For ages 14-17, a summer English course for entrepreneurs in the making, this course builds skills and a business plan for their big ideas.

 

Students should already have a good level of English for this course (B2 upper intermediate and above), but their use of English will still improve. Take our free English level test

The location

The prestigious St Edward’s private school has many Oxford University colleges within walking distance, and has excellent facilities including 32 tennis courts and a golf course.

Course summary

The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops. Students will learn about how to start a business, considering funding and financing as well as writing a business plan. Working in groups with a mix of nationalities, they will pitch their business to a panel of judges on the final day of the course and the best group will win the prestigious Future Leaders Cup.

Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve core skills for bright, academic and professional careers
  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their English vocabulary
  • Network and make new friends from around the world
  • Improve skills such as teamwork and problem-solving
  • Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment
  • Be prepared for working in an English-speaking environment
  • Improve their presentation skills
  • Develop a business vocabulary
  • Be introduced to negotiation skills
  • Experience writing a business plan

Course content 

Future Leaders

The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops.

Future Leaders Entrepreneurship encourages students to explore contemporary skills such
as debating, critical thinking, and team work. Students work in groups with a mix of nationalities to build a business plan for a social enterprise that will benefit their community.

Students will learn about how to start a business, considering funding and financing as well as writing a business plan. They will pitch their business to a panel of judges on the final day of the course and the best group will win the prestigious Future Leaders Cup.

The course is delivered in English and students
will work with others from all over the world using English to communicate and to deliver the end of course presentation. During the course students will develop their business vocabulary and in doing so also improve their English.

There are two full-day trips and one half-day trip as part of the course to explore inspiring places such as London, Cambridge and Oxford.

Guest speakers

Topics include public speaking and presentation skills. Tom Brookes has been a guest speaker
and panel judge on the Future Leaders Entrepreneurship course for a number of years. Tom is a film, public speaking and acting specialist, who has led courses in over a hundred schools for children in the UK and created courses for students from more than 60 countries.

Learning summary (per two week course)

Lessons 42 hours
Study trips   2 full-day trips and 1 half-day trip
Other activities (including sports, arts and evening activities) 40 hours 

 
 
 
 
 
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Last year, we welcomed students from over 90 countries on our young learner courses.

One price – all trips, accommodation and meals included.

All senior staff have student safeguarding and student welfare training every year.

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