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Update April 2020: We are now offering online 1:1 or 2:1 classes for juniors and adults of all levels. Please visit the online learning page of our website for details.
Our short, intensive summer courses combine learning with a great "British" experience.
We offer a wide range of residential courses in top UK boarding schools for students aged 8-17, as well as non-residential courses in London for juniors (5-17 years) and adults (18+) - late June to mid-August.
In our 2018 British Council inspection we were awarded 14 strengths out of a possible 15 and are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence.
Why choose us? (residential courses)
- Our nationality mix - last summer we welcomed students of over 50 different nationalities; we limit the number of students speaking the same language
- Make English friends and speak English naturally all day long. Up to 10% of our students are English Student Hosts, of your age, who will be living on campus with you
- Our centre locations - in top independent boarding schools with outstanding facilities
- Intensive English, maximum progress
- Focus your studies by taking the Trinity Exam in Spoken English, or join our IELTS, PET or FCE exam preparation courses
- Action-packed activity/excursion programme including Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London, Theme Parks, West End musicals
- Excellent student care - Staff/student ratio at least 1:4
- Experience British culture
- All-inclusive programmes with no hidden costs
- Over 60% of our staff came back last summer
- Nearly 30% of our students return each summer
English + Multi-Activity Courses - (8 - 17 years)
Our English + Multi-Activity centres: Radley (11-14, 14-17 year olds), Shrewsbury (11-16 year olds), ACS Cobham (10-13 years) and Marymount (8-13 year olds) have been selected for their prime locations and extensive range of first-rate facilities. We offer 20-22.5 hours' English per week + a full afternoon and evening activity programme 7 days a week.
Close to London, Cobham offers an innovative programme to prepare you for your future education. This 2 or 4 week programme combines English, Young Entrepreneur, STEM and Presentation Skills.
Pre-University - Winchester College - (14 - 17 years)
A high level programme for students with upper intermediate to proficiency level English. A stimulating college environment where students will be challenged to explore new avenues of learning. Students choose different Major and Minor subjects each week: Business and Economics, Drama, Film Making, IELTS/Academic English, International Relations, Advanced STEM, Creative Writing, Cultural English, Applied Maths, Debate, Digital Photography, IELTS Speaking & Listening, Politics, Philosophy.
Sports & Tech Academy + English - Shrewsbury School - (11 - 16 years)
An intensive programme for those who are passionate about sports or fascinated by technology - all taught in English. 15 hours' English classes per week + 12-15 hours' intensive sports coaching, dance or tech classes. Coaching available in: Dance, Tennis, Golf, Horse-riding, Adventure Sports, Tech Academy: Coding with Raspberry Pi - enables you to explore coding in a fun and practical way.
Our Family London courses offer English tuition in the mornings or afternoons. No accommodation is offered. The school is situated opposite a leafy square in Kensington 5 mins from Gloucester Rd and Earls Court Underground stations. Monday to Friday 09:00-12:30h OR 13:30 - 17:00h (15 hours' tuition per week).
English classes in the morning + afternon activities and 3 explore London visits per week. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00h (15 hours tuition per week). No accommodation is offered.
20 hours per week English tuition + activities. No accommodation is offered. The school is just a few minutes walk from the Natural History Museum in Kensington and 5 mins from Gloucester Rd and South Kensington Underground stations. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00h
Monday to Friday. 20 hours' tuition per week with afternoon sports, arts & crafts. 1 half-day excursion per week. Course held at Marymount International School, Kingston-upon-Thames. Ideal for families based in central London who are looking for a full and varied day course for their children. A private coach meets students at a drop-off/pick-up point near Gloucester Road Underground Station and takes them to Marymount International School which is just 12km away. The coach meets students at 08:30h and returns by 18:00h.
Our Courses (13)
|Course Name||Course Type|
|ACS Cobham - English & Multi-Activity (1...||Junior|
|Family London - Juniors (5-17 years)||Junior|
|Family London - Adults (18+ years)||General|
|Global Young Leaders - ACS Cobham, 12-16...||English Plus (other sub..|
|London - Full Day - Queen's Gate (7-13 y...||Junior|
|London - Full Day - Teens (13-17 years)||Junior|
|London Marymount - full day courses - ju...||Junior|
|Marymount - English + Multi-Activity (8...||Junior|
|Online English - Juniors and Adults||Online|
|Radley College - English + Multi-Activit...||Junior|
|Shrewsbury School - English + Multi-Act...||Junior|
|Shrewsbury School - Sports & Tech Academ...||Junior|
|Winchester College - Pre-University (14-...||Junior|