Learn to Enjoy the Language
- Kent College Pembury, England
Learn to Enjoy the Language
Small class sizes ensure that each student receives individual attention from their tutors, providing a learning experience which is unique to their needs. This close proximity between students and teachers fosters close relationships and a supportive environment, which builds confidence amongst the young learners and encourages them to succeed.
Teachers challenge students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.
In tandem with English language development, the course piques the intellectual curiosity of the learners by exposing them to a range of authentic sources from different academic subjects, which in turn develops their critical thinking skills as they discuss and analyse them.
The mix of nationalities in the classroom and the wide range of materials covered creates an international outlook amongst students, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking.
Objectives of the stay
To develop children's identities in English.
First Steps English
20 hours per week.
The school supports and develops students with English as a second language. It offers stepping stones for students wanting to eventually enrol into a UK boarding school. It can offer programmes to support students’ specific needs; understanding academic subjects’ terminology in English, preparation for entrance school tests, confidence in presentation skills, mastering of conversational English and much more.
The programme enables the learner to establish personal values as a foundation upon which international mindedness will develop and flourish. In addition to improving their English students will develop good citizenship, organisational skills, presentational skills, and an increased sense of responsibility for their belongings, the environment and themselves.
This tailored approach to learning spills into every part of the programme, thus making the entire Pilgrims experience a pedagogic process. The classroom is not the only place where our students learn and practise their English. Our highly imaginative and exceptionally fun activities are a way to explore the English language.
Students choose between a variety of activities such as sport, art, drama and team building exercises. These enjoyable facets of the programme allow students to discover something entirely new while practising and perfecting their language skills. Two half day trips form part of the exciting programme. As students visit cities and explore the English culture, they shape their cosmopolitan identity.
The ability to speak and write with confidence and accuracy, whilst feeling comfortable using the language.
Secure, fully-supervised residential accommodation. All meals included.
The Experience of Living at Kent College
Kent College Pembury is set in beautiful countryside just 3 miles from Tunbridge Wells. Tunbridge Wells is a small picturesque town located in an area of natural outstanding beauty. The school is only 40 minutes from London Gatwick airport and 60 minutes from Heathrow.
The course includes cultural activities such as excursions, social evenings, movie nights, book clubs, drama clubs and a wide choice of sports.
The price includes 20 hours of tuition per week, full-board accommodation and a fully-supervised cultural programme.
Transfer on arrival and departure
A meeting service is available to transfer students on arrival and departure
This course is organised by Pilgrims which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and is a member of English UK. Pilgrims is owned by OISE