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Standard English Course

Running from 9:15 am all morning through to 12:45, this popular General English course is to help students quickly achieve more confidence with English, communicate more effectively in the language and also have plenty of time to discover the benefits of London.

What will I do on the English course?

  • The course gives you the opportunity to improve your all-round ability in English by focusing on speaking, grammar and vocabulary development, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing skills.
     
  • Our experienced and well-trained teachers have a creative and energetic approach to the course which ensures you have stimulating and enjoyable lessons. 
     
  • With our small group sizes, the course enables teachers to give you substantial attention from your teacher and individual advice on areas to work on.
     
  • The course uses real-world materials from the internet and other media to ensure you are always studying ‘real English’

Our Standard English class develops all aspects of your English, including: speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary development, reading, writing and pronunciation. The key focus is on improving your ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

The syllabus for your lessons is based on your course book, but your teacher will also use other stimulating and original English from the internet and other ‘real’ sources. You will be given regular homework and at the end of the week revise what you have learnt.

Your course includes

  • Classroom materials and first course book
  • SGI self-study workbook and study skills guide
  • Free social programme activities
  • Free University entrance advice
  • Free Student Support services
  • Placement test and interview
  • Welcome Pack and Welcome meeting
  • Free Access to SGI’s Homework club
  • Certificate of Progress

Key Features

Group Size AM 12 (Sept-June) / 15 (Jul/Aug)
Lessons Per Week 20 (1 lesson=45 min)
Hours Per Week 15 Hours Per Week
Duration Minimum 1 week
Levels Elementary-Advanced
Minimum age 16
Progress Individual testing & guidance
Start dates Mondays

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09:15 - 10:45
Group
11:15 - 12:45
Group
LUNCH13:30 - 15:00

Sample Morning Timetable London

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:45

"Show & tell Monday"

introductions of new sts
discussion of week ahead
Coursebook
Vocabulary

Word families

Pronunciation Slot
sounds

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT

Grammar
Passive voice

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Speaking & reading
The Media

Pronunciation Slot
weak forms

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT

Functional language:
Giving opinions
Agreeing & Disagreeing

Authentic materials
review of websites,
magazines, newspapers

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT

Grammar
Defining relative clauses

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Integrated skills
TV Programmes

How to…
deal with problems

No coursebook
Task Work
role-plays
authentic materials

Blended Learning
use of SGI eLearning
authentic news website

Learner Diary
Review of week

11.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.45

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT

Grammar
Ways to talk about the future

 

Speaking Activity
discussion - future plans

 

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT
How to…

make formal telephone calls

Vocabulary
Prefixes & suffixes

Speaking Activity
telephone conversations

Coursebook
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Reading & Speaking
"Your place or mine?"

Reading & Writing
A letter of complaint

Coursebook
LANGUAGE INPUT

Grammar
Future Possibility
Predictions

 

Speaking Activity
your dream house

No coursebook
Task Work
integrated skills
authentic materials

Blended Learning
use of SGI eLearning
authentic news website

Out & About
Lesson in museum/gallery

The week revisited

 

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Who is this course for?

  • All English levels 
  • Improve English speaking, writing and reading
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