General English

General English

Our General English course is designed to give you a solid foundation in English and develop your ability to communicate.

It is suitable for students of all levels from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1), but please note it is not suitable for complete beginners.
Our syllabus is specially designed so you can start any week. Lessons cover speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, plus grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and study skills, with topics changing weekly.
We do not follow a coursebook but instead use a wide range of teaching resources, and we provide you with all lesson materials.

Afternoon General English / Part-time*

7.5 hours per week

General English

15 hours per week

General English PLUS**

22.5 hours per week
This includes one extra lesson per day in General English, pronunciation, business English, writing or grammar.

*More info at this page Afternoon Classes

** See “Afternoon Classes” tab

Hours per week: 7.5; 15 or 22.5

Course length: 1-52 weeks

All levels from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)

Ages: 16+

Max. students per class: 12

Afternoon Classes are included as part of the General English Plus course. You can choose between General English, which is available every week, and specialist modules, which are available on certain dates. For course details, see the Afternoon Classes

Afternoon General English
Start any week Finish Any Week
Pronunciation* 1 week
5-9 February & 5-9 August
Business English* 1 week 3-7 June & 2-6 December
Writing* 1 week 15-19 April & 30 September – 4 October
Introduction to IELTS** 4 weeks 19 February – 15 March

*Pronunciation, Writing and Business English will replace Afternoon General English on the dates above.
**You can choose between General English and Introduction to IELTS on these weeks. Minimum level for Intoduction to IELTS: Pre-Intermediate (A2)

09.30 – 11.00 1st Lesson
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 2nd Lesson
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 3rd Lesson
More information

Teaching days are Monday to Friday.
Your timetable will be one of the following:
9.30 – 13.00 for General English (15 hrs/week)
9.30 – 15.30 for General English Plus (22.5 hrs/week)
14.00 – 15.30 for Afternoon Classes only (7.5 hrs/week)

Please note: the Lewis School is open for classes every week from Monday to Friday except on the following days: UK Public Holidays 2022 – 15 April, 18 April, 2 May, 2 June, 3 June, 29 August
Christmas / New Year Closure 2022 – the school closes on 17 December 2022 and reopens on 3 January 2023

Your First Day

On your first day, we will give you a written and oral placement test. We will also provide you with a Welcome Pack, explain important information about the school, and take you on a tour of the city.

About Your Lessons

Want to know more about your learning programme at the Lewis School? Here is our quick guide to everything from homework to changing classes.

Learning with Lewis School

Our approach to teaching and learning is at the heart of our success as a school, and your success as a language learner. We’d like to tell you about what makes us different and special.

All prices in GBP (£) per week.

Duration/hours 7.5 hours 15 hours 22.5 hours
1-7 Weeks £91 £192 £276
8-13 Weeks £87 £179 £259
14-20 Weeks £81 £166 £242
21+ Weeks £71 £151 £217
Duration/hours 7.5 hours 15 hours 22.5 hours
1-7 Weeks £94 £198 £284
8-13 Weeks £90 £184 £267
14-20 Weeks £83 £171 £249
21+ Weeks £73 £156 £224
Start any week; finish any week.
Prices in GBP (£) per week.
All levels from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1).

An enrolment fee of £65 applies to all new students.

Fees include:
Welcome pack, folder and all learning materials
Study Clubs (free 1-hour sessions such as Conversation Club)
Online and in-school self-study facilities
Certificate and report at end of course (certificate is subject to you attending at least 80% of lessons)

Please note: the School is closed on the following days in 2024: 29 March, 1 April, 6 May, 27 May, 26 August
For the New Year closure, the school closes on 21 December 2024 and reopens on 6 January 2025



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