SBC Bredon (Ages 8-14)

Academic Discovery

For students of an Upper-Intermediate level of English and above, we offer an alternative to general English language lessons with our Academic Discovery course. The course develops language learning through the study of subjects such as History, Geography, English Literature and Science. This learning approach simultaneously teaches both the English language and the vocabulary, grammar and language skills connected to a variety of subjects. Students develop both their confidence and their ability to speak in English about a number of subjects they study at school.

Academic Discovery at SBC Bredon

At A Glance

  • Course Length: 2 Weeks
  • Hours of English Through Academic Subjects Tuition Per Week: 15
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 students
  • Age Range: 8 to 14 years
  • Suitable For English Level: Upper-Intermediate (B2) and Above
  • Key Skills Developed: English proficiency and confidence in using English, subject knowledge, communication and collaboration skills
Bredon School building
Academic Discovery at SBC Bredon

Learning Language Through the Study of Other Subjects

Students will study a varied programme, from famous works of literature to interesting historical events, all through the same communicative approach used in our General English lessons. Students are encouraged to be creative and engage in classroom discussions, debates, improvisation and topic-based activities. These lessons focus on communicating so that the students activate what has been learned through communicating with classmates.

Academic Discovery at SBC Bredon

How We Teach: Making English Fun

We believe that students learn best when they are actively applying language in practice. For this reason, our lessons are designed to be communicative. This ensures our students are constantly using English in an interactive way and not only developing their language skills but their confidence in using English too.

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Academic Discovery at SBC Bredon

Tasks and Projects: What Students Learn

Throughout the course, students will take part in a range of engaging tasks, as well as weekly projects. Example projects include presentations, class competitions, drama pieces, team challenges and creative writing exercises.

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Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.

Academic Discovery at SBC Bredon

Academic Discovery takes place at SBC Bredon Summer School (Ages 8 – 14).  To find out more about our SBC Bredon campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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