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Section one:Welcome                                      One week at Kings / Page 03                                      ...
Every week at Kings is full oflearning, friendship and greattimes — all in fantastic locations.No matter how many weeks ou...
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Monday morning at Kings Bournemouth: after their Welcome Talk and Induction,Yein, from Korea, gets to know Basak, her bran...
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All Kings English classes are highly interactive and hands-on. Here Lizzie Meakindemonstrates the correct pronunciation of...
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Keep on learning outside the classroom    Personalised, teacher-inspired learning is central to your    experience at King...
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It’s traditional every Friday at Kings London, as at all our colleges, for our leavingstudents to receive their certificat...
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Make time to explore one of the world’s great cities. Here, Ethan, Brittney and Edo checkout Times Square — the dazzling, ...
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Making new friends is central to the Kings experience and what better way to enjoy a relaxingSunday than chilling out on V...
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The Kings1. Teaching Quality Guarantee                                 2. Long-term study benefitsWe guarantee all your te...
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How we                                       teach English                                               You’ll be at the ...
Language levelprogressionWe use a system of eightbands to determine the level                                    •   We’ll...
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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
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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Venice Beach, Los Angeles 08 09
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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