INTENSIVE ENGLISH

The programme offers students a way to learn English language in the most effective and efficient way possible. The programme of study is based on an integrated-skills approach with listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar components. Fluency and accuracy in both spoken and written English are emphasized.
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INTENSIVE ENGLISH

The programme offers students a way to learn English language in the most effective and efficient way possible. The programme of study is based on an integrated-skills approach with listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar components. Fluency and accuracy in both spoken and written English are emphasized.
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Bristol Academy offers one of the most advanced English learning systems in Asia

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INTENSIVE ENGLISH BENEFITS

 


 

 Able to effectively communicate and maintain conversations with native speakers.

 

 Able to write thoroughly on most topics using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.

 

 Competent and ready to study in degree programmes where English is the medium of instruction.

 

 Competent and ready to work in English speaking environments.

 

 Able to conduct business confidently with native speakers.

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I have been studying at Bristol Academy for 6 months and love it here! I chose Bristol Academy for its great central location and good prices.

When I first arrived I could’nt speak perfect English but since then I have made rapid progress.

Thank You, Bristol Academy!!!

Anna (Ukraine)

Intensive English Student

I have been studying at Bristol Academy for 6 months and love it here! I chose Bristol Academy for its great central location and good prices.

When I first arrived I could’nt speak perfect English but since then I have made rapid progress.

Thank You, Bristol Academy!!!

Anna (Ukraine)

Intensive English Student

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAMME

Learn English Fast with one of the most advanced English learning systems in Asia

The Intensive English Programme is a six-level core programme which is designed to support the development of English language skills of students pursuing higher education, as well as working professionals. Students will develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills using a holistic approach, giving students the tools necessary to communicate in any situation.

 

The programme of study is based on an integrated-skills approach with listening,  readingwriting,  and speaking along with vocabulary and grammar components.

 

Our curriculum has a strong focus on production of language, with as much emphasis on fluency as on accuracy. The target language is personalised in as authentic a way as possible and is well-scaffolded to ensure detailed production.

 

 

One of the benefits of our programme is the continuous exploration of vocabulary throughout the entire curriculum. Grammar, while included in every unit, is limited and follows a guided discovery methodology: exploration, explanation, expression. 

 Intensive English Skills You Will Learn

Listening

Practise and improve your listening skills for your school studies and your English exams. There are activities for different levels, so find your level and make a start.

Speaking

You will gain valuable experience by speaking in class with both classmates and teachers.  Our class builds a solid foundation in proper English speech.

Reading

Reading is one of the best ways to quickly advance your English learning skills. We require our students to read & write as well as speak English fluently.

Writing

English writing skills are essential in business. Bristol Academy works with our students to insure that they develop all of their communications skills for English.  

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Learn to read, write, listen and speak English with our Intensive English course.
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Learn to read, write, listen and speak English with our Intensive English course.
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INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE

Our dedicated instructors stay current with new developments and methodologies in the field of English as a Foreign or Other Language and are able to implement appropriate andragogy. Throughout all levels the Structural Approach is followed, giving students a strong base upon which to build, as well as the Immersion Method, though less strictly for Beginner students, requiring them to use English at all times, both inside the classroom and out.

Instructor’s of Beginner classes often follow Teacher-Centered Androgogy, though augmented with frequent requests to students to explain and elaborate upon key ideas. This approach serves a dual purpose, firstly it respects the silent period of those students who require it, while giving other students the opportunity to speak when they feel capable. All students are required to speak, however, though they first practice with rote memorization, Total Physical Response, and role-play, leading to quick response, higher fluency, and more confidence. Writing is limited to words and sentences and is learn through the Pattern Approach, wherein students must recognize and replicate syntax and word order in graining patterns leading to accurate sentence structure.

Once students have sufficient language skills to express their own ideas, Learning-Centered Androgogy is implemented as approaches and methods must be flexible and adapted as instructors must consider the number of students in the class, the classroom dynamics, and other factors of language learning. Several methods are employed and depend heavily on the specific material being taught. One of the key approaches used for both speaking and writing is the Rhetorical Approach, where students are taught first what questions to ask themselves, then answer the questions in order to best exchange information.

Another often-used strategy inherent in the curriculum is the Guided Discovery Method, where students identify new items and attempt to understand the purpose and usage on their own. This method of exploration, explanation, expression gives students both greater understanding of the material, as well as better recall.  At the upper levels, this method is used in conjunction with the Silent Way, heavily student-centered strategy with limited input from the instructor allowing students to direct their learning.

Course Category

English Programmes

 

Class Size

Maximum: 15 students per class

Course Duration

12 months of 6 levels

Class Instructor

Various

 

 

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Program Description

We offer Intensive English programmes with the following features:

A 4-hour programme (up to 80 hours per term) which includes:

  • A 3-hour General English class (up to 60 hours per term)
  • A 1-hour Skills-Based class (up to 20 hours per term)

A 5-hour programme (up to 100 hours per term) which includes:

  • A 3-hour General English class (up to 60 hours per term)
  • A 1-hour Skills-Based class (up to 20 hours per term)
  • A 1-hour Creative Learning class (up to 20 hours per term)

A 6-hour programme (up to 120 hours per term) which includes:

  • A 3-hour General English class (up to 60 hours per term)
  • A 1-hour Skills-Based class (up to 20 hours per term)
  • A 1-hour Creative Learning class (up to 20 hours per term)
  • A 1-hour Special Focus class (up to 20 hours per term)
Course Details

Entry Requirement

  • Age 17 and above with a high school certificate for those requiring a student visa
  • No English prerequisite is required

Who should take the programme?

  • Those who want to ensure all their language skills are balanced
  • Those who want to concentrate on practical application of skills
  • Those who want to gain greater understanding and confidence
  • Those who want to gain added advantage using English

Class Structure

  • 120 hours over a guaranteed 20 days of classes in a term
  • Classes are Monday to Friday excluding public holidays
Course Content

Our Intensive English programme covers:

    • Everyday English
    • Exchanging personal information
    • Exchanging opinions and being persuasive
    • Completing forums and documents
    • Formal and informal correspondence
    • Essay writing
    • Understanding emails, brochures and articles
    • Understanding conversations, reports and lectures

Some of the Topics include:

  • Education
  • The environment
  • Family and relationships
  • Food and beverage
  • Geography
  • Health and fitness
  • Hobbies and leisure
  • Money and finance
  • Technology
  • Travel and tourism
Additional Information

* General English

The 3-hour General English class focusses on both accuracy and fluency in an interactive and communicative way. The design and nature of lessons allows for maximum teacher and peer support. Overall, it encourages students to maximize their practice and speaking time through carefully selected activities and support material which cater to different learning styles and personality traits.

* Skills-Based

The 1-hour Skills-Based class is aligned with the General English topics. These lessons allow students to hone in on all the relevant skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. Lessons are logically ordered to form a cycle, by the end of which, students will have covered all aspects of the General English topic of the week, putting theory to practice and achieving the desired level of proficiency in that topic.

* Creative Learning

The 1-hour Creative Learning class has a variety of fun, relaxed and innovative lessons that are designed around the General English and Skills-Based classes and performed in a unique way. The idea is to allow students to mix together and get exposed to a variety of teachers and activities. Since each lesson is a stand-alone lesson, teachers rotate and students are exposed to different teaching styles, accents and personalities. Lessons presented within this hour include video-games based language lessons, grammar games, vocabulary online games, conversation, current affairs and listening lessons.

* Special Focus

The 1-hour Special Focus class focuses specifically on students’ needs and common areas of weakness. For lower-proficiency levels (beginner to pre-intermediate), these lessons focus on academic writing, while for higher-proficiency levels (intermediate to advanced), they focus on major specialisms like English for Academic Purposes, IELTS preparation and Business English.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE LEVELS

Students will be able to use speaking and listening skills to communicate simple information about themselves and others as well as describe common objects. Students will be able to read and write simple sentences.
Students will be able to use speaking and listening skills to communicate on familiar and general topics and give more detailed information about themselves. Students will be able to read and write short texts on everyday topics.
Students will be able to use speaking and listening skills to enable them to play an active part of the conversations. Students will be able to understand some of the differences between formal and in formal language and use this in their own writing. The pre-intermediate course teaches students to use English more confidently in everyday situations and to understand newspapers and television programs.
Students will be able to use speaking and listening skills to enable them to participate in complex conversations about social and educational topics. Students will be reasonably fluent and will be able to use appropriate vocabulary and grammar. Students will be able to understand longer texts and to research, prepare and deliver presentations and written reports.
Students will be able to maintain conversations on a variety of formal and informal topics using a range of vocabulary and grammatical expressions. Students will be able to understand complex and lengthy listening and reading materials and respond with their own opinion. The course will also teach them to read critically and analyze a variety of authentic texts and to develop well-structured written and spoken responses.

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