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Summer English Plus Business and Employability Skills

Programme details

  • Duration: 2-10 weeks
  • Fee: See Fees tab


This course combines General English classes each morning with two afternoon classes per week on business English and employability skills. 

General English  

  • Held every morning  
  • Covers reading, writing, listening and speaking skills  
  • Plus grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation 

For General English you’ll be placed in class according to your level defined by the CEFR – Common European Framework for Reference. Your level will be tested at the start of the course. 

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

Business English 

  • Workshops held twice a week  
  • Delivered in mixed-level groups 
  • Teaches essential skills needed for business: presentations, negotiations, job applications, interviews, business correspondence, meetings and telephone English 

Employability skills

  • Workshops held twice a week  
  • Develop the skills needed to communicate effectively and confidently in the workplace  
  • Covers job applications, interviews, workplace communication and vocabulary for business   
  • Ideal for those at an early stage in their career or preparing for a career change 
  • Also ideal for those aiming to find a job in an English-speaking workplace

Free time can be spent exploring all that London has to offer – museums, galleries, parks, palaces, markets, restaurants – and learning about British culture.  

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

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.


Option Duration Cost per week
Summer English Plus 2-10 weeks £380*
Accommodation in Reid Hall can be booked separately

*These fees will apply until 31 December 2023.

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. Staff will  give continuous feedback and regular one-to-one tutorials are available. 

Course schedule 

Monday to Friday (15 hours plus two afternoon workshops per week) 

09:15-12:30 – General English lessons 

Plus, twice a week: 

13:30-15:00 – Business and employability skills workshops 

Sample itinerary

Timetable - Business & Employability Skills

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.

Please submit a course application or email us at [email protected] to arrange an introductory interview.

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

Ambre Vochelet

Ambre Vochelet
Studying in London gave me the opportunity to immerse into English culture and, as a result, my English improved very quickly. Ambre Vochelet, France