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General English, English Course

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University rank #93 (QS) ,
Our General English course will help you if you are a university student or a professional who wants to improve your English language skills. 


In the General English course you'll develop so you can communicate confidently in English in everyday situations, such as work, study or travel.

Special features

  • No course books - use articles and current topics to explore English language.
  • Study full or part-time, for three to 40 weeks.
  • There are start dates throughout the year so you can study when it suits you.
  • Discuss your progress and development with a tutor.
  • Take trips to interesting places in Yorkshire to practise what you learn.

Learn to communicate better and gain an understanding of British culture. You'll explore English language through news articles, blogs, social media, and videos, participating in class discussions and conducting interviews with people in the community.


Our General English course is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Programme Structure

You will learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the context of knowing language, using language and taking risks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details: Start dates are throughout the year, so you can study when it suits you. Study full-time or part-time, for 3 to 40 weeks.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/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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