The Learn English course is aimed at those wanting to improve or perfect their English language skills in a dynamic, engaging and communicative environment.
All the Learn English classes are arranged according to level and have small class sizes that allow the teachers to respond to the interests of the individual. Students will complete a short level-test at the start of the course, allowing them to be placed in an appropriate class. Taking the relevant grammar and vocabulary points for each level, the syllabus offers a programme of interactive classes designed to challenge the students to think and express themselves creatively.
Each week of the Learn English course takes a different topic as its focus, which the students will explore using authentic listening and reading materials, debate, discussion and performances. The topics will introduce students to the necessary grammar and vocabulary without compromising on the highly communicative approach of the course. The topics and materials are carefully chosen to meet the joint aims of practising and developing the core language while offering rich and meaningful opportunities to develop critical-thinking and coherent arguments, and to grow in confidence.
The course is intensive and challenging and involves a project-presentation at the end of each two-week course. The project is completed individually or in small groups and responds to the learning that has taken place in the weeks previously. The project could take almost any form that the student feels is appropriate to convey their ideas. Previous years’ projects have included audience-led interactive performances, video blogs, presentations, pieces of artwork and many more.
In addition to offering students a chance to reflect on their learning and form individual responses to it, it will form the basis of the final score that appears on the end-of-course certificate. Teachers will award students a score for the language skills evident from the project and for the effort invested throughout the course. These two scores are then combined to give an overall score for the course of PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION.