The materials used at Twin Summer Centres have been selected to provide a modern, structured English language learning experience based on an exciting programme which:
- Develops a range of skills, focusing on speaking and listening and reading
- Builds confidence in using and understanding English
- Expands vocabulary
- Improves pronunciation
- Integrates with the social and activity programme as much as possible
- Includes excursion materials and project work
- Encourages students to develop their language skills outside the classroom and benefit linguistically from their stay in the UK
All our English teachers and academic team are recruited to provide our students with high quality, enriching tuition. Courses are tailored to students’ needs with engaging materials appropriate to the level of the students. A qualified Director of Studies is present in each school to run the placement testing and to provide support and guidance for the teachers through the summer and to manage all aspects of the academic programme.
- 15 hours of English language tuition per week with professional teachers and no more than 15 students per class
- Role-plays, pair work and preparation for excursions
- Placement test, academic report and certificate
Each tuition programme includes the following:
Learner training which promotes autonomy, improves effectiveness of learning and actively engages students in the learning process by making them aware of various learning strategies. This supports them how to learn and takes place on a weekly basis.
Excursion based project that allows learners to work collaboratively on a theme linked to their Saturday excursion destination. Each week students work on a different project which is spread over four days. The final stage involves sharing it to the whole group which helps them develop not only their fluency but also presentation skills.
Revision which is done in the form of self-assessment. It allows students to assess their own progress promoting awareness of the language they still need to practise.
|Elementary (A1)||Pre-Intermediate (A2)||Intermediate (B1)||Upper-Intermediate (B2)||Advanced (C1)|
-Food and drink
-Sports and games
-People and relationships
-Pollution and recycling
-Unexplained phenomena and events
|-Dreams and nightmares
-Habits and obsessions
-Use of the internet
The syllabus provides continuity, gives students an opportunity to practise their English in different contexts and situations, and enables links to the activity programme. There is project work included to help students with their speaking, listening and pronunciation. In addition to this, students also have lessons based on excursion destinations which enables them to get the most out of their visit to the UK.
We further tailor our curriculum for children under the age of 12 by using different resources and ensuring that the lessons are engaging and interactive.
Arriving at the Centre
Each students' English level is tested on arrival using a placement test which assesses grammar, speaking and writing. The Director of Studies allocates classes based on test results, age, gender and first language, to ensure that the classes are well balanced. An induction class will take place after testing; familiarising the students with some important cultural differences, rules and practical advice on the British way of life.
Students are placed into their new classes on the first day in the afternoon or on the second day after their arrival.