Residential Summer Centres
Lessons

Lessons

Lessons take place 3 days of the week, 1 half-day and 2 full days of classes, for a total of 15 hours of tuition per week. Each lesson lasts 60 minutes.

During the course, the program may be run in two shifts. All students will, of course, have the same number of lessons and an equal choice of activities.

Kings only employs qualified native and non-native teachers.

First day testing

Following arrival day, on their first official day of program, students will be tested to assess their starting level and allow us to adequately divide them in classes. The test consists of a written part with 60 multiple choice questions, a short written presentation and a speaking part. The result of both parts will determine the final score.

After having been assigned to their level and class, students will have a mix of language input and practice (grammar, vocabulary and skills) and lessons based around areas such as culture, project work and excursions, as outlined in the sample timetable.

Sample timetable

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Morning Lesson 1 E-safety and Life Skills   Language input   Language input
Morning Lesson 2 Language practice   Language input   Language input
Morning Lesson 3 US Today   Study Skills   Project
Afternoon Lesson 1     Language input   Progress review (may include short test)
Afternoon Lesson 2     Excursion preparation   Excursion follow-up
Afternoon Lesson 3     Project   Project presentation or group activity

Student progress

Student performance will be continually assessed and, when progress is observed, students will be given the possibility to go to a higher level. Kings offers a maximum of 6 different levels, thus ensuring student individual academic needs are met. If a student misses a lesson due to sickness, made up lessons will not be provided.

At the end of their course, providing they have attended 90% of their lessons, students will receive and end-of-course certificate stating the duration of their course, the hours of lessons they attended and their level.

Students will also receive a student report with more specific scores and comments on their overall progress, participation and effort as well as their writing, speaking, listening and reading skills, signed by their teacher and the center's Director of Studies.