GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE (20 lessons/week)
Whatever your reasons for learning English, all students need a solid base and our General English programmes provide you with that. Our courses help to develop all four skills of the English Language: reading, writing, listening and speaking, with a focus on improving your ability to communicate clearly and effectively. This morning course is combined with afternoon lessons, which cover the topics of English in Media (description below). Benefits of general English course to you:
- Extend your vocabulary
- Increase your fluency
- Become more accurate
- Communicate in English more easily
- Understand more of the world around you
ENGLISH FOR MEDIA (5 lessons/week)
Explore the fascinating world of modern media in its many forms – on/off-line news and entertainment channels, audio-visual & text pieces plus a range of other methods of delivery; all while developing your English skills at the same time. This module highlights commonly-used language which you can practise in a media context e.g, doing interviews, writing articles and much more. The grammatical structures and vocabulary of a range of topics is covered, including: Working in
Media, History of Media, UK vs US English, Article structure, Headline writing, UK print media, The BBC and more. Role-plays, case studies and projects all help students work towards real language progress. Training is delivered in small group or individual classes that are combined with General English (description above). This course is ideal for anyone interested in – or already working in – an English speaking environment in the media sector. Benefits of the course:
- Improve confidence and fluency when using English in a professional capacity
- Focus on your personal learning goals
- Find out more about English-speaking media outlets
- Network with other media students and professionals from around the world
- Vocabulary: Listen to a song about money and study the words and phrases. Speaking: Discuss shopping and work using the vocabulary, sharing ideas and opinions
- Grammar: Present perfect & past simple. Compare and contrast, focus on the uses of each type of tense. Speaking: "The Money Questionnaire" - Have you ever sold anything online?
- Reading and Vocabulary: Understanding magazine covers, interpreting covers and usage of language to make covers that stand out. Grammar: The grammar behind creating short, snappy and interesting headlines.
- Reading: "My Life Without Money" - read and discuss the life of a woman who doesn’t use money.
- Pronunciation: Numbers, percentages, currencies.
- Listening: Students listen to a new bulliten containing financial, business, and numerical information and try to take notes.
- Speaking: Students explain facts and figures to their partner, eg.: the population of their town.
- Listening & Speaking: Students discuss changes in their lives and changes they'd like to make. They listen to a woman describing her life and take notes.
- Grammar: Present perfect continuous with for/since.
- Pronunciation: Sentence stress, eg.: "She's been working in Italy since October."
- Speaking: Students describe activities they do and how long they've been doing them for/since - extra focus on when you can and cannot use the "continuous" form.
- Listening: An interview with an editor. Key language used in describing a job in journalism and editing. Vocabulary: Phrases to describe your job role in the world of media.
- Reading: Students read about how a holiday can change their lives and discuss the story.
- Vocabulary & Pronunciation: Students look at different types of adjectives, eg: small/tiny, hungry/starving.
- Grammar: Present perfect continuous - student look at how the tense is used to discuss recent actions, eg.: "I've been working all morning so I'll take a break now."
- Roleplay: Students roleplay situations given using the vocabulary and grammar.
- Reading and vocabulary: Editorial planning, justifying proposals, making objections, and dealing with objections. Roleplay: A meeting to exchange ideas on magazine layout, praising and criticising ideas in a diplomatic way.
- Writing: "A nightmare journey" - the class discusses what can go wrong when travelling. We look at how to organize a story into paragraphs. Students write a short story, either real or fictional, and tell it to their groups.
- Review: The class takes a short test, the week's topics are reviewed with a combination of discussions, games, and team quizzes given by the teacher to ensure students retain the grammar and vocabulary of the class.
- Writing: Examing the structure of an article about a celebrity, paying attention to the style and language used. Students then write a similar article including the language and grammatical structures used in this week's class.
Przykładowe zajęcia dodatkowe:
bowling, ice scating
art and craft workshops, boat cruises, city tour/walk, conversation practice, disco, guided city tours, guided walks, pub and restaurant evenings, quizzes, tea-tasting, make-up workshops
Brighton *, Oxford *, Cambridge *, Canterbury *, Winchester *
* zajęcia dodatkowo płatne