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COURSE FACTSHEET

Intensive 25+ Who is this course for?

Included in the price

The Intensive 25+ course is designed for students who wish to improve their overall English language level, acquire functional skills to enrich their social, linguistic, and professional lives, and develop specialist skills and knowledge in a particular language area through a range of Special Interest Groups. The intensive course curriculum is ideal for motivated professionals, enthusiastic travelers, and active seniors. Additionally, students who enroll in this course have the option of choosing selecting exclusive apartment-style accommodation. Upon completion of this course students have a nuanced view of the City of Los Angeles and are better positioned to succeed in the global community.

à 28 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 3 (Pre-intermediate) Length: Minimum 2 weeks Lessons: 20 lessons (21 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 28 lessons per week (21 hours), mornings and afternoons, comprising: à 20 lessons per week of general English à 8 lessons per week of Special Interest Groups, which offer a range of more specialist English language topics à up to 4 guided/facilitated study sessions The Intensive 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. 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 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. 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. These outcomes represent what students will achieve after completing the at the intermediate level of the Intensive 25+ Course (Kings Level 5) 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. They also develop communication skills they need to evaluate themselves and society, reflect upon their studies and learning, and develop work and career goals.

Sample timetable Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 – 10.30

General English

General English

General English

General English

Learning excursion

Break

Break

Break

Break

10.45 – 12.15

Professional communication

Professional communication

Professional communication

Professional communication

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13.00 – 14.30

Special interest group

Special interest group

Special interest group

Special interest group


COURSE FACTSHEET

Course structure and content (Continued) By the end of the course, students will be able to: à Set goals and discuss personal action plans à Prepare and give a short presentation and give feedback on other’s presentations 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 Become more self-aware and respond to feedback from other’s about themselves 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

Out of the classroom have the option to choose from a range of Special Interest Groups to supplement their General English lessons. They are designed to develop students’ specialist skills in English, or to give them experience of additional subjects which interest them. They will be able to apply English to a range of practical situations for study, work, or cultural interest. Note that the choice of subjects will depend on the student’s level of English and the time of year. Popular class subjects include: à Conversation Skills à Vocabulary Builder à Business English à A merican Culture à Group Discussion à Pronunciation Practice *SIGs are not necessarily limited to students aged 25 years or older and are subject to availability.

Every week students will be able to choose from a range of activities, at least two of which are guaranteed to be free. In addition, students on this 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 *Some trips require an additional fee.

3. Special Interest Groups Students taking an Intensive English course

Dedicated accommodation for over 25s Our Intensive 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.

I’ve been studying the Intensive 25+ course for 3 months. What fascinated me the most in this class was studying with wide range of age students. Each student has a background and career and many of them have a job so it’s always interesting for me to talk with other students. Our teacher Gina is such a wonderful teacher with patience and a good sense of humor. Thanks to her, the classroom was always full of laughter. She also gave us chance to talk a lot so that we could express ourselves about a variety of topics. Every morning, we start with small talk. Sometimes it’s about gossip. Sometimes it’s about politics or economics or education. I really liked that time.

Masashi Harikae, Intensive 25+ student

1233 10/16 07/15 08/16

I think I have improved my English more than I expected only for 3 months. I also met a lot of amazing people there. I will definitely miss the class.

Kings Intensive 25+ English Course  

Key details about the Intensive Course for age 25+. 28 lessons of English and Special Interest Groups offered at Kings Los Angeles (Hollywoo...

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