English Pathways

English Pathways

Are you looking for the following?

● big improvements in your English for further university-level study or professional advancement
● the best score you can get in your IELTS or other Cambridge exam.
● confidence in a range of social, professional and academic situations, such as giving presentations and managing group work.
● to be able to write university standard essays
● the chance to follow your own interests in English through supported self-study sessions.
● to learn lots of language, but to also learn more about London, UK culture and the world.
● to integrate into UK life while in London so you can really make the most of your time here.
● to produce a great personal statement to help you continue your studies

Well, English pathways is the course for you. On top of 15 hours of Essential English to develop your social, professional and academic language, you also get:
● a one-hour class of language and discussion focused on an aspect of UK culture, combined with a tour to a related place of interest (lasting at least one hour)
● three hours additional academic English with a focus on language and skills for IELTS and university life.
● two hours of guided self-study where you can focus on your individual interests with support from a teacher in the class
● a one-hour skills class on presentations, seminars, meetings and other aspects of academic and professional life.

Every two weeks, you will receive a one-to-one tutorial to talk about your progress, set you goals to achieve and give help and advice on how to follow your interests outside of school.

The Pathways timetable also offers you the variation and individual attention you need to keep you motivated over a long course.

Weekly Pathways Timetable

Essential English
UK culture and society
1-45 – 2.45 (1hr.)
Guided Self-study
Essential English
IELTS and academic English
2-15 – 3.15 (1hr.)
Guided Self-study
Essential English
12.30 - 2+
UK culture and society visit / activity*
Essential English
IELTS and academic English
Essential English
Seminars, meeting and presentation skills

* The visit or activity lasts a minimum of 1.25 hours. All entrance fees included. Transport costs not included.

Example culture lessons and visits

Redevelopment and regenerationWoodberry Down
Clothes and fashionV&A Fashion
Crime and justiceThe Old Bailey
ClassThe Geffrye Museum
Travel and tourismHorniman museum
Britpop and drinking cultureCamden Town
Religion and faithNeasden Temple

To find out more about our culture and social programme, click here.

Maximum class size 15.