This engaging and challenging course develops our students’ understanding of the English language through creative, student-centred lessons. The General English syllabus uses a combination of carefully selected coursebooks and unique Time to Shine materials, which have been designed especially for 13 to 16-year-old learners by our academic team. Classes are multinational and our focus on communication and collaboration helps students to build their confidence in using English in everyday life.
What You’ll Learn
Using English in a meaningful way.
Students will develop their understanding of English vocabulary and grammar, as well as pronunciation, reading, writing and listening, during dynamic and communicative lessons. Through a series of creative class activities, collaborative tasks and weekly class projects, students will also learn how to work effectively together and apply their English in real-world situations.
How You’ll Learn: Making English Fun
Activating what you learn.
We strongly believe that students respond best to an environment that enables them to produce, practice and create in English. We therefore provide a student-centred environment in the classroom and, through being communicative, students can develop their confidence in using English in meaningful situations.
What You’ll Take Away
By studying in a student-centred environment, and through a focus on developing 21 century skills, our Headington Oxford students can return home with an enhanced understanding of English, better confidence in their communication and presentation skills and with greater motivation to apply these skills to their future learning.
Time to Shine
Exciting, collaborative, research and presentation tasks.
Students will take part in a series of creative, communicative and challenging tasks and projects which utilise 21st century skills. Examples of such tasks and projects include: giving ‘Time to Shine’ presentations based on the students’ own research; fun and collaborative team challenges, and class competitions.