Our Academic Approach

Our aim at Basil Paterson is to provide a stimulating learning environment which helps all learners to reach their full potential.  Whether your objective is to improve your English skills for work, university or international travel, you’ll find that our academic approach provides the focus and support that you need.

With a class maximum of 12 students aged over 16 from all over the world, you have the opportunity to interact in a truly international environment.  Individually-tailored support from experienced teachers helps our learners to achieve their aims.

The day starts with a morning discussion session, bringing students from all classes together.  Interesting topics are selected from local and international news as a springboard for discussion.

The rest of the day consists of carefully designed lessons which cater for your diverse needs.

Vocabulary Focus and Practice

This class focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Teachers use role plays and practice activities to help you develop your speaking skills and and confidence using new vocabulary.

Language Focus and Language Practice

Language Focus helps you develop a solid foundation with grammar and vocabulary. Language Practice gives you the opportunity to use this language in authentic writing and speaking tasks.

Listening, Reading and Writing Skills

This class provides intensive focus on improving your listening, reading and writing skills, as needed for your future work or studies.

Speaking Skills Workshop

This class provides opportunities for students to develop their speaking and fluency skills through role plays, debates, presentations and fluency games.


You can download our 2018 brochure for English language courses here.

Course fees include:

  • Study materials during the course
  • Certificate & individual report
  • Self-study resources
  • IT facilities and WiFi
  • Tutor support at lunchtime
  • At least two free social programme activities per week


Going to Basil Paterson is more than just attending a school. In addition to the excellent academic services, the school provides a wide range of social activities.  You can choose any according to what you like.  I made so many wonderful friends and learned so much about life and other cultures.”  Hasan, Iraq

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