This programme is ideal for juniors and teens between the ages of 14 and 17 wishing to start learning or to perfect their English. Students are guaranteed to be surrounded by a mixture of nationalities, so they will have less of a chance to use their native language and are pushed to use English.
The mix of language classes and activities allows students to make real, rapid progress with their English with many opportunities to put what they have learned in class into practice. Learning is constant inside and outside the classroom!
Students have English lessons from Monday to Friday, making 20 lessons per week in total. On arrival they take an English level test so that they can be placed in an appropriate group, from beginner to advanced.
The groups are made up of a maximum of 16 students and the lessons are given by two different teachers, who work using methods focused on Speaking and listening skills.
Activities are organized every afternoon as well as three evenings per week. They include sports, arts and crafts, visits around town, language games, discos and shows.
Here is an overview of some of the proposed activities:
Football, swimming, volleyball, cinema, karaoke, discos, t-shirt making, papier-maché, circus workshop, cake decorating, glass painting, British quiz etc.
Students will also be able to take part in one excursion per week, including visits to London, Oxford, Brighton or Windsor for example.
Cambridge enjoys an almost unparalleled reputation (except for maybe its rival, Oxford) for its high-calibre university, producing the likes of Sir Isaac Newton, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the history and traditions that have accompanied it through time. Student town, cosmopolitan, dynamic, ancient, Cambridge is full of things to do and see, making it a hot destination for young people learning English.
Climb to the top of Great St. Mary's cathedral for a spectacular view of the town from above. Go rowing, or for an even more typical Cambridge experience, give punting on the Cam a try. Students can take walks through "the Backs", going down peaceful meadows to the river's edge and providing picturesque views of the colleges. In the heart of East Anglia, Cambridge itself is well-situated and easily accessible by train, bus, car, and air plane, making it easy to travel around England (and maybe even sneaking a trip over to Oxford, just for comparison).
Founded in 1954, accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK and Education UK, our partner school has years of teaching experience. It is also the oldest language school in Cambridge.
The school has 22 very modern classrooms, an IT suite with free internet access, a cafeteria as well as a big garden, perfect for outdoor activities.
Situated just a 10 minute walk from the city centre and near to the main train station, it is easily accessible from all areas of the city.
Return transfers are included if students arrive at Heathrow or Stansted, between 10.00 and 20.00 (given that the day of arrival/departure is on a Sunday).
There are two types of accommodation available for this programme:
The residences are located on the main campus or in the city centre of Cambridge, just 10 minutes walk from the school. For safety reasons, the students are taken to school by a supervisor.
Accommodation is booked in single or shared rooms, depending on availabilities. Rooms are fitted with a wardrobe, sink, desk and lamp, single bed, a dresser and a mirror. Bathrooms are either private or shared.
The rooms are cleaned once a week. Sheets are provided and changed every week, bath towels are not provided. Washing machines are available for students to use.
Students staying in the residence have activities organised every evening.
Full-board is included.
The families are selected and regularly inspected by the local coordinator. They live in the residential areas surrounding Cambridge.
Students have full-board (breakfast and evening meals with the host family and lunch at the school), a double room shared with a student of a different nationality. The families do the laundry once a week.
During the evenings, students either have activities, organised by the school, or they spend time with their host family. They have to take public transport to get to the school (no longer than a 45 minute journey).
Prices & Dates 2015
Programmes run from Sunday to Sunday, for a minimum of two weeks.
Host Family: from 14th June - 31st August (last possible arrival is 16th August)
Residence: from 28th June - 31st August (last possible arrival is 16th August)
- English courses
- Accommodation in host family or residence with full-board
- Academic materials
- Supervised activities, sports and local visits
- One or two full-day excursions each week to places of interest throughout England
- Transfers from Stansted or Heathrow airports, if arriving/departing on a Sunday. For students arriving/departing at other airports or on another day, please see the price table for more details.
Prices do not include:
- Transport to and from England
- Public transport (about £15 per week) if accommodation in host family
Transport to Cambridge
- Arrival: London (all airports, preferably Heathrow) or St.Pancras station
Transfers are included from Heathrow or Stansted airports to accommodation.
Transfers are not included for other airports or St. Pancras station.
Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa information.
Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.