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General English Lessons

General English Lessons

This course is for all students who want to improve their English.
There are for 5 levels available and you will learn the English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation for your level. Our general English lessons are fun and dynamic. During your English lessons your teacher will help you to practise speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. You will learn the English you need for real life communication.

This course is good for students who:

  • want to improve their English for self-improvement
  • want to study in English in the future
  • want to improve their English for work
  • want to use English for travel
  • want to enjoy using English in daily life e.g. online, when reading, watching films/movies or listening to music

About the course

  • Suitable for age 16+
  • 2 – 25 hours per week
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Available all year round (apart from school holidays – please click here for full details)
  • This course is suitable for all levels of English

What and how you will study?

International House Manchester uses communicative-lexical approach meaning students are helped to communicate effectively using natural, real-life English. We’ll work to make sure you can use the language rather than just know it. We want students to understand English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, but more importantly we want students to be able to use the language we teach when they need to use it. Teachers will plan their lessons so there are lots of chances for the students to communicate in English, while feedback on performance will be provided at appropriate stages of the lesson in a friendly, helpful way to improve accuracy while developing fluency.

What we need you to do

To improve your English as quickly as possible, we need you to:
1. Use English only in class.
2. Try to use the language we teach during and after class. If you don’t use language, you’ll lose it.
3. Think about your language, what works and what needs to change.
4. Work in pairs, groups, and as a class to practise recently taught language in a variety of practice activities.
5. Be sensitive to other students’ personalities, cultural differences and individual needs in the class.

Your progress? Guaranteed.

  • We will test your level of English.
  • You tell us your target level.
  • We will tell you how many weeks it will take you to achieve your target level.
  • If you do not reach this level of English in the time we predict, you will receive free English lessons until you do.*
  • *subject to 95% attendance and 100% successful completion of course work set.

We have based our progress promise on the following information source:
‘How long does it take to learn a foreign language?’ Published by Cambridge University Press 2018.

Approximate Progression Times

Hybrid Lessons

Using innovative technology we are now able to offer “hybrid” English classes at our language school in Manchester. Online students join our international students, live in school, for their English courses easily via Zoom.

The latest technology allows online students to feel like part of the class, as they interact with their teacher and fellow students in the classroom. Students in class have the opportunity to interact with other students, live, from all over the world.

This integrated approach provides vibrant and fun English lessons for all students, whether you are taking English classes online or have travelled to Manchester for your English course.