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City and Country English courses

We can offer an unique language programme to groups in Leicester or on a one to one or one to two  specialist course in Wales.

The School of English runs a variety of high quality English Language courses and personalised programmes of English Language tuition such as English as a Foreign Language (EFL), IELTS preparation courses and English for Academic purposes (EAP).

We have years of experience in teaching English and the Leicester School is accredited by the British Accreditation Council.

We have a wide range of courses, all of which are designed to flexibly meet the individual needs of our students. Some courses are as short as two weeks; others including English Language can be as long as eleven months.

As an EFL student, your learning experience will be further enhanced by our programme of social and cultural activities. These will provide you with a wealth of opportunities to develop your English Language skills and make the most of your time in Leicester or Wales.

Why Learn English in the UK?

The English learning centre in Leicester is closely integrated with the academic programmes, dedicated language resources, including CALL (Computer Aided Language Laboratory) centre and Rosetta Stone © language-learning programme

High quality, friendly and intimate college environment in a convenient and attractive city centre location

Small class sizes taught by experienced tutors

Dedicated student support for accommodation and getting settled in Leicester with no hidden extra charges

UKBA accredited Highly Trusted Sponsor

Course details

We currently offer a number of English Language programmes. These are;

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for students improving their English as part of their academic course or studying pre-sessional English to achieve the required entry standards for their course

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for students wishing to improve their English outside of the formal academic course structure

IELTS courses

English for Commercial Purposes (ECP) for students (particularly company-sponsored) improving their English in specific business contexts


The contact time for standard EFL are 20 hours per week, the time for EAP and ECP are dependant on the individual course structure.

1: Elementary (Beginner) Level

Speaking skills for everyday use, pronunciation

Understanding everyday language, building a vocabulary

Understanding common texts, acquiring grammatical norms

Writing skills, responses, descriptions, letters

2: Pre-Intermediate Level

Developing conversational skills, fluency and accuracy

Improving listening, reading skills and increasing vocabulary

Incorporating accurate use of grammar

Writing at more length in appropriate styles

3: Intermediate Level

Taking part in discussions, understanding different kinds of spoken English and accents

Developing techniques for reading, general and academic

Paragraphs, punctuation and longer writing tasks

Planning and presentation

4: Upper-Intermediate Level

Speech presentation, general and academic discussions

Understanding talks / lectures, taking notes (listening / reading)

Analysing texts, summarising, more advanced grammar

Planning and writing of essays - to argue, persuade, discuss

IELTS preparation

The contact hours for ECP are dependent on the individual programme structure. To get more information about these courses please fill our enquiry form below.

IELTS Preparation Courses

The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) is internationally recognised. It is an entry requirement for universities and further education in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is also recognised by many governments and international employers. Choose from IELTS preparation on its own, or combine with General English classes

General English or Academic English + IELTS available throughout the year

IELTS preparation on its own available throughout the year

Courses from 4 weeks in length

Exams held regularly - normally every 4 weeks in London

Intermediate level and above

TOEFL Preparation Courses in Leicester

The Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) is the most popular exam for North American English, and the preferred English language qualification and entry requirement for universities in the USA and Canada but is also used for entry to UK universities.

Choose from TOEFL exam preparation lessons on their own, or combine them with General English classes

Courses from 4 weeks in length

Examinations available approximately every 4 weeks

Intermediate level and above

Regular start dates (please see Course Dates & Prices)

TOEIC Preparation Courses in Leicester

The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). We also offer preparation for this well recognised examination by arrangement as part of bespoke programmes

Choose from TOEIC exam preparation lessons on their own, or combine them with General English classes

Available throughout the year by arrangement

Courses from 4 weeks in length

Examinations held approximately every month

Intermediate level and above

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