Studying in English
Churchill College recognises that, as students graduate into an increasingly globalised world, proficiency in the English language is extremely important. The college is part of The Anglo Mexican Foundation, which has been offered high quality English language teaching for over 65 years, and as such places the utmost importance on language proficiency.
Almost all teaching and learning at Churchill College takes place in English. We are a CLIL college (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and therefore believe that all teachers of all subjects are, in a way, language teachers. Spanish speaking teachers attend regular English language classes to ensure freshness and accuracy of use, and all Mexican and foreign teachers receive constant training in how to teach effectively in a second language.
Churchill College currently employs about one third of its staff from English speaking countries. Studying English
Students embark on a demanding programme of English as a second language throughout their three years of study at Churchill College. While the IGCSE de Inglés en segunda lengua
taken at the end of the first year focuses on English for general purposes, the IB Diploma Programme IB English B
,course, taken as part of the in the second and third years, expands the curriculum to include the study of English literature and the culture of English speaking countries around the world.
All students who successfully enrol in the college should have an English level of Cambridge English: First (FCE)
or higher, and those that have not yet taken the exam are expected to do so by the end of their first year of study. Students then move on to take theCambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
exam and, in some cases, theCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
exam before they leave Churchill College.