For ages 12-17, to learn English and explore the UK through lesson topics, activities and study trips.


Available in summer


Your child can learn English through interesting lessons topics, such as Our World, and practise their English through fun activities, such as yoga, art and basketball. Study trips to explore the UK included.

Course summary

Ages 12-17
Location Frensham, Cambridge
English level All levels welcome

(Your child will be in a class with students of the same level)

Course length Choose 1-6 weeks (1-2 weeks in spring)
Season Summer


Course content

Your child will enjoy English lessons in the morning and activities conducted in English in the afternoon.

Students will have 15 hours of English lessons a week, taught by qualified teachers with extensive young learner experience. On their first day, students will have a placement test to assess their English level, they will then be placed into classes based on their level. Each class has a maximum of 15 students.

During their lessons students will learn and practise their English, while having fun, and developing other important life skills such as team-work and confidence.

Students follow our weekly themes which allow them to improve their English while learning about other subjects. These include:

  • Environment (Our Planet)
  • World Culture (Our World)
  • News and Environment (Our Space)
  • Science and Technology (Our Future)
  • Society (Our Community)

Each afternoon students will take part in a range of activities such as football, basketball, tennis, rounders, art attack, yoga and many more. All of these are led by our experienced Activity Leader team.

Study trips are also a big part of the course, with one full-day and one half-day trip to places of interest in the UK included every week.


  • Cambridge trips include: Warwick Castle, Oxford city centre, London with a Thames boat cruise and royalty walking tour, and punting on the river Cam.
  • Trips at Frensham include: Windsor Castle, Winchester Planetarium, London with a Thames boat cruise and royalty walking tour, and Brighton including the Brighton i360, the famous Pier and the Lanes.

There are on-site evening activities organised by IH staff every night, including fashions shows, discos, film nights, and treasure hunts.


Learning summary (per week)

Lessons: 15 hours

Study trips: 1 full-day trip and 1 half-day trip

Other activities, including sports, arts and crafts: 30 hours


Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their English vocabulary
  • Try new sports and activities
  • Experience Britain by visiting Liverpool and Manchester
  • Make new friends from around the world
  • Be prepared for studying in an English- speaking environment.


Start dates

Location Season Start dates Arrival day Course length Price
Frensham Spring 03, 09 April 2023 Wednesday Choose 1-6 weeks £994
Cambridge Summer 12, 19, 26 Jul
02* Aug
Wednesday    £1,200


What’s included?

  • All tuition
  • All class materials
  • All activities
  • Full and half day trips to exciting destinations
  • Evening activities organised and supervised by IH staff at the school
  • On-site residential accommodation at the school
  • All meals
  • Regular drinks and snacks
  • 24/7 support and supervision by our on-site IH team
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

We speak your language

We are always happy to help you find the perfect course. Contact our team who can speak many languages.

Contact us
  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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