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English courses for Young Students
Our English language courses for young learners combine specifically structured language tuition, geared towards under 18 year old students, with a fantastic and exciting programme of carefully planned and supervised extra curricular activities, sports and excursions, in a wide variety of locations in the English-speaking world! Improve your English whilst taking a family holiday, in a resort, town or city where the kids can join our summer courses and summer camps to benefit from an international, multicultural environment, new friends, plenty of sightseeing and an array of exciting activities!
The English language classes are interactive, engaging and enjoyable, with the needs and abilities of younger students in mind. The overall aim in all of our schools is to encourage children, juniors and teenagers to speak English at all times and to carry on practising their language skills in social situations, to improve their learning and to increase their confidence. We understand the extreme importance of catering for young students by carefully balancing study with free-time and social activities and our specific children and teen programmes offer this balance in stimulating, creative and inspiring environments, under the support and supervision of fully qualified, professional staff.
We offer English courses for youngsters in many locations, whether they are large cosmopolitan, vibrant cities, such as London and Liverpool in the UK, or Los Angeles and Boston in the US, or in popular coastal holiday resorts such as in Malta, Brighton and Bournemouth, or in cosy, charming and historical towns such as in Cambridge, Chichester and Oxford, to name just a few!
If you are looking for an English course that will really make a difference, where you can improve your language skills together with other young students of a similar age and enjoy an unforgettable holiday, in safe and secure surroundings, then our under-18 Young Student Programmes are ideal for you! All of our courses include high quality, comfortable accommodation, usually in private student residences, or with English speaking host families, where children and teenagers are able to relax and feel totally at home.
There is full-time supervision on the young learner programmes, both in school and during the out-of-school cultural and social activities and most of the programmes are full-board, meaning that all of the meals are provided each day. Many of our schools are located in their own private grounds with campuses that offer additional and wonderful modern facilities, including options for all kinds of sports.
Most of the language courses consist of 15 to 20 English classes each week, where a team of qualified native teachers make use of engaging, modern teaching techniques, so that the language comes alive in the classrooms and our young learners are able to absorb the most possible information. The lessons are structured especially with the educational needs of children and teenagers in mind and through a functional and vibrant approach.
The teachers are young and energetic and their primary goal is to help children and teenagers to build on their communication skills and gain confidence in using English. There are level placement tests on the first day of the programme to ensure that all students are placed in exactly the correct classes for their language ability. We offer small, international classes with a great deal of individual attention.
All of the learning materials and course books are included in the fees and the majority of the programmes will issue every student with an end-of-course certificate. In all of our English schools for young learners, the language lessons are balanced with an exciting programme of social activities, local visits, sports, games, sightseeing and full day excursions.
You will not only improve your English communication skills and understanding, but you will get to know a new culture, experience a fascinating and memorable holiday and hopefully make many new life-long friendships!
In addition to high quality English lessons and an action-packed activity programme, we want to ensure that all of our under-18 year olds are able to feel comfortable and relaxed in their accommodation away from home. All of our schools offer full-board accommodation options in safe and secure settings and students stay in single or shared rooms, normally with shared bathrooms and common areas. There is 24-hour supervision and support from staff in the majority of the summer camps and courses for youngsters, with high student-to-staff ratios and a lot of personal care and attention.
All of the accommodation options are carefully selected and reviewed by the accommodations team at our schools, to ensure that all students are happy and comfortable during their stay. There are emergency telephone numbers for students and parents and some locations have curfews, so that our older teens can enjoy more freedom and some free time after their classes, depending on the age group and the location.
Full-board is included, whether students are living with a host family, or in the school's own residence buildings and all of our schools aim to provide healthy food choices with plenty of variety. Special diets and allergies are catered for and need to be mentioned at the time of your booking.
Should you need any help to decide which kind of accommodation is most suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Some of our locations offer onsite and offsite residence accommodation, whereas some courses are designed with all students staying in carefully selected and experienced host families. Otherwise, some of our English schools have a choice of several different accommodation options.
There is WiFi internet access in many of our locations, so young students have the chance to keep in touch with friends and family during their stay via skype and via e-mail, as well as by phone.
Every one of our English programmes for children or for teenagers is packed with a variation of exciting, fun, interesting, relaxing and challenging social and cultural activities! There are usually afternoon and evening activities, with many of our schools having daily timetables and offering something to fill every moment. Each of the programmes are specifically designed in relation to the age of the students and suitable in terms of level and in terms of supervision. There are action packed afternoons of sports, local visits, games, beach trips and guided walks and there are fun and varied activities such as quizzes, discos in the evenings, picnics, workshops, cultural lessons, competitions and international talent shows!
Most of the schools offer at least one full-day excursion per week, where all students will receive a packed lunch and be able to discover and explore new towns, cities, countryside, beaches or mountains, always in the company of the school staff and coordinators. Some of our schools offer specialised kinds of sports or special interest activities for young students who wish to concentrate on a particular hobby in their free time! Check out our individual location pages for full details and descriptions!
In some of our programmes there is a 2-way airport transfer service available on arrival and departure to meet students at the airport and take them directly to their accommodation. These transfers are organised by the school staff. In other locations we can advise you with regards to the closest airports, or arrival hubs and you can book a transfer service for an additional fee, depending on the location and age of the youngsters.
Students aged 16 to 18 years
The majority of our adult English courses can be booked by all students above the age of 16 years old and are suitable for young adults, but these programmes do not normally have the level of supervision, security and attention offered by our special programmes for younger students.
If you are between 16 and18 years old and you would prefer to book a full package, including English classes with students of your age or younger, an exciting activities programme and with all meals included, then the programme for Young Students will be ideal for you.