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

week 1 - cOSMOPOLITAN CITIES

 

Course information 

DATES: 24 JUNE - 23 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 Street Art: Street Art Tour and Workshop
DAY 2 Performing Arts: Drama lesson in Shakespeare Globe Theatre
DAY 3 Visual Arts: Tate Modern, National Gallery, Saachi, Victoria Miro, Serpentine Gallery
DAY 4 Music: Royal Albert Hall, Festival Hall, the Beatles shop, buskers
DAY 5  Fashion: Textile Museum, Victoria & Albert, Camden Market

WEEK 2 - THE ART OF BUSINESS AND COMMERCE 

DAY 1  Finance: Bank of England Museum
DAY 2 Business: Manor House – Mayor of the City of London, City of London walk
DAY 3 Politics: City Hall, Westminster Palace, Parliament Square
DAY 4 Trade:Docklands, tea tasting, Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum, Docklands Museum)
DAY 5 Advertising: Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Bond Street, Museum of Brands and Advertising

WEEK 3 - TECHNOLOGY FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

DAY 1 Technology: The Royal Society, Science Museum
DAY 2 Architecture: RIBA, the Building Centre (NLA), V&A
DAY 3 Design: Design Museum, Geffrey Museum
DAY 4 Environment: The Crystal, Emirate Cable Car
DAY 5 Medicine: Medicine walk, Wellcome Collection, The Old Operating Theatrel

WEEK 4 - LONDON'S STORIES

DAY 1 Royal History: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey
DAY 2 London: London Museum, historical walk, Guildhall Roman ruins
DAY 3 True Stories: Tower of London, the Monument
DAY 4 Libraries: British Library, King’s Library, charity book shop, Waterstones, House of Illustration
DAY 5 Literature/fiction: Charles Dickens Museum, Sherlock H Museum, King’s Cross Rail Station
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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