Elective Classes

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

As part of the General English, Business English, IELTS Test Preparation and Cambridge English Exam Preparation courses, we offer a range of elective classes. 

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.

We offer the following elective classes:

Speaking and Listening

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.

Students who take our Speaking and Lis tening Electives…

  • are more confident in their use of English
  • can understand people speaking English in a range of situations
  • can speak English in a range of situations

 

Reading and Writing

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.

Students who take our Reading and Writing Electives…

  • are more confident in their use of English
  • can understand a range of written texts covering familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • can write in English in a range of situations and a range of genres

 

IELTS Skills

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.

Students who take our IELTS Skills Electives…

  • are more confident in their use of English
  • are more confident in the skills needed to take the IELTS test
  • have an enhanced foundation of the skills required for study in an English-speaking environment

Cambridge Skills

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.

Students who take our Cambridge Skills Electives…

  • are more confident in their use of English
  • are more confident in the skills needed to take the Cambridge English Examinations
  • can use English in a range of situations

 

Business Communication

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.

Students who take our Business Communication Electives…

  • are more confident in their use of English
  • have enhanced skills to communicate in meetings, interviews and negotiations
  • have enhanced skills to write reports, emails and proposals

 

British Culture

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.

Students who take our British Culture Electives…

  • are more confident in their use of English
  • can use English in a range of situations
  • are more familiar with the culture and history of Britain

Thank you for this amazing course.
I started in March and I just finished it. Burlington is the best school of English in London.
See you.

Marta from Spain

SUMMARY

  • Further practise in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Learn skills for exams
  • Learn the skills you need for study
  • Learn the communication skills you need for work

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