Severnvale Academy

Introduction

Welcome to Severnvale Academy!

Professionalism, combined with the personal attention & flexibility which only a small school can offer… Severnvale provides expert teaching in a friendly, supportive adult environment

expert teaching...

is something we have all experienced at one time or another in our lives. It depends on experienced teachers understanding your individual needs as a learner; and then having the flexibility and skill to adapt to them, helping you learn as much as possible. We have a team of such teachers – enthusiastic, well-qualified and caring - and have developed courses and teaching methods which inspire, motivate, and most of all, deliver the language progress you want.

...in an adult learning environment...

minimum student age 20; typical age-range 22 – 55; average age 28-35. Throughout the academic year all classes are maximum 6, average 4-5 people; in summer (July/August) morning classes only are max. 8, av. 5-6 people. Severnvale accepts a maximum of 40 adults at any time – typical numbers are between 22 and 35 at most times of year. All lessons are of 45 minutes’ duration. Facilities are extremely comfortable, and include 9 classrooms, computer & listening centres, library, separate lounges for smokers and non-smokers, sun terrace etc.

...in a unique location

Shrewsbury is one of the finest medieval towns in England. A regional capital with a population of 100,000 - centrally located with no regional accent - yet not dominated by tourism and with just one accredited language school - Severnvale Academy. This is a place where total immersion really is possible.

Intensive summer courses for young people


Why choose Severnvale? Here are three good reasons:

1. They're safe

  • Students are FULLY SUPERVISED throughout the course
  • We are the only accredited language school in Shrewsbury, so we have the pick of the best families
  • We only use host families we know and trust
  • Emergency phone lines are available 24 hours a day
  • We give students a full introduction to their stay in England
  • All excursions are led by senior Severnvale staff
  • Shrewsbury is NOT a big, dangerous city

2. They're FUN

  • We go to some of the top leisure parks in Britain
  • Excursions don't only mean seeing things - they mean DOING things too
  • Full day excursions usually include 2 or 3 different kinds of activity
  • EVERYTHING is included in the course price - no hidden extras !
  • We use top quality venues for sports, for swimming, for cinema, for football matches
  • We have great barbecues - eat-as-much-as-you-want, at no extra charge
  • We have brilliant discos
  • WE enjoy it all too!

3. You learn

  • We care that learning happens: we don't just keep our students conveniently occupied
  • Our teachers are all qualified and enthusiastic, and know how to motivate young people
  • We have a very international environment - often 18 to 20 different nationalities here at the same time
  • We're a small school. Our youth centre is limited to 95 students so that we can know every one personally
  • Classes are small too: the guaranteed maximum is 12 in a class; typically there are 9 or 10
  • In our syllabus design, DOING and ENJOYING are vital elements - they aren't just left to chance
  • Staff monitor every student's progress; we keep spaces open in the higher classes for promotion
  • We set homework and we check that it's done: we give awards for good work and progress
  • Our youth centre is well-equipped and comfortable

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Programs

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Courses

Intensive Business English

Campus August 2016 United Kingdom Shrewsbury

We analyze and define your unique needs as a language learner and as a professional, and we respond to them. Working in partnership with you, we focus your motivation, build your confidence, and help you achieve effective communication in the shortest possible time. [+]

Intensive Business courses We analyze and define your unique needs as a language learner and as a professional, and we respond to them. Working in partnership with you, we focus your motivation, build your confidence, and help you achieve effective communication in the shortest possible time. for general business purposes Courses Bus1, Bus2, Exec2 and Exec3 are perfect for improving your English for a wide range of professional situations - you select the course intensity and balance of course modules to suit your specific requirements, based entirely on mini-group tuition or with a substantial element of 1-to-1 tuition. industry-specific With over 20 years' experience training corporate personnel from hundreds of companies worldwide, we have expertise in teaching people from:- law firms; banking & finance; airports & air navigation; telecommunications; retail; wholesale, distribution & logistics; transport; engineering; international trade; import/export & shipping; automotive & steel industries; dairy, confectionery and food production; public services; utility regulatory bodies; and many other areas. Course B3 and the Executive courses are appropriate if your needs relate directly to your professional area. for special projects We can help you prepare for a particular presentation, negotiation, conference or interview. The Executive courses are ideal for these purposes – individual attention from your tutors is vital to the successful development of your project, while the group lessons develop your overall communicative ability for a wider range of business situations. for examinations you can add examination classes for BEC levels 1, 2 or 3 to courses Bus1, Bus2 and Bus3. The cost of these lessons is £90 for 5 lessons per week. [-]

Intensive Examination English (Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE)

Campus August 2016 United Kingdom Shrewsbury

Severnvale is an examining centre for Cambridge ESOL examinations FCE, CAE and CPE; we have wide experience preparing students for these and all the other exams listed in the table below. [+]

Well-designed learning programmes, small classes and excellent teaching – our key resources in helping you to achieve rapid progress. Severnvale is an examining centre for Cambridge ESOL examinations FCE, CAE and CPE; we have wide experience preparing students for these exams. Course Components & Features - 20 lessons general language development - 5 lessons intensive grammar development & practice (up to final 6 weeks) - 5 lessons specific examination practice (for final 6 weeks) - 5 lessons teacher-guided self-access study & computer-assisted learning - Level test, teaching materials, library access, progress reports & final certificate - Social programme, Internet & e-mail access (including Wi-Fi) SOCIAL PROGRAMME is always accompanied by Severnvale staff. Where a direct cost or entrance fee is involved in an event, this will be paid by the student (typical cost £0 - £25 per week). Total Course Length/Total Course Price Minimum course length 6 weeks. Examination entrance fees are not included – entry fees range from £85 to £145 according to which examination you wish to take. [-]

Intensive Examination English Courses (IELTS)

Campus 2 - 20 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom Shrewsbury

Examination preparation is available for IELTS exam. [+]

Intensive Examination English Courses Well-designed learning programmes, small classes and excellent teaching – our key resources in helping you to achieve rapid progress. Examination preparation is available for IELTS exam. Minimum course length 6 weeks. Examination entrance fees are not included – entry fees range from £85 to £145 according to which examination you wish to take. IELTS preparation is always available in July & August. Course Components & Features - 20 lessons general language development - 5 lessons intensive grammar development & practice (up to final 6 weeks) - 5 lessons specific examination practice (for final 6 weeks) - 5 lessons teacher-guided self-access study & computer-assisted learning - Level test, teaching materials, library access, progress reports & final certificate - Social programme, Internet & e-mail access (including Wi-Fi> SOCIAL PROGRAMME is always accompanied by Severnvale staff. Where a direct cost or entrance fee is involved in an event, this will be paid by the student (typical cost £0 - £25 per week). [-]

Intensive General English

Campus August 2016 United Kingdom Shrewsbury

Well-designed learning programmes, small classes and excellent teaching – our key resources in helping you to achieve rapid progress. [+]

Well-designed learning programmes, small classes and excellent teaching – our key resources in helping you to achieve rapid progress. The general courses are skills-based and develop your ability to communicate accurately and confidently in English. Additional grammar, 1-to-1 and examination lessons are available for those with specific needs or limited time to study. The courses suit those with academic English requirements as well as satisfying general and basic professional English demands. [-]

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