About the Course
What is the minimum age requirement to enrol on the General English course?
All General English course applicants must be aged 18 or over.
What are the class sizes on the General English course?
General English classes here at Queen's English Language School have around 6-8 students per class. Our smaller, yet interactive classes have proven to be effective for ourselves, as well as our students because it means that you're able to get the correct amount of attention throughout your General English course.
How many hours are there in one General English course lesson?
You can choose between studying for 2 hours, or 3 hours each day (with a 10 minute break in-between if you study 9 am to 12 o'clock ). Please read our General English course timetable for more information.
Please note: We do not offer courses for students attending less than 4 hours each week.
Below are the prices of all of our English courses (*please add the correct administration fee as stated*).
What are the different types of General English courses that we offer?
The different types of General english courses at Queens English Language School includes;
Students entering at this level will have a basic knowledge of simple situations and will need to develop all language areas and skills. In lessons, students will practise a percentage of grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The lessons will encourage speaking and practise fluency.
According to the Common European Framework (click here for levels) , students entering this level will be Level A1.
Students entering at this level can usually deal with simple situations but need to develop all language areas and skills. According to the Common European Framework, students entering this level will range from A2 to B1 level.
Upon finishing this course, we aim for students to have reached a confident/strong B1 level
In lessons, students will practise a percentage of grammar, reading, writing, listening, pronunciation and speaking skills. The lessons will encourage communication and practise fluency. Students will be encouraged to sit the Cambridge KET examination if they wish.
Students entering at this level can usually make effective and independent use of the language in familiar situations although there are still lapses in communication.
According to the Common European Framework, students entering this level will be Level B1.
Upon finishing this course we aim for students to have reached Level B2.
In lessons, students will practise a percentage of grammar, reading, writing, listening, pronunciation and speaking skills. The
lessons will encourage communication and practise fluency. Students will be encouraged to sit the Cambridge PET examination if they wish.
Students entering at this level find their use of the language is consistent and usually appropriate but lapses in fluency and accuracy still occur in complex situations.
According to the Common European Framework, students entering this level will be Level B2. Upon finishing this course we aim for students to have reached Level C1.
Students will be encouraged to sit the Cambridge FCE if they wish.
The levels follow the Common European Framework for Languages (click here for full level descriptions)
What is covered during the course?
Speaking: each speaking unit is mapped to a CEFER level objective. Students are encouraged to use the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation taught to complete the speaking activities, which can either in pairs or small groups
Grammar: each grammar section asks the students toidentify the language structures focus of the lesson in context. Further controlled practice is given before using the grammar learned in writing and speaking
Reading: reading activities texts introduce the students to target vocabulary and range from identifying information to more sophisticated text where inference skills are also required
Listening: activities are carried out in two stages, from general understanding of the topic to finding detailed information in response to direct questions.
Vocabulary: efficient learning of new vocabulary requires teaching of new words in topic-related groups. In this way students are helped to categorize the new words they learn.
Pronunciation: our lessons focus both on word pronunciation and sentence stress. Activities are designed to improve accuracy and fluency.
Course Book: in 2022 we have adopted course books from The Language Hub series by MacMillan Education. The school orders the correct level Student Book and Workbook for the students and the price is clearly shown on the invoice you receive. Students are welcome to buy the books themselves as long as they have the book on the first day.
Do you offer online General English lessons?
We offer online General English courses. The online General English courses run at the same times as stated in our timetable and follow the same price structure as a regular General English course (please use our English course price lists to find out). Our Online General English course is conducted using Google Classrooms and on our Virtual Learning Environment (Queen's English e-learning platform).
Can you upgrade your course to a Cambridge English exam preparation course, or any other English exam course, once your General English course has finished?
If you would like to study towards gaining a certification in the English language after completing a General English course with us, you can. Many of our General English students apply for an English exam preparation course once their General English course has finished. Please visit our English courses page to view our available English exam/exam preparation courses.
Please read our Dates and Fees page before making this decision, as English exam costs can vary.
If you require a student visa, please visit our student visa information page. *This will add £50 onto your course price.*
In order to start your enrollment, please fill out this form and submit.