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English Language and Cultural Course for Japanese Students

This course is held every year at Eton College, and allows up to 320 boys and girls from Japanese high schools the opportunity to study English at the College and experience eighteen days of English culture.

The course has been designed to give students about 50 hours of TEFL tuition in English. A specially designed programme of linguistic and cultural material is used to help students improve their English. Lessons and Drama sessions aim to develop good communication skills and by the end of the course students will be able to take part in a conversation.

Students are tested at the beginning and the end of the teaching programme and certificates are issued on the successful completion of the course, together with a report on each individual. A wide variety of out-of-class activities complements the teaching in the classroom.

A key aim of the course is to give an insight into the British way of life. Students visit various places (e.g. London Museum’s, Syon House, The Cotswolds, Windsor Castle, Oxford University, Stonehenge & Salisbury and Hampton Court Palace). The excursions are used as a basis for the teaching programme. Diary sessions are an integral part of the course and allow students to develop their writing skills in the context of their cultural experience.

The course Chairman is a senior Eton master with other Eton staff acting working in key roles. Many of the assisting staff are Old Etonians.

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