Learning English


Learning English with Bayswater

Our philosophy is to educate, encourage and help students enjoy our course towns. It is often a case of helping students to ‘come out of their shell’, increase their confidence in using English and provide an opportunity to use it in meaningful situations, both inside the classroom and out in the real world.

Academic Overview

Our main aim is to facilitate students’ linguistic development, inspire confidence and increase their fluency in spoken English. We place a strong focus on 21st Century Skills, which helps students to thrive in today’s world. This includes the 4 Cs;

- Communication

- Creativity

- Collaboration

- Critical thinking

We help students to succeed in these areas through a combination of:

  • Theme based curriculum

  • Communicative activities

  • Vocabulary building

  • Pronunciation practice

  • Language games

  • Role plays

  • Class projects

  • Developing learning skills

  • Friendly atmosphere

Academic Programme

On a standard Bayswater Summer course, we offer 15 hours of tuition a week. Our timetable is usually organised on a zig-zag basis. This means that students will have lessons in the morning and their social programmes in the afternoon and evening. This is then reversed on a weekly basis. Consequently, students attend morning and afternoon lessons on alternate weeks, which allows the students to get the most out of their time with us.

All students take a test prior to arrival and have a brief interview upon arrival to assess how well they are able to understand and speak English. This enables us to place them in the class where they will be happiest and most successful.

Normally the maximum class size is 17. We have a system of continuous enrolment which means new students will join the class each week.

Students will have one teacher for the week, so they have continuity, and their teacher has time to get to know their strengths and areas for development so they can provide them with the best possible classroom support.

The lessons are split into two sessions, with the first being a topic-based lesson introducing new grammar and vocabulary along with skills development. During the second half, students will collaborate on projects to allow for real life application the language studied in class as well as honing their 21st Century Skills.  

General English

Using previous experience and knowledge we have designed our own course books that are aimed to match the specific needs of young learners on our short-term courses. The core structure of the syllabus has been designed by carefully following the Common European Framework (CEFR).

Our Books

‘E is for...’ is an innovative 4-level course for Young Learners of English on short and intensive programmes. It introduces the language as it is used in today’s globalised world and promotes English learning through thought-provoking topics and content-rich lessons. The integrated and balanced topic-based syllabus is easy to follow and covers subjects for a range of English Language testing frameworks.

Our Projects

On our courses, students learn by working on projects that promote 21st-century skills and encourage use of global skills through collaboration. Our learners will build on their communicative skills by working together on tasks like delivering presentations, designing infographics, making videos and creating podcasts. This not only helps them become better communicators and researchers but also encourages teamwork and a global perspective. It's all about learning by doing and preparing students for a dynamic world.