General English

General English classes are designed for students of all levels who wish to study English intensively and make recognised progress in speaking, reading, writing, listening and grammar. Our administrators test all students on arrival to find the appropriate level, with overall responsibility for student levels falling under the Director of Studies.

ISE operates classes all year at up to seven different levels:
1. Beginners
2. Elementary
3. Pre-Intermediate
4. Intermediate
5. Upper Intermediate
6. Advanced
7. Proficiency / Upper Advanced

See our current class timetable

For all classes at ISE there is a maximum class size of up to 18 students. ISE offer a flexible timetable with classes running in the morning, afternoon and evening. We always try to create the best timetable to fit in with your time in Brighton. 

 

Progress Promise

Your English is guaranteed to improve at ISE.

Improving our students' level of English is our priority. Our teachers are all qualified, experienced and trained to help you develop your English skills and reach your targets using proven classroom methods, ISE's student centred philosophy and an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each student. 

To make guaranteed improvement in English, we ask you to follow the ISE Rules of Study:

  1. Attend all your classes
  2. Complete all your homework
  3. Arrive to class on time
  4. Participate in all classroom activities
  5. Speak only English in class

To progress from one level to the next, on average the following classroom study hours are required:

Level CEFR Level Full time (15 hrs  p/w) Total Hours Exam
Absolute Beginner to Beginner 0 - A0 6 to 10 weeks Up to 150 -
Beginner to Elementary A0 - A1 6 weeks 90 -
Elementary to Pre-Intermediate A1 - A2 8 to 9 weeks 135 KET
Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate A2 - B1 10 to 12 weeks 180 PET / IELTS
Intermediate - Upper Intermediate B1 - B2 12 to 20 weeks 300 FCE / IELTS
Upper Intermediate - Advanced B2 - C1 12 to 20 weeks 300 CAE / IELTS
Advanced - Proficiency C1 - C2 12 to 16 weeks 240 CPE / IELTS

Enrolment

International Enrolment form 

 

 

Beginners Courses

Absolute Beginner, Beginner and Literacy Classes at ISE

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English
University of Cambridge ESOL Examiniations Preperation Centre