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General English Course ELC Eastbourne, England

General English Courses (25/30 Lessons) in Eastbourne, England

The General English Course provides a balanced programme, focusing on the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, whilst covering essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, idioms and colloquial language.

It provides effective training for students who need English for work, study or travel. In addition it can help provide preparation for a number of exams including IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, KET and PET.

We offer 25 or 30 lessons of General English per week (18.75 or 22.5 hours). In addition to a core morning programme of 20 lessons, we offer the possibility to focus more specifically on your goals with 1 elective (on GE25 programme) or 2 electives (on GE30 programme) per week.

Afternoon electives include:

Speaking, pronunciation & listening: Develop your real-life conversation skills and fluency. Improve your pronunciation so that people will understand you better.

Reading, writing and vocabulary: Build your vocabulary and learn techniques to remember and use more words and phrases correctly. Practise vocabulary in context.

Academic English IELTS/EAP*: Preparation for the academic IELTS exam and for university study. Study all 4 IELTS papers, practise listening for lectures and giving presentations.

Cambridge exam preparation*: Training in exam techniques. Study reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar in use for Cambridge First (FCE) and/or Advanced (CAE).

Reading, writing and vocabulary: Build your vocabulary and learn techniques to remember and use more words and phrases correctly. Practise vocabulary in context.

English for Work*: Introduction to English used in work situations. Focus on making phone calls, language for presentations, meetings and negotiations.

TOEIC preparation*: Complete and thorough preparation for the listening and reading exam. Practise exam questions and learn exam techniques.

Electives are subject to availability. *intermediate to advanced. 

  • Course Summary
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    Course name General English - 25 Lessons/week
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    Dates Start Any Monday Available (Add to basket to choose date options)
    Maximum Class Size 12
    Minimum Age 16
    Lessons Per Week 25
    Hours Per Week 18.75
    From Level CEFR A1
    To Level CEFR C1+
    Price (1-4 weeks) £250.00 per week
    Price (5-7 weeks) £245.00 per week
    Price (8-11 weeks) £240.00 per week
    Price (12-15 weeks) £229.00 per week
    Price (16-19 weeks) £224.00 per week
    Price (20-23 weeks) £219.00 per week
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    Course name General English - 30 Lessons/week
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    Dates Start Any Monday Available (Add to basket to choose date options)
    Maximum Class Size 12
    Minimum Age 16
    Lessons Per Week 30
    Hours Per Week 22.50
    From Level CEFR A1
    To Level CEFR C1+
    Price (1-4 weeks) £282.00 per week
    Price (5-7 weeks) £271.00 per week
    Price (8-11 weeks) £260.00 per week
    Price (12-15 weeks) £255.00 per week
    Price (16-19 weeks) £250.00 per week
    Price (20-23 weeks) £245.00 per week
  • Test Your English

  • GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE TIMETABLE

    GE25/30 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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  • LEVEL GUIDE

    The following table shows the levels we use at ELC.

    ELC Level Level Aims
    C2 Upper-advanced - use English very well in demanding situations
    - performance level may be above average native speaker
    C1 Advanced - use English well in all but the most demanding situations
    - use and understand complex language
    B2 Upper-intermediate - use English effectively in all familiar situations
    - use more complex English and cope with more demanding situations
    B1 Intermediate - use English to express simple ideas and achieve results
    - use range of basic language well in most situations
    A2 Pre-intermediate - use English in most familiar situations
    - use English in a limited way in more difficult situations
    A1/A2 Elementary - develop English skills to 'survival' level
    - use English only in very familiar situations
    A1 Beginner - learn basic vocabulary and structures for simple communication
  • EXAM GUIDE

    Here is an approximate guide of exams at each level.

    ELC Level Cambridge IELTS TOEIC GESE Cambridge BULATS
    C2 Upper advanced CPE 8 - 9   12   90 - 100
    C1 Advanced CAE 7 - 8 945 10 - 11 BEC Higher 75 - 89
    B2 Upper-intermediate FCE 5 - 6.5 785 7 - 9 BEC Vantage 60 - 74
    B1 Intermediate PET 4 - 5 550 5 - 6 BEC Preliminary 40 - 59
    A2 Pre-intermediate KET 3
    225
    3 - 4   20 - 39
    A1/A2 Elementary     120 1 - 2   0 - 19
    A1 Beginner