Short-term General English

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

Short-term General English

With our short-term General English course you can improve your level of English at either of our schools, in London or Eastbourne. 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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£145 ⁄ 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. If you are someone who wants to stay in the UK and experience it like a short holiday while improving your English, then you can study for a short-term period at either our London or Eastbourne centres. We also offer more weeks for those who would like to stay longer.

You can choose to learn English in the busy cities of London and Dublin, or at our English centre in the relaxing 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.

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 - 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 course - 15 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

Closing days 2020:

  • January 1st
  • 10th, 13th April - Easter break
  • May 8th, 25th
  • August 26th
  • December 24th December - 4 January - Christmas/New Year's break



  Location Hours per week Level 1-7 weeks 8-11 weeks
General English Morning London & Eastbourne 15 Standard English A1-C1

Dublin -€145pw

Dublin -€135pw

General English Afternoon London  15 Standard English A1-C1 £145pw
Dublin -
Dublin -
Intensive English + IELTS * London & Eastbourne 16.5 Standard English +6 IELTS Preparation B1-C1


Dublin -€175pw 


Dublin -€155pw 

Intensive English + Conversation London 16.5 Standard English +6 Conversation A1-B2
Intensive English + English for Work London 16.5 Standard English +6 English for Work A1-B2
Intensive English + One-to-One London & Eastbourne 16.5 Standard English +6 one-to-one A1-C1


English Unlimited London Up to 30 standard and afternoon modules A1-C1

Dublin -€220pw

Dublin -€200pw


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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