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Effective English (Online)

Join other international students in our online classroom and let Bell support you to develop your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
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Achieve your goals today.

Explore the benefits of online learning and discover how you can develop your confidence and capabilities in using the English language with the support of our highly-qualified Bell experts – recognised for their ‘excellence’ in teaching in the UK.

The course is designed to enhance your core skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking so you can confidently communicate in a variety of contexts. We will design a personal study plan for you – based on your specific goals, language level and timeline.

Effective English (Online) can be customised with an additional Smart Skills (+4 hours) module every week. It has a weekly enrolment so you can choose how long you study, and choose between 16 or 20 hours of contact study per week.

Min. age
Min. language level
All levels
Max. class size
Weekly hours (per week)
16 hours

Full time

20 hours
Course dates
Weekly, every Monday
from 1 November 2020
1-4 weeks: £210 per week
5+ weeks: £190 per week

Full time
1-4 weeks: £250 per week
5+ weeks: £230 per week

Get 10% off face-to-face courses at Bell when you bolt on to your online course

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Teaching at Bell is excellent and results in high levels of student progress. Teachers are experienced, well-qualified and have excellent subject knowledge.
Alexandre Brazil
I keep coming back to study at Bell because it has a very warm atmosphere and the teachers and staff are amazing! They treat you like a member of their family.
Colleen Taiwan
The best thing about Bell is that the teachers take time to help you when you don't understand and they make you feel important. Studying here is really special.
Jing China
Jing Xu
Every teacher is very kind and helpful. They taught me that when I am confident in myself I can speak English very well. I met many friends who message me on Instagram in English, so it's good practice!

Our approach

On this course, you will:

  • Improve your fluency and accuracy when communicating in English
  • Enhance your pronunciation, vocabulary and ability to apply complex grammar structures in your everyday life
  • Learn to voice your opinions tactfully and share your ideas with others
  • Get personal feedback and support to maximise your success
  • Be more comfortable and confident interacting with English speakers


Interactive learning to suit your goals.

Your lessons will responsive to your learning goals. As you develop your core skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, your teacher will monitor your progress and introduce new strategies and techniques to enhance your language development.

The course is supported by a core digital textbook and online resources, with regular opportunities to practise new skills, vocabulary and grammar with your classmates in dedicated ‘break out’ rooms. With online learning, you will have the fantastic opportunity to learn through live interactive activities, like polls, chatrooms, drawing, or live streaming your presentations and videos.

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Support at every step.

When studying Effective English (Online) on a full time basis (20 hours), you will have regular 1-to-1 tutorials with your teacher to review your progress, highlight your achievements and discuss anything you are finding difficult.

This way, we can ensure your personal study plan is regularly updated with clear and relevant objectives, and you are always being challenged to take the next step in your progression.


Practise with Bell Online.

You will be given access to your own digital learning environment as soon as your booking is confirmed. All your learning resources, teacher notes, interactive exercises and progress data are all personalised to you.

You may be asked to upload homework, contribute to group discussions, or receive direct audio feedback from your teachers. You will also be able to interact with your other classmates, and carry on practising your English outside of your virtual classroom.

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Optional extras

Accelerate your progress by focusing on your particular learning needs and skills improvement.

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Smart Skills (+4 hours per week)

With a primary focus on skills development, Smart Skills is an opportunity for you and other international students to collaborate with each other on key projects. Project-based learning is a key principle of learning The Bell Way, as it particularly enables students to maximise their fluency and learn language faster and more successfully. You will also receive your regular 1-to-1 tutorial with your tutor during this time.

Examples include:

  • Listen to a TED talk and critically discuss
  • Storytelling and creating a visual story board
  • Games to consolidate vocabulary learning
  • Debate topical issues and prepare a presentation
  • Focus on English for specific purpose, e.g. email, business, academic
  • Writing a CV or letter to apply for a job

Our course includes

Sample timetable


Online English courses timetable

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Effective English

Start any Monday
  • Improve your general confidence and fluency
  • Focus on mastering skills you find difficult
  • Confidently communicate in a variety of contexts
  • Get personal feedback from experts
Teacher teaching student English in London

IELTS exam preparation

Start any Monday
  • Improve your general confidence and fluency
  • Understand IELTS exam content and structure
  • Learn effective methods to tackle exam questions
  • Personal study plan to achieve your desired score
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Cambridge Exam Preparation (C1 Advanced)

6 April 2021 | 4 October 2021
  • Advance your vocabulary, grammar and fluency
  • Understand exam content and structure
  • Master high-level strategies and exam techniques
  • Identify key strengths and areas to focus study