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Silicon Valley Experience

Silicon Valley Experience

In class, you will focus on developing your language skills in context, learning technical vocabulary and making use of authentic listening and reading materials. Discussions will look at the broader impact of technology on society, and you’ll have the chance to practise giving presentations and pitches.


B1 (intermediate) +

Course Duration
4 weeks

Start Dates
2 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr, 7 May, 4 Jun, 9 Jul, 6 Aug, 4 Sep, 1 Oct, 5 Nov

Lessons per week
20 or 28 lessons

Lesson length
50 minutes

Maximum in class

Available at
San Francisco

Outside of class, you will be able to use what you’ve learnt on excursions. Whether that’s a tour of Silicon Valley, or a visit to a local start-up, you’ll see how important technology is to San Francisco and the wider Bay Area. Perhaps you will even be inspired to start a new company yourself! We are also pleased to recommend a free ‘Introduction to Coding’ workshop to our students. It is run by an external provider, so attendance is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Students will not need any previous experience to join this course - we welcome those that are new to the industry.

Course Objectives

After you take a Silicon Valley Experience at St Giles, you should:

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