General English

Our General English course will develop your practical communication skills in speaking and writing as well as reading and listening and, of course, your fluency and grammatical accuracy. Increase your confidence in using your language skills by taking this course in English for everyday use.  

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 practise your spoken English in discussions, debates, role-play and pair work.

Our placement testing will make sure you are in the most suitable class for your level. You will also be able to track your progress with weekly assessments. If you want to progress more quickly, you can add 4 or 6 hours a week of extra elective classes.

This General English language course is suitable for anyone 16 years old or above who is interested in improving their general English language skills.

  • Improve reading, writing, listening and speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and study skills
  • Learn to use strategies and techniques to develop all skills to make the maximum progress
  • Feel more confident in English-speaking environments and interacting with other English speakers

  • 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
  • City-switch, meaning you can start your course in one city and finish it in another giving you the opportunity to discover more of the UK
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Key Facts

Start dates: every Monday (except public holidays)
Level: Beginner A1 to Upper Intermediate B2+ levels
Lessons: 15, 19 or 21 hours per week
Duration: 1+ weeks
Maximum class size: 16
Minimum age: 16 (Birmingham & London centres), 18 (Nottingham centre)
Locations: Birmingham, Nottingham, London
Study modes: 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:

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



IELTS Preparation

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've learned a lot at TLG. Teachers are always kind and listed to my concerns. I've really enjoyed talking my classmates! I was able to learn about different cultures."

Maki, Japan

“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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