General English + 5hrs Exam Preparation

Improve your English skills and gain an internationally recognised qualification for work, for university admission or just for personal satisfaction. Course includes 15 hours tuition per week within a General English class plus early morning examination preparation programme.

You can prepare for:

  • B1:PET (Preliminary English Test)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC)
  • B2:First (First Certificate in English)
  • C1:Advanced (Certificate of Advanced English)
  • C2:Proficiency Certificate of Proficient English)

Our pass rate is remarkably good – almost 100% through the past five years!

We encourage students to participate in our afternoon activities, as one of the biggest advantages of studying an English language course in the UK is the opportunity to practice conversational English every day with those around you.


Content: Learn to speak and write more fluently. Develop your reading and listening skills. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Use better learning techniques. Receive exam training and guidance. Practise with past papers.


Tuition: 25 lessons (20 hours per week)


Min age: 16


Levels: Intermediate – Advanced


Max class size: 12


Duration: 9 – 16 weeks


 

2021 Exam Dates

The dates below offer ideal start dates but it is possible to start a little before or a little after these dates and still join the exam classes.

B2:First (FCE) Short Course Duration Exam Date
No January start in 2021
6 April 2021 9 weeks 5 June 2021
7 June 2021 12 weeks 26 August 2021
27 September 2021 11 weeks 11 December 2021

 

B2:First (FCE) Long Course Duration Exam Date
No March start in 2021
31 August 2021 15 weeks 11 December 2021

 

C1:Advanced (CAE) Short Course Duration Exam Date
No January start in 2021
6 April 2021 10 weeks 9 June 2021
7 June 2021 12 weeks 27 August 2021
27 September 2021 11 weeks 11 December 2021

 

C1:Advanced (CAE) Long Course Duration Exam Date
No March start in 2021
31 August 2021 15 weeks 11 December 2021

 

C2:Proficiency (CPE) Short Course Duration Exam Date
6 April 2021 10 weeks 11 June 2021
13 September 2021 12 weeks 2 December 2021

 

C2:Proficiency (CPE) Long Course Duration Exam Date
No March start in 2021
31 August 2021 14 weeks 2 December 2021

 

Notes:

  • On 9-12 week courses FCE candidates should be at good CEFR B1 level; CAE candidates at CEFR B2 level; CPE candidates at CEFR C1 level at the start of the course.
  • For students not quite at those levels we suggest our 14 or 15 week course.

Tuition Fees

2021

Standard: 6 April – 11 June and 31 August – 29 October
Peak: 14 June – 27 August
Winter: 1 November 2021 – 25 March 2022***
Closed: 12 December 2021 – 3 January 2022

Weeks Cost per week
Standard Peak Winter
1 – 11 £285 £330 £195
12 + £260 £305 £195
16 & 17 year-olds £315* £370** £225*

 

*Fee includes: 15 hours General English tuition; Celc Social Club membership; all activities, including one half-day excursion per week
**As above, PLUS one full-day excursion per week
***Winter fees for 2022 (Jan-Mar) may be a little more than 2021 (Nov & Dec)


Fees Include:

  • Tuition
  • Course book and teaching materials
  • Early morning examination preparation programme
  • Optional afternoon programme of activities – sport, cultural, film, discussion
  • Use of self-study facilities
  • Welcome pack with maps and handbook
  • Placement test
  • Leavers certificate
  • Free access to email, internet and WI-FI

 Notes: 

  • Add registration fee of £90
  • The cost of the first set of course books is included in the registration fee. Students on longer course will have the cost of additional course books added to their initial invoice. The cost is approximately £55 every eight weeks.
  • An additional Exam Entry Fee (approximately £185) is payable when you enrol for an exam. The school will advise you on the most suitable examination for you; we reserve the right not to enter students for exams which we feel are not appropriate.
  • During the busiest part of the summer your classes may be taught from a building other than Bridge House
  • The school is closed on the following dates:
  • UK public holidays:
    2 April, 5 April, 3 May, 31 May, 30 August 2021
    Christmas break:
    12 December 2021 – 3 January 2022