Summer English Course for Teenagers

This excellent summer course in Egham near Windsor, England combines learning English with some really enjoyable activities and fun excursions all designed to help you improve your English

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 2 weeks
  • Hours per week: 15
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Typical student age: 10 - 17
  • Typical student mix:
    24% European, 27% Asian, 18% South American, 19% Middle Eastern, 12% Far Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 2 Jul 2018
    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 30 Jul 2018
  • Tuition fees: From 1590.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 2 weeks: 1590.00 GBP
    • 3 weeks: 2385.00 GBP
    • 4 weeks: 3180.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Programme overview

The Junior Syllabus is a well-structured framework for teenage learners. Lessons promote speaking, reading, listening and writing skills practice to increase language fluency but also the opportunity to improve language accuracy with challenging grammar exercises and focus on new vocabulary.

The syllabus is complemented by culture themed lessons, focusing on different aspects of British life, including music, sport, literature and history. They are an opportunity for students to find out more about their host culture and compare their cultural experience and background with that of other students.

Assessment and certification

On arrival all students sit a written and oral exam to identify which level study is the most appropriate for them

Based on continuous assessment throughout their stay all students receive a Report Card and Certificate of Attendance at the end of their course.

English Language Teaching

The school has every reason to be very proud of the summer junior programme at Royal Holloway. A huge amount of thought has gone into developing engaging lessons which benefit teenage language learners inside and outside the classroom.

Every student who attends a summer language programme with us deserves to gain confidence, improve their communication skills, enjoy themselves and leave with lasting memories and friendships.

The language teaching element of the course is based around ‘Love – Live – Learn English!’ The teaching team use the 3rd edition of Oxford International’s successful junior course book series under a new theme: Language for Life. The course is available in six levels ranging from A1 to C2. There are three different lesson types to ensure variety for everyone.

 

Study Lessons 

Language Study lessons focus on the building blocks of the English language:

  • Building communicative competence
  • Learning new vocabulary
  • Understanding grammar
  • Practice in realistic and engaging activities

Language for Life lessons focus on topics, skills and vocabulary relevant to students’ lives not just the classroom, e.g.

  • study skills
  • functional language
  • communication skills
  • with activities that engage and motivate.

Reading, hearing, saying and writing new words is not enough. Therefore in our weekly Review lesson students recycle new language in the format of a Conversation Club (structure dependent on levels and ability) while projects are all about cooperation and creativity. Themes range from photography projects to international cookery books or sketch performances.

Activities and Excursions

Afternoon activities take account of morning lessons and include various sports activities as well as arts and crafts and a regular conversation club as well as evening activities which include a welcome party, movie nights, a school show to name but a few things 

There is an extensive activity and excursion programme over a two week period the following excursions take place: (subject to change) 

  1. Full day excursion to London including a Boat Disco on the River Thames, entrance to the London Eye or the Tower of London, guided walking tours and entrance to the British Museum
  2. Full day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and entrance to Brighton Sea Life Centre
  3. Full day excursion to Oxford with walking tour and entrance to Christ Church College
  4. Full onsite and evening activity programme
  5. Half day trip to Egham with orientation of town centre.

Sample timetable – Week 1

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Notes: This is a sample timetable only. It is subject to change / amendment without notice.
07:30 to 08:30 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:30 Arrivals + Registration Full day London Placement test + English Lessons

English

Lessons 

Full day London

English

Lessons

Full day London
12:30 to 14:00 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 17:15 Arrivals + Registration Oxford Street and shopping Instagram challenge / Explore Egham English Lessons Politics + Royalty + London Eye English Lessons Walking tour + Covent Garden
17:45 to 19:00 Dinner            
Evening activities: 19:15 to 21:45

Campus tour /

Chill Club /

Sports

Talent + Fashion Show / Football tournament Welcome Party / Handball tournament Windsor Olympics Geocaching / Chat Room / Video workshop

Athletics

Club / Chat room / Night walk

Party night / Basketball

Sample timetable – Week 2

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Notes: This is a sample timetable only. It is subject to change / amendment without notice.
07:30 to 08:30 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:30 Full day Brighton English Lessons Multi Sports / Drama workshop Full day Oxford English Lessons

Fashion

Nails / Beauty / Tennis tourmament / Talent show rehearsals 

Full day London
12:30 to 14:00 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 17:15 Walking tour + Sealife centre Half day excursion to British museum English Lessons Walking tour + Oxford college English Lessons English Lessons London
17:45 to 19:00 Dinner            
Evening activities: 19:15 to 21:45 The Neon Experience / Basketball Riverboat party on the Thames Battle of the Brains / X Factor rehearsals / Chat room X Factor / Comic workshop Talent Show rehearsals / Egg drop challenge International party night / Stomp

Disco /

Chill club / Athletics

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