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Every Thursday | 18:30-20:00 CET | Zoom

Expand your vocabulary, polish your pronunciation and perfect your grammar with our Intermediate and Advanced online group courses for adults. 

Immerse yourself in British English without leaving home

Keeping your English alive is about to get a lot easier 

Taking care of family, working a full-time job and juggling a million other things—it’s fair to say you’ve got a lot on your plate. It’s no wonder English has slipped down your priority list.

But now you’ve (finally) got more time on your hands, you’re eager to reactivate the language.


And you want to do it in the most immersive way possible—without dropping everything and hopping on a plane. 

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If you’re like most of our students, English is more than just
a goal for you.

If so, keep reading because we’ve got just the thing to help.

It’s a window to the world. A way for you to enrich your travels, connect with different people, pursue a personal passion or open yourself to new work opportunities. 


That’s why you’re so determined to become fluent. But it’s also why you might be feeling a bit frustrated with your progress. 


Does any of this sound familiar?


You used to speak English often, perhaps through your work. But since you got busier, changed jobs or had kids, it’s become harder to keep the level you worked so hard to achieve. 


You’ve tried watching YouTube videos and repeating the phrases, but  it’s not proving as effective or rewarding as speaking to a teacher.

You dream of reading, writing and speaking English with ease so you can communicate with people from all over the world without tricky grammar getting in the way.

“I like Brighter English because you have a different online method and a course adapted to the student's priorities and that makes it more interesting. There is a very good atmosphere.

Each class gives me new and useful knowledge according to my objectives and that makes me like to study. I know that they will adapt to my needs and I will be able to progress. Thank you for allowing me to work on my goals and expand my communication skills with your help!”

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Ruby, Colombia

General English Programme

Restart your studies, improve your fluency and feel proud of your English with live online group classes tailored to your level.

Every Thursday | 18:30-20:00 CET | Intermediate & Advanced


“I had other English classes in my life before, but I think Brighter English is a really innovative way of improving English from your home with people from all over the world.


Now I’m more fluent in speaking, and not afraid of approaching people about different topics. I’ve never had so much fun in learning English - thank you for your help!”

Riccardo, Italy

The Brighter way to end a Thursday

Improve all aspects of your English


You’ll work on all four language skills so you feel ready to use English in any real-world situation—from making new friends on holiday to writing a formal email at work.

Get weekly feedback


Joining a class of up to 8 students at the same level as you, you’ll enjoy plenty of personal feedback and attention from the teacher and improve with every lesson. You’ll also have the chance to move to a higher group as you progress!

Connect with British culture


As well as learning British phrases, pronunciation and grammar, you’ll gain an insight into our culture, helping you better understand and enjoy films, music and conversations with English speakers.

Join a supportive community


Studying alongside people from all over the world, you’ll get used to different accents, learn about other cultures and connect with people who have the same goal as you—in English, of course!

“I really liked the inclusion of everyone, many nationalities and cultures on this programme! We became friends by discussing different topics and helping each other. The games, fun quizzes and materials were organised very well… it was so engaging. 


I’m happy to say I feel more ready and confident to speak already. Last week I got a compliment about my English at work! A big thanks!”

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Marion, France

What makes our General English course different?

We design our lessons in the same way we would for a classroom. Instead of simply listening to the teacher speak, you’ll actively use English throughout the entire lesson.


Encouraging you to communicate

Every lesson includes activities that encourage you to use English. One week, you might discuss the rise of artificial intelligence; the next you could be writing a restaurant review.

Keeping you accountable

We’ll give you activities or materials to work on between classes to keep improving. No pressure or deadlines, just fun activities you can do when you have time.

Designing specialised courses

Instead of focusing on a specific syllabus, we create our own courses. That way, we can make sure to arm you with language that’s relevant (and interesting) to you.

“I used to attend a lot of classes in England but now I’m an adult and I have other plans for the summer. It would be very difficult for me to come to England for a couple of weeks. 


The opportunity to learn English with Brighter English was really very important for me because I can learn English from a British person without leaving my house. And I can also save money.”

Francesca, Italy

What you’ll get as a General English member

✅  Pre-course orientation and assessment 

✅  Live 90-minute lessons every week

✅  Expert tuition and feedback tailored to your level

✅  Weekly homework tasks to keep your English alive

✅  And lots of motivation



£90 per month


But you can book your first lesson for only £20.

More than just online English lessons

As a General English student, you’ll also get a couple of Brighter Bonuses:

End-of-course certificate

No matter how long you stay with us, you’ll get a course completion certificate when you leave to symbolise your hard work and achievements. This isn’t an official certification of your level but you may be able to use it to prove CPD training.

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Ongoing email support

With us, you’re not just another student or a name on a list. You’re a member of the Brighter English family. That’s why for as long as you're studying with us, you’ll be able to reach our teachers at any time for feedback, advice or encouragement.

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Did we mention this is the most flexible way to study British English online?

Unlike most other English programmes, our General English lessons run on a cancel-anytime monthly membership basis. 

That means you can join when you want, leave when you need and study with us for as long as you please. Stay for long enough, and you may even move to a higher level group!


“When I started in December, that was my first time in a classroom online, so I was very worried. But I met a lot of new people, who were very interesting. Also Katy, she’s fantastic.


During these classes, you have only to relax and to hear and to try to speak. These are the best hours during my day!”

Fabiana, Italy

Join now, start next Thursday

We’ve made it as easy as possible for you to restart your English study.

We told you it was easy!

1) Check your English level

Take our short online quiz to see if this is the right programme for you. Don’t worry if you can’t answer all the questions—it’s just so we can get to know you better!

2) Book a trial lesson

Once you’ve taken the quiz, we’ll recommend the perfect group for your level. You can then book a trial lesson. Book before Sunday to come along the following week.

3) Become a member

After your trial lesson, we’ll be in touch to discuss your experience. If it's the right course for you, you can sign up for a monthly subscription.

Worried about joining a live group lesson?
Our teachers will put you at ease.

Friendly, fun and the very best at what they do, our teachers will welcome, encourage and support you as you work towards your goals.

We can’t say who you’ll learn with right now (you’ll have to check your level first). But one thing’s for sure: as a member of the Brighter English community, you’ll get to know us all.


Born in Berkshire but based in Devon, Gail has been teaching English for 23 years. Fun fact: 5 minutes before one of her first lessons, she got locked in a toilet! Luckily she escaped just in time.

Qualification: Trinity TESOL Certificate & Diploma

Experience: 23 years


Maxine loves nothing more than watching her students’ confidence grow. She’s currently learning Welsh, so knows how tricky languages can be - but her enthusiasm makes it easier. 


Qualification: Cambridge CELTA & DELTA

Experience: 11 years


Laura taught in South Korea, Vietnam, Spain, Portugal and, of course, the UK before joining us. She loves learning about new cultures as much as sharing her own, so expect her to take an interest in yours.

Qualification: PGCE & Cambridge CELTA
Experience: 12 years

Improve your English, one week at a time

The General English course is the place for you if:

  • You’re looking to communicate confidently in all areas of English, from reading and writing to speaking, listening and pronunciation.

  • You’re motivated to develop your overall fluency and reach a higher level of English.

  • You have a passion for British culture and language and want an easy way to reconnect with it without leaving your home.

  • You want to expand your vocabulary and master English grammar so you can clearly and accurately express yourself, whether you’re writing an email, meeting a client or booking your next holiday.

It isn’t the right programme for you if:

  • You haven’t studied English before, and you want to start with the basics.

  • You just want to chat in English and only focus on conversation skills (if this is you, you’ll love our Conversation Club!) 

  • You want to learn American English (or any other variation—we’re very British here). 

  • You want to focus on Business English or you need a highly specialised course (our private lessons are perfect for this).

Not sure if this course is the right fit for you?

Take our free level quiz to find out.

Any questions?

  • What happens if I can’t attend a lesson?
    Your teacher will be in touch after the lesson to catch you up on what we covered and share your homework along with any important class materials. As this is a monthly membership, we can’t refund any missed lessons. If you know in advance that you can’t attend for more than 2 consecutive weeks, tell us 3 days before your next payment is due, and we’ll pause your membership until you return.
  • How and when do I pay for my membership?
    When you join the General English programme, we’ll set up a direct debit to come out on the same date every month for as long as you decide to stay.
  • How can I cancel my membership?
    All you need to do is email Katy 3 days before your next payment is due so we can stop your direct debit. If you forget to do it before then, we won’t be able to cancel it until the following month.
  • How long is the course?
    As long as you want it to be! The General English course is a rolling monthly membership that you can start at any time and stay as long as you like.
  • When can I start?
    Lessons take place every Thursday evening at 18:30-20:00 CEST. Sign up by Sunday and start your lessons the following week.
  • Is this the right course for me?
    If you've reached an intermediate to advanced level, and you’re looking for a way to improve your English in a fun, friendly group, you’ll love the General English course. But if you’re not sure you’re ready to commit, why not come along to a lesson and see? You can attend for just £20, no strings attached.
  • What if the timetable doesn’t work for me?
    As a small school, we can only offer group lessons at certain times of the week. If Thursday evenings don’t work for you, perhaps our Conversation Club or Private Lessons will.
  • Do you offer cheaper lessons?
    Yes, we do! At just £45 per month, our Conversation Club is an affordable way to practise your speaking skills. You can find out more and book a trial class here.

Ready to turn frustration into fluency?

Within just a few lessons, you’ll feel more confident, focused and supported in your English study than ever before. What are you waiting for?

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