"I chose the 25+ class so I can be with people my own age. I like it because we can share experiences of our age group. Our teacher is amazing and I have learned so much from him."
Nai-Hsuan Liao (Sharon)
Section 2: Course structure and content
The Vacation 25+ program helps students to develop the essential skills needed for using English in their professional and personal lives.
Important international communication skills, including reading newspapers, writing emails, study skills, and group-work techniques are covered.
General English and professional communication
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:
Conversational language skills
Listening and accents
Reading and interpretation
Writing and presenting
Building your vocabulary bank
Fine tuning your pronunciation
Interpretation of texts
Grammar and syntax
Cultural and personal development
Understanding cultural difference and similarity
Team work and leadership
Presenting an argument
Students will learn to evaluate themselves and society, reflect upon their studies and learning, and develop work and career goals.
You will work on skills that will enable you to do things such as:
Set goals and discuss personal action plans
Prepare and give a short presentation and give feedback on others'
Persuade others by raising objections and making suggestions
Turn problems into solutions in activities such as presenting a business idea
Think logically and discuss logical thinking
Develop memory and discuss memory tools
Prepare for a job interview and describe work experiences
Section 3: Learning excursions
In addition, students on the Intensive 25+ course take regular learning excursions to nearby places of interest in Los Angeles in order to discover more about the culture and history of the city. Visits may include museums, exhibitions, and famous landmarks, such as:
Grand Central Market
Griffith Park Observatory
Local art museums
Historic cinema houses
Some trips may require an additional fee. Please note these are sample activities only and actual trips may vary.
Please note: sample timetable subject to change. During the summer, lessons may take place in mornings or afternoons.
09:00 – 10:30
(Lessons 1 & 2)
Social behavior: Talking about norms and customs
Understanding cultural differences
Asking for and offering help
Making effective notes
People in the newspapers today
Defining relative clauses
Adjectives of character
An email describing a new invention.
A future without cars.
Giving and receiving feedback
Beyond right and wrong?
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:30
(Lessons 3 & 4)
Becoming more self aware information about media
Reporting information about media
Preparing and giving a short presentation
Encouraging the speaker