The syllabus for this course is based on a number of different factors and these vary from level to level. In general the syllabus at UIC progresses from beginner through to advanced in a structured and comprehensive way.
While the details for the timetable change every week, the teachers at UIC will always provide a well-planned and well-balanced class. Each class should contain a mixture of reading, writing, listening and speaking practice and grammar structures and new vocabulary will be introduced and practised throughout the week. We consider reviewing and revising language to be a crucial part of learning and we have tests every 2 weeks to monitor progress. We also have tutorials to find out what students want to study and how best to progress.
09.00 - 10.00
|Functional English 1
eg introductions, meeting people, social English
|Listening for specific information
eg audio books and newspapers
|Functional English 2
eg Language of opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, video of debate
|Listening for Gist
eg radio chat show and topic vocabulary
(tests every 2 weeks)
10.10 - 11.10
|Listening for gist and specific information eg authentic radio interview / graded listening material
||Conversational language eg interrupting / turntaking leading to fluency practice on topic of reading
||Structured debate on the subject of Tuesday's listening material (recycling vocabulary and language)
||Listening for gist and specific information eg authentic radio interview / graded listening material
||Flexible lesson (used in response to weekly review and needs arising during the week)
11.20 - 12.20
|Topic Voacabulary 1 eg expansion of lexical sets and phrases from listening (Pronunciation Practice of word stress and vowel souonds)
||Class Writing eg Class reports of discussion (including language and structure - to be finished for homework)
||Error correction from debate Grammar and Pronunciation focus on areas of difficulty identified during speaking
||Fluent Speaking, discussions, speaking about different topics and vocabulary about the topics
||Song / language game providing consolidation and expansion of functions, grammar and lexical areas
Learning a language is in many ways just like learning anything, it is best done if you have a teacher who has the experience, skills and resources to help you. At UIC we have the experience to help you achieve your goals - the teachers who work on these courses have expoerience both as teachers and as teacher trainers and can help you continue with your professional development.
UIC is a language school in the centre of London. As well as English we also teach 10 other languages to around 400 people a week. We are accredited by the British Council and ISI (the private school equivalent of OFSTED) and all the languages we teach are inspected. We are also an award winning school, we are the only language school in the world to have won both of the major awards - the STAR Language School in Europe (voted on by travel agents worldwide) and the British Council ELTon award for innovation in English Language Teaching.
So, great location, award winning, accredited and inspected, and many years of successful language learning experience.
UIC is London's Language School