Study a skills class at MC Academy and diversify your learning. Our skills classes can be studied alongside other courses at MC Academy.
If you wish to study for 20 hours per week, choose 1 skills class.
If you wish to study for 25 hours per week, choose 2 skills classes.
You may also choose to study one (or two) of our skills classes as a stand-alone course for 5 or 10 hours per week.
To see which skills classes are currently available, please visit our Current Classes page.
Our skills classes are designed to provide General English students with additional skills in key areas of learning. For 1 hour per day (5 hours per week), students will focus on a particular area of study to master its techniques and strategies.
The Beginners Skills Class is a one-hour class that gives students the chance to practice their Speaking and Practical English skills. Here we cover topics that students can use in their everyday life in the UK. These include:
- Ordering food in a restaurant.
- Telling the time.
- Asking and giving directions.
- Going to the doctors.
- Describing rooms in a house and places in a town.
- Talking about the weather, clothes and colours.
- Talking about seasons and special days.
- Asking for information in a shop, a hotel, an airport, and in a train station.
On Fridays we play games which are an excellent and fun way to help students remember their Grammar and Vocabulary. There is no special course book for the skills class, but we sometimes use the English File textbook. The Beginners Skills class supports a lot of the Grammar and Vocabulary students learn in their Class 1.
Our Conversation skills class is perfect for students who wish to improve their speaking skills for day-to-day use. Students will learn how to communicate effectively and confidently in English for a variety of occasions, such as ordering food, jobs, asking for directions, discussing like and interests, and discussing life events.
Listening & Speaking
Improve your speaking skills by practising with your teacher and fellow students. Students will learn how to listen to different accents and retain spoken information correctly. Students will also learn how to communicate in confidence by practising with fellow students and their teacher.
The IELTS skills course provides students with an understanding of the content of the IELTS exam, while focusing specifically on the four skills needed to succeed in the exam: writing, reading, listening, and speaking. Students will gain useful tips and do regular practice for the IELTS exam which will help them achieve their desired results.
Why should students consider taking this course?
Students should take this course to learn exam techniques which they can not only use in the IELTS exam, but in other language-based exams that they might encounter in the future. With a focus on academic English at a high level, the course is extremely beneficial for anyone looking to study at an English-speaking university.
Reading & Writing
The Reading & Writing skills classes at MC Academy provide students with the confidence to read and write in English. Students learn how to read quickly and effectively in preparation for exams. Students will also learn how to write with confidence in a clear and consistent way.
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