EFL-28

What can you expect from EFL-28?

Ages 16+ | Full day English programme

This option offers general English classes in the morning and specialist classes in the afternoons.

In total it contains 28 lessons (21 hours) of tuition per week, plus free social activity options after class.

Amongst the Studio Cambridge English courses, EFL-28 is our most popular choice. In the mornings it follows the EFL-20 programme of 20 lessons (15 hours), with an additional 8 afternoon classroom lessons (6 hours) per week.

The morning classes are available for all levels of English in a structured course focusing on the use of English in normal everyday situations. They combine quality classroom teaching, with self-study resources and after-school practice situations.

Afternoon classes

EFL-28 offers 8 lessons (6 hours) of afternoon English tuition per week, in classes which differ in style from the morning classes.

As well as offering a wider choice of options, students will usually be taught by a different teacher and the make-up of the class is likely to be different. This allows you the opportunity to work with and learn from different teaching styles and the chance to get to know more international students.

You will be asked to choose which option you want to take once you start your course. You can usually move from option to option, (depending on availability).

Click the “Afternoon Options” tab above for further details.

Social Activities

After-class activities are offered free of charge at least once a day (Monday to Friday) so you can practice your English in real-life situations. Have a look at our ‘Social life’ page for more information about Studio activities and student life.

Notes to parents and guardians of students under 18 years old

Our EFL-28 course is considered to be an “adult” course and therefore we primarily cater for students aged 18 years or older. However, we also welcome students aged 16 & 17 who prefer an “adult” course to a camp programme (such as Sir George or a summer camp).

It is important to note that on EFL-28:

  • The levels of supervision are lower than those provided on our camps. We do not provide 24 hour supervision and students will not be supervised during free time
  • Students aged under 18 must attend all lessons
  • All students are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from their accommodation if not booking a transfer through us
  • It is normal for students to have some periods of time in the homestay house without an adult present
  • Students aged 16 & 17 on “adult” courses often study in classes with adults aged 18 or older
  • The minimum age of students in class with ages 18 or older will be 16 years old
  • Students aged 16 & 17 may be joined in class by ages 14 & 15 (attending the Sir George camp)
  • The minimum age of students in class with 16 or 17 year olds will be 14 years old
  • There are strict “curfew” rules regarding the latest time under 18s can return to their accommodation in the evening
  • The school’s social programme is not compulsory or specifically designed for under 18s. Some activities are not suitable or accessible for students under 18
  • Students aged under 18 are not permitted to travel independently outside of Cambridge without a responsible adult and written permission from a parent or guardian
  • School social activities are supervised by members of staff, but all students attending social events are expected to make their own way back to their accommodation
  • We sell tickets for full-day and weekend excursions run by other companies but not to under 18s, as we do not think the companies which run them provide the necessary supervision for this age group. Under 18s can only join Studio-organised excursions, which are led by our staff but allow unsupervised free-time during the day
  • We strongly advise parents of students aged 16 & 17 to arrange return taxi transfers through Studio and avoid independent travel
  • On arrival, students should aim to arrive at their accommodation in Cambridge no later than 20:00

 

International students in English language lessons at Studio Cambridge

What do our English lessons involve?

Our teaching

Studio Cambridge’s English courses are designed to be flexible to allow you a choice on when to start and finish your English studies. Teachers follow a set syllabus and within this they plan a week’s work (called a Weekly Work Scheme) based on your level and needs.

With this flexibility in mind, Studio Cambridge teachers choose materials from a range of the latest text books and websites. Materials are given to you in the form of photocopies and visual presentations, for you to order for reference in your files.

Authentic materials

All classrooms have Wi-Fi, internet, data projectors and speakers. Teachers often design their own materials based on video clippings, websites, newspaper or magazine articles, TV programmes and ongoing events in Cambridge. Computers and Wi-Fi are available to all our students for language exercises, personal study and internet research in our dedicated Learning Centre.

Teachers will occasionally give lessons which do not use materials but stem from the language that you and your classmates produce.

Methodology

We do not limit ourselves to one simple methodology as different students respond to different teaching techniques.

At the lower levels, the focus is on learning to use the language effectively outside the classroom, and to develop confidence in dealing with everyday situations.

At the intermediate levels, you will work on communicating ideas clearly and with confidence. Language will be presented within the cultural context of life in Britain.

At the more advanced levels, your expertise is developed further by discussion of topics of a cross-cultural or international flavour and you will begin to master the more complex nuances of the language.

Your Progress

Studio Cambridge recognises that students coming to study with us may have different goals in mind for their progression. With this in mind, we use a variety of methods to assess your progress and aid your learning.

Content

This is a course with morning and afternoon classes, (28 lessons – 15 hours per week), plus free social activity options after class.

Morning classes are available for all levels of English learning in a structured course focusing on the use of English in normal everyday situations. Studio Cambridge’s English courses combine quality classroom teaching, with self-study resources and after-school practice situations.

Afternoon options on EFL-28

Students on EFL-28 can choose from the following weekly options as afternoon classes:

  • Option 1: English for Culture
    • 1.A. Living in England
    • 1.B. Cultural Studies
  • Option 2: English for Work
  • Option 3: English for Academic Examinations
    • 3.A. IELTS Preparation
    • 3.B. Cambridge Exam preparation

Please see the Afternoon Options tab for further details. For an example of the kinds of lessons we run, please have a look at our timetables.

Extras

Transfers

Taxi transfers from or to the airports are available to book in advance via our online enrolment or on request at a later date. The nearest airports to Cambridge are Stansted, Luton and Heathrow. Gatwick and Birmingham are also not too far away. Public transport (train or coach) link all these airports to Cambridge.

Please see our How to get here’ page for more information. We strongly advise parents of students aged 16 & 17 to organise return taxi transfers to avoid any problems.

Excursions

Regular excursions from Cambridge are offered to students at extra cost. Options include one-day trips, weekend excursions, London theatre trips and English Premier League football games. Destinations include London, Brighton, Oxford, York, Canterbury, Liverpool, and Edinburgh.

One-day trip prices range between £25-£50. Weekend trips may be 2 or 3 days and start from £130 upwards.

Some excursions are organised directly by Studio (“Studio-organised excursions”) whilst others are organised by external companies.

Students aged under 18 may join the Studio-organised excursions but other excursions are only offered to ages 18+.

Registration

There is a registration fee for all new Intensive English Course bookings. The fee for ages 16 or 17 is slightly higher in order to cover the cost of extra welfare supervision required by under 18s.

Meals

Some meals are included in the accommodation package (e.g. with Homestay accommodation). However, weekday lunches are not included in the fees on the EFL-28 course.

 

Students outside Studio Cambridge Main School on Station Road, Cambridge

What can you focus on in the afternoon?

This is a course with morning and afternoon classes, (28 lessons – 15 hours per week), plus free social activity options after class.

Morning classes are available for all levels of English learning in a structured course focusing on the use of English in normal everyday situations. Studio Cambridge’s English courses combine quality classroom teaching, with self-study resources and after-school practice situations.

Afternoon options on EFL-28

Students on EFL-28 can choose from the following weekly options as afternoon classes:

1. English for Culture

1.A. English for Living in England

This option is for students with lower levels of English. It focuses on functional English to help with communication in day-to-day life around the school and the city of Cambridge. It covers typical conversational needs within the homestay or residence, in shops and with school staff. In addition it develops knowledge of British and local culture.

Topics include going out, shopping, living with a host family, ordering meals, buying tickets, filling in forms, customs, Cambridge life and everyday idioms.

1.B. Cultural Studies

This option is for students with higher levels of English. It focuses on cultural awareness and cultural trends. It highlights aspects of British and local culture and topics include international communication, customs and etiquette, regional Britain, Cambridge life, seasonal celebrations, London & the Royals and current affairs.

In July & August we also offer a Global Leadership afternoon option for ages 16 to 20.

 

2. English for Work

Classes are aimed at students with an interest in using practical English in a work or business setting. It includes real world scenarios, simulations and tasks.

It focuses on areas such as jobs & careers, CV & job applications, interview techniques, presentation skills, greetings & small-talk, formal English for meetings, negotiating and persuading, styles of management, teamwork and business uses for social media.

This option is only open to students with intermediate (level 4) to advanced (level 6) English.

 

3. English for Academic Examinations

This option is for students who wish to take an English language exam whilst at Studio or after returning home. Gaining an internationally-recognised qualification is particularly useful for students planning to study on a Foundation, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at an English-speaking university. However, this option is also suitable for students who don’t need a specific qualification but would like a more structured and demanding course. The aim is to improve academic language skills and exam techniques. Most medium to long-stay students take this option before moving to the full-time examination course nearer to the date of the exam – see IELTS-28 or CAM-28.

3.A. IELTS Preparation

Topics include delivering a short monologue, reacting to differences of opinion during discussions, formal structures in academic writing, note-taking for lectures and identifying writers’ claims in scientific texts.

This option is only open to students with intermediate (level 4) to advanced (level 6) English.

3.B. Cambridge Examination Preparation

Topics include describing & comparing pictures, making suggestions, co-operative language, writing letters, email, reports & reviews, comprehending fiction, magazines and newspapers, listening to news and presentations & conversations.

This option is only open to students with intermediate (level 4) to advanced (level 6) English.

 

International students in English language lessons at Studio Cambridge

Prices

2020 and 2021 Course Prices

1 – 4 weeks £325.00 Per Week
5 – 12 weeks £310.00 Per Week
13 – 19 weeks £295.00 Per Week
20 – 29 weeks £230.00 Per Week
30 + weeks £205.00 Per Week

 

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