EJEF at Lane End
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Course Description

Upon receipt of the participant's application form, a needs assessment interview with the Director of Courses will be arranged. This may be by telephone from the UK, in person in Tokyo or on arrival at EJEF. The participant's level of English will be assessed and the course content discussed. The following are examples of what can be included in each of our courses.

Business English Course

•    Business Language Work (to develop the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing).
•    BBC TV News Course and Current Affairs (to improve listening and discussion skills and broaden vocabulary).
•    Grammar (to strengthen grammatical accuracy).
•    Audio-Visual Material (studying aspects of British and European culture).
•    Practical English (social English for lunch/dinner meetings, telephone English, quick responses, discussion techniques, how to chair meetings in English).
•    Reading and Summarising (using newspapers, magazines, business reports, etc).
•    Tutorials (one-to-one sessions with a tutor to strengthen weak areas).
•    Pronunciation.
•    Set Work (guided self-study time to review and prepare for lessons).
•    Homework and Revision.

SPECIAL TOPICS:

It may be possible to include specialist topics such as finance, law and architecture, in the Business English Courses.

General English Course

•    General English Language Work (to develop the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing).
•    Grammar (reviewing and strengthening the use of grammar).
•    Practical English Communication (for example, social English, telephone English, quick responses).
•    Audio-Visual Material (studying aspects of British and European culture).
•    Reading and Writing (using newspapers, magazines).
•    BBC TV News and Current Affairs (to improve listening and discussion skills and broaden vocabulary).
•    Tutorials (one-to-one sessions with a tutor to strengthen weak areas).
•    Pronunciation.
•    Set Work (guided self-study time to review and prepare for lessons).
•    Homework and Revision.
•    Project work (research into specialised field of interest using English).

English for University Studies Course

•    Language Work and Study Skills (basic techniques to strengthen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills). 
•    Academic Writing (report and essay writing practice).
•    BBC TV News (discussion of current affairs and the strengthening of listening skills).
•    Articles from the Economist (discussion and presentations based on articles from the magazine).
•    Reith Lectures (assimilation, representation and discussion of topical BBC lectures).
•    British Culture (the study of law, politics, history and other aspects of British life).
•    Tutorials (regular one-to-one classes).
•    Visiting speakers and educational excursions are arranged from time to time.

English for Diplomats Course

•    BBC News (discussion of current affairs).
•    Articles from the Economist and Foreign Affairs (discussion and presentations based on articles from these magazines).
•    Language Work and Study Skills (basic techniques to strengthen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills). 
•    English in Professional Situations (language of meetings, presentations, telephoning etc).
•    Diplomatic Language 
•    Interpreting
•    Vocabulary and Discussion
•    Tutorials (regular one-to-one classes).
•    Visiting speakers and educational excursions are arranged from time to time.

English for Junior /Senior High School Teachers

•    Strengthening of listening and speaking skills.
•    Fluency Activities.
•    News and Discussions.
•    Presentations.
•    Tutorials.
•    Teaching Methods - demonstrations and roleplays.

English for Senior Citizens Course (IKIIKI Courses)

At EJEF, we welcome senior citizens from Japan. Since 2010, we have created a joint programme with a subscription-only Japanese magazine, Harumeku (formerly, IKIIKI), and run “One Month Stay in England” programmes at EJEF.  Participants enjoy English conversation lessons in the mornings and various British cultural aspects in the afternoons. Weekly themes are “English Food Culture”, “British Lifestyle”, “English Gardens”, “British Heritage” etc.
Over 150 senior citizens ranging in age from late 50s to late 80s from Kyushu/Okinawa to Hokkaido have participated in our IKIIKI Courses to date. They all apply to us individually but, every year, participants form everlasting friendships with one another and they have reunions in Japan on a regular basis.  

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