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OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUMMER COURSES 2018

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 examination courses for the Cambridge FCE and for IELTS. Both courses run parallel to the Trinity course so that you'll have the opportunity to join in the afternoon and evening recreation programmes.

As well as a multi-activity afternoon programme, three of our schools offer specialist Academy courses that give you the chance to learn new skills from qualified instructors. Each course consists of 3 afternoons per week of 2 or 3 hours per afternoon, depending on the Academy chosen.
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.
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Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity
Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity

All our centres prepare students for the Trinity examination.

At our Epsom, St. George's School, Ascot 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, three of our schools offer specialist Academy courses that give you the chance to learn new skills from qualified instructors.

Each course consists of 3 afternoons per week of 2 or 3 hours per afternoon, depending on the Academy chosen. 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

Sevenoaks (Sports Academy)
• Golf
• Horse riding
• Tennis

 

Click on one of the Academy icons below to find out more or click here to visit our Academies pages.

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.

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 Examination + Multi-Activity

Success at FCE demonstrates that you have the English skills necessary to live, study and work in an English-speaking country.

Minimum level of English required: B2 (Upper Intermediate).

This course is designed to:
• Increase your chances of exam success.
• Expand your range of grammar and vocabulary.
• Develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
• Give you a thorough understanding of exam format.
• Show you how to avoid common exam mistakes.
• Prepare you to take your exam at the end of the course.

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. Total number of lessons per course is 102.

Exam date: Thursday 26 July 2018

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 Examination + Multi-Activity
IELTS Examination + Multi-Activity
IELTS Examination + Multi-Activity

IELTS is typically a requirement for UK higher education institutions and has a strong international reputation. IELTS Academic is for people planning to study in higher education.

Minimum level of English required: B1 (Intermediate).

This course is designed to:
• Increase your chances of exam success.
• Expand your range of grammar and vocabulary.
• Develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
• Give you a thorough understanding of exam format.
• Show you how to avoid common exam mistakes.
• Prepare you to take your exam at the end of the course.

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. Total number of lessons per course is 100.

Exam date: Saturday 28 July 2018

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
+ Multi-Activity
Trinity English Examination + Multi-Activity

All our centres prepare students for the Trinity examination.

At our Epsom, St. George's School, Ascot 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, three of our schools offer specialist Academy courses that give you the chance to learn new skills from qualified instructors.

Each course consists of 3 afternoons per week of 2 or 3 hours per afternoon, depending on the Academy chosen. 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

Sevenoaks (Sports Academy)
• Golf
• Horse riding
• Tennis

 

Click on one of the Academy icons below to find out more or click here to visit our Academies pages.

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.

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 Examination
+ Multi-Activity
FCE Examination + Multi-Activity

Success at FCE demonstrates that you have the English skills necessary to live, study and work in an English-speaking country.

Minimum level of English required: B2 (Upper Intermediate).

This course is designed to:
• Increase your chances of exam success.
• Expand your range of grammar and vocabulary.
• Develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
• Give you a thorough understanding of exam format.
• Show you how to avoid common exam mistakes.
• Prepare you to take your exam at the end of the course.

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. Total number of lessons per course is 102.

Exam date: Thursday 26 July 2018

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 Examination
+ Multi-Activity
IELTS Examination + Multi-Activity

IELTS is typically a requirement for UK higher education institutions and has a strong international reputation. IELTS Academic is for people planning to study in higher education.

Minimum level of English required: B1 (Intermediate).

This course is designed to:
• Increase your chances of exam success.
• Expand your range of grammar and vocabulary.
• Develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
• Give you a thorough understanding of exam format.
• Show you how to avoid common exam mistakes.
• Prepare you to take your exam at the end of the course.

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. Total number of lessons per course is 100.

Exam date: Saturday 28 July 2018

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

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