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The Octorial Programme

We offer our students a challenging and dynamic environment with the support of professional and experienced teachers. The combination of language skills lessons and communication skills workshops in the Octorial Programme enables students to develop their confidence, skills and fluency.

What you achieve

  • Develop fluency and listening skills to communicate with both native speakers and international colleagues
  • Produce accurate English when speaking and writing by enhancing grammar and vocabulary knowledge
  • Practise formal and informal language for a range of situations
  • Develop confidence in English which will help you succeed both personally and professionally.

Course information

15 hours of language skills lessons – these include purpose-designed grammar exercises and interactive, dynamic oral practice sessions to encourage the expression of ideas and opinions, as well as listening exercises using authentic texts and materials for the development of comprehension skills, and writing tasks in a range of styles and registers.

15 hours of communications skills workshops. The collaboration and project-management tasks of these workshops build fluency and confidence.

  • You can start your course on any Monday throughout the year.
  • Two cultural activities are included in the course fees every week.
  • Language skills lessons are taught in groups with a maximum of 8 students.
  • Communication skills workshops are taught in groups with a maximum of 8 students.

How do I enrol for the Octorial Programme?

To find out more about the Octorial Programme or enrol for the course, please visit our Contact area, where you can Make An Enquiry, Ask For A Call Back or fill out an Enrolment Form



The Octorial Programme

Sample day

15 mins Plenary session

60 mins Accuracy in Grammar and Structure

60 mins Spoken Performance Workshop: Speaking with Impact

60 mins Comprehension and Vocabulary

60 mins  Team Project

60 mins Composition and Text Analysis

60 mins Mentored Dissertation: Skills Workshop