General
English

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Overview

General English Course


The General English course is our most popular course and is designed for all skill levels.

With start dates every Monday in each of our 19 study centres, this course is an ideal way to improve your ability to communicate effectively and have confidence in your use of the English language. 

Our dynamic approach to grammar, pronunciation and conversation using interactive software, individual and group work makes learning engaging and fun as well as developing your reading, writing and listening skills.

Reasons to choose General English:

  • Starts every Monday
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Beginners accepted in some locations
  • Choose the number of lessons and your course length according to your budget and goals
  • Cost effective for long-term study

Outcomes:

  • Improve your understanding of grammar and vocabulary
  • Enhance your listening ability and your confidence in speaking English
  • Develop more effective English language communication skills

Course Includes:

  • Books and materials
  • Access to My Embassy English Student Dashboard
  • Computer facilities and Wi-Fi
  • Online personalised learning plans
  • End of Course Certificate

Quick Facts

  • Lessons per Week: 20, 24 or 28
  • Course Duration: 1 - 50 Weeks
  • Class Size: Maximum 15
  • Lesson Duration: 45 min. in US and UK, 50 min. in ANZ
  • Age requirements: 16*
*18 in Central London

Course Options

General English Standard programme

The Standard programme consists of 20 lessons per week, Monday to Friday, following a structured curriculum with a focus on the key English language skills for success in learning.

This course is offered in all Embassy English study centres.

Reasons to choose this course
  • Starts every Monday
  • Suitable for all levels
  • This course is suitable for study for up to 12 weeks in the USA under the ESTA visa waiver scheme and the B1/B2 tourist visa
  • This course is suitable for study in Australia and New Zealand on a tourist or working holiday visa
Outcomes
  • Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Communicate more effectively

General English Standard Plus programme in the United States:

Available only in the USA, you will participate in 4 teacher-led workshops as well as the 20 lessons from the Standard programme.

Each week you will receive one of each of the following lesson types:

  • Lecture Hall - presentation from a teacher with activities and tasks graded to level
  • Study Skills - improve your learning techniques
  • Guided Independent Learning - use the online resources which complements your coursebook
  • Language Clinic - focus on the areas identified in your personalised learning plan to to maximise your progress

This course is a total of 18 hours per week and requires a student visa to study.

Reasons to choose this course
  • Starts every Monday
  • Suitable for all levels
  • This course is required for student visas into the USA
Outcomes
  • Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Communicate more effectively

General English Semi-Intensive programme in Australia and New Zealand

Available in our 4 Australian locations and our Auckland study centre in New Zealand you can choose from a wide range of electives which can improve your career opportunities, help you with exam techniques or simply enhance your experience.

Choose an additional 4 lessons to customise your course, enhance your learning and maximise your success.

This course consists of 24 lessons per week and is 20 hours of study per week.

Reasons to choose this course
  • Starts every Monday
  • Focus on the area you want or need to improve
  • Gain additional skills for success in exams
  • Full-time programme eligible for study on a student or tourist visa in Australia and New Zealand

Outcomes

  • Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Learn tips and techniques to improve your exam results if you choose an exam elective
  • Gain English language skills for the workplace if you choose business English elective

General English Intensive programme

Available in all of our Embassy English locations, you can choose from a wide range of electives which can improve your career opportunities, help you with exam techniques or simply enhance your experience.

Our Intensive programme consists of 28 lessons per week. 20 lessons of core General English and 8 Elective lessons of your choice to customise your course, enhance your learning and maximise your success.


Reasons to choose this course
  • Starts every Monday
  • Focus on the area you want or need to improve
  • Gain additional skills for success in exams or career
  • This programme is eligible for study on a student or tourist visa in Australia and New Zealand and a student visa in the USA

Outcomes

  • Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Learn tips and techniques to improve your exam results if you choose an exam elective
  • Gain English language skills for the workplace if you choose business English elective

Course Information

Curriculum:


Certification: At the end of the course, you will receive an Embassy Certificate documenting your language level.

My Embassy English Student Dashboard & Embassy onTrack: Your online portal with everything you need for a successful experience including progress tracking, learning resources and your personlised learning plan.Embassy onTrack

Bringing English to Life: Take your skills out of the classroom and into the real world. With our #BETL activities you will test your skills in engaging challenges such as blogging, videos, group projects and more. LEARN MORE

Syllabus: All courses follow an integrated language skills syllabus with specific outcomes for each level.

Teaching methodology: Our teachers follow an interactive methodology designed to make learning easier through interesting, engaging and enjoyable lessons.

Resources and materials: Books are included for all courses.

Classrooms: All classrooms are equipped with Interactive White Boards and Wi-Fi

English Levels: Review our English level overview HERE or determine your level with our English Quiz

Electives:

Communication Skills: Build your confidence in everyday situations as well as in public speaking and presenting.

Perfect your Pronunciation: Make your English speaking easier to understand with focused speaking and listening activities.

Business English: Develop real-world business language skills and be confident in the workplace.

Exam Preparation Classes: Add classes in IELTS or TOEFL to give you that extra knowledge on how to achieve top marks.


Vocabulary: Increase and extend your vocabulary to give you more confidence.


Grammar Practice: Improve your understanding of English grammar and learn to speak and write more accurately



One to One lessons

We offer One to One lessons as an add-on in most locations, ask your enrolment advisor for more information!