Concord College is a Quality Education and Quality English accredited college and their English lessons are also accredited by the British Council.
Students are assessed on arrival and are placed in a class of suitable age and English ability. There is a wide range of levels from beginners to advanced.
The timetable consists of 15 hours of classroom based teaching with qualified English teachers and 6 hours of Active English lessons taught by teachers with specialisations in other subjects. The English course is designed to offer varied, current and meaningful topics to engage and inspire all students. It is split into 3 main parts:
- General English lessons aimed at improving grammar and the structure of the language.
- Focus on the 4 skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening; also weekly lessons on British Culture (Current Affairs for Advanced levels).
- “Active English” lessons which encourage students to learn and develop their language skills through activities they enjoy such as Sports, Art, Cookery, Drama, Music, Photography, Fashion and Team Problem Solving. Lessons are structured to provide opportunities for students to practise their spoken English and learn subject-related vocabulary. These options vary from year to year depending on the expertise of our teachers. Students selecting Photography or Music for Active English lessons should bring along their own digital camera or musical instrument if possible.
Progress checks are carried out by the teachers at the end of each week to monitor and review student’s progress and make any necessary adjustments the following week.
What does the fee include?
Accommodation, tuition, all meals, airport transfers (terms and conditions apply), use of on campus sports facilities, on campus activities, weekly laundry, one full day excursion and one ½ day excursion per week, course photograph.
What does the fee NOT include?
Transfers outside the stated terms and conditions, insurance (travel/personal/medical/cancellation), optional excursions and some optional activities, pocket money.