General English forms the basis of all summer school course options. It is a stand-alone programme or you can combine with any of the following activities: Arts & Crafts, Tennis, Go Karting, Film Making or Academic Programme. If you combine with one of the additional activities listed, you will take part in that activity four afternoons each week.
Morning – Students will be divided into ability groups and this will be based on the individual’s language level. The course will cover the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will learn and practice presentation skills alongside researching projects. There will be an English test every 2 weeks.
Afternoon – The afternoon sessions will be team-building exercises either in the main hall or outside. They are intended to be fun, but will also have educational value; developing the student’s confidence and fluency, in varied learning environments.
This programme is aimed at students who wish to meet others of a similar age and prepare their English for use in future academic environments. The course is fun, using themed English lessons in class and then having the chance to use their conversational English in the team exercises and excursions.
The course also includes two full-day trips to another nearby town/city and transport will either be by coach or national rail. The boarding house accommodation is fully supervised and all meals are provided in the college; the menus are varied and always include a healthy option.
Students also get plenty of conversation practice by interacting with our summer school activity leaders who are on duty every day. This interaction combined with the two-day trips each week keeps the learning fun. In conclusion, this course is ideal for motivated students who are preparing for GCSE, A-level or equivalent academic study, either in the UK or abroad but also wish to experience life in Britain.
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*Students who do not require accommodation and will be staying with a guardian or family in Northampton should contact the college directly for a day fee.