At CELT we understand that our students have different needs and reasons for studying English. This is why we offer a range of General English, Exam Preparation, Professional and Business English courses either in groups, or as one-to-one or combination (morning group and afternoon one-to-one) programmes. If you need more information or would like to discuss the right course for you, contact us and we will be very happy to help.

General English

Learn English in a communicative way

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Our most popular course is General English, where students learn and review new grammar and vocabulary using up-to-date coursebooks and materials. Students also develop the four key skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing through a teaching approach based on improving communicative abilities.

With small class sizes, students at CELT can be sure of receiving tuition which is suited to their individual needs. Long-term students (8+ weeks enrolment) also receive personal tutorials with their teacher on a termly basis to ensure students are kept informed about their progress and establish clear learning goals.

General English is available as a 15-hour per week course (Standard) in the mornings, or add on the afternoons to make a 23-hour per week course (Intensive). Alternatively, students can maximise linguistic progress by including a different afternoon course such as IELTS.

Please note that the General English Standard morning course requires a coursebook which is available in Reception. Coursebooks usually cost between £30 and £35, or can be borrowed for a £10 deposit.There is no charge for materials for afternoon lessons.

Course objectives

  • To improve your core English grammar and vocabulary
  • To practice the 4 key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • To focus on communicative abilities
  • To develop skills for independent further study

After taking this course, you will:

  • Be more confident when speaking and writing in English in everyday situations
  • Be more able to understand people speaking English with different accents
  • Be more comfortable reading and listening to materials published in English
  • Start any Monday (except holidays)
  • Levels A1 to C1
  • Improve your English grammar and vocabulary
  • Focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • 15/23 hours tuition per week
  • 15 hours per week: Monday – Friday, 09:15 – 12:45
  • 23 hours per week: Monday – Friday, 09:15 – 12:45      Monday – Thursday, 13:45 – 16:00
  • Private Study (unsupervised) Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 17:00 and Friday afternoons
  • Weekly assessments
  • Regular homework
  • Private tutorials for long-term learners (8+ weeks enrolment)
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Minimum enrolment: 1 week

 

IELTS Passport

Achieving success in IELTS

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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language test for studying in higher education. It is recognised by many educational institutions, employers, and government immigration agencies as proof of your ability to communicate in English.

Our IELTS Passport Course develops the linguistic skills and examination strategies necessary for success by balancing the focus between the reading, writing, listening, and speaking components. You will be given regular assignments and practice tests to become familiar with the exam format. At CELT, we are proud of our proven track-record in helping our students reach their individual IELTS targets.

Before you begin your IELTS Passport course, you will be tested to assess your level of English. All students must be B1+ to join this programme of study.

The General English morning part of this course requires a coursebook which is available in Reception. Coursebooks usually cost between £30 and £35, or can be borrowed for a £10 deposit.There is no charge for materials for the afternoon IELTS lessons.

Please note that the cost of the IELTS examination is not part of the course. CELT can assist you in booking an examination for a £15 fee. The current cost of IELTS Academic for UKVI is £200. For more information, please see takeielts.britishcouncil.org.

Course objectives

  • To improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • To prepare for IELTS by learning the necessary exam strategies
  • To become familiar with the exam format and requirements

After taking this course, you will:

  • Better understand the requirements and strategies of each part of the IELTS test
  • Have improved your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

You will need to take the exams at an approved centre for a fee. We are happy to help you book it and, if applicable, help you progress to a university course of your choice.

  • Start any Monday (except holidays)
  • Levels B1 to C1
  • Develop your IELTS exam skills and techniques
  • 23 hours tuition per week – 8 hours IELTS + 15 hours General English
  • 23 hours per week: Monday – Friday, 09:15 – 12:45      Monday – Thursday 13:45 – 16:00
  • Private Study (unsupervised) Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 17:00 and Friday afternoons
  • Regular homework
  • Practice exams and feedback
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Minimum enrolment: 4 weeks

Bridge to IELTS

Building to success in IELTS

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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language test for studying in higher education. It is recognised by many educational institutions, employers, and government immigration agencies as proof of your ability to communicate in English.

Our Bridge to IELTS programme introduces the linguistic skills and examination strategies necessary for success by balancing the focus between the reading, writing, listening, and speaking components. You will be given regular assignments and practice tests to become familiar with the exam format. At CELT, we are proud of our proven track-record in helping our students reach their individual IELTS targets.

This introductory course is aimed at students who are aiming for an IELTS grade of 4.5-5.0, as required by university foundation programmes. Before you begin your Bridge to IELTS course, you will be tested to assess your level of English. All students must be A2+ to join this programme of study.

The General English morning part of this course requires a coursebook which is available in Reception. Coursebooks usually cost between £30 and £35, or can be borrowed for a £10 deposit.There is no charge for materials for the afternoon Bridge to IELTS lessons.

Please note that the cost of the IELTS examination is not part of the course. CELT can assist you in booking an examination for a £15 fee. The current cost of IELTS Academic for UKVI is £200. For more information, please see takeielts.britishcouncil.org.

Course objectives

  • To improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • To prepare for IELTS by learning the necessary exam strategies
  • To become familiar with the exam format and requirements

After taking this course, you will:

  • Better understand the requirements and strategies of each part of the IELTS test
  • Have improved your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

You will need to take the exams at an approved centre for a fee. We are happy to help you book it and, if applicable, help you progress to a university course of your choice.

  • Start any Monday (except holidays)
  • Levels A2 to B1
  • Develop your IELTS exam skills and techniques
  • 23 hours tuition per week – 8 hours IELTS + 15 hours General English
  • 23 hours per week: Monday – Friday, 09:15 – 12:45      Monday – Thursday, 13:45 – 16:00
  • Private Study (unsupervised) Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 17:00 and Friday afternoons
  • Regular homework
  • Practice exams and feedback
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Minimum enrolment: 4 weeks

Cambridge Exams

Achieving success in Cambridge Exams

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All Cambridge English exams examine all areas of language ability and develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living English-speaking countries. They are widely accepted internationally as proof of high-level achievement in learning English by educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world.

At CELT, our Cambridge exam courses develop the linguistic skills and examination strategies necessary for success by balancing the focus between the reading and use of English, writing, listening, and speaking components. You will be given regular assignments and practice tests to become familiar with the exam format.

This is a combination programme of 15 hours per week of General English in small classes and a choice of 6, 8 or 10 hours of Cambridge Exam Preparation per week on a one-to-one basis.

The General English morning part of this course requires a coursebook which is available in Reception. Coursebooks usually cost between £30 and £35, or can be borrowed for a £10 deposit. There is no charge for materials for the afternoon Cambridge lessons.

Please note that the cost of the KET/PET/FCE/CAE/CPE examination is not part of the course. CELT can assist you in booking an examination for a £15 fee. The current cost of FCE is £155 and CAE is £165. For more information and prices of other exams, please see here.

Course objectives

  • To improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • To prepare for the exam by learning the necessary strategies
  • To become familiar with the exam format and requirements

After taking this course, you will:

  • Better understand the requirements and strategies of each part of the Cambridge English exams
  • Have improved your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

You will need to take the exams at an approved centre for a fee. We are happy to help you book it and, if applicable, help you progress to a university course of your choice.

  • Start any Monday (except holidays)
  • Level A2 to C1
  • Develop your exam skills and techniques
  • General English: 15 hours per week
    Monday – Friday 09:15 – 12:45
  • Private tuition: 6/8/10 hours per week
    Monday – Thursday 13:45 – 16:00
  • Private Study (unsupervised) Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 17:00 and Friday afternoons
  • Regular homework
  • Weekly assessments
  • Personalised learning objectives
  • Individually tailored course
  • Practice exams and feedback
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Minimum enrolment: 1 week

Executive English

Flexibility to meet your needs

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Executive English is a flexible course which enables students to choose which areas they would like to focus on during their private afternoon classes such as giving presentations, meetings, negotiating, telephone conversations, social English, etc.

This is a combination programme of 15 hours per week of General English in small classes and a choice 6, 8, or 10 hours of Business English per week on a one-to-one basis.

The General English morning part of this course requires a coursebook which is available in Reception. Coursebooks usually cost between £30 and £35, or can be borrowed for a £10 deposit.There is no charge for materials for the afternoon Executive English lessons.

Course objectives

  • To improve your core English skills whether for work, study or pleasure
  • To develop the 4 key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • To focus on specific linguistic areas according to your needs

After taking this course, you will:

  • Be more confident when speaking and writing in English
  • Be more able to understand people speaking English
  • Be more able to read and listen to materials published in English
  • Be more adept in the linguistic areas chosen on the course
  • Start any Monday (except holidays)
  • Levels A2 to C1
  • 6/8/10 hours private tuition +15 hours General English per week
  • General English: 15 hours per week:                              Monday – Friday  09:15 – 12:45
  • Private Tuition:                                                 Monday – Thursday 13:45 – 16:00 for 6/8/10 hours
  • Private Study (unsupervised) Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 17:00 and Friday afternoons
  • Regular homework
  • Weekly assessments
  • Personalised learning objectives
  • Individually tailored course
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Minimum enrolment: 1 week

One-to-One

Your own programme of study

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This course is intended for students who require a personalised programme of study. The number of tuition hours per week and course length are based on your specific needs. We require students to book a minimum of 6 hours initially in order to set up a programme of study.

All learning materials for one-to-one programmes are included in the course fees.

Course objectives

  • To improve your core English skills whether for work, study or pleasure
  • To develop the 4 key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • To focus on specific linguistic areas according to your needs

After taking this course, you will:

  • Be more confident when speaking and writing in English
  • Be more able to understand people speaking English
  • Be more able to read and listen to materials published in English
  • Be more adept in the linguistic areas chosen on the course
  • Start any Monday (except holidays)
  • Levels A1 to C1
  • Personalised learning objectives
  • Individually tailored course
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Minimum age 17
  • Minimum enrolment 6 hours
  • Lesson Times AM                                                    Monday – Friday  09:15 – 12:45
  • Lesson Times PM                                              Monday – Thursday 13:45 – 16:00
  • Private Study (unsupervised) Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 17:00 and Friday afternoons

Afternoon-Only

Learn English in the afternoon

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Our afternoon courses are aimed at students who are looking to learn English on a part-time basis, enabling learners who are employed or study at a tertiary educational institution to improve their language level. Classes normally take place on 4 afternoons per week, from Monday to Thursday. There are 4 options available:

  • IELTS Exam Preparation
  • General English
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)
  • Cambridge Advanced (CAE)

All learning materials for afternoon-only classes are included in the course fees.

Please note that the cost of the IELTS/FCE/CAE examination is not part of the course. CELT can assist you in booking an examination for a £15 fee. The current cost of IELTS Academic for UKVI is £200; the current cost of FCE is £140 and CAE is £154.For more information, please see takeielts.britishcouncil.org or cambridgeenglish.org.

Course objectives

  • To develop and improve your core English skills whether for work, study or pleasure
  • To develop skills for independent further study

What can you expect?

  • To focus on the 4 key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • To focus on spoken accuracy and pronunciation

After taking this course, you will:

  • Be more confident when speaking and writing in English in everyday situations
  • Be more able to understand people speaking English with different accents
  • Be more able to read and listen to materials published in English
  • Start any Monday (except holidays)
  • Levels A1 to C1 available (*A2/B1+ for examination courses)
  • Improve your General English or exam skills
  • 8 hours tuition per week
  • Monday – Thursday 13:45 – 16:00
  • Private Study (unsupervised) Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 17:00 and Friday afternoons
  • Coursebook not required
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size 12
  • Minimum age 17
  • Minimum enrolment 4 weeks