General English. GE-21
Our General English course is 21 lessons (50 minutes each) per week.
|Course dates||Enrol on any Monday
*please see note below about non-teaching days.
E.U. nationals: £140
Non-E.U. nationals: £200
Walk – in(booked in person at Woodsley Road): All nationals – £130
|Taught hours per week||21 hours|
|English levels||Beginner (A1), Elementary (A2), Pre-Intermediate (B1),
Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)
* 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
29May 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.
Students study a General English course for lessons 1, 2 and 3. The 4th lesson is reserved for extra speaking practice on the material studied during the former 3 lessons.
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.
The extra lesson
This lesson focuses on improving your ability to communicate by enhancing your speaking skills. You will have 50 minutes of further speaking practice, through structured speaking tasks, which support the objectives of each day. The speaking activities are closely connected to the theme(s) of the first three lessons and the grammar and vocabulary covered are recycled, providing extra consolidation.
We offer Intensive English courses at the following levels:
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 a class. The spoken interview can be done on Skype ahead of arrival, but the written task must be done in person.
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.