English Language tuition

Please note - our part-time language courses are for over-18s only.


Ely Cathedral

IELTS exam preparation and one-to-one lessons are available by arrangement – please contact us if you are interested in these options.

General English

General English courses will focus on practical English skills, to help you communicate in day-to-day situations, from work to holidays.

Taught by fully qualified teachers, lessons will cover all skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening and will follow a course book appropriate to the students' level.

Cambridge Examination Preparation

Courses to prepare for the following examinations:

C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), is the in-depth, high-level qualification that shows you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for.

Two examination options from C1 Advanced (Cambridge English), and C1 Master (LanguageCert)


B1 Preliminary, formerly known as PET, is a qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.

Two examination options from B1 Preliminary (Cambridge English), and B1 Achiever (LanguageCert)


B2 First, formerly known as FCE is a qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.

Two examination options from B2 First (Cambridge English), and B2 Communicator (LanguageCert)

Sitting the exam is not compulsory, but if you choose to do so, we will arrange for you to take it at the Cambridge Open Centre (additional exam fees apply).

Dates and times

From November 1st 2021, English Language classes will be held at the following times:

Beginners (A1, Elementary): Monday 6 - 7.30pm; Tuesday 11.30am - 1pm; Wednesday 2 - 3.30pm.

Intermediate (B1): Monday 4.30 - 6pm; Tuesday 9.30 - 11am; Friday 11.30am - 1pm.

Upper intermediate (B2): Monday 9.30am - 11am; Wednesday 4 - 5.30pm.


There will also be additional (free) sessions for placement tests. These are simple tests designed to assess your level of English, and mean that we can make sure you are on the appropriate course.


Lessons are in six-week blocks, and the fee is £18 per lesson. Each lesson is 1.5 hours.

An additional registration fee of £10 is payable on your first booking, which includes the initial placement test.