SBC Canford (Ages 12-15)

Academic Discovery

Our Academic Discovery course consists of 15 hours of lessons per week and is available to students of an Upper Intermediate to Advanced level of English. Students will benefit from a content-based learning approach, providing them with the opportunity to develop their English language skills through the study of other subjects. These include English Literature, Creative Writing, History, Science and Geography, and the syllabus has been designed specifically for our 12 to 15 year-old learners at SBC Canford. Our communicative method to lessons provides students with a comfortable, interactive environment that aims to build on their confidence as well as language fluency.

Academic Discovery at SBC Canford

At A Glance

  • Course Length: 2 Weeks
  • Additional Cost: £145 per week
  • Hours of English Through Academic Subjects Tuition Per Week: 15
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 students
  • Age Range: 12 to 15 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
Academic Discovery at SBC Canford

Learning Language Through the Study of Other Subjects

Academic Discovery draws on a variety of materials, ranging from famous works of literature to scientific case studies, and covers both classic and modern elements of each subject. Lessons focus on spoken interaction, including classroom discussions, debates, improvisation and fun topic-based activities. This provides students with an opportunity to actively engage in the subjects they are studying and further develop their understanding of the language surrounding the subjects studied.

Academic Discovery at SBC Canford

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, meaning that our students are constantly using English in an interactive way. This way students not only develop their language skills, but their confidence in using English too.

SBC Canford student drawing on the whiteboard in a classroom
Academic Discovery at SBC Canford

Time to Shine

As part of our Time to Shine programme, our Academic Discovery students get to draw on the breadth of subject knowledge they have been studying each week, to create engaging and thought-provoking presentations. This communicative and collaborative task enables students to utilise a variety of 21st-century skills, and culminates with all students presenting in front of their peers.

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

Academic Discovery at SBC Canford

Academic Discovery takes place at SBC Canford Summer School (Ages 12 – 15).  To find out more about our SBC Canford campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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