At our Epsom, Leatherhead, Oundle and Sevenoaks centres our programme offers 25 lessons of 40 minutes a week (16 hours and 40 minutes contact time).
At Rugby, we offer a more intensive course of 30 lessons a week (total contact time 20 hours).
Each boarding house is supervised by an experienced Housemaster or Housemistress who is responsible for your personal safety and welfare. They’re on call 24 hours a day helping to organise every aspect of your visit; looking after your pocket money, flight details and passport; ready with support and encouragement whenever you need it.You won’t have to worry about a thing.
On average, there's one adult in residence for every five students. It’s reassuring to note too, that most of our senior staff work in UK boarding schools throughout the year. Many of them come back to work with us summer after summer.
Coming And Going
When you arrive at the airport, you'll be met by our staff and taken to your chosen centre by private coach. At the end of the course, we'll take you back to the airport and see you safely through check-in and passport control. If you'd prefer your own taxi transfer, this can be arranged at additional cost.
Afternoons And Evenings
In the afternoons, teachers and specialist staff will organise a whole host of activities for you. If you're keen on sport, there's volleyball, tennis, badminton, basketball, squash, table-tennis, football, softball, swimming and water polo. And, depending on your centre, there may also be wall-climbing, rifle-shooting and trampolining. If you prefer to do something more creative, all our centres have classes in ICT, arts and crafts, dance and aerobics. Then in the evening, you'll find there are all sorts of entertainments, ranging from discos to karaoke, talent shows to sports competitions, film shows to themed barbecues. With all this going on, you'll find yourself improving your English without even thinking about it.
Staying On Campus
All five Young Learner centres are residential. A typical boarding house would have 40-50 students staying there and you'd sleep in a single or twin room, or in a larger room with 3-6 beds. Mixing and making friends in these surroundings comes very easily.
Accommodation is full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and there is a free laundry service for your machine-washable clothes.
Getting Out And About
We build language exercises around trips to many of the country’s most famous landmarks. Places like Canterbury, Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton and Stratford-upon-Avon are all on the itinerary – depending on the centre you choose.
You’ll also enjoy regular excursions into London. These usually include an educational tour of great museums (British, Natural History, Science or the National Gallery) combined with the opportunity to do some shopping in Oxford Street, Covent Garden or Knightsbridge.
Depending on your centre too, there’ll be some splendid sightseeing with a ride on the London Eye, a cruise on the River Thames or the opportunity for a tour on an open top bus.