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English for Life


It is with immense pride that I would like to announce our new academic project: English for Life.

Every Monday from 13.00 to 14.00 our students will have the opportunity to improve their life skills through meaningful academic projects recommended by our students and designed by our teachers.



This means all our English courses now integrate academic projects consisting of:

  • Soft Skills

  • British Culture and Lifestyle

  • Sustainability

  • Well-being

  • and much more


Our main aim is to listen to what our students need as part of their academic and professional development and provide them with tools that will help them achieve their goals. Focus group sessions with our students will help our academic team develop up-to-date content that is not only relevant to our students' lives but also rich in language learning opportunities.

The project launches on Monday 21 February!


 



Real Life Role Plays with Lucy - CEFR A2/B1


This is what students will learn and practice to improve their English to use in real life environments.


Topics

  1. Roleplays in the supermarket

  2. Roleplays in the airport

  3. Roleplays in social situations


Skills

  • Reading and matching functional language in three different situations

  • Listening to model roleplays and partners during roleplays

  • Producing spoken functional language to complete roleplays

Language

  • Vocabulary related to shopping eg. checking out, trolley ,prices, bargain, what are you after?, refund, receipt, etc.

  • Vocabulary related to social English eg. How do you do?, How’s life?, mate, wedding, you must be …name

  • Vocabulary related to airport conversations eg. passport control, immigration, visa, check-in desk, flammable, sharp objects, luggage

Culture

  • Levels of formality in English

  • Etiquette


 

Writing your CV with Ben - CEFR B1/B2


This is how students will prepare real life CVs they can use when applying for jobs in English.


Topics

  1. The different CV formats

  2. The language of the CV. Writing a profile

  3. Checking and discussing students’ CVs

Skills

  • Reading (sample CVs)

  • Speaking (discussing the samples)

  • Listening (watching a video tutorial on how to write a CV)

  • Writing a CV

Language

  • Vocabulary: using action (power) verbs

  • Register: formal

  • Editing / Checking for grammar and spelling mistakes

Culture

Although CVs are largely the same across the globe, every region has style preferences that you need to adapt to if you want to get shortlisted for jobs. For example, some mainland European countries require you to include a photo in your CV, but in the UK photos are frowned upon by recruiters, and you could even get rejected for including one in your CV.


 

Teacher-led Activities


I would also like to invite everyone to join our activities. They are all led by our academic team and will ensure you make the most of your stay with us here in Bournemouth.





and so much more!


And to finish it off we will start a new series here in the blog where you will have the chance to get to know our team a bit better so please stay tuned!

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