First Day

You will hopefully have done our self-test before you arrive, this gives us and you an idea of your level of English. However we also give you a placement test (grammar and speaking) on your first day. Please come to Milner School's reception at 8.30am for this.

Classes start at 9.30am every weekday. Sometimes earlier during busy times.

Please bring:

  • Passport-sized photo (to make your student ID card)
  • Money for textbook (approximately £30)
  • Your passport or ID card
  • Papers/email confirming your enrolment
  • Pen, pencil & paper

During your course

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Students’ progress is closely monitored by their teacher and our Director of Studies. If necessary, transfers can be made between classes without delay.

Students are expected to attend at least 80% of their classes. Students who complete their course satisfactorily receive the Milner School of English Certificate, stating their level of proficiency.

Students who complete their full-time or intensive courses satisfactorily receive the Milner School of English Certificate, stating level of proficiency.

If you are interested in taking a General English exam, you can now take the Trinity Exam. Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE), is an exam for all learners, whatever their level of ability in communicating in English. 12 grades: Grade 1 (beginner) to Grade 12 (proficiency).

What will I learn?

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Full-time morning course 15 hours/week Monday - Friday 9.30am - 12.45pm: grammatical structures, functions, guided conversations, vocabulary, communicative situations, reading skills, writing skills, listening skills, speaking skills, accuracy, fluency and pronunciation. Homework is regular and consolidates what is done in the classroom. A variety of materials are used including a course book.

Part-time afternoon course 7 hours/week Monday - Thursday 1.30pm - 3.15pm: Speaking, listening, vocabulary and pronunciation practice, using activities that are relevant to the everyday use of language eg. asking for information, giving advice and understanding English in different situations. It is important that everyone tries to speak - don't worry about making mistakes.

Intensive course 22 hours/week Monday - Thursday 9.30am – 15.15pm, Friday 9.30 – 12.45 This is a combination of the 15 and 7 hours above.