Welcome to General English

Why Choose Us?

Whether you are elementary or advanced you will improve your English language skills with our General English course. You can choose how long you wish to study from 1 week to 1 year.

The course will help you progress with the four core skills speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our teachers are experienced in teaching students using different methods, for instance, role play, to get the students used to speaking with other people. They create a safe and guided learning experience for students to practise their new language skills, that will get even the shyest student speaking.

There is an emphasis on communication.  We want you to be able to use your language skills in a confident way.

Students are given regular homework which helps reinforce the language learned during the lesson.


Our course is perfect for *16+year old students. The maximum class size is 15.

English Courses for Adults
Course dates Induction and test every Monday throughout the year
Class times Monday to Friday 9 am -12.15* including 15-minute break*

*these classes are subject to change to PM during July and August

Private study hours Homework averages 3 times per week
Taught hours per week 15 hours
Non-teaching days The school is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. On the following public holidays in 2017/18 the school is closed

Monday 26th December to Friday 29th December 2017

Monday 1st January* 2018

Friday 30th March

Monday 2nd April*

Monday 7th May*

Monday 28th May*

Monday 27th August*

Monday 24th December to Friday 28th December 2018

*induction and test takes place on the next day (Tuesday)

Minimum enrolment age 16*

On arrival, you take a placement test. You are then put into a class for your correct English level (test your English with the Cambridge English Language Assessment). Where possible, we aim to have mixed nationality classes.

If you are interested in a free trial lesson please contact us.

*Please note students aged 16-17 enrolled on adults courses are not supervised to and from school or before and after lessons.

In addition to the General English course, we offer a Conversation and Pronunciation class.

It was the biggest experience in my life. I met a lot of lovely people here, I’ll recommend my friends also. Love Shane Global. See you soon xxx – Ipek Yaren Aktan – Turkey

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Feeling safe and comfortable in your accommodation

is an important part of your learning experience.

We take great care to provide the best accommodation

to suit you.

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Studying isn’t all about work, a social life is very

important too.The schools arrange some activities

or can help you plan your own.

The reason for I come to Hastings is because is a small town ideal for learn English. Really I’ve had the oportunity of met all teachers in Shane Global an all of them are very good instructors. – Ismael Perez – Columbia