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Quick Facts


Minimum Age - 16


Hours/Week - 20


Maximum Class Size - 14 (16 in July & August)


Course Length (weeks) - 1 - 10


CEFR Course Level from - CEFR Beginner (A1) to Elementary (A2)

2024 Course Fees

1 - 4 weeks
£397 per week

plus registration & materials

5 - 10 weeks
£375 per week

plus registration & materials

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Course Information

 Start Dates 2024:

02 January

11 March

20 May

02 September

Our Beginners General English language course allows you to improve all areas of your English language: grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, pronunciation, reading and writing.

Beginners General English is available as a standard course (24 lessons per week/20 hours per week) or as an intensive course (28 lessons per week/23 hours and 20 minutes per week). For the intensive course you can add Basic Effective Communication ONLY as this is the only optional course available to Beginner level students. 

You will:

done Develop your basic English language skills and build your confidence when communicating in English.

done Learn the basic structures of English.

done Practise the language by doing pair work and role-plays.

done Develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

done Have regular tutorials with your teacher to discuss your progress.

done Improve all areas of your English: grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, pronunciation, reading and writing.

done Receive up to 2 hours of homework each day.

WSE Holiday Dates

Please note that some public holidays in the UK fall on a Monday in which case students will start their course on the Tuesday. 

Wimbledon School of English will close for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Friday 15th December 2023 and reopens on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. 

Below is a full list of UK public holidays:

The school closes for Christmas and New Year on Friday 20 December 2024 and re-opens on Monday 6th January 2025.

Please note that there is no reduction in the course fees where a course includes a public holiday.