English course for adults
General or Intensive English Course for Adults 18+ and 30+
If you’re willing to spend a brief period abroad to become more confident in the practical use of English, then the General or Intensive English courses are quite possibly the most effective solutions for you! The programme is based on modern curricula that allow you to increase your confidence, competence and understanding of the language quickly and effectively, through interactive and challenging English lessons. The best part is that you’ll be learning in the company of a small group of international students from all over the world! At the end of the General or Intensive English course designed specifically for adults, you’ll have a clear idea of the mechanisms of the language and their practical use, and you’ll have dramatically developed all four key areas of communication: language comprehension, reading, writing and oral expression.
Light and fun!
Lessons per week
The most popular
NOTE: In some destinations 26 or 28 lessons per week, check your destination for more info
Available in USA & Canada
Lessons per week
Learn 'Real' English
Each lesson of the English course for adults focuses on specific topics, and which cover all key areas of communication: reading, writing, speaking and understanding. Each lesson prepares you for how language is used in ‘real’ life, with practical examples everyone can relate to.
Teachers select the topics of the lectures and then present them to the class in an interactive and immersive way, helping you learn all the elements you’ll need in everyday life. You will improve your grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation.
Listen, Understand, Respond Quicker
If you have issues with processing what is said, understanding it and structuring a response, then these lessons will certainly help you speed up the time it takes for you to comprehend and will make your reply much more efficient – in a fun manner, making conversational English flow much smoother and allows you to enjoy it.
Teachers and Staff Are Always Available
Advice and support go hand in hand at the schools and teachers and staff are always readily available. They provide support and encouragement in a friendly and pleasant environment, allowing students to feel motivated and productive.
Teaching and Supplementary Materials
The teaching methods in the English language courses for adults are integrated with books, articles, magazines, videos, songs … Internet resources also offer a much more comprehensive learning approach and all methods can be applied to everyday situations.
Dynamic And Active Participation
Supported by the teacher and your fellow classmates, you will be actively participating in the lessons. You’ll be able to practice your speech during debates and discussions. The teachers remain attentive and guide you, helping you focus on correct pronunciation and grammatical errors, all the while improving your language skills.
A Typical DayAn overview of the schedules of the English courses for adults
Lessons from Monday to Friday
Lessons are held from Monday to Friday, with each lesson lasting between 45-50 minutes (depending on your chosen location) and focusing on a particular skill:
The lessons alternate between two different teachers, which provides you with the opportunity to compare pronunciations and colloquialisms. You will be provided with a textbook on the first Wednesday of your course and other supplementary materials throughout the course duration.
After scheduled lessons, you can choose to participate in further educational workshops, including pronunciation workshops or social activities which take place both in afternoons and/or evenings. For more information, view and follow the EXTRA section.
First Day (Monday)
Day one starts with a reception and registration process, which is followed by a short English language test that assesses your level of English. After your first and second English lessons, you’ll be able to enjoy a tour of the area and socialise at a fun welcome event! Times on the below schedule may vary, depending on your chosen destination:
- 08.30 – Reception and Registration
- 09.00 – English Language Test
- 10.45 – First English Language Lesson
- 12.45 – Second English Language Lesson
- 14.30 – Guided Area Tour
- 15.30 – Welcome Pack Session *
- 16.00 – Welcome Event **
* The Welcome Pack is a manual containing information on the city, your class schedule, academic information and various events relating to leisure or extra-curricular activities.
** The Welcome Event will be held at a local pub or cafe, where you can enjoy a free drink whilst in the company of other new students. The staff will inform you about the week’s activities and give you some tips on must-see locations to visit!
The second day follows a more structured routine. For example:
- 09.00 – 10.30 – Lessons
- 10.30 – 10.45 – Break
- 10.45 – 12.15 – Lessons
- 12.15 – 12.45 – Lunch
- 12.45 – 14.15 – Lessons (only for those following an intensive course)
In peak season, lessons alternative between mornings and midday lessons. For ex: Monday = Mornings; Tuesday = Afternoons; Wednesday = Mornings; Thursday = Afternoons; Friday = Mornings + lessons from 12.45 – 14.15 every day if you have selected a course of 30 lessons per week.
- 14.30 – 16.00 – Lessons
- 16.00 – 16.15 – Break
- 16.15 – 17.45 – Lessons
Each English Course Includes Extra-Curricular Activities!Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the numerous extra-curricular activities offered by the school...
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you’ll find:
- Pronunciation Classes specific to your country of origin
- Arts and Cultural Evenings
- Specialized meetings to enhance motivation and participation
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets
- Focus Groups for conversation practice in a social and relaxed environment
- School Library containing modern books and media for individual studies and research.
Keep an eye out on the school notice boards. Each week you’ll find updates to events and activities being held. So, don’t miss out!