Bristol - Intensive English
Reach your English goal faster by taking more lessons! Our Intensive course is 30 lessons a week (22.5 hours). You choose what you want to learn in class from a variety of electives. This course is a great chance to improve your fluency quickly!
You’ll get more out of this course if
- Your level is between Beginner and Advanced.
- You want to improve your English in a short time-period.
- You want to personalise your course through a choice of electives.
- You want have a long stay and fully dedicate your time to learning English.
- You want to benefit from spending as much time as possible with a teacher and in a classroom environment.
What can you expect on this course?
More exposure to English
The more exposure you have to English, the better your English learning will be. You can expect plenty of confidence-building speaking-practice, exercises, explanations, information and feedback - all delivered in a fun and effective way by dedicated teachers.
Maximum teacher contact time
Six lessons a day means that you have more time with your teachers. They will be there to correct your mistakes and point you in the right direction. Your teachers will guide your progress every step of the way!
Intensive focus on all skills
The longer in lesson, the longer you can seriously focus on your four key skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Of course other skills such as pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling all play a role in effective English communication. On an Intensive English course you will have the time and opportunity to work on all of these.
Topic based lessons in everyday contexts
With newspapers, CD's, internet, video and other authentic resources, our teachers use 'real-life' materials that not only help you to understand how English is used by native speakers, but these materials help you to study English independently long after you have left EC. Every lesson is based on a fixed topic and all the essential English, that you need to know, is taught within the context of the topic. You will then be able to apply your new-found skills correctly in other situations.
A focused yet relaxed classroom environment
Happy students learn better than unhappy ones! That's not a secret, but it's something that we at EC strongly believe. And so our classrooms are places where hard work is carried out in informal and relaxed settings. Your ability and motivation will improve in a classroom with a great atmosphere.
Your choice of elective
It's your English course, so you get to decide what you want to study! In your third module you can choose from a number of options. Focus on the areas of your English that you want to improve. Electives include:
Comparative Culture & Communication
To develop your awareness and understanding of different cultures, and how communication differs as we move from one to another.
Improve your ability to write for different genres, using appropriate register and both formal and informal styles.
Basic Writing Skills
Help to boost your writing skills and develop confidence.
Sharpen your analytical skills by studying a variety of news media, separating fact from opinion and deconstructing meaning.
The Language of Music
Explore and compare music of different genres, cultures and eras, and to give you the language to discuss it.
Develop your critical skills by watching, analysing and learning to express your thoughts on different types of film.
A World of Words
The inspiration and vocabulary to learn about and discuss world issues and global geography.
Develop confidence and facilitate conversation for a fluent speaking style.
- Available in all schools
- Available all year round
- Start Monday; End Friday
- Level: Beginner to Advanced
- 1 lesson = 45 minutes (Canada: 50 minutes)
- 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours per week / Canada: 25 hours)
- Minimum stay: 1 week
- Maximum students per class: 14 (12: London, Covent Garden, Malta and Cape Town / 15: Canada)
- 2014 All Schools: 22.5 hours per week / 45 minutes per lesson
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