Christmas and New Year Courses
What better time to come to London! The perfect gift for friends, family or yourself!
London comes alive during the Christmas period with beautiful decorations Christmas markets, ice-rinks, Christmas concerts and a fantastic atmosphere throughout the city. With our Christmas course you can improve your English skills while enjoying the festivities.
We organise a special Christmas social programme after classes so that you can make the most of everthing that is going on in London at this magical time of the year
This one- or two-week course combines class time with a complete festive social calendar. Every morning, our expert teachers help you develop your English language skills, with a range of group activities and individual tasks.
After class each day, our social programme provides the perfect opportunity to practice your new-found skills with other English-speakers in a relaxed, fun environment.
2020 course dates
Select one or both weeks:
- Week one – 21st – 24th December 2020
- Week two – 29th – 31st December 2020
Must-dos in London at Christmas:
- Visit a Christmas market.
- Enjoy a Christmas pub lunch.
- Visit the world famous Harrods, Liberty’s and Fortnum & Mason.
- Explore Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
- See the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square and the lights on Regent Street.
|Class days||Week one: Monday to Thursday
Week two: Tuesday to Thursday
|Class times||9am – 1:10pm|
|No. of 50-minute lessons per week||Week one: 16
Week two: 12
Week one and two: 28
|Hours per week||Week one: 10
Week two: 13.3
Week one and two: 23.3
|Maximum Class size||15|
|Levels||Pre-intermediate – Advanced|
|Christmas and New Year Holiday Courses (Levels: Pre-Intermediate – Advanced)|
|Class Days||No. of Lesson per week||Course Dates||Lesson Times||Hours per week||Levels||Price|
|Week 1 Mon – Thu||16||21st – 24th||9am – 1:10pm||10||Pre-Intermediate – Advanced||£224|
|Week 2 Tue – Thu||12||29th – 31st||9am – 1:10pm||13.3||Pre-Intermediate – Advanced||£168|
|Week 1 + 2||20||21st – 31st Dec||9am – 1:10pm||23.3||Pre-Intermediate – Advanced||£370|
Christmas Course Sample Timetable 2019 – Week 1
Monday 23th Dec
Tuesday 24th Dec
Friday 27th Dec
|9 – 10.40 am||Speaking : expressing opinions and views based around a conversation between a psychologist and patient’s session
Pronunciation: Listening and practising stress patterns and long vowel sounds
|Listening : documentary – “The Loch Ness Monster and
+discussion around traditions and superstitions
Vocabulary for describing the functionality of our favourite gadgets; iPads, mobile phones, fitbits
Grammar: gerunds for describing what things do, i.e. it use my phone for texting my friends, I use Facebook for staying in touch Listening and pron:
Listen to a song and complete a gap fill task, notice how some words are pushed together to sound like something else. Practise the lyrics from the song and work on pronunciation connected speech
|Learner Outcomes||I will have discussed the answers to a psychological questionnaire and
I will have practised stressing the correct syllables
|I will have developed my listening skills, learnt a wide range of vocabulary and answered a set of questions around the theme of traditions||I will be able to describe different gadgets and explain what they do.
I will have listened to a song and practised my own pronunciation.
11.00 -12.40 pm
Read emails between friends trying to make plans containing phrasal verbs to talk about free time (let down, treat to, get up to..) and exchange notes with classmates to make plans using the language.
Christmas Eve: learning Christmas songs and discussing what happens on Christmas Eve in your country.
|Christmas decorations: put up/ take down the tree, star, fairy, angel, tinsel etc.
Vocabulary: Art and culture
Collocations, expressions and phrasal verbs to describe, books, films and artwork Critiques and reviews
Asking for help in a shop; for different sizes, colours, functions etc through a role-play where a shopping list is provided.
|Learner Outcomes||I will have used new phrasal verbs used to talk about my free time and arrange a meeting with a friend.||I will have practised new vocabulary to expand my repertoire of expression used to talk about art and culture||I’ll be able to ask for help in a shop and explain what I’m looking for.|
|LUNCH||Lunch Break||Lunch Break||Lunch Break|
|Social Activity||Tti Christmas celebrations with mince pies, Prosecco and Christmas songs.||National Gallery and Christmas Tree at Trafalgar Square||West End Sales!
Oxford Street, Regent Street, Carnaby Street-sale shopping!
|H/work||Presentation – Prepare a 2 minute presentation reporting your Christmas in the UK – you can bring photos and videos if you want||e-learning Reading and Listening||Further grammar practise – Gerunds and Infinitives|