General English

Our lessons will be taught by experienced, certified teachers from our partner schools. You will have the opportunity to join a small group class with students from all over the world and progress your language level in a safe and nice environment. 

Full-time courses are now available to book, please contact if you have any questions.

Improve your English language skills 
for everyday situations

This course will enable you to quickly improve your English language skills and help you reach your goals. You will gain confidence and fluency in the language whether for leisure, further studies, or business. We teach practical real-life English for real-life situations.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for elementary to advanced level students aged 18 and above. At the start of your course you will be placed in a class, according to your level. You can join the course at any time during term time* and study for the length of time you need.

*We recommend that low level students start their course at the beginning of term. Contact us to know more about our beginners’ course dates

Course outcomes

  • You will develop English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Your confidence in the language will improve
  • Your career prospects will be enhanced by achieving a level of English required for international business
  • You could progress to an academic English language course such as English for Academic Purposes, or an exam focused programme, for example FCE, CAE, or IELTS, to receive an internationally recognised qualification

How we teach

All our English lessons are delivered in a communicative way. This means that you will learn English in an active and engaging environment, with plenty of opportunities for you to practice what you are learning. Our teachers are well qualified and experienced, and will give you all the support you need to improve your English.

We use a range of authentic material such as music, video, newspapers, radio and the internet, to help you understand and use real English. You will learn with students from all over the world, which means you will learn about other cultures, and at the same time, you will have to speak English with your classmates.

Our Teachers

All our partner teachers are qualified and experienced and hold a minimum of a CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL qualification.

Course Timetable *

General English courses take place in the morning, and are made up of 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week( a total of 15 hours per week, 3 hours per day).

Lessons 1 and 2

Using a course book, the lesson will focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Lessons 3 and 4

After the break, make the best of the skills lesson with the opportunity to practise speaking, listening, reading and writing.  Benefit from flexible content based around your needs and requests.  You can let the teacher know which topics and language points you would like to study in these sessions.

*Please note that this is a sample timetable. Contact us to get more information and tailor your course to your needs

How is the course assessed?

Your teacher will give you some homework every day, so you can practice what you have learnt in the lessons. Textbook activities to improve your vocabulary, or written work to develop your grammar will be part of your daily routine. 

You will receive a certificate and report on your level, progress and attendance when you finish the course.

The facilities

You will have use of BLC’s partner schools’ classrooms, well equipped with interactive whiteboards or screens and projectors.

There are several break-out areas where students can purchase drinks and snacks. You can enjoy free wi-fi throughout the school.

Course Dates

You can join the course on any Monday during term time. We recommend low level students to start their course at the beginning of term. Contact us to know more about our beginners’ course dates.


Cost per week
1-6 weeks 7-12 weeks 13-24 weeks 25+ weeks
£250 £240 £230 £210

Get in touch with us today to book your General English Course

For more details see our Course Fees

Need to make faster progress? Try our Intensive English Course

You can choose to take our Intensive course of 22.5 hours per week for faster progress and free access to our Friday afternoon electives.

Find out more about our Intensive English Course.

General English

Course Pricing & Booking


  • Elementary to advanced levels
  • Course length as required
  • Minimum length: 1 week
  • Start any Monday during term time
  • 20 lessons per week  (45 mins each, 15 hours in total) (see Sample timetable)
  • Maximum class size: 14 (average class size: 10)
  • Students aged 16 and above
  • Evening course option
97% of BLC students thought that their lessons were interesting or very interesting

Teachers are really active and passionate, so it was a pleasure to learn the English language

Marlene Darmandieu, French, aged 22


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