For ages 14-17, a summer English course for the next world leaders: explore global issues, such as climate change and help build a better world.
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.
Your child will study in a village in historic Surrey, in a school with traditional English academic buildings, surrounded by impressive grounds and beautiful woodlands.
The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops. World Leaders encourages students to explore contemporary skills such as debating, critical thinking and team work. The course follows the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are a call to action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Students choose one goal and work on their presentation based on this, which is then judged by the panel at the end of their course.
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
- Learn about how our actions can shape the world
- Improve their presentation skills
- Develop an understanding of current world issues
- Learn about the UN sustainable goals
- Prepare for entry into the global workplace
The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops.
World Leaders encourages students to explore contemporary skills such as debating, critical thinking, and team work.
The course looks at different world issues, which help to get young people engaged in making the world a better place. Students focus on acknowledging the importance of certain themes like climate change, gender equality, and sustainable cities and communities. Students will learn about the 17 sustainable goals adopted by the UN aimed to promote peace and prosperity for people and the planet.
The course follows the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are a call to action by all countries (poor, rich, and middle-income) to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Students can choose to focus on one goal and will work on their presentation based on this, which is then judged by the panel at the end of their course.
Workshops include: Introduction to Global Issues, Renewable Energy, Diversity and Inclusion, Healthcare, and Employment.
Students can choose to implement their projects when they get home and get a head start on becoming a world leader.
There are two full-day trips and two half-day trips as part of the two week course to explore London and other famous cities such as Brighton and Windsor.
Hannah Messenger, a Resource Mobilisation Consultant, who works for the United Nations on their Sustainable Goals Action plan will talk to students about the vision to eradicate poverty and be available to answer any questions.
Learning summary (per two week course)
|Study trips||2 full-day trips and 2 half-day trips|
|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.
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