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English as a Foreign Language - Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate/Advanced (two days per week)

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Course Content:

EFL classes are for speakers of other languages visiting England who wish to improve their English. You may also want to take an internationally recognised Cambridge qualification in English.

The course takes place on two days each week and will give you the opportunity to meet others who also want to improve their English, providing you with an opportunity to make new friends.

Classes take place Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am to 12.30. Students are expected on both days.

This course is not suitable for beginners.

Topics covered will include:

  • Holidays/Travel
  • Work
  • The Environment
  • The Media/Arts
  • Leisure activities/Sport  

Non-EU students: Please note that your passport and visa must be taken to the first lesson.

Studying at Alton College:

Each student will complete an initial assessment during the first lesson to determine his or her current level of English. You will learn through a range of interesting and varied activities which aim to improve your knowledge of English grammar and widen your vocabulary, as well as teaching you skills to progress as an independent learner.

You will be required to do approximately 2 hours of homework a week.


Students will work towards one of the following University of Cambridge Examinations for Speakers of Other Languages. These qualifications are recognised worldwide.

  • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE) - The FCE demonstrates competency that would be acceptable for employment in many service industries
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) – The CAE demonstrates a standard of English sufficient for most purposes, including higher education and professional situations

You will need to enrol for the examinations at an external examination centre.


Students can progress through the examination qualifications.


Course Costs:

£190 tuition fee

You will be expected to provide writing materials and note book/A4 file, English Learner’s dictionary, course book approximately £25, workbook approximately £10.




Unless your tutor informs you otherwise, classes will not be held on college closure days. Details regarding these dates can be found on the general information page 


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