English as a Foreign Language (EFL)


Our English language courses are available for short or long stays and serious or casual learning. Based at the Cheltenham campus, you have access to your own English Language Centre with computer facilities, exam practice software and a range of books to support your learning.

We teach English as a Foreign Language to a variety of levels, we will assess your level of English with a test, written assessment and an interview with one of our teachers when you arrive. This helps us to find the appropriate group for your English level, the maximum class size is 16 and usually and average of 10. 

Find more about our social programme here.

General English Courses

These classes focus on learning English as it is used in everyday situations. This course covers all areas of English; grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking with a focus on pronunciation, and vocabulary.

It includes homework, tests to measure your progress, and tutor support.

Business English

This course teaches more formal English focusing on business language and situations;

  • Business vocabulary and knowledge of business situations
  • Practical business communication
  • Basic business concepts
  • Grammar revision

There is also the possibility of studying for a business exam. You’ll spend four days a week learning business English and the fifth day will cover general English.

English Language Examinations

We offer the following Cambridge examinations: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE or IELTS exam preparation (subject to numbers), in December and June.

Academic English

  • No more than five students
  • 3-5 hours per week of extra study
  • Academic focus

Specialised EFL 

This 1:1 EFL course is an intensive course tailored to suit you. We will interview you beforehand to gain as much information as possible and create the course to meet your individual needs.



Type of course

Cost per week

1-7 weeks 

Cost per week

8-19 weeks

Cost per week

20+ weeks

Mornings only (16.5 hours a week) 200 GBP 190 GBP 165 GBP
Mornings + two afternoon option classes (19.5 hours) 240 GBP 230 GBP 220 GBP

Fees also include participation in the student social programme and use of the college facilities. Also included is a place on the Saturday excursions (3 per term) to places of interest in England.


Class Time No. of hours Cost per class - £ GBP Autumn term - £ GBP Spring term - £ GBP Summer term - £ GBP
General English 09:00 - 13:00 3.5 35 420  455  280 
Afternoon option 13:30 - 15:00 1.5 15 180 195  120 
Evening class 18:30 - 21:00 2.5 25  300  325  200

Find English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Available part-time or full-time, our EFL courses are suited to everyday speaking practise or a more academic focus.