General English at SBC Canford
SBC Canford | Ages 11–15
Grow your confidence in English by taking part in sessions that focus on the importance of teamwork and communication. Our creative, student-centred lessons in our highly relevant and challenging General English course will help you improve your all round ability in English. By engaging in interesting and stimulating tasks, projects and activities, students are challenged to activate their language knowledge and further develop their communication skills.
With its idyllic grounds and impressive facilities, discover why Canford School recently won Public Boarding School of the year and is the perfect place to study General English.
By taking part in engaging and interactive sessions, you will improve your command of English vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation; as well as developing your reading, writing, and listening skills.
You will learn how to interact more naturally with others and use your English in practical circumstances through a variety of imaginative class activities, group projects, and weekly class assignments.
If you are looking to feel more prepared for essay writing and exams, then you will greatly benefit from our sessions which focus on using more advanced academic English.
Lessons will also focus on using more phrases to make your English sound even more natural.
By using what you have learned in challenging group work projects, you will increase your fluency and self-confidence in using English, which will help prepare you for the challenges at school and later on at university.
Through gaining a deeper comprehension of English students will be able to:
In joining us at Canford, English will feel less like a subject you are tested on in the classroom, and even more like something you love to use. You will be able to return home with an even deeper understanding of English, with greater confidence in your speaking and presentation skills and with even more determination to gain the grades your English deserves.
By joining us at Canford you will be a valued member of a student-focussed environment where motivation and self confidence go from strength to strength.
By taking part in exciting excursions to historical English cities you will be immersed in British culture, all while living and studying at a stunning school campus by the sea.
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||General English Price||Introduction to Leadership, Introduction to International Relations & Introduction to STEM Price|
|Monday 10th July 2023||Monday 24th July 2023||2 Weeks||£3,200||£3,700|
|Monday 10th July 2023||Monday 31st July 2023||3 Weeks||£4,800||-|
|Monday 10th July 2023||Monday 7th August 2023||4 Weeks||£6,400||-|
|Monday 24th July 2023||Monday 7th August 2023||2 Weeks||£3,200||£3,700|
|Monday 24th July 2023||Monday 14th August 2023||3 Weeks||£4,800||-|
|Monday 31st July 2023||Monday 14th August 2023||2 Weeks||£3,200||-|
Before the summer, your Admissions Manager will send your child(ren) an online placement test to complete. We will receive the test result and place students in a classroom suited for their level of English. For example, if a student tests as Intermediate (B1), then they will be placed into a classroom with other intermediate-level learners. This ensures the lessons are as targetted and beneficial as possible from the outset.
General English is for all levels. Depending on the group’s competency with English and ability to absorb new material, our teachers can adapt to make the lessons inclusive for all.
Yes. Each student who completes General English at Canford receives a certificate of completion during our graduation ceremony at the end of the course.
A variety of SBC handouts are given to students, all of which were created by our own academic team.
Students should have their own pens, and are provided with notebooks and folders.
I’ve learnt a lot in my English class that I wouldn’t have learnt in school and I am definitely more social now
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