English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Our English language courses are available part-time or full-time from one week to a full academic year, for work, study or leisure. Based at the Cheltenham campus, you will be studying in the Languages Department with access to the International Learning Gateway with it's own computer facilities 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 an average of 10. Students usually study EFL for a full term.  

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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. Please select the EFL (Level 1) course below for more information.  

English Language Examinations

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

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. £50 per lesson for 1-9 lessons. 


All EFL classes take place Monday to Friday.

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 trips and excursions and use of the college facilities. Also included is a place on the Saturday excursions (approximately 3 per term) to places of interest in England.






All EFL classes take place from Monday to Friday, you can take a maximum of 14 hours per week otherwise you are classed as a full-time student. 




Fees are payable in advance for the term. For general English and evening classes there is also a course book and materials fee of £30. For options classes there is a materials fee of £5. Fees also include participation in the student social programme and use of the excellent college facilities. For a small extra charge you can also join 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 14:00 - 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.