Combination English (Group + One to one) classes in Chester

Carefully designed by our trainers to ensure your lessons are both broad in scope while also focusing on your own English language needs, ELC Chester’s Combination English programme for over 25s has several options to improve your fluency and confidence.

  • Maximum students: 6
  • Minimum age: 25
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. A1
    2. A2
    3. B1
    4. B2
    5. C1

All options are designed for 25+ years of age and feature both group and individual lessons to meet your specific needs in:

  • General English
  • work-related English
  • English for Special Purposes (ESP).

This combination course is ideal for you if you:

  • want to develop your all-round fluency in English
  • wish to improve some specific element of English language to meet your personal or professional needs.

Our course also provides:

  • a focus on spoken English
  • flexible combinations of 25+ group and individual lessons
  • lessons designed to develop your confidence in using English in social and professional settings
  • an adult environment in a separate building dedicated to our mature students aged 25+
  • social events and excursion opportunities to make the most of your short stay in Chester.

Choose your intensity

You can vary the intensity of your course with different combinations of group and individual tuition:

Duration Group lessons One-to-one lessons Total lessons
1 – 6 weeks 20 per week 10 per week 30 lessons
1 – 6 weeks 20 per week 15 per week 35 lessons

Choose your specialism

We have experience in delivering courses for clients from many different professional areas. We have been working in the corporate market for many years and as a consequence have developed several areas of expertise which we can now offer as 25+ Combination Courses with ESP.

Among the specialisms that we are able to offer are:

  • English for tourism management
  • English in the world of finance
  • English for human resource management
  • English for marketing
  • English for customer services
  • English for journalism

If you don’t feel you need any individual lessons, you might prefer the General English for 25+ group option in Chester

Course length

Our combined course is designed for more mature students who are able to work in a more intensive, comprehensive manner. Due to the demanding nature of the programme a maximum stay with us is typically 6 weeks. We can help you decide how long you need when you book. Contact us if you require further details.

A student and teacher laugh together as they look at a tablet device in what looks to be a one to one classroom at the English language centre in Chester. The one to one component is part of the 25 plus combination course at the school.

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £1,150.00 for 1 week
    • 30 lessons over the course of 22.5 hours
    • Includes £90 registration fee
    • Choose your duration below
  • Course intensity

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Who is this English course for?

These intensive combination courses are perfect for more mature students (25+ years of age) who are keen to enjoy an intensive programme of English language studies that will vastly improve their English skills and fluency. If you are an international student and possess a CEFR level of A1 to C1 then this might be the ideal course for you.

Students on the 25 plus English course in Chester take time out to have a few drinks around an outdoor picnic table with their teacher. The setting looks to be an English pub garden and the picnic table is placed on a green lawn.

Find your English level

Course features

  • Before arriving, you do an online test so your class is at the right level for you.
  • We conduct regular progress checks and set homework every day.
  • You’ll be in a multi-national group for your English classes.
  • Regular individual tutorials with your teacher for private help and study advice.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • End of course certificate with hours of study and final level.
  • One-to-one classes to focus on your specific needs.
  • We conduct a pre-course needs assessment to get your course just right.
  • Each course is tailor-made to the needs of the participants.

Frequently asked questions about the 25+ course

Can I join 25+ if I’m under 25 years of age

No, the minimum age is 25. If you’re 24 years of age or under you can join or General English 16+ course.

When does the 25+ English course start?

Our 25+ courses start any Monday and finish any Friday. You can book a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 6 weeks. Please note that the school is open year round except for 2 weeks around the Christmas period – usually the last 2 weeks for the calendar year)

How is the 25+ course tailored to my needs?

Before you start your course we will assess your level of English through a writing, reading and listening test. You will then have a Zoom video call to assess your speaking skills and discuss your needs. In addition we will also ask you to complete a comprehensive pre-course questionnaire where you can tell us which areas you would like to improve and what your goals are.

What is the difference between 25+ and 50+?

The 50+ Vacation Course is a very relaxed course. The average age on the course is 62 and you will follow a programme where you can brush up on your English skills and learn about British culture. On the 50+ course you will have lessons in the mornings and activities and excursions in the afternoons and weekends.

Can I study for just one week on the 25+ programme?

Yes. On 25+ the minimum stay is 1 week and the maximum is 6. However, if you can only travel for 1 week we recommend that you take a 25+ Combination Course which includes group and individual lessons. During the individual lessons you will be able to address your specific language needs.

What is the difference between General English and the 25+ General English course?

The 25+ course is completely designed around your needs. It is a more intensive (22.5 hours per week) and the classroom size is maximum 6 and average 3, so you have a lot more teacher attention. Students on the 25+ Course are on average 43 years of age.

What is the maximum number of weeks I can study on the 25+ course?

Usually the maximum course length on 25+ is 6 weeks. We may be able to extend it to 8 weeks, so if this interests you, please contact us.If you want to study in Chester for more than 6 weeks we normally recommend that you choose a combination of two courses. The most common combination is General English and 25+. For example if you are travelling for 12 weeks you could study for 6 weeks on GE followed by 6 weeks on 25+.

Find your English level

Our language learning levels relate closely to how the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) define them, but with a difference which we have found to help our students at Elementary level.

ELC level Equivalent CEFR levels
Upper A1 Lower A2

We offer an English level test which anyone can take. It involves 50 questions and, depending on your level, will probably take you from 10 to 20 minutes. At the end of it, we will tell you your probable level.

But when you book, we will ask you to take a more detailed and accurate test, to make sure that you start in the class which is best for you.

Test your English level now

How can we help you?

If you need to speak to us about having your organisation pay for this course, please let get in touch and we can help you with that. We hope it goes without saying that we’ll do what we can to answer your questions and guide you in choosing the best course for you.

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