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Adult Courses 2019

General English A & B 2019

We want all our adults to make the most of and expand their abilities to be themselves in English.

Learning more is important, but using what you know with flexibility, appropriateness and confidence is equally important. You are more than a phrasebook and we want to hear your voice!

Dates 2019

7th January to 22nd December 2019

On General English B the minimum age is 16 except during the period covered by the Summer Course (23rd June ~ 1st September) when the minimum age is 18.

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Description

Our General English Courses are aimed at adults who want to improve their language skills for educational or professional purposes. Our programme includes a balance of grammar, speaking, reading, listening and writing.

Students receive either 15 hours of tuition each week (General English A) or 22.5 hours of tuition each week (General English B). (General English A does not run during the period covered by the Summer Course.)

Tuition

Melton College welcomes students throughout the year except for two weeks over Christmas. Our General English Courses are aimed at adults who want to improve their language skills for educational or professional purposes. Our programme includes a balance of grammar, speaking, reading, listening and writing. Every student is assigned a personal tutor to monitor progress and to offer encouragement and advice. These tutorials are included in the fees but we do not count them as tuition time! Your tutor will help you plan your study and tailor your learning to suit your needs, this will especially focus on your Melton E-learning account. Many of our students go on to take an IELTS exam (Melton College is the only IELTS centre in York) in order to continue their studies at a British university.

General English A: Half-day programme

For students who do not have the time to follow the full day General English Course programme, we offer a 15 hours tuition per week alternative. Minimum age is 18. Please note this course does not run during the period of the Summer Course (23rd June – 1st September 2019).

General English B: Full-day programme

Our programme includes a balance of grammar, speaking, reading, listening and writing. Students receive 22.5 hours tuition each week. In addition to the morning tuition, a carefully structured afternoon programme includes extra reading, listening practice, speaking skills (including student-led presentations) and study skills to help you make the most of your course. (During the summer, General Course students may share classes with the older Summer Course students. Minimum age is 16. However, students aged 16-17 cannot join the General English Course during the summer, unless their course is finishing after the summer.)

Like all Melton College courses, the tuition times are teaching time and do not include breaks, tutorials or preparation.

Guided E-learning

All General English Course students can use the Melton College Guided e-learning system. This virtual environment helps students plan their studies, contact other students and participate in the College’s social life. Students continue to have access to the system for 3 months after their departure.

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Key points

  • Minimum Age General English A: 18
  • Minimum Age General English B: 16 (18 during the period of the Summer Course)
  • Maximum Age: n/a
  • Maximum Class Size: 14
  • Average Class Size (2017): 8

Most of the General English Course students are aged 23+. Older students are welcome to join throughout the year.

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Timetable

Melton College welcomes students throughout the year except for two weeks over Christmas. Our programme includes a balance of grammar, speaking, reading, listening and writing.

Every student is assigned a personal tutor to monitor progress and to offer encouragement and advice. We arrange a full and varied social programme and can introduce you to local sports clubs and societies.

Time General English A General English B FCE/CAE Preparation
09:15-10:15 Lesson 1 Lesson 1
10:30-11:30 Lesson 2 Lesson 2
11:45-12:45 Lesson 3 Lesson 3
13:30-14:15 Lesson 4 FCE/CAE Preparation
14:30-15:15 Lesson 5 FCE/CAE Preparation
15:30-17:00 IELTS Preparation IELTS Preparation IELTS Preparation

The General English Course runs from 09:15-12:45 (General English A) or 09:15-15:15 (General English B), Monday to Friday. General English A has 15 classes of 60 minutes each week. General English B has 25 classes per week, 3 classes of 60 minutes and 2 classes of 45 minutes each day. In addition, all students have a face-to-face tutorial during their first week and then every two weeks. Excursions are arranged on a regular basis. There is sometimes a charge for activities and always a charge for excursions

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Tuition Fees

Booking fee: £75.

Course Tuition fees per week
General English A* £250.00
General English B £270.00

*Please note that General English A does not run during the period of the Summer Course (23rd June – 1st September 2019)

See also our Booking Conditions and online Fees Calculator

The tuition fees include:

  • 15 hours of tuition a week (General English A) or 22.5 hours of tuition a week (General English B)
  • Tutorials
  • E-Learning Account

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Accommodation

Accommodation Type Includes Airport Transport Includes Bus Pass Includes Full Board Per Week
Standard Homestay (only for students aged 18 and older) No No No £161.00
Homestay Extra (compulsory for students under 18) Yes Yes Yes £231.00

Accommodation is from Sunday to Sunday. Student’s under 18 may be required to share a room with a student from a different language group.

See also our online Fees Calculator.

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