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English Language
Intensive 25+

Key information

Start dates:
Every Monday 2 January – 10 December 2018; 7 January – 9 December 2019
Course length:
Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum)
Maximum class size:
28 lessons (21 hours) per week

Entry requirements

Kings Level 3 (Pre-Intermediate)
Minimum age:

Sample timetable for the Intensive 25+

Intensive 25+ course sample timetable

The course

This course is designed for students aged 25+ who wish to improve their overall English language level, acquire functional skills to enrich their social, linguistic, and professional lives, and develop specialist skills and knowledge in a particular language area through a range of Special Interest Groups.

The intensive course curriculum is ideal for motivated professionals, enthusiastic travelers, and active seniors. It will allow students to experience the beauty of California and amazing city of LA with students of a similar age group from a multitude of different cultures.

What is included in the price

  • 28 lessons per week
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Teaching materials and use of coursebooks relevant to age group and learning needs
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to ClassMate, the Kings online learning platform
  • WiFi internet in the Center
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)

Masashi Harikae on Intensive 25+

Student Masashi Harikae at Kings Hollywood

"I've been on the Intensive 25+ course for 3 months. What fascinated me the most in this class was studying with students of a wide range of ages. Each student has a background and career and many of them have a job so it's always interesting for me to talk with other students.

Our teacher Gina is such a wonderful teacher with patience and a good sense of humor. Thanks to her, the classroom was always full of laughter. She also gave us chance to talk a lot so that we could express ourselves about a variety of topics. Every morning, we start with small talk. Sometimes it's about gossip. Sometimes it's about politics or economics or education. I really liked that time.

I think I have improved my English more than I expected only for 3 months. I also met a lot of amazing people there. I will definitely miss the class."

Course structure and outcomes

28 lessons per week (21 hours), mornings and afternoons, comprising:

  • 20 lessons per week of general English and professional skills
  • 8 lessons per week of Special Interest Groups, which cover a range of more specialist English language topics

The Intensive 25+ program offers an integrated approach for developing the essential skills needed for using English in the professional and personal spheres. Key international communication skills, including reading newspapers, writing emails, study skills, and group-work techniques are covered. Students are exposed to authentic content from a variety of subject areas and are given the opportunity to further explore topics in their interest area with a guided individual project.

1. General English classes

This portion of the course is designed to increase fluency and accuracy in as short a time as possible.

By the end of the course* students will be able to:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics delivered in a standard dialect
  • Read with a large degree of independence, using dictionaries and other reference sources selectively when necessary
  • Give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to their field of interest
  • Maintain good grammatical control
  • Use a sufficient range of vocabulary to vary formulation and avoid repetition when expressing themselves on matters connected to most general topics

*These outcomes represent what students will achieve after completing the Intermediate level of the Intensive 25+ course (Kings Level 5)

2. Professional communication

Students develop specific life skills that are needed for professional communications and personal development, and practice specific functional skills that provide a competitive advantage in all areas of their adult lives. They also develop communication skills they need to evaluate themselves and society, reflect upon their studies and learning, and develop work and career goals.

3. Special Interest Groups

Students taking an Intensive English course have the option to choose from a range of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to supplement their General English lessons.

These are designed to develop students' specialist skills in English, or to give them experience of additional subjects which interest them. They will be able to apply English to a range of practical situations for study, work, or cultural interest.

Note that the choice of subjects will depend on the student's level of English and the time of year. We guarantee that there will always be SIGs on offer across all 4 of our key learning outcome areas — Fluency and Experience, Professional Success, Exam Success, University Success.

Popular SIGs:

  • Conversation Skills
  • Vocabulary Builder
  • Business English
  • American Culture
  • Group Discussion
  • Pronunciation Practice

Please note: SIGs are not necessarily limited to students aged 25+ and are subject to availability. The required minimum language level for different SIG classes may vary.

4. Out of the classroom

In addition to their studies, students will be able to choose from a range of optional activities and learning excursions to nearby places of interest in Los Angeles, including museums, exhibitions, and famous landmarks. This way, students discover more about Los Angeles culture and history of the country while practicing their English.

Sample excursions* include but are not limited to:

  • Grand Central Market
  • Griffith Park Observatory
  • Local Art Museums
  • Historic Cinema Houses

*Some trips require an additional fee. Please note, these are sample activities only and actual trips may vary.