Your Lessons

Productive and Fun!

Lewis School lessons are productive and fun. They are designed to help you express yourself, be creative and make friends. We focus on speaking and listening, as we believe that staying in Britain gives you an ideal opportunity to develop these skills.

We have created a syllabus especially for you. As well as speaking and listening, you will develop your reading and writing, plus vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Each week gives you a new theme and a new challenge, and at the end of each week you will complete a project. Our syllabus is at five levels, and is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The third lesson of the day is designed to link to your activities programme, helping you to make the most of your activities and to learn more about British culture. At the end of your course, you will receive a report and certificate.

Pleae note: for year-round groups on our Cultural Week programme, we follow a different syllabus. This is based on culture-related project work and leads up to a final presentation – see our sample timetable.

Your First Day & Timetable

On your first day, we will give you a written and oral placement test to assess your level of English and place you in a suitable class. After the test we will give you a Welcome Pack, explain important information about the centre, and take you on a tour of the campus. Then we will introduce you to your teacher for your first lesson. Please note that the Induction & Placement Test replace two English lessons on your first day.

During your stay, we monitor your progress. If you do well, you may have the chance to move to a higher level the following week.

At most centres we have a ‘zig-zag’ system. This means one week you will have morning lessons and the following week afternoon lessons. Attendance is compulsory for all lessons.

First Day

Approximate Timing
Welcome from staff 15 minutes
Placement test (written & oral) 1 hour
Induction 30 minutes
School / campus tour 30 minutes
Break 15 minutes
1st lesson 1 hour

Normal Day

Approximate Timing
1st lesson (syllabus) 1 hour
Break 15 minutes
2nd lesson (syllabus) 1 hour
Break 15 minutes
3rd lesson (links to activities) 1 hour

Trinity Exams

Trinity GESE exams can be arranged on request. Highly motivating and communicative, these exams assess students’ ability in speaking and listening in a friendly 1:1 interview. Price: GBP 75. Subject to a minimum of 10 candidates per sitting. If there are fewer than 10 candidates, the fee will be refunded; alternatively, candidates can still take the exam, but will be charged a higher fee.

See our 2016 exam results >

Closed Groups

For closed groups, the maximum number of students in a class may exceed 15. A closed group consists of students from the same agent having classes separately from other students in the centre, for example a group following a bespoke programme.

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