Get ready to kickstart your language learning.
Our Autumn Explorer will develop student’s English language skills through project-based learning activities, interactive learning and lots of fun and adventure.
We encourage students to become more confident, independent learners while they develop 21st century life skills that will benefit their future learning, life and work.
On this course, students will:
- Gain confidence and become more independent learners and users of the English language
- Develop their English language skills
(reading writing, listening, and speaking)
- Improve vocabulary, pronunciation, and understanding of grammar
- Essential 21st century life skills (communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and cultural awareness)
- Produce a portfolio of work to demonstrate progress and achievements
- Meet new friends from across the world
Project themes have been intentionally designed for students and teachers to take their project in a direction that best meets the group’s needs and motivations.
This means that every group of students will learn something different and each student receives a personalised learning experience. Each theme will have a central guiding question that focuses the project and students work collaboratively towards the production of a tangible project outcome.
This approach helps students learning faster and more successfully. It also guarantees that students will learn something new every time.
Learn by doing
The activity programme is an integral part of the course and allows students to practise what they have learnt and develop a natural, fluent use of the language. Our afternoon electives are designed to improve communication and confidence while developing academic, creative and active skills.
All Autumn Explorer students will also enjoy a wide variety of whole-school activities, such as games, competitions, discos and shows.
Gain new life experiences
There is no better way to learn about British life and culture than to experience it for yourself. Study tours also play an important role in our learning approach. Students prepare for their study tour in class and have educational tasks to complete during their trip, this is then discussed in lessons afterwards.
They will have three-full day study tours to UK destinations, every two weeks.
Enjoy study tours to exciting attractions like:
The London Eye is an iconic part of London’s skyline and has been offering guests a new panoramic view of London.
It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular visitor attraction.
Science Museum London
The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.
Students can experience what it is like to fly or blast off into space in their stunning 3D and 4D simulators. They can also watch a film on a screen taller than four double-decker buses in the IMAX 3D Cinema.
Madame Tussauds London
This famous wax museum offers students the chance to get up close and personal to some their favourite icons and famous faces. It combines glitz and glamour with incredible heritage, having over 300 wax figures.
Look out for having tea with Her Majesty the Queen, rocking it out with Ed Sheeran, posing with Harry and Meghan, or singing a duet with Dua Lipa! Not only do you learn about some of the most famous individuals of British culture, you’ll not want to put your Instagram away!
Themes at Autumn Explorer
Project-based learning is a signature part of our fully-integrated approach to language learning. It provides students with lots of cross-curricular opportunities for learning everywhere, both inside and outside the classroom.
Download the Autumn Explorer 2021 brochure
Find out more about our weekly project themes:
- WEEK 1
Magic and mystery
Explore magical stories and investigate some of Britain's most famous mysteries such as the famous Stonehenge or Lock Ness Monster. Students will build on their vocabulary for descriptive writing and develop their use of narrative tenses.
- WEEK 2
Gadgets and gizmos
Discover the origins of the technology we now take for granted and explore the impact its development will have on the future. Students will enhance their critical-thinking skills to speculate on future innovations and develop their coherent writing skills.
- WEEK 3
Develop cross-cultural understanding by learning about different festivals from across the UK and around the world. Students will share knowledge and traditions of festivals in their own countries, practise their collaboration skills and improve their use of functional phrases for expressing ideas and opinions.