Get ready to kickstart your language learning
Our Autumn Explorer will develop student’s English language skills through project-based learning activities, interactive learning and lots of fun and adventure.
We help students become more confident, independent learners. They will also develop 21st century skills that will help them in their future learning, life and work
On this course, students will:
- Gain confidence and become more independent learners and users of the English language
- Develop their English language skills (reading writing, listening, and speaking)
- Improve your vocabulary, pronunciation, and understanding of grammar
- Essential 21st century life skills (communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and cultural awareness)
- Produce a portfolio of work to show their progress and achievements
- Meet new friends from across the world
Project themes have been created in a way that allows students and teachers to choose the direction that best fits their group’s needs and interests.
This means that every group of students will learn something different, and each student receives a personalised learning experience. For each theme, there will be a main question that guides the project, and the students will work together to make a project outcome.
This approach helps students learning faster and more successfully. It also guarantees that students will learn something new every time.
Learn by doing
The activity programme is an essential part of the course. It helps students to practise their skills and develop natural, fluent language use. Our afternoon electives are designed to improve communication and confidence while developing academic, creative and active skills.
All Autumn Explorer students will also enjoy a wide variety of whole-school activities, such as games, competitions, discos and shows.
Gain new life experiences
There is no better way to learn about British life and culture than to experience it for yourself. Study tours play an important role in our way of learning. Students will prepare for their tours in class, complete educational activities during their tour, and discuss them in lessons afterwards.
They will have three-full day study tours to UK destinations, every two weeks.
Enjoy study tours to exciting attractions like:
The London Eye is an iconic part of London’s skyline and has been offering guests a new panoramic view of London.
It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular visitor attraction.
Science Museum London
The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.
Students can experience what it is like to fly or blast off into space in their stunning 3D and 4D simulators. They can also watch a film on a screen taller than four double-decker buses in the IMAX 3D Cinema.
Madame Tussauds London
This famous wax-museum offers students the chance to get up close to some of their favourite famous faces, with over 300 wax figures of famous people and important historical figures.
Rock it out with Ed Sheeran, pose with Harry and Meghan, or sing a duet with Dua Lipa! Not only do you learn about some of the most famous people in British culture, you’ll have lots of images to share on Instagram!
Themes at Autumn Explorer
Project-based learning is a signature part of our fully-integrated approach to language learning. It provides students with lots of cross-curricular opportunities for learning everywhere, both inside and outside the classroom.
Find out more about our weekly project themes:
Magic & mystery
Explore magical stories and investigate some of Britain’s most famous mysteries such as the famous Stonehenge or Lock Ness Monster. Students will build on their vocabulary for descriptive writing and develop their use of narrative tenses.
Gadgets and gizmos
Discover the origins of the technology we now take for granted and explore the impact its development will have on the future. Students will improve their critical-thinking skills to speculate on future innovations and develop their coherent writing skills.
Develop cross-cultural understanding by learning about different festivals from across the UK and around the world. Students will share knowledge and traditions of festivals in their own countries, practise their collaboration skills and improve their use of functional phrases for expressing ideas and opinions.
1 - 6 weeks
7 January - 17 February 2024
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