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Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
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Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
Kings colleges, Your Life in English - Intelligent Partners
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  • 1. 2011 USA/UK english courses los angeles bournemouth london oxfordYo ur lifein E nglishNew New New onlineLos Angeles courses! learning support!College! www.kingscolleges.com
  • 2. Section one:Welcome One week at Kings / Page 03 Monday Tuesdayto KingsKings Colleges® is one of theleading international college 04 06groups in the UK, and now Wednesday Thursday Fridaythe USA.We have been establishedsince 1957.Our UK colleges are accredited 08 10 12by the British Council and weare a member of English UK. Saturday SundayOur studentsComing from all over theworld, they share a commonambition: to develop their 14 16skills in English, and to have this brochurethe time of their lives.We’ve helped tens of thousandsmake this a reality. We’ll do the Insame for you. Section two: Everything you need to know / Page 19 20 / The Kings Advantage 24 / ClassMate — our colleges supplementary 22 / How we teach English 42 / Kings Los Angeles online learning 23 / Language level 44 / Kings Bournemouth 25 / Activities at Kings progression 46 / Kings London our courses 48 / Kings Oxford 26 / Coursefinder 36 / English Plus 50 / Coming soon — Art and Design New York 27 / Compact Course 37 / English Plus 28 / Intensive Course Film Studies and 52 / Accommodation 30 / Diploma of English Filmmaking options 32 / Cambridge FCE 38 / English Plus 53 / Student houses and CAE Introduction toKeeping it real and apartments 33 / TOEFL iBT Tourism / HospitalityPhotography in this brochure has been 53 / Student residencesshot at Kings Colleges and on location in Preparation Course 39 / English PlusOxford, London, Bournemouth, Los Angeles Business and Finance 57 / Homestay 34 / IELTS Preparationand New York. Course / Super 40 / Vacation Course 58 / Kings student insuranceAll quotations are from direct student and Intensive IELTS 40 / Vacation Extra 58 / Book today!staff testimony. 35 / IELTS Test Centre
  • 3. Every week at Kings is full oflearning, friendship and greattimes — all in fantastic locations.No matter how many weeks ourstudents are with us, life is alwaysfull — from the time they first arriveto the day they reluctantly saytheir goodbyes.A Kings week is more thanjust seven days. It’s a wholenew way of life. 02 03
  • 4. Y Y DA DA ES N O TU M Y Y DA DA AY ES RS ID Y N FR U ED DA THW N AY Y O DA RD N TU M SUSATitle:Entry: On my first day I was very nervousbecause I didn’t think my English would be goodenough but when I got there everyone was sofriendly and made me feel very welcome —especially Basak who was really nice, verytalkative and very smiley!As time went on, I made many close friendsand we became like a family, all looking aftereach other. Yein Studying at Kings Bournemouth
  • 5. Monday morning at Kings Bournemouth: after their Welcome Talk and Induction,Yein, from Korea, gets to know Basak, her brand new friend from Turkey. 04 05
  • 6. Y Y DA DA ES N O TU M Y DA Y Y DA DA AY ES RS ID ES N FR U ED THW TU AY Yd DA RD N TU SUSATitle:Entry: I encourage students to share informationabout themselves and their countries and theysettle in really quickly. Personalisation is animportant part of the lesson and is very motivating. Kings lessons are always fresh as we areconstantly trying new things. My aim is to makeEnglish really come alive for my students. They arealways participating actively in the lessons and thiscreates a really positive atmosphere. Kings is a greatcollege both to study and to work. Lizzie Teaches at Kings Oxford
  • 7. All Kings English classes are highly interactive and hands-on. Here Lizzie Meakindemonstrates the correct pronunciation of some tricky English consonants. 06 07
  • 8. SA W ED TU N RD ES AY DA Y W TH M SU N U O RS N ED DA DA N Y DA Y Y ES FR TU DA ID ES AY DA Y YTrafalgar Square, London ‘Walk of Fame’, Hollywood Boulevard
  • 9. Venice Beach, Los Angeles 08 09
  • 10. Y Y DA DA ES N O TU M Y Y DA DA AY ES RS ID N FR U ED THW Y DA AY Y DA RD N TU RS SUSA U THTitle:Entry: I have lots of homework and assignments todo and sometimes I just go by the river and studythere. It’s been a beautiful sunny summer in Englandand the city is so alive. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to learn fromnative English speakers and my teachers have shownme how to say things in the English way. I’ve reallyhad a lot of fun. This summer has been so interestingand pleasurable — Kings is just fantastic. Mojdeh Studying at Kings Oxford
  • 11. Keep on learning outside the classroom Personalised, teacher-inspired learning is central to your experience at Kings. There are times, though, when you need to study out of class, both on your own and with the guidance of your teacher. That’s why we have developed ClassMate. It’s an online supplementary learning system that allows teachers and students to extend topics that are introduced in class. Teacher-led blended learning is a very powerful learning tool which is used by universities in the UK and USA because it takes learning beyond the classroom. Students work at their own pace and gain inspiration and direction to use English in the real world. Read more about ClassMate on page 24. Read her story at the Common Room1 Using ClassMate Illustrations by Binnarae Kim, on the interactive student at Kings London. www.kingscolleges.com whiteboard, the teacher introduces a great new weekly discussion point focussing on different customs. 2 Afterwards, in the Computer Learning Centre, Mojdeh watches a video on ClassMate called, ‘Why are our customs so different?’3 To prepare for an assignment on the same subject, Mojdeh joins a discussion on ClassMate which is about how widely everyone’s national customs differ. 4 Finally, to perfect the delivery of her presentation, she uses ClassMate to work with her teacher on pronunciation and then practises using audio clips. With ClassMate you’re always learning! 10 11
  • 12. Y Y DA DA ES N O TU M Y Y DA DA AY ES RS ID N FR U ED THW AY AY Y DA RD N TU SU IDSA FRTitle:Entry: The great teachers at Kings really helpedme with all my lessons and with my Englishdevelopment. I needed my English qualifications toget to university and Kings was so good at gettingme the English language results I needed. I’ll surely recommend Kings! It was a greatopportunity to live with English speakers and meetpeople from all over the world. Valentina Studied at Kings London
  • 13. It’s traditional every Friday at Kings London, as at all our colleges, for our leavingstudents to receive their certificates together and to cheer each other’s success. 12 13
  • 14. SA W ED TU N RD ES AY DASA Y SU TH M U O TU N RS N DA DA Y DA Y Y RD AY FR TU ID ES AY DA Y
  • 15. Make time to explore one of the world’s great cities. Here, Ethan, Brittney and Edo checkout Times Square — the dazzling, light-filled, people-packed centre of New York City! 14 15
  • 16. SA W ED TU N RD ES AY DA Y SU TH M N U O DA RS N DA Y DA Y YSU FR TU ID ES N AY DA Y DA Y
  • 17. Making new friends is central to the Kings experience and what better way to enjoy a relaxingSunday than chilling out on Venice Beach, California with friends from around the world? 16 17
  • 18. Y Y DA DA ES N O TU M Y DA Y Y DA DA AY ES RS ID N N FR UED TH OW M AY Y DA RD N TU SUSAIs it Monday morning again already? It’s been a busy,exciting and action-packed week for Yein and Basak.Who knows what their next week will bring?
  • 19. 20 The Kings Advantage 22 How we teach English 23 Language level progression 24 ClassMate — Your 24/7 learning companionIn this section you’ll find 25 Activities at Kingscomprehensive information aboutour courses and how we teach them; Our courses 26 Coursefinderour fantastic College facilities; your 27 Compact Courseaccommodation options and 28 Intensive Course 30 Diploma of Englishactivities you can enjoy after lessons. 32 Cambridge Exam Courses (FCE and CAE) 33 TOEFL iBT Preparation Course 34 IELTS Preparation Course / Super Intensive IELTS 35 IELTS Test Centre at Kings Oxford 36 English Plus Art and Design 37 English Plus Film Studies and Filmmaking 38 English Plus Introduction to Tourism / Hospitality 39 English Plus Business and Finance 40 Vacation Course 40 Vacation Extra Our Colleges 42 Kings Los Angeles 44 Kings Bournemouth 46 Kings London 48 Kings Oxford 50 Coming soon — New York 52 Accommodation options 52 Kings Accommodation Guarantee 53 Student houses and apartments 53 Student residence — Los Angeles 54 Student residences — Bournemouth 55 Student residences — London 56 Student residences — Oxford 57 Homestay options 58 Kings student insurance 58 Book today! eVerYthIng You need to KnoW 18 19
  • 20. The Kings1. Teaching Quality Guarantee 2. Long-term study benefitsWe guarantee all your teachers will have the CELTA, On our Intensive Course the longer you study, the more benefits you receive.DELTA (UK Colleges); M.A. in TESOL (Los Angeles) 12 weeks + 24 weeks +or equivalent qualifications and experience.We are also specialists in exam preparation — Kings • Free University Placement Service* • All the benefits of 12 weeks +Oxford is an official IELTS Test Centre and all our OxfordIELTS teachers are also IELTS examiners. • One-to-one interview with the Director of Studies • 6 free additional guided independent study sessions • Personalised Study Action Plan • Study pack, produced especially celTA DelTA Tesol designed for you for your course qualified qualified qualified • If you don’t achieve the result we’ve agreed with you in advance, you can study free until you do ielTs ielTs Benefits apply to students attending all classes and completing all assignments. For more Test examiner information on the Intensive Course, see pages 28 – 29 centre *In Los Angeles supplementary charges apply, depending on the level of service3. Enrolment Guarantee 4. Activities GuaranteeWe guarantee a 24-hour turnaround of your fully We offer a huge number of activities, events and excursions throughout the year.completed enrolment for any course, if received from Every week, we guarantee you will be able to choose from at least 2 – 3 differentMonday to Friday, from August to May. activities. Our dedicated Activities Organisers are here to help you fill your days with fun and excitement. For more information, see page 25. 24hr5. Great locationsOur Colleges are based in some of the world’s bestdestinations in which to be an international student. New for 2011Kings Los Angeles Kings Bournemouth Kings London Kings Oxford• Fantastic Hollywood location off Sunset Boulevard • Great central location in seaside town • Excellent location 17 minutes from central London • Large College building 10 minutes from city centre• 5 minutes walk from main • 5 – 10 minutes walk to shops, • Great local transport, • Excellent learning facilities Hollywood attractions beach, and entertainment shopping and entertainment • Sports facilities, shops and• Student residence 10 – 15 minutes’ walk • Excellent College facilities for learning and recreation • Nearly all homestay within walking distance entertainment all close bySee pages 42 – 43 See pages 44 – 45 See pages 46 – 47 See pages 48 – 49
  • 21. Advantage 6. Accommodation Guarantee 8. Latest technology Book an Intensive Course of 24 weeks or more and we guarantee you’ll be Our Colleges are equipped with the latest technology offered accommodation within reasonable walking distance of College for the to enhance your learning experience. For more whole of your course. For more information, see page 52. information on our College facilities, see pages 42 – 51. Wifi Online video and audio Interactive Whiteboards Mobile Accommodation College broadband We offer a choice of accommodation to suit all needs including student residences, homestay (with a choice of half-board and self-catering) and student houses or apartments. For more information, see pages 52 – 57. 9. Kings in touch pack Book any course of 24 weeks or more, and we’ll give you these great products, worth over £50, absolutely free: 7. ClassMate: • SIM card with one of the lowest tariffs for our supplementary online learning system national and international calls. Comes complete with GB£10/ US$10 credit Our online learning system, called ClassMate, is your 24/7 learning companion. It • Mobile broadband modem pre-loaded with 3GB for internet and email connection anywhere, anytime supplements your teacher-led lessons to make learning come • The Kings Money Card. This can be used for purchases so you always have access to funds, alive. Multimedia lessons, exam which you can load online, by SMS or at selected practise, teacher interaction and retail outlets much more. . For more information, see page 24. 123 4 5678 9123 4567 MR KING 10. Wide nationality mix Every Kings College has a hugely varied mix of students from around the world. With such a wide range of nationalities, each College is a dynamic community of respect and support in which every student matters and belongs. Russian Federation Turkey Saudi Arabia 4 . 1% Kazakhstan 3.7% China 7.8% 7.4% 5 . 3% Korea % 8 . 5% 14 .6 5.0% Taiwan % 3.4% 1 2 .4 France 3 . 2% Spain % 1 . 5% 17.9 65 other countries Italy Libya Latin America 5. 2%African nations Note: Consolidated statistics for 2009 the KIngs adVantage 20 21
  • 22. How we teach English You’ll be at the centre of a total learning system. It’s a varied and enjoyable way to learn. You’ll learn more and learn faster. Kings Learning Guarantee Fully qualified teachers • If you’re studying an Intensive Course for 12 weeks or more, and don’t achieve the • You’ll have at least two teachers during your course, to ensure a varied learning experience level we’ve agreed with you, study free until you do (You must have attended all • We guarantee all your teachers will have a CELTA, DELTA, M.A. in TESOL or equivalent classes and completed all assignments) qualifications and experience Regular progress assessment Personalised progress plan • Placement test on arrival If you’re studying an Intensive • Progress test every week Course for 12 weeks or more: • Close teacher interaction at all times • Personal meeting with the YOU Director of Studies • Study Action Plan for your personal learning development Learning 24/7 • Visit www.kingscolleges.com for tips on practising your English outside class • Talk to your friends and host family Class discussion groups • Role-playing in English all the time • Presentations and seminar discussions • Debates and special projectsFree university placement• Free university placement service • Using newspapers and magazines if you’re studying for 12 weeks or moreIn Los Angeles supplementary charges apply,depending on the level of service …all in English! One-to-one lessons • Improve vocabulary, idioms, or pronunciation Interactive learning technology • Ideal before exams, job interviews or university interviews • ClassMate: Our online learning resource (UK Colleges) • Available year-round in Los Angeles and between • Interactive whiteboards in class September and June in the UK, for: • Computer Learning Centre  Business English  Grammar • Video and audio resources  Conversation  Exam Preparation  Academic Study Skills  Other specialist topics • Free wireless email and internet in College
  • 23. Language levelprogressionWe use a system of eightbands to determine the level • We’ll use this to place you in the right class, and to help you plan how long you will need to reach the level you want.of your language progression. • Typically, students progress up one Kings level every 6 – 10 weeks. • Your own progress will depend on the length and intensity of your course, the level at which you are currently studying, as well as your own personal ability and motivation. Common EuropeanKings TOEFL / IELTS Frameworklevel Language competence Description equivalent (see below) 8 Advanced fluency, accuracy and appropriacy approaching Ielts 7+ C2 mastery that of a native speaker. Can understand and use toefl 600+ ProfICIent complex and idiomatic language. ibt 100 user 7 Pre-Advanced fluent and accurate in most situations. occasional Ielts 6.0 – 7.0 C1 effective mistakes with appropriacy, and when attempting toefl 550 – 600 operational more complex expressions. ibt 75 – 99 Proficiency 6 Upper-Intermediate Confident and effective communicator in a wide Ielts 5.5 – 6.0 b2 Vantage range of situations. noticeable lapses in fluency toefl 500 – 550 and accuracy with complex structures or ideas. ibt 60 – 74 IndePendent 5 Intermediate Can communicate independently and effectively Ielts 4.5 – 5.5 b1 threshold user on familiar topics. frequent lapses in accuracy and toefl 475 – 500 fluency in more demanding situations. ibt 50 – 59 4 Lower-Intermediate Can appear confident and fluent when Ielts 4.0 – 4.5 b1 threshold communicating in familiar and non-pressuring toefl 437 – 475 situations. regular lapses in accuracy, fluency ibt 40 – 49 and appropriacy. 3 Pre-Intermediate Can communicate and understand in a fair range less than: a2 Waystage of familiar situations. sustained communication Ielts 4.0 restricted by problems with fluency and accuracy. toefl 350 2 Elementary Can answer basic questions and communicate less than: a1 breakthrough basIC some information slowly. Vocabulary and Ielts 3.5 user understanding limited to basic everyday situations. toefl 350 1 Beginner Very little or no previous knowledge of english. less than: Can use and understand simple vocabulary and Ielts 3.5 phrases. Considerable assistance needed to toefl 350 communicate.The Common European FrameworkKings language level descriptors are linked The CEFR has been developed through It is designed to measure and compareto the Common European Framework of scientific research and wide consultation learning outcomes in a standard way,Reference for Languages: Learning, to set clear and agreed standards of and to allow recognition of languageTeaching, Assessment (CEFR). attainment at each stage of language qualifications across different countries. learning. hoW We teaCh englIsh / language leVel ProgressIon 22 23
  • 24. ClassMateYour 24/7 learning companionAbout ClassMate Through ClassMate, you can alwaysClassMate is our online supplementary keep learning: The total learning approachteaching and learning zone. It extends your • Dynamic multimedia content in classlearning and the contact you have with yourteacher outside of class. It is an integrated, • Homework and projects based on topics covered in main lessons 1. Before your course As soon as you are registered for a course,skills-based learning system using resourcesand topics across live teacher-led classes, • Teacher-guided supplementary sessions (Intensive students) we’ll give you a login so that you can start practising and using the system beforeonline guided learning sessions and practise • Self-access for practise wherever and you even leave home.in your own time. • whenever you want Access to your teacher through their • Follow a specially created pre-arrival courseAvailable from January 2011 at our UKColleges for all courses except summer personal online profile. • Feel part of College and interact with your teacher and other studentsvacation courses. Weekly news-based lesson before you arrive Each week we scan the news and find anYour personal learning plan article of interest. We then create a multi- 2. During your coursePersonalised interaction and guidance is level lesson around it with different question You have access to ClassMateat the heart of the Kings approach to your sets. You can browse an archive of over 100 throughout your time at Kings.learning. So ClassMate is not just a library of news-based lessons.resources — it is a total learning plan for you. 3. After your course Multimedia resource for all learning needsYou’ll get access to the activities suitable for • Lessons from Elementary to Advanced You’ll have three months free access toyour specific interests and language level. • IELTS practice ClassMate after you leave to help youLearning content will automatically adapt • Cambridge FCE and CAE practice maintain the level you’ve reached.as the system sees your results improve. • News-based lesson each week • • Variety of learning resources include Specially created post-departure study plan reading exercises, listening exercises, video and links to other websites. • Unlimited access to the archive of weekly news lessons • Continued online access to your teacher with prior agreement
  • 25. “As Social Programme Organiser I spend lots of time making sure you are happy and busy once lessons are over for the day. I organise activities, parties, events, sports tournaments and excursions every week of the year!” Navid is Social Programme Organiser at Kings Oxford. Each College has a member of staff whose role is to help you plan your free time after lessons.Activities We offer a huge number of activities, events and excursions throughout the year. Every week, we guarantee you will be able to choose from at least 2 – 3 different activities.at Kings We do this because we know that successful students are the ones who enjoy all aspects of their time abroad — both in and out of the classroom.Regular excursions to great places including: A typical Kings social calendar includes:UK USA • BBQ, parties and karaoke • Sports (e.g. football, volleyball,• London • Universal Studios • Cinema or theatre evenings table tennis, basketball,• Cambridge • Disneyland • Concerts (including swimming, surfing)• Stratford-upon-Avon • Sea World summer festivals) • Laser Quest• Chessington adventure park • Grand Canyon [3] • Video evenings • Speedboat ride• Brighton • Las Vegas • Debates and • Salsa dancing• Salisbury and Stonehenge [1] • Big Bear ski resort discussion evenings • Ten pin bowling• New Forest National Park • Lake Tahoe • Quizzes, bingo and • Movie premieres• The Eden Project, Cornwall [2] • Tijuana, Mexico party games • Rollerblading on the beach• Windsor Castle • San Diego zoo • Open mic nights • Wii Just Dance [1] [2] [3]The Common Room • If you want to see what’s going on at Kings, have a look at the Common Room, our online community web space • Visit the What’s On section for the calendar of events and activities which you can book once you arrive • You can also see stories, events, photo galleries and more, which will give you a real flavour of life at Kings • Check out the Common Room on our website: www.kingscolleges.com Classmate / aCtIVItIes at KIngs 24 25
  • 26. Coursefinder Study at Bournemouth class size UK Los Angeles Los Angeles entry level Maximum Maximum Minimum Minimum class size per week gs Lessons London Kin rses Course Oxford length Page u age Co General English courses  Compact Course 27 Minimum 2 weeks 1 20 2 16 14 15 Kings Level 2 (Elementary)  Intensive Course 28 Minimum 2 weeks 28 16 14 15 Kings Level 1 (Beginner) 3  Diploma of English 30 34 weeks or 24 weeks 28 (20 4) 16 14 15 Kings Level 2 (Elementary) 5 Exam preparation courses  Cambridge FCE 32 10 or 12 weeks 6 20 or 28 16 12 – Kings Level 5 (Intermediate)  Cambridge CAE 32 10 or 12 weeks 6 20 or 28 16 12 – Kings Level 6 (Upper-Intermediate)  TOEFL iBT Preparation Course 33 16 weeks 35 16 – 15 Kings Level 5 (4 week modules) (Intermediate)  IELTS Preparation Course 34 Minimum 6 weeks 7 28 16 14 – Kings Level 5 (Intermediate)  Super Intensive IELTS 34 2 weeks 32 16 14 – Kings Level 5 (Intermediate) Specialist courses  English Plus Art and Design 36 Minimum 4 weeks 28 16 14 – Kings Level 2 (Elementary)  English Plus Film Studies 37 12 weeks 28 16 – 15 Kings Level 5 and Filmmaking (Intermediate)  English Plus Introduction 38 6 or 12 weeks 28 16 14 – Kings Level 4 to Tourism / Hospitality (Lower-Intermediate)  English Plus Business 39 Minimum 2 weeks 28 16 14 – Kings Level 4 and Finance (Lower-Intermediate) Vacation courses  Vacation Course 40 2 – 10 weeks (UK) 20 16 8 16 15 Kings Level 1 2 – 12 weeks (Los Angeles) (Beginner) 9  Vacation Extra 41 2 – 10 weeks 20 14 10 16 – Kings Level 1 (Beginner)1 Only available in Oxford for courses of 24 weeks or more. 6 Course length dependent on start dates. See page 32 for details.2 Compact version in Los Angeles has 20 lessons plus 4 guided study 7 Minimum 2 weeks in London with weekly start dates. lessons per week. 8 Students aged 13 to 15 can enrol as part of a group in Bournemouth,3 Beginners are accepted at Bournemouth, London and Los Angeles, and and can enrol as part of a group in London aged 14 to 15. must begin on the first Monday of the month. The minimum level at Oxford 9 Beginners in Bournemouth, London and Los Angeles. is Elementary. Minimum level in Oxford is Elementary.4 Compact version of 20 lessons plus 4 guided study lessons per week also 10 Students aged 13 are accepted in Bournemouth as part of a group. available at Los Angeles.5 Students below this level can first complete an Intensive Course in Bournemouth, London or Los Angeles prior to starting the Diploma of English.
  • 27. Compact Skills developed • Reading • Writing Included in the price: • 20 lessons per week (plus 4 lessons Course • • Listening Comprehension • • Speaking Grammar per week of structured self-study in Los Angeles) • Vocabulary • Pronunciation • Welcome Information Pack • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework Structure 20 lessons per week usually take place • Kings Study File, teaching materials and use of coursebook every morning from Monday to Friday. Purpose: A broad General English During the summer you might have • Use of Computer Learning Centre course which is specifically designed to improve your overall language skills lessons in the mornings, afternoons or • Access to ClassMate online learning at UK Colleges (see page 24) a combination of both. whilst giving plenty of free time for • Wireless email and internet in College work or fun. • Optional evening lecture programme at UK CollegesStudy at: • Two free social activities per weekLos Angeles London  Bournemouth  Oxford  • End of Course CertificateKey information Your certificate At the end of your course you will be presented withCourse length: Minimum 2 weeks* your Kings Compact Course Certificate at a specialStarts: Every (4 January – 5 December) awards ceremony, provided you have attended at least Y 90% of your lessons. MOnDALessons: lessons per week 20 (15 hours) Sample timetable lessons per week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 4 (3 hours) of structured self-study Session 1 grammar and grammar and grammar and grammar and grammar and (2 lessons) Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Test (Los Angeles only) education first conditional future time Practising marking and vocabulary reading clauses adjectives correction inMinimum age: 16 the lesson reading multiple choice reading reading(average age range 18 – 30) gapped text comprehension true/false new vocabulary sentences questions noun formationMaximum class size: 14 15 B R E A K UK USA Session 2 listening listening listening Writing listeningMinimum entry level: (2 lessons) the letter u listening for the letters s/z describing a social english spelling and specific spelling and house or a flat makingKings Level 2 (Elementary) speaking information speaking suggestions speaking speaking speaking speaking Your education expressing your speak for one sentence stress* Compact Course only available in Oxford opinion minute on different topicsfor duration of 24 weeks or more. L U n C H afternoons are free. You may use the College’s study facilities for private study after lessons. Great benefits when you study for longer the longer you study, the cheaper your weekly course price becomes. study for 24 weeks or more, and you also get our free in touch pack of siM card with gB£10/us$10 credit and mobile broadband modem, plus the Kings Money card. see page 21 for details. Courses courseFinDer / coMPAcT course 26 27
  • 28. Intensive Skills developed: • Reading • Writing Included in the price: • 28 lessons per week Course • • Listening Comprehension • • Speaking Grammar • • Welcome Information Pack Placement test on arrival, weekly progress • Vocabulary • Pronunciation tests and regular homework Plus: knowledge of subjects selected in • Kings Study File, teaching materials and use of coursebook Special Interest Group classes. See page 29. • Use of Computer Learning Centre Purpose: This, our most popular course, • Access to ClassMate online learning at UK Colleges (see page 24) is designed to maximise your fluency Structure • Wireless email and internet in College in as short a time as possible, and to introduce a range of specialist subjects 28 lessons per week will be dynamic, interesting and rigorous and will take • Optional evening lecture programme at UK Colleges taught in Special Interest Groups. place in the mornings and afternoons. • Two free social activities per weekStudy at: (During the summer you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons or • End of Course CertificateLos Angeles  Bournemouth  a combination of both).London  Oxford  Your certificate At the end of your course you will be Comprising:Key information • 20 lessons per week of General English presented with your Kings Intensive CourseCourse length: • 8 lessons per week in Special Interest Groups enabling you to study a range of Certificate at a special awards ceremony, provided you have attended at least 90%Minimum 2 weeks of your lessons. more specialist English language topics toStarts: Every (4 January – 5 December) suit your needs and interests. MOnDA Y • 6 guided independent study sessions per week, with support from a teacher,Lessons: 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: if you study for 24 weeks or more. language lessons per week 20 (15 hours) Special Interest Group lessons 8 Sample timetable with special Interest group: Introduction to tourism per week (6 hours) Guided independent study Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 6 sessions per week (4.5 hours), if Session 1 grammar and grammar and grammar and grammar and grammar and studying for 24 weeks or more Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Test (2 lessons) education first conditional future time describing house marking andMinimum age: 16 vocabulary reading clauses types correction in the multiple choice lesson(average age range 18 – 30) reading reading Reading gapped text comprehension true/false focus on nounMaximum class size: 14 15 sentences questions formation UK USA B R E A K Session 2 listening listening listening Writing listeningMinimum entry level: (2 lessons) Pronunciation listening for Pronunciation structure, social englishKings Level 1 (Beginner)* focus specific focus language and making speaking information speaking timed writing suggestions*Beginner’s courses are available at all Your education speaking speak for one speaking agreeing and minute on sentence stresslocations except Oxford starting on the first disagreeing different topicsMonday of each month. The minimum entry L U n C Hlevel in Oxford is Elementary. Session 3 Vocabulary Vocabulary Project Writing study time or (2 lessons) — travel and reading students plan a a letter of free time Special vocabulary using adjectives weekend break reservation for a speaking to describe in london using hotel room Interest student tourism tourist listening Group information discussion group speaking booking a hotel on their vacation student given by the room on the discussion group teacher. Class phone presentation in small groups
  • 29. Intensive CourseSpecial Interest Groups8 lessons per week (included in the price)You can choose from a range of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to develop your skills further, dependingon your language level and subject to location and availability. Sample SIGs are shown below.Kings Levels 1 – 3 Kings Levels 4+ 5. Introduction to Tourism (Bournemouth)(Beginner to Pre-intermediate) (Lower-Intermediate (Set start dates) to Advanced) • English for TourismLower level students take SIGs in bothFluency and Discussion, and Listening Students at higher levels can take SIGs • Tourism operations: transport, accommodation, attractions, events,and Pronunciation. They can also follow in specialist subjects including: destinations, and tour operatorsthe Art and Design SIG. 1. IELTS Preparation • Marketing: marketing mix, statistics1. Fluency and Discussion • Essential grammar, vocabulary and data analysis, market and• Contributing to discussions and language skills competitor analysis; macro and micro• Using role-play to communicate • Exam techniques and strategies • economic factors• Developing mini-presentations • Read more quickly and effectively Graded assignment and presentation• Taking part in drama activities • Picking out important information as you listen 6. Introduction to Hospitality2. Listening and Pronunciation • Organising your writing (Bournemouth)• Sounds, stress, rhythm and intonation • Self-correction techniques (Set start dates) •• Sound units (phonemes) • English for Hospitality• Articulating sounds 2. Academic Reading and Writing Hotel and restaurant operations:• Using primary and secondary stress • Developing presentation skills food, accommodation, beverages,• Understanding sentence rhythm • Learning to plan and write an essay • facilities and classification systems — intonation, emotion and meaning • Learning effective subject research • Customer service skills and relationships3. Art and Design (Oxford) • Improving reading strategies Graded assignment and presentation• Developing your creative expression 3. Business and Finance (London) 7. Film Studies (Los Angeles)• Practical project work • Business terminology and (Set start dates) •• Drawing and painting techniques communication • Genres, trends and film history• Using different media and materials • Report writing, presentation skills • History of Hollywood• Preparing a portfolio and PowerPoint • Acting foundations: skills and techniques • Business case-study project work • Acting for the camera • Practical real-life business experience • Script development and creative writing • Visits to business / financial institutions Production/Post Production: Great benefits when you • Optional preparation for Cambridge ICFE and BEC exams • Filming and editing Practical skills in making a short film study for longer See pages 36 – 39 for our Specialist 4. Law (London) the longer you study, the • Criminal and civil law English Plus courses. cheaper your weekly course price becomes. • Optional preparation for Cambridge ILEC exam Other Special Interest Groups study for 24 weeks or more, and • Research methods Depending on your choice of location, you get additional independent • Legal English terminology examples might include: study sessions, with support • Report writing and presentation skills from your teacher. • Legal case-study — presentation • GMAT preparation and report • TOEFL preparation You’ll also receive a free study • Visit to law firms and Royal Courts • Business English pack, tailored to your course. of Justice / Old Bailey • British Life and Culture You also get our free in touch • American Culture pack of siM card with gB£10/ • Elementary Writing Skills us$10 credit and mobile • Reading broadband modem, plus the Kings Money card. • Pronunciation see pages 20 – 21 for details. Courses inTensiVe course 28 29
  • 30. Diploma Skills developed • Reading • Writing Included in the price • 20 or 28 lessons per week (plus, in Los of English • • Listening Comprehension • • Speaking Grammar Angeles, 4 lessons per week of structured self-study on Compact version) • Vocabulary • Pronunciation • Welcome Information Pack Plus: knowledge of subjects selected in • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and termly progress assessment Special Interest Group classes. • Teaching materials and use of coursebook Purpose: This long-term course is the • Use of Computer Learning Centre best value way to achieve real fluency, gain specialist subject knowledge and Structure Two study lengths: • Access to ClassMate online learning at • UK Colleges (see page 24) enjoy a memorable College year or semester abroad. • 34 weeks (2 semesters) 24 weeks (1 semester) • University counselling and placement service (supplement applies in Los Angeles)Study at: Two lesson plans: • • Learning Development FileLos Angeles  Bournemouth  Intensive (28 lessons per week) available • Wireless email and internet in CollegeLondon  Oxford  • in all locations Compact version (20 lessons per week • Optional evening lecture programme at UK CollegesKey information plus 4 lessons per week of structured • Free Kings Student Pack (see page 21) self-study) available in Los Angeles • Two free social activities per weekCourse length: 34 or 24 weeks tuitionStart dates: 10 January, 11 April, (During the summer you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons or • Full written end-of-course report plus Kings Diploma of English. a combination of both).19 SeptemberLessons: 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: Gain recognised, formal Creating your personal portfolio qualificationsIntensive version A key component on this course is special The Diploma of English is a great way to language lessons per week project work which will lead to the creation prepare for formal language exams — 20 (15 hours) of your own project portfolio. With the such as IELTS, TOEFL or the Cambridge guidance of your teacher, you can choose Special Interest Group lessons Exams — all recognised by both universities 8 the theme of your own project. Successful per week (6 hours) and employers around the world. completion and presentation of your optional guided independent study portfolio project is required before you are 6 sessions per week (4.5 hours) awarded your Diploma of English.Compact version (Los Angeles only) Your Diploma language lessons per week At the end of your course you will be presented with your Kings 20 (15 hours) Diploma of English at a special awards ceremony, provided you have completed all your assignments and attended at least 90% of lessons. structured self-study lessons 4 per week (3 hours) Term date overviewMinimum age: 16(average age range 18 – 30) 24 week courses 34 week coursesMaximum class size: 14 15 UK USA 10 January start date 10 January start date Course finishes: 8th July Course finishes: 23 SeptemberMinimum entry level: Vacation: 26 March – 10 April Vacations: 26 March – 10 April; 18 – 26 JuneKings Level 2 (Elementary) 11 April start date 11 April start date Course finishes: 30 September Course finishes: 16 December Vacation: 18 – 26 June Vacations: 18 – 26 June; 10 – 18 September 19 September start date 19 September start date Course finishes: 23 March, 2012 Course finishes: 15 June, 2012 Vacation: 17 December, 2011 – Vacations: 17 December, 2011 – 8 January, 8 January, 2012 2012; 24 March – 8 April, 2012
  • 31. Sample curriculum overview Special Interest Group lessons Evening Lecture Programme 8 lessons per week of specialist subjects. At our UK Colleges there is also an optionalGeneral English lessons You will first focus on extra language one-hour evening lecture each week on aFocus on key areas of language development and then move on to more language-based topic or a subject of UKdevelopment. specialist subject areas. We’ll ensure you cultural interest. study the right subjects for your needs.You will develop the following skills: Sample language lectures:• Reading • Writing Sample Special Interest Groups • Grammar Seminar: Conditionals• Listening • Speaking Depending on location and language level, • Language Seminar: Adjectives and Verbs• Comprehension • Grammar subjects might include: • Dialects and Different Types of English• Vocabulary • Pronunciation • Communication Skills • Grammar Workshop: Passives • Idioms and Further Vocabulary • Phrasal VerbsTotal: 20 lessons per week • Conversation Practice • Listening and Pronunciation Sample cultural lectures:Optional Guided Independent • British Life and Culture • British Comedy: Laughter in EnglishStudy sessions • American Culture • Charles Dickens: His Life and Times6 guided independent study sessions • IELTS Preparation • Animation: Moving Imagesdevelop your skills outside the classroom. • TOEFL iBT Preparation • Poetry WorkshopYou can use online resources, including • FCE and CAE Preparation • King Henry VIIIClassMate, in the Computer Learning Centre • GMAT Preparationor on your own laptop, or you can work on • Academic Reading and Writing Total: 1 hour per weekprojects using magazines, books and video • Academic Study Skillsresources. • English for Work • Art and Design AssessmentTotal: 6 sessions per week • Introduction to Hospitality Regular, formal assessment forms an • Introduction to Tourism important part of this course and youll also • Business and Finance be assessed on your presentation of your • Law special project. Coursework is collated in • Film Studies your personal Learning Development File. Total: 8 lessons per week Assessment includes: • weekly tests throughout the courseSample timetable Intensive version with special Interest • termly progress test Monday group in english for Work Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday • regular essays and written presentations throughout the course • oral presentations Session 1 grammar and grammar and grammar and grammar and grammar and • presentation of special project portfolio • (2 lessons) Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Test education first conditional Presentation describing foods marking and oral exam vocabulary reading Presentation and practice and practice reading of the world reading correction in the lesson • written exam gapped text reading true/false focus on noun sentences multiple choice questions formation techniques and comprehension approaches B R E A K Great benefits on Session 2 (2 lessons) listening Pronunciation listening techniques listening Pronunciation Writing describing your listening social english this course focus and approaches focus favourite food. making the letter e speaking the letter u structure, suggestions on the diploma of english you language and speaking Your education agreeing and disagreeing speaking speak for one timed writing speaking sentence stress receive additional optional expressing your minute on independent study sessions, opinion different topics with support from your teacher. L U n C H You also get our free in touch Session 3 Vocabulary reading skills Focus case study study time, free (2 lessons) — management management making people Choosing a time or culture pack of siM card with gB£10/ Special qualities styles feel at ease Project manager club visit to us$10 credit and mobile speaking listening speaking based on london Interest broadband modem, plus the What makes a Work idioms small talk at a individual Group good manager business dinner qualities Kings Money card. Session 4 Guided Guided University Guided Free period self-study self-study counselling self-study see page 21 for details. session session session Courses DiPloMA oF english 30 31
  • 32. Cambridge Exam Courses First Certificate in English (FCE) Purpose: These courses are specifically designed to prepare you thoroughly for all papers in the Cambridge exams — Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) the best known and respected formal qualifications in English. You’ll focus on exam techniques and practice.Study at: Bournemouth  London  Oxford Key informationFirst Certificate in English (FCE) Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Course length: 10 weeks or 12 weeks Course length: 10 weeks or 12 weeksStart dates: Start dates:4 January (10 weeks) for exam on 12 March. 4 January (10 weeks) for exam on 11 March.21 March (12 weeks) for exam on 14 June. 21 March (12 weeks) for exam on 15 June.12 September (12 weeks) for exam on 6 December 12 September (12 weeks) for exam on 7 December.Lessons: Lessons:Compact version: Intensive version: Compact version: Intensive version: lessons per week lessons per week lessons per week lessons per week 20 (15 hours) 28 (21 hours) 20 (15 hours) 28 (21 hours)Minimum age: 16 Minimum age: 16(average age range 18 – 30) (average age range 18 – 30)Maximum class size: 12 Maximum class size: 12Minimum entry level: Minimum entry level:Kings Level 5 (Intermediate)* Kings Level 6 (Upper-Intermediate)* * Students may also be asked to complete a language suitability test.Skills developed: Included in the price• Tuition in exam techniques • Self-correction techniques (FCE and CAE)• Regular progress tests • Two complete practice • 20 or 28 lessons per week examinations • Welcome Information Pack • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests andStructure regular homeworkBoth courses are taught by specialist and experienced teachers. • Kings Study File, teaching materials and coursebookThe syllabus has been specially designed to maximise your exam • Use of Computer Learning Centresuccess and covers all papers of the exam. • Access to ClassMate online learning (see page 24) • Wireless email and internet in CollegeHomework is an integral part of the course and you will be expected • Optional evening lecture programmeto complete at least five hours of self-study assignments each week. • Two free social activities per week • End of Course CertificateThere are two sets of mock exams before the exam date. Your certificate At the end of your course you will be presented with the Kings Certificate in Cambridge Examination Preparation at a special awards ceremony, provided you have attended at least 90% of your lessons.
  • 33. TOEFL iBT Skills developed You will develop the ability to use and Structure The course is taught by specialist and Preparation understand academic English to the level required for university study. experienced teachers who will support you throughout. The syllabus has been specially Course • Writing: designed to maximise your exam success and covers all areas of the exam. Learn how to develop integrated and independent writing skills. Homework and guided independent study Purpose: This course will prepare you are integral to the course. You will be thoroughly for the TOEFL exam. Exam practice and technique is a vital part of • Speaking: Learn to speak with confidence on a expected to complete at least five hours of self-study assignments each week. There are the course. TOEFL is recognised by variety of subjects. regular progress tests and mock exams more than 7,500 colleges, universities before the exam date. and international employers. • Reading: Develop skills in reading, understandingStudy at: Included in the priceLos Angeles London  Bournemouth  Oxford  and evaluation of complex academic papers . • 25 lessons and 10 guided study lessons per week • • Welcome Information PackKey information Exam technique and self-correction techniques: • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homeworkCourse length: 16 weeks (4 week modules) Gain confidence in exams through development of exam techniques and • Kings Study File, teaching materials and coursebookStarts: Every (4 January – 5 December) MOnDA Y complete practice examinations. • Guidance and information on testing dates. Exam Fees not includedLessons: 35 lessons per week, including: • Use of Computer Learning Centre TOEFL and English for Academic • Wireless email and internet in College 25 Study lessons per week (18.75 hours) • Two free social activities per week guided independent study lessons • End of Course Certificate 10 per week (7.5 hours)Minimum age: 16(average age range 18 – 30) Your certificateMaximum class size: 15 At the end of your course you will be presented with your Kings Certificate in TOEFL iBT Examination Preparation at a special awards ceremony, provided youMinimum entry level: have attended at least 90% of your lessons.Kings Level 5 (Intermediate) Our new College in Los Angeles where the TOEFL iBT Preparation Course takes place Courses cAMBriDge eXAM courses / ToeFl 32 33
  • 34. IELTS at Kings IELTS Preparation Course Super Intensive IELTS Purpose: This intensive course of 28 lessons per week is intended Purpose: This full-time, very intensive course concentrates to develop your general language skills while also providing 100% on IELTS preparation and is designed to prepare you specialist preparation for the IELTS exam. thoroughly for the exam in as short a time as possible.Study at: Los Angeles  Bournemouth  Study at: Los Angeles  Bournemouth London  Oxford  London  Oxford Key information Key informationCourse length: Minimum 6 weeks (London: Minimum 2 weeks) Course length: 2 weeksStart dates: Start dates: OxfordBournemouth and Oxford:• • 14 February (test 26 February) London •• 10 January • 7 March (test 18 March) 4 July (test 16 July) •• 21 February • 4 April (test 16 April) 18 July (test 30 July) •• 4 April • 31 May (test 11 June) 1 August (test 13 August) •• 16 May • 4 July (test 16 July) 15 August (test 27 August) •• 27 June • 18 July (test 30 July) 22 August (test 3 September) •• 8 August • 1 August (test 13 August) 10 October (test 22 October) •• 19 September • 15 August (test 27 August) 24 October (test 5 November) • 31 October • 22 August (test 3 September) 7 November (test 19 November) •London: Every (4 January – 5 December) • 10 October (test 22 October) 21 November (test 3 December) MOnDA Y • 7 November (test 19 November)Lessons: • 21 November (test 3 December) 20 General English lessons 8 IELTS preparation Lessons: per week (15 hours) lessons per week (6 hours) lessons per week (24 hours) plus 32 extensive private study assignmentsMinimum age: 16 Maximum class size: 14(average age range 18 – 30) Minimum age: 16 Maximum class size: 14 (average age range 18 – 30)Minimum entry level: Kings Level 5 (Intermediate) Minimum entry level: Kings Level 5 (Intermediate)Skills developed StructureLanguage: • 20 lessons per week of Skills developed Structure• Reading • Writing General English (15 hours) 1. Adapting to the requirements Week 1 — Preparing for the• Speaking • Listening • 8 lessons per week of IELTS of academic English IELTS exam:• Grammar • Pronunciation preparation (6 hours) 2. Practice in each of the four Adapting your existing language skills to understand and useIELTS exam preparation: modules of the IELTS exam: patterns of academic English.• Essential grammar, vocabulary and language • Listening (30 minutes of the exam) Week 2 — Exam practice: Intensive practice tests under skills required for IELTS examination success • Reading (60 minutes of the exam) exam conditions of the four exam modules. Specialist• Exam techniques • Writing teachers give feedback on• Self-correction techniques (60 minutes of the exam) your performance.• Regular practice exams • Speaking (11 – 14 minutes of the exam).
  • 35. Since 1996The IELTS reputation IELTS Test Centre at Kings OxfordThe IELTS exam has become the largest Kings Oxford is the second largest IELTS Test Centre in the UK,and most respected test of English for and has been the Official Test Centre for the Oxford region since 1996.educational and training purposes in the This means that all IELTS tests in the Oxford region are administered byworld. It tests both general and academic Kings Oxford, the accredited British Council testing centre.English and is taken by over 1.4 millioncandidates each year. 3,000 candidates per year wwwThe IELTS exam is recognised by the Our website provides detailed informationmajority of universities in the UK, Canada, > 20,000 in total for students taking the IELTS test within theIreland, Australia, New Zealand and South Oxford region.Africa, and by over 380 universities andColleges in the USA. You can look up test dates and view your We currently test around 3,000 candidates results. You can also download all the per year — a number that continues to grow. documents you need to take the test. In total, Kings Oxford has tested over 20,000 candidates. www.kingscolleges.comIncluded in the price(IELTS Preparation Courseand Super Intensive IELTS)• 28 lessons (or 32 lessons) per week ““I have been involved with IELTS for over twelve• Welcome Information Pack years. I work with a dedicated and experienced team who• Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework understand the needs of each candidate. “We know that you may have many questions to• Kings Study File, teaching materials and coursebook ask and have designed our website to help you as much as possible. In addition we recognise that you may need to• Use of Computer Learning Centre talk to someone about your concerns and we are always• Access to ClassMate online learning (see page 24) willing to listen and help here at Kings Oxford.”• Wireless email and internet in College Sally Fenn• IELTS Test Director Optional evening lecture programme Kings Oxford• Two free social activities per week• End of Course CertificateYour certificateAt the end of your course you will be The IELTS Testpresented with your Kings Certificate inIELTS Examination Preparation at a special The IELTS test is in two parts: Test Report Formsawards ceremony, provided you have The Main Exam We will issue your Test Report Form (TRF)attended at least 90% of your lessons. This is taken on Saturday morning. It is ten working days after the date of your test. administered by Kings Oxford at the Oxford University Examinations School, Ewert If you need to prove your test result (for House, Summertown, Oxford. example to a university or employer), you can ask us to send a duplicate of your TRF The Speaking Test directly to them. This is taken at Kings Oxford one or two days before the main exam, either on Thursday or We are permitted to issue up to five duplicate Friday (13.30 – 18.00). TRFs like this within four weeks of your test. We also offer a limited number of non- Full details about IELTS testing at Kings standard test appointments outside these Oxford are available on our website: days. Please see our website for details. www.kingscolleges.com Courses ielTs courses AT Kings / ielTs TesT cenTre 34 35
  • 36. English Plus Skills developed 1. Language: Included in the price • 28 lessons per week Art and Design • • • • Reading Listening Writing Speaking • • Welcome Information Pack Placement test on arrival, weekly progress • Comprehension • Grammar tests and regular homework • Vocabulary • Pronunciation • Kings Study File, teaching materials and use of coursebook 2. Art and Design techniques • Use of Computer Learning Centre Purpose: For students who need to improve their English while preparing 3. Portfolio development • Access to ClassMate online learning at UK Colleges (see page 24) a portfolio of artwork. It combines • Wireless email and internet in College General English with specialist art and Structure • Optional evening lecture programme design-related disciplines. 20 lessons of General English (15 hours) • Use of art studio 8 lessons with Art teacher (6 hours) • Full range of regular social activitiesStudy at:Los Angeles  Bournemouth  At least 6 hours per week of independent • End of Course CertificateLondon  Oxford  work on course projects. Your certificate At the end of your course you will beKey information The Kings art studio presented with the Kings Certificate in The art studio at Kings Oxford is a light,Course length: English Plus Art and Design at a special spacious, dedicated room, speciallyMinimum 4 weeks awards ceremony, provided you have equipped for teaching painting, drawing attended at least 90% of your lessons.Starts: Every (4 January – 5 December) and modelling. Lessons take place here and Y students come here to work on projects in MOnDA their own time. The studio is a place whereLessons: 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: you can meet other students after classes to language lessons per week share and develop artistic ideas, to do your 20 (15 hours) coursework and to learn new skills. Art and Design lessons per week 8 (6 hours) 6 hours per week of independent 6 work on course projectsMinimum age: 16(average age range 18 – 30) Great benefits whenMaximum class size: 14 you study for longer the longer you study, theMinimum entry level: cheaper your weekly courseKings Level 2 (Elementary) price becomes. You also get our free in touch pack of siM card with gB£10 credit and mobile broadband modem, plus the Kings Money card. see page 21 for details. The art studio is a bright, open space and is fully equipped with a wide range of art materials.
  • 37. English Plus Skills developed 1. Language: American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) Film Studies • • Reading Listening • • Writing Speaking The course is taught in conjunction with AMDA — one of the world’s leading and • • Comprehension Vocabulary • • Grammar Pronunciation institutions for the performing arts. Classes are taught both at Kings and the Filmmaking 2. Film Studies AMDA campus, located 10 minutes’ walk from our College. The course also includes Knowledge of specialist subjects as visits to iconic film locations, studios and Purpose: This course, taught in detailed in the modules below other industry-related venues. conjunction with AMDA, is for students who want to combine English with the 3. Practical skills in managing the creation study of film including film history, script of a short film or documentary writing, acting and production. It also includes practical filmmaking skills. All this right in the heart of Hollywood — Structure Included in the price the film capital of the world. Film history: • 28 lessons per week • The silent era • Iconography • Welcome Information PackStudy at: • The sound era • Animation • Placement test on arrival, weekly progressLos Angeles  Bournemouth  • Genres • Famous trends tests and regular homeworkLondon  Oxford  • The 80s: sequels, blockbusters • Access to AMDA labs and other facilities and videotapes • Membership of Kings Colleges Film ClubKey information • Special effects • Use of Computer Learning Centre • Underground movement • Access to 3 exhibitions of the AcademyCourse length: • Independent films of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences12 weeks (4 weeks for each module) History of Hollywood: • Subscription to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences periodicalStarts: 10 January, 4 April, 27 June,19 September From the 1920s to the present day • Wireless email and internet in College • Visits to film locations and studiosLessons: 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: Acting Foundations: • Full range of regular social activities language lessons per week • Life-study observations • End of Course Certificate 20 (15 hours) • Improvisation techniques Film Studies / Filmmaking lessons • Techniques for role preparation Your certificate 8 per week (6 hours) At the end of your course you will be Acting for the Camera: At least 4 hours per week of • Methods and techniques for film acting presented with your Kings / AMDA 4 field work • Angles, working within a frame, playing according to the size of shot Certificate in English Plus Film Studies and Filmmaking at a special awards ceremony,Minimum age: 16 provided you have attended at least 90%(average age range 18 – 30) of your lessons. Script Development:Maximum class size: 15 • Concept development • Creative approaches to writingMinimum entry level: • Sitcoms, screen plays, shorts film and documentariesKings Level 5 (Intermediate) Production/post production: • Filming • Editing and full montage Short film competition Towards the end of the course you will apply your new skills and creative ideas to making a short film or documentary, managing the project from start to finish. The best film will be given an award.The Hollywood Walk of Fame — justthree minutes’ walk from our College. Courses english PLUS ArT AnD Design / english PLUS FilM sTuDies AnD FilMMAKing 36 37
  • 38. English Plus Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) These courses are run in partnership with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, Introduction one of the world’s leading hospitality and tourism professional bodies. CTH has agreements with many prestigious UK universities and hotel schools including Les Roches and Glion in to Tourism / Switzerland. Kings Bournemouth is an accredited Delivery Centre for CTH programmes. Hospitality Skills developed Course 2: Introduction to Hospitality Purpose: These courses combine 1. Language 6 weeks English with a general introduction to • Reading • Writing • Week 1: English for Hospitality Tourism and/or Hospitality. Students can • Listening • Speaking • Weeks 2 – 3: Introduction to hotel and follow either course individually or both • Comprehension • Grammar restaurant operations: food, courses consecutively. • Vocabulary • Pronunciation accommodation, beverages, facilities, grading and classification systems inStudy at: 2. Tourism restaurants, bars and clubsLos Angeles  Bournemouth  • English for Tourism Studies • Weeks 4 – 5: Introduction to customerLondon  Oxford  • Tourism operations service skills and relationships: • Principles of tourism marketing corporate philosophy and culture, customer care, expectations, feedbackKey information 3. Hospitality and customer relationshipsCourse length: 6 or 12 weeks • English for Hospitality • Week 6: Review, Project and • Hotel and restaurant operations Presentations: completion of gradedStart dates:Course 1: Introduction to Tourism: • Customer service skills and relationships assignment and PowerPoint presentation10 January, 4 April, 27 June, 19 September 4. Project and assignment presentation skills Included in the priceCourse 2: Introduction to Hospitality: • 28 lessons per week (21 hours)21 February, 16 May, 8 August, 31 October Structure • Welcome Information PackLessons: 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: 20 lessons of General English per week plus 8 lessons of Tourism / Hospitality plus at • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework 20 language lessons per week (15 hours) least 6 hours per week of private study and project work. • Kings Study File, teaching materials and use of course books Introduction to Tourism / • Use of Computer Learning Centre 8 Introduction to Hospitality lessons per week ( 6 hours) Both courses include real-life case-studies, authentic texts and research assignments. • Access to ClassMate online learning (see page 24) 6 hours per week of independent • Wireless email and internet in College 6 work on course projects Course 1: Introduction to Tourism • Optional evening lecture programme 6 weeks • Full range of regular social activitiesMinimum age: 16 • Week 1: English for Tourism • End of Course Certificate(average age range 18 – 30)Maximum class size: 14 • Weeks 2 – 3: Introduction to Tourism operations: transportation, events, Your certificate accommodation, attractions, destinations, At the end of your course you will be tour operators and travel agents. presented with your Kings Certificate inMinimum entry level:Kings Level 4 (Lower-Intermediate) • Weeks 4 – 5: Introduction to marketing in tourism: marketing mix, statistics and data English Plus Introduction to Tourism / Hospitality, validated by CTH, at a special analysis, market and competitor analysis, awards ceremony. You must have attended marketing activities and macro and micro at least 90% of your lessons. You will also economic factors receive a portfolio of your work, a personal • Week 6: Review, Project and Presentations: completion of graded report from your tutor and a recording of your assignment and PowerPoint presentation presentation. You’ll learn managerial skills from the experts.
  • 39. English Plus Skills developed 1. Language: Valuable formal qualifications You can prepare for valuable formal Business • • Reading Listening • • Writing Speaking qualifications to enhance your CV (Resumé) and help develop your career. and Finance • • Comprehension Vocabulary • • Grammar Pronunciation Cambridge ICFE The International Certificate in Financial 2. Business and finance terminology, English (Cambridge ICFE) is a high-level, Purpose: This course is ideal for report writing, presentation skills internationally recognised qualification. students who would like to improve including use of PowerPoint It is ideal if you want to develop your career their English skills for use in a wide in accountancy or finance and gives range of business and financial 3. Business case-study — presentation employers proof of your ability to work in an contexts. It combines General English and report international context. with specialist Business and Finance- related topics and the option to 4. Optional preparation for Cambridge Cambridge BEC prepare for the Cambridge ICFE and ICFE and BEC exams (Business English Certificate) BEC examinations. The Business English Certificates (BEC) are internationally recognised qualificationsStudy at: Structure that show employers your ability to useLos Angeles  Bournemouth  20 lessons of General English (15 hours) English in the workplace. BEC is ideal ifLondon  Oxford  8 lessons of Business and Finance topics you are preparing for a career in business. (6 hours) It shows you can use English appropriately At least 6 hours per week of independentKey information work on course projects in a business context.Course length: For more information about theseMinimum 2 weeks Included in the price: qualifications, visit www.kingscolleges.comStarts: 4 January, 7 February, 7 March, 4 April, • 28 lessons per week3 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September, • Welcome Information Pack3 October, 7 November, 5 December • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework Your certificate At the end of your course you will beLessons: 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: language lessons per week • Kings Study File, teaching materials and use of coursebook presented with your Kings Certificate in English Plus Business and Finance at a 20 (15 hours) • Use of Computer Learning Centre special awards ceremony, provided you 8 Business and Finance lessons per • Access to ClassMate online learning (see page 24) have attended at least 90% of your lessons. week (6 hours) • Wireless email and internet in College 6 6 hours per week of independent • Optional evening lecture programme work on course projects • Regular accompanied visits to companies and City of London institutionsMinimum age: 16(average age range 18 – 30) • Full range of regular social activitiesMaximum class size: 14 • End of Course Certificate Practical real-lifeMinimum entry level: business experience Great benefits whenKings Level 4 (Lower-Intermediate) Every two weeks you will have an you study for longer accompanied visit to one of London’s leading business and financial institutions. the longer you study, the You’ll learn more about the world of cheaper your weekly course commerce and practise your language skills price becomes. in real life situations. You will attend You also get our free in touch meetings, communicate with professionals, pack of siM card with gB£10/ carry out project research and work on us$10 credit and mobile business case-studies with fellow students. broadband modem, plus the Kings Money card. London’s world-famous Stock Exchange see page 21 for details. Courses english PLUS inTroDucTion To TourisM/hosPiTAliTY / english PLUS Business AnD FinAnce 38 39
  • 40. Summer vacation courses at Kings Vacation Course Vacation Extra Purpose: This flexible, great value summer course offers a Purpose: With its organised activities programme and close combination of English language lessons and a programme of supervision, this all-inclusive summer course is ideal for students optional sports and activities, plus a weekly excursion. aged 13+. It includes tuition, sports, excursions and all meals.Study at: Los Angeles  Bournemouth  Study at: Los Angeles  Bournemouth London  Oxford  London  Oxford Key information Key informationCourse length: Course length: 2 – 10 weeksUK: 2 – 10 weeks Start dates: 20, 27 June; 4, 11, 18, 25 July; 1, 8, 15 AugustUSA: 2 – 12 weeks Lessons: lessons per week (15 hours),Start dates: 20 morning or afternoonUK: 20, 27 June; 4, 11, 18, USA: Every (4 January –25 July; 1, 8, 15 August MOnDA Y 5 December) Minimum age: 14* *Students aged 13 can enrol as part of a group in Bournemouth.Lessons: lessons per week (15 hours), 20 morning or afternoon Average age range: 13 – 17 Maximum class size: 16Minimum age: 16**Students can enrol as part of a group aged from 13 in Bournemouthand aged from 14 in London. Minimum entry level: Kings Level 1 (Beginner)Average age range: 14 – 18Maximum class size: 16 15 Activities UK USA An all-inclusive sports and activities programme from MondayMinimum entry level: to Friday with at least 3 evening activities each week, all included inKings Level 1 (Beginner)* the price*Kings Level 2 (Elementary) at Oxford Typical free sports and activities: Volleyball, football, dance, table-tennis, crazy golf, swimming,Activities archery, keep fit, Wii Fit, mini-cruise, treasure hunt, cycle ride, forestTypical free sports and activities: walk, mini-Olympics, beach games, cinema, cabaret, quizzes, bingo,Volleyball, football, dance, Wii Fit, table-tennis, basketball, sports day, sing-along, karaoke, art club, talent show, boat trip, picnics, beachart club, films, quiz, karaoke, party games, bingo, discos parties, barbecues, sight-seeingTypical extra cost activities: ExcursionsCinema, theatre, bowling, skating, half-day excursions, Laser Quest, (One free full-day and one free half-day excursion per week)cultural visits, barbecues, tennis coaching, sailing and watersports Typical full-day excursions Typical half-day excursionsExcursions • London • British Museum • Cambridge • Camden MarketTypical excursions: • Stratford-upon-Avon • Natural History Museum(One free full-day excursion per week in UK) • Chessington adventure park • Tate ModernUK• USA • • Brighton • Brownsea Island• London Disneyland • • Bath • Poole Harbour• Cambridge Magic Mountain • • Salisbury and Stonehenge • Southampton• Stratford-upon-Avon Sea World • • New Forest National Park• Chessington adventure park San Diego Zoo • • The Eden Project in Cornwall• Brighton Bath Getty Museum • Various LA beaches • Windsor Castle• Salisbury and Stonehenge • Film Studios• The Eden Project in Cornwall • Hollywood star tours• Windsor Castle • Walk of Fame
  • 41. Included in the price Supervision and safety for Vacation Course Vacation Extra students aged under 16 20 class lessons per week of listening, speaking,   Attendance and registration comprehension and grammar For students under 16 all daytime activities are compulsory (unless exempted by their Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests   and use of coursebook parents or Group Leader in writing). Registration is taken daily. Email and internet access in College   End of Course Certificate   Free time and curfew for under 16s Students under 16 who come as part of a Weekly full-day excursion   group are the responsibility of the Group (excluding admission fees) Leader when not in lessons. Weekly half-day excursion  (including selected admission fees) Under 16s at Kings Bournemouth are Optional extensive activities programme with  permitted to go into the town unsupervised 2 – 3 inclusive activities per week during their free time. At Kings London All-inclusive sports and activities programme.  under 16s are not permitted to travel into Activities Monday to Friday and at least three central London without supervision by a evening activities per week member of staff or the Group Leader. All students must adhere to local College rules. Lunch provided every day  School bank to keep pocket money  All students under 16 must return to their Weekly laundry  homestay by 22:30. Students under 16 are not given their own house key. Your certificate At the end of your course you will be presented with your Certificate at a special awards ceremony, provided you have attended at least 90% of your lessons.Sample timetables Vacation Course Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning lessons art Club or dVd lessons optional half-day lessons full-day excursion optional excursion* excursion* (suitable for students aged 16+) Afternoon Volleyball lessons sports day lessons boat trip* Evening social evening evening lecture Party games disco Karaoke Vacation Extra Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Ice skating or lessons beach sports or lessons lessons full-day excursion optional excursion* crazy golf art Club (suitable for students aged 16+) Afternoon lessons swimming or lessons half-day excursion football or football team games Evening social evening roller disco bowling or barbecue and karaoke or bingo laser Quest and fireworks*Supplement applies. See typical extra cost activities Courses VAcATion course / VAcATion eXTrA 40 41
  • 42. College informationKingsLos Angeles New for 2011 Our new College in Hollywood, just off Sunset Boulevard Studying in the sun at College our College is located just off sunset boulevard in hollywood, the legendary heart of the movie industry. the stylish building has been recently fully refurbished and offers excellent facilities for learning and a great location for having fun in this amazing city. Learning facilities Leisure and entertainment Stylish College building Huge amount of local attractions within easy [1] walking distance including Walk of Fame, Well-equipped, spacious classrooms [1] Wax Museum, Guinness World of Records, Interactive whiteboards Egyptian Theater and Kodak Theater Student common room with TV and video In the vicinity of Hollywoods famous film studios and hundreds of companies in the Light and spacious reception area [2] music and entertainment industries Computer Learning Centre Multiplex cinema within walking distance Great shopping within walking distance or Catering facilities easy bus ride Snack bar and coffee shop [2] 20 minutes by bus to some of the best Kitchen and outdoor dining [3] beaches in Los Angeles Huge variety of local cafes and food outlets in the area Connectivity Free wireless internet and email in College [3]
  • 43. Los Angeles location and activities Accommodation options in Los Angeles 5 0 0 M ET R E S Hollywood Homestay options Bowl F R A N K L I N AV E HO LLY Kodak W OO D FREE WAY Homestay Half-board V I N E ST Chinese Theater Theater Egyptian Walk of Fame Homestay Self-catering Theater Hollywood/Vine N C A H U EN GA B LV D Metro Station Student residence NOR HOLLY WOOD BOUL E VA R D HOLLY WOOD BOULEVARD TH L Kings Year-round A BR Los Angeles W Hotel Hollywood E Hollywood Student Residence A AV N O RT H G OW ER ST REET Wax Museum Fitness E NUE Centre S U N S ET B OULEVARD Student houses / apartments N H I G H L A N D AVE Supermarket Amoeba Arclight Accommodation information: page 52 music Movie d woo store Theater Student Holly ngeles Residence Lo sA FOUNTAIN AVENUE [3] [1] [4] 1 The Hollywood 3 LA is also famous for Walk of Fame is just its miles of amazing a few minutes walk beaches, a short ride Our Hollywood residence is located from the College and from College. just ten minutes from the College features Madame 4 Venice Beach is one and offers a variety of comfortable Tussauds, great of LA’s famous accommodation options. theatres, fantastic beach areas and shops and many whether you’re into restaurants. rollerblading, See whose star you shopping, cycling, can find! playing basketball 2 Grauman’s Chinese or just sunbathing Theater: if you visit — it’s a great day out. just one cinema in Hollywood, make Find out more sure it’s this one! for the blog, videos, photos, staff and student profiles, 3d plans and more: www.kingscolleges.com [2] our Colleges Kings los Angeles 42 43
  • 44. College informationKingsBournemouth Our College building at 51 Braidley Road Students from 51 countries studied here last year Our College building at 58 Braidley Road our bournemouth College is only 5 – 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre and beach. our two impressive buildings are located in an elegant residential area and are surrounded by gardens, with lawns and patios for relaxing outside. Some of the people you’ll meet From left: Chris Brent, [1] Principal; Alex Doyle, Director of Studies; Lee-anne Verity, Academic Assistant. Learning facilities Free fitness and aerobics classes with 28 spacious, well-equipped classrooms [1] qualified instructor Interactive whiteboards Activity hall with mini-cinema available for games, parties, videos, art and drama 2 Computer Learning Centres Lecture hall [2] Catering facilities Library Two restaurants including one newly refurbished in summer 2009 [3] Sports and leisure facilities A wide choice of hot lunches available every The only College in central Bournemouth day (including Halal options) plus a variety with an on-site sports court for basketball of snacks and drinks. Outside dining on two and volleyball [2] sunny patios Facilities for badminton, table-tennis, 5-a-side football, and indoor games Connectivity [3] Free wireless internet and email in College
  • 45. Bournemouth location and activities Accommodation options in Bournemouth 5 0 0 M ET R E S Homestay options Kings Homestay Extra Bournemouth DOA Train and Homestay Half-board NE R MEYRICK PARK — FOR GOLF, TENNIS Bus Station BOR AND FOOTBALL W IM Homestay Self-catering Lyme Regis House Student Residence Student residence WE SSE XW Bournemouth Square — WE SSE X W AY A Y shops, banks, bars, restaurants, etc. UR CH RO AD Year-round CR OS S CH RO AD  Premium Student Residence TH Student Premium BA  Student Residence Residence Student Residence Summer only Bournemouth B E AC H W E ST CL IF F RO AD Pier Lyme Regis House SEA on Bournemouth L ond International Accommodation information: page 52 Centre em o ut h B ou r n [4] [1] [5] 1 Kings volleyball 4 Having fun on a competitions are a beach-side carousel. regular feature on 5 Our students love Bournemouth’s Laser Quest — which beautiful sandy is located just a beach. short walk from the 2 The Bournemouth College. Top: Typical student residence. Balloon in Lower Gardens rises Above: Bedroom in student [2] throughout the day residence. to provide fantastic views of the town and coastline. 3 Bournemouth boasts seven miles Find out more of golden sandy beaches, making for the blog, videos, photos, staff this one of the UK’s and student profiles, 3d plans and top seaside more: www.kingscolleges.com [3] destinations. our Colleges Kings BourneMouTh 44 45
  • 46. College informationKingsLondon Students from 52 countries studied here last year Our two College buildings, 27 Beckenham Road (foreground) and 25 Beckenham Road Students enjoying the College gardens We are situated in two adjacent buildings in beckenham, a safe, green and prosperous suburb, only 17 minutes from Central london. local sports and shopping facilities are excellent and there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs. over 90% of our host families are within easy walking distance. Some of the people you’ll meet From left: Vincent [1] Iannucci, Principal; Tim Fernandes-Bonnar, Director of Studies; Emma Carlile, Assistant Director of Studies. Learning facilities Lively programme of lectures and 18 well-equipped classrooms [1] social evenings Interactive whiteboards Several major shopping centres are just a short bus-ride away from the College Computer Learning Centre Library [2] Catering facilities Cafeteria serving a selection of hot and Sports and leisure facilities cold lunches every day (including Halal Large garden with outdoor seating areas options) plus snacks and drinks [3] and games [2] Outside eating area on the patio and in Free public library and sports/leisure centre the large, sunny garden with reduced prices for students, both opposite the College Connectivity Organised visits and excursions to central Free wireless internet and email in College [3] London and other famous UK destinations
  • 47. London location and activities Accommodation options in London 50 0 M ET R E S 17 minutes to Central London by train. Trains run every 15 minutes Homestay options Train Station B EC K E N H A M P L AC E PA R K Homestay Extra CATOR Homestay Half-board PARK Homestay Self-catering Sports and Train Station Leisure Centre Library Student residence Tram AD Station O Year-round Y R BEC KEN TO R HAM R OA Cinema D Shopping  Premium Student Residence REC Train MA NO R RO AD Centre Station (Canary Wharf)  Student Residence Kings London (Crystal Palace) High Street with shops, bars, banks, Hospital restaurants, etc. on Student houses L ond D A RO KELSEY N PA R K O Accommodation information: page 52 YD O CR [4] [5] [1] 1 Piccadilly Circus is 4 All the sights of always alive with London, including activity — and a Buckingham Palace great place to meet [pictured here], friends at the are just a short weekend. train-ride away 2 The London Eye on from the College. London’s South Youll see the flag is Bank provides flying, which means [2] amazing views of the Queen is home! this iconic city. 5 A day out with Top: Study bedroom at Canary 3 The Beckenham friends visiting Wharf Student Residence. Spa, located directly the Houses of Above: Student relaxing in typical opposite our Parliament. student house. College, is an impressive recreational facility with a fantastic Find out more swimming pool and a multitude of other for the blog, videos, photos, staff sports and fitness and student profiles, 3d plans and facilities. more: www.kingscolleges.com [3] our Colleges Kings lonDon 46 47
  • 48. College informationKingsOxford Students from 59 countries studied here last year Our College at Temple Road Our sunny patio garden our College is in a pretty and quiet residential area of oxford, just 10 minutes by bus from the city centre. shops, bars, restaurants, a library, a sports centre and a swimming pool are all close by. We have modern classrooms, a fully-equipped art studio and a lovely patio garden. Some of the people you’ll meet From left: Simon Fenn, Principal; Jeanette [1] Lindsey-Clark, Director of Studies; Seyed Navid, Social Programme Organiser. Learning facilities Sports and leisure facilities Spacious College with 21 large, modern Student lounge area [2] classrooms, equipped to a high standard Swimming pool and fitness centre two Interactive whiteboards minutes’ walk from the College 2 Computer Learning Centres Full, organised social programme of activities and excursions [2] Self-access Study Centre Library Catering facilities Lecture hall Large, popular cafeteria serving hot lunches every day (including Halal options) plus a Fully equipped art studio [1] variety of snacks and drinks [3] Outside dining on the sunny patio Connectivity [3] Free wireless internet and email in College
  • 49. Oxford location and activities Accommodation options in Oxford O AD Radcli e Camera NR 500 METRE S Coach Station NG TO A DI HE Train Station Magdalen Bridge Homestay options Homestay Half-board Slade Park Residence CHRIST CHURCH Homestay Self-catering MEADOW Crescent Hall Cinema PA R K Residence Student residence CO Kings W LE Y Oxford Year-round RO A D Slade Park IFF LE YR OA Summer only A B IN Fitness D Centre Medical Crescent Hall GDO Centre N RO GOLF C LU B Swimming A Library D Pool Student houses Shopping Centre rd Oxfo on Accommodation information: page 52 L ond Supermarket [3] [1] [4] 1 Our students often 3 Having fun outside enjoy summer Radcliffe Camera afternoons boating — one of Oxford’s on the river. many ancient 2 Oxford is one of the university Top: One of the brand-new study world’s most buildings. bedrooms at Slade Park Student Residence. photographed cities 4 The first thing you Above: Exterior of Crescent Hall, — youll always want will notice in Oxford our summer residence. to have your camera is that everyone to hand! cycles! Find out more for the blog, videos, photos, staff and student profiles, 3d plans and more: www.kingscolleges.com [2] our Colleges Kings oXForD 48 49
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  • 52. Accommodation optionsAt Kings we offer a wide range of accommodation options across all our locations.We ensure all accommodation is carefully selected and designed to perfectly suit the needsof international students. We do this because we know that a happy home-life means ourstudents can concentrate on their studies and truly enjoy their time at Kings. Los Angeles Bournemouth London Oxford Student houses/apartments  Single  Twin Student residences Year-round  Single  Twin Summer only  Single Homestay Half-board  Single  Twin (summer only) Self-catering  Single  Twin (summer only) Extra  Single Kings Accommodation Guarantee We guarantee that all students following an Intensive Course of 24 weeks or more will be offered accommodation within reasonable walking distance of the College for the duration of their course. Accommodation College Note: Guarantee applies to accommodation booked for a minimum of 24 weeks, between September and June.
  • 53. Student Student residenceshouses and Los Angelesapartments Hollywood Student Residence (Year-round)London, Oxford, Los Angeles Our student residence offers accommodation of a very high standard and is located just 6 blocks from College. Student houses/apartments (Year-round) • All rooms with en suite facilities including full bath • Choice of single and twin roomsOur student houses or apartments provide • Rooms fully-furnished with desk, chair and wardrobeall the comforts of a traditional home plus • Coffee machine in each roomthe excitement of independent living. • Bedding and towels provided • One large laundry room with 20 washers and dryersDetails of typical student houses/ • Internet access includedapartments: • Outside courtyard• Spacious student bedrooms • All rooms fully air conditioned (single or twin) • Communal living area with dining table and chairs• Large living room and separate kitchen • Modern kitchens with refrigerator and full cooking facilities• Fully-equipped, shared bathrooms • Located in an area full of restaurants, supermarkets, a major movie theatre• Bedding provided on arrival plus lots of other entertainment within walking distance (please bring towels) • 10 – 15 minutes’ walk to College• Close to College in good, safe neighbourhoods Minimum age: 16• Close to shops and transport links• 15 – 20 minutes’ walk to College in London Meal options: and Oxford. 20 minutes by bus/metro to College in Los Angeles • Self-cateringMinimum age: 18Meal plan:• Self-catering Safe, secure residence in a great location Great kitchen facilities Typical student house Inside a typical student house Communal living area at our Hollywood Student Residence aCCommodatIon oPtIons / student houses and aPartments / student resIdenCes 52 53
  • 54. Student residencesBournemouth Premium Student Residence Student Residence (Year-round) (Year-round)The Bournemouth Premium residential option offers high quality, Our student residential option offers quality student hotelrecently refurbished single en suite accommodation. Superb location accommodation within easy walking distance of the beach and thein the heart of Bournemouth town centre, less than 5 minutes from town centre. Kings Bournemouth is approximately 20 minutes’Bournemouth beach and within easy walking distance of College. walk from the accommodation.• All rooms en suite • All rooms en suite• Single rooms available all year • Single rooms available all year• Twin rooms available in July and August • Twin rooms available in July and August• Bedrooms fully furnished to a high standard • Tea/coffee making facilities• Internet access included • Bedding and towel provided and changed every week• Bedding provided and changed weekly (please bring towels) • Room cleaned once a week• Room cleaned once a week • Limited internet access included• Well-equipped communal kitchen and dining area • Refrigerator on request• Common room area with large screen TV • 15 – 20 minutes’ walk to College• CCTV and 24-hour security staff• Full self-service laundry facilities on site Minimum age: 18• 15 – 20 minutes’ walk to College Meal plan:Minimum age: 16 • Half-boardMeal plan:• Self-catering Typical student residence Students at one of our residences have use of the swimming Room in typical student residence pool and leisure facilities at the hotel next door
  • 55. Bournemouth [continued] London Lyme Regis House Student Residence Premium Student Residence: Student Residence: (Summer only: available 3 July to Canary Wharf Crystal Palace 28 August) (Year-round) (Year-round)Modern, purpose-built student A newly decorated modern residence in a A purpose-built residence located just aaccommodation within easy walking great city location, 3 minutes’ walk from 15-minute bus-ride from the College insidedistance of local amenities and the College. Canada Water Underground (zone 2) and Crystal Palace Park and overlooking the with easy access of the College. National Sports Centre.• Single, en suite bedrooms• Rooms grouped in self-contained apartments of 5 – 6 study bedrooms • Fully furnished spacious single, large single and twin rooms arranged in flats • Fully furnished single and twin rooms arranged in cluster flats• Fully furnished bedrooms • Shared modern bathrooms with separate • Shared bathroom and toilet in each• Common room with pool table toilet in each flat cluster flat (maximum 1:3 ratio)• Internet access included • Fully equipped brand new kitchens with • Student common room• Well-equipped kitchen and lounge free washing machine use • CCTV and 24-hour reception staff• Bedding provided and changed once a • Common room with sofas, dining table • Daily room cleaning week (please bring towels) and 52-inch plasma TV • Bedding and towels supplied and• Email and internet access included • Internet access (supplement applies) changed weekly• 24-hour call centre support • CCTV and live-in accommodation team • Internet access included• CCTV and 24-hour security staff • Landscaped outdoor area • Superb on-site leisure facilities including• Full self-service laundry facilities on site • Bedding and towels provided and swimming pools, gyms, squash courts• Close to local amenities changed once a week and climbing wall• 15 – 20 minutes’ walk to College • Room cleaned once a week • 10 minutes from local leisure and • Short walk to retail centre with shops, retail facilitiesMinimum age: 16 (13 for summer groups) food outlets, supermarket and cinema • 15 minutes bus-ride to College • Park and leisure centre/gym opposite • 20 minutes train-ride to Central LondonMeal plan: • 45 minutes train-ride to College• Self-catering • 15 minutes tube-ride to Central London Minimum age: 16 (14 for summer groups)• Half-board (Meals served at carefully selected Minimum age: 17 Meal plan: restaurants within walking distance) Meal plan: • Half-board, self-catering • Self-catering Study bedroom at Lyme Regis House Canary Wharf Student Residence Communal area at Lyme Regis House Typical large single bedroom Typical single bedroom student resIdenCes 54 55
  • 56. Student residencesOxford Slade Park Student Residence Crescent Hall Student Residence (Year-round) (Summer only: available 20 June to 22 August)This brand new student residence comprises interior designed flats of 4, 5 and 6 rooms,sharing their own fully fitted kitchen with a lounge area and comfy sofas. All rooms are en A bright modern student residencesuite and have plenty of storage. The residence is available for bookings of 24 weeks or more. which is part of Oxford Brookes University. It has excellent facilities and is less than• Fully furnished single en suite rooms • Bedding and towels provided two minutes’ walk from our College.• Shared modern kitchen facilities with • On-site laundry facilities microwave, freezer and lounge area • Secure bicycle storage • Single rooms grouped in self-contained• Student common room and large • 15 minutes’ walk to College apartments of 6 study bedrooms enclosed private courtyard • Six students share two toilets,• On-site management, 24-hour CCTV Minimum age: 18 two bathrooms and electronic entry system • Telephone in each apartment• IPTV available in all rooms Meal plan: • CCTV and 24-hour security staff• VOIP phone available • Self-catering • Resident Kings Warden• Internet access (supplement applies) • Bedding and towels provided and• On-site study areas changed once a week • Internet available in College • Full self-service laundry facilities on site Minimum age: 16 Meal plan: • Half-board (meals provided at College cafeteria) A typical study bedroom at Slade Park Open-plan living/dining area Crescent Hall Student Residence Brand new kitchen facilities at Slade Park Student Residence Typical study bedroom in Crescent Hall
  • 57. Homestay optionsAll locationsOur homestays are all very carefully Homestay Half-board Security, support and cultural integrationselected and regularly inspected by our • Comfortable, welcoming accommodation Homestay is ideal for students who want theexperienced Accommodation Officers. • Single rooms year-round. Single or shared between 20 June and 14 August support and comfort which being a member of the family brings. There are huge culturalWe have developed strong, long-term • Fully furnished room benefits for both host families and studentsrelationships with many local hosts • Bed linen provided alike, and strong personal bonds are oftenincluding working families, couples, single • Breakfast and dinner every day created which last well beyond the hostingpeople and retired people. • Average distance from College: 10 – 30 minutes’ walk or short bus-ride period. Students can practise their English every day and feel part of UK family life. Homestay Self-catering We take the selection and monitoring A great value option. As Homestay Half- of our host families very seriously. board but with no set meals for more The Accommodation Officer at each College flexibility and independence. Students has carefully vetted every host family. can use kitchen facilities in the house. We also publish a comprehensive Handbook for all our host families so that they know Homestay Extra exactly what is expected of them. A copy (Bournemouth and London) can be downloaded from our website: As Homestay Half-board, but with these www.kingscolleges.com additional benefits: • Large, single, well-furnished bedroom • Double bed • Television • Private bathroom or shower room Sharing life with your host family Typical Homestay Extra en suite bedroom student resIdenCes / homestaY 56 57
  • 58. Kings student insuranceWhen you travel abroad to study, you need Cover for UK-bound students Up to 6 months 1 6 – 12 months 1to be confident that everything is done to Cancellation or curtailment charges £3,000 £3,000make sure you are protected and safe. Emergency medical and other expenses Emergency medical expenses £2,000,000 £2,000,000We have developed an insurance policy Emergency dental treatment £250 £500in conjunction with Endsleigh, a majorinsurance provider, which is specially Funeral costs abroad £3,000 £5,000designed for international students in Personal accident (subject to age) £30,000 £30,000the UK. Baggage Baggage £1,000 £1,000 2See our website for details of cover in Single article limit £200 £200 2the USA. Valuables total limit £250 £300 2 Personal money, passport and documentsThe insurance policy gives a very highlevel of cover and will protect you against Cash limit £100 £100 2loss of possessions as well as accident Other money and documents limit £500 £100 2or emergency. Passport £100 £500 2 Personal liability £1,000,000 £1,000,000Simply complete the student insurance Missed departure £250 £250section on the enrolment form. Overseas legal expenses and assistance £10,000 £10,000 Course fees £5,000 £8,000More information including Terms andConditions: www.kingscolleges.com 1 all prices in gbP 2 Cover is only applicable during direct trips to and from your home country at the beginning and end of each academic term, outside the uK if the trip is a required part of your study course or for leisure trips within europe for a period not exceeding 21 days in total in each period of insurance.Book todayBooking your course is straightforward.You can choose from 3 ways to book. 1. Via your local agent 2. By completing the enrolment 3. By completing our form enclosed with this online Booking Form at: brochure and sending it to us www.kingscolleges.com
  • 59. More opportunities with KingsBrochure designed and produced by the Kings Central Marketing Unit. Additional illustrations by Isabel Greenberg (www.isabelnecessary.com) and Binnarae Kim (www.rvaofficial.com). UK: USA: UK/USA: University University pathway Summer camps preparation courses programmes and vacation courses • A-level • High School programmes Residential Summer Camps: • GCSE • Pre-International Baccalaureate • Windermere Summer Camp • University Foundation • University Placement programmes (Orlando, Florida, USA)  Introductory Level Foundation  Advanced Level Foundation • GMAT and TOEFL iBT test preparation • Sherborne Summer Camp (Dorset, UK)  Foundation in Tourism and • Conditional Letters of Acceptance • Pangbourne Summer Camp Hospitality Management • University and College counselling (Reading, UK)  Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management • Farringtons Summer Camp (London, UK)  Art Foundation • Moreton Hall Summer Camp • Pre-Masters (Wales, UK) • Pre-sessional Academic English Summer vacation courses for adults and teenagers, individuals and groups: •Information correct at publication, 08/2010. Los Angeles • New York • Bournemouth • London • Oxford www.kingscolleges.com
  • 60. Kings Los Angeles Kings Bournemouth Kings London Kings Oxford1555 Cassil Place 58 Braidley Road 25 Beckenham Road St. Joseph’s Hall(Off Sunset Boulevard) Bournemouth Beckenham Temple RoadHollywood Dorset BR3 4PR OxfordLos Angeles BH2 6LD England OX4 2UJCalifornia 90028 England EnglandUSA T +44 (0) 20 8650 5891 T +44 (0) 1202 293535 F +44 (0) 20 8663 3224 T +44 (0) 1865 711829 F +44 (0) 1202 293922 F +44 (0) 1865 747791To contact us online:www.kingscolleges.com/enquiriesNew at 11K i ng s 2 0This year we are investing more in facilities and technologyto make the Kings experience even better for our students.New Los Angeles College New online learning system New coursesKings Los Angeles is based just off Sunset ClassMate, our brand new, online • TOEFL iBT Preparation CourseBoulevard, in the heart of Hollywood. supplementary learning facility — available at all UK colleges. • New English Plus courses:  English Plus Art and Design 0160 08/10New student residences  English Plus Introduction toWe have new student residences New, enhanced in touch pack Tourism and Hospitalityin Los Angeles, London, Oxford Now comes with the Kings Money  English Plus Film Studies Please recycleand Bournemouth. Card plus SIM card and mobile and Filmmaking broadband modem.  English Plus Business and Finance using vegetable based inks Environmental Standard and FSC certified paper Printed to ISO14001 Kings Colleges® is a registered trademark

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