Kensington Academy

General English Plus Courses

Our General English Plus courses combine our most popular kind of course with additional one-to-one hours or a specialized course option. 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 E-Learning Website, where students can ask questions and practise their English

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

Kensington Academy of English

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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