General English
Course With Sterling College

Our General English language courses are designed to improve your general English language level for use in everyday situations. Develop areas of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

General English

Our General English language courses are designed to improve your general English language level for use in everyday situations. Develop areas of speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Students are encouraged to participate in college events and excursions to improve their English.

About Course

Students in the General English Language Courses will:
  • develop fluency and listening skills to communicate with both native speakers and other international students
  • practice formal and informal language
  • learn grammar rules in order to produce accurate sentences when speaking and writing in English
  • develop confidence in English and therefore in their personal and professional lives
  • improve understanding of English in everyday situations: ordering food in a restaurant, shopping at the supermarket, reading English newspapers, watching films 

Lessons combine all aspects of English language skills; listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Course material consists of an English language coursebook and supplementary material such as Cds, CDROMs, and online English language resources.

Students may want to improve their General English for:
  • further studies
  • business
  • personal interest

The General English Language courses use a key English language textbook as well as a range of additional materials and will provide you with the essential structures and vocabulary to succeed. Students who take this course will receive a certificate based on the level achieved at the end of their course.

Level of English Offered & CEFR Equivalents

  • A1 = Beginner
  • A2 = Pre-intermediate
  • B1 = Intermediate/Upper Intermediate
  • B2 = Upper Intermediate
  • C1 = Pre-advanced/Advanced

Maximum Class Size

15 (but usually class numbers range between 4 to 6 people)

Course Duration

The minimum length of time you can book a course for is 1 week (there is no maximum limit as you can book as many weeks as you want)

Intake Dates

Every week with a Monday start throughout the year (except national public and Christmas breaks). If you enrol on a part-time course (less than 15 hours per week), you would have agreed your class days (and start date) with a member of the admission team during the enrolment process.

Admission Requirements

  • You do not need any previous qualifications to study English with us.
  • You must be aged 16+
  • We recommend that overseas applicants requiring a visa to study with us enroll in full-time courses (minimum 15 hours per week)

Fees & Funding

All our English courses are self-funded. You are considered to be a self-funded student if you are funding your own studies or you are getting financial help from family or friends or receiving financial assistance directly from an external funder excluding UK student loan

How To Apply

You can apply online or by downloading and completing our Student Application Form and providing us with a copy of your passport or a valid photo ID.

General English Study Options

Standard (G.E.15) - 15 Hours per Week

This General English course is 3 hours per day, 5 days per week, usually Monday to Friday. You can choose from one of our three sessions to attend your course (subject to availability):

Mornings: 09:00 - 12:00

Afternoons: 12:00 to 15:00

Evenings: 18:00 to 21:00 

General English Standard (G.E.15) - Summary Prices

A summary of our General English course prices. For full list with all the weeks (1 to 51 weeks) please use our Course Fee Calculator below to find out the cost of your course and other study options available.

1 Month

£180 / Week
  • 4 Weeks Duration
  • 5 Days per Week
  • 3 Hours per Day
  • Choose Preferred Session

3 Months

£150/ Week
  • 12 Weeks Duration
  • 5 Days per Week
  • 3 Hours per Day
  • Choose Preferred Session

6 Months

£125/ Week
  • 24 Weeks Duration
  • 5 Days per Week
  • 3 Hours per Day
  • Choose Preferred Session

11 Months

£98/ Week
  • 48 Weeks Duration
  • 5 Days per Week
  • 3 Hours per Day
  • Choose Preferred Session

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