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English and Culture for the 45+ learner

We understand that the more mature student may prefer to have a short course which is small in student numbers, maximum size (12)  and which includes learners of a similar age. We also appreciate that the older learner may want to spend time outside the classroom enjoying the cultural and leisure opportunities that Cambridge can offer.You need to have a minimum of level B1 English to benefit from this course.

9.30 - 11.00
Needs Analysis, Q & A Session
Tuition: Language practice, e.g. review of tenses
Day Trip to London
Tuition: Vocabulary development around topic
Tuition: Writing skills development, e.g. writing a letter describing experiences in Cambridge
11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 13.00
Tuition: A brief history of Cambridge & background to University, colleges & places of interest

Quiz about Cambridge and the UK

Tuition: Listening & Speaking development around a topic, e.g. current affairs
Riverboat Tour
Tuition: Listening & Speaking development, e.g. cultural issues
Tuition: Reading & Speaking development.

Question and Answer Time

Ask the teacher

13.00 - 14.00
L U N C H: times may vary according to afternoon activities
14.00 - 16.00
Blue Badge Guided tour of Cambridge
Visit to Fitzwilliam Museum with guide
Free time
Chauffeured punting on River Cam
Guided trip to Ely followed by traditional tea & scones
17.30 +
Supper with group
Fish and chips supper
Theatre trip
Pub Evening
Free Time

Lessons details:

Lessons will include a focus on:

  • Building confidence through fluency activities
  • Developing speaking skills
  • Increasing range of vocabulary

All activities are accompanied and include:

  • Blue Badge Guided Tour of Colleges
  • Punting Tour of the Colleges on the Backs
  • Excursions to a village/town nearby for example, Grantchester, Ely
  • Visit to a NT home and gardens, for example, Wimpole Hall, Anglesey Abbey
  • Full-day excursion to London and visits to major sights
  • Theatre trip
  • Pub evening
  • Supper evening
  • Visit to a local museum
English culture
English culture