English for general purposes
This course is for adults and consists of 20 hours of teaching a week. The main focus is the development of listening and speaking skills through communicative activities, supplemented with a daily lesson focusing on a specific area of grammar.
Dates: 30 July to 10 August 2018
(Students may arrive during the weekend 28 to 29 July and should leave on 11 August.)
Type of programme: linguistic and cultural enrichment
Participants: the English for general purposes course is suitable for adults from low-intermediate to advanced level. It is not normally suitable for people under the age of 18.
The main focus of this course is the development of listening and speaking skills through communicative activities. However, this does not mean that grammar is neglected, and the timetable will include specific lessons focusing on areas of grammatical relevance. Other aspects to be covered are vocabulary development, as well as some reading and writing. More advanced classes will also focus on idiomatic usage, appropriacy and register.
Every morning (except Wednesdays) there are two 90-minute lessons. One lesson will concentrate on grammar, vocabulary development and appropriate practice activities. The other will provide an opportunity to put new language to communicative use and to provide an integrated approach towards developing listening, speaking, reading, writing and pronunciation skills.
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons there is a two-hour lesson designed to further skills development and increase fluency. The lessons are organised so that students are encouraged to put grammatical structures and vocabulary to practical use. Lessons are dedicated to activities such as letter writing, communicating by telephone, the media and other aspects of everyday language use. These lessons are tailored, as far as possible, to meet the interests and needs of the class.
Every Wednesday and Saturday there is a full day excursion organised to different places of cultural and historical interest in Scotland. These trips are included in the price.
The organiser, NB Advisory Ltd, usually organises self-catered accommodation in David Russell Apartments, St Andrews. Excursions and some social activities are included as part of the course.
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