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Intensive General English comprises General English in the mornings plus 8 mini-group lessons in the afternoons. Small class sizes and lots of opportunity to speak.

Intensive General English
  • General English in the mornings (see General English page) plus 8 mini-group lessons in the afternoons*
    28 lessons of 45 minutes per week = 21 hours
  • Small class sizes (maximum 12 in the mornings, maximum 6 in the afternoons) – lots of opportunity to speak. Some Business English can be done in these classes.
  • Minimum age 16**. We have a wide variety of ages at the school and there is no upper age limit.
  • All students are tested on arrival, then placed in a suitable class. Elementary-Advanced.
  • Qualified and friendly teachers
  • Mixed nationality classes
  • Certificate on course completion
  • Teacher’s Report on course completion

Timetable   (Monday to Friday)

Teacher A           09.30 — 11.00
Coffee Break      11.00 — 11.30
Teacher B           11.30 — 13.00
Intensive Class   13.45 — 15.45 (Usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Please note that on your first morning, there will be a test and induction at 09.30, and class lessons will begin at 11.30. Please see note on holidays below.

*At quieter times of year, if there are not enough students of the same level to form an intensive afternoon class, we may replace the afternoon  intensive classes with a total of 2 X 1:1 classes per week (total 1.5 hours

**Parental consent is required for all students under 18 years of age. There may be events on the social programme that are not available to students under 18. It must be understood that classes are very much adult-oriented and a mature attitude to studies is necessary. The school fully understands the different welfare requirements of young students and will provide support where necessary.

Cost per week 2018   (Click here for full fees list)

Year Length of Booking Low Season High Season
(17th June-26th August)
2018 1 – 2 weeks £215 (£235 in 2019) +£25 per week
2018 3 – 8 weeks £205 (£225 in 2019) +£25 per week
2018 9 + weeks £195 (£215 in 2019) +£25 per week

Please note that to get a long-booking discount, all fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable.

The registration fee is £80, which includes a welcome pack and the loan of a coursebook




The school is closed for public holidays. Extra lessons will be done on other days in the same week to compensate for this – so students don’t lose any study time.

School Holidays 2018 2019
New Year (school reopens on this date) 2 Jan 7 Jan
Good Friday 30 Mar 19 Apr
Easter Monday 2 Apr 22 Apr
Early May Bank Holiday 7 May 6 May
Spring Bank Holiday 28 May 27 May
Summer Bank Holiday 27 Aug 26 Aug
Christmas (this is the last day of school) 21 Dec (reopen 7 Jan 2019) 20 Dec (reopen 6 Jan 2020)
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