Study English

6 month course
ELL Courses

Our English courses are in British or American English and built around the comprehensive training system designed by Oxford University Press and Burlington English. The course serves as a foundation for any Professional or Academic English needs.

The courses have been designed with flexibility in mind, allowing them to fit into even the busiest of lifestyles. Each element of a course is available online, allowing you to learn whenever and wherever you wish and at a speed that suits you.

We understand that time is precious, so it is for this reason that our flagship courses are crafted from world-class learning resources. Each element that makes up our learning has been selected by us to ensure that every student has the best possible chance of reaching their goals.

The courses are available in levels, in line with the CEFR and CASAS to help you meet the WIOA requirement. So, whether you’re just starting out, or you’re on your way to full English fluency, our carefully created syllabus, support tools and mix of coaching and live tuition will ensure your development through to English language mastery.

Our British English course

Placement Test to assess your current level of English.

Flagship English e-learning created by Oxford University Press, the state of the art curriculum on our courses covers every level of core English learning you need. Courses include placement tests, access to hundreds of hours of learning, vocabulary and speech apps, famous novels re-written for your level of English. You have unlimited access to a course on any device 24/7.

Contemporary movies and TV shows, adapted into English learning for any level. This helps you learn how native English speakers really talk. They use footage from Oscar winning films, popular songs and famous TV shows from the BBC, CBS and other companies. There are exercises and quizzes with each clip. This is normally worth $6o but is FREE with our course.

Business Short Courses: Choose  of our day-long e-learning courses on a variety of key business and communication topics. These e-learning courses give you a certificate along with an audio book and e-book. This course normally costs $49 but is FREE thanks to ELL Business Courses.

Private tuition: If you’ve opted for this extra learning, you will receive a personal Skype based service from one of our native English tutors.

Coaching: If you’ve opted for coaching support then you’ll receive weekly personalised emails and error correction reports of your quizzes and tests.

Tests and certification: All our courses have testing, at the beginning, throughout and at the end so you’ll always have a good idea of your progress. We issue completion and competency certificates as well.

Device: All our learning is delivered online so you will need access to either a computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also choose to download your learning and study offline, then synchronise with the system once you have wifi access. All learning is delivered behind a password protected environment so there are no security risks.

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Headphones and microphone: Whether you’re practising your pronunciation with an app, joining one of our live classes or talking with your tutor, you will need good connectivity and a good set of headphones and microphone to get the most out of it.

Time and commitment. These are entirely down to you, but putting in a minimum of 20 minutes per day will help you get great results. This is where you need to really focus and dedicate yourself.

Our courses are open to anyone of commitment and ability. The EnglishLL courses are particularly designed for people aspiring to develop a solid foundation for their English in order to support their university studies, or launch a professional career in a role that requires a high level of English.

There is no minimum starting level; you can enter an EnglishLL course at any point from A1 to C1. Our job is to support you through that journey. The only necessary quality you need, is to be dedicated and committed to improving your education and giving yourself the head start in life.

Click on any of the tabs below to discover what you will be able to do, in line with CEFR guidelines, by the end of your chosen level.

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The end is in sight! You’ll have finished the whole course and should really be fluent by now and close to full mastery of the English language – well done!

Among other functions, you’ll look at expressing dissatisfaction, giving and receiving compliments, and dealing with misunderstandings.

On our course, you’ll have built a foundation of professional vocabulary. You’ll also be able to give an impromptu sales presentation, write proposals and sales emails and hold difficult negotiations. Grammatically, you’ll learn to distance and depersonalise using the passivediscourse markers, inversion, as well as participle clauses.

On top of this, you may have taken several of our free business short courses in all areas of business from finance to sales, marketing, HR and leadership.

Your personal online one-to-one tuition can take you to C2 full English language fluency.

 

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You’re nearly there now – approaching C1 fluency in English by the time you finish this module. You’ll be able to express ideas without much effort, use language flexibly and effectively for academic and professional purposes, including responding to feedback, establishing rapport and arguing a particular point of view. You’ll understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts and also understand implicit meanings.

You’ll find that by this level, you’ll have the confidence to undertake key business tasks, such as managing meetings and conference calls and be able to make formal presentations. You’ll feel confident enough to handle difficult questions and complex areas like sales meetings, negotiations and other tasks you can expect in a senior role in a corporation.

At this level, you’ll also revise the verb tenses, learn how to speculate about the future, add emphasis using fronting, cleft sentences, and adverbs, and reference using pronouns.

You will now be ready to study our free business short courses – over 100 courses on finance, sales & marketing, Human Resources and leadership & management. Don’t forget to keep the private tuition going!

 

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Sitting at the top of B2, you’ll be a fairly natural English speaker by the time you’ve finished this level. You’ll be able to hold a conversation and understand in detail what’s being said – specifically around problem solving and describing regrets. You’ll be able to adapt to any changes in the conversation topic and correct any errors that could lead to misunderstanding.

You’ll use the conditional structures (‘If they’d left home later, they’d have missed the bus’), the future perfect (‘The train won’t have left yet’), verbs expressing deduction and perception (look, sound, feel, taste, etc.), and reported speech. You’ll learn general vocabulary relating to forms of government, business, hospitals, crimes, expressions with off, phrasal verbs and expressions with get.

You will still be keeping up to date on current culture with our English Attack service. It’s likely that you’ll have joined one of our online classes and maybe opted for one-to-one tuition as well.

 

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By now you’re really on the road to fluency as you enter the B2 level. Working through this level, you’ll build up the ability to hold fluent conversations and describing hypothetical situations.

You’ll learn amongst other things, to use the future continuous (‘We’ll be skiing this time next week’), the past perfect continuous (‘They’ve been working hard all day’), to express ability and obligation in the future and in the present perfect, and to use the continuous tenses and the passive infinitive (‘We can be contacted by email’).

Your vocabulary will grow in this part with general topics related to technology, facial features, photography, geography, arts, phrasal verbs and expressions.

If you haven’t signed up for our online tuition, you really should think about it to accelerate your learning.

 

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By the time you’ve finished this module, you’re finishing B1+ and really moving towards fluency.  You’ll be able to do things like attend job interviews, give opinions on subjects you’ve seen and heard and answer questions that need detail. Just keep trying and push yourself to get to C1 and beyond.

In this level, you’ll have been taught the passive voice (‘The criminal was arrested’) past perfect (‘I’d finished when they got here’), reported speech (‘She told me she’d passed’), express permission, obligation, and prohibition with modal verbs (‘You may use my phone’). On the course, you’ll pick up vocabulary related to food, lifestyle and phrasal verbs.

You’re so close now to reaching real fluency – keep on going right up to C1 level!

 

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You’ve reached it – Upper B1 now! You’ll be able to speak about things that need detail, like seeing a doctor and to express thoughts and feelings. You will be able to give an informed and smart opinion about current topics, as well as talk about past experiences.

You will have been taught the present perfect continuous (‘What have you been doing?’), indirect questions (‘Do you remember if he was wearing a coat?’), express reason, cause, and contrast (‘He got the job because of her). You’ll learn vocabulary related to literature, phone conversations, business, music and phrasal verbs.

If you’ve chosen to work with a personal tutor for this level of the course, they’ll be working you hard as well now!

 

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You’re now well into B1 level and nearly halfway up the CEFR – give yourself a pat on the back!

Once you’ve finished this level, you’ll be much more fluent in conversations and hopefully, any shyness will have disappeared! In this level, you’ll look at expressing future possibilities, talking about problems, describing abilities, and participating in job interviews.

You will have learnt conditionals (‘If I ran every day, I’d feel healthier’), adjectives and adverbs of probability (sure, certain, definitely, etc.), the verbs ‘tell’ and ‘say’ and infinitive structures. The vocabulary you’ll learn, amongst other topics will be related to housework, mathematics, airports, legal matters and feelings expressed with do and make.

If you’ve chosen to, you’ll have started studying your specialist career English course now. You should be really motivated to read the extra Oxford English books and complete all the English Attack videos and quizzes available. At this stage, one-to-one tuition can really help get you to the next level!

 

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You’ve made it! You’re now starting to study at B1 level. Most of our students start here.

By the time you’ve finished this module, you’ll be able to give personal opinions on different subjects when talking with people. You will also be able to go into more depth and detail on your chosen subjects. You’ll confidently be able to deal with most real life situations when travelling, whether in a hotel, restaurant or shop.

Your vocabulary and grammar learning will include the present perfect (‘We’ve worked’), the passive voice in the past and present (‘Oranges are grown in Valencia’), indefinite pronouns (‘somebody’, ‘anyone’, ‘everywhere’, etc.) and defining relative clauses (‘That’s the girl my brother’s going out with’). You will also learn vocabulary related to food, vehicles, the Internet, materials, and the differences between British and American English.

At this level you can be starting your specialist career English studies, perhaps in finance, medicine or law with us and starting one-to-one tuition with our native English tutors.

 

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Congratulations. By the time you finish this module, you’ll have finished A2 and be ready to start studying B1 – you’re really moving now!

At the end of this level, you will be able to narrate past events, to make arrangements, to talk about necessity, and to make decisions and suggestions in a group. You will see that your confidence has grown too!

You will now understand past continuous (‘He was singing’), make requests and offers (‘May I help you?’), make suggestions (‘Let’s go dancing’), and use comparative and superlative adjectives. You will also learn vocabulary related to colours, health problems, study, cinema and using a bank.

By now you should be confident reading the free books in the My Ardor English course, you’ll have learnt a lot of colloquial English through English Attack and will be participating in one-to-one live tuition or small group classes.

 

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At last! You’ve moved from the beginner level into A2.

Once you’ve finished this level, you’ll have learnt how to make requests and offers, to talk about future plans and predictions, to talk about the past, and to describe recent events.

This part of the course will teach you past simple (‘He repaired the scanner’), the future with ‘going to’, countable and uncountable nouns, as well as how to use ‘would’ ‘like’, ‘some’, and ‘any’. You will also learn vocabulary related to food and drink, jobs, the weather, music and money.

You’ll be moving through the topics and videos on English Attack, as well as using our apps for vocabulary and pronunciation and our group lessons for revision.

 

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By the end of this level you will have completed A1….WELL DONE!

By now, you will be able to ask and answer questions about yourself and make simple sentences about everyday topics.

This level teaches the present simple (‘I work’), present continuous (‘I am working’), prepositions of location (in, on, at, etc.), how to ask questions, and to express likes and dislikes. You’ll learn vocabulary about sports, hobbies and work.

You will continue with our helpful apps and English Attack service and if you have subscribed, you can join one of our Skype classes.

 

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Ready…GO! You’re now at A1 – the starting block to speaking English fluently.

By the end of this level you will be able to ask and answer basic questions about you, where you live, your friends and life.

You will learn the basis of all grammar, use the verb ‘to be’, adjectives (this, that, these, and those), articles (a, an, and the) and imperative (‘Listen!’). You’ll learn vocabulary related to numbers, countries, nationalities, professions, means of transport, clothes, family, and many other topics.

With our English Attack service, you will practise English with video comprehension and games.

If you can stay with us and commit to study, we’ll have you speaking fluently in no time!

 

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Our American English course

Placement Test to assess your current level of English.

Flagship English e-learning created by Burlington English, one of the biggest English language creators and schools in the world. The state of the art curriculum on our courses covers every level of core English learning you need. Courses include placement tests, unlimited access to hundreds of hours of learning, a speech trainer app that listens to your voice and uses AI to correct your pronunciation. There are also vocabulary lists for you to learn and practice key words. There is unlimited access 24/7 across any device and all your learning is synchronised so you pick up where you left off.

Modern movies and TV shows, adapted into English learning for any level. This helps you learn how native English speakers really talk. They use footage from Oscar winning films, popular songs and famous TV shows from the BBC, CBS and other companies. There are exercises and quizzes with each clip. This is normally worth $6o but is FREE with our course.

Business Short Courses: Choose one of our day-long e-learning courses on a variety of key business and communication topics for FREE. These are e-learning courses along with an accompanying audiobook and e-book. This course, worth $49 is included in your foundational course, thanks to ELL Business.

Coaching: If you opt for additional support, you will get email coaching throughout your course from a tutor who will also check your work and results.

Private tuition: If you’ve opted for this extra learning, you will receive a personal service from one of our native English tutors through Skype based tuition.

Tests and certification: All our courses have testing, at the beginning, throughout and at the end so you’ll always have a good idea of your progress. We issue completion and competency certificates as well.

Device: All our learning is delivered online so you will need access to either a computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also choose to download your learning and study offline, then synchronise with the system once you have wifi access. All learning is delivered behind a password protected environment so there are no security risks.

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Headphones and microphone: Whether you’re practising your pronunciation with an app or talking with your tutor, you will need good connectivity and a good set of headphones and microphone to get the most out of it.

Time and commitment. These are entirely down to you, but putting in a minimum of 20 minutes per day will help you get great results. This is where you need to really focus and dedicate yourself. Learning a language is hard work.

Our courses are open to anyone of commitment and ability. The EnglishLL courses are particularly designed for people aspiring to develop a solid foundation for their English in order to support their university studies, or launch a professional career in a role that requires a high level of English.

There is no minimum starting level; you can enter this course at any point from A to C and then go on to study some of our specialist elective courses. Our job is to support you through that journey. The only necessary quality you need, is to be dedicated and committed to improving your education and giving yourself a head start. CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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Click a tab below to discover what you will be able to do at the end of each CASAS level.

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A speaker can participate effectively in social and familiar work situations; can understand and participate in practical and social conversations and in technical discussions in their own field. Reading/Writing: Can handle most reading and writing tasks related to life roles; can read and interpret most non-simplified materials and handle some technical materials.

Employability: Can meet work demands with confidence, interact with the public, and follow written instructions in work manuals.

 

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A learner can function independently in survival, social and work situations. Able to clarify general meaning and communicate on the telephone on familiar topics. Can read and interpret non-simplified materials on everyday subjects; can interpret routine charts, graphs, and labels; fill out medical information forms and job applications; and write an accident or incident report. Employability: Understands routine work-related conversations. Can handle work that involves oral and written instructions and interact with the public. Can perform reading and writing tasks, such as logs, reports, and forms, with reasonable accuracy to meet work needs.

 

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A learner can satisfy most survival and social needs. Has some ability to understand and communicate on the telephone on familiar topics. Can participate in conversations on a variety of topics. They can read and interpret simplified and some non-simplified materials on familiar topics. Can interpret simple charts, graphs and labels and simple forms and job applications. Can write short personal notes and letters and make simple log entries.

Employability: Can handle jobs and training situations that involve oral and simple written instructions and limited public contact. Can read a simple employee handbook

 

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From a speaking and listening perspective, a learner can satisfy basic survival and social needs, able to follow oral directions in familiar contexts. Has limited ability to understand telephone calls. Understands learned phrases easily and new phrases with familiar vocabulary. They can read and interpret simplified authentic material on familiar topics, write messages related to basic needs. Can handle things like basic medical forms and job applications.

Employability: Can handle jobs and training that involve following basic oral and written instructions.

As you move down the scale, a learner can satisfy basic needs and social demands when speaking. Understands simple learned phrases easily and some new simple phrases containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly and repeated. Can read and interpret simple material on familiar topics. Able to read and interpret simple directions, schedules, signs, and menus. Can fill out forms requiring basic personal information and write short, simple notes and messages based on familiar situations.

Employability: Can handle entry-level jobs that involve some simple oral and written communication but in which tasks can also be demonstrated.

 

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At the upper end of the Beginner level, a learner will be able to function with some difficulty in situations to to immediate needs when it comes to speaking and listening. They will have some simple oral communication abilities using basic learned phrases and sentences. They will be able to write letters and numbers and a limited number of sight words and simple phrases related to immediate needs and basic personal information or simple forms.

Employability here will likely be in routine entry level jobs that require basic oral and written skills and where all tasks can be demonstrated.

As you move down the scale, a learner will have limited skills related to immediate needs in in terms of speaking and listening. They will be able to ask and respond to very basic learned phrases, often repeated and said slowly. They will have some limited reading and writing ability and understand some common words, maybe able to write basics like name and address.

Job opportunity is extremely limited to entry level roles where tasks are demonstrated and no communication required.

 

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