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COURSE FACTSHEET

English Plus Entrepreneurship Who is this course for?

Included in the price

This course is for students who want to combine English with information on US entrepreneurial culture. The course includes lectures from local entrepreneurs and visits to local companies and universities.

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 coursebook à Use of Computer Learning Centre à Access to ClassMate online learning à Wireless internet in College à Optional weekly lecture programme à Accompanied visits to small businesses or small business organizations à Two free social activities per week à End-of-course certificate

Key Facts Start dates: 3 January, 6 February, 6 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 5 September, 2 October, 6 November, 4 December 2017 Locations offered: Boston

Level: Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate) Length: 4 weeks Lessons: 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: 20 language lessons per week (15 hours), 8 lessons of entrepreneurship-related topics per week (6 hours) Minimum age: 16 Average age range: 18 – 30 Maximum class size: 15 Learning outcomes: à Fluency in all main areas of English à Development of specialized knowledge of business English à Practical experience with business planning à Insights gained from lectures and visits

Course structure and content

Educational visits

In the mornings, students have lessons in General English, to improve the overall level of their English language. In the afternoons, they are part of a specialized entrepreneurship class.

Course may include trips to local small businesses or start-ups, college business programs and/or talks by local business people. For example: à Babson College à Buzz Lab at BU à Entrepreneur clubs at other local colleges à Innovation and Design Building à Martin Trust Center at MIT à Tazo Chocolates, Johnny Cupcakes or other local start-ups

Skills developed 1. Language: à Reading à Listening à Comprehension à Vocabulary

à Writing à Speaking à Grammar à Pronunciation

2. Business terminology relating to development of small business and start-up culture 3. Presentation skills, formal business writing 4. Business case studies Core subjects à Characteristics of entrepreneurs à Small-business environment in the US à How to turn an idea into a business à Elements of a business plan à The role of social media

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 – 10.30

General English

General English

General English

General English

General English

11.00 – 12.30

General English

General English

General English

General English

General English

13.30 – 16.30 (Week 1)

Free time

Discussion: Identifying problems, brainstorming solutions Reading: Case Studies; Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, Tom’s Shoes

Free time

Listening/Speaking: Video: How to stimulate creativity, Activity: Mind-mapping

Free time

13.30 – 16.30 (Week 2)

Free time

Discussion/Writing: Develop and write a Mini-market Research Study

Free time

Educational Visit: Trip to the Innovation and Design Building (idbldg.com) and Masschallenge (masschallenge.org)

Free time

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Sample two-week timetable (class times and trips subject to change)

Kings English Plus Entrepreneurship  

Key details about this new course offered in Boston in 2016.

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