Summer English Course for Juniors near Brighton

This all inclusive, in depth, summer English course near Brighton, England combines learning English in great surroundings, with some really enjoyable fun activities and excursions. In class students are taught essential English Language skills with particular emphasis on speaking and listening both inside and outside the classroom. This is a tailor-made course for 10 to 13 year olds.

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 1 week
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 11
  • Typical student age: 10 - 13
  • Typical student mix:
    64% European, 22% Australian, 12% Middle Eastern, 12% South American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 4 Jul 2017
  • Tuition fees: From 999.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 1 week: 999.00 GBP
    • 2 weeks: 1998.00 GBP
    • 3 weeks: 2997.00 GBP
    • 4 weeks: 3996.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Overview

This comprehensive English language syllabus is combined with an activity programme tailored specifically  for young students between the ages of 10 and 13. The course contains classic activities which have now become traditional favourites. 

Students are always busy learning English in a variety of ways and equally importantly always having fun because of the wonderfully varied programme.

Course Content

The syllabus incorporates language study, language for life, project sessions, excursion link lessons and academic skills sessions.

The language study lessons focus on the communicative style of language learning and provide grammar and vocabulary tailored to a student’s ability. Whereas language for life lessons integrate a wider range of topics including learner training, literacy, culture and life skills.

The course aims to:

  • Build language skills and confidence gradually through our multi-level syllabus.
  • Help young students achieve their individual goals in language learning.
  • Gain a better understanding of English books, films, songs, the internet and other media.

Academic Skills Sessions

The academic skills sessions give students an introduction to exam techniques and are intended to help students improve the skills of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking.

These sessions take place over two hours each week and culminate with students taking the Assessment.

The variety of lessons and teaching material provide students with a stimulating and comprehensive learning experience throughout their stay.

Excursion Link Lessons

Excursion link lessons bridge the gap between the academic and activity programme. Students learn about popular tourist attractions and destinations through the medium of English.

Lessons are chosen and adapted by the centre’s Director of Studies to complement the excursions on the programme that week.

Covering a range of destinations including London, Cambridge, Oxford and Brighton, the lessons provide students with vocabulary and language functions necessary to make excursions that much more memorable.

 

Project Work

Project sessions promote group work and co-operation, in order to allow participation across all levels of English.

In previous years students have created ‘Summer Theatre’, ‘Summer Music Videos’ and the ‘Summer Yearbook project’.

The aims of project work are to encourage collaboration and communication through the completion of real-world tasks that use English with an authentic purpose. Mixed ability classes for projects provide the opportunity for peer teaching and a stronger focused interpersonal communication skills.

Students receive vocabulary and grammar input in the first part of the project session, and are then placed into groups. Groups are provided with a project guideline which they should follow with the aim of completing by the end of the preparation session. The weekly project culminates in a presentation evening in which groups display and present their work.

Assessment

The Assessment was initially introduced in 2016 after thorough research and analysis of student English language performance.

Uniquely developed by the Academic team to evaluate all abilities in English. It assesses a learner’s skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides a well-rounded assessment of a student’s English ability.

The Assessment process provides more relevant and appropriate language so learners are motivated to perform better than other, more adult-focused, exams.

Taken at the end of the course, the Assessment is designed to complement the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and to provide learners with a realistic determination of their English ability.

It can be applied against other international English exams such as Cambridge ESOL & IELTS. Students will leave the course with a certificate of recommended English level measured against the CEFR scale.

All students receive a personalised Education report card and certificate during the graduation ceremony at the end of their stay.

Sample timetable

Day → Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
07:30 to 08:45 Breakfast
Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:30 Arrivals

Testing and placement

Course overview

Main syllabus lesson.

Link lesson.

Conversation

class

Full day excursion

London

Main syllabus lesson.

Academic skills

Conversation class

Main syllabus lesson.

Link lesson.

Conversation

class

Main syllabus lesson.

Culture lesson.

Weekly review

 

12:30 to 13:45 Lunch
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 17:30 Arrivals

Brighton excursion

Project preparation

Afternoon activity

Full day excursion

London

Sports choice.

Afternoon activity

Half day excursion:

Bowling / Ice skating

Sports and capture the flag

18:00 to 19:30 Dinner
Evening activities:  from 19:45 Welcome games Brighton excursion Camp fire Project presentations Theme night Evening activity Party night

Sample time table only. Subject to change and alteration without notice.

 

Activities and 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, Cambridge, Brighton, Stratford, Warwick Castle, Bath, the English seaside and of course, London. 

Please note that no student aged under 12 will be allowed free time on excursions. These students will remain with a Counsellor at all times and a school staff member will accompany them while shopping.

 

 

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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