General English at Headington Oxford
Headington Oxford | Ages 13 – 16
This engaging and challenging course develops our students’ understanding of the English language through creative, student-centred lessons. The General English syllabus uses a combination of carefully selected coursebooks and unique Time to Shine materials, which have been designed especially for 13 to 16-year-old learners by our academic team. Classes are multinational, and our focus on communication and collaboration helps students to build their confidence in using English in everyday life.
Students will develop their understanding of English vocabulary and grammar, as well as pronunciation, reading, writing and listening, during dynamic and communicative lessons. Through a series of creative class activities, collaborative tasks and weekly class projects, students will also learn how to work effectively together and apply their English in real-world situations.
We strongly believe that students respond best to an environment that enables them to produce, practice and create in English. We therefore provide a student-centred environment in the classroom and, through being communicative, students can develop their confidence in using English in meaningful situations.
By studying in a student-centred environment, and through a focus on developing 21st-century skills, our Headington Oxford students can return home with an enhanced understanding of English, better confidence in their communication and presentation skills and with greater motivation to apply these skills to their future learning.
Students will take part in a series of creative, communicative and challenging tasks and projects that utilise 21st-century skills. Examples of such tasks and projects include: giving ‘Time to Shine’ presentations based on the students’ own research; fun and collaborative team challenges, and class competitions.
Headington Oxford’s English language module consists of engaging and challenging projects which aim to develops our students’ knowledge of English through creative lessons which focus on collaborative activities, tasks and projects. Our focus on communication, interaction and speaking builds the students’ confidence to use English as part of their everyday life.
In our Time to Shine module at Headington Oxford, students will take part in a series of creative, communicative and challenging tasks and projects that 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.
In our English in Use modules, students will take part in dynamic and fun lessons, in which they will learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing using our communicative method. Students then use this knowledge in creative activities, collaborative tasks and class projects in which they can apply what they have learned in real-world situations.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.