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The General English Course aims to develop students’ social practical communication skills in terms of four English skills: listening, speaking and pronunciation, reading and writing including grammar.

The General English course is a 20 hour/week course designed to give students the opportunity for rapid progress in all facets of the English language. Classes are structured from beginner through advanced.

Morning and evening classes are available. We teach students grammar, writing, pronunciation, and other basic skills. These lessons correspond with conversation class, where students can use the skills they have learned in a more practical, casual setting. Conversation classes will vary in theme, so students can use a broad range of useful vocabulary.

Duration: 4-52 weeks, depending on level

Testing: Students take a placement test on arrival and are placed in a class based on the test results. They will also receive a student orientation introducing the rules; such as Astley English College’s strict English only policy. Students will be given progress tests to help them evaluate their performance. Classroom performance is also monitored and further recommendations are made on areas requiring attention and ways further progress could be made. Throughout a month, students are tested on Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.


  • Beginner English
  • Elementary English
  • Pre-Intermediate English
  • Intermediate English
  • Upper Intermediate English
  • Advanced English

Further study: Students who complete our general English courses at an intermediate level will be able to undertake educational or vocational courses. Students wishing to take IELTS preparation should have finished an intermediate level course.

Students will be able to receive a college certificate of proficiency at the completion of their course.

Entry requirements:

  • 18 Years or above


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