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QM English Club

English Club is the Queen Mary’s free programme for all of our students. Students from local schools, colleges, universities, and professionals are encouraged to join this fascinating club without any payment. We offer a variety of different sessions which focus on your learning needs and provide you with a chance to practice and develop your English skills in a relaxed and friendly setting as well as to meet new people.

Club Name Description
Speaking Club

It can be sometimes be difficult for students to practice their speaking outside of the classroom. Come along to speaking club and you will have plenty of opportunity to improve your speaking skills.

This club focuses on speaking and conversation English using a wide variety of different topics.

  IELTS Club  

Do you want to improve your IELTS skills before you take the test? Then come along to IELTS club.

This club focuses on the different skills and techniques you will need to be successful in the IELTS test.

Why it is important to join QM English Club?

To be frank, language learning is a long process, and sometimes it feels bored when you cannot practice with friends what you have learnt in the class. You need friends, mentors, and teachers to encourage you. That is why you should make every effort possible to find somebody to speak with. Queen Mary understands why an English-Speaking club is so important. An English club is your support system.

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The main idea of this club is to create an ideal English speaking environment where you can learn how to build up team activities, share your own experiences to audiences, we give you freedom to speak and listen what others speaking to. We know that students often appreciate the freedom from syllabi, exams and learning objectives. Teachers usually appreciate this too!

English Club Events

We love having the chance for our students to meet up with each other outside of the classroom to practice and use English in a real world environment. Over the next few months we will be holding some social events for our students to participate in. Please look out for more information on the website and in the reception area of the Queen Mary.

How to become a member of this club?

Our students are automatically become a member of this club. We also welcome students from local schools, colleges, universities, as well as professionals to become a member at Queen Mary English Club without any payment. Make sure you visit our center to book your place in advanced, or contact us to book your place.

What benefits we bring you?

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One can benefit to join the club not only practicing English skills but also challenging themselves to the public. The following agenda shall follow in each session depending on the topics of interest:

– Separate speaking topics and sessions designed for kids, teens and adult groups

– How to Address People in English

– Greetings in English

– Casual conversations with strangers or colleagues

– Agreeing and Disagreeing in English

– Speaking opportunities in various topics in English

– Develop how to express yourself

– Inspire you to prepare yourself for the next session

-We give you freedom to speak

Practical Activities

There are some practical activities such as discussions, online activities, selected TED Talks review, etc., to be planned on each session.

1 .Discussions

Having discussions based on a pre-determined theme often works well. Participants can work in pairs, small groups or can talk together as a whole group and discuss questions.

For example:

Children and Childhood:

  • What games did you play as a child? Can you remember how to play them?
  • What was your favourite TV programme or book when you were growing up? How does it make you feel when you see or read it again?
  • What is your earliest childhood memory?
  • Who is the youngest person you know?
  • Have you ever wished you were a child again? Why/why not?

2. Online Activities

Frequent use of smartphones, we can offer few online activities for our participants, then a whole wider world can open up for you. This activity is one of our favourites.

Music and Memory:

Participants choose a piece of music that reminds them of a happy time in their life. (It does not need to be a piece of music with English lyrics.) They prepare a presentation describing:

  • he song
  • the place
  • the people
  • the time and the situation it reminds them of
  • what makes the piece of music special for them

Participants can then take turns to play their songs, either from the playlist on their mobile devices or streamed off YouTube, and give their presentations.

3. TED Talks Review

This session is suitable for senior teens, adults, business groups and local people who are interested to attend. In our Ted Talk session, we will work together to view, discuss and celebrate creative ideas. As a group we will identify our passions and ask ourselves, what makes our heart beat faster? We will explore the ideas that we are passionate about by diving into activities that expand our curiosity. What are you waiting for? Join us and bring friends!

What we expect from you?

When choosing an English club, however, it is important to find very positive members. We expect that you are a positive, enthusiastic, and friendly people. In our club, we simply do not tolerate negativity. We do not tolerate insults or personal attacks of other members. We are waiting for you to join QM Speaking Club – be sure to find an English learning family that is positive, friendly, and encouraging your efforts…and enjoy your English learning!

Timetable

Sunday Speaking club:

  • Kids Group: Afternoon: 15:30 – 17:15
  • Teen Group: Morning: 08:30-10:30, Afternoon: 13:30 – 15:15
  • Adult Group: Morning: 10:30 – 12:30, Evening: 17:30 – 19:30