General English Course

(15 hours per week)

Programme details

  • Study: 15 hours per week
  • Duration: Minimum 2 weeks
  • Fee: From £245 per week (depending on course duration) *

General English Course Overview

This course is for you if you: 

  • Are looking for a full-time (15 hours per week) course 
  • Want to improve your reading, writing, listening, speaking skills in a classroom setting 
  • Are interested in joining extra-curricular activities provided by Regent’s* 
  • Want to take advantage of the University’s facilities – library, study areas, café 

This course is available at four levels as defined by the CEFR – the Common European Framework for Reference: 

  • A2 (pre-intermediate) 
  • B1 (intermediate) 
  • B2 (upper-intermediate) 
  • C1 (advanced) 

Your level will be tested at the start of the course. 

If you have any questions or would simply like to chat through your options, please get in touch via email at [email protected]


British Council

Book your course now

Click on 'book now' and submit an online form. You will be asked to provide a copy of your passport and pay a deposit fee. Once we’ve received your online form and deposit, we are going to contact you via email to finalise your booking.


These fees will apply for courses starting before 31 December 2022.

Duration  Fees per week
 2 - 16 weeks  £300
17 - 24 weeks  £270
25+ weeks  £245

Fees include:

  • The university induction
  • English language lessons
  • Access to the library and virtual learning environment
  • Access to extra-curricular activities (weekly Conversation Club, London trips)
  • Access to Student Support services
  • Course materials: 1 coursebook* and supplementary handouts
  • Course certificate and monthly progress reports

*Only one coursebook is included in the course fee, students who move from one level to another will be required to purchase a new coursebook for £35, payable via the online store 

Teaching and assessment

Practical learning 

This is a communicative English language course teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking skills as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.  

Classes are practical, fun and engaging with a focus on task-based activities that promote critical thinking, problem-solving and an understanding of British culture.  

You’ll do much more than complete worksheets: you’ll practise your presentation skills, learn to write professional and personal emails and talk to classmates about topics relevant to you. 

Outside the classroom, our weekly Conversation Club offers the chance to improve your fluency and boost your confidence by mixing with other students. 

Plus, informal class trips take you on walking tours to London’s top sights, like the River Thames, where you’ll test your language skills through mini challenges as you explore the city. 

Personal support

You’ll learn in a supportive, personalised environment where staff and students get to know each other by name.  

All students take a placement test on their first day, followed by regular progress tests. English teachers give continuous feedback and regular one-to-one tutorials are available. 

Course schedule

Monday to Friday (15 hours per week) 

09:15-11:00 – lessons 
11:00-11:15 – break 
11:15-12:30 – lessons 

Sample itinerary

General English

Entry requirements

Before joining, your level of English should be A2 (pre-intermediate) at a minimum. We offer a free, informal interview as a form of assessment. Book now.

Terms and conditions


Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy


  • All fees must be paid two weeks prior to course start date 
  • The course deposit and housing fee is non-refundable 
  • Other fees are refundable up to two weeks prior to start date 
  • You can change/cancel a homestay with two weeks’ notice (for over four weeks)
  • By cancelling campus accommodation, you'll be charged a cancellation rate 
  • Refunds will be sent within 30 days. Post and bank fees will be deducted  
  • No refunds will be given once the course has started 

For full terms and conditions visit our ELC Policies & Procedures page.

Other related policies


Class information 

•    Please note all our classes have a maximum of 15 students


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