Summer school: English courses at Berkshire College (9-17)

From 710.- GBP
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Camp start dates
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08.2019

The students

Ages
9-17 years
ratings
13 authentic opinions

Located in the countryside, our partner school boasts incredible facilities. You'll learn English in a beautiful, historic mansion consisting of large classrooms, comfortable common areas and a spacious cafeteria. Close to the main premises and surrounded by green areas, the students’ bedrooms are located in small buildings. Factor in the sports facilities, such as the large sport hall, the tennis court or the football and rugby fields, you have the perfect spot for a successful language stay! This safe setting provides an excellent learning environment for all students. The neighbouring and modern town of Maidenhead is perfect for shopping, playing sports and relaxing by the Thames.

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Included in the price

  • General English course
  • Number of students per class: max. (15)
  • Course material
  • Visitor's tax
  • Student card and city map
  • Accommodation with host family or in residence with full board
  • Activities and excursions programme
  • Supervision by English-speaking group leaders
  • Course guide and certificate

Standard English course (residence)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 810.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
9 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 or 14:00-17:30 (with 30 minutes break)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Upon your arrival at the school, you will sit a placement test that will allow you to join a group with your same level. You will spend the first part of your daily lessons working on the basics of the language (grammar, vocabulary, exercises) and will practice your skills in the second half, thanks to the constant interaction and the creative activities. The small groups (15 students max.) and the attentive teachers allow participants to make rapid progress. The timetable follows a “zigzag” structure, meaning that you will alternate mornings and afternoons. At the end of your stay, you will receive a diploma.
Course info
week(s)
1
810
2
1630
3
2440
4
3230
Extra week (4+)
790
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 1 wk
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019
Starting dates 5 wk
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07.2019
Starting dates 6 wk
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 7 wk
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07.2019
Starting dates 9 wk
17.06 / 24.06.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
17.06.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard English course (host family)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 710.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
9 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 or 14:00-17:30 (with 30 minutes break)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Upon your arrival at the school, you will sit a placement test that will allow you to join a group with your same level. You will spend the first part of your daily lessons working on the basics of the language (grammar, vocabulary, exercises) and will practice your skills in the second half, thanks to the constant interaction and the creative activities. The small groups (15 students max.) and the attentive teachers allow participants to make rapid progress. The timetable follows a “zigzag” structure, meaning that you will alternate mornings and afternoons. At the end of your stay, you will receive a diploma.
Course info
week(s)
1
710
2
1420
3
2140
4
2810
Extra week (4+)
670
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 1 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019
Starting dates 5 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07.2019
Starting dates 6 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 7 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Extra night 50 GBP
UM (Unaccompanied-Minor) service 80 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Gatwick)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
250 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Gatwick)
Out of schedule
320 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Heathrow)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
170 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Heathrow)
Out of schedule
260 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Stansted)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
410 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Stansted)
Out of schedule
470 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Luton)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
410 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Luton)
Out of schedule
470 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (City Airport )
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
410 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (City Airport)
Out of schedule
470 GBP
Train station pick-up (return) (Ashford)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
260 GBP
Train station pick-up (return) (Ashford)
Out of schedule
340 GBP
Train station pick-up (return) (St. Pancras)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
300 GBP
Train station pick-up (return) (Return - St. Pancras)
Out of schedule
380 GBP
Return flight booking (prices on request, depending on availability)

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Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.9/5
Overall rating

85% of students recommending this school

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13 students gave their opinion about this school

13 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
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Top tips
« Windsor castle »
14 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
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18 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Auf jeden Fall wurden Fortschritte erzielt. Ich merke es ganz klar in meinem Englisch-Unterricht. Außerdem habe ich durch die dort angewandten Methoden viele neue Wörter gelernt und sogar behalten! »
School highlights
« Das Essen war sehr gut, am liebsten hätte ich 6 Sterne gegeben. Die zuständigen Stuff-Leute waren super nett und engagiert. »
Top tips
« Windsor Castle »
15 years old - Martinique
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2 weeks, August 2018
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11 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
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12 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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13 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
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12 years old - Italy
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2 weeks, June – July 2018
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12 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2018
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11 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2018
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Host family
Learn what life is like in a real British home and practise your English every minute of the day by living with a friendly host family in Maidenhead! You’ll stay in a twin room with another student and share a bathroom. Full board comes in the form of breakfast and dinner with the family, where you can spend time chatting and getting to know each other, and a packed lunch which you’ll eat at school or on excursions. Students benefit from a private shuttle service to and from the school every day, with an approximate travel time of 15-20 minutes maximum.

Residence
You'll stay in a double or triple room (usually, with a sink) in the residence adjacent to the school, where you'll share the bathroom with other students. Living with other participants will allow you to meet young people from all around the world, with whom you'll build strong friendships. The meals (full board) are served at the school cafeteria and, on your day trips, you will receive a packed lunch. This friendly and exciting atmosphere will help you feel confident enough to speak English in no time!

A huge variety of activities await you at the campus in Berkshire! You are in England, so sports are definitely part of the programme: join the football matches, play tennis or basketball or enjoy the campus’ open-air activity centre (extra charge). As to the creative and artistic activities, you may dance, participate in DIY, handicraft or artistic creation workshops and much more. At the end of the day, enjoy the film sessions, disco nights, talent shows, trivia or exciting sports tournaments! Time will simply fly while you have fun with your new friends! If staying with a host family, you'll have two evening activities a week at the course centre, while the rest of the evenings will be spent at your homestay. Every week, you will go on a half-day trip (on Wednesdays) and a full-day excursion (on Saturdays), which will allow you discover the beautiful region of Berkshire, as well as cities like London or Oxford. Don’t miss this comprehensive programme and take this opportunity to enjoy an authentic British language stay in Berkshire.

Sample weekly programme
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Arrival and welcome Sport and leisure activities Sport and leisure activities Excursion to Reading Sport and leisure activities Sport and leisure activities Excursion to London Sports and leisure activities
Afternoon Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes
Evening Icebreaker games Capture the flag Talent show Sports tournament Quiz Casino night Party night Movie night
If staying with a host family, you will spend 3 evenings a week with them

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