Vacation 25+ Who is this course for?
Included in the price
The Intensive 25+ is designed for students aged 25 years and older seeking high-quality English language training that will enrich their social and professional lives. The program meets the discerning tastes of the working professional and enthusiastic traveler. The program offers an accelerated curriculum, career advancement workshops, refined cultural activities, and exclusive apartment-style accommodations. Upon completion of this course students have a nuanced view of Los Angeles and are better positioned to succeed in the global community.
à 20 lessons per week à Welcome Information Pack à Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework à Teaching materials and use of coursebooks relevant to age group and learning needs à Use of Computer Learning Center à Access to ClassMate, the Kings online learning platform à Wireless internet in the Center à Two free social activities per week à End-of-course certificate
Key Facts Start dates: Every Monday (3 January – 4 December 2017) Locations offered:
Los Angeles (Hollywood)
Level: Kings Level 4 (Lower intermediate) Length: 2 – 12 weeks Lessons: 20 lessons (15 hours) Minimum age: 25 Maximum class size: 15 Learning outcomes: à English language proficiency level appropriate for professional settings à Ability to relate new information to personal experiences and perspectives à Expanded knowledge of current global trends and LA culture à Interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships across borders
Course structure, content and outcomes The Vacation 25+ program offers an integrated approach for developing the essential skills needed for using English in the professional and personal spheres. Key international communication skills, including reading newspapers, writing emails, study skills, and group-work techniques are covered. Students are exposed to authentic content from a variety of subject areas and are given the opportunity to further explore topics in their interest area with a guided individual project.
à maintain good grammatical control. à Use a sufficient range of vocabulary to vary formulation and avoid repetition when expressing themselves on matters connected to their field and on most general topics.
1. General English This portion of the course is designed to increase fluency and accuracy in as short a time as possible.
By the end of the course, students will have acquired the skills that enable them to:
By the end of the course, students will be able to: à understand the main ideas of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics delivered in a standard dialect, including technical discussions in their field of specialisation. à read with a large degree of independence, using dictionaries and other reference sources selectively when necessary. à give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to their field of interest. à write at length about topical issues, even though complex concepts may be oversimplified, and correct mistakes in the process.
2. Professional communication Students develop specific life skills that are needed for professional communications and personal development, and practice specific functional skills that provide a competitive advantage in all areas of their adult lives.
à Set goals and discuss personal action plans à Prepare and give a short presentation and give feedback on others’ à Persuade others by raising objections and making suggestions à Turn problems into solutions in activities such as presenting a business idea à Report information on such topics as information about media à Think logically and discuss logical thinking à Learn from experiences by discussing past experiences à Develop memory and discuss memory tools à Work as part of a team and reflect on teamwork à Understand and talk about graphs à Prepare for a job interview and describe work experiences Continued overleaf æ
Sample timetable Monday
9.00 – 10.30
10.45 – 12.15
Course structure and content (Continued)
In addition, students on the Vacation 25+ course occasionally take learning excursions to nearby places of interest in Los Angeles, including museums, exhibitions, and famous landmarks. This way, students discover more about Los Angeles culture and history of the country while practicing their English.
Sample excursions include but are not limited to: à Central Library Architecture à Ethnic Neighborhood Tours à Grand Central Market à Griffith Park Observatory à Local Art Museums à Historic Cinema Houses
Our Vacation 25+ students have the option of staying in premium quality apartments located within 10-20 minutes’ walk from the school. Providing independent, contemporary living in the heart of Hollywood, the apartments consist of studio units with private bathrooms.
*Some trips require an additional fee.
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3. Learning Excursions Every week students can choose from a range of activities, at least two of which are guaranteed to be free.
Dedicated accommodation for over 25s