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    General English

    Our General English courses aim to improve your ability to use English by developing your core language skills – speaking, listening, writing and reading, and increasing your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary. They also develop your English skills for international communication and include lots of natural, (British) English, drawing on the local area and culture.

    A large part of language development is confidence; this is why we designed our lessons to build your confidence and provide you with lots of opportunities to use the English you are learning.

    Choose how many hours a week you would like to study depending on the intensity that you would like to study at.

    • General English Course – 15 hours
    • Intensive English Course – 20 hours 
    • Super Intensive English Course – 25 hours 


    Get a FREE consultation to study General English by contacting NCG!

    This course is available in the following locations:


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    A quick glance


    Beginner (CEFR A1) to Advanced (CEFR C1)

    Class Hours

    15 hours per week, Monday to Friday


    Morning or Afternoon*

    Course Duration

    2 – 45 weeks

    Start Date

    Any Monday (Tuesday on Public Holidays)

    Minimum Age


    Class Size

    Min 6 – Max 15

    Why study General English?
    • Your level is between beginner – to advanced
    • You want to be able to communicate confidently in all contexts
    • You want to be able to communicate with people from all countries and cultures

    Your progress is assessed weekly by your class teacher. You will also have a tutorial every 5 weeks, when you can discuss your progress one-to-one with your teacher.

    When you are ready, you will progress to the next level that is appropriate for you. We usually expect you to spend 10-12 weeks in one level, but it depends on the individual.

    Will I get a certificate?

    You will get a New College Group Certificate at the end of your course (provided your attendance is 80% or above).

    Additional Skills Courses

    General Classes
    Skills for IELTS

    Our topic based skills classes allow you to practice your speaking, listening, reading and writing in a real-life context. Topics covered include fashion, football and food.

    If you wish to add a skills session to your course please include it as a requirement in your application.

    Our IELTS skills classes for writing allows students who are at the Intermediate level and above to develop their exam techniques in the writing aspect of the IELTS exam.

    If you wish to add a skills session to your course please include it as a requirement for your application.

    We Have Qualified Teachers

    Your teachers are certified to teach the English language, which is why they are able to develop you to your full potential as a confident user of English.

    We Monitor Your Progress

    Throughout your English course, you will have tutorials with your teacher and weekly tests, and your progress will be monitored and recorded so that we can ensure that you are continuously improving.

    We Think About Your Learning Needs

    We use a wide range of methodologies, technologies, and materials; including ‘real English’ materials, and resources to provide interesting and exciting lessons that meet your needs.

    We Focus on Pronunciation

    At NCG we specialise in 3D teaching; meaning we not only focus on grammar and vocabulary, but also on pronunciation. By teaching pronunciation as it naturally happens in class this allows you to produce British sounds.

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    Contact Us

    If you have any queries about New College Group or would just like to talk about your future, our college advisors are on hand to help whenever you need it.

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