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Summer at Woodstock – English as an Additional Language

Fast-track your English language skills

Our English Language Acquisition course offers opportunities for children between the ages of 10 and 18 to learn academic English, including those who want to strengthen their academic English language skills in preparation for high school or university. The course is designed to stretch students in areas of conversational English, academic writing, research, creative writing, presentations, and critical thinking skills. This course provides an ideal transition to Woodstock for those children whose mother language is not English.

“I had a lot of fun in this class and I learned a lot...like how to paraphrase and how to write an essay and many new things!” 2019 participant

Who should take this course?

English Masterclass offers a broad range of opportunities for students of all ages and levels. This immersive course is for anyone who wants to build their skills in English as an Additional language. It’s perfect for students who are looking to attend a English medium school, in preparation for university, of anyone who wants to improve their grasp of the English language.

 

How will participants be different when they’ve completed this course? What skills or knowledge will they have gained?

The immersive nature of Summer at Woodstock means that EAL students will continue to practice and improve their English language skills both inside and outside the classroom. Whatever level they start with, this intensive English language experience is a perfect way to fast-track a student’s development in the subject.

13-24 July 2020

Age Range: 10-18

Course Timings: 30 hours of instruction

Faculty

John Robertson, Head of EAL, Woodstock School

English Masterclass is taught by experienced Woodstock teachers and is headed by John Robertson, head of EAL and Home Language literature coordinator at Woodstock. John has taught English language learners of all levels and ages for 15 years from absolute beginners to future English teachers and Masters degrees students. He teaches academic writing, runs a teacher-training course on teaching language across the curriculum, and prepares students for Cambridge exams.

Key Learning

Week One

Understanding and using syntax

Vocabulary through reading: meaning and use

Understanding difficult texts

Creative and academic writing skills

Pronunciation, intonation and stress

Week Two

Debating skills

Understanding different spoken and written registers

Research skills, critical thought

Producing a well-researched Paper

Presentation skills