Conversational English in London

Where better to practice speaking the English language than in London?

This unique course promotes the use of English skills through everyday conversation and increasing comprehension and fluency.

Each week is designed around a different theme, for instance: Technology and Innovation, Art & Culture. Focused input in a classroom setting during the morning sessions prepares students for the afternoon trip that extends themes developed in the morning.

As well as discovering popular London sites and those lesser known, students will have plenty of opportunities to master new language, develop their meta-cognitive skills (Approaches to Learning) e.g. monitoring own progress, planning tasks, questioning skills as well as soft skills such as problem solving, team work, decision making, emotional intelligence throughout the course.

Thematic learning
Each week focuses on a particular theme, such as culture, history, commerce, or the environment. Learners take part in a variety of fun yet challenging activities focusing on interactions with native English speakers to develop and test their skills. Lessons end with a review, in which the class considers linguistic learning opportunities from the day.

Confidence in speaking
Learners’ independence grows as they gain confidence in the English language and in their knowledge of London. In addition, they develop critical thinking skills, such as an ability to ask questions, research, analyse and evaluate.

 

Sample Excursion Programme

HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE WEEK

 

Course information 

DATES: 25 JUNE - 24 AUGUST

COURSE LENGTH: 1-4 WEEKS

CLASSROOM SIZE: 15-20

AGE: 14-17

COST PER WEEK: £595

LEVELS:  ALL

Hours of English per week (*): 27.5

Week: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

 
DAY 1  National Gallery and Westminster Abbey
DAY 2  Museum of London and St Paul’s Cathedral
DAY 3  Tower of London
DAY 4  Russell Square/British Museum
DAY 5  Southwark Cathedral / Borough Market

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION WEEK

DAY 1  Transport Museum
DAY 2  Science Museum
DAY 3  Crystal sustainability centre
DAY 4  Royal Observatory (Astronomy Centre)
DAY 5  Wellcome Collection

ART AND CULTURE WEEK

DAY 1  Old Spitalfields Market / Street Art Graffiti tour
DAY 2  Globe Theatre / Southbank
DAY 3  Tate Modern Gallery
DAY 4  Kensington Palace
DAY 5  Jewish Museum London / Amy Winehouse Street Art trail

THE COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE WEEK

DAY 1  Fire of London and monument visit
 Bank of England museum
DAY 2  Museum of London Docklands
 Canary Wharf to Emirates Airline at O2 (Cable Car)
DAY 3  Market visit: Leadenhall, Petticoat Lane,
 Old Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, Old Truman Brewery
DAY 4  Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
DAY 5  Whole Foods Market High St Kensington
It’s a beautiful idea to discover London and improve our English. The teachers are qualified and we were very safe and happy. I really love this course!
— Igor

Index

(*) including all academic subjects and daily excursions.

 

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