English Plus – Combine English with a hobby
If you’d like to explore a hobby or interest while improving your English, why not try our English Plus course? So, for example, instead of spending 20 hours a week on English lessons, you could spend 10 hours a week on English lessons and the other 10 hours on your favourite interest. This special project-based course will give you a real sense of achievement.
For this course, we recommend that students are not beginners, but have at least a low or intermediate standard of English.
- Flower arranging
Combine your creative hobby with learning English. Visit London photographing famous attractions while practising English with your teacher. Learn the names of seasonal British flowers, visit Covent Garden flower market and local gardens, and improve your flower arranging skills. Or learn the names of English ingredients while discussing recipes in the baking option.
British culture options
Learn about British culture by visiting attractions and monuments with your teacher and discussing the role of royalty and heritage in Britain today. In this option, you could visit places such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace.
If you’re interested in architecture, this is the perfect course for you. Join your teacher in visits to royal residences and stately homes in and around London, as well as seeing outstanding examples of new architecture such as The Gherkin and The Shard.
Nature and outdoor options
- Bird watching
- Horse riding
If you love nature and outdoor pursuits, try this version of the English Plus course. You’ll have the chance to pursue your favourite sport or outdoor hobby while improving your English at the same time.
Arts and culture
- Art, Painting & Sculpture
London has a rich tradition of arts and culture. Take this option if you’d like to improve your English while learning about English literature, listening to music in a major London venue, going to watch a play in a London theatre, or visiting one of London’s many world-class art galleries and museums.
How to enrol:
To book this course or ask for more information, please contact us. We can also accommodate other members of your family who might want to accompany you.
Sample Timetable (flower arranging example)
|9.00 – 10.00||10.00 – 11.00||11.00 – 12.00||Lunch||13.00 – 14.00||PM / Evening|
|Sunday||Student arrives during the day|
|Monday||Level Assessment: ‘Getting to Know You’||Flower arranging: practical||Speaking, discussion and vocabulary||Practical – Flower arranging||Visiting the local area
|Tuesday||Reading, flower arranging designs||Pronunciation practice||Writing||Flower project discussion and preparation||Visit to flower show
|Wednesday||Topic and grammar/ Visit to Convent Garden flower market||Social English||Watching a relevant TV programme||Visit to Florist||Socialising
|Thursday||Grammar and vocabulary||Writing: step by step floral design||Listening practice||Social English||Sightseeing
|Friday||Reading and vocabulary||Pronunciation practice||Plan an informal flower display||Flower book project presentation||Visit to city / town|