Online English Courses

We offer a wide range of online courses – General English, Business English, Exam Preparation, Academic English as well as specialised skills-based courses.

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Flexible Courses, Immediate Results

Preparing for an exam, a trip, an important presentation or a job interview? Our team of experts develop personalised courses designed to meet your needs.

Our live online lessons focus on practical communication skills. We use a range of authentic materials including news articles, videos, presentations, and other realia to help you operate in real life situations. Lessons are designed so that newly acquired language and skills can be put into practice instantly.

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Number of lessons

5, 10, 20 or 30. Can be extended at anytime

Start dates

Flexible. Book today, start your course tomorrow

Group size

Mini-groups (max. 4 students)
Private lessons (one-to-one)

Lesson times

Mini-groups: 06:00-20:00, Mon-Fri
Private lessons: 06:00-20:00, Mon-Sun

Lesson duration

50 minutes

Minimum age

16 years

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General English

Course Objectives

This course will help you perform more confidently when interacting in English. We will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and improve the skills necessary for successful English language proficiency.

Using authentic English materials such as magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, websites, this course will help you to develop your English language and communication skills while working on your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

Course Content

Your course will be designed based on the results from your placement test and needs analysis. Topics typically covered in this course include:

  Speaking

Making yourself understood. Fluency building; rhythm and pace. Conversation skills, telephoning, enquiring and explaining.

  Reading

Reading for gist and purpose: understanding the main points. Scanning: finding specific information. Skimming: judging the usefulness of a text.

  Writing

Organising a paragraph, structuring a text; signposting. Informal text types: notes, emails, stories, journals, reviews. Formal text types: letters, essays, reports, articles, forms.

  Listening

Active listening strategies in conversation. Listening for detail: gathering specific information. Listening for themes: understanding the main ideas.

  Grammar

Tense and aspect: past, present, future; perfect; passive vs active. Grammar words: articles, prepositions, adverbs, pronouns, auxiliary verbs. Relative clauses, modals and conditionals to express more sophisticated concepts.

  Vocabulary

Strategies for building vocabulary: suffixes, prefixes. Word families, synonyms and antonyms. Phrasal verbs, colloquialisms and collocation.

  Pronunciation

The 46 sounds of English – the phonemic chart. Syllables and words – putting the sounds together. Word and sentence stress; intonation.


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Skills Courses

Skills courses can be booked independently or in addition to our General English course and are specially designed for students who would like to focus on specific areas of language learning.

Pronunciation Skills

Course Objectives

In this course you will learn how to pronounce the various sounds of the English language, including consonants, vowel sounds and diphthongs. You will learn about word stress, intonation, rhythm and ellipsis, to help you become an articulate speaker of English.

Course Content

Topics typically covered in this course include:

  The Phonemic Chart

Overview of the 46 sounds of English. Distinguishing similar sounds. Common errors with different nationalities.

  Syllables and Words

Putting the sounds together; consonant clusters. Plurals, verb endings and other suffixes. Introducing word stress.

  Word and Sentence Stress

Stress in two-syllable words and compound words. Placing emphasis on key words. Unstressed words and contractions.

  Stress and Rhythm

Joining and grouping words – weak forms, linking, elision, ellipsis, assimilation. Understanding the 'rhythm' of English. Using stress and intonation to express meaning.


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Grammar & Writing Skills

Course Objectives

In this course you will learn to write clear and effective texts in English, using English grammar correctly. It will show you how to open and close your correspondence properly, how to structure content and how to adopt an appropriate style and tone for the situation. You will also learn how to link your ideas and develop a convincing argument.

Course Content

Topics typically covered in this course include:

  Review of Grammatical Rules

Tenses overview: Past, Present, Future. Grammar words: articles, prepositions, adverbs, pronouns, auxiliary verbs. Word order, expressions of quantity, conjunctions and linkers.

  Extending Your Grammar

Phrasal verbs, colloquialisms and collocation. Relative clauses; building longer more complex sentences. Passive vs Active and Conditionals to express more sophisticated concepts.

  Writing Construction Skills

Spelling, punctuation, word order and constructing sentences. Organising a paragraph, ordering events, signposting, comparing and contrasting. Organising a text, cohesive devices, drafting and editing.

  Writing for Different Purposes

Using appropriate style and language for the text type. Informal text types: notes, emails, stories, journals, reviews. Formal text types: letters, essays, reports, articles, forms.


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Conversation Skills

Course Objectives

In this course you will learn the language and skills necessary to be able to communicate effectively in English. It will show you how to make small talk and develop conversations. You will also learn how to check comprehension and avoid misunderstandings.

Course Content

Topics typically covered in this course include:

  Understanding and Being Understood

Introductions, natural responses. Politeness and small talk. Useful phrases for checking understanding.

  Building Fluency

Hesitation devices, prediction of conversation. Paraphrasing: saying what you mean. Connected speech; building speed.

  Building Relationships

Showing interest and steering the conversation. Agreeing and disagreeing. Asking for more information; making plans.

  Expressing yourself

Using stress and intonation to express meaning. Clarification and repetition. Adding enthusiasm and interest to a conversation.


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