General English Online

General English Online

Wherever you are, learn to communicate in English for life, work, travel or study with Norwich Study Centre. We can help you do more with English. Our General English Online course is for anyone who wants to improve their English language skills and benefit from the support and opportunities that come with being part of a real, international school community. If you want to develop a stronger foundation in English and become more confident using your language skills, our General English Online course will help you, step by step.

Levels: the CEFR
A1: Beginner
A2: Elementary
B1: Pre-intermediate
B1+: Intermediate
B2: Upper-intermediate
C1: Advanced

CEFR Levels Explained

We use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to shape our courses and measure your progress with English. The CEFR is a global standard for learning, teaching and assessment, and provides a key framework to help you develop your English language skills step by step to meet your learning goals.

Key information



Minimum language level

Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C1)

Course length

From 1 week

Hours of teaching per week

15 (Standard) or 21 (intensive)

Minimum class size


Maximum class size



From £150

What will I learn?

Course content

On this course you will:

  • Communicate and become more fluent in English
  • Improve your English language skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Use English more accurately to say what you mean and be understood
  • Be more confident using English for different purposes and in real-life situations
  • Improve your pronunciation, build your vocabulary, and improve your understanding of English grammar
  • Use English to share and discuss information, opinions and ideas

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How will I learn?

Learning outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Improve your language skills in the four key areas of speaking and listening, and reading and writing
  • Improve your pronunciation, build your vocabulary, and develop your understanding of English grammar
  • Communicate and become more fluent and accurate when using English
  • Be more confident in English-speaking environments and when communicating with other English speakers

Personalise my course

Course options

  • General English plus

    Students join General English in the morning and choose personalised afternoon courses.

    You can choose the following options:

  • Skills & Culture
    Our Skills and Culture module is for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of life and culture in the UK and beyond while practising specific language skills.
    This course focuses on using English to practise real-life situations with other students. Using a variety of real-life texts and materials, students share and discuss information, opinions and ideas to improve their speaking and listening skills and build life skills in English.

  • British Cultural Experience
    This course is for people who want to taste a bite of the British way of life while improving their language skills by exploring the medieval city of Norwich.
    The focus of this course is to explore life and culture in the UK while practising communication skills. The course covers different areas of British culture, including food, art, history and more, while outside activities allow you to gain a deeper understanding of British culture and beyond.

  • The Bridge to IELTS
    The course is an introduction to the IELTS exam preparation course for students with English at A2 & B1 levels and who are hoping to get a score of 4 and above in the IELTS exam.
    The focus of this course is to gain an understanding of the framework of the IELTS exam and begin to give you the skills you need before joining the IELTS exam preparation course.

  • English for Work
    This course is practical and focuses on communication skills and the language needed to work effectively in a job in an English speaking environment.
    The focus of this course is to give you skills needed to get a job by helping with writing CVs, cover letters and job interviews. The course also focuses on:

    • Customer care, dealing with customers effectively on the phone and face to face,
    • Effective meeting skills, chairing and participating in meetings and understanding the psychological process of decision making
    • Presentation skills, planning and organising a presentation using PowerPoint, and how to use voice and body language to get a message across effectively.

When will I study?

Sample timetable

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