At St Giles, we want our students to learn English in a practical manner, so that they feel confident using it in a natural environment, not just the classroom. This is why all of our schools are located in English speaking countries, so that students can continue practising even after lessons are over.
Although all of our courses allow you to develop your ‘real-world’ English we also have various English for Special Purposes courses on offer. These are designed to give you the skills and experience you will need for your future studies or career.
Our Business English course in Vancouver, for example, focuses on topics that will develop core business skills as well as language skills. These topics include: meetings and communication strategies, business vocabulary, presentation skills, understanding cultural differences, marketing, negotiating and selling and finally, using the telephone. Essentially, we want our students to leave our schools feeling completely comfortable communicating in English, especially with potential employers.
In the UK and San Francisco, we also provide the opportunity for students to take volunteer (unpaid) internships. These programmes allow students to gain useful international work experience and develop both their language and their professional skills. Please note that these are subject to visa restrictions.
Here is a full list of all of the special purposes courses available at St Giles (click the links to find out more):