General English Course at New College Nottingham

General English at NCN

At Nottingham English School we offer a General English course from Beginner right through to Advanced Level. You will be taught in small classes with a maximum number of 16 students per class.

  • British Council accredited English courses
  • Study from 2 weeks up to 11 months with flexible start and end dates to suit you

There is currently a minimum entry age of 16 or above for individual students, and we can offer both 15 hours per week and 21 hours per week (combined with exam preparation) courses.

The 15 hours per week classes run from 9.00am – 1030 and 11.00am – 12.30pm on Monday – Friday.

You can also study 21 hours per week when combined with our afternoon exam preparation course on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Who is the course for?

Our General English course helps you improve your Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Skills. It is a great way to develop your English for work, study or pleasure. We have students of different ages, from different countries, cultures and backgrounds studying together at Nottingham English School.

Some students come to improve their English for career purposes, some to prepare for further study, or to improve their English level for a future English test such as IELTS.

On the first day you will be tested and placed into a class with learners of the same level, we have a range of class levels:

  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced
What does the course cover?

A typical weekly programme of the General English Course would cover:

Speaking – One to one, group, and class discussion, this will help improve your confidence, pronunciation and fluency.

Listening – Various exercises to help you listen and understand the words you hear.

Vocabulary – Learn the correct words you need to communicate clearly.

Writing and Grammar – Gain confidence to understand various texts, and the skills you need to write English clearly.

There will be projects and homework to encourage you to learn outside as well as inside the classroom. There will be modern interactive software as well as traditional textbooks to work through, and you will receive a college certificate at the end of your studies.

Other information about this course

Nottingham English School have a Personal Success and Welfare coach dedicated to helping you get the most of your studies with us. Along with arranging various social activities during the year, they also help organise our weekly Conversation Club. This is an informal relaxed space to give you even more opportunity to practice your English skills.

For information on our safeguarding policy, payment terms and conditions and Pre-Arrival information, please see the apply page.

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How much will the General English Course cost, and when can i start?

Whole Year (7th September 2015 - 24th June 2016)

Date: 7th September 2015 – 24th June 2016
Course duration: 34 weeks
Cost per week: £155
Total cost: £5,208

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Autumn Term (7th September 2015 - 18th December 2015)

Date: 7th September 2015 – 18th December 2015
Course duration: 14 weeks
Cost per week: £155
Cost for Term: £2,170

(Half-term holiday: 26th – 30th October)

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Spring Term (11th January 2016 - 1st April 2016)

Date: 11th January 2016 - 1st April 2016
Course duration: 10 weeks, 3 days
Cost per week: £155
Cost for Term: £1,643

(Half-term holiday: 15th – 19th February 2016, Bank holiday: 25th March and 28th March 2016)

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Summer Term (18th April 2016 - 24th June 2016)

Date: 18th April 2016 - 24th June 2016
Course duration: 8 weeks, 4 days
Cost per week: £155
Cost for Term: £1,364

(Half-term holiday: 30th May - 3rd June 2016, Bank holiday: 2nd May 2016)

Summer SCHOOL (27th June 2016 - 26th August 2016)

Date: 27th June 2016 - 26th August 2016
Course duration: 9 weeks (any weeks up to 9 in total)
Cost per week: £155
Cost for Term: £1,395 (if studying all 9 weeks)

Prices do not include:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Food and living costs

For more information and to register

If you have any questions about the General English Course or would like more information please enquire now. To register on this course please apply now.

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