General English. GE-15

Our General English course is 15 lessons (50 minutes each) per week.

Course Information


Course dates Enrol on any Monday during the course.

*please see note below about non-teaching days.

Price (per week) Online

E.U. nationals: £120

Non-E.U. nationals: £140

Walk – in (booked at in person at the Woodsley Road campus): All nationals – £120

Taught hours per week 15 hours

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 12.20am

English levels Beginner (A1), Elementary (A2), Pre-Intermediate (B1),

Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)

* please see note below about the minimum number of enrolled students

Minimum booking 2 weeks
Maximum class size 9
Minimum enrolment age 18 

(*Summer school runs courses for juniors aged 12 to 18 in July and August)

Private study Students are expected to do one hour’s homework/self-study per day.

This can be completed either on-site or at home.


Non – teaching days


There are no lessons on Saturdays and Sundays

The school is closed for the following holidays in 2016 / 2017:

19 December 2016 – 6 January 2017 – Christmas Holiday

3 April 2017 – 17 April 2017* – Easter Holiday

18 December 2017 – 1 January 2018* – Christmas Holiday


In addition to the above, the school is closed for the following public holidays in 2017:

1 May 2017* – Early May Bank Holiday

29 May 2017* – Spring Bank Holiday

28 August 2017* – Summer Bank Holiday


*in these cases, enrolment takes place on the following Tuesday.


Minimum student enrolment


Our courses are available, subject to a minimum of 3 enrolled students.


Course Objectives

Our General English courses are designed to improve students’ skills in all skill areas; reading, writing, listening and speaking.  You will learn useful vocabulary and grammar every day to help you gain the confidence to communicate in real life situations.  

Each class has clear objectives to help you reach your language learning goals and your teacher will set structured tasks to support these objectives.  Our teachers will monitor your progress closely, giving personal feedback and correction, where necessary, to help you become more accurate and more fluent when communicating.  

Course books are used and adapted to meet students’ needs.


We offer General English courses at the following levels:


Beginner (A1)

Elementary (A2)

Pre-Intermediate (B1)

Intermediate (B1)

Upper-Intermediate (B2)

Advanced (C1)


If you are a new Leeds Language Academy student, you will take our Quick Placement Test (a multiple choice test of basic grammar and vocabulary), complete a writing task and have a short interview to assess your level, and then you will be assigned to a class. The interview can be done ahead of time on Skype, but the written test can only be done in person at the school.


Homework and Assessment


Students are expected to do one hour of homework/self-study each day. Tests are done regularly to assess your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.  There are progress tests in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 of each term.  A final test is done in week 12. If you pass the final test, you can progress to the next level.