Academic Adults is a course in the Communicative Use of English as an International Language exclusively for adult students aged 25 plus.
This programme is perfect for parents and/or grandparents of students on Academic Summer and Academic Junior programmes. You can share the experience in the centre of London.
Academic Adults offers you something more than the traditional language course where you study grammar rules and learn lists of vocabulary. We base our course on the principles of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) which the EL Gazette described as "a major methodological revolution sweeping accross Europe."
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)CLIL has been adopted at universities, colleges and schools in many countries and is the perfect learning and teaching approach for today´s world and its global society, economy and culture. Our Academic Adults course will not only give you a new and exciting approach to learn English, it will give you an insight into how your children and grandchildren will learn in tomorrow´s world.
You will practise grammar you know, use and add to your active vocabulary and express your ideas and opinions on a wide range of topics. At the same time, you will expand your knowledge of the world around you from the unique setting of Westminster, right at the heart of the English speaking world we all live in the 21st Century.
Course topicsWe base our lessons on news, current affairs and global issues and you practise your English Language skills - especially listenning and speaking - as we explore what is happening in today´s world and what may happen in the future. We can´t tell you exactly what topics you will discuss, this will depend on events in the real world, but we can give you the bigger picture and tell you that the themes we will explore will include:
- Society - in the world seen from the centre of London
- Politics - International and national
- Economy - macro and micro
- Science & Technology - the changes and challenges of the world we live in
- Culture - with a big C and a small C
- 15 hours per week
- Class size maximum 8
Recommended minimum English level: B1