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Effective English

Students are given the skills they need to communicate and succeed as global speakers of English in a range of different environments.

Course type
English 16+
Age of student
Language level
Beginner (A1) - Proficient (C2)
Language level (London only)
Pre-Intermediate (A2+) - C2 (Proficient)
Maximum class size
14 (Cambridge), 12 (London)
Lesson hours per week
15, 20 or 25
Course dates
Weekly, every Monday
Course Length
From 1 week
£325 - £355 per week (depending on duration of study)
Bell Cambridge , Bell London

Who is this course for?

English language learners of all levels.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Communicate more fluently and accurately in English
  • Have improved your English language skills
  • Have enhanced your pronunciation, vocabulary and ability to apply complex grammar structures in your everyday communication
  • Be able to voice your opinions and share your ideas with native and non-native speakers in a variety of different contexts
  • Be a more confident learner and user of English

Course includes:

  • Course materials
  • Regular 1 to 1 tutorials
  • Access to the learning centre and a wide range of resources
  • Free scanning, printing and photocopying
  • Free Wifi
  • Free and impartial Higher Education Advisory Service
  • A weekly programme of workshops, social activities and trips
  • Comprehensive insurance

Course description

Gain the language skills and confidence to communicate effectively with native and non-native speakers in a variety of different situations. Throughout the course you will:

  • Practise your speaking skills through role-play, debates and presentations on current affairs
  • Learn how to write different types of communication such as reports, emails, articles and reviews
  • Listen to authentic materials such as TV and radio programmes to develop your comprehension skills
  • Read and understand a wide range of articles, stories and other text
  • Learn new vocabulary and grammar structures suitable for your level
  • Discover how to put your language into action outside the classroom
  • Study independently taking advantage of the extensive collection of resources available in our study centre.

Continue your learning

Customise your course to enhance your progress, by selecting one of the following extra modules. If you're not sure which options are best for you, contact our customer support team. 



Focus on a specific skill to reach your learning goals faster. With a choice of three different language skills workshops, you can develop one area or combine two or more over a longer stay.

  • Exam Preparation

Learn the best techniques for exam success and improve your language skills. This will workshop will help you excel in both the IELTS and Cambridge English suite of exams.

  • Speaking and Listening

Develop your spoken fluency, improve your pronunciation and increase your confidence. You will learn through activities such as debating topical issues, listening for specific information and delivering presentations.

  • Reading and Writing

Improve your spelling, punctuation, formal and informal reading and writing skills. You will develop your language through activities such as taking notes, reading for understanding, writing for work and effective use of dictionaries.

You don't need to choose which skills to focus on until you arrive. Your teachers will offer advice on the best options for your needs.

Business Studies

Business Studies

Challenge your language skills by studying business topics in English. Learn to communicate fluently about the world of business as you explore topics such as: entrepreneurship, innovation, negotiations, writing a business plan, the secrets of successful marketing and managing business change.

You will study a range of business themes from starting a business to human resources and marketing. Each theory is illustrated using examples from real-life business through weekly case studies.

This module is designed for students with an Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2) language level.

1 to 1 Tuition

1 to 1

Advance your progress with individual classes completely personalised to your learning needs and goals. You will work with a dedicated teacher to identify specific skills to improve and create a bespoke language programme.


Language in Action

Learn to communicate like a local with cultural and social activities to improve your English in real-life situations. All our structured activities have clear learning objectives to build your confidence and develop your language and skills.

Cambridge runs a full Language in Action programme included in your course price. In London students have some organised activities included, plus more independent time to explore the capital with guidance from the knowledgeable Bell London team.

Effective English course options

Effective English - sample course options
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