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Learn it. Learn it again.
Learn it better.

This course will 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.

General English is a customisable course. It has a weekly enrolment so you can choose how long you study, and our afternoon modules let you choose between 15, 20 or 25 hours of study per week.

Minimum language level
Bell Cambridge:
Beginner A1

Bell London:
Elementary A2
Class size (Average / Max)
Bell Cambridge:
10 / 14

Bell London:
7 / 12
Course dates
Weekly, every Monday
except public holidays
Bell Cambridge or
Bell London
Bell Cambridge
From £275 per week

Bell London
From £255 per week
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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!

Course overview

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

A course designed around your language goals.

Your lessons will be adapted around your personal study plan. 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.

General English is a minimum of 15 hours per week. You can choose additional modules to study in the afternoon. These modules can help you concentrate on specific skills you would like to develop.

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Teacher helping student with their English


Support at every step.

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.

On this course, you will be given access to your own digital learning environment. 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 virtually!

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Students learning in the city


Make the city your classroom. 

At Bell London, the General English course features a weekly morning class that takes place in the City of London, such as a museum, marketplace or a spot along the river.

As part of your course, this immersive approach to learning gives you the opportunity to learn from and practise your skills in an authentic setting.

Choosing your modules

Modules help you accelerate your progress by focusing on your particular learning needs. You can add 5 or 10 hours per week of additional modules to your course. These modules will be delivered in the afternoon each day.

Sample timetable


Dates and locations

Bell Cambridge courtyard

Bell Cambridge

Start any Monday 
(excludes public holidays)

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Bell London

Bell London

Start any Monday 
(excludes public holidays)

1-2 Bear Gardens,
London, SE1 9ED

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