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General English for Beginners, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month


This General English for Beginners group course at St Giles International is a carefully structured programme of 2-4 weeks, with 20 or 28 lessons per week. There is also an option for 22 lessons per week at our schools in New York and San Francisco.

After the course, students can progress onto a longer General English or International Semester Course at A1 (elementary) level. 

Course Objectives

After you take a Beginners Courses at St Giles, you should:

  • be able to speak with greater confidence and fluency with an increased vocabulary
  • have developed your listening, reading and writing skills
  • have a greater understanding of the grammatical structure of English

Programme Structure

You can also choose to increase your progress during your stay by taking 5 or more additional One-to-one lessons per week.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Start Date: Every Monday except on public holidays.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    369 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    369 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.

2-3 weeks: £409

4 weeks: £369

Living costs

  • London, United Kingdom

    1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Brighton, United Kingdom

    815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • New York City, United States

    1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • San Francisco, United States

    2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Eastbourne, United Kingdom

    550 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Vancouver, Canada

    1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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