General English

Improve your core skills with our General English Course in London, Eastbourne, Dublin or Online.

General English

With our General English course you can improve your level of English at our schools in London, Eastbourne, Dublin or Online!

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£135 ⁄ wk

Minimum Age 16

Elementary to Advanced

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If you want to improve your English skills, you will need to improve all of your key language skills. We want to make sure that you get the most out of your lessons so our General English course will focus on your:

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Pronunciation
  • Reading and Writing
  • Grammar and Vocabulary

You can choose how long you wish to enroll for, from 1 week to 24 weeks, either at one of our three English Centres or by joining a virual classroom online.

We want to give you the freedom to choose how, when and for how long you want to study.

Our General English courses offer 15 hours of tuition per week in either  morning or afternoon classes. But you also have the option to study more hours if you enrol for the Intensive English option, or less hours if you only want to study General English Light, (which is available online only) or Part-time English at our London Centre 


Course details

  • More information
  • What's included?
  • Fast facts
  • Fees

More information

Our General English courses provide a great opportunity to study English, either online or while living in the UK or Ireland for as long as you need. 

With our range of locations and accredited courses, you can choose to learn English in the busy cities of London and Dublin, or in the relaxing (and sunny) seaside town of Eastbourne. If you are not ready to travel yet, you can also study English with Twin online by joining one of our virtual classrooms.

Our General English course is aimed at increasing your confidence in using the language on a daily basis so that you are comfortable in an English-speaking environment, whether this is socially, for work, for travel or for study.

We want you to have the best experience while studying with us, whether you do so for a short, or long-term.

Whilst at Twin Centres, students will be able to enjoy a learning experience benefitting from monthly workshops based on grammar and independent study. 

Students staying for an extended period of time in the UK, or Ireland you will be able to experience more of the culture, and you will have more time to practise your English while sight-seeing and socialising with other students. 

If you want to also gain some work experience whilst in the UK, as a separate service, our award-winning team can help you find placements (available for EU students only), creating the perfect environment for you to practise the skills that you have learned on your longer term English course. 

Students who are not able to travel to any one of our Centres have the opportunity to improve their skills by studying online. Our virtual classrooms provide students the opportunity to meet students from all over the world, while improving their Enlish skills. Our online course is supported by our Twin e-learning platform where students have access to various study materials and all of their course work. 

We also have a number of measures in place to make sure our students are safe and happy during their time with us. For those under 18 we also provide further care and support, please visit our Care and Support page for more information.

What's included?

Twin's General English course includes:

  • Language placement assessment including grammar, oral and writing - carried out on your first day, this assessment ensures you are placed in the right class.
  • Regular progress monitoring - this will take place with your teacher alongside monthly progress tests and fortnightly tutorials in order to measure your achievement and highlight areas requiring extra attention.
  • Certificate of achievement - Get this upon completion of the course.
  • Personalised assessment - progress report giving an assessment of your progress in all of the main study areas.
  • Access to Twin e-Learning - our very own virtual learning environment. You will be given access 4 months before your start date and you'll be able to use it for three months after completing your course.
  • Twin social programme (not available to students studying online) - different events, activities and outings every week, many of which are free.

Fast facts

Short-term General English

English Level

Beginner to Advanced



Maximum class size


Start date

Every Monday, except when the school is closed for bank holidays. 

Course duration

1-11 weeks

Hours per week

Standard UK and online course - 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Standard Dublin course - 18.3 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Morning tuition: 9am to 12.30pm (includes 30 minute break)

Afternoon tuition: 1.30pm to 5.00pm (includes 30 minute break)

Dublin: Morning 9:30am to 12:45
Afternoon 13:15 - 17:00

Course Location

London, Eastbourne, Dublin and online 

Non-teaching days

UK Closing days 2020:

  • 1st January
  • 10th, 13th April - Easter break
  • 8th, 25th May
  • 26th August
  • 24th December - 4 January - Christmas/New Year's break

Dublin Closing days 2020: 

  • 1st January
  • 17th March
  • 13th April - Easter break
  • 4th May 
  • 1st June
  • 3rd August
  • 26th October 
  • 24th December - 4 January - Christmas/New Year's break



  Hours per week Level 1-4 weeks 5-11 weeks 12-23 weeks 24+ weeks
General English Morning 15 Standard English A1-C1





General English Afternoon 15 Standard English A1-C1 £175pw £165pw £145pw £130pw
Intensive English + IELTS * 15 Standard English + 7.5 IELTS Preparation B1-C1





Intensive English + Communication Skills 15 Standard English + 7.5 Communication A1-B2
Intensive English + English for Work 15 Standard English + 7.5 English for Work B1-C1
One-to-One As requested A1-C1


English Unlimited Up to 30 standard and afternoon modules A1-C1


£300pw £290pw £275pw


  Hours per week Level 1-4 weeks 5-11 weeks 12-23 weeks 24+ weeks
General English Morning 15 Standard English A1-C1 £250 £215 £190 £175pw
Intensive English + IELTS 15 Standard English + 7.5 IELTS Preparation A1-C1 £300 £290 £255 £240
Intensive English + Communication Skills 15 Standard English + 7.5 Conversation A1-C1
One-to-One As requested A1-C1 £65ph


  Hours per week Level 1-3 4-7 8-11 12-23 24+
General English Morning 18.3 Standard English A1-C1 €275 €265 €240 €225 €200
Intensive English 18.3 Standard English + 5 PM lessons A1-C1 €330 €315 €290 €270 €250
Super Intensive 18.3 Standard English + 10 PM lessons A1-C1 €380 €360 €330 €310 €300


Online Courses

Programme Location Start Hours pw Price per week
General English Light Online


3 £36.00
General English Light Plus Online


7.5 £75.00
General English Online Weekly 15 £135.00
Intensive English Online Weekly 22.5 £200.00
Communication Skills Online Weekly 6 £60.00
IELTS Preparation Online Weekly 6 £60.00
One-to-One Online Available throughout the year As requested £65 per hour

*exam fees are NOT included

Deposit, fees and payment

Full fees are due 28 days before the start of the course. If a student books a course less than 28 days before the start of the course full fees are payable immediately.

Direct students required to apply for visa before travelling must pay £250 non-refundable deposit in order to receive the visa letter. All other direct students must always pay in full at the time of booking.

Documents can be sent by courier at the request of the student or agent. TTI will charge for this service.


- After 14 days:

Cancellations must be made in writing and confirmed by TTI at least 14 days before the start of the course. Tuition fees will be refunded minus a £100 cancellation fee.

- Less than 14 days:

Fees will be refunded minus one week's tuition fees and any airport transfer charges.

- Cancellation after arrival:

Once you have started your course tuition fees are non-refundable.


Refunds may take up to 28 days to process to process.

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