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The Essential Programme

The Essential Programme offers 20 hours of tuition per week.  The combination of language skills lessons and communication skills workshops enables students to develop their confidence, skills and fluency.


The programme is made up of language skills lessons for purpose-designed grammar exercises, as well as interactive and dynamic, oral practice sessions to encourage the expression of ideas. You will also perform listening exercises using authentic materials for the development of your comprehension skills.

What you achieve

  • Develop fluency and listening skills to communicate with both native speakers and international colleagues.
  • Produce accurate English when speaking and writing by enhancing grammar and vocabulary knowledge and use.
  • Practice formal and informal language for a range of situations.
  • Develop confidence in English to help you succeed both personally and professionally.

Course information

  • You can start your course on any Monday throughout the year (arrival on the Sunday).
  • Two cultural activities are included in the course fees every week.
  • Language skills lessons are taught in groups with a maximum of 8 students

How do I enrol for the Essential Programme?

To find out more about our Morning Study Programme or enrol for the course, please visit our Contact area, where you can Make An Enquiry, Ask For A Call Back or fill out an Enrolment Form.

Choose any 20 hours from the Octorial Programme

Sample day

15 mins Plenary session

60 mins Accuracy in Grammar and Structure

60 mins Composition and Text Analysis

60 mins Comprehension and Vocabulary

60 mins  Team Project