English for International Students


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Learning English may be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make

The English language is spoken by as many as one and half billion people throughout the world. But that is not all! Another billion are already on their way to becoming great English communicators. Doing a course at the Institute means you too could be one of them!

Available Courses

Whether you need to know the basics or aim to improve your existing English skills, we have the right course for you. In fact, Hadfield Institute students can join at any time and stay for as little as 1 week or as long as 48 weeks.

Please note all course are term time only.

Below is a list of the five course levels on offer at the Institute, all of which are designed for students aged 19+:



To get an idea of which class is best suited to your level of communication we strongly recommend you test your English skills. Simply follow the link below:



All our classes take place in morning sessions. This is to ensure students are able to use their afternoon time for personal study. Class times are as follows:

Monday – Thursday:         9:15 am – 1:30 pm


Friday:                             9:15 am – 1:15 pm

Our Aims

Our aim is to enable you within 6 months to progress at least two levels from the point at which you started (e.g: Beginner to Pre-intermediate). If you work hard and attend regularly – i.e. a minimum of 21 hours per week - it is more than likely that this will be achieved. We aim to combine general English with an introduction to basic study skills and academic English vocabulary from our elementary classes onwards.

Our Approach

Before your study with us begins, we will carry out a standard placement test and a short interview to assess your general level of English. Doing this enables us to evaluate your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We will then find you the most suitable class, together with students who are at a similar level.The maximum number of students in each class is 12.

Life beyond Hadfield

Many of our students choose to go to university in the UK after they complete their course at Hadfield Institute. Whilst the British education system is one of the best in the world it often differs from that experienced by our students in their home country. Hence our approach to teaching is designed to help make the change between education systems as smooth as possible.

Moreover, it is about improving your English and crucially, how you learn. For example, a typical session may consist of a combination of vocabulary and grammar, using a mixture of speaking, listening and reading, and based on a single topic of discussion

Did you know?

  • The term vocabulary describes the meaning and spelling of words within a particular language.
  • Grammar consists of how words are used and sentences subsequently formed.

All UK university students are expected to communicate and discuss their work, either in a presentation format or during exams. For example, when you are doing assignments your ability to grasp different topics and establish your own connections between these will also be put to the test.

In our experience, the communicative approach we use is effective in preparing most students for life after the Institute