English Language Classes

General English

In General English you will learn and improve the English you need in all the different situations of ordinary everyday life, for example: speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, fluency, conversation, pronunciation, public speaking, comprehension, punctuation, spelling, formal and informal English, idiomatic expressions, letters, emails, applications, forms, interviews and CVs. Just to name a few!

To have good English, you need to master the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. This will involve constantly improving all your sub-skills of grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation, comprehension, punctuation, and spelling, working on the areas which you find most difficult.

Improve your skill of speaking in everyday situations, interviews or speaking in public. Developing your accuracy and your fluency. Learn to use the idiomatic expressions which people use everyday.

Gain better listening skills. Learn how to understand what people are saying, from overall meaning to picking out specific details. Learn how to understand the many different English dialects which you may hear, and which you may find harder than standard English.

Develop your reading skills. Learn how to read for general and detailed understandings, developing your comprehension skills. Learn how to use reading as a way to improve your grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Enrich your writing.  Most students find this the hardest of the four skills. Learn how to write with both formal and informal English. Improve your grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and overall presentation when you write. We work on all these sub-skills until your writing is as good as it needs to be, if not better.


IELTS Preperation

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play in your new life abroad.

The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation and is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.

Many professional people, including doctors and nurses, approach me with the same problem. They have studied for the IELTS exam without any tuition whatsoever, and not got the scores they desired or needed! Mostly, this has nothing to do with their intelligence or even their knowledge of grammar. Put simply, this has to do with knowing HOW to pass the IELTS exam.

This is where we come in. We have looked online at all the sites providing help, and it is indeed very confusing. Where to start, how to study? We can help you in this area. We have, over the past 3 years, honed our skills as IELTS instructors with the help of IELTS examiners. We are fully aware of the techniques and skills required to help you go into the exam with the potential to get the scores you desire, or increase your IELTS scores if you have tried and not got the results you wanted.

Remember, exam preparation is the key!

If you want to increase your IELTS scores, or take the exam with fuller confidence, contact us on 07505431174 or email us at jane.maglione1@gmail.com. Classes are available on a 1:1 basis only for IELTS as this maximises a student’s full potential, but if you want to study with a friend or friends, this can be arranged. Intensive courses or longer term are available. All lessons are tailored to suit individual needs.


Teaching English TESOL

What is Tesol?

As you may already know, TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and encompasses what used to be called TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language).

Generally, TEFL emphasises aspects of teaching English in countries where English is not widely used in daily life, such as Russia, China, France and Brazil.

The term TESL tends to emphasise the needs of learners who will use English in their daily lives, in addition to their mother-tongue. In many countries, such as Zambia and India for example, English is used as an official language in government, in business, in newspapers, TV and radio as well as being the main medium of educational instruction in schools and colleges, as well as universities.


English as Foriegn Language EFL/ESOL
(North London Centre)

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for people who are settled in the UK and want to improve their English language skills or gain nationally recognised qualifications.

This course is exclusive to our North London centre. Jane is CELTA qualified, having done her teacher training at City and Islington College in North London.  From there she continues teaching ESOL to adult learners from Beginners to Upper Intermediate levels in either a 1:1 setting or small groups.  

If you want to take a non-accredited ESOL course or need support whilst you are on an accredited ESOL course, please contact her or another member of the team.

All our ESOL courses cover the ESOL requirements in improving your writing, reading, listening and speaking skills.

Before every ESOL course, students are given an assessment to make sure they are studying at the right level.

Our qualified teachers will help you with your English for everyday life, you will study in a friendly, safe environment, meet new friends, gain confidence and learn employability skills.

We can help you improve your English to help you continue your studies at college or university, improve your job prospects, or move on to a vocational course.

We can help you get the most out of living in the UK.

We offer classes for:

  • Pre-entry (beginners)*

  • Entry 1*, Entry 2* and Entry 3*

  • Level 1* and Level 2*

  • Functional Skills Entry 3 and Level 2

ESOL classes are free for learners seeking employment and receiving Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), ESA (WRAG) or other means-tested benefits. Courses run for 50, 70 or 110 hours per 10 week term.

The hourly fee for learners who work, or are not on benefits, will be £5.25 per hour. However, for those working and on a low income we offer a substantial discount on our fees. Please ask for an Access Fund form at reception or during assessments.

All learners are assessed and advised before they join a course. Please bring your passport or National ID Card, proof of benefit (if applicable), National Insurance Number, and payment for the course (if applicable).