Shane English School’s course offerings also include a wide variety of other courses based on region and availability. These alternative courses get support from our academic and operations teams but don’t have standardised programs available out of the box.
Instead, Shane English School works with its schools and partners to produce educational experiences that fit the needs of their students on a case-by-case basis. We use our extensive experience and our global network to achieve schools’ and students’ goals regardless of age or location.
English Courses for Adults
Improve your career prospects by studying English at Shane and enjoy the benefits of face-to-face teaching.
General English conversation is a part of each lesson and our teachers adapt English texts to suit their students’ needs. All classroom tasks are designed to be broadly communicative with an underlying grammar- and vocabulary-based syllabus in which correct pronunciation, stress, and intonation are also taught.
While we stress a communicative approach, equal emphasis is given to all four English language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students achieve a practical understanding and confidence in using the underlying grammatical structures. Students have the chance to freely use the target language in real, communicative situations on engaging topics.
English conversations are topic based and are used to complement book-work. Conversations range from the very guided (low-level students) to freer and less structured (higher levels). Teachers will adapt each English lesson to the levels and capabilities of the students.
Teachers use tried-and-tested teaching methodologies in which teachers act as facilitators and co-communicators. These communication patterns allow students to maximise speaking opportunities which helps them to improve their confidence, accuracy, fluency, and pronunciation.
Authentic English materials such as newspaper and magazine articles are also integrated in order to improve reading and writing. Special attention is paid to content and meaning.
Whether you are preparing for a standardised international English exam (such as IELTS), would like to learn English for a specific purpose (such as business English), or you just want to improve your conversation skills, we have an English course for you!
Our English courses for adults emphasise the practice of English in realistic contexts and provide students with a solid language foundation and ample opportunities for speaking.
Outside English Lessons
Learn English from the convenience of your own office, school, or home where teachers deliver customised English lessons.
Shane English School provides flexible English language training to businesses, schools and individuals based on our clients’ needs. Our biggest asset is the utilisation of professional TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualified teachers who will deliver high-quality, practical English lessons on your own premises.
After training, you will be able to use English confidently in situations you have specified.
Here’s how our customised English programmes work:
- You communicate what you or your organisation needs
- We design the most appropriate English training system for you and create a syllabus and lesson plans
- The appropriate English training materials are selected
- An appropriate teacher is selected
- The contract is signed
- Oral and written level-checks are analysed
- English classes are taught and progress is monitored
- End-of-term performance evaluations are given
- Our English courses for adults emphasise the practice of English in realistic contexts and provide students with a solid language foundation and ample opportunities for speaking.
Shane English School’s outside lessons are the most most convenient way to learn English.
Private English Courses
Having a Shane English teacher all to yourself provides many advantages.
Private English Lessons are usually taught one-on-one, but we allow up to three students in a private class. Typical English lessons consist of family members, work colleagues, or friends. The teacher and student(s) often enjoy a much closer relationship than is possible in larger English classes.
These English classes are especially useful for students who wish to progress at their own pace, rather than at the rate of others in group English classes. A much wider variety of materials can be tailored for each individual student. For example, students can choose to prepare for English exams like IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, or the Cambridge YLE, or may just want to focus on one aspect of their English, such as conversation.
The flexibility of these private English lessons means that they are a great way to focus on specific English problems students may have, which makes them extremely useful for those who want to do as much as possible in a short amount of time.
Personalise your English learning experience by having Private English Lessons at Shane.
Step out of your comfort zone and into real-world English.
There is no substitute for real-world application of skills learned in the classroom. And it helps if the opportunity to practice real-world English is also a fun and exciting experience abroad.
Shane English School connects its students with locations like Caledonian Language School for bespoke English experiences away from home. Each trip is unique and built around the interests of the students travelling.
The study abroad experience includes all necessary arrangements including language lessons, excursions, food, and accommodations. Depending on the group’s needs, lessons and in-class work may also be included.
Get in touch to enquire about Shane English Schools’ study abroad options and how we can take your learning to new heights.
Enjoy a tailor-made educational experience abroad with Shane English Schools. Use your English in real situations with real people and put yourself to the test.