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English Language and Cultural Course for Japanese Students

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

The course has been designed to give students over 50 hours of EFL tuition in English. A specially designed programme of linguistic and cultural material is used to help students improve their English. Lessons 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, Edinburgh, Windsor Castle, Oxford University, Stonehenge 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 is led by a senior Eton master with four masters acting as course directors. Many of the assisting staff are Old Etonians.

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