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Section 1: Overview

Is this course for me?

  • This course is perfect for students who want to combine English lessons with an introduction to US entrepreneurial culture and develop the skills needed to become a future leader in business.
  • It includes classroom-based instruction as well as a visit to a local small business, start-up or business organization

Key Facts

Available in

  • Boston

Start dates:

  • 3 September, 7 October, 4 November 2019
  • 6 January, 3 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 8 September, 5 October, 2 November 2020

Entry level:

  • Lower Intermediate (Kings Level 4)

Age:

  • 16+

Duration:

  • 4 weeks

Class size:

  • Maximum 15

Lessons per week:

  • 28 lessons per week total (21 hours).  20 lessons (15 hours) General English + 8 lessons (6 hours) Business and Leadership

Included in the price:

  • 28 lessons per week (21 hours)
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Course materials
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
  • Use of college library computers 
  • Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
  • Free Wi-fi at school
  • An accompanied visits to a small business or business organization
  • Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
  • Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
"At Kings Boston you can participate in entrepreneurship class, which includes specialized vocabulary in relation to the start-up world, case studies and knowing some local business in relation with this topic. "

Section 2: Course structure and content

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) per week of General English
  • 8 lessons (6 hours) per week Business and Leadership

General English lessons

Your general English lessons will be designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening at a consistent rate. Each week, lessons will focus on a different topic.

Key areas covered include:

Communication skills

  • Conversational language skills
  • Listening and accents
  • Reading and interpretation
  • Writing and presenting

Linguistic resources

  • Building your vocabulary bank
  • Fine tuning your pronunciation
  • Interpretation of texts
  • Grammar and syntax

Study skills

  • Note taking and revision
  • Research skills
  • Time management and planning
  • Dictionary work
  • Learner autonomy

Cultural and personal development

  • Understanding cultural difference and similarity
  • Team work and leadership
  • Presenting an argument
  • Discussion skills

You will be assigned to your general English class based on your current Kings Level. We have classes suitable for students at Level 1 (Beginner) right through to Level 8 (Advanced), and you will progress up through the levels as your skills improve and your confidence grows.

Specialized Business and Leadership lessons

These lessons will introduce you to essential business terminology relating to the development of small business and start-up culture. You will work on essential communication skills such as giving presentations, formal business writing, and pronunciation.

Sample topics include:

  • Real-world case studies
  • Characteristics of entrepreneurs and leaders in business
  • Small-business environment in the US
  • How to turn an idea into a business
  • Elements of a business plan
  • The role of social media

Educational visits

This course includes a trip to a local small business or start-up, college business program, or a talk by a local business person.

Examples may include:

  • Babson College
  • Buzz Lab at BU
  • Tazo Chocolates, Johnny Cupcakes or other local start-ups
  • Martin Trust Center at MIT
  • Innovation and Design Building
  • Entrepreneur clubs at other local colleges

Thank you for your enquiry.
We'll be in touch soon.
The Kings Admissions Team