A great intensive course for all levels to improve your English, with an extra focus on speaking to boost your conversation skills.


You can choose to take this course in the morning or afternoon, leaving you with plenty of time to relax and explore the local London area. This course is suitable for all levels and you will be placed in a class with people of a similar ability. With a specific focus on English speaking skills, you will meet new people and get to know your fellow classmates and teacher.

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The course follows the same programme as General English 15 morning or afternoon, with the addition of special focus classes that enhance your English speaking skills.

The following focus classes are examples for your daily 12.15 – 13.10 lessons.


Speaking and grammar

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Become more accurate and fluent when speaking in English. Students will work together to explore and review grammar in context through role-plays, discussions and presentations. The topics, language areas and materials will reflect the interests and needs of the class.

Speaking and writing

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Enhance your writing skills with more accurate language. Gain confidence producing a wide variety of written materials such as creative writing, proposals, reviews, surveys, blogs, CVs, and discussion essays. Students will also be encouraged to analyse texts.

Speaking and vocabulary

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Expand your range and accurate use of vocabulary when speaking and discussing ideas. Become a more confident speaker with tasks that encourage problem-solving, discussion and opinions. Sample topics include the media, food and culture, and the environment.

Speaking and listening

A2 (elementary) to C1 (advanced)
Focus on your listening skills. Teachers will use a variety of published and authentic materials in order to build confidence at all levels. Sample learning tasks include presentations, short talks, podcasts, interviews and role-plays.

Speaking and reading

B1 (intermediate) to C1 (advanced)
You will evaluate and think more critically about what you are reading, which is an essential skill for academic study and careers. Topics and texts are chosen from a range of materials (for example websites, newspapers, and articles) to generate discussions.


This course helps you improve your General English skills, with added opportunities to develop speaking and communication.

By the end of the course you will…

  • Have a deeper understanding of the English language
  • Communicate more fluently
  • Be more accurate in English
  • Have improved across all four skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking (including pronunciation)
  • Be confident in English-speaking environments
  • Receive a certificate with your new English level

What can I do next?

  • Access to the student portal
  • Opportunities to attend additional free English lessons with trainees
  • Social programme activities such as walking tours and conversation clubs
  • A level certificate to add to your CV
  • Access to the library and computers
  • Free wifi
  • A monthly 121 tutorial