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English Language Skills

Improve your English language skills and learn more about the English-speaking world.


  • a1
    I can say some basic words in English.
  • a2
    I can communicate in a simple way and understand a few things in English.
  • b1
    I can communicate in familiar situations, but often make mistakes or don't have the vocabulary I need.
  • b1+
    I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more difficult grammar and vocabulary.
  • b2
    Upper Intermediate
    I can communicate without much difficulty but still make some mistakes and misunderstand sometimes.
  • c1
    I can speak and understand very well but in unfamiliar situations may have a few problems with topic-specific vocabulary.
Which level should I apply for?
This is a part-time elective: Improve your English with 6 hours (8 lessons) a week.

Course Details

Class Size:
Maximum 10 students
Start Date:
Any Monday
Course Length:
1-50 Weeks
Minimum Age:
Class times:
12.30 - 14.00
Monday - Thursday


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English Language Skills (Part-time elective)

Our English Language Skills courses are designed to meet the needs of learners in a variety of English language settings. Study a range of different topics to help practise and improve your level of English.

Who is the English Language Skills course for?

English Language Skills could be a great option if you would like to:

  • Improve your day-to-day use of English for educational, professional or personal reasons.
  • Increase your range of grammar and vocabulary as well as your ability to communicate in English.
  • Learn more about UK culture and the culture of other societies.

Course Content

Each week you will study a different topic area and take part in activities designed to expand your range of vocabulary and communicate more effectively. The topics you will study will depend on your level but could range from fashion to the environment. This programme mainly focusses on reading, writing, speaking and listening but some lessons will also focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

This is a Part-time elective. What does it mean?

Do you live and work in Cardiff? Are you looking for a few hours of English lessons in the week?

You can improve your English by joining one of our part-time midday courses for 6 hours (8 lessons) per week.

Are you looking for a Full-time course instead? Click here

What English level do I need to take the English Language Skills course?

Our English Language Skills courses run at 6 different levels, from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1), so it’s no problem if you are just starting to learn English or if you are looking to perfect your English skills.

Intended learning outcomes: English Language Skills

By the end of your course, you should have:

  • An extended range of vocabulary and grammar
  • Improved levels of fluency and confidence
  • The ability to communicate with improved accuracy and pronunciation
  • Improved speaking, reading, listening and writing skills and
  • A better understanding of English-speaking cultures.

Personalise your course

If you would like to prepare for an exam or have an area of specific interest, you could take one of our other part-time electives instead.

Complement your course

You can also complement your course with one of these specialised options:

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