General English

Max. 12 students per class

8-23 hours per week

1-50 weeks

All levels

From: £13 per hour (not including discounts)

Our General English courses are designed to improve all of your skills in English.

Morning lessons focus on grammar and vocabulary using a communicative approach.

Afternoon lessons focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing to further develop confidence and fluency.

Course Details & Prices

AM lessons: 9.15 – 12.30 (15 min break) All levels, all year round
PM lessons: 1.30 – 3.30 Mixed nationality classes
Monday – Friday

Minimum age: 16
Maximum class size: 12

Prices
Intensive English / 23 hours / £299 week / £474 week with accommodation
General English / 19 hours / £285 week / £460 week with accommodation
Part-Time Course / 15 hours / £232.50 week / £407.50 week with accommodation
Part-Time Course / Up to 8 hours / £17 per hour
Flexi-Study You choose the hours you want / hours to be arranged / accommodation to be arranged

FREE BUS PASS – All individual students staying with our homestay accommodation will receive a free bus pass.

 

Deposit

Enrolment on a course is accepted once the deposit payment of £100, or the full course fees are received.
(providing the appropriate course is available to suit the student’s level and requirements).

Discounts

  • 6 weeks or more: 5% discount
  • 12 weeks or more: 10% discount
  • 24 weeks or more: 15% discount
    (discounts only for courses 15 hours per week and more)

Exam fee discounts of 10% are also available for internal/existing candidates
1 to 1 lesson: reduction to £35 per hour for 10 or more lessons booked and paid for in advance
Returners discount: 10%
Referral discount 10%
N.B Discounts only apply when the full fees are paid before commencement of course
Discounts not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions

Book Your Course

Personal Information

Your First Name (required)

Your Last Name (required)

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First Language (required)

Your Date of Birth (required)

Your Address (required)

Occupation

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COURSE INFORMATION

Level of English

Course Start Date (required)

Course Finish Date

Number of weeks

Course (required)

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay Accommodation Required?
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If you do require homestay accommodation, please write any allergies or preferences you have below

Are you happy to stay with a homestay who has a cat?
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Are you happy to stay with a homestay who has a dog?
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Pay Your Deposit

Enrolment on a course is accepted once payment of the deposit (£100) or full courses fees are received and conditional on space being available.

The balance of fees is to be paid 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

Cancellation of a course will result in the loss of the deposit. Any refund for cancellation due to illness is at the school’s discretion.

Once a course has commenced no refund can be made for leaving before the end of the course.

Suzanne Sparrow Plymouth Language School, its staff and representatives will not be liable for any loss, damage, illness, injury or accident to persons or property. Adequate insurance provision should be made prior to commencement of course.

RELEVANT POLICIES

Admissions Policy

Procedures

  • Bookings can be made by through our website, by email, in person or by telephone
  • Bookings are accepted through agents and from students contacting the school directly
  • A deposit of £100 is required to confirm enrolment for individuals
  • A deposit of £100 per student is required to secure the places on a group booking
  • Full payment of fees is required 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
  • Courses are subject to availability. If unavailable an alternative date will be offered.
  • The Enrolment form should be completed with care taken to read the conditions of enrolment on the reverse.
  • Please refer to the Payment of Fees Policy for information on students requiring visas.

Entry Requirements

  • Students taking the Cambridge First Certificate Examination should be of intermediate level
  • Students taking the Cambridge Advanced Examination should be of advanced level
  • Students taking the Cambridge Proficiency Examination should be of higher advanced level
  • Students taking the English Plus courses should be of intermediate plus level
  • A placement test to assess the level of the student is available to take prior to the commencement of the course
  • Minimum ages are as follows:
    • Summer Activity Course: 12 years old
    • Group Bookings: 12 years old
    • Teachers’ Refresher Course: 21 years old
    • General and Cambridge Courses: 16 years old
Visa Application Guidelines

Students wishing to study in the UK will need a valid passport to enter the country.

Depending on where they were born or live and length of study, students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will also need a visa (official permit) to study in England. If you are unsure if you need a Visa, please visit this website to check https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Visa Types

Short-Term Study Visa

For students who want to study a short course in the UK and will not work while they are here. A Short-Term Study Visa allows the student to study for up to 6 months or 11 months if you’re 16 or over and taking an English Language Course. A Short-Term Study Visa does NOT allow the student to work alongside their studies, have access to public funds or bring family members (“dependants”) with you – they must apply separately. You can not renew your Short-Term Study Visa in the UK. For more information please check this website https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa/eligibility

Standard Visitor Visa

For adults who would just like to visit the UK for leisure, a holiday to visit family and friends and to study is not the main reason to visit you can apply for the Standard Visitor Visa. Once in the UK if you decide to take a short English Language Course, you can study for up to 30 days. For more information please check this website https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/eligibility

Standard Visitor Visa Under 18

If you are under 18 you can apply for a Standard Visitor Visa if

  • You have made suitable arrangements for your travel and stay in the UK
  • You have consent from your parent or guardian to travel to the UK
  • You are able to pay for your return or onward journey
  • You have enough money to support yourself without working or getting help from public funds, or you have family and friends that can support you

You can travel alone to the UK without an adult (someone over the aged of 18), your parent or guardian will need to provide their:

  • Written consent for you to travel to the UK
  • Full contact details
  • The name, address and date of birth of the person that you will be staying with
  • Details of your relationship to the person who will be looking after you and their consent in writing so they can look after you during your stay in the UK

Please check here for further information on travelling with an adult (someone over the age of 18) https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/if-youre-under-18

How to apply

Guidelines on how to apply for visas can be found on the following website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/what-you-need-to-do

Enrolment Policy

In order to enrol a student requiring a Visa, we require the following information:

  • Exact dates of study
  • Copies of passport
  • Completed enrolment form
  • A deposit of 25% of the full course fees is required to confirm the enrolment of the student.

Upon receipt of the deposit, a letter confirming the student’s enrolment will be issued. The student can then use this letter to assist their visa application.

Fees will be refunded if the applicant is unsuccessful (less a non-refundable deposit of £100).

Sponsored Students

Sponsored students should provide us with a Financial Letter of Guarantee from their Sponsor / Embassy before they can start studying with us. (FLG)

During the student’s stay

Passports and visas are checked and photocopied upon arrival. All of the required contact details are obtained from the student (as per our Admissions Policy) upon arrival. Students are asked to advise the office of any changes in contact details.

Attendance is monitored throughout the student’s stay and the UKVI is notified of any sustained period of absence.

Useful references

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Cancellation Policy

Procedures

  • Cancellation of a course by an individual will result in the loss of their £100 non-refundable deposit.
  • Cancellation of a student within a group is accepted if notification is given at least 7 days prior to arrival. In this case, the fees for the cancelled student will be refunded less the £50 non-refundable deposit.
  • No refund will be given for the cancellation of a student within a group where less than 7 days’ notice is given. Where exceptional circumstances are evident a refund may be given at the school’s discretion.
  • Cancellation of a whole group more than 2 weeks before arrival will result in the loss of the group deposit (£50 per student)
  • Cancellation of a whole group less than two weeks before arrival will result in a 25% cancellation fee.
  • Once a course has commenced no refund can be made for leaving before the end of the course. Where exceptional circumstances are evident a refund may be given at the school’s discretion.

Procedure for Homestay

If an individual student wishes to leave the homestay provider before the end of their stay, one week’s notice must be given. If this is not possible a penalty of £50 will be imposed for repayment of the homestay provider.

If a student wishes to remain with their homestay provider during the Christmas Period, the student will be charged as follows:

£35 per night (24th Dec – 2nd Jan)

£25 per night outside of these dates

£12.50 per night across the Christmas break, if the student is not in the home but wishes to retain their room

Take a course with us and see how we can help you achieve your goals!