The General English courses are the ones that actually teach the language: from the basic of the grammar to the more advanced vocabularies, they take you to a good level of spoken and written English, with which you will gain the confidence to hold a proper conversation with a native speaker. A good fluency in English is a skill very evaluated by the employers from all over the world, and it is requested if you are planning to work in an English-speaking country.
General English courses are mainly split in 5 levels:
- Beginner: for people who need to learn the basics.
- Pre-Intermediate: to reach a school level.
- Intermediate: to reach a good written and satisfactory spoken comprehension.
- Upper Intermediate: for people who already have a good written and spoken skills.
- Advanced: for people who already have a high level.
Most of the schools hold a level test on the first day, to be able to allocate you into the right class. Usually, the courses lasts 12 weeks, since this is the average time you need to advance a level. This length, however, is not compulsory, and most of the courses can be tailored around your timetable and decide to take your course in the morning or in the evening.