For ages 14-17, a summer English course for the next world leaders: explore global issues, such as climate change and help build a better world.

 

Prepares students for a global workplace. Explore the UN’s 17 Sustainable Goals. Includes special trips to London, Oxford and Cambridge.

 

Course summary

Ages 14-17
Location Oxford | London
English level B2 (upper intermediate) and above
Course length 2 weeks
Season Summer

 

Course content

The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops.

World Leaders encourages students to explore contemporary skills such as debating, critical thinking, and team work. The course looks at different world issues, which help to get young people engaged in making the world a better place.

Students focus on acknowledging the importance of certain themes like climate change, gender equality, and sustainable cities and communities. Students will learn about the 17 sustainable goals adopted by the UN aimed to promote peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

The course follows the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are a call to action by all countries (poor, rich, and middle-income) to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Students can choose to focus on one goal and will work on their presentation based on this, which is then judged by the panel at the end of their course. 

Workshops include: introduction to global issues, renewable energy, diversity and inclusion, healthcare, and employment.

There are two full-day trips and one half-day trip as part of the course, including a walking tour and entry to a University of Oxford college; London with a tour of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and a royalty and politics walking tour; and Cambridge with entry to King’s College, a walking tour and punting on the River Cam. 

 

Guest speakers

Hannah Messenger
Hannah is a Resource Mobilisation Consultant, who works for the United Nations on their Sustainable Goals Action plan. She is responsible for planning and delivering events to raise awareness of the UN’s 17 sustainable goals which the World Leaders course is based around. Hannah will introduce the goals to the students as well as delivering a talk about the vision to eradicate poverty and be available to answer any questions.

Tom Brookes
Tom is a film, public speaking and acting specialist, who has led courses in over a hundred schools for children in the UK and created courses for students from more than 60 countries. Tom is a guest speaker on all of our Future leader courses, delivering talks on public speaking and presentation skills as well as being a panel judge for the Future leader presentations.

 

Learning summary (per two-week course)

Lessons: 42 hours

Study trips: 2 full-day trips and 1 half-day trip

Other activities, including sports, arts and evening activities: 40 hours

 

Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve core skills for bright, academic and professional careers
  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their English vocabulary
  • Network and make new friends from around the world
  • Improve skills such as teamwork and problem-solving
  • Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment
  • Be prepared for entry into a global workplace
  • Improve their presentation skills
  • Learn about how our actions can shape the world
  • Develop an understanding of current world issues
  • Learn about the UN sustainable goals
  • Advance their English language skills even more.

 

Start dates

Location Season Start dates Arrival day Course length Price
Oxford Summer 07 July 2021 Wednesday 2 weeks  

£2879

(£1439.50 per week)

   
 

What’s included?

  • All tuition
  • All class materials
  • All activities
  • Full and half day trips to exciting destinations 
  • Evening activities organised and supervised by IH staff at the school
  • On-site residential accommodation at the school
  • All meals
  • Regular drinks and snacks
  • 24/7 support and supervision by our on-site IH team
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

 
 

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