English lessons are at Weymouth College

Where is the college?

Our students have English lessons at Weymouth College, which is a few minutes' walk from the beach and the town centre.

There are excellent facilities including interactive whiteboards in most classrooms, a computer suite, a canteen, sports hall, theatre and music and dance studios. Our students also have free access to the college's Wi-fi.

How many English lessons will I have?

15 full hours of English lessons each week on the standard course and 19 hours on the intensive course. This includes the written and oral test, needs analysis and induction on the first day.

Lessons are usually from 09.00 to 12.30 with a total break time of 30 minutes but they may occasionally take place in the afternoon from 13.30 to 17.00 with a total break time of 30 minutes.

The extra lessons for students on the intensive course take place on 2 afternoons per week from 14.00 to 16.15 in smaller classes. This includes a 15 minute break.

The English lessons lead to an end of course certificate
English lessons at WEC are active and interesting

What are the aims of the course?

The main objectives are to improve your communication skills, expand your vocabulary and develop your fluency, accuracy and confidence in using the language in everyday situations.

There is a lot of speaking and listening in the lessons. We also cover vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing.

On your first day you will be asked to complete a needs analysis. This shows your teachers which areas of vocabulary and grammar they need to concentrate on. They will plan their lessons according to the needs of the class. You will learn and practise English in a meaningful, memorable and enjoyable way.

Which class will I be in?

There are classes from elementary level up to advanced.

We will put you in a class of the right level after you have done the spoken and written tests on the first day.

There will be a maximum of 15 students in your morning class, although there are normally fewer.

If you book the intensive course, there will be a maximum of 8 students in your afternoon class.

English lessons at WEC are fun
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What methods do you use?

Our teachers use a very flexible approach that combines various methodologies. In particular this includes communicative and skills-based approaches.

Students often work in pairs or in small groups so they have a chance to speak as much English as possible. Games, songs, short videos, role-plays, discussions, mini debates and project work are used extensively to encourage the students to use the language they have learnt. Project work helps you to improve your language skills and to learn more about British life and customs.

At the end of each week you will take a short informal revision test. This will help you monitor your own progress and show you how much you have learnt.

Who are the teachers?

The teachers have all been trained to teach English as a foreign language. They enjoy working with young people and try to ensure that their classes are lively and interactive.

Their qualifications are internationally reccognised.

Our teachers are qualified and experienced
Students receive a certificate and detailed course report

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, on the last day you will receive a certificate.

You will also receive a written report on the progress you have made during the course.
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Weymouth English Centre
307 Alder Road
Poole BH12 5BH