One of the most popular courses among foreign students in the United Kingdom is the teaching of general English as a foreign language. These courses are specifically designed for students who are eager to learn and improve their ability to communicate in the English language. It covers all levels of competency, from the beginner to the more advanced courses with the main goal being to up the confidence level of the student.
The English course studies in UK have been specially structured to cover all the major areas of the English language along with use of grammar in daily life as well as improving their vocabulary. Some of the sections covered by the English language courseconsist of listening, reading, speaking, writing with emphasis on conversational English, which would be useful for the students during their stay in the United Kingdom as well as when they return to their homeland. Many of the institutions which teach English have just the bare minimum of students in each class, enabling the tutor to give special attention to each of the students as well as participate in all general activities in the class. These courses are designed for adults, young adults as well as children above the age of ten.
Qualified and Certified Teachers
The English language course is taught in specialised centres called Language Teaching Centres and they have many independent schools; these consist of schools in London, Eastbourne, and the LTC in Brighton. These learning centres have been running for over 25 years and have taught thousands of foreign students from over 60 countries how to read and write English annually. Their goal is to help these students who are weak in the English language to communicate openly and without any problem. There are regular inspections and checks of all language teaching centres in the United Kingdom by accredited members of the British Council and then certified by the Independent Schools Inspectorate as well as members of English UK. As per British Council criteria, teachers at LTC’s should have recognised qualification to teach English as a Foreign Language as well as a University degree.
Levels of Learning
In lieu of the high standard of education that is expected from teaching centres like the LTC in Brighton, the English lessons are usually theme-based to make dry subjects like English grammar easier to remember. This type of teaching has been shown to help students make the learning of the English language more fun and natural. These learning centres have experienced teachers who are willing to go the extra step to support their students and will give them advice, encouragement, and feedback. Depending on how the individual rating of each student, they are assigned to the English language course at different levels of language competency; these are beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, and upper-intermediate, pre-advanced and advanced courses.
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