What is the course about?
This course will enable you to learn about London and improve your English at the same time. You will learn about different areas of London and the people and cultures who have lived there. You will also learn about important historical events which have helped to create the city, and you will discuss present-day London and how it is changing. You will also have a chance to talk or write about your own experiences of the city. While doing this you will work on your reading and listening skills as well as improve your language for discussing and giving your opinions and developing your vocabulary. You will learn how to use information from texts and from talks in order to write and speak in a fluent manner about a range of topics.
What will we cover?
• visits to important and interesting areas of London
• the history of these places, their inhabitants and cultures
• the vocabulary to describe places and peoples
• the language used to express opinions and make comments
• the grammar needed to talk about change including verb tenses
• how to research, find and use information
• how to structure a formal piece of writing or speech.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• identify, talk and/or write about key events in London’s history
• describe, talk and/or write about areas of London, the people who live there and their different cultures
• use a range of vocabulary to describe people and places
• use a range of language to give opinions and make comments
• use a range of verb tenses to talk about change and continuity
• research a range of materials and use this information effectively to develop your writing or speech.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is for Level 1-Level 2 i.e. intermediate/upper intermediate students. It is ideal for anyone who can communicate quite well in basic everyday life but who wants to participate in more complex conversations, write better and learn about London life.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This will be a dynamic, exciting and creative course with lots of interaction and participation as well as visits around the city.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There should be no additional costs since the places visited will be free. But you should bring a pen, paper and folder to class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are many courses you could do next. You could join one our general ESOL courses with an exam either L1 or L2. Or you can do a course without an exam and work on specific areas of your English such as pronunciation, writing, reading or grammar. Your tutor will advise you on the best course.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details