Course Information for Summer School 2017

Our Summer School course is 20 lessons (50 minutes each) per week.

Timetable

Course Information

Course dates Enrol on any Monday in July and August 2017
Price £200 for tuition only.

Please see our packages if you also require accommodation and excursions.

Taught hours per week 20 hours  (1000 minutes)
English levels Beginner (A1), Elementary (A2), Pre-Intermediate (B1),

Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)

(Junior and Regular groups)

Minimum booking 2 weeks
Minimum class size 3
Maximum class size 12
Minimum enrolment age Junior Group: 15 and under

Study Skills: 16+

Regular Group: 18+

Private study Students are expected to do one hour’s homework/self – study per day.

This can be completed either on-site or at home.

Non – teaching days

Although 28 August 2017 is British Summer Bank Holiday, LLA Summer School runs continuously throughout July and August.

Minimum student enrolment

Our courses are available, subject to a minimum of 3 enrolled students.

Course Objectives

Students study a General English course for lessons 1, 2 and 3.  This is followed by a Communicative lesson in lesson 4.

General English

Our General English courses are designed to improve students’ skills in all skill areas; reading, writing, listening and speaking.  You will learn useful vocabulary and grammar every day to help you gain the confidence to communicate in real life situations.  Each class has clear objectives to help you reach your language learning goals and your teacher will set structured tasks to support these objectives.  Our teachers will monitor your progress closely – giving personal feedback and correction, where necessary, to help you become more accurate and more fluent when communicating.  Course books are used and adapted to meet students’ needs.

Communicative lesson

This lesson focuses on improving your ability to communicate by enhancing your speaking skills.   You will have 50 minutes of further speaking practice, through structured speaking tasks, which support the General English course objectives.  

Study Skills

New for summer 2017, our Study Skills course is a General English course designed to give you a greater understanding of the different types of exams we do here at LLA. In addition to our regular General English aims, each week, you will look at a different test, practise doing some examples and decide whether it is the right exam for you.

Please be aware that our Junior Summer School classes are divided by age and therefore are mixed ability. 

For our Study Skills course, the levels available are:

Lower (Elementary (A1) – Low Intermediate (B1)

Higher (High Intermediate (B1+) – Upper Intermediate (B2)

If you are a new Leeds Language Academy student, you will need to take our Quick Placement Test (a multiple choice test of basic grammar and vocabulary), complete a writing task and have a short interview to assess your level, and then you will be assigned a class. The speaking interview can be completed on Skype, but the written task must be done in person.

Homework and Assessment

Students are expected to do one hour of homework/self-study each day. Tests are done regularly to assess your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.  There are progress tests in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 of each term.  A final test is done in week 12. If you pass the final test you can progress to the next level.

Cancellation and Refund

Please click here for our Cancellation and Refund Policy

Accommodation

Summer School courses will take place both at LLA main Campus at Woodsley Road and Leeds Trinity University.  Students can stay at Leeds Trinity University student apartments. There are 5 rooms in each apartment with common kitchen and living space. All rooms are en-suite. There is one supervisor in each apartment.

Food

Breakfast will be provided in the apartments. Students will be given food vouchers for designated food outlets.

Excursions

LLA offers all excursions inclusive in the summer school fee. Additional excursions will cost extra. LLA is dedicated to safeguarding children and adults. Therefore, juniors will be transported separately with appropriate group supervisors.

All excursions are subject to change, dependent on weather, availability, cost and interest. For a confirmed list of excursions, please contact us on [email protected]

Availability

There are limited spaces in our Summer School. Acceptance is on first-come first served basis. LLA may withdraw any offers at anytime.