General English at SBC Canford
SBC Canford | Ages 12 – 15
Our dynamic and varied General English course focuses on building communication, teamwork, and creativity skills, to develop both students’ understanding of English and their confidence in using it every day. The syllabus combines carefully selected resources with bespoke Time to Shine materials, which have been developed especially for Summer Boarding Courses by our creative and experienced academic team. Lessons are taught in a student-centred and multinational environment so that students can work together to develop their language skills further.
General English focuses on building both language knowledge and language skills. During the course, students will develop their understanding of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing. By engaging in interesting and stimulating tasks, projects and activities, students are challenged to activate their language knowledge and further develop their communication skills. All classes are delivered by our carefully chosen teachers. SBC’s ‘Teaching’ and ‘Course ‘Design’ are recognised as areas of strength by the British Council.
For General English’s Time to Shine, students will take part in a series of creative and challenging projects each week to utilise language learning and develop a range of 21st century skills. Each project enables students to give presentations based on their own research and participate in fun and collaborative class competitions.
This form of project-based learning enables students to develop their English language skills in a practical way, as well as build critical thinking, research and presentation skills.
Feedback is an important part of any learning journey. During lessons, students will receive continuous feedback from the teachers to support their progress. At the end of the course, all students will receive a personal report written by their teacher, accompanied by a course certificate. This is fantastic to share with your child’s year-round school to further support their development.
Our English language module is designed to develop skills in communication, teamwork and imagination to order to build both the student’s knowledge of English, and their confidence to use it. Every day, students learn vocabulary and grammar while developing their reading and writing skills through fun and interactive task-based lessons, in which they design, develop and collaborate to realise creative projects.
SBC Canford’s General English Time to Shine module involves students taking 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 presentations based on the students’ own research; fun and collaborative team challenges, and class competitions.
Our English in Use module focuses on building both language knowledge and language skills. Students will develop their understanding of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing, and activate this knowledge in challenging and dynamic activities, projects and tasks. The course emphasises using language in spoken interactions as the most effective method of activating what has been learned, and gaining confidence in using this knowledge.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.