Our Courses

OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUMMER COURSES 2017

We take great pride in our students' success rate in examinations. Having led the way in preparing students for the Trinity College exam, we now offer preparation courses for the Cambridge FCE and for IELTS. These courses run parallel to the Trinity course so that you'll have the opportunity to join in the afternoon and evening recreation programmes.

In addition, we have also expanded our Afternoon Academy options after a great success last year at Sevenoaks! As well as a multi-activity afternoon programme, each of our schools offers specialist Academy courses that give you the chance to learn new skills from qualified instructors. All our summer school courses focus on working with students to improve and develop their academic or English language skills. Courses offered depend on location. Afternoon Academy options may be combined with the Trinity English Examination course at all our centres. Students can choose only ONE Academy course per week and a minimum level of English is required.

Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity
Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity

All our centres prepare students for the Trinity examination.

At our Epsom and St. John’s School, Leatherhead centres, you study for the examination at grades 1-9 (beginner to upper intermediate); at Sevenoaks, grades 1-11 (beginner to advanced). Grades are aligned to levels pre A1-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Average size of classes is 13-14 students, maximum 15. The examination is entirely based on your conversational ability and, from the word go, you’ll be carefully coached towards achieving the required level.

You’ll have 5 forty-minute lessons each morning, five days a week (total contact time 16 hours 40 minutes). In lessons 1-3, you’ll focus on conversational and interactive language tasks. In lessons 4-5, the emphasis is on topics required by Trinity for their examination (subjects like global warming, fashion, festivals, music, shopping and travel.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 25
Ages: 8 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 15
English Level: Beginner to Advanced / pre-A1 to C1 / Trinity Grades 1 to 11
Trinity English Examination + Academy

In addition to the Trinity English Examination course in the morning (total contact time 16 hours 40 minutes) and two afternoons of multi-activity sessions, the Afternoon Academy options give students the opportunity to learn new skills and enjoy personalised tuition from qualified instructors.

Each Academy course (except for beginners and low intermediate Tennis at Sevenoaks) consists of 3 afternoons per week of 3 hours per afternoon. Each course is externally validated.

Students can choose from:

Epsom (Arts Academy)
• Art & Design
• Performance Arts
• Photography
St. John’s (Tech Academy)
• Coding
• Mobile Apps
• Robotics
Rugby (Rugby Academy)
• Rugby
• IBBS
Sevenoaks (Sports Academy)
• Climbing
• Football
• Horse riding
• Tennis

Click on one of the Academy icons below to find out more!

Students can choose only one Academy course per week. Minimum A2 pre-intermediate level of English required for all courses except Robotics / Mobile Apps / Coding, which require B1 intermediate level. Courses subject to minimum numbers.

Introduction to British Boarding School Life

For students planning to study full-time in the UK or who have already been accepted by a school, there is also our specially designed two-week ‘Introduction to British Boarding School Life’ (IBBS) Academy course (an additional 8 hours contact time), which will give them valuable insight into the British Boarding School system. Read more here.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 25
Ages: 8 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 6
English Level: Minimum pre-intermediate / A2 / Trinity Grades 3-4
Academies:
Trinity English Examination + Academy
Intensive Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity
Intensive Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity

At Rugby, the course is designed to speed up improvement in the accuracy and fluency of your English so that you can take the Trinity examination at a higher and more challenging level. (We prepare for grades 1-11, aligned to pre A1-C1 of the CEFR.)

In addition to morning classes, you’ll have lessons on two afternoons a week (total contact time 20 hours). Classes will be smaller with an average of 9 students, maximum 10. You’ll also have the use of additional language aids such as DVDs and ICT.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 30
Ages: 12 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 12
English Level: Beginner to Advanced / pre-A1 to C1 / Trinity Grades 1 to 11
FCE Preparation + Multi-Activity

The FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English) will help you increase your range of grammar and vocabulary and develop your listening, reading and writing skills. It will give you an understanding of the format of the exam and help you avoid common mistakes made by candidates as well as giving you tips and strategies to increase your chance of exam success.

The course is made up of thirty 40-minute lessons a week (total contact time 20 hours). Up-to-date exam course books will be provided along with materials relevant to the cultural excursions you will go on. There will be a full mock test, in exam conditions, which will be scored in the same way as the actual exam and will give you the information you need to know your readiness for the examination.

The minimum level of English required for the course is B2 on the CEFR, which will be determined by a pre-arrival entry test.

The course runs parallel to our Trinity Intensive course at Rugby meaning students will also have plenty of opportunity to join other international students in the recreation and social programme.

Whether you need to re-take an exam and want to increase your chances of success or are thinking of future study options, our exam preparation course will help you achieve your chosen result.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 30
Ages: 12 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 12
English Level: Minimum Upper Intermediate / B2 / Trinity Grade 7
FCE Preparation + Multi-Activity
IELTS Preparation + Multi-Activity
IELTS Preparation + Multi-Activity

Students at Rugby can choose to follow an IELTS preparation course as an alternative to the Intensive Trinity examination course. The IELTS course will help you increase your range of grammar and vocabulary and develop your listening, reading and writing skills. It will give you an understanding of the format of the exam and help you avoid common mistakes made by candidates as well as giving you tips and strategies to increase your chance of exam success.

The course is made up of thirty 40-minute lessons a week (total contact time 20 hours). Up-to-date exam course books will be provided along with materials relevant to the cultural excursions you will go on. There will be a full mock test, in exam conditions, which will be scored in the same way as the actual exam and will give you the information you need to know your readiness for the examination.

The minimum level of English required for the course is B1 on the CEFR, which will be determined by a pre-arrival entry test.

The course runs parallel to our Trinity Intensive course at Rugby meaning students will also have plenty of opportunity to join other international students in the recreation and social programme.

Whether you need to re-take an exam and want to increase your chances of success or are thinking of future study options, our exam preparation course will help you achieve your chosen result.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 30
Ages: 12 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 12
English Level: Minimum Intermediate / B1 / Trinity Grades 5-6
Trinity English Examination + Introduction to British Boarding School Life (IBBS)

Whether you’re planning to study full-time in the UK or you’ve already been accepted by a school, our two-week course will give you a valuable insight into the British boarding school system.

We’ll help you understand how to select and apply to the boarding school that’s right for you and we’ll give you an understanding of what life at a boarding school will be like. 

You’ll have classes in English in key subjects such as maths and science, so you’ll know what it will be like to be taught in a British classroom. We’ll also give you guidance on subject choices, explain the examinations you’ll have to take and help you appreciate the importance of a UK guardian.

Competition for places at British boarding schools is becoming increasingly fierce. So, even from the initial application stage, it’s crucial that you are properly prepared.

How the course works

The two-week afternoon course option is made up of twenty four 40-minute lessons. Each morning, you follow the full Trinity examination course (25 lessons per week). Then, over three afternoons a week, you’ll have 12 lessons that touch on every aspect of boarding school life. Total contact time is 24 hours 40 minutes per week. 

All lessons are taught in English and the minimum level of English required for the course is Intermediate – B1 on the CEFR.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 25 Trinity + 12 IBBS
Ages: 12 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 6
English Level: Minimum Intermediate / B1 / Trinity Grades 5-6
Trinity English Examination + Introduction to British Boarding School Life (IBBS)
Trinity English Examination
+ Multi-Activity
Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity

All our centres prepare students for the Trinity examination.

At our Epsom and St. John’s School, Leatherhead centres, you study for the examination at grades 1-9 (beginner to upper intermediate); at Sevenoaks, grades 1-11 (beginner to advanced). Grades are aligned to levels pre A1-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Average size of classes is 13-14 students, maximum 15. The examination is entirely based on your conversational ability and, from the word go, you’ll be carefully coached towards achieving the required level.

You’ll have 5 forty-minute lessons each morning, five days a week (total contact time 16 hours 40 minutes). In lessons 1-3, you’ll focus on conversational and interactive language tasks. In lessons 4-5, the emphasis is on topics required by Trinity for their examination (subjects like global warming, fashion, festivals, music, shopping and travel.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 25
Ages: 8 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 15
English Level: Beginner to Advanced / pre-A1 to C1 / Trinity Grades 1 to 11
Trinity English Examination
+ Academy
Trinity English Examination + Academy

In addition to the Trinity English Examination course in the morning (total contact time 16 hours 40 minutes) and two afternoons of multi-activity sessions, the Afternoon Academy options give students the opportunity to learn new skills and enjoy personalised tuition from qualified instructors.

Each Academy course (except for beginners and low intermediate Tennis at Sevenoaks) consists of 3 afternoons per week of 3 hours per afternoon. Each course is externally validated.

Students can choose from:

Epsom (Arts Academy)
• Art & Design
• Performance Arts
• Photography
St. John’s (Tech Academy)
• Coding
• Mobile Apps
• Robotics
Rugby (Rugby Academy)
• Rugby
• IBBS
Sevenoaks (Sports Academy)
• Climbing
• Football
• Horse riding
• Tennis

Click on one of the Academy icons below to find out more!

Students can choose only one Academy course per week. Minimum A2 pre-intermediate level of English required for all courses except Robotics / Mobile Apps / Coding, which require B1 intermediate level. Courses subject to minimum numbers.

Introduction to British Boarding School Life

For students planning to study full-time in the UK or who have already been accepted by a school, there is also our specially designed two-week ‘Introduction to British Boarding School Life’ (IBBS) Academy course (an additional 8 hours contact time), which will give them valuable insight into the British Boarding School system. Read more here.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 25
Ages: 8 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 6
English Level: Minimum pre-intermediate / A2 / Trinity Grades 3-4
Academies:
Intensive Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity
Intensive Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity

At Rugby, the course is designed to speed up improvement in the accuracy and fluency of your English so that you can take the Trinity examination at a higher and more challenging level. (We prepare for grades 1-11, aligned to pre A1-C1 of the CEFR.)

In addition to morning classes, you’ll have lessons on two afternoons a week (total contact time 20 hours). Classes will be smaller with an average of 9 students, maximum 10. You’ll also have the use of additional language aids such as DVDs and ICT.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 30
Ages: 12 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 12
English Level: Beginner to Advanced / pre-A1 to C1 / Trinity Grades 1 to 11
FCE Preparation
+ Multi-Activity
FCE Preparation + Multi-Activity

The FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English) will help you increase your range of grammar and vocabulary and develop your listening, reading and writing skills. It will give you an understanding of the format of the exam and help you avoid common mistakes made by candidates as well as giving you tips and strategies to increase your chance of exam success.

The course is made up of thirty 40-minute lessons a week (total contact time 20 hours). Up-to-date exam course books will be provided along with materials relevant to the cultural excursions you will go on. There will be a full mock test, in exam conditions, which will be scored in the same way as the actual exam and will give you the information you need to know your readiness for the examination.

The minimum level of English required for the course is B2 on the CEFR, which will be determined by a pre-arrival entry test.

The course runs parallel to our Trinity Intensive course at Rugby meaning students will also have plenty of opportunity to join other international students in the recreation and social programme.

Whether you need to re-take an exam and want to increase your chances of success or are thinking of future study options, our exam preparation course will help you achieve your chosen result.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 30
Ages: 12 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 12
English Level: Minimum Upper Intermediate / B2 / Trinity Grade 7
IELTS Preparation
+ Multi-Activity
IELTS Preparation + Multi-Activity

Students at Rugby can choose to follow an IELTS preparation course as an alternative to the Intensive Trinity examination course. The IELTS course will help you increase your range of grammar and vocabulary and develop your listening, reading and writing skills. It will give you an understanding of the format of the exam and help you avoid common mistakes made by candidates as well as giving you tips and strategies to increase your chance of exam success.

The course is made up of thirty 40-minute lessons a week (total contact time 20 hours). Up-to-date exam course books will be provided along with materials relevant to the cultural excursions you will go on. There will be a full mock test, in exam conditions, which will be scored in the same way as the actual exam and will give you the information you need to know your readiness for the examination.

The minimum level of English required for the course is B1 on the CEFR, which will be determined by a pre-arrival entry test.

The course runs parallel to our Trinity Intensive course at Rugby meaning students will also have plenty of opportunity to join other international students in the recreation and social programme.

Whether you need to re-take an exam and want to increase your chances of success or are thinking of future study options, our exam preparation course will help you achieve your chosen result.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 30
Ages: 12 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 12
English Level: Minimum Intermediate / B1 / Trinity Grades 5-6
Trinity English Examination + Introduction to British Boarding School Life (IBBS)
Trinity English Examination + Introduction to British Boarding School Life (IBBS)

Whether you’re planning to study full-time in the UK or you’ve already been accepted by a school, our two-week course will give you a valuable insight into the British boarding school system.

We’ll help you understand how to select and apply to the boarding school that’s right for you and we’ll give you an understanding of what life at a boarding school will be like. 

You’ll have classes in English in key subjects such as maths and science, so you’ll know what it will be like to be taught in a British classroom. We’ll also give you guidance on subject choices, explain the examinations you’ll have to take and help you appreciate the importance of a UK guardian.

Competition for places at British boarding schools is becoming increasingly fierce. So, even from the initial application stage, it’s crucial that you are properly prepared.

How the course works

The two-week afternoon course option is made up of twenty four 40-minute lessons. Each morning, you follow the full Trinity examination course (25 lessons per week). Then, over three afternoons a week, you’ll have 12 lessons that touch on every aspect of boarding school life. Total contact time is 24 hours 40 minutes per week. 

All lessons are taught in English and the minimum level of English required for the course is Intermediate – B1 on the CEFR.

KEY FACTS

English Lessons (per week): 25 Trinity + 12 IBBS
Ages: 12 - 17
Locations:
Multi-Activity Sessions (per week): 6
English Level: Minimum Intermediate / B1 / Trinity Grades 5-6

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