English Language

Adults StudyingOur 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 the latest computer facilities, exam practice software and a range of books to support your learning.

We will assess your level of English with a computerised 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.

We teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to three standards.

General English

The focus is on learning English as it’s really used in everyday situations. This course teaches reading, writing, listening, speaking 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.

You will learn about...

  • 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 (subject to numbers), in December and June.

Specialised EFL

In ClassPersonalised 1:1

EFL designed to meet your particular needs. We will tailor the course to suit you.

Academic English

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

Talk to our Intenational Team to get started.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us "good" with "outstanding" features.

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great new Personal Tutor scheme.