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.
30+ Adult English Course
|English level||B1 and above|
|Course length||From 1 week|
|Maximum class size||12|
|Lessons a week||options to choose from 20 and 30 lessons|
|Lesson(s) duration||50 minutes each|
|Lesson times||refer to our detailed timetable below|
|Lesson days||Monday to Friday|
|Start date||Every Monday|
Who is this course for?
This course was designed with the more mature learner in mind- without any teenagers! It caters for you, who has different learning objectives to younger students, either for professional or personal reasons.
What will I learn?
As well as improving your language skills, you will engage in a range of important topics from British politics to current affairs and arts to name a few. The syllabus of the class is negotiated for a more personalised approach which allow students some input on what they wish to cover week by week.
Regular speakers with Q&A sessions for authentic speaker interaction. Guests have included museum curators, journalists, actors and entrepreneurs.
30+ General English One Week Outline
20 Lessons – 9am-1pm
|Get To Know You Activity:
Practising Small Talk:
Murphy’s Law Vocabulary:
The Generation Gap:
|7 Wonders Of The World:
What are the 7 wonders of the world?Reading and Vocabulary:
archaeological, compile exteriorDiscussion:
Do you think they still are the 7 wonders?Documentary:
‘7 Wonders of the World’ Followed by
comprehension questionsBritish Museum Trip:
Pre – discussion & exercises for class trip to
7 Wonders Of The
Write about 2 objects from the 7 wonders of the British Museum which impressed you the most and why.
Why people emigrate?Writing Activity:
Writing postcard to a friend- imagining the difficulties & problems they would face as immigrantsPre – Talk Preparation:
Prepare questions for
a Science Teacher & NutritionistTopic:
Growing up in New Zealand, travelling around Europe in the 1960s & her life in the UK.Question & Answer Session
with Guest Speaker:
Science Teacher & NutritionistFollowed by
Tea & Cakes
in the 30+ Lounge
Recap of talk from
Revision of Vocabulary covered this week.
Therapist Speaking Game:
Key Language For Active Listening:
Negotiated syllabus where teachers will select and adapt materials to suit class and individual learner’s needs.
What will I achieve?
- Have met and learned with like-minded individuals
- Have gained increased confidence in you General English skills
- Be able to gain skills in your specialised area of expertise
- Have decided on topics and pace that suited your individual needs
What can I do next?
- Use your new English skills for work, travel or further study
- Polish your English skills further with our Business English and Conversation Modules
|30+ General English (9:00am-12:40pm) 20 lessons|
|30+ General English (9:00am-4:10pm) 30 lessons|