Study English through the latest video conferencing technology! Live online lessons are delivered by the same qualified teachers as in UK-based schools.
British Study Centres brings our award-winning schools to you wherever you are around the world. Combining advanced technology with our expertise in language teaching, you can be sure our online courses will meet your language training needs.
Our online classroom supports a range of rich media content and generates more interest through engaging, highly-interactive and authentic material.
Using authentic English materials such as magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, websites, this course will help you to develop your English language and communication skills while working on your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.
Your course will be designed based on the results from your placement test and needs analysis. Topics typically covered in this course include:
Making yourself understood. Fluency building; rhythm and pace. Conversation skills, telephoning, enquiring and explaining.
Reading for gist and purpose: understanding the main points. Scanning: finding specific information. Skimming: judging the usefulness of a text.
Organising a paragraph, structuring a text; signposting. Informal text types: notes, emails, stories, journals, reviews. Formal text types: letters, essays, reports, articles, forms.
Active listening strategies in conversation. Listening for detail: gathering specific information. Listening for themes: understanding the main ideas.
Tense and aspect: past, present, future; perfect; passive vs active. Grammar words: articles, prepositions, adverbs, pronouns, auxiliary verbs. Relative clauses, modals and conditionals to express more sophisticated concepts.
Strategies for building vocabulary: suffixes, prefixes. Word families, synonyms and antonyms. Phrasal verbs, colloquialisms and collocation.
The 46 sounds of English – the phonemic chart. Syllables and words – putting the sounds together. Word and sentence stress; intonation.
We use a range of authentic materials, including presentations, graphs, news articles and other realia to help you operate in the real world. Lessons are designed so that you can put newly acquired skills into practice instantly.
What do you do?
Talking about jobs and responsibilities. Your work and life situation – grammar review.
Describing changes and trends. Describing diagrams and charts. Adverbs and adjectives.
Exchanging information. Real telephone English and standard phrases. Checking understanding – repetition and clarification. Active listening – showing interest and understanding.
Openings and closings. Register – formal vs. informal. Email simulations – typical situations.
Meetings and Negotiations
Brainstorming and troubleshooting. The grammar of diplomacy and persuasion. Agreeing and disagreeing. Language patterns in meetings and negotiations. Steering the negotiation or meeting. Interrupting and preventing interruptions. Linking ideas and developing arguments (conjunctions). Generalising and indicating relevance.
Socialising and Networking Skills
The little words – discourse markers narration. Conversation features and skills. Small talk.
Rhetoric – making an impact. Fixed expressions. Mapping the presentation. A 10 point presentation plan – preparing your presentation. Live presentation and feedback.
Questions & Answers
Questioning strategies. The questioning funnel.
Metaphor and Idiom
Common fixed expressions and useful phrases.
This course will raise and consolidate your knowledge of the General or Academic IELTS exam and will improve your language awareness and skills to help maximise your potential. All four parts of the exam – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are covered in detail, and tips and techniques are introduced to help you best demonstrate your language skills to the examiner. Includes access to the British Council Road to IELTS package.
Talking about yourself and a range of familiar topics. Preparing and talking about a particular topic. Discussing abstract ideas and issues.
Understanding main ideas and detailed factual information. Understanding the opinions and attitudes of speakers. Understanding the purpose of an utterance and following the development of ideas.
Summarising and explaining the information on a graph, table, chart or diagram. Describing and explaining data, the stages of a process, how something works, an object or event. Writing an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
Our online OET lessons are designed to help you work on the skills you need to succeed in your OET exam. They are tailored to your specific learning needs – so whether you are new to OET or looking for support to help you retake your examination, we can help you!
The speaking exam assesses students' ability to communicate effectively in the workplace (e.g. building relationships with your patients) in the format of role plays. The course prepares for this aspect with many role play scenarios.
Understanding and listening to consultations and conversations you would hear in the workplace as well as talks/discussions on healthcare topics.
The writing exam assesses students' ability to communicate effectively when writing in a healthcare context (e.g. a letter of referral). Summarising, conveying information and describing symptoms in the correct with the correct language with a focus on writing within a healthcare context.
Developing reading skills on the types of texts you will find when working in healthcare, such as procedures, internal announcements and healthcare journals.
Why Study Online at BSC?
Classes are led by highly professional, qualified teachers from our British Council and English UK accredited schools. You will meet your teacher face-to-face through our powerful video conferencing software.Please note that the British Council is currently not able to offer accreditation for any online courses.
Lessons are interactive with a high level of student involvement. During the lessons you will interact with both your teacher and students from around the world.
Anytime, anywhere! Take your lessons from the comfort of your home, office, café or the airport departure lounge.
You will also receive access to myBSC, our online learning platform with 100s of hours of additional study material.
Your certificate in English can be a great door opener and a boost to your career.