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.
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
DATES: 25 JUNE - 24 AUGUST
COURSE LENGTH: 1-4 WEEKS
CLASSROOM SIZE: 15-20
COST PER WEEK: £595
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|
(*) including all academic subjects and daily excursions.
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