General English plus Business

Learn English with our General plus Business English Courses

This course gives you the opportunity to learn English for day-to-day communication as well as specific English skills you might need in your work place.
The programme is divided into two parts: students spend half of their day (12.5 hours of lessons per week) in a General English group of maximum 12 students and the other half day (12.5 hours of lessons per week) in a small Business English group, which consists of a maximum of four professional people from different companies.

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  • English morning classes
  • Business lunch with teachers is an optional extra
  • This course includes lessons on Friday afternoons

The main focus of the morning General English class is on grammar, with skills such as speaking and listening also covered. Throughout these classes, you will also have the opportunity to widen your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation.
In the afternoon classes, you will be in a minigroup of maximum 4 people from different countries and different professional backgrounds in a simulation of a real, multinational context. You’ll practise skills for negotiating, discussing current business issues, socialising, giving presentations, participating in meetings and teleconferencing.

08.30 – 09.00: Optional Self-Access
09.00 – 10.15: Grammar/Vocabulary Skills/Pronunciation
10.15 – 10.30: Morning Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.45: Grammar/Vocabulary Skills/Pronunciation
11.45 – 13.15: Lunch/Optional supervised self-access
13.15 – 14.30: Lesson 3 with Afternoon Tutor (mini-group – max 4 participants)
14.30 – 14.45: Afternoon coffee break
14.45 – 16.00: Lesson 4 with Afternoon Tutor (mini-group – max 4 participants)
16.00 – 17.30: Optional Self-Access Study After School: Evening Social Activity Programme (optional)

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Social Programme

Studying English doesn’t happen in a classroom! with our full, varied and exciting social programme you can have fun, meet other people with the same interests, and practise your English in a social setting! Find out more about our after-school activities and weekend trip!