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General English for the Modern World and Workplace

General English for the Modern World and Workplace

An English summer course for young adults, residential in a college of a top UK university.

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Course Summary

This General English course helps students make rapid progress in improving their speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in English. As they do so, students build on their vocabulary and gain important practice in communicating in English, all in a supportive and interactive learning environment.

Throughout the course, students are also able to improve their conversational English in both academic and corporate contexts. The combination of lessons and practical activities provides a rounded understanding of the language and ensures students leave the course more confident in their English abilities.

What to expect from the General English course

Students from all over the world come together on this course to develop their English skills for use in a variety of contexts, extending their vocabulary, grammar and syntax as well as working on their reading, writing and listening skills. The course helps students to improve their language skills with a view to working in either an English-speaking company or an overseas business requiring competency in the language.




Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:


Topics covered

Attendees on this course will cover all relevant aspects of conversational, business and academic English, including:



Teachers on this programme are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification).

Take this course if…

Take this course if you would like to improve your English abilities when it comes to academia or the workplace. Equally, if you’re planning to study at an English-speaking university, you’ll find this course useful for refining your English for academic and social contexts.


Lady Margaret Hall

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin (please note that we are unable to accept requests for particular room types)
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1878

Cambridge University Accommodation

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 16-18 & 19+ (separate accommodation)
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in University of Cambridge was founded in 1209

Merton College

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1264

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