General English 20/30

General English courses are ideal for adults who wish to improve their general level of English and become more fluent.


Study General English at ESE

By following a General English group course of 20 or 30 lessons per week, you develop all your core language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and improve your general level of English and understanding in all areas of language knowledge. This means that you study and improve grammar in context, expand your vocabulary around everyday topics and improve your pronunciation. By the end of your course you can expect to be a more confident and fluent user of English.

Course Fast Facts 
Entry level:Starter +
Minimum age:18 years
Length of course:Minimum 1 week
Start date:Every Monday
Lessons/week:GE 20: 20/week (15 hours) or GE 30: 30/week (22.5 hours)
Class size:Maximum 12





General English






When booking a General English course, you may choose from either:

  • General English 20 course (20 lessons of 45 minutes each per week) or
  • General English 30 course (30 lessons of 45 minutes each per week)

If you prefer to combine a General English group course with one-to-one tuition while learning English, then the Intensive (General English) option is for you. When booking the Intensive option,  you follow group lessons in the morning and have the opportunity to practise and improve your fluency with other English language learners of the same language level. In the afternoon, you benefit from one-to-one individual attention from your teacher. During this lesson, you can ask your teacher to focus on any area of language you like or simply take the opportunity to practise more speaking on a one-to-one basis.

Our academic staff ensures that you follow the course at the right language level for you. Before arrival you can sit for the ESE online placement test (which must be submitted at least 14 days before you start your course). Alternatively, our academic staff ask you to sit for a short placement test on your first day at school.

You can continue to improve your English through self-study by accessing our free ESE e-Learning programme from the time you enrol until three months after you finish your course.