Students aged 12 - 16
SBC at Eton College
Through our dynamic and communicative lessons, students will develop their ability to use appropriate vocabulary and grammar in both a spoken and written form. General English builds on all language skills and gives the tools needed to use English effectively in a range of scenarios.
Mastering Everyday Communication
Our General English Summer School is more than just a language course; it’s an immersive language experience. This programme is perfect for students eager to both improve their English language skills but also acquire vital life skills for the future. General English lessons help to develop 21st century skills to help our students become well-rounded global citizens and the leaders of tomorrow.
At a Glance
B1+ (Intermediate and above)
Maximum Class Size
15 Hours of Core Tuition and 3 x 90 minute 21st Century Skill Workshops Per Week
8th July & 22nd July 2024
Our Approach to Your Learning
Skills + Language = Success
We would highly recommend it
The quality of teachers, staff, academic program, social environment combined with an opportunity to be independent, all at a college of great repute made these two weeks a fantastic experience for our teenage daughter! We would highly recommend it.Anjali, India - Parent
Over the course of this two-week programme, you will:
- Engage in collaborative learning by working with peers on group tasks and projects, enhancing team-building and negotiation skills.
- Participate in role-playing tasks to practice English in realistic situations, fostering adaptability and quick thinking.
- Gain confidence in expressing opinions and reaching consensus within a team setting.
- Develop global awareness through exposure to diverse cultural perspectives and exploration of international issues.
- Discuss and analyse pressing global concerns, cultivating an understanding of the significance of language in worldwide contexts.
- Sharpen critical thinking by questioning and reassessing concepts, promoting problem-solving and innovation.
Time to Shine
Expand your horizons at SBC Eton College this summer with our carefully curated elective modules. Designed to complement your core subject and “Time to Shine” projects, these elective courses offer a deeper dive into a unique area of interest. Elective modules set students up for success, offering key 21st-century skill focuses that are interdisciplinary and fundamental to higher education and future careers.
Elective courses will be chosen when you arrive at SBC Eton College. Each week, enrich your summer school experience by selecting an elective that aligns with your interests.
Understand global responsibility, civic participation, and the value of cultural diversity, and really discover the essence of being a good global citizen. Learn about environmental sustainability, dive into civic engagement, and gain insights into intercultural awareness.
Explore foundational leadership skills, from collaboration to building resilience, and uncover the traits of effective leadership. Work on team-building, establish your personal brand, and develop emotional intelligence.
Navigate the world of modern technology. Experience robotics and web programming, by delving into the basics of coding and AI, while enhancing your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Focus on developing your public speaking skills, engage in the art of effective debating, and master conflict negotiation techniques, all the while refining your communication prowess.
15 Hours of Academic Content Per Week
Students receive 15 hours of subject-specific academic content per week with an experienced teacher, delivered through interactive and hands-on lessons
Time To Shine Projects
Opportunities to apply and share this knowledge through dynamic ‘Time To Shine’ group projects, culminating in an end-of-the-week ceremony in which you can present your innovative ideas to your peers
Expand your horizons this summer by choosing one of our curated elective modules each week, and take a deeper dive into unique areas of interest including public speaking, coding, environmental sustainability, or leadership.
Develop English Language Skills
Numerous opportunities throughout your academic programme to develop your English language skills, whether that’s building vocabulary to talk about your subject, or developing your speaking skills to present your Time To Shine project
Social Programme & Excursions
Engaging activities and school events, including visits to Central London, Oxford and theme parks!
End of Course Report and Certificate
General English at Eton College FAQs
What level of English do I need to join the course?
The minimum level of English language required is intermediate (B1+) or above.
How are the classes different from the other English language programmes?
At SBC we do not have tests nor follow prescriptive lessons entirely from a coursebook, but have classes which are centred round tasks, research projects and group work which maximise the amount of time in which English can be spoken.
Are the classes taught from textbooks?
At SBC, we have our own exciting and dynamic materials created by the academic department to support learning, which are adapted by the teacher but we do not follow textbooks exclusively.
Is there a certificate at the end of the programme?
Yes, at the end of the programme a certificate is presented to each student along with a progress report.
Do I need to complete a placement test before the start of the course?
Yes, a placement test is sent by the Admissions team for the student to be completed online.
General English At Eton College
Dates & Prices
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