English for Adult Learners courses are for a minimum of two weeks and are held in June, July and August. They are designed for mature learners who wish to refresh and update their English, explore British culture and the British way of life, and get to know one of the loveliest parts of England, all in an international group of students their own age.
There are 4 x 50-minute lessons each weekday morning in small, international classes at levels from Elementary to Advanced. The focus in the classroom is on improving communication in English, with an emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills for socialising and travel. Work is also done on vocabulary and grammar. A typical morning in the classroom will cover work on vocabulary, grammatical structures, listening and speaking skills, pronunciation and reading activities.
In addition, the course fee includes one full-day excursion for each complete weekend spent in Eastbourne. We are also able to give information and advice on other optional activities and excursions.
Sample Weekly Program
||Grammar - gap-fill exercise
||Presentation of students' stories
||Video work - Fawlty Towers
||Listening to a song about money
||Full-day excursion to London to include sightseing tour and boat trip on the Thames
||Students exchange information to solve a mystery
||Listening - Mr Bean video
||Vocab. building and speaking about money
||Pronun - ciation
||Listening work to introduce language for giving opinions
||Running dictation to practise reading and writing
||Focus on conjunctions for story telling purposes
||Computer aided study
||Speaking - describing family and friends
||Speaking - debate
||Reading skills - work using children's story
||Writing formal letters
||Discussion about different cultures
|Afternoon / Evening
||Optional afternoon and evening activities as per the Eastbourne Social Programme