General English

A general English course with Phonebox will provide you with all the language skills you need for everyday communication. We specialise in helping students feel confident and relaxed talking to a native English speaker. Unlike other language courses we treat all our students as individuals designing your English course for your exact needs. Often students have a specific aim in mind when learning English, maybe to study, travel or improve their job prospects. What ever your aim is Phonebox can help you achieve it!


  • Courses designed for your specific English needs
  • All teaching materials provided free of charge!
  • One to one tuition with native English speakers


Below are some suggestions for course units, after speaking to an advisor we will be able to design a course that will meet your exact requirements.

No one course is the same and we pride ourselves on being a customer orientated company where your needs and objectives come first. It is of course possible to mix a general course with a business course, depending on your specific needs.

Speaking & Listening, plus Conversational Skills

This places maximum emphasis on listening and speaking skills using everyday English in a wide range of situations. The course will allow you to overcome some of the many difficulties people face when speaking to a native speaker.

If you have found yourself in the situation where you are nervous to speak on the phone in English or perhaps have to attend meetings where English is the primary language then this course would certainly give you greater confidence and fluency.

Grammar in everyday use

Revise your grammar within the context or everyday English. This course would suit someone who would like to improve their grammar and general accuracy while not loosing sight of the key goal of language, communication in real life situations. Unlike other grammar courses Phonebox knows that its not enough to simply memorise grammar but to utilise it in conversation making it become natural to the speaker.

Vocabulary in use

Practice a wide range of vocabulary in different situations. Unlike many online courses we do not restrict you to our own course materials. Instead we encourage students to learn with our teachers in a wide variety of situations. This could involve live discussion of a topic, reading the daily newspaper or visiting websites that provide both a fun and memorable way to understand vocabulary in use.

Top up courses

Sometime students want a course which tops up and compliments English lessons they are already taking. If this is your case then we are more than happy to help you. Just tell us the course book you are using or send us information about the course and we will design complimentary lessons that will strengthen your learning and allow you to progress at a much faster rate.

Everyday practical English

This course will increase your confidence in all areas. It will take a general overview of the key areas, speaking, listening, reading and writing and develop your use while being tutored by a specially trained native speaker. A key component of learning everyday English is to practice in a variety of life like contexts. With Phonebox you will be speaking to a real native speaker about a range of subjects using material from everyday life, such as English newspapers, radio and television.

One to one tuition for students

Often students preparing for exams can benefit considerably from extra tuition speaking one to one with an experienced native speaker. Conversational skill is an area often neglected by some schools with the actual application of a language not being realised. A course with Phonebox can help you to reach your potential and demonstrate real improvement in communication skills.

General English for children and teens

Extra tuition can go a long way especially for children learning English for exams. An extra 1 hour per week 1 to 1 tuition in general English can have a huge impact on the development of children's language skills giving them a real advantage when it comes to final exams.

Free Trial Lesson

Take a FREE trial lesson by Skype with one of our teachers so that we can assess your English level and show you how the lessons work.

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