals, It might be for the job you currently have or would like to have, or it might be for just getting around this wonderful city, meeting new friends and having a lot of fun!
Classes start every Monday (Morning, Afternoon or Evening).
Attend for 4-60 weeks (50 weeks study + 10 weeks holidays).
20 hours per week / face-to-face
The General English course is perfectly balanced with reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students learn daily English which is used in everyday life and build their confidence to use English in various situations. These include travelling, shopping, looking for a job, making friends etc. Lessons are engaging with role plays and students often go out on excursions with peers to practice what they have learnt.
Our course is focused on the practical and essential components of everyday English. You will undertake a wide variety of tasks related to these skills and their use in “real life” situations. Our General English course is split into 5 levels:
Upon completion of their level, students will have acquired the following skills and competencies.
The student will learn to have short conversation with patient partners on very general topics and participate at a basic level in English-speaking society via control of functional language including ordering food, asking for directions, etc., although accuracy may be lacking. They can understand main points when listening to clearly spoken utterances on basic topics and can ask for clarification. The learner is able to produce short written texts such as emails and notes, and can order information logically in paragraphs showing some control over past, present and future forms. They can fully comprehend some very basic written texts on common topics as well as specific details in longer texts if language and topics are kept simple.
Please familiarise yourself with the following important information:
Assessment will vary every week and may include reading or writing or listening or speaking tests, oral presentations, role plays, writing summaries, writing dialogues etc.
A minimum of 80% attendance is required (for student visa holders).
All students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of their course.
Course timetables can vary from morning, afternoon or evening. Contact us to find out the current timetable for each course.
** all courses and levels may not be available for morning, afternoon and evening sessions