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General English - North America


Our General English Premier course in North America is the ideal way to combine class-based instruction with private lessons in a comprehensive programme that focuses on a student's individual needs. It includes 25 English lessons per week and students can choose a combination of additional elective lessons and private lessons. Scroll down for more information.
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Key Facts


Min Level A1 - C2


25/30 Lessons + 2/3 Private Lessons per week


Lesson duration 50 minutes


13 Average class size

Benefits of studying the course

General English in our North American schools follows a syllabus covering the key language learning areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening with the aim to increase your confidence and ability to use English in the outside world. As part of this course, students can choose to add 5 lessons from one of our electives in General English (Fluency), Business English, Academic English and Exam Preparation to assist progress towards their desired language level.

Add more lessons (electives)

General English – Fluency

Add 5 or 10 lessons per week of additional English skills designed to develop your fluency and listening skills through communicative practice and reinforcement. Presentations, project work and co-operative tasks are used to further develop confidence in spoken English.

Business English

Add 5 lessons per week from our Business English course to widen your vocabulary of business-related terminology. If you are preparing to use your English skills in a business or work environment, this course will help you prepare for real-life practical situations. We also include practice for TOEIC, an internationally recognized exam for workplace English.

Academic English – Reading & Writing

Add 5 lessons per week of academic reading and writing, designed to help you succeed at an academic level and build a solid foundation of academic language skills. You will write formal essays, read and analyze fiction and non-fiction pieces, and improve your reading speed and comprehension.

Academic English – Writing & Speaking

Add 5 lessons per week of academic writing and speaking, designed to give you success at an academic level. From sentence structure to writing comprehensive reports and oral presentations to formal debates.

Exam Preparation

Add 5 lessons per week of specialist coursework to prepare you for IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge English FCE and CAE examinations. You can also choose to study our exam preparation courses as a full-time option.

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