SBC at Eton College (Ages 12-16)

General English

General English is ideal for students who wish to improve their English for use in everyday situations, as well as for academic purposes. Our tutors use a broad range of modern teaching methodologies that focus on developing confidence and ability in English, giving students the tools that they need to both communicate and study effectively. Activating language through usage is central to language learning, so students will always practice what they have learned during their lessons with the engaging and challenging tasks provided by their teachers.

SBC at Eton College

At a Glance

  • Course Length: 2-4 Weeks
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 Students
  • Hours of English Tuition:  40
  • Age Range: 12 to 16 Years
  • Suitable For English Level: Intermediate (B1) or Above
  • Key Skills Developed: English language skills, confidence in speaking and presenting, communication skills, research
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Using English in a meaningful way

What You’ll Learn

Through our dynamic and communicative lessons, students will develop their ability to use appropriate vocabulary and grammar in both a spoken and written form. General English builds on all language skills and gives the tools needed to use English effectively in the many scenarios that students are presented with, including in practical and educational settings. 

Activating what you learn

How You’ll Learn: Making English Fun

We strongly believe that students respond best to an environment that enables them to produce, practice and create in English. Therefore, we provide a student-centred environment in the classroom and, through being communicative, students can develop their confidence in using English in meaningful situations. 

What You’ll Take Away

Being able to use English successfully is not only a question of choosing the appropriate register, vocabulary and grammar but also of being able to understand, evaluate and critique information available and to respond appropriately to others. Collaboration and communication are key skills that our students develop through participation in authentic and challenging tasks. Such skills are useful for further study in any discipline. 

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Exciting, collaborative, research and presentation tasks

Time to Shine

The ability to communicate your thoughts and opinions effectively is an important skill for achieving academic and professional success. Our Time to Shine programme involves collaborative project work, including formal presentations, debates, sales and advertising promotion and a multi-media presentation. We provide a supportive and collaborative environment that gives students the freedom to explore projects creatively and independently, giving them the opportunity to present their ideas with confidence and passion. 

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

General English

General English takes place at SBC at Eton College Summer School (Ages 12 – 16).  To find out more about our SBC at Eton College campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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