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Summer School in English

Refine your English language skills over a summer, and make lifelong friends from all over the world.

About the programme

Our three-and-a-half week, fully residential Summer School in English will help you speak English more confidently as you use it continuously in a variety of everyday situations. You will receive an understanding of British culture and experience integrating with other English-speakers in addition to a range of social activities and trips.

You may choose to stay for the whole Summer course or just for one or two Parts. To make the most of your experience we recommend that you stay for the full course.

Why enrol in Summer School with us?

  • Efficient immersion boosts fluency and confidence. You experience the English language in action – in classes and everywhere around you – and become better at using it
  • Level-based groups support efficient learning, whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced learner
  • Focus on communication in our classrooms and other parts of the programme encourages you to constantly practise English and makes you a more confident communicator
  • The place, the people, and the social programme will all work together to give you one of the best experiences of your life

Your future matters.

You will return to your home country with a Certificate of Completion and an improved grasp of the English language.

 

The programme breakdown

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Programme outline

When you arrive for the Summer course, your English will be assessed and you will be placed in a class that is appropriate to your level.

Our Summer School in English is an immersion programme that helps you to put theoretical knowledge into practice in a combination of classroom activities and everyday situations. Through our programme of educational trips and social events we will encourage you to not only understand English, but to communicate actively and creatively.

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Classes

We offer fifteen one-hour classes per week, studying in a small group with other students (usually around twelve to twenty people) and organised according to the English levels, from elementary to advanced.

The classes are communicative, interactive, and engaging, and focus on general English grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing, speaking and listening, and pronunciation.

Classes are held in the morning and early afternoon, with social activities and trips most afternoons and evenings, and on weekends. You will continue to practise your English while participating in sports events, games, concerts, competitions, and worship sessions.

Whether you join us for the General English Course during semester time, or for our Summer School, your learning will be divided into the following modules:

• English Language
• Reading and Writing
• Speaking and Listening
• British Culture
• Creative Communication• Tutorials
• Individual Study Time

The content of modules is adapted to your level of English to best support your learning.

  • English Language

    • These classes focus on improving your understanding and command of English vocabulary, structure and grammar. They also address the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening.

      English Language (7 hours/week)
  • Reading and Writing

    • These classes develop your oral communication skills through listening assignments, conversation tasks, and presentations.

      Reading and Writing (3 hours/week)
  • British Culture

    • Peek into the past and present realities of life in the UK as you put into practice what you’ve learned in language classes.

      British Culture (1 hour/week)
  • Creative Communication

    • You will be challenged to practise your English and develop your general communication skills through different creative group projects, ranging from visual arts and video, to drama and cooking. You will work together with students of different English ability levels and learn through teamwork, intercultural communication, critical and creative thinking.

      Creative Communication (1 hour/week)
  • Tutorials

    • As your teachers want to provide the best environment to help you learn and develop, they will also arrange for some one-to-one meetings with you to discuss your progress and provide help where you most need it.

      Tutorials
  • Individual Study Time

    • If you want to improve your language skills significantly, just working along in class is not enough. This means that you are expected to set aside some time for independent work outside the classroom – completing your homework assignments, revising what has been covered in class, and taking time to practise.

      Individual Study Time