English Language and Culture

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Course aims

Students will be allocated to specifically tailored classes based on the results of the pre-programme level testing. During classes as well as the sports, cultural and social activities, students will be encouraged to always speak English, allowing them to develop their English language skills and confidence.

Small class sizes will allow everyone to speak and receive personalised feedback from their teachers.

English classes take an integrated skills approach: instead of being taught separately, the four macro skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing – are taught simultaneously in a way that better motivates students with a wider range of activities and better reflects authentic language use in the real world outside the classroom.

During the three-week programme, students will have integrated classes, as well as Project work sessions focused 21st century skills, such as Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking.

Based around the cultural programme, students will participate in group projects that involve fact-finding and presentation giving. They will take trips to local attractions and to other cities in the UK. On these trips, they will be given targets for finding out information which involves using English they have learnt in class. After the trips, they’ll have time to work on their projects in groups and to prepare presentations for their classmates and teachers on what they have learnt and experienced.

Additional Information

Academic Status: Practice-based (non-credit bearing)
Dates:  Monday 15 July to Friday 2 August 2024
Venue: City Centre Campus
English language requirement: No formal qualification is required; however all classes will be taught in English
Academic Pre-requisites: Level 3 or equivalent
Fee: £2,300

How to apply

Immerse yourself in the richness of English culture in our dynamic Summer School at BCU. Explore the nuances of the English language and delve into its diverse cultural expressions.

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