40+ English and Culture

Join us on one of our 40+English courses. A great way to spend a week or two practising your English
Over 40s English

This course is for those adults who would like to learn more about British culture and traditions improving their knowledge of the English language and becoming more confident when using it in conversations.

The course focuses mainly on speaking, listening and fluency skills. There will be many opportunities to discuss a variety of interesting topics and expand students’ vocabulary, enriching it with many colloquial expressions that are currently heard and used in English. This is because we want to make sure that participants learn and better understand expressions that are commonly used, so as to make them sound more natural in social interactions.

As for all of our courses, there will be plenty of opportunities to interact with other participants, socialising and learning many facts about the British and their culture. Habits and traditions will be discovered during the course and linked to the afternoon activities which are an extension of their morning classes.

Designed For

  • Adults aged 40 or over who are a minimum A2 level
  • Adults who’d like to improve their speaking/listening skills while learning about British culture
  • Adults who’d like to take part in activities and “talking trips” to enrich their cultural knowledge of Britain and use the English language in a variety of situations
  • Closed groups (welcome any time of the year – please enquire): a specific programme can be designed around the students’ requests. Some requests may come at an extra cost. The maximum group size for a closed group is 5 participants.
Course Facts 
Course start datesPlease get in touch with us
Course duration1 or 2 weeks
Course hours15 classroom hours (all lessons are of 45 minutes)
Minimum age40 years (in some situations LanguageUk might consider younger participants with a minimum of 2 years’ professional experience)
Class sizeMinimum 5 - maximum 15 students
Coursebook N/A


40+ English and Culture

Course Runs on selected dates
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Course Structure

40+ English and Culture course – 15 hours of tuition per week ( all lessons are of 45 minutes).

Morning classes:

During the mornings students will attend class.
Students will be able to choose from a variety of themes and ideas presented by their teacher and are welcome to suggest their own ideas.
Each morning is carefully planned to encourage “natural” speaking . Some guided practice and attention to improvement in areas such as grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary will be given in class. Students will be invited to record their daily practice and thoughts.

Afternoon activities:

In the afternoons, students will take part in a selection of activities and trips and this is an extension of their morning class. Teachers or activity leaders will accompany and encourage students to interact with the group and have interesting conversations reusing the language learnt in class whenever possible.

Saturday day trip

The course includes of day trip for each Saturday, with a guided tour in the morning and free time in the afternoon to let participants explore more of Britain.

Sample Timetable

Closed Groups – If you come as a “closed group”, you can decide which activities you’d like to take part in. You can choose between the following: Canterbury City tour; Canterbury Cathedral tour; Chartham Vineyard wine tasting; Broadstairs trip; Dover Castle trip; Margate trip; Pub lunch; Folkestone trip; Whitstable Oyster Experience.

40+ English and Culture Sample Timetable

9:30 - 11:00English LessonsEnglish LessonsEnglish LessonsEnglish LessonsEnglish Lessons
11:00 - 11:30BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11:30 - 13:00English LessonsEnglish LessonsEnglish LessonsEnglish LessonsEnglish Lessons
13:00 - 14:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
14:00 - 16:00Canterbury TourChartham Vineyard wine tastingFree afternoonCanterbury Cathedral visitBroadstairs day trip

Saturday: full-day trip to London (included in the programme)

What's Included

What's Included?
20 morning lessons (lessons are of 45 minutes)
4 afternoon activities (please see the Sample Timetable section for an overview)*
1 full-day trip
Registration fee
Free WiFi access throughout the school
End-of-Course Certificate of Attendance 
All tuition & study materials
*Closed groups can decide which activities they would like to take part in from the list in the Sample Timetable section.
What's not Included in package
Bank charges
Travel and airport transfer
Examination entry fees if required
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