For our youngest learners, aged 8-11

Your child can learn or improve their English and enjoy a range of summer activities with new friends from all over the world.

This is the perfect course to help young people gain skills and confidence in using English, whilst having a lot of fun. At our summer school in Ellesmere there is an 8-11 year old only junior school on campus. (Minimum age is 8, or 7 if in the same school year as 8 year olds).

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IH Ellesmere – Young Learner Centre 

We choose locations with excellent facilities for our summer schools, with all parts of our courses run by our own Young Learner staff.

Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their vocabulary
  • Make new friends from around the world
  • Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment

Course content

Students follow a daily programme of English language lessons in the morning, while afternoons are devoted to pursuing exciting activities with new friends.

All students receive 15 hours a week of English tuition and are encouraged to use English outside the classroom, during excursions and activities.

During the afternoon, students can choose from a number of activities, including sports and arts, with something for everyone. Sports can include tennis, football, hockey, dodgeball and cricket. Arts activities can include t-shirt painting, sketching, and drama workshops.

Excursions 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.

Lessons 15 hours every week
Sports and activities 6 hours every week
Arts and Crafts 6 hours every week
Excursions 1.5 days every week
Other activities 8 hours 45 mins every week







Download the Discover English sample timetable 

My English improved more than I could have imagined. I made lots of friends and had great experiences during my time here.

Maximilian, German

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

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Last year, we welcomed students from 42 countries on our young learner courses.

One price – all trips, accommodation and meals included.

Our Head of Young Learners has over 14 years’ experience.