The classes are designed to build on the language and skills students study in their other classes and give students the freedom to focus on the skills that they need the most.
These classes form part of our 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40-lesson courses, but students are able to take the classes separately, either as an upgrade to their current course, or as a course in their own right.
The classes use a variety of techniques, including role plays, debates and discussions, to develop students’ speaking and listening skills in informal and formal contexts. The classes give students the chance to communicate with other students of different nationalities in authentic and semi-authentic contexts.
The classes give students the opportunity to read a range of material taken from authentic sources, including news stories, magazine articles and academic texts, and to improve their skills in reading for detail and reading for gist. The classes also give students the language and techniques to write texts in a range of informal and informal styles in response to what they have read, or to class discussions.
The classes help students acquire the skills needed to successfully take the IELTS test, using a range of materials including test material and specially-designed exercises. The classes focus on all parts of the test, and look at skills including reading for argument, note-taking, summarising data in academic writing, and speaking about hypothetical situations in the past and future. The classes are designed for people either taking our IELTS Test Preparation course, or as an introduction for people thinking about taking the test in the future.
The classes help students acquire the skills needed to successfully take one of the Cambridge English Examinations - Preliminary (PET), First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE), using a range of materials including exam material and specially-designed exercises. The classes focus on all parts of the exam and look at skills including expressing opinions (written and spoken), reading for overall meaning, and listening for specific detail. The classes are designed for people either taking one of our Cambridge English Exam Preparation courses, or as an introduction for people thinking about taking a Cambridge English Examination in the future.
The classes give students the opportunity to develop the communication skills they need to succeed in a modern business environment. The classes include practice and skills for taking part in meetings and negotiations, reading and responding to emails, writing reports and much more. The classes are designed for people either taking one of our Business English courses, or for people who want to learn some business communication skills in addition to their General English or Exam Preparation course.
The classes give students the opportunity to use their English to learn about aspects of London, Britain and British culture. Using materials including videos, news stories and real-life experiences the classes allow students to practise and improve their English, while learning more about the country they are studying in.