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English courses in York run from Monday to Friday, in various levels all year round. You can book a course for a length of 1 to 52 weeks and you can start your English course on any Monday of the year (except for holidays). We ask for an indication of your level on the online enrolment form. If you’re not sure, don’t worry, before the start of the course you will take a level test to determine your exact level of English.

Groups are formed by level of English. So you will be placed in a group with students who share your level of language proficiency. The groups consist of students of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, we believe this produces a more interesting and educational environment.

You will develop your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and practice all language skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. Classes are designed to improve accuracy and fluency.

We offer the following English courses in York:

 >  15 lessons General English per week in a group
 >  26 lessons Intensive English per week in a group
 >  15 lessons General English + 10 individual lessons per week
 >  15 lessons General English + 11 lessons IELTS preparation in a group
Class duration: 60 minutes
Class duration individual: 60 minutes
Minimum age: 16 years
Group size: 6 to 8 students (maximum 12)
Holidays: Holidays
English group courses
Classes are usually in the morning. The General English 15 course consists of 3 lessons daily. If you prefer a more intensive English course in York we recommend the Intensive 26. Choosing this course, you have 5 lessons daily and one extra lesson divided over the week.

In between classes you’ll have a short break for some coffee or refreshments. English classes in York are run in small groups. Because of the small groups, the teacher can give individual support and classes are intensive. Besides the English language, the English culture is an integral part of classes.

English combination courses
In addition to the General English 15 group course it is possible to take 10 individual lessons per week, the so called General English 15+10 course. In this course you have 3 lessons in a group and 2 individual lessons daily.

During the individual classes you have the benefit of deciding the subject-matter to be discussed. For example, you may choose to have your English instruction emphasize English use in a business environment or in another area of your choosing like medical English. In addition, you can also choose to dig a little bit deeper into grammar or work on your fluency in general. Because the individual classes are adjusted to your wishes and capacity, following this course make you learn English faster. This course is recommended for anyone who wants to learn English fast but has a limited amount of time.

Exam preparation courses
The English speaking world has many different ways to determine your level of English. The most common exams for non-native speakers in British English are the IELTS exam and the Cambridge exam. If you need an official document proving your level of English, for instance to enter an English University, English speaking course in your home country, a job in an English speaking company or for immigration purposes, you might want to consider a course preparing you to one of these exams.

In York we offer the IELTS exam preparation course. The IELTS is an increasingly popular exam preparation course taken by students who plan to study at university in the UK, either for a first degree or a Master's. So improve your IELTS score and get that place at university with our IELTS course. Focus on your weaknesses and study essential exam preparation techniques with experienced IELTS teachers using tried and tested materials. Regular practice exams and weekly one-to-one tutorials with your teacher will help you monitor your progress.

The IELTS preparation course in York is a combination of the General English 15 course + 11 lessons per week specialised IELTS preparation in a small group. The required level for attending these courses is Intermediate (B1). In case you don’t have this level yet, you can take a General English course first. If you’re not sure of your level, please contact us.

Go to the IELTS website to check the official exam dates and more information about the exam itself. In York you can start the IELTS preparation course any Monday. The exam fee and reservation is not included in the price.

Individual English courses
The content of the individual classes are fully customized and will be adapted to your personal motivation to learn English. So if you are either looking for an English course for executives, already have a higher level and you’re struggling with some specific grammar issues or if you want to fully emphasize your English classes on a subject to your choice, we would definitely recommend you to take the individual English course.

Before the start of the course your English level will be determined and you will discuss the content of the private classes and the course timetable. During the course changes can easily be made in accordance with your private teacher.

We can be very flexible with the individual classes in York. Just contact us for a price quote on the quantity of private classes you require.

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