MORE THAN JUST ENGLISH

English PLUS Course

The English ‘Plus’ Course combines our highly popular General English course with an exciting range of cultural and educational subjects such as art, gardening, fashion, drama, screen-printing, photography, environmental studies, media, British culture and creative English. On Monday afternoons you have a weekly talk and then on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons you will study the English Plus subject that you have chosen.

Getting you involved, this unique programme will give you an even broader understanding of the English language at a deeper, cultural level. You can choose to study as many subjects as you like, and you will receive friendly support and encouragement from our qualified teachers every step of the way.

We feel it is important to individualise your learning as much as possible and our courses are designed to give you as much choice as possible. For some subjects students need to have an upper intermediate level of English or above.

  • Course Dates

For academic reasons students can start
on any of the following 2019 dates:

 

  • 07 & 21 January
  • 04 & 18 February
  • 11 March
  • 01 & 23 April
  • 06, 20 & 27 May
  • 19 & 26 August
  • 03, 16 & 30 September
  • 14, 21 & 28 October
  • 04, 18 & 25 November

 

 

  • 25 lessons p/w (18.75 hours p/w)
  • Adults age 16+, all nationalities
  • Max class size: 14 - mornings, 16 - afternoons
  • FREE teacher led self-study sessions
  • End of the course certificate

For more information please click on the subject tab.

Photography does not necessarily represent reality and is a media which can be used to manipulate the viewer with more intensity and conviction than other media. The class is based mostly on the work done by the students as well as slide shows introducing the week’s project. Students are given weekly photographic assignments, including ‘self portraiture’, ‘landscape’ and ‘creating a story’ through a series. There is a lot of discussion during the class and students are expected to participate frequently in response to the work. This allows the students to develop a better understanding of how to express their ideas visually and how to read media in different contexts. There is a final exhibition of students’ work at the end of each term. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

After having had advice on lighting, backgrounds, composition, camera angles and expression, you will be asked to photograph someone you know with the aim of showing his/her personality. You will also be asked to photo someone in black and white. Afterwards you will discuss the results with your teacher. A demonstration of studio portraiture using electronic flash and different lighting will end the module. Students must be prepared to pay for their own film development and photo paper. Students must bring their own camera but it does not have to be a specialised one. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

The students will learn how to print on fabric with silk screens. The course starts with a series of sketching exercises to explore pattern making to make the students aware of design principles and elements. They will then take the resulting patterns and create stencils in paper, plastic and fabric, and use them to build up layers of colour to create complex images. The students can then if they want, print imagery on clothing, creating unique items for themselves. Students must be prepared to pay for their own materials. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

The students will learn how to print on fabric with silk screens. The course starts with a series of sketching exercises to explore pattern making to make the students aware of design principles and elements. They will then take the resulting patterns and create stencils in paper, plastic and fabric, and use them to build up layers of colour to create complex images. The students can then if they want, print imagery on clothing, creating unique items for themselves. Students must be prepared to pay for their own materials. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

A series of lessons providing an overview of British history from the Roman invasion to the present day. Lessons will include a general introduction to each period; individual research into particular topics such as famous people or events; class discussions; and video and film clips. A minimum of upper Intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

A study of the current environmental problems affecting Great Britain. The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the main environmental issues involved, together with the measures, so far introduced, to help improve the situation. Some local study trips are envisaged and there will also be opportunities for some individual investigations. Students must be prepared to pay for transport to certain study visits. A minimum of upper Intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

This course looks at some aspects of art, literature and music in Britain. The content depends in part on local events, for example exhibitions, concert and plays that we can prepare for and then attend. Students also look at the culture on our own doorstep by making study visits or looking at the local architecture. Students also have the opportunity to follow a topic of their own interest. Students must be prepared to pay for transport to certain study visits. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

This course looks at some aspects of British food, music, humour, stereotypes and pub culture. Students also have the opportunity to follow a topic of their own interest. Students must be prepared to pay for transport to certain study visits. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

This is a very practical course which gives students the opportunity to develop both their writing and reading skills. We will look at different styles of writing and try some of them! We will discuss the work of some writers and students will be encouraged to dip into ‘new’ authors. Students will also research and present the life of a writer of their choice. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

The aims of this course include developing self confidence, imagination, individual expression and creativity. Students study drama through a variety of different means including exercises, improvisation, scripts and role play. They look at various characterisations and different types of script (contemporary and traditional). Most terms the students work towards putting on a short performance to fellow students. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

Students prepare for exams such as FCE (Cambridge First Certificate), CAE (Cambridge Advanced Exam), CPE (Cambridge Proficiency exam) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Students will also have the opportunity of trying practice papers.

This course is available for students with any level of English. It is an extension of your morning lessons.

This is a practical course looking at learning different sewing techniques, the use of different types of fabric, basic fashion, design work and pattern making. Students must be prepared to provide all relevant materials. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

The course is designed to follow on from Fashion 1 and consists of experimental projects in fashion textiles and fashion design, garment construction, visual research and drawing. The conclusion of the course will be a fashion show by the participants. Students must be prepared to provide all relevant materials A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

A look at various important literature and its impact on society. Students will look at modern British poets, characters in important novels and gothic literature. The students are expected to work towards giving a short presentation to the class in the last week. A minimum of upper Intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

This is a practical course for those students interested in learning more about the British Garden. A look at growing vegetables and flowers. Students will learn about gardening for enjoyment in all four seasons with ideas about the use of plants, design and planting in different size gardens for different effects. Participants must be prepared to do some physical work as some of the course is work experience. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

The International Relations English Plus course explores issues such as human rights, fair trade, empires and colonisation. We will look at examples of these from history and in today’s world, including the current unrest in the Middle East and the rising power of China, India and other developing countries. Students will get a chance to do their own research into topics of personal interest. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

This is a very practical course which gives students the opportunity to develop both their writing and reading skills. We will look at different styles and process of practical writing including blog writing, newspapers, adverts, websites, CVs and try some of them! Students will also research a topic and present their project to the class.

The students will look at various aspects, benefits and difficulties of modern media including facebook, podcasting, twitter and Tumblr. There will be both theoretical and practical aspects of the course. The students will work on their own project as part of the course.

Students will be taken through various aspects of vocal techniques including warming up, producing a quality sound, tone production, exercises, extending range and diaphragmatic support. Tone, arrangement and song structure will all be broken down and analysed. Also a focus on dealing with nerves and anxiety on stage. Students must be prepared to take part in evening practices and to perform at the end of term. A minimum of intermediate level of English is necessary for this course.

This course contains both practical and theoretical elements of Yoga and Yoga philosophy. Students will have the opportunity to learn a range of physical postures, ‘Asanas’ and their health benefits. They will learn about breathing and relaxation techniques ‘pranayama’, and different aspects of Yoga Philosophy theories from ancient to modern day, including Mindfulness Meditation techniques. Students will discuss the relevance of Yoga in the modern world and how it may apply to them. By the end of the course it is hoped they will be equipped with relaxation techniques that they can use outside of the school environment.

Pricing

TUITION

1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks7 weeks8 weeks9 weeks10 weeks
£214£428£642£856£1,045£1,254£1,463£1,600£1,800£2,000
11 weeks12 weeks13 weeks14 weeks15 weeks16 weeks17 weeks18 weeks19 weeks20 weeks
£2,000£2,160£2,340£2,520£2,700£2,880£3,060£3,240£3,420£3,600
21 weeks22 weeks23 weeks24 weeks25 weeks26 weeks27 weeks28 weeks29 weeks30 weeks
£3,780£3,780£3,933£4,104£4,275£4,446£4,617£4,788£4,959£5,130

Additional weeks are £163 per week.

ACCOMMODATION

Half-Board Lunch, Half-Board Dinner and Full Board also include breakfast and dinner at weekends.
Please find more information about accommodation here.

  • All of the above options cater for vegetarians, low fat diets & allergies
  • We also cater for gluten free, dairy free diets, halal & vegan at extra cost of £20 per week

EXTRAS

  • Booking fee (£90)
  • Course materials (£30 per 10 weeks)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • One way airport transfer: Heathrow (£125), Gatwick (£90), Stansted (£170)
  • Insurance (£5.79 per week)
  • Cambridge or IELTS exam (between £142 and £170)

Sample Programme

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
09:00
to
10:30
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsBritain Today
10:50
to
12:20
'English Through'
Lessons
Lecture'English Through'
Lessons
LessonsLessons
12:20LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
13:15
to
14:45
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room

The School is open until 17:00. You can stay at school to use the garden, computer room, self-study room or classrooms to continue your studies or just to socialise with your friends.

The school Pavilion is open from 17:30 to 21:00, Mondays and Thursdays, for our adult students. Amongst other things, here you can listen to music, watch a film, play pool, table tennis, board games or computer games, do your homework, play piano, use the wi-fi or just relax and chat to your friends in ENGLISH!

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