General English

About The Course

Successful people always improve their skills in every aspect of life, and when it comes to the English language, they push their limits to use it on a daily basis. They incorporate it into their lifestyles.

That’s how important the English language might be. But until we reach that level of integrating English in everything we meet, how can we simply start learning English for common needs?

It’s through these General English courses. Every course focuses on a skill that you use in your life. Writing, reading, listening, and speaking are all skills that we use without thinking. But when you learn English appropriately, you’ll consider having these skills doubled for you; here are four skills you use in Arabic (or your own language) and then there are four skills that you’ll use in English.

And to emphasize that point, there are 4 skills in English, not one, not two or three. Although you’ll probably focus on some skills more than the others, you also have to learn and improve the others.

So, you can browse the General English courses and choose which one to begin with. The first course you’ll choose should be on the skill you really want to improve. But what are the details of this course? You’ll find out in the next section.

Course Description

The General English courses are a group of learning content that is suitable for all the learners in different English levels. You can take these courses to improve your English skills for work, study, or self-development as their syllabus works with different goals.

16 Levels

Beginners to advanced

4 Weeks

per level

2 Sessions

per week

2 Hours

per session

What Are the Expected Outcomes?

After finishing each course, you’ll find a difference in your overall language development. But to break this development down, we’ll tell you what you’ll learn in every English skill.

Writing

When you write emails, create some reports or draft essays, you need to be clear and concise. Moreover, you need to convey what you want to say in the right words.

It’s a lot easier to deliver your point while talking, but when it comes to writing, some people struggle to put the right words in the right form.

Fortunately, you have this General English writing course to guide you through this process. You’ll learn by the end of this course how to:

  • Organize your ideas.
  • Learn new words to use while writing.
  • Analyze the structure of the text so you can identify how to organize your ideas according to the structure.
  • Engage the reader with compelling content.
  • Produce coherent pieces of writing.
Reading

Many people underestimate the power of reading, but in fact, reading teaches you many things and empowers the other skills. If there is one compelling reason to read, it would be expanding your vocabulary. Learning new words helps you write better, listen better, and of course, speak better. 

So, what do you learn from these General English courses?

  • Familiarizing yourself with new words.
  • Understanding the grammatical structure of the sentences.
  • Educating yourself with new topics to talk about.
  • Forming a reading habit.
Listening

One of the biggest challenges that English learners have is listening to English itself as many focus on writing or speaking without learning how to listen.

You have to practice listening, whether your English level is Beginner A1 or Advanced C1, and that’s what you’ll do in the course. You’ll practice English listening with our expert tutors and by the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the basic phrases when you hear them (for beginners).
  • Familiarize yourself with different topics and distinguish their context when hearing them (for intermediate level).
  • Understand complex words and listen to long speeches (for advanced level).
  • Understand and engage in a conversation (for all English levels).
Speaking

We can divide the speaking skill into 2 main sections: Pronunciation and Conversation. Pronunciation helps you have a clear accent and help your words come out correctly. Conversation helps you communicate in the English language in a chat with others. Our courses in these two sections help you:

  • Gain knowledge in communicating with English speakers.
  • Understand common expressions in English.
  • Practice how to engage in a conversation and express your opinions.
  • Know how to talk about different topics in English.

Why Should You Take This Course With IH Cairo?

How could the center you choose give you the exact result you want?
It’s a question that you need to ask in order to know which center you should join, because you want to spend your time on something that will benefit you. IH Cairo can guarantee that you’ll learn so much in little time. Because in only 4 weeks, you’ll practice English skills with other learners and native English speakers.

Therefore, when you want to know if this center fits your needs or not, know the center’s goals. 

You

IH Cairo

You admire English, we do too!

How To Prepare For The General English course?

Here are some tips that you can follow before entering the courses to improve your English comprehension:

1

Try to read a short story or a long article in English

To improve your reading skill, simply put them into action! In order to prepare for the courses and try to advance your skills in English reading, you need to read simple articles and stories to test them. You can grab a story or read an article online, then try to focus on the choice of words in them. Collect new words and notice the grammatical structure within them. 

2

Write a letter

Whether you address a family member, a friend, or even your employer, try to write a letter to discuss a problem or show your gratitude. By discussing something personal to you or relevant to your own life, you’re developing your English writing skills because you’re choosing words that you use daily. Additionally, you’re expressing your thoughts through your own words.

3

Listen to podcasts

Don’t think that your English listening skills get improved on their own. You need to give them a push to elevate them. Listening to podcasts and audios is a great way to catch the pronunciation of the words so that their sounds become familiar to you.

4

Practice speaking English

If you want to prepare well for your English-speaking skills before entering the courses, then you have to practice speaking whenever you can. You can do it now and read this article aloud, or try to engage in a conversation with someone you know or even with yourself in front of the mirror. Just don’t stop speaking English when you have the chance to do it.

FAQs

It’s 4 weeks long, with 2 sessions each week, each session lasting 2 hours. 

No, in fact, it’s much easier than you think! All you need is to take this step with the help of qualified teachers, and then you can practice English whenever you want.

And if you don’t know where to start, start with the main English skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. To focus on each skill and improve it, try our General English courses at any level!