- General English
- Business and Professional English
- One-To-One Training Company Personnel
- English With Special Interest
- English For Young Learners
- Fast Track IELTS
- Aviation English
Where are your courses held?
Our International Summer Programmes offer students a unique opportunity to improve their English, have fun and make friends with fellow students of different nationalities and experience some of England's most attractive towns and cities.
Homestay or Residential?
On a homestay course, you live in a home within daily travelling distance of your course. On a residential, you live in a school or college residence.
Whichever you choose, your stay will be experience you will always remember. Many of our students make lifelong friends during the time they are with us.
You stay in one of our chosen homes within daily travelling distance of your course. You usually travel by public transport with the exception of our children’s course where students travel between home and school by minibus. You live as a member of the household and there is no other student with the same first language as you staying in the home (unless you particularly asked that you stay in the same home as one of your friends). You join in the life everyday of your home and have plenty of opportunities to practise and develop your English through conversations with your hosts in the mornings and evenings and on Sundays. These are times when you are not involved with your course programme There’s no better way to develop your English than by choosing a homestay, living in the home of your hosts.
Our accommodation and welfare officer, the local organiser, knows all of our hosts and their homes. She is always available during the course and will be pleased to give you any help you may need.
You are busily occupied on the course programme on six full days (Mondays to Saturdays) each week, and (apart from our children’s course) on one evening.
You usually have English lessons on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. There are leisure activities on Monday and Friday afternoons, and full-day excursions on Wednesdays and Saturdays, except for the Saturday at the end of your course.
You course is run by our course director who will always be pleased to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your programme of lessons, activities and excursions or, indeed about anything connected with your stay. The course director is helped by a team of teachers and, sometimes, also by activity leaders. Our members of staff enjoy talking with students outside lesson time during activity sessions and on excursions.
You live in a school or college residence for your course. There is a full programme of lessons, activities and excursions which keep you busy all day every day and in the evenings, too. You have all your meals, except for lunches on excursion days, in the dining hall.
You are a member of an international residential community for the period of your stay. You live with students of a similar age to you from different parts of the world and get to know them and their cultural backgrounds. You work hard on your English because this is the language common to everybody. You need it in order to communicate with your new friends!
You usually have English lessons on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. There are full-day excursions on Wednesdays and Saturdays, except for the Saturday at the end of your course. There are activities every afternoon (except for excursion days) and in the evenings, too.Your programme is run by our course director, helped by a team of enthusiastic teaching and activity staff. The teachers are all very involved both in the teaching sessions and in the community life of the course. With the help of the teachers, the activity leaders spend their time arranging and accompanying leisure activities and excursions. They, too, are very much a part of the residential community. All our members of staff enjoy conversations with students, not only during activities sessions and on excursions but also over meals and during times of leisure and relaxation during the day.