General English Short Term

General English Short Term Lingo Perfecto

Whether you want to study at university, boost your career opportunities or just be able to chat with English-speaking friends from around the world, General English courses at Lingo Perfecto are highly practical, lively and enjoyable and will develop your confidence and fluency in English.

Lingo Perfecto qualified teachers use the communicative approach to deliver dynamic and engaging learner-centred lessons which focus on accuracy and fluency. Each lesson has clear learning outcomes. You will develop your ability to communicate confidently in real-life situations.

Perfect for short term learning with 2 classes a week.

What will you learn?

Your lessons will include activities that provide the necessary language, motivation and opportunity for you to talk English with confidence.

You will build your confidence to communicate with a proven balance of Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Skills Development in everyday conversation.

You will have access to English learning resources – video, audio, worksheets and much more – in one easy to manage place.

Key points

    • 24 full hours live, online classroom + 12 hours teacher-assisted self-study.
    • 1:1 tutorials with class teacher.
    • Start any Monday after successfully enrolling.
    • Fee from £7 per lesson.


    • Frequency – two days per week / 360 minutes.
    • Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am-12 noon / 12:30pm-3:30pm / 5:00pm-8:00pm GMT (depending on level and availability).
    • Length – 60 minutes per lesson / six lessons per week.
  • A typical week for students enrolled onto ‘General English Short Term’ (pre-intermediate):



Listening & speaking: internet.
Grammar: Present simple & continuous.



Vocabulary & speaking: Online dating.
Grammar: Future forms.



*If you would like more hours or English for Specific Purposes lessons you could add on one-to-one lessons to your programme. These can be studied at a time to suit you. You can also study an online Cambridge English or IELTS exam Preparation course alongside your General English course, depending on your level.

Level of English

Before enrolling test your level of English. This table gives you an idea of the levels:

Little or no knowledge or experience of English
Knows basic greetings and can answer simple questions
Can hold a basic conversation (e.g. describe family) with help. Some knowledge of grammar, including past and future tenses
Can hold a basic conversation without difficulty but can’t discuss more complex issues. Some basic grammar mistakes
Can discuss some complex subjects fluently. Has no issues with common grammatical construction
Can discuss a wide range of complex subjects. Wide vocabulary. Can read newspapers and magazines without much difficulty. Mistakes are about style rather than structure

Tuition fees include:

    • General English Short Term is our online live learning programme. You have full access from the time of enrolling and for the whole duration of your course.
    • Learner-Access Centre – A teacher is available to help you in our well-equipped centre for additional learning support.
    • Tutorials – Regular meetings to discuss your progress / study plans.
    • Mid-level and end of level testing.
    • Graduation certificate & final progress report written by your teacher.

Course programme

All students follow a course-book in classes at an appropriate English language level which focuses on general language development including speaking, writing, listening and reading with a focus on functional language and communication skills.

Learners build confidence to communicate with a proven balance of Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Skills Development in common everyday English.

English File’s unique, lively and enjoyable lessons are renowned for getting students talking. In fact, Lingo Perfecto teachers find that the course improves students’ speaking skills.

Key features

  • NEW and updated texts, topics and listenings.
  • NEW video listening activity – these short documentaries and dramas make class time more dynamic and exciting.
  • NEW Classroom Presentation Tools show the course content on screen, making it easier than ever to get engaged in the lessons.
  • NEW Online Practice provides you with extra practice activities and allows you to check your progress.
  • NEW Sound Bank videos provide unique opportunity to watch and listen to a clear model of the English sounds.
  • NEW interactive videos enable you to listen and record yourself as part of the Rob and Jenny drama.

Computer software

Our live, online classes are delivered via Zoom. We will provide you with an account and all the information and support that you will need to use get started.


You should enrol and pay for your course on the Wednesday before the Monday you would like to to start.

Your first lesson

Before enrolling you need to take our online English level assessment test so that you know which level of class you will join. Please complete complete an application form available after enrolling.

Sample Lesson 1

A cappuccino, please
180 minutes

Sample Lesson 2

Welcome to the class
180 minutes

Sample Lesson 3

Eating in … and out
180 minutes

Sample Lesson 4

Fasten your seatbelts
180 minutes

Sample Lesson 5

World music
180 minutes

Sample Lesson 6

One world
180 minutes

Sample Lesson 7

Are you? Can you? Do you? Did you?
180 minutes

Sample Lesson 8

Mariana Leivaditaki
180 minutes
In addition to teaching grammar and vocabulary, all courses are built on tried and trusted methodology and contain uniquely motivating lessons and activities that encourage students to discuss topics with confidence. We ensure that every sentence, activity and topic creates a foundation towards fluency.
All levels we offer are aligned with the CEFR levels (A1 Starter - C1 Advanced) and to complete one level takes 150 classroom hours. At the end of each level students take an end of level progress test and should achieve a score of no less than 75% in order to move-up to the next level.
Yes, Lingo Perfecto lessons learn the different language competencies: Speaking, Conversational Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading and Writing. By learning these skills, you will be able to speak with confidence in any situation, understand native English speakers and feel comfortable constructing simple to complex sentence structures.
We are aware that one of the most important people in your learning journey is your teacher and learning English takes more than just following a coursebook. That’s where our experienced native English speaking teachers come in. All of our teachers are CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certified and have a history of teaching excellence. Teaching is not their hobby, it’s their career and they are passionate about their profession and enjoy working in multi-cultural classroom environments.
Your free 7 day trial begins after you have successfully enrolled. A one-time payment for your plan of choice is processed automatically after your free trial ends. If you’re still not sure about learning with us, be sure to cancel before the end of your free trial to avoid being charged!
Zoom is a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing and is used for collaborations, catch-ups, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones and room systems. Zoom works to help organisations and individuals communicate, no matter where they are located in the world.
Lingo Perfecto offers live face-to-face classes with engaging native English speaking teachers. All you need is a laptop or computer and a good stable internet connection. You can select classes at the time that suits you best, either mornings, afternoons or evenings. At Lingo Perfecto, the average size for a group class is 6 students, however during peak hours and for popular levels you might study with a maximum of ten students in your class. We recommend that you book well in advance (at least seven days) to get the class and the time that is best for you.
Lingo Perfect provides quality course materials which are free to access on your student platform. You do not need to buy any additional materials or textbooks.
All of our lessons are recorded and your teacher can provide you with a copy of the recording. We cannot offer refunds if you encounter problems with your internet connection during the lesson.
Inform your teacher that you will be unable to attend. They will be able to provide you with a recording of the lesson and any homework that you must complete. Refunds cannot be given for any lessons you don’t attend.
You need to complete our online test and our Academic Team will use this to place you into the correct level.
You can speak with your teacher and they will advise you on the best thing to do. This may involve moving levels if it’s the right thing for you.
Any Monday throughout the year after you have successfully enrolled.
Minimum 4 weeks, maximum as long as you want, up to 1 year or more…
From all over the world. We have students from Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.
We take our responsibility for our students very seriously and we endeavour to ensure that our staff are fully trained in safeguarding and all students know who to contact in cases of emergencies.
Yes, we provide basic to advanced English courses for both lower levels and higher levels. Our English lessons for beginners module helps you to learn basic English speaking, pronunciation, writing and listening by covering all the basic rules of grammar. You can visit our course module page where you can get all the information about English lessons for beginners.

Welcome Announcement:

— 28 November 2020

Greetings students! Welcome to General English Short Term! I hope you're all as happy about starting this course as I am! Hopefully right? :D In the first week we'll be taking it pretty easy as you acquaint yourself with the course, your classmates and your teacher. Do be prepared for the tempo to amp up come next Monday.
So what do I have in store for you in the first week? Well, let's take a look...
  • You should familiarize yourself with the materials, the topic and design of the class (how do I access materials, where do I find additional materials, etc.)
  • Now is the time to explore and practice how you'll be completing activities, contributing to discussions and uploading homework assignments.
  • You should purchase your textbook (electronic version or hard copy). I do send a pdf version, but this is not required. You also do not need to purchase additional materials if you don't want to.
  • Review the course syllabus. I will reference it often!
  • Complete a course orientation by Sunday. Keep in mind, you cannot move up to a higher level until you have completed the whole course, so make this a priority.
If you have any questions about the flow of the course, please feel free to email me. I look forward to getting to know all of you!

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Duration: 24 hours / 4 weeks
Lectures: 8
Video: 1 hour


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Monday 9:00 am - 8.00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8.00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8.00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8.00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8.00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday Closed