English and London Cultural Premium at King’s College London (KCL) is the most central English and culture summer programme in London, designed for international students who want to explore all that London has to offer whilst learning English language. It’s a cultural programme as much as an educational one, which integrates academic studies with activities and culture visits.
The structured programme, based in Kings College London, combines a comprehensive English Language course with at least seven culture visits to popular London attractions and two days culture visits outside London over a two-week stay. Apart from culture visits, the course offers students 22.5 hours of English tuition each week, incorporating language study, language for life, project sessions, academic skills sessions and excursion link – London experience lessons.
The language study lessons will focus on the communicative style of language teaching and provide grammar and vocabulary tailored to the students ability. The academic skills sessions give students an introduction to exam techniques and are intended to help students improve the skills of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking.
The London experience lessons link specific to famous sights in London such as the London Eye, Canary Wharf and Kensington. Ordering a curry on Brick Lane or bargaining with a street seller in Camden Market are real life situations incorporated into the ‘London experience lessons’, which bring London to life in the classroom. On the other hand, the interlinked weekly-themed project work, such as ’What’s it like to live in London?’ project, give students an opportunity to apply the language they have learned in the classroom with their real life London experiences.
At the end of the course, teachers will assess learners’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and provide a well-rounded assessment of a student’s English ability. Assessment is designed to complement the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and to provide learners with a realistic determination of their English ability. Students will leave the course with a certificate of recommended English level measured against the CEFR scale.
King’s College London English and Cultural Camp consists of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, activities and culture tour. The structured programme includes:
- 22.5 hours of English tuition per week
- Multi-tier syllabus incorporating language study, language for life, project sessions, academic skills sessions and excursion link sessions
- Entrance to popular London attractions
- At least 1 culture excursion outside of London each week
- Visit to a West End musical every 2 weeks
- Central London location in prestigious King’s College London university
- Full social and activity programme in the evenings and on non-excursion days
- End of the course assessment and personalised certificate
- Maximum class size of 11 students
Culture and Social Programme
Students will also enjoy a full cultural and social programme including excursions and trips. Possible excursions include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Houses of Parliament
- West End Musical
- Natural History Museum
- Hyde Park
- London Eye
- British Museum
- Madame Tussauds
- Southbank Walking Tour
- Oxford Street & Soho
- London Dungeon
- Olympic Park
- Thorpe Park
- Hampton Court Palace
- Harry Potter World,
- Sherlock Holmes Museum
The sample timetable below is a typical 2-week for KCL English and Cultural Camp.
Students stay at single en-suite bedrooms of King’s College’s halls of residence at Moonraker Point, a short journey away the Strand campus. Girls and boys are accommodated separately with 24 hours security. Members of staff also stay at Moonraker Point with students at nights.
Well balanced, nutritious cooked meals are provided at the Strand campus of King’s College London. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
WiFi is available throughout the college and accommodation. Kitchen & TV lounge in student hallways. Astroturf playing field is next to accommodation block. Ground floor common area with pool table and air hockey.
Laundry Facilities are provided at Moonraker Point.
King’s College London is a world-renowned university in the heart of London. It is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the world.
King’s was founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington and received its royal charter in the same year. King’s is home to six Medical Research Council centres and become the largest centre for graduate and post-graduate medical teaching and biomedical research in Europe, and is regarded as one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world.
The College performs highly in international rankings. In 2015 it ranked 19th in the world (5th in the UK and 7th in Europe) in the QS World University Rankings. According to the 2016 Complete University Guide, 10 out of the 26 subjects offered by King’s including Food Science, Education, Business Studies, Philosophy, French, Dentistry and Law, rank within the top 10 nationally. However, King’s is considered as one of the most difficult UK University to gain admission to. According to the 2015 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, approximately 30% of King’s undergraduates come from independent schools.
King’s has educated numerous foreign Heads of State and Government, and is known for its several noted alumni and staff, including 12 Nobel Prize laureates.