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Improve your general English

We believe the best way to improve your skills in another language is to experience that language and culture.
This course is designed to help you communicate effectively in English-speaking situations.

General English Vlog

You’ll improve your English communication skills by doing practical exercises, such as making a video blog. How you learn will help you continue improving when the course finishes.

General English Interviews

You'll have opportunities to practise what you learn in and around the UK city of Leeds. This could involve interviewing local people or writing a poem about places of interest in Leeds.

Language Centre campus

When you enrol on this course, you'll have the same access to the services and facilities on campus as any other student, and you can apply to stay in university accommodation.

Language Centre teaching

You’ll be taught by academics at a world top 100 university (QS World University Rankings 2020), who contribute to research into teaching languages. The way we teach you is informed by this research.

What you'll learn

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No textbooks

You'll learn using current, authentic material

such as news articles, websites, blogs, videos and social media

Entry requirements

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Fees, course dates and deadlines to apply

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Hear from the course leader

Alex explains how you'll learn English on this course to help you communicate in real-life situations

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How to apply

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Yongping Liang from China
Student | General English
"It's more interesting than I expected, and the teachers are really nice. It's very helpful and it gave me a studying routine so I can continue learning by myself."


by the British Council

for the teaching of English in the UK

How we teach

is informed by academic research into language teaching

This means how we teach helps you get the most out of your learning

Start dates

throughout the year

Study when it suits you