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Adult English Courses

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Adults often have very different learning objectives to younger students. So whether you dream of improving your English for professional or personal reasons, this course is perfectly tailored to help you reach your goals faster. As well as improving your language skills, you'll also learn about important topics such as British politics, current affairs and the arts. Plus, you can take advantage of our cultural and social activities just for adult students.

 Why choose our 30+ Course?

 

 

  • A tailor-made programme just for you. Our enthusiastic highly-qualified teachers will create your course through a negotiated syllabus for a more personalised programme.

  • Maximum 12 students per class.
  • Weekly teacher-led class trips to London’s museums, parks and attractions.
  • Weekly guest speakers with Q & A sessions for native speaker interaction in our bright new 30+ suite. Guests will include museum curators, journalists, actors, local politicians and entrepreneurs.

If your level of English is intermediate or higher this is the perfect course for you.

Guest speaker with tea & cakes

Drury Lane Theatre Tour

St Ethelburga’s Church

Bank of England

 

  

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30+ General English One Week Outline

20 Lessons - 9am-1pm

Monday 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Get To Know You Activity:

Practising Small Talk:
Typical conversation openers and responses.
Practising informal questions.

Murphy’s Law Vocabulary:
Examples:

lock-out, get stuck, bang head, slip, trip, spill

Stereotypes:
Discussion on
British stereotypes. Students will also discuss their own countries’ stereotypes.

Homework:
Write an opinion essay about stereotypes you would like to change about your country and why?

Grammar Focus:

Past Tenses:
Past simple,
continuous, perfect

The Generation Gap:
Reading and speaking with past tenses

Listening Activity:
‘Telling how old someone is from their appearance’

Listening comprehension
questions for understanding main ideas.

Speaking Activity:
Describing
past events in your life.

Key Language:
Past tenses, when I was younger... I used to …

Homework:
Using the past tenses learnt in class write about a live event.

7 Wonders Of The World:
What are the 7 wonders of the world?

Reading and Vocabulary:
archaeological, compile exterior

Discussion:
Do you think they still are the 7 wonders?

Documentary:
‘7 Wonders of the World’ Followed by
comprehension questions

British Museum Trip:
Pre - discussion & exercises for class trip to
British Museum
7 Wonders Of The
British Museum

Homework:
Write about 2 objects from the 7 wonders of the British Museum which impressed you the most and why.

Immigration:
Reading:

Article on
Why people emigrate?

Writing Activity:
Writing postcard to a friend- imagining the difficulties & problems they would face as immigrants

Pre - Talk Preparation:
Prepare questions for
Gillian Hammer,
a Science Teacher & Nutritionist

Topic:
Growing up in New Zealand, travelling around Europe in the 1960s & her life in the UK.

Question & Answer Session
with Guest Speaker:

Gillian Hammer
Science Teacher & Nutritionist

Followed by
Tea & Cakes
in the 30+ Lounge

Vocabulary Review:

Recap of talk from
Gillian and class feedback
on the talk.

Revision of Vocabulary covered this week.

Role-play Activity:

Therapist Speaking Game:
Actively listening to a partner talking about difficult experiences

Key Language For Active Listening:
That must’ve been really disappointing , upsetting/ difficult

Homework:
Revise vocabulary & research an online article on digital technology for next week.

 

 Meet some of our guest speakers

 

 

Gillian Hamer

Nutritionist 

 

 

Oliver Hewett

Professional Actor 

 

 

Celine Luppo McDaid

Curator at Dr. Johnson’s House

 

 

Andrew Skeates

Masseur 

 

 What one of our Tti teachers has to say...

 

"I have been teaching English for nearly 5 years and for me the best thing about teaching the 30+ course is that together we can discover this city’s culture and the influences other cultures have had upon it through our weekly excursions around London. Also, the students are from different backgrounds and professions which allows us to talk about so many diverse topics including politics, the arts and global issues. Our conversations are always dynamic."

Maryam Aghili - Teacher

 

 

 

Timetable
9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm
               
30+ General English (9:00am-12:40pm) 20 lessons          
               
30+ General English (9:00am-4:10pm) 30 lessons  
               

  

Class days* Monday - Friday
Class times

9am - 12:40pm or 9am - 4:10pm

No. of 50-minute lessons per week 20 or 30
Hours per week 16.7 or 25
Maximum Class size 12
Levels Beginner - Advanced

  

Prices for Number of Study Weeks
  Lessons per week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  9  10 11 12
20 £273 £517 £775 £1033 £1292 £1405 £1639 £1730  £1947 £2163 £2218 £2419
30 £345 £645 £967 £1289 £1612 £1745 £2036 £2159  £2429 £2699 £2760 £3012
*Start any Monday (except bank holidays)

 

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