Animal Care can be taken in addition to the main Bucksmore Summer English language course. Taking place for 3.75 hours, 2 sessions per week, students learn both the theory and practice of animal management at Plumpton’s own animal centre. The aims of the workshops is to develop an understanding the needs of creatures such as reptiles, amphibians, rodents and insects.
Besides, this course will help students to build language skills and confidence gradually through our multi-level syllabus and introduce students to veterinary science. Students share English lessons with students on Bucksmore Summer. During some periods of the week, students are separated from the main group to take part in their chosen specialism. Lessons are taught through a combination of general English tuition, project sessions, academic English, conversation classes and excursion link lessons.
Project sessions enable students to use English for the completion of real-world tasks with an authentic purpose. Students receive vocabulary and grammar input in the first part of the project session and are then placed into groups. Groups are provided with a project guideline which they should follow and aim to complete in the preparation session. The weekly project culminates in a presentation evening in which groups display and present their work.