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General English

Language level progression

Language level progression

General English programmes

We offer a range of General English programmes at Kings, the Compact Course, Diploma of English, Beginners' Intensive, Intensive and Super Intensive. If you take our Beginners' Intensive, Intensive or Super Intensive course, you also have the option to join Special Interest Groups which focus on areas such as Fluency and Discussion, Academic Reading and Writing, IELTS Preparation, and Business English.

By having such a wide range of options available, we can help you find a course that perfectly matches both your level and your aims.

Learning Progress Guarantee

We are so confident of the quality of our courses and teaching that we make this simple promise to you:

If you are studying an Intensive Course for 12 weeks or more we guarantee you will reach the level we have agreed with you. If you don’t, you can study for free until you do.

You must have attended all classes and completed all assignments.

One-to-one lessons

If you take a General English course, you have the option to take addiitional one-to-one lessons to improve specific areas such as vocabulary, idioms or pronunciation practice.  

One-to-one lessons are ideal just before an examination, job interview or university interview.

We offer one-to-one lessons in areas including:

  • Business English
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Exam Preparation
  • Academic Study Skills

One-to-one lessons in more specialised areas such as English for law or accountancy are available by special arrangement.

Please note that one-to-one lessons cannot be booked on their own but can rather be requested on top of one of our main courses.


Our General English courses are:

Intensive Course

This course is designed to increase your fluency in as short a time as possible, and to introduce a range of specialist subjects taught in Special Interest Groups. View »

Compact Course

This course is for you if you want to increase your fluency while having plenty of time to explore your location outside the classroom. View »

Diploma of English

With this course you can achieve real fluency, gain specialist subject knowledge and enjoy a memorable college year or semester abroad. View »