General English Course

(15 hours per week)

Programme details

  • Next start date: Every two weeks
  • Future start date: Jul 2021
  • Study: 15 hours per week
  • Duration: Minimum 2 weeks
  • Fee: From £245 per week (depending on course duration) *

General English Course Overview

Join for 10 weeks (or more) before 31 October 2021 and receive two weeks tuition completely free of charge. Find out more.

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 and speaking skills in a classroom setting 
  • Want a flexible course, tailored to your individual needs and personal goals 
  • Are interested in joining extra-curricular activities provided by Regent’s* 
  • Want to take advantage of the University’s facilities – library, study areas, café 

*In spring and autumn 2021, extra-curricular activities may  be delivered online and access to some parts of the campus may be restricted. 

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]


Application process

Apply using the tool below or click ‘apply now’ at the top of this page 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 deposit fee, you will receive a course acceptance letter (and a visa letter, if applicable). You will be asked to make a full payment at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. 


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

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Fees include:

  • The university induction
  • English language lessons
  • Access to the library and virtual learning environment
  • Access to extra-curricular activities (weekly Conversation Club, Language Doctor sessions, 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.  

Small class sizes (an average of 8-12 students) ensure you’ll receive the personal attention needed to progress quickly. We adjust our course content to suit your needs, strengths and weaknesses. 

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. 

If you’re with us for just a short time, book weekly one-to-one language doctor sessions with your tutor – focusing on your specific learning needs. 

If you’re with us for longer, you’ll be able to book language doctor sessions as well as checking-in with your tutor monthly: tracking your progress and revising your learning goals. 

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


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 
  • All other fees are refundable if you cancel two weeks prior to your start date 
  • You can change or cancel your homestay with two weeks’ notice for bookings over four weeks 
  • If you cancel your accommodation on campus, you’ll be charged a cancellation rate 
  • Refunds will be sent to the student within 30 days. Post and bank fees will be deducted  
  • No refunds will be given once the course has started 

Other related policies


Class information 

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


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