ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMME
The English Language programme at The Summer Academy builds week on week but each week can be treated as a stand-alone course. Classes are streamed by age and English ability. Suitable for students with beginner or intermediate English level. Advanced speakers should choose our academic programmes.
The aim of our language lessons is to accelerate our students’ English skills and to do this within the context of a cultural and historical background. This is an immersion in the language, developing students’ confidence and refining all areas of their linguistic ability. We will explore classic literature, work on oral presentation skills and learn about the rich history and culture of the UK.
Each Friday of our programme focusses on public speaking with a different skill each week: presentation, debate, drama. These popular sessions are led by a charismatic speaking expert.
17 July - 23 July
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
24 July - 30 July
BRITISH HISTORY AND THE ROYAL FAMILY
31 July - 6 August
CULTURE: ART, MUSIC, BOOKS, SPORTS
WEEK 1: An introduction to English and the United Kingdom!
Concentrating on refining grammar skills and the acquisition of new vocabulary, our first week takes as its theme the location of our programme: The United Kingdom! We look at our geographical position in Europe, how far we are from each student’s home country and the similarities and differences between our countries. We also look at where English comes from, looking at root words from Latin, Greek and Norse to extend our vocabulary and foundation understanding of the language.
Week 2: British History and the Royal Family
Building on our understanding of the linguistic roots of English, the second week of the programme looks at the history of Britain, from the Anglo Saxons to Romans settlers through to Henry VIII, Victorian times and the World Wars. We ground our understanding of the language in this context, using it develop sentence structure, refine the use of tenses and, as always, acquire a range of new vocabulary along the way.
Week 3: Culture: Art, Music, Books, Sports
Culture is the backdrop to our language learning in Week 3. Learning about famous authors, musicians, artists we look at examples of their work alongside creating our own. We also study British sports, some more well-known than others, and learn their rules before trying them out ourselves. An emphasis on written English and comprehension this week as we delve in to how to communicate in the language using the widest range of vocabulary, writing skills and grammatical fluency.
- Spoken English - discussion, debate, public speaking, drama
- Comprehension - reading comprehension, aural comprehension, literary appreciation
- Writing skills - phrasing, grammar, vocabulary
Why our language classes are the best
- Intensive lessons with highly experienced language teachers.
- Small classes mean you will receive tailored help and more personal attention than typical in other language schools.
- Lessons will be fun with lots of activities, projects and the latest English language teaching methods.
- You will rapidly improve your English both inside and outside the classroom, mixing with native English speakers from around the world.
- Apply what you have learned in real-world situations, both in the school and on our day trips.