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.

 

Excursion Programme 2019

week 1 - LONDON’S STORIES

 

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 The Sherlock Holmes Museum
DAY 2 The Shakespeare Globe Theatre tour + drama workshop, The Charles Dickens Museum
DAY 3 Harry Potter guided walking tour
DAY 4 Highgate cemetery West and East Wings + creative writing session, Keats’ house tour
DAY 5 Dr Johnson house + workshop

WEEK 2 - TECHNOLOGY FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

DAY 1 Tower Bridge tour
DAY 2 Emirates Cable Car, Cutty Sark visit + foot tunnel, Museum of Brands and Advertising tour
DAY 3 Talk – how to run a successful business (guest speaker at ICS), Science festival – the Royal Society – different events
DAY 4 Parliament tour, City of London tour
DAY 5 Science Museum – Wonderlab interactive workshop

WEEK 3 - COSMOPOLITAN CITIES

DAY 1 Visit to religious landmarks – The Buddhapadipa Temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Freemasons' Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral
DAY 2 East London Graffiti tour + workshop, Camden Town and Camden Market
DAY 3 The Kew Gardens
DAY 4 London Zoo
DAY 5 Borough Market

WEEK 4 - THE ART OF BUSINESS AND COMMERCE

DAY 1 The City Hall tour
DAY 2 RIBA guided tour
DAY 3 Saatchi Gallery tour and exhibition
DAY 4 Design Museum tour
DAY 5 Geffrye Museum tour of the house and grounds

WEEK 5 - LONDON’S STORIES

DAY 1 The Sherlock Holmes Museum
DAY 2 The Shakespeare Globe Theatre tour + drama workshop, The Charles Dickens Museum
DAY 3 Harry Potter guided walking tour
DAY 4 Highgate cemetery West and East Wings + creative writing session, Keats’ house tour
DAY 5 Dr Johnson house + workshop

WEEK 6 - TECHNOLOGY FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

DAY 1 Tower Bridge tour
DAY 2 Emirates Cable Car, Cutty Sark visit + foot tunnel, Museum of Brands and Advertising tour
DAY 3 Talk – how to run a successful business (guest speaker at ICS), Science festival – the Royal Society – different events
DAY 4 Parliament tour, City of London tour
DAY 5 Science Museum – Wonderlab interactive workshop

WEEK 7 - COSMOPOLITAN CITIES

DAY 1 Visit to religious landmarks – The Buddhapadipa Temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Freemasons' Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral
DAY 2 East London Graffiti tour + workshop, Camden Town and Camden Market
DAY 3 The Kew Gardens
DAY 4 London Zoo
DAY 5 Borough Market

WEEK 8 - THE ART OF BUSINESS AND COMMERCE

DAY 1 The City Hall tour
DAY 2 RIBA guided tour
DAY 3 Saatchi Gallery tour and exhibition
DAY 4 Design Museum tour
DAY 5 Geffrye Museum tour of the house and grounds

WEEK 9 - LONDON’S STORIES

DAY 1 The Sherlock Holmes Museum
DAY 2 The Shakespeare Globe Theatre tour + drama workshop, The Charles Dickens Museum
DAY 3 Harry Potter guided walking tour
DAY 4 Highgate cemetery West and East Wings + creative writing session, Keats’ house tour
DAY 5 Dr Johnson house + workshop

Index

(*) including all academic subjects and daily excursions.

 

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