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English and Cultural Studies for 15 - 17 Year Olds

  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 2 August 2021
  • Course duration: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This course is for anyone who’d like to improve their English language skills whilst learning about the culture and people of the UK.

It includes 15 hours of classroom-based English studies, and 10 hours off campus exploring the city, experiencing the culture and applying new skills.


On this course you’ll spend time with your language tutor, building your skills and confidence in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

You’ll take part in interactive workshops, and there’ll be plenty of fun opportunities for practising your skills on campus, as well as exploring the city and it’s attractions.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have built confidence in verbal, visual and written communication.

Indicative maximum class size: 16

Tutor Profile: Sofia Al-Ahmed is experienced in teaching English as a second language (TESOL); helping international students with functional and survival English skills.

Sofia has taught English in schools using listening, speaking, writing and reading alongside social and cultural knowledge to expand students’ language and confidence.

Sofia also has a postgraduate degree in English from Nottingham Trent University and a Diploma in English Language Teaching from De Montfort University.

Alongside teaching English, Sofia is a creative writer, having written fictional children’s novels and a series of animations and cartoons.

Sofia can speak two languages including English at the highest level, and Arabic.

Need accommodation for a summer course?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. If you're aged 16 or 17 then you can stay unaccompanied with agreement from a parent/guardian. If you're aged 15 then you can stay as long as you are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Find out more at: www.ntu.ac.uk/summeraccommodation

Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award?

This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • complete engaging exercises set by an expert tutor
  • interact with new people of differing backgrounds
  • expand your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar
  • research a group project on a subject of special interest
  • present the project to fellow students.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have attended English language lessons in the past. Whilst we do not ask to see a certificate, you should be equivalent to an IELTS 4 or 5, or CEFR B1. You should also be able to work positively in a team alongside people with different ideas and experiences.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have attended English language lessons in the past. Whilst we do not ask to see a certificate, you should be equivalent to an IELTS 4 or 5, or CEFR B1. You should also be able to work positively in a team alongside people with different ideas and experiences.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £475

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £475.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418