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Section 1: Overview

Is this course for me?

  • This course is for students who want to improve their English but still have plenty of free time outside of class.
  • Lessons will improve all your key skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking.
  • You’ll gain confidence through total immersion in English.

Key Facts

Available in

  • Boston
  • Los Angeles
  • New York

Start dates:

  • Every Monday between 2 January and 10 December 2019
  • Every Monday between 6 January and 7 December 2020

Entry level:

  • Beginner (Kings Level 1)


  • 16+


  • 2 – 12 weeks

Class size:

  • Maximum 15

Lessons per week:

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) General English

Included in the price:

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Course materials
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
  • Free Wi-fi at school
  • Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
  • Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • End-of-course certificate (requires minimum 90% attendance)
"Kings has such a good system. You learn everywhere here. We learn and practice English everywhere from cafeteria to classroom, to other dormitories where we have friends."

Section 2: Course structure and content

Your general English lessons will improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening at a consistent rate. Each week, lessons will focus on a different topic.

Key areas covered include:

Communication skills

  • Conversational language skills
  • Listening and accents
  • Reading and interpretation
  • Writing and presenting

Linguistic resources

  • Building your vocabulary bank
  • Fine tuning your pronunciation
  • Interpretation of texts
  • Grammar and syntax

Study skills

  • Note taking and revision
  • Research skills
  • Time management and planning
  • Dictionary work
  • Learner autonomy

Cultural and personal development

  • Understanding cultural difference and similarity
  • Team work and leadership
  • Presenting an argument
  • Discussion skills

You will be assigned to your general English class based on your current Kings Level. We have classes suitable for students at Level 1 (Beginner) right through to Level 8 (Advanced), and you will progress up through the levels as your skills improve and your confidence grows.

Thank you for your enquiry.
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The Kings Admissions Team