Summer English Course for Teenagers at Cambridge University

The summer school combines an intensive English Language course with sporting, cultural and fun activities specifically designed for 14-17 year olds. Students socialise with other teenagers from many different countries in the unique surroundings of Cambridge University's Corpus Christi College.

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: 2 weeks
  • Hours per week: 22
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Typical student age: 14-17

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 1 Aug 2017
  • Tuition fees: 2600.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Overview

This is a great course for older teenagers who want more freedom and also want to study in the truly inspiring surroundings of a Cambridge University college. 

Cambridge course is one of our city centre programmes which includes periods of semi-supervised free time (‘Freestyle Afternoons’) when students can spend time in Cambridge shopping, socialising or just relaxing in this beautiful city.

Course structure

Classes typically take place in the morning with one “lazy morning” each week with classes in the afternoon. 

As well as the morning classes there will also be evening academic sessions that could take the form of project sessions, group discussions or feedback sessions. 

The evening sessions are interactive and are a great way to practise new language skills in a more relaxed classroom environment.

Before every full-day excursion, there will also be a brief link lesson preparing students for what exciting things they’re going to see and how to make the most of their visit.

End of course assessment

Every student receives a written end of course assessment which covers the following areas:

  • Spoken English
  • Comprehension
  • Written aptitude

 

 

 

English lessons

Students follow a structured communicative English Language syllabus with the emphasis on speaking and listening skills. 

English is taught in an innovative and interesting way and teachers encourage students to develop their English skills using participative based learning which includes role plays, class discussions and debates.

The fundamentals of language learning is key to all classes and the school pays particular attention in all classes on developing the core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Themed project work

The course also includes weekly-themed project work, where students have the opportunity to apply the language they have learned in class productively in realistic situations.  

At the end of every week students present their project and there is a prize for the winning team.

Activity options

When students are not in lessons or on excursions there is a full afternoon and evening activities programme.

This English and activity programme at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University offers a huge variety of activities and designed to keep all of our students happy. Students are actively encouraged to speak English outside the classroom. 

Course highlights

  • 22.5 hours of tuition per week
  • 2 full day excursions and 1 half day trip per week
  • End of course written assessment
  • Full afternoon and evening activity programme
  • Maximum class size of 11 students, although typically there are 8-10 students per class.

Sample timetable

Day → Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
07:30 to 08:30 Breakfast
Morning sessions: 08:45 to 12:30 Arrivals

Testing and placement

Course overview

English class 1

English class 2

English class 1

English class 2

English class 1

English class 2

Link lesson

Full day in Oxford

English class 1

English class 2

12:45 to 13:45 Lunch
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 17:30 Arrivals Orientation and Freestyle afternoon

Half day excursion: Ely and Ely Cathedral

Full day: London Politics and Royalty

Conversation

and debate 

Full day in Oxford

Sports afternoon
18:00 to 19:15 Dinner
Evening activities: from 19:45 Welcome activities Quiz night Media event

Full day: London Politics and Royalty

Summer fair

Film night Party night

Excursions

Excursions are often the highlight of the week for many students and the school works really hard to make sure students have a great time as well as being fully informed about what they are going to see.

All students will have two full day excursions per week and 1 or 2 half day trips, depending on the chosen course. They allow students to explore some of the most famous places in the UK, including Oxford, Brighton, Stratford, Warwick Castle, Bath, the English seaside and of course, London. 

 

 

Most weeks will include one London visit because there is so much to see. London excursions will cover a famous landmark in the morning before giving the students a choice between an exciting attraction or simply a bit of free time to explore and maybe visit Oxford Street for some relaxing shopping!

Half day trips will involve visits to closer locations and will often involve activities such as swimming, bowling or ice skating. These vary according to the location and what each Activity Manager thinks the students as a group will most enjoy.

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