General English Course – Full & Part-time Afternoons


Start date

Any Monday

Maximum length of course  

48 weeks

Course group size

15 students maximum

Course times

12.30 to 3.30pm Monday to Friday


At the Islington Centre for English (ICE), London one of the most popular ways to improve your English language skills is to enrol on a general English course. By choosing to study our general English course in the afternoons you will have time to take paid employment or explore London and practice what you have learnt in your free time. The afternoon English course is also cheaper! Choose to study for 2-5 days a week between Monday and Friday.

Grammar and vocabulary are the building blocks of successful English language learning and as part of your course, you will receive extensive practice in the essential skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and, most important of all, Speaking. 

Learning works best if it is enjoyable so our teachers will encourage you join in and include fun language games and videos as part of the course. All our teachers are native speakers so you get to hear real English from someone who heard English spoken to them from the day they were born!

We want to increase your confidence so you can take advantage of your new English language skills, whether in preparation for more advanced courses and English exams (for example IELTS or Cambridge First), in your career or just to improve your general English when speaking with your friends or other people.

You will receive regular tests to monitor your progress and at the end of the course, students receive an ICE certificate of study.

There are six main levels of general language tuition. On enrolment, students take a test to find which class suits them best.  These are:

  • Beginners
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate
  • Advanced

We pride ourselves in offering excellent value for money, a fully-equipped school and welcoming, family atmosphere. We also run an exciting Social Programme, with weekly events, so you can come to London, learn English, meet new people and make good friends for life!

Voted one of the best value English schools in London, we welcome any potential students who may wish to join us for a free trial class to see how good we are! Located in bustling, central London, just opposite Angel tube station - why not contact the Islington Centre for English to arrange a time.


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Course Information

Our courses for individual enrolments are for adults.  The minimum age is 16.  Junior courses are provided for 11 to 16 year-olds as part of group tuition packages. 

See more General information about our courses or read our Terms & Conditions of enrolment. 

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Use our Islington Centre for English tool to test your English language skills. We will email you the results with a grammar level from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1) and provide you with the best English course options for you.

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