Concorde International

Introduction

Concorde International was established in 1972 and has over a 40 year period offered a wide range of courses recognised by the British Council:

  • To enable people to communicate effectively in English by our qualified and experienced teaching staff
  • To offer a safe and welcoming environment in which to live and study in Britain
  • To provide individually inspected and selected English host families for the assured welfare of each of our students
  • To give the opportunity for cross-cultural friendship and business contacts to develop
  • To facilitate overseas students to enter High Education institutions and universities in the UK via a range of presessional, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

We are committed to ensuring the best welfare and tuition for our students, and regularly check that the courses we provide meet the needs of those who come to Concorde International.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

English Summer Course for Adults

Campus Full time 2 - 7 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

The 25 hour programme combines English language learning and practice with the study of a variety of interesting up-to-date topics in the afternoon, e.g. British customs and culture, English Literature and Theatre [+]

This is an ideal course for those who only have a few weeks available to study during the summer holidays. Who is this for: Students, Adults, Professionals aged 18+ looking for an English course during the summer Canterbury - Start Dates: 5 July – 23, August 2015 (Sunday arrivals) - Duration: 2 weeks - 7 weeks - Class Size: Generally 10 -12 students, maximum 12 students - Hours/Week: 15 or 25 hours per week The 15 hour programme combines classes in the morning with afternoons free to visit the city or surrounding country villages and seaside tours. The 25 hour programme combines English language learning and practice with the study of a variety of interesting up-to-date topics in the afternoon, e.g. British customs and culture, English Literature and Theatre, News & Current Affairs and Business English. Excursions to London, Cambridge, Brighton and Windsor are arranged on the weekend. These are optional and may be added 'Pay As You Go'. [-]

General English Courses

Campus Full time 2 - 50 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

This course provides a balance of grammar, reading, listening, speaking and writing to improve communication skills [+]

This course provides a balance of grammar, reading, listening, speaking and writing to improve communication skills. - Who this is for: 16+ looking for a short or long stay General English Course - Start Dates: Any Monday (Year round: January - December) - Duration: 2 weeks - 50 weeks - Class Size: Generally 8-10 students, maximum 12 students - Hours/Week: 15 or 25 hours per week English Course Contents & Structure - Speaking: accuracy, fluency / phonemic chart, pronunciation colloquial expressions, vocabulary building, idioms. - Listening: accuracy of comprehension varieties of global English communication, TV/Video, dialogue, telephone, radio. - Reading: speed and in-depth reading, extracting information - Writing: accuracy of spelling, sentence structures, punctuation,style of writing: narrative, essay, formal/informal. Combination with Intensive Course Available Now A choice of either 15 hours General English, plus intensive Business English Communication or One-to-One classes in the afternoons. Provides you with the opportunity to focus on your individual needs as well as communicating in a group. Optimum choice of course where you combine the dynamic of a group class with individual tutorials. Price per week 1) Short-Term Course - 2-10 weeks - 15 hours: £ 212 - 25 hours: £ 276 2) From 31 weeks + - 15 hours: £ 180 - 25 hours: £ 236 IELTS or TOEFL Preparation, 'Business English & Work Skills' (afternoon classes) - 10 hours: £ 128 [-]

Group 4 Professional English Course

Campus Full time 1 - 4 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

If you are looking for a specialist English course with customised learning in small, focused groups, our Group 4 courses are the answer. Designed for a maximum of four participants, our Group 4 clients receive a highly [+]

If you are looking for a specialist English course with customised learning in small, focused groups, our Group 4 courses are the answer. Designed for a maximum of four participants, our Group 4 clients receive a highly tailored English course designed around their specific needs. Each Group 4 course is built around a full needs evaluation of the client group, so no two courses will ever be quite the same. Our Group 4 courses run all year round and can be used to improve general English, business language, specialist technical or engineering language or anything else you need to grow the presence of your business in the English-speaking market. - There is no "book" for this course - the syllabus is based on the needs analysis of the clients - Highly flexible and fully tailored learning for professionals - Expert and experienced trainers who are committed to ensuring maximum client progress - Small group workshops allow skill development in practical, social and business situations - Includes practice in grammer, listening, reading, writing and speaking - Specialist skills taught include socialising, holding meetings, presentations, telephoning, project management and more - Available in standard and intensive course styles Concorde International's Group 4 courses start on every Monday throughout the year so we can tailor your course to run whenever you need it. Durations run from one to four weeks and all course content is negotiated between the teachers and their students to ensure everyone gets what they need out of the course. Prices start from only £456 per week. [-]

Intensive Business English

Campus Full time 1 week Open Enrollment United Kingdom England

Designed for adults aged 21+ who need to improve their language skills in the most effective way as quickly as possible [+]

Designed for adults aged 21+ who need to improve their language skills in the most effective way as quickly as possible. - Who is this for: 21+ looking for a short, intensive course in General or Business English - Start Dates: Any Monday - Duration: Flexible booking, 1 week or more - Class Size: One-to-One, Group 4 or combination of both - Hours/Week: 15, 25 or 30 hours per week - Contents: Course content created specifically for each class. Summer Group 4 Course - Pre-Intermediate to Advanced levels - This course offers 15 or 25 hours of classes per week for adults aged 21+. An intensive modular programme with starting dates every Monday in the summer only. - The course syllabus is designed to meet students' specific needs. it includes practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing, extending your vocabulary and helping you to improve your pronunciation. One-To-One Individual Course - Beginner to Advanced levels - Just you and your teacher in this super-intensive English course which provides undivided attention to your individual needs. Combination Course Beginner to Advanced levels Optimum choice of course where you combine the dynamics of two group classes: - General English x 15 hours, with 10 or 15 hours of one-to-one tuition - Summer Group 4, 15 or 25 hours General or Business English plus One-to-One tutorials Prices Registration fee: £ 95 G4 Intensive: General or Business English Levels: Elementary to Advanced Minimum age: 21+ Group size: 4 students max Can be combined with General English or One to One Master Class™ - 15 hours: £ 456 per week - 25 hours: £ 760 per week 5 nights/6 days Sunday to Friday in Superior Bed & Breakfast Accommodation - 15 hours: £ 776 per week - 25 hours: £ 1,080 per week One to One Master Class™ Additional One to One Master Class: General / ESP: £56 per hour [-]

Junior English Summer course

Campus Full time July 2016 United Kingdom England

Improve your English on holiday in England and make friends from all over the world in the summer of a lifetime [+]

Improve your English on holiday in England and make friends from all over the world in the summer of a lifetime! - Improve your English on holiday in England - Stay in some of England's most beautiful cities - Make new friends from all over the world - Mixture of study classes and organised excursions - See the sights while practising your English language skills - Residential and homestay accomodation available - All transport and transfers handled by us - stress free for parents! Did you know that many of our residential English summer schools for juniors run from the middle of the week? Avoid the stress and hassle of booking weekend flights by booking your Junior English Course with Concorde! Quality English Study Programme - Days are packed with different and exciting activities - Classes are small, on average only 10/12 students per class and a maximum of 15 - 20hrs week of classroom work, a unique task based communicative approach to learning English including English in Action, our unique programme for using English in authentic situations (e.g. in your homestay, in the shops, around the city, buying your gifts) - Students participate in a range of activities (e.g. sports and visits to places of historical interest) - Full programme of activities designed to encourage students to use English at all times - Every student receives a certificate and progress report at the end of the course - All our teachers are fully qualified professionals with a minimum CELTA teaching qualification or equivalent - Student welfare is always our priority and all our centres are fully accredited by the British Council [-]

One to One Masterclass Professional English Courses

Campus Full time 1 - 4  August 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

If you are looking for a specialist English course with customised learning which is highly focused on your needs as an individual learner, our one to one Masterclasses [+]

If you are looking for a specialist English course with customised learning which is highly focused on your needs as an individual learner, our one to one Masterclasses are the ideal solution. Designed to be one on one language lessons and skill practice workshops, our Masterclass clients receive a highly tailored English course designed around their specific language needs. Each Masterclass course is built around a full needs evaluation of the client, so no two courses will ever be quite the same. Our Masterclass courses run all year round and can be used to improve general English, business language, specialist technical or engineering language or anything else you need to grow the your presence as a professional in the English speaking market. - There is no "book" for this course - the syllabus is based on the needs analysis of the client - Highly flexible and fully tailored learning for professionals - Expert and experienced trainers who are committed to ensuring maximum client progress - One on one individual workshops allow skill development in practical, social and business situations - Includes practice in grammer, listening, reading, writing and speaking - Specialist skills taught include socialising, holding meetings, presentations, telephoning, project management and more - Available in standard and intensive course styles from five to thirty hours per week Concorde International's Masterclass courses start on every Monday throughout the year so we can tailor your course to run whenever you need it. Duration is entirely flexible as pricing is based on hourly billing, and all course content is negotiated between teacher and student to ensure you get exactly what you need out of the course Prices are charged at the rate of 56GBP per hour in the summer season and 48GBP during the rest of the year. [-]

Teacher Development Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

These 2-week programmes are aimed at non-native English teachers. [+]

These courses are aimed at non-native teachers who are teaching English to children, adolescents or adults. Courses are specifically designed to help teachers improve their language and develop their professional skills. The programme includes dissemination and transfer of teaching experiences as well as different theories to investigate and discuss. Teacher Course in Summer Two week intensive course for Primary and Secondary School Teachers of English (05 July – 19 July; 19 July – 02 August; 02 August – 16 August) 25 hours per week - Who this is for: Non-native English teachers - Dates: 05 July – 19 July; 19 July – 02 August; 02 August – 16 August - Duration: 2 weeks (intensive course) - Class Size: Generally 8-10 teachers, maximum 12 - Hours/Week: 25 hours per week The summer courses take place at Christ Church University College, in the centre of Canterbury. During the morning, emphasis is placed on language improvement and in the afternoon there are Teachers' Workshops. Morning classes include - Looking at tenses - Appropriacy - Functional language - Language awareness - Improving listening - Spoken English Afternoon workshops include - Focus on songs and games - Topic vocabulary - Listening task - Dictogloss/student-centred dictations - Motivating learners - The lexical approach Examples of seminars available: - Teaching at Primary/Secondary levels - Vocabulary (collocation, idiomatic language) - Exploring British life and culture + changing customs - Approaches and material for teaching Business English - Communicative grammar practice activities [-]

Foundation Year

International Foundation Programme With Business or IT/Computing

Campus Full time 22 - 34 weeks September 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

On successful completion of our International Foundation Year in Business or IT/Computing, students can study BA or BSc degrees in diverse areas [+]

International Foundation Year With Business or IT/Computing (Accredited by NCC, QCF Level 3) Options - Option 1: Intensive Course: January 2015 (22 weeks) - Option 2: Academic Year Course: September 2015 (34 weeks) On successful completion of our International Foundation Year in Business or IT/Computing, students can study BA or BSc degrees in diverse areas including: - Business, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, - IT, Computer Science, Computer Games Development - Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering. - Computer Networks - Automotive Engineering Before starting your International Foundation Year you can secure an advanced guaranteed place at: - Birmingham City University to study Business, Finance, Computing, Games Design and Engineering - Advanced offers at Worcester University, University of Salford and UCLAN also available - This course is also suitable for students sponsored by their Governments from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait After successfully completing your IFY, which includes IELTS preparation in term two, you will also have access to over 30 UK universities including: - University of Leeds - University of Essex - University of Plymouth - Oxford Brookes University - Westminster Business School - Sheffield Hallam University - Nottingham Trent University - Manchester Metropolitan University - York University - University of Kent IELTS score for university entrance for this pathway - minimum 6.0 with 5.5 in reading and writing. IELTS preparation available during your course. If you are worried about reaching this IELTS level, you may prefer direct entry onto an International Year One business programme at one of the following: - University of Sussex, - Kingston University - University of Keele, - University of Lincoln, - Strathclyde University - Liverpool John Moores University (subject to passing your NCC IFY at Concorde International) Advanced Offers also available at these Universities! Here where you will receive intensive English support at an International Study Centre on campus, which will prepare you for your studies in Year 2 and 3. If you have a minimum IELTS score of 4.5 with 4.0 in reading and writing this is the option for you! Our International Foundation Year also prepares you to study in the USA if you wish. Progression routes available include courses at The University of Idaho where you can study: Biochemistry, Agricultural Science, Biology, Fishery Sciences, Food and Nutrition plus business courses including Economics, Business and Marketing and Finance. IFY Course Details - This course has a strong emphasis on English Language learning. - You will develop your skills to an Advanced level which will enable you to cope with the English for Academic Purposes modules and IELTS examinations - Mathematics will also form part of the course which will help you prepare for the Business or IT/Computing options later in the course programme. - The course is monitored and assessed throughout with external examinations in December (September starters) March and June. - You will have access to the NCC Virtual Learning Environment, Digital Library and an online ‘Campus for Students’ where you will find peer support and help throughout your studies. You will study the following compulsory modules: - English Development - Advanced English - English for Academic Purposes - Study and Communication Skills - Cultural Studies - Mathematics Plus two electives from four of the following modules: - Business - Accounting/Economics - IT Skills - Programming University selection and offers During your IFY at Concorde International, we help you through the process of university applications by our own university advisor. Campus visits are arranged for you, and during your course will have access to the new library at Canterbury Christ Church University. In addition university representatives visit our school regularly and are on hand to help you make informed choices about your future. Entry Requirements for IFY Open entry, but you must be competent in English, IELTS 5.5 (January) and IELTS 4.5 (September). A good standard of Mathematics is also required. [-]

Certificate

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)

Campus Full time 4 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and opens up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities. [+]

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and opens up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities. Because it is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition across the globe. Ideal for those starting or wanting to start a career in English language teaching Designed especially for teachers Improve your language and professional skills Share teaching experiences with other teachers Broaden overall confidence as well as language skills Concorde is a verified Cambridge ESOL exam centre Who is CELTA for? People starting a career in English Language teaching People looking for a career change or career break People teaching English without formal qualifications People who want to work in Further, Adult and Community Education in England and Wales. CELTA is also Module One of a two-module course leading to the following qualifications: TEFL -I NQF Level 5 Certificate in the Further Education Teaching at Stage 3 (Module One) for ESOL Subject Specialists These qualifications meet the UK government's teacher training requirements for people who want to work in this sector. Who recognises CELTA? CELTA is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English Language teachers. The Cambridge CELTA has been accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) at level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. Cambridge ESOL also works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of CELTA globally. [-]

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