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Semi-Intensive English

Available in our American and Canadian schools, the Semi-Intensive course gives you extra classes 2 days per week. The extra time in class helps to further consolidate your English knowledge, allowing you extra time to practise all skills.



All levels

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

Lessons per week

24 lessons

1 Lesson = 45 minutes
Available In
Maximum in Class

Boston, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver: max 15 in class. 


This course is suitable for students who

  • want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • want to improve your fluency and real understanding of English in everyday situations and contexts


What can you expect on this course?

Real English

Our tried and tested formula for teaching English trains you in how to use the 'real' English you need to communicate effectively in an English speaking environment. Teachers take themes from textbooks and bring them to life in the classroom. You will learn the English that native English speakers really use and how and when to use it. We will advance your overall level of English by showing you how to better use the English you already have, and then introducing you to new forms and patterns that will further your English ability.

Improve your fluency

While you develop a better understanding of English with EC, you will notice that your ability to communicate in English becomes more natural. Accessing the words you want to use becomes easier and so does your ability to listen and understand quickly. As you start thinking more in English (and using your new English skills) your fluency will improve.

Topic based lessons

At EC we teach a range of topic-based lessons. Each lesson is accompanied by all the language that you need to effectively talk about the topic. This means the English skills you learn are taught within an easy to understand framework - the topics serve as clear and easy to follow examples. You will then be able to apply your new skills simply, naturally and with great effect.

Your teachers will always be there with the support and guidance you need to improve your English. Individual focus on your progress will be provided throughout your course. Teachers provide feedback, error correction and helpful instruction on all areas of your English.

Great classroom atmosphere
To create a good classroom environment, our English teachers make sure their classrooms have positive atmospheres. Classes have a warm, supportive environment, in which you will participate in all activities and profit from every second in lesson.

Authentic materials

The benefit of having quality lesson plans, and related curriculum resources to use in class, is that it allows our teachers more time to focus on what's most important – teaching you! You can expect supplementary materials to be used alongside textbooks to perfectly complement your lessons.

Learn by doing
There is really only one way to learn how to do something and that is to do it. English language success is achieved through practice, self-perfection and minor modifications. No boring 'spoon-feeding' at EC; you will be actively involved in all activities in your class!