General English courses in the UK are designed for students who wish to learn or improve their ability to communicate in English. Covering all levels, from beginner to advanced, the main aim of the General English courses in the UK is to increase the students’ confidence in the day-to-day use of the language. The General English courses’ in the UK syllabus has been designed to cover all major areas of the English language while also closely focusing on grammar and vocabulary development. The areas covered by General English courses are: Listening, Reading, Writing and speaking with some courses focusing even more on conversational English. General English classes in the UK benefit from a relaxed and informal yet inspiring atmosphere, and with only a small number of students in each class, all students get the chance to participate in all class activities.
Lessons are usually topic or theme based and the language and grammar are taught within the structure of the topic. This will help students learn the English language in a natural way and to use the appropriate English in a given situation. Students are well supported by the teachers who will give them encouragement, advice and feedback. The teachers are there to help students reach their English language goal. General English language courses come at the following levels, beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate, pre-advanced and advanced.