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Intensive English

During the Intensive English course you will improve at a quicker pace. A combination of General English and a selection of specially focused classes will allow you to gain greater fluency and accuracy more quickly.



USA, Canada, UK, Malta, Cape Town and Melbourne: Beginner to Advanced
Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Auckland: Elementary to Advanced

Course Duration
Minimum stay: 1 week
Course start dates
  • Every Monday

Lessons per week

30 lessons (USA, Canada, UK, Malta, Cape Town)

28 lessons (Australia, New Zealand)


1 Lesson = 45 minutes (USA, Canada, UK, Malta, Cape Town)

1 Lesson = 50 minutes (Australia, New Zealand)

Available In
Maximum in Class
  • Malta : max 12 in class
  • Bristol, Cambridge, London 30+,London: max 14 in class
  • Cape Town, Manchester, Brighton, Oxford, Boston, New York, Oswego, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver: max 15 in class
  • Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Auckland: max 18 in class. 

This course is suitable for students who

  • who wish to dedicate more time to reaching their English goals quickly
  • who want to personalise their course through a choice of specially focused classes
  • who have a limited amount of time and want to make the most of their stay
  • who feel they would benefit from spending more time with a teacher

What can you expect on this course?

More Exposure to English

Extra exposure to English in the classroom will help you to think in English, cutting down on time spent translating from your own language into English.

Core English Plus Your Choice of Special Focus

It's your English course, so you get to decide what you want to study! You can choose from a number of options and focus on the areas of English that you want to improve. This will definitely help you make the most of your time on your English course.

Maximum Teacher Contact Time

More time with your teachers will help you to become more confident with your English. All lessons are creative and energising, allowing you to feel more self-assured.

Intensive Focus on All Skills

More time in class will allow you to focus on the key skill areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, which will further develop fluency and accuracy through grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Topic-Based lessons in Everyday Contexts

With web articles, music, video and other authentic resources, our teachers use 'real-life' materials that not only help you to understand how English is used by native speakers, but also help you to study English independently, long after you have left EC. Every lesson is based on a topic. The English you need to know is taught within the context of the topic. You will then be able to apply your newfound skills correctly in other situations.

A Focused and Relaxed Classroom Environment

Happy students learn better than unhappy ones! That's not a secret, but it's something that we at EC strongly believe. And so our classrooms are places where hard work is carried out in informal and relaxed settings. Your ability and motivation will improve in a classroom with a great atmosphere.

Specially Focused Classes

Options will vary across EC schools, but we have a variety of options to suit your level and interests. Course include:

English in the City

Global Awareness

Writing with Confidence 

English for Online Communication

Exam Skills

and much more!

Intensive Programme (28 Lessons):
In our Australia and New Zealand locations, our Intensive English course is called the Intensive Programme (28 Lessons).

General English (Beginner to Advanced) (1 to 52 weeks): CRICOS Course Code 072051D

“EC English Australia Pty” Limited delivers English language courses on behalf of Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Embassy English, CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E
“EC English (New Zealand) Limited delivers English language courses on behalf of Study Group NZ Limited trading as Embassy English, Education organisation number: 7459”