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When looking to pursue a career in freelance writing, business or other fields where the English language may come into play, a Summer Course in English can give students a step up in pursuing their chosen career with a variety of class lengths, topics and intensity options.

Just what is a Summer Course in English? This is a class that can teach you the subject matter of a semester in a shortened time frame. This may be due to more classes per week or longer sessions. It allows the student to invest their time in a more intense manner of learning than with traditional classes. Class topics can vary but may include subject matters such as grammatical introductions, literature, composition and creative writing.

Taking a Summer Course in English allows a student to place a heavy focus on grasping the English language as well as how to construct it in the most purposeful way. It allows the building blocks of the language to become second nature while helping students learn how to write with an impact.

The cost of taking a summer class in English can vary based on the school that is chosen as well as which particular coursework is selected. Locations can be present in multiple countries and within different programs, so it is best to research a variety to get the one that best fits one’s budget.

English courses can assist in a multitude of careers. They are a good base for anyone interested in finding entry-level positions in fields such as business and industry. English courses also are helpful for those looking to join public relations and advertising firms. It is essential for those wanting to pursue careers in fields such as law, political science, public administration and communications. Want a career in journalism, technical writing or broadcasting? A strong grasp of English is a solid steppingstone.

Students interested in taking a Summer Course in English should research the various institutions that offer this particular class to find the best program to fit their needs. Different locations can vary on the length and types of coursework offered during summer months. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Course - English Language for Academic Purposes

Durham University International Summer School
Campus Full time 4 years July 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This four-week course will give you the opportunity to learn high-level academic English as part of Durham University’s International Summer School. On this course we will teach you some of the key academic skills students need to be successful at a [+]

Best Summer Courses in English 2017. This four-week course will give you the opportunity to learn high-level academic English as part of Durham University’s International Summer School. On this course we will teach you some of the key academic skills students need to be successful at a British university. What will I study on this course? You will practice academic writing and develop your ability to present argument and analysis. You will have the opportunity to give presentations on academic topics including your own undergraduate studies. You will learn to contribute to and lead academic discussions. You will have the opportunity to learn more about British life and culture through lectures, classroom discussions, and local excursions. How will I be taught? You will be taught in small groups (maximum group size of 16). Your teacher will take a communicative approach and you will often work collaboratively through pair work and group discussions. An important part of the course is the individual feedback you will receive. In one to one tutorials your teacher will advise you on how you can improve your spoken and written work. What will I do on the course? The best way to learn English is through practicing it. On this course we will ask you to produce a portfolio of work. This will include: A timed piece of writing produced under exam conditions An academic essay you write and research in your own time A formal presentation Participating in an assessed seminar Completing a research project and giving a poster presentation Does the course have a social and after class activities programme? Yes, you can join summer school students from across the world in social activities and excursions to local attractions that could include: Edinburgh, York, and the Lake District. Who is this course for? Students who in the future might want to undertake postgraduate study at a British University: a Masters or PhD programme. Students who are studying in English at their home universities; either taking modules in English or studying for their degree in English Students who want to study English at higher more challenging level. The skills you will learn on this course are many of the language skills international businesses and governments need. Do I get a certificate? Yes, you get a certificate that confirms that you have attended and successfully completed the course. You also get a written report giving you feedback on your work and suggestions for how you can continue to improve. Academic entry requirements You must be currently studying or have recently completed an undergraduate/bachelor’s programme. English language requirements IELTs 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 64 or above. Equivalent qualifications such as Pearson PTE and Cambridge advanced and Proficiency test (CAE & CPE) are also accepted. [-]

Summer General English (15 hrs)

Cie-Oxford
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 12 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Our summer programmes are an exciting and effective way for you to improve your English while living and studying in one of the world’s most famous, stimulating, and beautiful cities. If you choose a 15 hrs course, you will only have morning lessons. [+]

The course Our summer programmes are an exciting and effective way for you to improve your English while living and studying in one of the world’s most famous, stimulating, and beautiful cities. If you choose a 15 hrs course, you will only have morning lessons. In the Mornings Beginning at 9:00 a.m., you will have three hours of General English lessons in a group of no more than twelve students. For the first 2 hours we work with a course book to enable you to improve the 4 main skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as grammar and vocabulary. The third hour focuses on practical English and study skills to help you use the English you have learnt. Our qualified teachers will help you improve your English language skills and during the summer months there is a greater emphasis on interaction and communication in the lessons. In the Afternoons After lunch, you have several choices: Social activities: Most students join our social activities for an enjoyable local outing, such as punting on the river, touring one of the historic Oxford colleges, or enjoying cream tea in a café. Social activities generally run from 1:30pm and are finished by 4:00pm. Summer Activities and Excursions for Adults Group classes: Students can join a 2-hour group lesson (Intensive English, INT25). The afternoon classes will be multi-skills and topic-based, which may also include videos, project work, conversation, etc. One-to-one lessons: Students of any age can have one-to-one lessons with a private teacher in any subject area (Business English, Academic English, Medical English, etc.). Explore: You can explore Oxford on your own, or with family, friends, or classmates. All students under the age of 18 are strongly advised to attend a full-time programme (15 hours of morning lessons plus afternoon lessons/activities). Any student under the age of 18 choosing not to attend afternoon activities/lessons must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian. Study in the University of Oxford The summer lessons for students aged 15 + normally take place at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford or elsewhere outside Bocardo House, such as the Oxford Union or one of the other world-renowned Oxford University colleges. The average age of our students is 17/18, although we do cater for all age groups. Lunch All students are provided a vast selection of fresh hot lunch every day. There is a wide range of freshly prepared food, including mains, starters, salads, desserts, drinks, and fruit. Key facts All course materials are provided. You will receive a certificate at the end of your course stating your level according to the Common European Framework. Accommodation If you choose the Host Family programme, we will arrange for you to stay with an British family, taking breakfast and the evening meal with them. During mealtimes, you can chat with your host family about your day and life in England. Our students often keep in touch with their host families long after the summer is over. Course Information Course Code: SUMMER 15+ Start Dates: Every Monday ( July – August ) Course Fee: £230 ( GE15 ) £60 Weekday Activities + £60 Saturday Excursions Minimum Age: 15 Level: Beginners – Advanced Class Size: 12 people maximum Number of hours per week: 15 hours [-]

Steps to the Future — English Summer Programme Sports Development and Coaching

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea

We are very excited about our themed English Summer Programmes, inspiring young people to think about their futures and sample activities in an exciting and challenging way. With our carefully chosen partners and expert tutors, we are providing a rewarding, fun experience to your young people. [+]

Best Summer Courses in English 2017. Steps to the Future — English Summer Programme Sports Development and Coaching Llandrillo Menai International has something different to the usual English language summer school, offering the state-of-the-art facilities of one of the largest colleges’ in the UK to groups, enabling young people to sample a career pathway to the future. We are very excited about our themed English Summer Programmes, inspiring young people to think about their futures and sample activities in an exciting and challenging way. With our carefully chosen partners and expert tutors, we are providing a rewarding, fun experience to your young people. Course Title: Sports Development and Coaching Career Focus: Working in the Sports Development and Coaching fields Programme Overview: An introduction to Sports development and coaching English Essentials Participants will: complete an initial assessment of English skills carry out all activities through the medium of English read and research Sports Development prepare presentations on their chosen Sport prepare marketing copy for promoting a sports event prepare a folder showing off their work during the programme. Location: Rhos on Sea campus of Grwp Llandrillo Menai, nestling below the foothills of Snowdonia just 2 km from the sea. English Language Entry Level: Equivalent to Level 4.0 IELTS or above – there is no official certificated requirement for this programme. This is a guide to tell you the level of delivery for maximum enjoyment of the course. Cost: From £1100 per two week programme. Your programme begins and ends with your included airport transfers. Cost of flights and visas are not included in costs or services provided. Visa advice and invitations. Programme hosts Llandrillo Menai International is an experienced international education provider of summer and other short programmes; full-time English Language programmes and A Level, IB and Vocational Diploma courses. Located in the beautiful holiday destination of North Wales and near the largest Welsh tourist resort of Llandudno, Llandrillo Menai International is part of one of the UK’s largest vocational colleges called Grwp Llandrillo Menai. This gives access to all the colleges’ state of the art campus facilities, technology and workshops to create a valuable, fun experience for Summer Programme participants. The award-winning Llandrillo Menai International team are always complimented by their groups on the attention given to programme content, the level of care and creating a memorable, fun experience. We are just a three hour train journey from London and one hour’s drive from Manchester and its International airport. Activities Our location is near the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, where the mountains meet the sea and by the coastal resort of Llandudno, which offers the best of the British seaside experience. As well as the English Language and Themed programme, we also include: Visits to World Heritage sites, Tours of the Snowdonia National Park and local beaches, Safe adventure experiences, Picnics and afternoon teas, traditional Punch and Judy show, cinema, shopping excursions. Accommodation At Trinity Accommodation Centre, Llandudno, our trusted partners experienced in hosting groups of young students will receive you. Transport All transport is provided by qualified and licensed drivers in our own fleet of vehicles, includes airport transfers and day to day travel and excursions. supplied. [-]

International Summer School

Sussex Coast College Hastings
Campus Part time 2 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Hastings

Learn English in the morning and enjoy a busy programme of trips, sports and culture in the afternoon and evening. [+]

Learn English in the morning and enjoy a busy programme of trips, sports and culture in the afternoon and evening. What we can offer you We have courses for everyone, from beginner to advanced, with the option of doing 16 or 22 hours of English each week. Teaching is fun and interesting and will improve your vocabulary, fluency and grammar. We aim to provide a fully rounded experience that reinforces what you learn in the classroom. Your host will support and enhance your English and we will provide activities to add to your learning and understanding of British culture. Summer School courses last for a minimum of two weeks and run from June to September. We welcome people aged 16+, or aged 14 in an organised group with an adult leader. All group activity programmes for our Summer School are organised and run by our local partners, and need to be booked in advance. [-]

Vacation English Immersion - English Language Program

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 USA Santa Fe

Our Program is an exceptional opportunity for you to improve your English language skills, whether you’re a university student or a professional. [+]

Best Summer Courses in English 2017. Our Program is an exceptional opportunity for you to improve your English language skills, whether you’re a university student or a professional. Based on the educational philosophy of learning-by-doing, the Vacation English Immersion supports you in improving your English language skills with an interactive, student-centered approach. The Vacation English Immersion is designed so that you’ll get the full benefit of language learning opportunities, while enjoying your time in Santa Fe. For a true immersion experience, you’ll attend communicative English Classes and Culture & Communication Workshops, as well as Extracurricular Activities. 2014 Dates: Jan 21st – Feb 14th Feb 24th – Mar 14th Mar 31st – Apr 18th Apr 28th – May 16th July 10th – 30th Other sessions available if there is space available on SFUAD’s premises, and a minimum enrollment of 20 students (10 per English level). In the English classes, you’ll focus on developing your communicative English language skills in a comfortable classroom environment. You will be grouped according to your proficiency level and work with highly trained, experienced language instructors who love to teach. ENGLISH CLASSES You’ll receive approximately 15 hours a week of communicative English language instruction, actively learning through hands-on activities like scavenger hunts, role-plays and video projects. By engaging in fun and interesting language learning activities, you’ll see your language skills improving from the first day of class! Culture & Communication Workshops In the Culture & Communication Workshops, you’ll learn about and experience a variety of cultural traditions and themes. Through guest speakers, field trips and active lessons, you’ll not only use your English language skills, but also expand your intercultural understanding and competency. Popular topics include: Native American Traditions, Sports, Jewelry Making, Ethnic Food, Yoga, and Film. Extracurricular activities provide an additional opportunity to improve English language skills and learn about U.S. culture. Vacation English Immersion students are part of the SFUAD campus community, and you’re encouraged to participate in university events and activities. Some popular events may include: art exhibits, movie nights, concerts, sports, and day trips. You’ll have ample free time in the evenings and on the weekends to take advantage of the SFUAD sponsored activities, as well as explore Santa Fe on your own. Program offered for students, faculty and staff, and English Teachers. PROGRAM INFORMATION: 12 hours of English language instruction per week. Participants grouped according to their proficiency level and work with highly trained, experienced English language instructors. 6-hour Culture & Communication Workshops offered 3 times per week. Weekly excursions allow participants to explore Santa Fe. Duration: Three weeks English Proficiency: All participants must complete the Laureate English Placement Test Immigration Documents: B-2 visitor visa Minimum age: 18 years [-]

Summer Institute for International Scholars

International Programs at Tufts University
Campus Full time 6 weeks July 2017 USA Medford

For over 25 years, the Tufts Summer Institute for International Scholars has trained students to write American-style research papers and communicate effectively in a graduate school setting. Through careful analysis of writing structure, thesis development, and a widened vocabulary base, students acquire the skills and confidence necessary to fully participate in a U.S. graduate degree program. [+]

For over 25 years, the Tufts Summer Institute for International Scholars has trained students to write American-style research papers and communicate effectively in a graduate school setting. Through careful analysis of writing structure, thesis development, and a widened vocabulary base, students acquire the skills and confidence necessary to fully participate in a U.S. graduate degree program. Classes are taught in a seminar environment that closely resembles the U.S. graduate school experience. When needed, the program staff can arrange evening tutoring sessions to complement this intensive academic program. If you intend to pursue further study at a college or university, and have a minimum TOEFL score of 71 internet based (iBT)/197 computer based/530 paper based, we welcome your application to join this select group of scholars. Classes meet Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 12:30 and consist of these two following courses: Academic Speaking Course Develop and perfect your language skills for teamwork, discussions, debates, and other verbal interactions with this 1-hour, 45-minute class. We tailor grammar and pronunciation instruction to meet your skill level. (Average: 10 students per class) Research Writing Course Learn to construct a graduate-level research paper in this 1-hour, 45-minute class. You will meet with your writing instructor to receive individual feedback and learn to strengthen your listening, note-taking, writing, and seminar presentation skills. (Average: 10 students per class). Calendar and Rates Six Week Session* July 2 - August 11, 2017 Students Arrive on Campus July 1 Classes Begin July 3 (observe 4th of July holiday) Classes End August 12 Application Deadline June 1 (Applications will be accepted after June 1, but you will be charged a late fee.) Program Cost (resident) $5,780 Program Cost (commuter) $2,730 Tuition deposit and application fee due with application $150 Balance Due June 15 Last Day to Vacate Residence Hall August 12 by 10:00 a.m. *All-inclusive price includes tuition, room, meals, airport transfers, health insurance, and many activities. Refund Policy: If you withdraw between June 16, 2016 and the start date of your program, you will get 80% of your tuition refunded. Shipment of Registration Materials: Students will be required to register for a University Express Mail Service account in order to receive their acceptance packet and I-20 Form. Students will cover the cost of the shipment of this packet. [-]

Intensive Pronunciation Summer School

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

This 2-week intensive course in English pronunciation is both practical and intensive (5 days a week for 2 weeks) and it is aimed at Advanced learners who want gain fluency and sound more English. You will practise forming and recognising the sounds you need to speak English [+]

Best Summer Courses in English 2017. Course Overview This 2-week intensive course in English pronunciation is both practical and intensive (5 days a week for 2 weeks) and it is aimed at Advanced learners who want gain fluency and sound more English. You will practise forming and recognising the sounds you need to speak English in a way people can easily understand and we will pay special attention to the sounds of English that are different from the sounds in your first language. We will identify those features of your accent that make you sound most foreign and we will try to address those through various techniques including drilling, ear training, as well as intensive pronunciation performance. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon - Fri 10:00 - 13:00 [-]

English as a Lingua Franca: Changing Language Practices

Helsinki Summer School
Campus Full time 17 days August 2017 Finland Helsinki

English has become a global language of intercultural communication and is used worldwide as a contact language between people who do not share a common native language. [+]

English as a Lingua Franca: Changing Language Practices ORGANISER: Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki Related Degree Programmes: Master’s Programme in English Studies Master’s Programme in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age DATES: 8.-24.8.2017 PRICES: 850-1400 EUR CREDITS: 5 ECTS COORDINATOR: Dr Svetlana Vetchinnikova Target Students The course is suitable for students at Master’s and Doctoral levels as well as language professionals who have an interest in English studies or applied linguistics. Synopsis English has become a global language of intercultural communication and is used worldwide as a contact language between people who do not share a common native language. Non-native speakers of English are increasingly using the language with each other in areas such as academia, business, diplomacy, sport and personal relationships. How does this new sociolinguistic situation develop and how does it affect language practices? Following Mauranen (2012), this course examines the phenomenon of English as a lingua franca (ELF) from three different but interrelated perspectives: cognitive, microsocial and macrosocial. We will start by looking at the linguistic features of ELF and thinking how cognitive properties of multilingual processing can explain them. Moving on to the microsocial perspective, the students will get a chance to observe ELF interaction in the private sphere, paying special attention to misunderstandings and pre-empting them as well as multilingual practices. At the macrosocial level, we will deal with such issues as language ideologies, linguistic imperialism and language ownership. Exploring a very recent concept of ‘translanguaging’, we will discuss the complex and fluid ways in which people use multiple languages, including English, in international communication, and especially in higher education. We will continue by considering the ways speakers monitor and intervene in their own or each other’s language use in ELF interaction/writing, and conclude by taking an applied perspective on ELF and looking at its practical implications for teaching and assessment, among other professional fields. Each lecture topic will be further developed with students in a collaborative workshop format. For more information on our research and resources, see the ELFA project webpages: http://www.helsinki.fi/elfa Learning objectives The students will get acquainted with the concept of ELF and its theoretical framework. They will think of the implications of the phenomenon of ELF for the future of English as well as its practical consequences, for example in the field of education. In addition, they will get hands-on experience of working with authentic linguistic data and applying different research methods, such as corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and conversation analysis. Course format and teaching methods The days in the course will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions. In the mornings, the students will listen to the lectures and in the afternoons, they will get a chance to apply their newly obtained knowledge in workshops or language labs. The interactive activities of the afternoons will include (group) discussions, group work, hands-on experience with corpus linguistic tools, mini-research studies in groups or individually on a computer, exercises and tasks. We will also use snippets of real research data at our workshops to provide authentic academic experience. Means and criteria of assessment Pass/fail on the basis of attendance, active participation, individual project work (case studies), final project presentation. In the individual project, each participant will carry out a small research project of their own choice, with the following components: – a written summary of the project (1000-1500 words) to be handed in on Friday, 18.8. Each participant will get feedback and suggestions from the instructors on Monday, 21.8. -a presentation of the project during the last meeting on Thursday, 24.8. More details of the individual project will be discussed during the first meetings, including suggestions for topics and data that might be used. [-]

Course in Presessional English for Academic Purposes - Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 5 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Presessional English for Academic Purposes - Engineering five week course is designed in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering and prepares students going on to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering. [+]

Best Summer Courses in English 2017. Course in Presessional English for Academic Purposes - Engineering The Presessional English for Academic Purposes - Engineering five week course is designed in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering and prepares students going on to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering. Joint offer If you meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take an English Language and Academic Skills presessional course and then go on to your postgraduate course you have a guaranteed place on your postgraduate course your progression to the postgraduate course is automatic, provided your attendance is 80% or above and you complete all the coursework Entry requirements (IELTS) Academic course requirements CELE presessional course requirements Overall 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each element 5 week subject specialist course5.5, minimum 5.5 Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each element 5 week subject specialist course 6.0, minimum 5.5 with 6.0 in writing 10 week standard PEAP 4 course 6.0, minimum 5.5 If you have an overall IELTS score of 5.5, but below the minimum of 5.5 in any element, you can still apply for a joint offer provided that: your CELE presessional course is no longer than 10 weeks you join your postgraduate course directly after the CELE presessional course you attend and pass all the CELE presessional course assessments you have an in-date UKVI approved IELTS If you do not meet these requirements, you may still be able to join your course with a standard presessional offer. Please contact us for details. What you will learn The main aims of the five week course are to: develop and improve your language skills in all areas so that you can meet the English language level required by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham prepare for the kinds of tasks you will need to perform in your future academic studies increase your understanding of departmental expectations work collaboratively with other students develop the confidence and study skills necessary to succeed on your undergraduate or postgraduate programme What you will do You will be asked to do a series of tasks: Plan and write a library-based coursework assignment on an Engineering topic Read academic textbooks and journal articles Participate in seminar discussions and group presentations Research and analyse data and express your understanding of this in written and spoken English Apply critical analysis to issues relating to Engineering Reflect on academic learning and writing processes How you will be assessed At the end of the programme you will be assessed to see if you are ready to move on to your academic course. You will: write a Technical Report give a spoken presentation on a topic relating to your academic discipline What's next? At the end of this course, successful students will progress to their engineering programme. [-]

Summer Academic English Courses in California

University of California, Irvine - Summer Session
Campus Full time 6 - 12 weeks June 2017 USA Irvine

Students who do not meet the English language requirement may elect to enroll in Academic English 29 courses which will improve their English speaking, writing and conversation skills. [+]

Summer Academic English Course in California Students who do not meet the English language requirement may elect to enrol in Academic English 29 courses which will improve their English speaking, writing and conversation skills. Advanced Conversation (2 units) Business English (2 units) Film, Media and American Culture (2 units) University Writing & Communication (4 units) Television, Culture, and Communication (2 units) American English and Culture through Short Stories (2 units) UC Irvine combines the strengths of a large, dynamic research university with the friendly feel of a small college, and incredible bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Why Study at UCI? Summer Session offers over 800 courses in 70 academic disciplines. Students will take courses led by world renowned faculty amongst domestic UCI undergraduates. As a visiting student, you have the option to choose courses that will help you fulfill degree requirements at your home university or courses just for interest. This is your summer to grow academically. Students are encouraged to meet with professors and strike up a conversation – some students have been offered opportunities to assist in research on campus. Furthermore, there are plenty of academic resources available on campus to help you with your learning needs such as peer tutors, 5 expansive research libraries, and 6 computer labs with over 400 PCs and Macs. Step-by-Step Application Process Apply to UCI Summer Session online or by downloading the paper application starting March 1st. summer.uci.edu/international Our team reviews and processes your application UCI Summer Session sends your acceptance letter and I-20 Complete Housing Contract Use your I-20 to apply for a visa interview for an F-1 student visa UCI Summer Session sends you Pre-Departure Materials Purchase your flights Depart for California! Estimated Costs* Expenses vary with the length of your stay. This chart represents the estimated cost of taking two courses (4 units each) during one of the Summer Sessions (six weeks). *Prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change. REQUIRED FEES Enrolment Fee: $750 Campus Fee: $265 Course Fee ($342 per unit): $2736 Housing: $1225 Approximate Cost: $4976 Visa Support International (non-immigrant) students coming from abroad are required to have valid visas to enter the U.S. Most international students enrolling in Summer Session will obtain an F-1 student visa. UCI Summer Session, in collaboration with UCI Extension, will issue the documentation necessary to obtain an F-1 student visa. Once you have arrived, immigration advisors will be available to assist with travel, medical issues, or any questions regarding your legal status in the U.S. After completing your courses, you can obtain an official UCI transcript as proof of your academic participation. This transcript can be added to your Resume/CV or used for future applications to graduate schools in the U.S. or internationally. [-]

Summer course - Oxford Summer English (for ages 16-18 years)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 - 4 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

Teachers on this EFL programme are native-level English speakers and all have at least a bachelor’s degree. Teachers are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification). [+]

Best Summer Courses in English 2017. Overview Teachers on this EFL programme are native-level English speakers and all have at least a bachelor’s degree. Teachers are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification). Class sizes for morning and afternoon sessions are kept to a maximum of 12 students. Attendees on this programme come from all over the world, staying for up to 4 weeks. For younger students, ORA offers Oxford Summer English for 13-15 years. Academic Content The teaching programme consists of over 20 taught hours per week (15 class hours and 6 taught workshop hours). Oxford Summer English (OSE) encourages students to learn English and develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent multi-cultural approach to English language learning, encouraging students to share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of actively expanding their English abilities. Areas covered: Grammar Vocabulary Pronunciation Speaking Listening Reading Writing Colloquial English How ORA will improve students’ English in and out of school: ORA has its own English programme developed by EFL experts; Oxford Summer English maximises student learning in small class sizes; ORA’s EFL teachers use dynamic, interactive and fun student-centred teaching methods; ORA’s EFL courses are integrated with cultural activities and excursions outside of the classroom to provide context and practical application opportunities. Learning Objectives This course aims to: help students quickly improve their English skills for general contexts; build students’ confidence in their use of spoken English; develop students’ knowledge of English grammar, syntax and vocabulary; improve students’ English reading and writing skills; encourage independent learning; provide an insight into various aspects of British culture; promote the discussion in English of general topics of world interest. Why choose our EFL course? Each year, 16 to 18-year-old students from dozens of nationalities flock to Oxford Royale Academy to take our English as a Foreign Language (EFL) course, immersing themselves in our unique educational environment and taking their grasp of English to new heights. Overcome the challenges of mastering English Many students find that English can be a complex language to learn, with many bizarre idioms, exceptions to rules and unexpected pronunciations. Its idiosyncrasies mean that it can be difficult to get your knowledge of English beyond a basic level to a stage at which it becomes useful in either a general or academic setting. Our EFL courses are designed to provide an intensive yet enjoyable learning environment for students keen to progress their English skills, allowing them to tackle this challenging language in the company of like-minded students who are committed to improving their knowledge. The benefits of the EFL course The benefits of choosing to take an EFL course are numerous, and these benefits will stay with you throughout your academic life and beyond. The Oxford Royale Academy EFL course provides a particularly advantageous environment in which to develop your English skills, as it is set in the scholarly surroundings of the University of Oxford – home to true masters of the English language. Some of the reasons for which students choose to take our EFL course include: Preparing for university – many of our 16-18 students are preparing to apply for an English-speaking university, and take an EFL course to boost their English skills in readiness for use in an academic context. If you’re about to apply to a UK university, our EFL course will help you hone your English to the standard expected by admissions tutors, teaching you valuable academic vocabulary along the way. Improving communication – all our EFL students want to improve their communication in English, both written and spoken. Our EFL courses introduce you to the new vocabulary, grammar and syntax you need to ensure your English skills dazzle. Rapid progress – one of the major benefits of our EFL course is that it allows you to progress your English very rapidly. With over 20 hours of English lessons a week, the intensive tuition and company of other students will mean you quickly absorb new knowledge. Boost your confidence – speaking in a foreign language can be daunting, but the EFL course is designed to build your confidence with lots of opportunity for conversing in English. Deepen your cultural knowledge – our EFL courses don’t just focus on studying. We also provide a full programme of extra-curricular activities and trips that teach you about different aspects of British culture and history. This deepens your understanding of the language by introducing you to the contexts in which it is spoken. Transferable Life Skills Attendees on the 16-18 Oxford Summer English programme are encouraged to work on important key skills during their time with ORA. We believe that the experience of being away from home, living and studying in a college of the University of Oxford, enables our students to develop a suite of transferable skills that go beyond those available to students in their own school environment. Vital for future success in any career, these skills include: developing strengths in independence, self-regulation and self-assessment; confidence in dealing with a wide range of new people and situations; responsibility for own learning, time management, and working with others; communication skills in speaking, listening, and presenting effective arguments in a variety of different contexts. Eligibility and Pre-requisites Students on the Oxford Summer English course: Must conform to our Age Policy. Must be intermediate-level (B1) English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk and they will be able to assist you. Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information. Should check the pre-requisites of each option they select before enrolling, to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge to benefit from the subject matter discussed in the classes. [-]

MEd TESOL Intensive Summer Programme (Part-Time)

University of Exeter
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Exeter

The University of Exeter is the only UK university to offer a face-to-face Summer Intensive MEd TESOL. [+]

The University of Exeter is the only UK university to offer a face-to-face Summer Intensive MEd TESOL. The programme is aimed at teachers of all education levels hoping to further develop their TESOL training. A Masters in TESOL has international recognition and is seen as an important professional qualification worldwide to enable TESOL teachers to enhance their career prospects. In particular, it is often seen as an important entry qualification for educators who want to work at University level. It is a three year programme. At the beginning of the first and second year you attend a one month intensive course during July in Exeter. Then you have the third year to write up your thesis which is based on a research study. The programme provides you with a theoretical overview of key aspects of TESOL; an introduction to educational research; and an understanding of how to conduct research in the field of TESOL. It also allows you to specialise in optional modules of your choice and to enhance your opportunities for career progression. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a broad term, encompassing a number of other terms related to the various contexts in which English is taught around the world. These include: TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), which refers specifically to the teaching of English in countries where it is not an official language TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), which refers to those contexts where English is acquired as a second language, in addition to a first language, as is the case where English is used as the language of government, for example, or education TEAL (Teaching English as an Additional Language). Careers A Masters in TESOL has international recognition and is seen as an important professional qualification worldwide to enable TESOL teachers to enhance their career prospects. In particular it is often seen as an important entry qualification for educators who want to work at University level. Our MEd offers excellent preparation for progression to PhD or professional doctorate (EdD). In addition, depending on the modules taken, completion of the MEd in TESOL can help you move into new areas within TESOL such as teacher education and training, English for special purposes, materials development and the teaching of English to young learners. Tuition fees per year 2016/17 Fees are payable over two summers. For students who started in summer 2015, we anticipate fees will be similar in 2016 with a possible small inflationary increase. Pro-rata fees for Summer 2016 starters UK/EU: £3,350 International: £7,750 Pro-rata fees for Summer 2016 returners UK/EU: £3,350 International: £7,750 [-]

Summer and Vocational programs

International Language Academy of Washington D.C.
Campus Full time 2 - 3 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Summer and Vocational programs are two to three weeks sessions, in which English Language courses are combined with fun, cultural and social activities. ILA implements a full day schedule, that starts with classes during the day, and cultural, social and entertainment activities in the evenings. [+]

Best Summer Courses in English 2017. Summer and Vocational programs writing and revising the most common rhetorical modes Summer and Vocational programs are two to three weeks sessions, in which English Language courses are combined with fun, cultural and social activities. ILA implements a full day schedule, that starts with classes during the day, and cultural, social and entertainment activities in the evenings. The International Language Academy of Washington D.C. welcomes students groups arranged by schools abroad, or individual students who want to take advantage of their stay in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. For more details about our Summer and Vocational Programs, and for rates, fees and special offers, please contact us at www.ila.edu [-]

Junior Summer Academic English Courses

Oxford International Education Group
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Cambridge London Surrey + 3 more

In 2016 our summer programmes range from our classic and always popular English Language summer camps in impressive boarding schools in the south of England, to more advanced leadership, university preparation and performing arts programmes in Oxford and Cambridge University Colleges for older teenagers. [+]

For 36 years, Bucksmore Education have welcomed more than 10,000 students from over 60 countries and nationalities to our high-end, prestigious English Language summer schools for individual students. Made up of Bucksmore summer and Bucksmore Homelingua, we offer a range of English Language courses to ensure that we meet the needs of every student ------------- BUCKSMORE SUMMER provides - High-quality summer programmes for students from 7 - 19 years old. - Courses for all levels of English with a maximum of 11 students per class. - The highest quality of teaching available in the industry. We pride ourselves in accepting a maximum of 20% of students from each nationality on each course to encourage students to practice their English and make lifelong friends from all over the world. ------------- In 2016 our courses are based in the world famous Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, traditional boarding schools in the south of England, the prestigious King's College London University and the impressive Plumpton agricultural College. General & Intensive English programmes: - Bucksmore Summer (Ages 11-16) - Fun-filled programme of activities and excursions. - Bucky Kids (Ages 7-10) - From Superheroes to the The Animal Kingdom...everyday has a fun theme! - Bucksmore Oxford/Cambridge/London (Ages 14-17)- City-centre locations for older teenagers. English Plus: - Bucky Adventure (Ages 13-16)- For the outside activity seekers (sailing, kayaking, horse riding, wall climbing, a survival night & many more). - Bucksmore Arts Choice (Ages 13-17)- Designed for our creative students: Art, Film, Photography, Drama & many more. - Bucksmore Coding(Ages 12-16)- Create your own computer game and possibly even a robot! - Bucksmore Three Capitals (Ages 13-17)- For the young explorers travelling through the great capitals of London, Edinburgh & Cardiff. Pre-University Application: - World University Preparation- Receive help on the UK University application system. - Bucksmore Young Leaders- Develop key skills such as debating, negotiating, public speaking, time management and independent learning. Advanced Studies Programs (Ages 14-19) - Located in Oxford University, Cambridge University and King's College London. - Subject based courses for native level English speakers for students. - Activities and excursions to local areas - Master classes improving essential presenting skills, negotiating and leadership. BUCKSMORE HOMELINGUA are delighted to announce that we now also offer fantastic home tuition programmes across the UK. On a home tuition programme, students live and study in their teacher’s home and become part of their family. We offer year-round and summer programmes for juniors and adults. All courses are unique and can be tailored to meet all your needs. [-]

English Language Immersion Program

Jamestown Community College
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 USA Jamestown

amestown Community College's English language immersion program provides students with an opportunity to study English grammar and improve their vocabulary, pronunciation, listening skills, speaking, reading, and writing. The 2016 English language immersion program will take place July 25-August 12, 2016... [+]

Best Summer Courses in English 2017. Jamestown Community College's English language immersion program provides students with an opportunity to study English grammar and improve their vocabulary, pronunciation, listening skills, speaking, reading, and writing. The 2016 English language immersion program will take place July 25-August 12, 2016. Intensive non-credit study of the English language including grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation Cultural orientation Beautiful State University of New York campus in a safe community in western New York Small class size State-of-the-art facilities No TOEFL required Tentative cost: $2950. Will include on-campus housing, tuition and fees, instruction, textbook, materials, ground transportation, insurance, and some meals. Cost does not include travel and personal expenses. Optional excursions to Niagara Falls and other exciting destinations This program is for you if You want to improve your English language skills for personal or business reasons. You came to the US to study at a university/college and want to improve your English language skills to get necessary preparation. You want to experience American culture and practice English language skills. Advantages You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course You will not be required to take the TOEFL You will learn from a qualified ESL professor experienced in teaching international students You will live in a culturally rich and safe community Program Schedule Classes: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday Two hours of lab work every day Weekly activities Discussions on American culture Local excursions You will stay in a modern suite-style residence hall on campus equipped with a full kitchen and individual bathrooms. [-]