General English

General English courses are the most popular courses that we offer, and aim to develop our students' skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.  We offer morning only classes, or a combination of morning and afternoon classes.

15 hours - General English 09.30 - 13.00

21 hours - General English
(no afternoon class on Fridays)

09.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 15.30


An initial placement test is followed by an oral test on your first day to help us decide the best class for the student.

We use both coursebooks and our own materials to build a good knowledge of English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.  Using this information our students develop their understanding with interactive and educational classroom activities.

In addition, each class will have weekly and monthly tests to help students check on their progress, as well as tutorials in which teachers talk to each student individually to help review their learning goals.


Our afternoon General English classes are designed to give students more freedom to develop the skills which they are taught in the morning.  By using videos or real English materials, students will complete activities with their classmates which will give them a better understanding of the language.

Students will take part in making presentations, watching online videos such as TED Talks, or extended writing projects, which will all hlep them to develop academic and everyday skills in English.


A First Week Questionnaire on day 3.

Weekly self-study sessions during which your teacher will give you individualised work.

Tutorials in which the student and teacher negotiate and review learning goals.

Regular progress tests.


Course Summary

Start dates

  • Any Monday (excluding public holidays)

Course levels

  • Elementary (A2) to Advanced (C1)

Class size

  • Maximum 12

Minimum Stay

  • 1 week

Minimum age

  • 16 years

Lesson duration

  • 90 minutes

Books & Materials for courses

  • Provided free of charge during lessons, option to buy a book for £40

School Closure Dates 2024/2025

  • 1st January 2024
  • 29th March
  • 1st April
  • 6th May
  • 27th May
  • 26th August
  • 21st December 2024 - 5th January 2025 inclusive
SKOLA Exeter English Language School