English Courses

English Courses

The College offers General English, English Plus, Summer English, Business English, Academic English Exam Preparation and bespoke and customised courses.  Study short-term (weekly) and long-term (six months or a year) courses with start dates throughout the year.

The College also designs and delivers custom English programmes to meet the individual needs of schools, businesses and organisations.  In the past year these have included the Jiangsu Institute of Commerce three week long “London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) English Programme,” Nanjing “Teacher Training Programme,” aquanima (Santander) “Business English Programme,” and Mercedes-Benz “Executive English One-to-One Programme.”

Milton Keynes College is British Council accredited and recognised by the UK Visa and Immigration as a "Tier 4 Sponsor.”  Quality English courses are taught by experienced and qualified teachers who work closely with students to help them achieve their full potential. 

Any persons aged 16 years old or above can apply for our English courses. Students under 18 years old are offered additional services. Download the Application Form or contact our International Office on +44 (0) 1908 688 227.

Choose to study our full-time English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses:

Summer English

Start dates: 4th July, 18th July, 1st August, 15th August 2016
Length: 2 weeks to 8 weeks
Levels: Elementary to Advanced
Programme:
Semi-Intensive: 10 hours a week
Standard: 15 hours a week
Intensive: 21 hours a week
Super-Intensive: 26 hours a week

Our exciting summer course focuses on developing your English language skills for further study or professional development. You design the course according to your individual needs. Core English classes focus on improving your overall reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, including vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Options strengthen your weaker skills or deepen your knowledge on subject areas of interest.


Click here for the application form.

Click here for more information on our Summer English Programmes.

English Plus

Start dates: 7th September 2015, 4th January 2016, 11th April 2016
Length: One term or one academic year
Levels: Beginner to advanced
Programme: Seventeen hours a week (General English plus one subject area)

This exciting taster course allows the student to combine English language and another subject of interest.  Study English in the mornings and join UK students who study vocational courses in the afternoons.  You design your Plus programme combining the General English course with one subject area.  Subject areas offered are Art and Design, Business, Hospitality, Hair and Beauty, Sports, Music, and Information Technology.

The course is ideal for students or working professionals interested in experiencing a taster course or extending your English in a specific area. You are required to have an intermediate level of English equivalent to IELTS 4.0 or Level 1 English.

Click here for the application form.

For more information on English Plus courses please see here.

General English

Start dates: 4th April 2016, 3rd May 2016
Length: Two weeks to one academic year
Levels: Five levels: Beginner to Advanced
Programmes: Standard: fifteen hours a week (core classes plus three options).  Intensive: twenty-one hours a week (core classes plus five options)

This popular course focuses on developing and advancing the student’s English language skills for further study or professional development.  You design the course according to your individual needs.  Combine core English classes with your choice of options.

Core English classes focus on improving your overall reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, including vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.  Options strengthen your weaker skills or deepen your knowledge of subject areas of interest.  Options are two hours a week and include: Academic Writing, British Culture, Business English, Pronunciation and Conversation, Grammar, Academic English/IELTS, and Employability.

Click here for the application form

For more information on the General English courses please see here.

Bespoke English (group or corporate)

Start dates: Anytime
Length: Flexible hours with durations from one week to one year.
Levels: All levels: Beginner to advanced

This custom course is specially designed according to you/your group’s English needs and budget. You can combine English studies with additional subject areas, culture or historic tours, social activities and company visits.

Ideal for individual students needing extra tuition and student or teacher groups interested in a short intensive English course for academic or professional development purposes. 

Social Programme

Experience and immerse yourself in, British culture and life.  Meet and socialise with our UK students as you join fun-filled College social activities, clubs, open microphone nights, sports and events held throughout the year.  This includes guided visits to cultural and historic places including Milton Keynes cinema, theatre, gallery and excursions to cities such as London, Cambridge, Oxford and Stratford upon Avon. 

Please contact the International Office for more information.

English for work

•Focuses on speaking and writing skills for greater advancement.
•Speaking skills include English for meetings, conversation, telephoning, presentations and networking.
•Writing skills include e-mails, report writing, formal letters, CVs and cover letters.
•Both groups focus on business vocabulary including idioms and phrasal verbs as well as useful language.
 
Tuesday Lunchtime – 12.30pm to 1.30pm - £40 (1 hour a week, 4 weeks)
Tuesday Evening - 5.30pm to 7.30pm - £140 (2 hours a week, 7 weeks)