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 which is relaxed, informal and yet completely private. English is without question the primary medium of communication among the key players in these worlds.

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.

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’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 met and greeted at 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.

  • Fact Check

    English and Golf programmes are available from Monday 27th March to Friday 29th September 2017. In the event of bad weather suitable alternative activities will be organised, involving cultural activities and/or sightseeing.
    Minimum age: 25 Average age: 40
    Maximum class size: 1 to 4 (depending on course)
    25 hours (60 minutes) per week, plus 5-10 hours self-access
    Options for an extra 5 hours
    Start any Monday
    Minimum 1 week
    All levels for 1:1 classes, minimum level lower-intermediate for group classes.

  • Communication Skills

    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
    • Negotiations
    • Presentations
    • Telephoning
    • Socialising and Networking
    • E-mail, Letter and Report Writing
    • Cross-cultural awareness
    • International leadership and management
    • Specialist vocabulary development.

  • Duration / Programme

    • 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.

      2017 Cost: £2170 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to golf courses.
      2018 Cost: £2170 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to golf courses.

    • Option G-2:

      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.

      2017 Cost: £1840 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to golf courses.
      2018 Cost: £1840 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to golf courses.

    • 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.

      2017 Cost: £1760 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to golf courses. Please note that charges do not include shoe or club hire. This is available at a small extra charge (approx. £15-£20) from the golf clubs.

      2018 Cost: £1860 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to golf courses. Please note that charges do not include shoe or club hire. This is available at a small extra charge (approx. £15-£20) from the golf clubs.

Accommodation

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; most of our homestays are current or retired professionals, academics or senior business managers, often with considerable international experience.

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Social Programme

LSI’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. The optional evening social programme is full and varied and may include visits to restaurants, pubs, live music venues, theatres, cinemas, museums and many sporting activities including tennis, football and golf.

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