Homestay Short Courses FOR SCHOOLS (from 1st October 2016 to mid-June 2016)
The teachers use a wide variety of methods and approaches depending on the type of course selected. The methods take into account different learning styles and levels within the classroom. The approach is communicative and encourages students to maximise opportunities for practising language in pairs and groups as well as interacting with the local population through surveys and questionnaires.
Our courses combine lessons, activities and excursions with homestay accommodation to provide a full immersion English language experience. Due to the nature of the programme classes are likely to be monolingual.
We are able to offer a wide variety of lessons and activities that can be tailored to your specific needs (some may incur additional fees).
promote independent and collaborative learning
advance pronunciation, stress and intonation
further develop English language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking
improve existing knowledge of grammar
compare and contrast cultures while developing intercultural awareness
provide contexts for cross-curricular links
practise language through integrated skills
transfers from London Stansted airport (£20 per person supplement for other London airports)
full board homestay accommodation (including packed lunch)
1 accompanying teacher/leader free of charge with every 15 students (additional teachers please contact the school for the price)
maximum class size 15 students (unless otherwise mutually agreed)
lesson times 09.00 to 12.30 or 13.30 to 17.00 including 30 minute break
Welfare Officer available weekdays from 08.30 to 17.00
24 hour emergency telephone contact
one full day excursion for 6 and 7 night courses; two full day excursions for 14 night courses
afternoon activities as follows: • 6 night courses: full weekday activity programme
Examples of possible courses
British Culture project Students work with their teacher to develop a strong understanding of British culture through class work and interaction with the local population and their host families. The students work in groups to present their findings in various ways, e.g. a formal presentation using interactive technology, a blog, a debate or a question and answer session.
Examination practice We offer tailored examination English, including exam techniques and mock speaking papers for B1, B2, C1 Cambridge Exams.
Not included Flights from your local airport to point of entry into the UK, personal and travel insurance. N.B. On arrival all students need to purchase a bus pass for local travel to and from school.
Please note the homestay short courses are for group bookings of 15 students or more.