Summer English Course for Teenagers at Clare College

This excellent summer English course for teenagers at Clare College, Cambridge is aimed at students who are keen to really improve their English. There is plenty of time to enjoy historic Cambridge and have a fun time mixing with like minded students from around the world.

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: 2 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 22
  • Maximum class size: 11
  • Typical student age: 14-17
  • Typical student mix:
    13% Japanese, 19% Russian, 28% European, 22% Far Eastern, 18% Middle Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 18 Jul 2017
  • Tuition fees: 2600.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
  • Other expenses:


This is a great course for older teenagers who plan to go on and use English in their future career and who want to study in the truly inspiring surroundings of a Cambridge University college. 

This 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 an end of course assessment which covers the following areas:

  • Oral aptitude
  • Written skills
  • Comprehension





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
  • Written end of course assessment
  • Full afternoon and evening activity programme
  • Maximum class size of 11 students, although typically there are 8 -10 students per class.

Sample timetable – Week 1

Day → Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
Notes: This is a sample timetable only. It is subject to change and alteration without notice.
07:30 to 08:30 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 08:45 to 12:30 Arrivals

Testing and


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 17:00 Arrivals Orientation and Freestyle afternoon Half day excursion: Ely and Ely Cathedral Full day: London Politics and Royalty



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
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