Golf and the English language
Throughout the world, Golf is played by leaders in the business, financial and diplomatic community as an opportunity to network, build relationships and discuss business at the highest level in an environment that is relaxed, informal and yet completely private. English is without question the primary medium of communication among the key players in these worlds.
What is a Business plus Golf course?
Our Professional English plus Golf programmes are designed to combine focused Professional Communications training with the practice, language and etiquette of golf in the country that invented the game. A variety of programme options are designed to suit a range of needs, from the relative beginner to the serious player wanting to improve their social communication skills while playing golf in the beautiful English countryside. These programmes also differ in intensity of the actual classroom course programmes.
Why choose a Business plus Golf course at LSI/IH Portsmouth?
Portsmouth is strategically located on England’s beautiful South Coast, surrounded by some of the United Kingdom’s most renowned Golf Courses, with over 10 within a 20-km radius of the city. LSI/IH Portsmouth’s Golf Programme focuses on two local courses: Rowland’s Castle Golf Course, in the picturesque South Downs, and Cams Hall Golf Club, a purpose-built links course on the Solent coast.
Offering 18 holes from par-3 to par-5, both clubs offer full equipment rental services, a Club Professional for those wanting personal golf coaching, a totally English-speaking environment and a warm and friendly welcome to guest players in well-equipped and elegant club-houses. Clients will be taken to the club by our golf companion, who will play the round with them, conversing in English and instructing in the areas of Golf etiquette and vocabulary. The companion can also offer the opportunity to make up a “four” together with two other British players.
|Minimum age:||25 (Average age: 40)|
|Required level:||All levels for 1:1 classes, minimum level lower-intermediate for group classes.|
|Maximum class size:||1 to 4 (depending on course)|
|Course length:||Minimum 1 week|
|How many hours of study do I get?||25 hours (60 minutes) per week, plus 5-10 hours self-access (Options for an extra 5 hours)|
|How much does it cost?||To find out about our course prices, click here|
|When can I start?||Start any Monday|
English and Golf programmes are available from Monday 4th April to Friday 23rd September 2022. In the event of bad weather suitable alternative activities will be organised, involving cultural activities and/or sightseeing.
Subject to a comprehensive needs analysis of the participant’s requirements, special emphasis is placed on the relevant professional vocabulary, register, grammatical structures and pronunciation that are used in the participant’s work.
As well as formal classroom teaching to learn English, study activities include roleplay, case studies and simulations, video and audio recorded simulations. In our business English courses, the focus is on practical & effective business English for professionals in communication and may include language and skills for:
- Meetings and Teleconferencing
- Socialising and Networking.
- E-mail, Letter and Report Writing.
- Cross-cultural awareness.
- International leadership and management.
- Specialist vocabulary development.
Professional English plus Golf Course Options
Option G-1 Plus
Full Day Individual Monday to Friday: Five full days of individual language and communications training with a round of golf following training on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Approximately 43 hours of trainer contact, including golf companion. On golf days, participants will be occupied from 08.30 until 19.30 approximately, and from 08:30 – 16:00 on Monday and Friday.
Individual Programme Monday to Friday: Five mornings and two afternoons (Monday and Friday) of individual language and communications training with three afternoons of golf from 13:30 – 16:30. Approximately 35 hours of trainer contact, including golf companion.
Option G-3 Plus
Group/Individual Combination Plus Monday to Friday: Five full days of language and communications training. Half-day Individual 1-1 training and half-day in an Executive Open Group with a maximum of 4 international participants with a round of golf following training on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Approximately 43 hours of trainer contact, including golf companion. On golf days, participants will be occupied from 08.30 until 19.30 approximately, and from 08:30 – 16:00 on Monday and Friday.
An Executive language stay will maximise your exposure to native speakers while learning about the culture in England, and provides an opportunity to network and build long-term friendships. They offer high levels of comfort and convenience.
LSI/IH Portsmouth’s Executive Social Programme and its tutor accompanied lunch system, provides opportunities to practise social English, enhance intercultural awareness and network with professionals from all over the world and with all levels of English; a great preparation for real-life work situations.