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Short-term General English

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

Short-term General English

With our short-term General English course you can improve your level of English at our schools in London, Eastbourne or Dublin. You can also combine your study with additional courses and exam preparation classes with our English Plus+ and English Unlimited programmes.

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£160 ⁄ wk

Minimum Age 16

Elementary to Advanced

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In order to improve your fluency, you will need to improve all of your key English 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

Course details

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

More information

Our General English courses provide a great opportunity to study English while living in the UK or Ireland. If you are someone who wants to stay in and English-speaking country, and experience it like a short holiday while improving your English, then this coure is perfect. You can study for a short-term period at either our London, Eastbourne or Dublin centres. We also offer more weeks for those who would like to stay longer.

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. 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 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 Short-term 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 (UK only)- our very own virtual learning environment. Access is from the time of booking until three months after completion of the course.
  • Twin social programme - 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 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 and Dublin 

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
General English Morning 15 Standard English A1-C1




General English Afternoon 15 Standard English A1-C1 £165pw £160pw £140
Intensive English + IELTS * 15 Standard English + 7.5 IELTS Preparation B1-C1




Intensive English + Conversation 15 Standard English + 7.5 Conversation 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


£285pw £265


  Hours per week Level 1-4 weeks 5-11 weeks 12-23 weeks
General English Morning 15 Standard English A1-C1 £225 £190 £170
Intensive English + IELTS 15 Standard English + 7.5 IELTS Preparation A1-C1 £275 £265 £215
Intensive English + Conversation 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
General English Morning 18.3 Standard English A1-C1 €260 €250 €225 €210
Intensive English 18.3 Standard English + 5 PM lessons A1-C1 €315 €300 €275 €255
Super Intensive 18.3 Standard English + 10 PM lessons A1-C1 €370 €350 €325 €305

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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