General English 30+


What is the course about?

This course is about having fun and learning something new at the same time! Located in the beautiful city of York, England's second most popular tourist city, you will spend half your day at our training centre, Peasholme House, with a small group of like-minded people enjoying relaxed, interactive lessons in which you will learn new vocabulary and develop the English you need to communicate with real people in real situations. And in the second part of your day, you will be putting what you lean in the classroom into practice immediately by being a tourist and enjoying the many sights, coffee bars, traditional English pubs and restaurants, shopping and chatting with people you meet. Chat with our friendly trainers and staff during accompanied coffee and lunch breaks, as well as during our social programme, too. They'll be happy to share their knowledge of the city and the best places to visit, including further afield. With two national parks, traditional market towns, and the Yorkshire Coast with its picturesque fishing villages and beaches, Yorkshire has something for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is the right course for you if you: love exploring new places and meeting new people; want to feel confident, at ease and able to communicate fluently in English; would like to learn new vocabulary and expressions relevant for everyday situations; don’t want to take part in ‘traditional’ English lessons in a school atmosphere; like history, culture, good food and interesting company; would like to take part in two accompanied activities in York; amd would be interested in enjoying the wonderful range of festivals and events in and around York during our carefully selected dates

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire to fill out which will help us to learn more about your background and your learning objectives
  2. information about York to help you prepare for your time with us here in the historic city of York

At the end of the course, you will:

  • improve your spoken confidence and fluency
  • improve your grammatical accuracy
  • improve your vocabulary and pronunication
  • discover more of what the historic city of York has to offer
  • explore the greater delights of Yorkshire, too!

Book some optional online individual training sessions to consolidate what you have learnt with us during your course in York
If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.
If you need to cancel or defer your course:
  • We understand that your plans may change quickly during this unprecedented time. If you need to defer your course, we will not charge any fees on tuition, as long as you notify us by 16:00hrs on the Friday before your course begins. We will defer your course and any fees paid for up to 12 months from your original start date.  If you need to cancel your course and are unable to defer to a later date, we regret we will not be able to refund your fees unless you have given us a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice of cancellation.
  • If we have arranged homestay accommodation for you, we will not charge any cancellation fees if you notify us at least 48 hours before you are due to arrive. If you notify us with less than 48 hours’ notice, you will need to pay for three nights’ accommodation
  • If we have arranged hotel or self-catering accommodation for you, the cancellation conditions will vary according to the type and location of the accommodation, and we will confirm them to you individually when we send your accommodation details
  • If you need to leave your course early for any reason, we may be able to offer the following options:
    • You may continue your course online using a combination of virtual lessons with your trainer and self-study
    • In some cases, particularly where the total course duration exceeds four weeks, we may decide to cancel your programme and refund your course fees for any unused weeks
    • In other cases, we will issue a voucher for any unused complete weeks, for you to return to York Associates at a later date
  • If you need to leave your accommodation early, we will require a minimum of 3 days’ notice. After this, all accommodation fees will be refunded to you

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Starting from A2
Course materials
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15 group hours hours
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