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At a Glance

  • Course Length: 2 to 5 weeks
  • Hours of Tuition: 15 hours per week
  • Class Size: maximum 15 students
  • Age Range: 11 to 15 years
  • Suitable for English Level: All levels (beginner to advanced)
  • Key Skills Developed: English Language, Confidence in Speaking and Presenting, Communication, Research

Download a summary of the General English course here.

Why Choose General English?

Our dynamic and varied General English course focuses on building communication, teamwork and creativity skills, to develop both students’ understanding of English and their confidence in using it every day. The syllabus combines carefully selected coursebooks with bespoke Time to Shine materials, which have been developed especially for Summer Boarding Courses by our creative and experienced academic team. Lessons are taught in a student-centered and multinational environment so that students can work together to develop their language skills further.

What You’ll Learn

General English focuses on building both language knowledge and language skills. During the course, students will develop their understanding of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing. By engaging in interesting and stimulating tasks, projects and activities, students are challenged to activate their language knowledge and further develop their communication skills.

How You’ll Learn: Time to Shine

For General English’s Time to Shine, students will take part in a series of creative and challenging projects each week to utilise language learning and develop a range of 21st century skills. Each project enables students to give presentations based on their own research, and participate in fun and collaborative class competitions.

What You’ll Take Away

We have designed our lessons to follow a modern, communicative approach. By using language in a creative and imaginative way, and through our focus on student interaction, our SBC Canford students will leave the course with improved language skills, transferable life and study skills, and newfound confidence in expressing themselves in English.