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
- Builds confidence in using and understanding English
- Expands vocabulary
- Improves pronunciation
- Integrates project work based on the full day excursions
- Encourages students to develop their language skills outside the classroom during their stay in the UK or Ireland
All our English teachers and academic team are recruited to provide our students with quality lessons. Courses are designed to meet the needs of students with interesting materials suitable 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 English lessons (60-minutes each) per week (21 lessons for Intensive) with professional teachers and no more than 15 students per class
- Role-plays and pair work
- Project work focused learning
- Placement test, academic report and certificate
Each course programme includes the following:
Learner training which promotes developing learning skills and autonomy, and actively engages students in the learning process by making them aware of various learning strategies. This helps them how to learn and takes place on a weekly basis.
Excursion based project that allows learners to work together on a topic linked to their excursion destination. Each week students work on a different project which is covered over a week. 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 helps students to understand their own progress and recognise the language they still need to practise.
|-Family and friends
-Food and drink
-Sports and games
-People and relationships
|-A dream job
-State of the art
-Going to extremes
|-A perfect world
The programme gives students an opportunity to practise their English in different situations, and allows links to the activity programme. There is project work included to help students with their speaking, listening and pronunciation. Books are given to learners during the class time only and cannot be taken home.
We provide a different academic programme to children under the age of 12 by using different materials and making sure that the lessons are fun and communicative.
Arriving at the Centre
Students complete a placement test which tests their grammar and writing pre-arrival. When they arrive in the centre, they also complete a speaking test. The Director of Studies places students in 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 where students learn about some important cultural differences, rules and practical advice on the British way of life.
Students are placed into their new classes on the second day after the testing.