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General English Language Course

Following the recently announced changes to Newbold’s course offerings and organisational structure, this course is no longer accepting new students.

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Overview

Regardless of the level your English is at, or which skills you aim to focus on, here at Newbold you will be able to develop your language and increase your confidence through our options on the General English Language course.

The 2020-2021 academic year will see you studying English in-person with us for the spring semester. These sessions will include 15 hours face-to-face lesson delivery, and guided independent study, and you will develop English through our learner-centred approach to teaching that focuses on your individual needs.

 

2021 Spring Semester

How will the semester be structured?

Part 1: Classes (6 weeks) + British Culture Week (1 week)

Part 2: Classes (6 weeks) + Brisith Culture Week and Certificate Ceremony (1 week)

  • English Language

    • These classes focus on improving your understanding and command of English vocabulary, structure and grammar. They also address the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening.

      English Language (7 hours/week)
  • Reading and Writing

    • These classes develop your comprehension and composition skills, providing opportunities to address different texts, and practise various forms of writing.

      Reading and Writing (3 hours/week)
  • Speaking and Listening

    • These classes develop your oral communication skills through listening assignments, conversation tasks, and presentations.

      Speaking and Listening (3 hours/week)
  • British Culture

    • Peek into the past and present realities of life in the UK as you put into practice what you’ve learned in language classes.

      British Culture (1 hour/week)
  • Creative Communication

    • You will be challenged to practise your English and develop your general communication skills through different creative group projects, ranging from visual arts and video, to drama and cooking. You will work together with students of different English ability levels and learn through teamwork, intercultural communication, critical and creative thinking.

      Creative Communication (1 hour/week)
  • Tutorials

    • As your teachers want to provide the best environment to help you learn and develop, they will also arrange for some one-to-one meetings with you to discuss your progress and provide help where you most need it.

      Tutorials
  • Guided Independent Study

    • If you want to improve your language skills significantly, just working along in class is not enough. This means that you are expected to set aside some time for independent work outside the classroom – completing your homework assignments, revising what has been covered in class, and taking time to practise.

      Guided Independent Study
  • Other parts of the programme

      • One-to-one tutorials with the language teacher: 2 times/semester
      • ELC Assembly: 30 minutes/week
      • British Culture Week: 2 weeks/semester
      Other parts of the programme

What will we do during British Culture Week?

British Culture Week is scheduled after each study session and it gives you the chance to visit historic locations in England, attend special seminars and workshops, and take a closer look at the culture of the United Kingdom.

What will my timetable look like?

Below is an example of the timetable.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00-10:00 English Language Guided independent study English Language English Language Speaking and Listening
10:10-11:10 English Language Guided independent study English Language English Language Exam Preparation
11:20-12:20 English Language Tutorials Exam Preparation Guided independent study 1:1 tutorial
13:30-14:40 Reading and Writing Reading and Writing Speaking and Listening ELC Assembly College Closed
No Classes
14:40-15:40 British Culture Reading and Writing Speaking and Listening Creative Communication College Closed
No Classes

 

 

Coursebooks

Systematic and balanced grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and skills development through authentic input designed to build confidence to communicate.