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Intensive General English Course

The Intensive General English Course is suitable for students who want to maximise on work carried out in the Standard Course. This course takes place all year round.
Morning lessons follow the same programme as the Standard Course from Monday to Friday (09.30 -13.00 in the UK or 09.00-13.00 in Ireland). All morning courses are based on our CES Curriculum Framework Document which has common CEF learning objectives for each level. In addition each course is supported by published an EFL course book and its syllabus. Teachers complement this syllabus. Course books are sold at the schools at shop prices and students must buy one on their first day. Second hand books may also be available.
Levels available in the mornings: Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2),  Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1).
There are also three afternoon lessons a week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (14.00 -16.30 in the UK or 14.00-16.00 in Ireland) which are focused on improving the students’ speaking skills and ability to communicate through English. In the afternoon lessons, students have the opportunity to improve their communicative proficiency through discussions, topical debates, authentic materials and use of portable and static technology. Course content is partly negotiated and partly based on TED lectures.

Levels available in the afternoons: Elementary – Pre-Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate – Intermediate, Intermediate (B1+) – Advanced


The minimum age is 16 and there is a maximum of 14 students per class.
An Intensive English course is 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week in the UK and 26 hours in Ireland.
1 lesson in the UK = 45 minutes
1 lesson in Ireland = 55 minutes

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Course Timetable

School Lessons Time Day
Dublin 26 9.00 - 13.00
14.00 - 16.00
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - Thursday
London 30 9.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 16.30
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - Thursday
Oxford 30 9.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 16.30
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - Thursday
Edinburgh 30 9.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 16.30
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - Thursday
Leeds 30 9.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 16.30
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - Thursday
Worthing 30 9.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 16.30
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - Thursday
Harrogate 30 9.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 16.30
Monday - Friday
Tuesday - Thursday

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