Key Facts

Age: 14 - 18
Start Dates: Any Sunday during term time. Groups can start any time except December.
Course Length: Up to 30 weeks
Hours per Week: Approx. 24 hours, including self-study.
Maximum Number in Class: 16, average 7
Course Content: General English Plus specialist subjects such as Business, Science and Computer science, geared towards a particular qualification or with a particular focus if required.
Appropriate for: Any student wanting to develop their English.

On an English Plus course students may be mixed in classes with students studying academic courses. Homework is set during weekdays for evening study.

Weekly teachers meetings enable us to monitor the progress of every student and to decide whether a change of level is necessary.

All students are encouraged to make full use of college facilities, including for sports and activities, and to mix with our other students.

The college can provide preparation for students wishing to take exams, such as IELTS or Cambridge, and can assist students with booking their tests. All students receive an Abbey College certificate and report at the end of the course.

Coming September 2017 – Academic English Courses

From September 2017, we will no longer be running purely English Language courses outside of summer school. Instead we will offer short courses (of 2 weeks or more) with a greater number of lessons, which combine English Language learning with academic classes appropriate for the level of the student. As well as separate dedicated English Language lessons, students will be able to learn English through the academic subjects they are taught, whilst developing their understanding of those subjects during those modules. Homework and self-study remain a part of the course. Students will have to demonstrate the same level of dedication to study as the students on our mainstream academic courses.