Project Description

Overview

The General English course at Swansea College is designed to benefit students who hope to communicate with confidence and ease in real-life situations. The main goal is to improve speaking and listening skills. Students can choose from group or one-to-one lessons; one-to-one lessons can be combined with group conversational lessons.

This course gives you a good understanding of the English Language, so you will be able to improve your English level and also if you want to, take IELTS exam then you can take our Academic IELTS Preparation course.

Our qualified and experienced teachers ensure that you strengthen your language by improving your ability to use English grammar. They will even help you develop your pronunciation to sound more natural and easier to understand.

We provide you with flexible, goal-orientated classes to ensure that progress can be made to any schedule.

Our General English courses will help you to:

  • increase confidence in speaking and improve pronunciation
  • develop better listening, reading and writing skills
  • learn new vocabulary
  • understand English grammar
  • achieve better exam results
  • improve your study skills
  • learn about and enjoy life in the UK
  • courses of 6 or 9 months
  • weekly start dates
  • full-time intensive or part-time options available
  • choice of elective exam and subject purpose modules

Why choose Swansea College?

  • easy to follow, structured courses
  • learn essential speaking & listening and reading & writing skills
  • get a good understanding of basic grammar and vocabulary
  • start using practical English from day one.
  • progress with regular tests, targets and personal learning plans
  • fortnightly Tutor meetings
  • meetings every six weeks with Academic Manager
  • lectures with Public Personalities and Business Leaders
  • seminars and workshops
  • regular homework
  • your own online student login
  • ladies-only English courses (all levels)

Term Dates

Course entry dates:

Face to Face classes resume on 7th June 2021 through our blended learning approach.

Our new academic course starts 6th September 2021

We accept applications through the year; continuous enrolment through the year.
You can enrol on Monday at the start of the week.

You will need to complete a Placement Test, then agree personal goals with your tutor and develop an Individual Learning Path which needs to be completed every day in class.

You will learn through discussion, error correction, learning assignments and by speaking English every day.

Course Information

Classes have a maximum of 12 students which allows teachers to provide each student with the personal attention they require. Classes will focus on improving students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, which will help them reach their full potential.

Level : A1 (Elementary) to C2 (Proficient)

General morning class AM Academic Elective afternoon class Self-directed learning Total time Fees
15 Hours 3 Hours 18 Hours £250 per week

Enrolment fee: £180

Minimum age: 18

Entry requirements: N/A

You will complete a placement test.
Attend a tutorial session with your tutor to agree personal goals and develop an Individual Learning Path which needs to be completed every day in class.

General English, Academic IELTS and UFP FAQs

Before booking

Our General English programme is designed to improve your English in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Once you reach B1 level you have the option of adding Academic modules.

Our University Foundation Programme is recognised by over 98 countries and we offer you a University progression package.

Courses start on Mondays. If the Monday is a public holiday, the course will start on Tuesday. Most courses are offered year-round, though there are some with a limited number of start dates. Contact us for course availability on your desired date.
Yes, most courses are offered year-round, though there are some with a limited number of start dates. Contact us for course availability on your desired date.

For most of our programs you must be at least 18 years old. However, there are summer programs for younger students.

In order to have the widest choice of course and accommodation, we recommend you book as far in advance as possible, we recommend at least more than 4 weeks in advance.

All of our courses have beginner to upper intermediate classes.

After Booking

During the course, you will be given an Individual Student Record to assess your progress on a daily basis. Your teacher will record your class work, spoken participation in class, homework and scores on the level tests, which take place every 12 weeks and are followed by a one-on-one with your teacher. IELTS exams can be taken at Cardiff IELTS centre.

When you arrive at your accommodation, you will receive an email with all the information you need for your English course. On your first day, you must bring in your passport, and visa documents, proof of insurance and a rucksack/bag. We will provide you with your information package this will tell you what time you need to be at the college.

On Day One, all students take an English placement test, meet the College staff and get an introduction to the College, facilities, courses and the local area. You will be taken on a local tour in the area, showing you around the local town centre, the bank, the post office, cafes and shops. 
You will receive an individual timetable later in the day and your classes begin on the following day. 
If you have questions feel free to ask! The College staff is there to help.

This depends on your level and the time of year – many of the classes run in the morning. 
Once we have set your lesson schedule, we will try to keep it the same.

Yes, if your visa allows and there is availability at the college. You should also pay your course fees in advance.

Personal breaks will depend on your visa regulations, and you must give the college at least one month’s notice if you want to take days off.

The Academic English and University Preparation Programmes have set holiday dates which must be followed.

All schools and colleges are closed on public holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day, though they differ depending on the country.

In class

During the course, you will be given an Individual Student Learning Record (ILR) to assess your progress on a daily basis. Your teacher will record your class work, spoken participation in class, homework and scores on the level tests, which take place every 10 weeks and are followed by a one-on-one with your teacher.* Projects, student portfolios and formal examinations such as IELTS, examinations also form an important part of your overall assessment. You will also receive a unit test each week.

On average there are 8 students in a class, with a maximum of 12.

A standard lesson is 45 minutes.

It depends on the course. 
For instance:

  • General English: 20 lessons of general English + 4 sessions of Self-directed learning
  • Academic English: 20 lessons of general English + 4 sessions of Self-directed learning
    Plus 8 Academic IELTS lessons
  • Business English: Same as General English + 8 English for Business lessons
  • Summer English: 20 lessons of general English

Yes of course! Teachers encourage you to speak in all classes. The schools have an English-only policy, and outside the school you will speak English with your host family, new friends, and around town.

Yes, we offer one-to-one lessons in all our schools.

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