Enhanced English Skills and Scottish Culture
The morning group courses plus Scottish culture is our most popular programme
PIC Number: 946680425Organisation ID: E10123296

22.5 hours per week

Start date: Every Monday

Maximum 10 students per group

Course length: 1 week minimum

Levels (CEFR): A1 (Pre-Intermediate) to C2 (Proficiency)

This programme is open to anyone seeking to see fast progress and gain confidence in spoken English. You will take greater steps towards obtaining fluency in English.

The course includes three components:

The Group lessons component give  the participants to exchange with people from all over the world and are at various stages of their career. The course aims to give you confidence in communicating in an English speaking environment. The course is taught in weekly modules focusing on speaking and listening covering essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and common English phrases. You will improve your ability to communicate in English while experiencing the vibrancy and excitement of Edinburgh.
The course will include the following:

  • Grammar activities and vocabulary development
  • Common error correction
  • Pronunciation, rhythm, intonation and stress
  • Idiomatic and colloquial language and phrasal verbs
  • Telling a story – describing and linking words and expressions
  • Discussions on UK culture and current affairs
  • Reading and Writing skills including letter & report writing, note-taking, register and expressing attitudes & ideas.

The Spoken Performance component concentrates on speaking and listening skills as well as fluency in the afternoon sessions. You will expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar for both professional and everyday purposes
The course will include the following:

  • Fluency development for social interaction
  • Grammar and vocabulary development
  • Common error correction
  • Pronunciation, including stress and intonation
  • Idiomatic and colloquial language

The Scottish Culture component includes an introduction to Edinburgh and Scottish arts, history, politics and broader culture. Teachers will use the Spoken Performance sessions to introduce topics of interest which will be further explored through the Cultural Program. Activities include visits to the National Museum which houses a seven-storey presentation of the Story of Scotland from the deep geological past to the present and culminates in a wonderful rooftop view of the city. Visits to the city’s three National Galleries of Art will allow participants to experience the works of Scottish artists from medieval icon painters, via John Singer Sergeant’s portraiture to the modernist sculptures of Eduardo Paollozzi. Rosslyn Chapel made famous by the novel The Da Vinci Code, is a beautiful architectural example of a 15th century collegiate chapel and one of the few such buildings to survive the Reformation.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance in the end of the programme. 

Sample Programme

Please note the below timetables are examples only and may be subject to change depending on availability and time of year. During the month of August, we include Edinburgh Festival activities.

 

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.15 – 12.30 General English General English General English General English General English

Optional Tour

Scottish Highlands with a tour company (supplimentary charge applies)

12.30 –13.30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.30 –15.00 Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Rosslyn Chapel Spoken Performance
15.15 –17.00 Tour of Edinburgh Excursion to Georgian House Royal Botanic Gardens National Gallery of Scotland
20.00   Traditional Scottish Pub Night Whisky Tasting   Traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing

 

Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.15 – 12.30 General English General English General English General English General English
12.30 –13.30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.30 –15.00 Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance
15.15 –17.00 Scottish Parliament

Holyrood Palace

 

National Gallery of Modern Art Excursion to Gladstone’s Land National Portrait Gallery
20.00     Traditional Scottish pub evening   Live Music

Prices and Dates 2020

It is recommended that participants study for a minimum of two weeks but one-week stays are also accepted. Please note that accommodation is not included.

Our courses start every Monday all year round.

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