If you have ambitious students who relish a challenge, our Young Entrepreneurs course could be an ideal choice. Aimed at students aged 14-17, this new offering takes place at the Lewis Southampton Summer Junior Centre, on a stunning, modern campus at Solent University.
The Young Entrepreneurs course is designed as an alternative to the traditional mix of English lessons and activities. It guides students through business-related project work, developing language skills, soft skills and practical knowledge along the way.
Teamwork, leadership and creative problem-solving are key. Students set about tasks such as launching a new product, devising a business plan or making a sales pitch in the style of the hit TV show Dragon’s Den. Fun, lively and interactive, lessons cover case studies, market research and advertising strategies. We also train students in valuable skills such as web design and how to give a great presentation.
The course is available as a 1-week or 2-week programme any time between 5 July and 2 August 2020. It combines business sessions with General English lessons, evening activities and weekly full-day and half-day trips across the south of England. Both residential and homestay accommodation are available.
“We’ve seen a steady rise in the English level of our junior students,” notes Alistair, Director of the Lewis School. “This has led us to devise programmes that challenge their English in new ways. The Young Entrepreneurs course will develop real-life skills that will serve them well in their future study and careers.”
It’s one of six programmes at our Southampton Junior Centre, and takes place in a cutting-edge £33m teaching and learning building – an inspiring location for an inspiring course!
Check out our Young Entrepreneurs web page for more information.