General English at Oxford College
Oxford College | Ages 15 - 17
General English is the perfect course for students wishing to improve their English language skills for both general and academic purposes. Our curriculum consists of interactive lessons and thought-provoking workshops, to develop students’ knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar, and the ability to effectively participate in university lectures and tutorials. Successfully using English in academic situations is not only a question of choosing the appropriate register, vocabulary and grammar. Critical thinking plays a crucial role too, as it is used to construct logical arguments and critique the arguments of others.
In today’s world, the ability to demonstrate effective research skills and speak confidently are vital for achieving academic and professional success. Our weekly Time to Shine research and presentation projects are central to our General English course. Students will practice analysing sources and selecting relevant information, learn to think critically about current issues and arguments, and work together to create and prepare engaging presentations to deliver in front of their peers.
Oxford College’s Academic English module has been designed to further the development of our students’ communicative abilities and has been created for students who wish to improve their English for academic situations. Through a series of interactive lessons and workshops, our students will improve their ability to effectively participate in lectures and tutorials, as well as develop their ability to research and critically analyse academic topics.
Today, giving great presentations is a vital skill for achieving academic and professional success. General English’s Time to Shine module reflects this by having the art of giving presentations at the heart of its Time to Shine programme. By learning how to develop and deliver their presentations in a supportive and collaborative environment, our students will discover in themselves a new confidence in using English in public situations.
Successfully using English is not only a question of choosing the appropriate register, vocabulary and grammar. Critical thinking plays a crucial role too, as it is used to construct sound arguments and critique the arguments of others. In our 21st-century skills module, students will be shown effective research skills, and practice how to analyse sources, examine arguments and decide which information is relevant, usable and justifiable
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.