Bucksmore British Heritage Tour offers the opportunity for students to improve their English and understand cultural differences within the United Kingdom. The language study lessons focus on the communicative style of language learning and provide grammar and vocabulary tailored to a student’s ability. Language for life lessons integrate a wider range of topics including learner training, literacy, culture and life skills.
Interactive lectures are carefully constructed to benefit and correspond to the students’ project for the week. Modelled on university-style learning, interactive lectures provide content for discussion in groups as well as constant interaction across the classroom. The interactive lectures on the British Heritage Tour discuss the histories of York and Edinburgh, as well as take a look at poetry and authors that come from the Lake District.
Group Project Work
Throughout the duration of the programme, students in small groups will work together on a project identifying and researching cultural stereotypes in the United Kingdom. The aims of project work are to encourage collaboration and communication through the completion of real-world tasks that use English with an authentic purpose. Groups are provided with a project guideline which they should follow and aim to complete in the preparation sessions. The project culminates in a presentation evening in which groups display and present their work.