ESBM General English courses focus on the four main language skills- reading, writing, listening and speaking.
ESBM General English courses focus on the four main language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking – with additional work on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Our courses improve our student’s English language skills in all areas. We use modern interactive teaching methods as part of a syllabus that is regularly reviewed to keep our lessons as practical and relevant as possible. We use diagnostic progress tests for all students every week, enabling our teachers to identify which parts of their English language use needs extra help. Our General English course run between 9.30 – 2.00 Monday – Thursday and 9.30 – 12.00 Friday. The courses run over a 12 week period but it is possible to take these courses for any duration, from as little as one week to a
year or more. Allocation course is based on results of the compulsory Placement Test and interview.
Intensive English 30 hours+
Like the General English courses, the ESBM Intensive English course concentrates on the four main language skills reading, writing, listening and speaking with additional work on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students take lessons in both the morning and the afternoon.
English language courses for people from many different professional backgrounds as required. We will try to match the English language needs of students, whatever their profession and requirements.
ESBM provides one-to-one lessons in General English and a range of specialisms, including business English, IELTS, academic writing and translation or professional speaking. You can take one-to-one lessons as an add-on to your group lessons or as a separate bespoke course.
ESBM can by mutual agreement provide courses designed for your particular needs. Just
ask and we will discuss possibilities.
English for Academic Purposes (Pre-sessional courses)
ESBM has direct pathways into UK universities which accept our EAP pre-sessional courses as proof of our students achieving the necessary English language standard.
The entry requirements for our pre-sessional English courses at ESBM are based on your most recent IELTS result (or equivalent), and the English language requirements for the degree course you plan on studying in University.
Our class size is limited to 12 students maximum per class.
We accept Academic IELTS, IELTS for UKVI and CEFR results from applicants to our pre-sessional courses. Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) results may be acceptable for our admissions purposes. IELTS are also acceptable for General English but If you do not have any of the standard test results you can still apply for our General English programmes as our Placement Test and interview will establish your appropriate level of study.
Our academic programmes begin at B1 level and allow for successful transition into under-graduate or post-graduate study.
Our IELTS courses are run throughout the year. We have experienced IELTS instructors who place a clear focus on the exam itself, they set out to familiarise students with the examination format, and include substantial skills development in academic reading, listening, writing and speaking. Practice tests are taken frequently and papers evaluated. We also help students to book the exam. The IELTS courses usually run through the week Monday to Friday but can be scheduled around student requirements if needed.