Kensington Academy

General English Courses

Our General English courses are our most popular kind of course. They will improve your overall English language ability. We focus on all the key areas, such as speaking, reading, writing and listening. Foreign or international students take these courses each year for many reasons. Some wish to improve their English for work, others for study or simply for personal interest.

When you arrive at the college, we will put you in a class that is the right level for you. We will test your English skills and find out more about your goals. Homework will also be given to students after classes. After you finish a course, you will be given a report and certificate. KAE is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, so you can be sure of the quality of our courses.

In addition to classes, KAE students get extra sessions and learning resources. Each week we hold a free news review and conversation classes. There is a Book Lending Library, where students can borrow a book to improve their reading skills. Our students will also have access to our KAE e-learning website, where students can ask questions and practise their English

We have six General English Courses to choose from. Read more about them by scrolling down:

Kensington Academy of English

Intensive General English (GE25)

Our intensive course is great for those that need to improve quickly. Students will learn how to use English clearly and accurately within a short period. This course will also educate students on how to use English naturally in everyday situations. Classes focus on accuracy, fluency and pronunciation.

A mixture of reading, writing, listening and speaking is used in class by experienced teachers. Unlike the Semi-Intensive English course, this course includes an extra hour per day to help you improve your pronunciation and your knowledge of natural expressions.

In the mornings we focus on grammar and English language use. In the afternoons, we focus on speaking, listening, reading, fluency and pronunciation. Students on this course should expect to make big improvements in their English skills.

Students will get 25 hours of lesson time per week and regular homework. Classes start in the morning and continue into the afternoon.

Discounts are available after four weeks' of lessons.

Maximum class size is 15.

Hours per week

Class hours per week: 25

Price

Course Price: £250.00 per week, (with discounts after 4 weeks)

Book

Skills: Speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar & accuracy

Calendar

Entry: Any Monday

Class Size

Average class size: 10

Lesson Duration

Lesson Duration: Mon-Thu 9.15-4.00pm Fri 9.15-12.30pm

Age

Age: 16+

Levels

Levels: 5 levels from Elementary to Advanced

Minimum Duration

Minimum Duration: 1 Week

Maximum Duration

Maximum Duration: 36 Weeks

Timetable

MonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
09:15 to 16:0009:15 to 16:0009:15 to 16:0009:15 to 16:0009:15 to 12:30--

Add ons

Students doing this course are also able to buy ‘add on’ lessons. They will help you improve your English skills in a specific area:

Private Lessons Add On

One-to-one lessons with an experienced English language teacher can help you in any area. Before your lessons start, we will discuss your situation to find out what you want to learn. We can then plan and prepare a lesson based around your needs.

Interested in studying with us?  Get a Quote Today

Semi-Intensive General English, (GE21)

This semi-intensive course combines accuracy with fluency. In the mornings, students will increase their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. In the afternoons, there are classes focused on improving communication skills. This style of teaching allows students learn the rules of English and then put them into practice straight away.

Students will get 21 hours of lesson time per week and regular homework. Classes start in the morning and continue into the middle of the afternoon.

Discounts are available after four weeks' of lessons.

Maximum class size is 15.

Hours per week

Class hours per week: 21

Price

Course Price: £215 per week (with discounts after 4 weeks)

Book

Skills: speaking, listening, grammar and accuracy

Calendar

Entry: Any Monday

Class Size

Average class size: 10

Lesson Duration

Lesson Duration: Mon -Thu 9.15-2.45pm Fri 9.15-12.30pm

Age

Age: 16+

Levels

Levels: 5 levels from Elementary to Advanced

Minimum Duration

Minimum Duration: 1 week

Maximum Duration

Maximum Duration: 36 weeks

Timetable

MonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
09:15 to 14:4509:15 to 14:4509:15 to 14:4509:15 to 14:4509:15 to 12:30

Add ons

Students doing this course are also able to buy ‘add on’ lessons. They will help you improve your English skills in a specific area:

Private Lessons Add On

One-to-one lessons with an experienced English language teacher can help you in any area. Before your lessons start, we will discuss your situation to find out what you want to learn. We can then plan and prepare a lesson based around your needs.

Interested in studying with us?  Get a Quote Today

General English for Accuracy, (GE15)

This course helps you improve your grammar and accuracy. Students will learn how to develop their vocabulary by speaking, listening, reading and writing. Each week has specific vocabulary and grammar aims which are tested at the end of each week.

Classes start in the morning and finish at lunchtime, leaving the afternoons to enjoy London. Students will get 15 hours of lesson time per week. Regular homework and in class tests will be given.

Discounts are available after 4 weeks' of lessons.

Maximum class size is 15.

Hours per week

Class hours per week: 15 hours

Price

Course Price: £160 per week (with discounts after 4 weeks)

Book

Skills: fluency, grammar and accuracy

Calendar

Entry: Any Monday

Class Size

Average class size: 10

Lesson Duration

Lesson Duration: Mon-Fri 9.15-12.30pm

Age

Age: 16+

Levels

Levels: 5 levels from Elementary to Advanced

Minimum Duration

Minimum Duration: 1 week

Maximum Duration

Maximum Duration: 36 weeks

Timetable

MonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
09:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:30

Add ons

Students doing this course are also able to buy ‘add on’ lessons. They will help you improve your English skills in a specific area:

Private Lessons Add On

One-to-one lessons with an experienced English language teacher can help you in any area. Before your lessons start, we will discuss your situation to find out what you want to learn. We can then plan and prepare a lesson based around your needs. For the General English for Accuracy (GE15) Course only, we offer discounts on Private lessons if you choose five or ten hours.

Business English Add On

With this add on, students can learn how to communicate in the workplace. It is great for those who work in any area of business or for those studying a business related subject. Students will get six hours per week as part of a small group of Business English learners.

Interested in studying with us?  Get a Quote Today

General English for Communication, (GE10)

This course is great for those who want to develop their communication and reading skills. Each week, we will give you written texts and scenarios for you to practise on. You can expect to improve your pronunciation and knowledge of vocabulary.

The course is part-time and classes start in the afternoons. This leaves the mornings to enjoy London. Students will get ten hours of lesson time per week and regular homework.

Discounts are available after four weeks' of lessons.

Maximum class size is 15.

Hours per week

Class hours per week: 10

Price

Course Price: £105 per week (with discounts after 4 weeks)

Book

Skills: speaking, listening and pronunciation

Calendar

Entry: Any Monday

Class Size

Average class size: 10

Lesson Duration

Lesson Duration: Mon-Thu 1.15-4.00pm

Age

Age: 16+

Levels

Levels: 5 levels from Elementary to Advanced

Minimum Duration

Minimum Duration: 1 week

Maximum Duration

Maximum Duration: 36 weeks

Timetable

MonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
13:15 to 16:0013:15 to 16:0013:15 to 16:0013:15 to 16:00No Lessons

Add ons

Students doing this course are also able to buy ‘add on’ lessons. They will help you improve your English skills in a specific area:

Private Lessons Add On

One-to-one lessons with an experienced English language teacher can help you in any area. Before your lessons start, we will discuss your situation to find out what you want to learn. We can then plan and prepare a lesson based around your needs.

Interested in studying with us?  Get a Quote Today

General English Plus 5 (GE15+5)

These courses are ideal for students wishing to combine group lessons (maximum class size is 15) with 5 hours of  One-to-One tuition in order to maximise their language learning. Your timetable depends on the number of one-to-one lessons.

One-to-one tuition is the most effective and rapid method for a student to improve their spoken and written command of the English language. From the start of the programme the teacher works with the student to design an individual plan that meets the student’s needs and caters for their specific language requirements. Students can choose to study General English or one of the specialist subject areas described below.


Business English These lessons cover a wide range of business language skills, including the language of presentations, seminars,conferences and meetings, and describing tables and graphs. They also focus on speaking naturally in social situations, making appointments, corresponding by email and understanding commercial documents as part of a small group.

English for Medical Purposes These lessons are designed to develop the communication skills and specialist medical English of doctors,nurses, dentists, healthcare assistants and carers working across a range of disciplines. They are also intended for those studying towards a career in the medical field.

Exam Preparation These lessons involve an in-depth focus on the different parts of the exam the student is preparing to take, for example IELTS, the Cambridge ESOL (KET, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE), TOEFL, TOEIC etc. In these sessions, the student receives targeted practice in the strategies needed to approach the different parts of the exam and tuition in the language and organisational skills required for the writing tasks.

Legal English These lessons are intended for those already working in the legal profession and for those who have studied or are studying law. They focus on enabling students to understand legal documents written in English and on helping them to acquire the very specific language skills required to communicate well with other individuals in this area.

English for the Oil and Gas Industry These lessons are taught through content specifically related to the oil and gas industry, and are suitable for anyone working within these fields. Emphasis is placed on improving and learning relevant technical vocabulary.

English for Engineering These lessons are suitable for engineers and engineering technicians from any field. Special emphasis is placed on practising the language skills and relevant vocabulary across a wide range of technical contexts, such as for technical drawings, dimensions, causes and effects, and explaining technical problems.

Hours per week

Class hours per week: 20

Price

Course Price: £380 per week

Book

Skills: General English course that combines the morning ‘focus on accuracy’ with afternoon One-to-One lessons.

Calendar

Entry: Any Monday

Class Size

Average class size: 15 in group classes and one-to-one in the afternoon

Lesson Duration

Lesson Duration: Mon-Fri 9.15-12.30pm and one-to-one lessons arranged by the hour

Age

Age: 16+

Levels

Levels: 5 levels from Elementary to Advanced (For one-to-one lessons in specialised subjects minimum level is Intermediate).

Minimum Duration

Minimum Duration: 1

Maximum Duration

Maximum Duration: 12

Timetable

MonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
09.15 to 12.3009.15 to 12.3009.15 to 12.3009.15 to 12.3009.15 to 12.30
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General English Plus 10 (GE15+10)

These courses are ideal for students wishing to combine group lessons (maximum class size is 15) with 10 hours of  One-to-One tuition in order to maximise their language learning. Your timetable depends on the number of one-to-one lessons.

One-to-one tuition is the most effective and rapid method for a student to improve their spoken and written command of the English language. From the start of the programme the teacher works with the student to design an individual plan that meets the student’s needs and caters for their specific language requirements. Students can choose to study General English or one of the specialist subject areas described below.

Business English These lessons cover a wide range of business language skills, including the language of presentations, seminars,conferences and meetings, and describing tables and graphs. They also focus on speaking naturally in social situations, making appointments, corresponding by email and understanding commercial documents as part of a small group.

English for Medical Purposes These lessons are designed to develop the communication skills and specialist medical English of doctors,nurses, dentists, healthcare assistants and carers working across a range of disciplines. They are also intended for those studying towards a career in the medical field.

Exam Preparation These lessons involve an in-depth focus on the different parts of the exam the student is preparing to take, for example IELTS, the Cambridge ESOL (KET, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE), TOEFL, TOEIC etc. In these sessions, the student receives targeted practice in the strategies needed to approach the different parts of the exam and tuition in the language and organisational skills required for the writing tasks.

Legal English These lessons are intended for those already working in the legal profession and for those who have studied or are studying law. They focus on enabling students to understand legal documents written in English and on helping them to acquire the very specific language skills required to communicate well with other individuals in this area.

English for the Oil and Gas Industry These lessons are taught through content specifically related to the oil and gas industry, and are suitable for anyone working within these fields. Emphasis is placed on improving and learning relevant technical vocabulary.

English for Engineering These lessons are suitable for engineers and engineering technicians from any field. Special emphasis is placed on practising the language skills and relevant vocabulary across a wide range of technical contexts, such as for technical drawings, dimensions, causes and effects, and explaining technical problems.

Hours per week

Class hours per week: 25

Price

Course Price: £480 per week

Book

Skills: General English course that combines the morning ‘focus on accuracy’ with afternoon One-to-One lessons.

Calendar

Entry: Any Monday

Class Size

Average class size: 15 in group classes and one-to-one in the afternoon

Lesson Duration

Lesson Duration: Mon-Fri 9.15-12.30pm and one-to-one lessons arranged by the hour

Age

Age: 16+

Levels

Levels: 5 levels from Elementary to Advanced (For one-to-one lessons in specialised subjects minimum level is Intermediate).

Minimum Duration

Minimum Duration: 1

Maximum Duration

Maximum Duration: 12

Timetable

MonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
09:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:3009:15 to 12:30
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