Academic English

The focus of this programme is to introduce you to English for academic purposes and support you in reaching the level you need to study in English in a university. The course develops and consolidates your existing levels of vocabulary as well as your grammar and structure knowledge. Students will also be trained to use academic lexis whilst being introduced to key study skills such as critical thinking, longer writing exercises and delivering presentations.

Our qualified and friendly teachers will give you the individual attention you need with regular one-to-one tutorials. You will have the chance to practice your spoken English in discussions, debates, role-play, pair work and seminars. You’ll also have the opportunity to improve your levels of academic English by listening to lectures, note taking and reading longer and more complex texts as well as writing more university style essays.

All students must take an entrance test for this course to ensure they are the right level. You will also be able to track your progress with weekly assessments. If you want to progress more quickly, you can add four or six hours a week of extra elective classes.


For students who are preparing to go to university and study in English.

  • Improve academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • Learn study skills and how to think critically
  • Gain an insight to culture and expectations in a university in an English speaking country

  • Regular assessments and tutorials
  • SMART Learning trips and activities around the city to help your English progress faster
  • End of course Certificate of Attendance
  • Free Wi-Fi in all centres
  • Welcome pack
  • Student ID card
  • Kitchenettes in all centres
  • Snacks and Drinks machines in all centres
  • 24/7 staffed emergency number +44 (0) 203 750 7051
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Key Facts

Start dates: every Monday (except public holidays)
Level: B1+
Lessons: 15 hours per week + 4 or 6 extra elective hours available
Duration: 1+ weeks
Maximum class size: 16 
Minimum age: 16 (Birmingham & London centres), 18 (Nottingham centre)
Location: Birmingham, Nottingham, London
Study mode: face-to-face or online
Book required for each level. Buy £35. Rent: £35 (£25 refundable).



English electives to fast track progress

Elective classes will intensify your learning experience which will speed up your progress and improve your language skills. You can add up to two electives to your core course, to give you an even quicker and deeper grasp of the English language. Choose from:

Speak up!

Learn all the conversation skills you need.




Your all-round English will improve through learning about punctuation, structure, spelling and vocabulary, through emails and text messages etc.



IELTS Preperation

Focus on the essential skills required in all four test papers.



Essay Writing

Learn how to write longer, university style essays and make presentations.




Student Testimonials


“The school is absolutely fantastic! The teaching process is definitely the best I’ve ever seen and the teachers are true professionals at their jobs. I recommend everyone study at this school!”

Turar, Kazakhstan

“I think I will have lifelong friendships with the people I have met here. “

Ana, Mexico

“I enjoy the special activities that TLG offers, like SMART Learning where I can socialize and meet other people that are not in my class. I have been able to make friends with people from a lot of different countries.”

Beodeul, South Korea

“TLG team makes you feel welcome the first day you arrive. Everybody is so nice and helpful! And I likes coming to school, which I don’t like at home!”

Anna, Switzerland

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