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Internship Retail
Charity Shop

Course Description

The full-time adult Internship Retail Charity Shops course covers the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. The course includes Cambridge examination preparation at levels B2 – C2.

This course combines full-time General English in the morning with part-time work experience in the afternoon for 2 to 52 weeks.

The Internship will give students work experience and improved language skills in a retail environment. The placement will develop the learning of life skills such as team work, task completion, decision making, organisational skills, communication skills, confidence building etc.

Students have use of a coursebook in class and are given homework as part of the course.

Students can attend a weekly language clinic, free of charge, where they will get one-to-one advice on any aspect of English they wish to review.

Students can attend English 2000 social activities and excursions, to help build confidence in practising English outside the classroom environment. Some activities are free and all excursions will incur a charge and this is payable at Reception. Certain activities and some excursions are for students aged 18+ only.

Our placement providers decide who they wish to employ based on the student’s CV, motivation letter and language level. The placements are in or near Bournemouth. Students cannot choose where to work or select a specific job.

Learner Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will have:

* Studied and practised a range of grammar in context relevant to their level
* Read texts for gist and detail
* Listened to texts for gist and detail
* Studied and practised a range of lexis and functional language in context
* Studied and practised pronunciation accuracy
* Planned, organised and produced pieces of written work
* Gained work experience and cultural development

Work Experience

Unpaid work experience in a charity shop
Hours and work are decided by the placement provider
It may be necessary to take a bus or train to the placement
There are no fees for finding the work placement

Entry Requirements

The minimum age is 16
Minimum B1 CEF Intermediate level up to C2 CEF Proficiency level
Full CV, Motivation Letter, Photo
EU Nationals


General English
Language Clinic
Maximum 16 in a class

20 lessons / 15 hours per week

Course Accreditation

An English 2000 Certificate
An English 2000 Course Report, if requested

Course Dates

Weekly throughout the year

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