The School Timetable / Homework and Self-Study

Lessons run from Monday to Friday.

Days of the WeekMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Monday to Thursday09:30 to 12:4514:00 to 16.00
Friday09:00 to 12:45afternoon free
Morning break 11:00 to 11:15 each day

We do close on some of the Bank Holidays and we shall inform you of what ones, throughout the year.

In the morning classes there is greater emphasis on the 4 skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as grammar. The afternoon lessons focus primarily on communication and vocabulary expansion, giving students the opportunity to activate the language acquired in the morning.

Changing classes

Although we do our best to ensure that you are in the most suitable class based on the results of your placement test and interview, a student sometimes feels that the work is either too difficult or not sufficiently challenging. In such cases, we ask that you speak first to your class teacher since they know you best. The Director of Studies will make the final decision as to whether you remain in the class or move to another one.

Always depending on the number of classes that we have, it may be possible to extend your course at LanguageUK. Again, you will need to talk to the Director of Studies who will advise you.

Homework and Self-Study

Homework is an integral part of studying at LanguageUK. It is given daily by your teachers and marked on the following day. Your English will improve considerably by combining your daytime studies with supplementary work in the evenings and at weekends.

Self-study is an important element in your programme. You will be given advice on how to work independently during your stay in Broadstairs and afterwards. Sometimes we will suggest grammar and vocabulary books to help you with this. We also strongly recommend that, particularly in the case of academic courses, you keep a diary, read the newspapers and listen to the radio as much as possible. Check out some of these useful websites to get you started:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/

https://www.flo-joe.co.uk/ – good for students studying exam classes

https://quizlet.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

https://learn-english-online.org – for beginners and low levels

www.englishpage.com – useful grammar and vocabulary activities

https://www.newsinlevels.com/ – read and listen to news stories for your level of English

Listen to the radio.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio

And please remember……  Use your English as much as possible outside of the classroom!! ALWAYS use English in and around the school even with students from your country.  Practice having telephone conversations with your friends or other students in English.  Practice ordering food in restaurants and speaking to shop assistants. Speak to students from other classes and levels in English.

Do you have questions? Need more information?