Summer English for Teenagers – Discover London

This Discover London plus English course for teenagers at London University's, Heythrop College, offers students a marvellous opportunity to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and language of London. It combines the very best of English language learning with an opportunity to explore and visit and use your English in one of the worlds greatest cities - London

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.


Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 1 week
  • Lessons per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Typical student age: 12-17
  • Typical student mix:
    67% European, 21% Far Eastern, 9% Asian, 3% Middle Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 1 Jul 2018
    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 29 Jul 2018
  • Tuition fees: From 940.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 1 week: 940.00 GBP
    • 2 weeks: 1880.00 GBP
    • 3 weeks: 2820.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 70.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Programme overview

After breakfast, classes take place from 9.00-13.00. Lunch is from 13.00-14.00. There are afternoon activities until about 17.30. Dinner is from 18.00-19.00 followed by quiet time to do homework and keep in touch with family and friends. There are activities on campus every evening

Course overview

There are fifteen lessons a week of General English plus five specific lessons each week related  to London and its history and the wonderful things that are on your door step to discover. 

English language module

The General English lessons include vocabulary sets, language skills practice and project work. Classes are energetic and aim to be insuring fun and enjoyable.

Students are encouraged to speak English from day one and much use is made of role play and group inter-action. Students also prepare for their special excursions in class.

Discover London module

Vocabulary sets including transport, the built environment, monarchy, government and infrastructure as well as the following:

  • History of London
  • London architectural styles
  • History of Tower Bridge
  • Using London Transport

Workshops and visits

You can look forward to the following:

  • Sightseeing - visits with teachers to major London attractions
  • Museum of London, Science Museum, British Museum
  • Visit to the Royal Institute of  British Architects Centre
  • City of London Tour





As well as classes and the workshops and visits related to your chosen option there is also an action packed activity programme. Some of the activities you can look forward to include the following:

Language practice activities: Discover London is the theme

Guided walks: Regents Canal, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden Changing of the Guard and Royal London,  Harry Potter Walk, Southbank, West End and Oxford Street.

Sports activities: tennis, football, baseball, basket ball and volleyball.

Evening activities include:

  • Team challenges
  • Karaoke
  • Wii games
  • Board games
  • Film nights 
  • Welcome party 
  • Student exhibition
  • Discos and farewell party.

Weekly excursions

Excursions take place in the London area where there is a wealth of attractions. Excursions may include a river trip to Greenwich, and bus or train to Hampton Court, Windsor, or Brighton.

All students take part in a bus tour of London sights or a visit to the London Eye.

Sample timetable

Day → Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Notes: This is a sample programe. It is for guidance only and is subject to change / alteration.


08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 13:00

Visit to Kensington 

Gardens + shopping

English lessons English lessons English lessons Trip to Cambridge English lessons English lessons
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 18:00

Explore London

Buckingham Palace,

The Mall, St Jame's


Visit to the Tower of London History of London tour British Music Experience Trip to Cambridge St Pauls Cathedral and the Bank of England Harrods
18:00 to 19:00 Dinner            
Evening activities: 19:00 to 20:00 Welcome party Cultural Cafe Photo challenge Team building Film night Creative writing Computer room
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