Study & Support
We’d like to offer an awesome language course and provide many cultural experiences while they are in England, and so our lessons are also linked to the trips that take place during the two weeks that they are here with us, as well as the Trinity Speaking Exam, which they might be interested IN TAKING in the future. The Area Projects and Sports are done by the Activity Leaders.
The preparation and delivery of five to ten minute (poster) presentations is the key element of our courses. We’re sure they’ll have lots of fun preparing them. They’ll be working in groups, discussing various topics, preparing to share what you have learned with your class.
What we aim to work on
> presentation skills
> vocabulary and pronunciation
> sentence structure
> question formation
> description and effective communication skills
The levels of the groups are in accordance with the Trinity speaking exam grade levels.
The format of the Trinity Exam is well suited to summer schools and short courses because everyone can be successful at their own level whether they decide to take the exam at the end of the course or not. If they do, then they go home with an internationally recognised certificate.
The Trinity Summer Schools and Short Courses Guide 2015
Working on presentations allows students to develop speaking skills in areas such as negotiating, planning, clarifying, and discussing. It will also provide opportunities to explore ideas from a variety of viewpoints. The way our course is designed right now allows us to focus on the English language, fundamental knowledge (content/subject area), meta knowledge (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration), and humanistic knowledge (cultural competence, emotional awareness and life skills), all of which are part of 21st century learning. The aim is for our students to actively participate in their learning by creating conditions where they can contribute in accordance with their personalities and learning preferences.
We employ qualified EFL tutors some of them hold another acceptable qualification such as Primary QTS for teachers.
Although Trinity UK caters predominantly to the Italian market, great effort is put into increasing internationality.
What advice can we give to the student?
We are here to help you improve your communication skills in English, but what is it that you can do to improve your English?
> ask questions if you’re not sure of something
> tell your teacher what you want to learn
> talk to other students and see if you can study together
> use the time during the summer camp to speak English as much as you can
> speak to people from different countries, observe, make notes
> write a diary of your stay in England and share it with others when you go back home
> buy a good book in English when you’re in the city centre and start reading it while in Britain
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