This course aims to efficiently improve English language skills and enable students to make friends from around the world. The English lessons are taught through a combination of general English tuition, project sessions, academic English and electives. Away from the classroom, a strong emphasis is put on providing students with a truly memorable experience, with an action-packed activity and excursion programme.
NEW for 2020, students sign up for a choice of vocational subjects to enhance their English language learning, such as photography, creative writing and IELTS Preparation. Please note – exact subjects depend on location.
Academic Skills Sessions
The academic skills sessions give students an introduction to exam techniques and are intended to help students improve the skills of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. These sessions take place over three hours each week and culminate with students taking the Bucksmore Assessment.
To provide students with an even greater holistic language learning experience, we provide lessons specifically linked to the destinations they visit on their excursions.
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.