Essential skills

If you would you like to become more confident in speaking, listening, reading, writing or maths courses; we have a range of accredited and non-accredited courses to allow you to work at improving your skills. Got a question? Call 020 7492 2511or email English@citylit.ac.uk

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

We also offer computing courses for beginners.

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  1. Academic writing in practice

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Improve your writing skills within the context of academic study - in particular essay writing, planning, interpreting statistics for reports and note taking. Develop your skills through exercises in class and at home. Please complete our online assessment, available on the website.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Advanced writing skills in practice

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Practise various styles of written English while focusing on the difficulties faced by non native speakers, including tone and register. Ideal for advanced learners of English.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Brush up your grammar

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    What’s the difference between a verb and a noun, a subject and an object, a main clause and a subordinate clause? If you’re not sure and want to find out, this course is for you. If you didn't study grammar at school you will gain a better understanding of the workings of the English language.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)

    Course Date: Tue 21 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Do you need proof of your ability to use English to study at graduate level, or to work in a professional environment? The ‘Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)’ is internationally recognised as an in depth high level test of English language for people with C1 level English skills. The course develops your language skills and prepares you for the test.
    Full fee: £759.00
    Senior fee: £759.00
    Concession: £759.00

  5. Cambridge English: First (FCE)

    Course Date: Sat 25 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    The Cambridge First Certificate is a widely recognised English language qualification in the UK and around the world. It is for people with B2 level English skills who need to prove they can use everyday written and spoken English for work or study purposes. This course develops your language skills and prepares you for the five parts of the exam.
    Full fee: £759.00
    Senior fee: £759.00
    Concession: £759.00

  6. English conversation practice

    Course Date: Sun 14 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a great opportunity to practise your English through a variety of everyday topics. Develop your skills in conversation on this relaxed and fun course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. English for business

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to enter the business world but lack the confidence? Are you already in business but feel your language skills are holding you back? This course gives you the chance to activate and improve your business English language so you can approach negotiations, meetings, presentations and reports with confidence. This course is aimed at students with a high level of competence in English (level 2). It is a course for second language speakers of English.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. English GCSE

    Course Date: Wed 7 Sep 2016 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Extend the range of your reading, writing and speaking abilities. This qualification can help improve your job prospects or meet the entry requirements for teacher training.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £326.00
    Concession: £108.00

  9. English level 1

    Course Date: Mon 20 Feb 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your skills in reading, writing, spelling and grammar. When you complete the first course you can carry on to the next one. By the end of the year you will be ready to take the level 1 Functional Skills English test.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. English level 2

    Course Date: Mon 20 Feb 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further improve your skills in reading, writing, spelling and grammar. When you complete the first course you can carry on to the next one. By the end of the year you will be ready to take the level 2 Functional Skills English test.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. English pronunciation: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English? Work on correct formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  12. English pronunciation: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Designed for students who have completed ‘English pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop fluency and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflexion and the rhythms of Standard English.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  13. English pronunciation: stage 3

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Designed for students who have completed 'English Pronunciation stages 1 and 2'. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed. Tutor: David John Gwillim.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  14. English vocabulary in practice

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you often feel you want to say something but don't know the right word? Do you need to increase your vocabulary so you can express yourself with friends or at work? This course will help you speak and write with confidence, increase your range of expression and help you talk about a variety of subjects. This course is aimed at good intermediate students and above ie. those who are at Level 1-Level 2.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. English: entry 1

    Course Date: Tue 21 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started in reading and writing. Learn to write simple sentences, spell key words and use punctuation. When you complete the first course you can carry on to the next one. By the end of the year you will be ready to take an entry 1 exam.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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