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Courses, Central London
85% Speaking & Listening
15% Reading & Writing
Class size: average 8, max. 12
Examination Preparation: Cambridge PET to Proficiency (Average Pass
Rate 85%: Proficiency Pass Rate 100%) Business English Travel and
IELTS School café & study centre, roof garden,
free internet access
English homestay accommodation and airport pickup Social programme
& UK excursions
Courses at Avalon are divided into the following categories.
Avalon Direct English is a general English course, specialising in speaking.
Avalon offers preparation courses for The Cambridge Certificates, IELTS
and LCCI Business English. These are all internationally recognised examinations.
Read and Write
As well as Avalon Direct English and our exam courses, we also offer a
range of supplementary courses aimed primarily at students already studying
at Avalon. These are called Read and Write courses and can be studied
in conjunction with Avalon Direct English. They are usually available
Pre FCE. This course is aimed at students expecting to take our Cambridge
FCE course in the future. Students will generally study Read and Write
at the same time as they study Avalon Direct English Book 3. Students
take a short test to get a place on this course.
Aims of the Course
This course provides Reading and Writing skills for everyday use. It is
part of the general English course that you will be able to follow :
At level 3 (Intermediate)
recognise different written forms such as letters, postcards, guidebooks
extract important factual information from texts.
produce written texts to fulfil routine work requirements such as writing
letters notes or emails.
At level 4
interpret individual texts to obtain complex information such as facts
opinions and feelings. (inference)
extract information from a range of sources including biographies, newspaper
articles, film scripts.
produce technical texts such as a reasoned argument, a description of
a process, a short story.
exchange complex correspondence, convey information, express opinion and
handle ideas in written form.
Course Length One hour per day for 10 weeks. To provide a General English
course you should also study Avalon Direct English so that you also improve
your listening and speaking.
We have three Intensive courses which focus on the specific needs of students.
They are 25 hours per week for a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 48
depending on what is wanted.
Avalon Intensive, Academic and Group
are made up of Avalon`s Direct method of English, Read & Write classes
and then a 2 classes on ten students choice. They can choose from a variety
of subject such as Business, EAP, Travel & Tourism etc.
Our Group intensive course has the added advantage of providing cultural
trips and events that students will enjoy. A minimum of 7 students is
needed for this course.
If you would like more information on the prices of these courses then
please email our Marketing Manager, Rachael Dunham
NEW! Part Time English Course
Avalon is starting a new Part Time English courses specialising in speaking
and grammar. It takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 - 9pm.
The cost is £30 per week plus the £30 registration fee. If
you would like to book this course then please come to reception. This
course is for all students who do not need a student visa or for those
students who are wanting to study above their 15 hours per week.