Excel! New Books from Saxoncourt Publishing

saxoncourt-publishing-excelSaxoncourt Publishing is pleased to announce that a new series of English learning materials is now ready. 

Excel is a four-level intermediate English course for secondary and elementary school students, and will replace the Mega series used in Taiwan. Each level consists of a Student’s Book, a Workbook, a comprehensive Teacher’s Manual, CDs, and Tests. Course Guides, Workbook Answer Keys and Flashcards can be downloaded from the Shane Courses Library on the Shane Server.

The Excel series has been written and designed to:
• broaden vocabulary, teaching not only key nouns, verbs and adjectives, but also functional words needed for natural, fluent communication.
• present new grammar patterns, covering all tenses and aspects at CEF B1 level, and review grammar taught in elementary English courses.
• develop the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
• develop natural pronunciation.
• help young English learners move beyond the practice of set question and answer patterns and challenge them to freely use English in problem-solving, critical-thinking and communicative activities.

Here are the Excel release dates:

Excel 1now available!
Excel 2: March 1st 2016.
Excel 3: May 1st 2016.
Excel 4: July 1st 2016.

SES Beijing Takes Part in Singing Show

sesbj-elementary-public-school-presentation-2016This winter, No.4 Elementary School in Beijing, China, took part in an English-language singing show which was performed in front of 19 other training schools. All participants performed beautifully and the excellent results were a testament to the quality of teaching provided by SES Beijing over the past term.

We look forward to working with this public school on further such events.

Summer Programs for Shane English School Taiwan (SEST) Students - 2015

sest-summer-camps-2015This summer was a great one for many students at SEST. Some had the opportunity to attend Shane Global Language Centre's summer program in Hastings, UK, while others attended the 'Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability' (LOHAS) Summer Camp in Yilan, Taiwan - north east of the country.

The 3-week summer program in the UK included excursions to many interesting places, such as Herstmonceux Gardens and Observatory, Brighton Lanes & Pier, and Bodiam Castle.

The 3-day LOHAS Summer Camp included outdoor and indoor team-building activities in English, such as "Bookmark DIY", and "Make Your Own Story Book".

Students made new friends, learned new skills, and developed global perspectives. It was a really unforgettable experience for all!

We look forward to summer 2016!

Shane Donates NT$100,000 at Charity Fundraising Event at the British Chamber of Commerce, Taipei

shane-xmas-csr-2015The Christmas Charity Auction & Luncheon is a British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei annual charity fundraising event. It was attended by Saxoncourt Corporate Office and other members of the local and international business community. Attendees got the chance to meet with Father Christmas as well as bid for items in the auction. 

Two thirds of net proceeds from the auction were donated to the annual charity fund, and Shane Lipscombe also donated a further NT$100,000.

For more information on the chosen charities, visit:

sos salvationarmytw

Shane English School China Opens New School in Huadu

shane-china-huadu-2015Shane Huadu opened its doors to students on Sunday 19th July. School owners Merry and Chris, pictured here with Franchise Manager Wendy Wang and the school's team of enthusiastic T.A.s, have spent time studying and working in France, as well as visiting other Shane schools around China.

Students showed a keen enthusiasm to participate in the demo classes and over 30 students ranging from kindergarten to high school students have already signed up for classes. Beijing school Director of Studies, Andrew Weston, is assisting the school for its first month, as the school aims to promote English learning in northern Guangzhou.

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