General English

Our most popular course is General English, where students learn and review new grammar and vocabulary using up-to-date coursebooks and materials.

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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.

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
  • 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: 18
  • Minimum enrolment: 1 week

IELTS Passport

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.

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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.

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
  • Regular homework
  • Practice exams and feedback
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum enrolment: 4 weeks

Bridge to IELTS

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.

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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.

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
  • Regular homework
  • Practice exams and feedback
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum enrolment: 4 weeks

Cambridge Exam Courses (FCE & CAE)

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.

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Both Cambridge English: First (FCE) and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) examine all areas of language ability and develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living English-speaking countries. They are both 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.

Before you begin your Cambridge Exam course, you will be tested to assess your level of English. All students must be B1+ to join FCE and B2+ to join CAE.

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 B1+ (FCE)
  • Level B2+ (CAE)
  • Develop your exam skills and techniques
  • 23 hours tuition per week – 8 hours FCE/CAE +15 hours General English
  • Regular homework
  • Practice exams and feedback
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum enrolment: 4 weeks

Executive English

Flexible courses which enable students to choose which areas they would like to focus on during their private afternoon classes.

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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.

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
  • Regular homework
  • Weekly assessments
  • Personalised learning objectives
  • Individually tailored course
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum enrolment: 1 week

One-to-One

For students who require a personalised 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 10 hours initially in order to set up a programme of study.

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 18
  • Minimum enrolment 10 hours

Afternoon-Only Courses

Our afternoon courses are aimed at students who are looking to learn English on a part-time basis.

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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)

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
  • Coursebook not required
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size 12
  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum enrolment 4 weeks