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One-to-one lessons

One-to-one lessons offer you a programme which is designed precisely to your own unique requirements. In this way, you make the maximum possible progress because the teacher is able to focus on your needs and your personal learning style in every lesson. Throughout the day, you can supplement your lessons with self-study. This helps consolidate the work done during lessons. Tutors set self-study exercises and give students direction and guidance to maximise the consolidation periods between lessons.

Individually focused learning

You achieve rapid progress as the content focuses on the aspects of training you need the most. Tutorials provide an opportunity for repetition of material in as much detail as required which provides you with an in depth understanding of the lesson content.

  • The course content is tailored to your academic or professional objectives.
  • Special attention is paid to your individual areas of interest and learning style.
  • You use the time efficiently, concentrating on what is of highest personal priority.
  • Tutor and student work on a personal action plan.

Progress tracking and assessment

You take an entry level test prior to arrival so the tutor can identify the areas you most need to work on. You also have a detailed Needs Analysis with a tutor who will adapt the course to ensure you meet you professional or academic goals. Your progress is constantly monitored weekly tests to track your progress. Tutors set you new goals each week to make sure you remain motivated and challenged throughout your course.

Areas of specialisation

One-to-one lessons allow students to develop their English in a specific area related to their career, academic studies or personal interests.

Professional specialisation

Skills for career changes or progression may include interview techniques, writing C.Vs and cover letters, techniques for professional networking through social media and creating a professional presence online.

Areas of professional specialisation may include (but are not restricted to): Medicine, Law, Finance, and Engineering. Students develop specialist vocabulary as well as the language required to communicate in everyday work situations in their chosen field.

In addition you will develop skills in giving presentations, project management and leaderships to prepare you for a competitive international environment.

Our tutors come from a broad range of professional backgrounds as well as having experience teaching English.

Academic specialisation

Areas of academic specialisation include exam preparation, university entrance preparation and the skills needed to excel in higher education.

Students may work on personal statement composition, application or interview techniques.

One-to-one lessons also prepare students for the challenges of further education which could include giving presentations, essay structuring and developing critical thinking skills.

Flexible study

One-to-one lessons are a flexible way to study and can be tailored to meet the availability and language learning requirements of the students. Students may choose to study for any number of hours per week (minimum of 5). Students may bring their own content which the tutor can work into the course. For example, if you are preparing for something specific such as a presentation or preparing a business proposal.

Course Information

  • You can start your course on any Monday throughout the year
  • Lessons are 60 minutes in duration
  • Students are welcome to join the cultural programme

One-to-one lessons

Sample timetable – 20 hours per week

08.45 – 09.00 Morning Plenary

09.00 – 10.00 Spoken Performance

10.00 – 10.15 Break

10.15 – 11.15 Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Comprehension, Vocabulary and Précis

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch 

14.00 – 15.00 Composition and text analysis

16.30 Cultural Programme