General English courses

At Connect to English you can study with us on our General English courses in Colchester.  Whether you want to learn English for pleasure, study or travel, our expertise means you can learn in the best way for your needs.

How will I study?

You can choose to study on a standard text-book-based course or have your course especially  designed for you allowing you to focus on areas in which you most need to study.

On our General English courses you will practise all four essential language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  All lessons will focus on real English in real situations using the most up-to date authentic methods and materials.

Where can I study?

Lessons can be one-to one at your home or place of work or taken in small groups and will allow you plenty of opportunity to practice conversation skills.  Vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation will also be practised.

Your study may lead to a recognised qualification* or you may take a General English course leading to our own Quality Approved Certificate in English.

Whatever you decide, you can rest assured that your English language learning is in expert hands.

*Please see examinations and certification page for further details.

If you want to know more about any of our General English courses call 01206 504277 or go to our contact us page for further details.


Our latest course is for basic users of English and is called Step up to English. This is a one year course designed for beginners in English. It will be held at a convenient venue in Colchester. The course, which will run for ten hours per week is designed to let basic users gain general English skills which will allow them to go on to further study courses. Call 01206 504277 or go to our contact us page for more details.

New for 2016! You can now study for Cambridge English Proficiency with us. One-to-one tuition can be arranged at a time and day to suit you. This course will be tailored to your specific requirements and you can take the Proficiency examination at the end of your course. If you need this examination to further your work or education prospects in the UK, call on 01206 504277

( Small group tuition may be available subject to demand).