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Summer English Courses in UK for Young Learners

At Capital School of English in Bournemouth, England we have created and developed an outstanding English courses for Young Learners age 12*-15 years old. When travelling as part of a group students can be 11* years old.

We offer closed group mini-stay English courses throughout the year based at our main school and a dedicated Young Learners Centre at Rothesay Road, Bournemouth throughout the summer (07 July 2014 - 22 August 2014). Rothesay Road campus has;

  • ‘State of the art’ classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Maximum class size of 15
  • Mixed nationality classes
  • A challenging theme based curriculum
  • Extension learning activities
  • A computer suite
  • On site sports facilities
  • A cafeteria and tuck shop
  • Swimming pool, indoor sports hall and outdoor courts
  • Morning, afternoon and evening activities with dedicated Social Organisers
*We accept students from 10 years old as long as they are accompanied by their parent/s/legal guardian/Group leader and are accommodated in the same house for the duration of their stay. 

Welfare

Welfare at Capital School of English in England starts the moment you make your booking. We provide a student welfare service to help with:
  • Accommodation, visas, legal requirements etc., even before you reach the UK
  • Your parents are sent an information pack with rules and regulations, curfew times and a guide to either living in a homestay family or Residence to help prepare you before you arrive in England.
  • On arrival, we will provide a meet and greet service for new students (for under 16’s this is mandatory and by request for others), as well as transportation to your accommodation
  • Once safely delivered to your accommodation you will be in the care of one of our experienced Homestay families or Residential staff
  • On arrival at school we will provide a full introduction programme and orientation of the school and the town before lessons start to help you find your way around
  • You will receive a Handbook with a set of guidelines that will help you to enjoy your course at Capital School and provides guidelines for; Code of Behaviour, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Emergency Procedures, Contact Numbers, Meal Times, Shopping Guide, Laundry and Activities Programme
 
This helps you to meet other students from around the world and to settle in quickly.
 
Our support continues throughout your course and in the unlikely case that you will need it we have an emergency telephone number that you can ring 24 hours a day. All students under the age of 16 are closely supervised especially on our wide range of social activities. Capital School of English believes that every student has the right to learn in a safe environment and as well as holding excellent teaching qualifications and being experienced, our staff are trained in safeguarding and first aid. Capital School of English believes that every student has the right to learn in a safe environment and as well as holding excellent teaching qualifications and being experienced, our staff are trained in safeguarding and first aid.
Note: Under 16’s are only allowed out in the evenings when there is an organised school activity and they are normally back home by 9pm at the latest, apart from this they are the host family's responsibility.

Accommodation

There is a choice of accommodation at the Young Learners Centre, you can stay with one of our handpicked and trusted Homestay families where you will be able to integrate with native speakers, try English food and see how English people really live. Alternatively you can opt to stay in our residence on the Rothesay Road campus where you will experience the real boarding school experience and sleep in a four bed ‘dorm’, make friends from all over the world and still sample real British cuisine. Either way, your parents can rest assured you will be in safe hands, will have a superb experience and will be safely looked after by the Capital School of English Team.

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Learning/English language couses

The Capital School of English Young Learners English Course is innovative and energetic, with a strong emphasis on collaborative learning and the development of communicative skills. Students are tested on arrival and taught in mixed nationality groups according to their English level.
  • You will be encouraged to work together with students from all over the world on themed based English courses, covering weekly topics chosen specifically for their appeal to Young Learners from your age group
  • Each week you will work on a different English course, performing some tasks individually, and some in your groups. Your teacher will encourage you to build on your language knowledge whilst acquiring new language skills and vocabulary
  • You will have two afternoons a week in Learning extension activities where you will develop the creative aspects of your theme/project
  • Each English course has clear aims, objectives and a specific language area focus and your teacher is there to guide and help you achieve your best and adapt the course to suit your individual needs wherever possible.

An underlying ethos of our English course is that by respecting each other’s cultures, we can experience an academic and personal learning journey together.

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Language and study skills

Your English courses and lessons will include
  • Skills practice: speaking, reading, writing and listening
  • Grammar, functions, vocabulary and pronunciation, in an interactive and enjoyable way
  • Study skills: by setting objectives for your tasks, researching information on the Internet and working collaboratively to reach deadlines
  • Tasks to complete your project
Project work is presented to teachers and peers at the end of the week and may take the form of a display including oral presentations and PowerPoint, written work and artwork, or a play, a short movie, a comic book, a role-play or a song, for example.
 

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Activities and making friends

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Lessons are either 9am - 12.30pm or 1.30 pm – 5.00pm (peak times only)

The extra sport and activity programmes are led by a team of Social Organisers, who make sure the students have a good time while learning the English language in a safe environment. Staff trained in first aid and safeguarding are on duty at every activity and off site trip.

Onsite activities may include:

  • Swimming (weather permitting!), tennis, rounders, basketball, volleyball and football
  • Computer games, team challenges, dance and arts and crafts
 

Off site activities may include:

  • Battle of the Beach, mini – Olympics, beach volleyball, ice skating and mini-golf
  • Evening activities may include fashion shows, movie nights, quizzes, karaoke and drama
  • Each Thursday evening will be a whole school Learning Extension Activity such as a Masquerade Ball, Night at the Oscars, Science Fair, Carnival etc
 
At the same time as having fun, you will make international friendships and practise your English with both native and non-native speakers.  You will also be able to visit places such as London, Brighton, and Oxford at the weekends and local areas of interest which tie in with our Learning Extension Activities such as Hengistbury Head, Moors Valley, historic Christchurch and Swanage on Wednesday half day activity afternoons (off site).
 
To see some more details about what our students got up to this summer, have a look at the news page.

 

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