Summer course for ages 12-17 years, to learn English and excel in sports or arts with a professional coach


This popular course offers a high level of English language teaching, alongside the chance for students to develop their skills in a wide range of activities, all coached by professionals in their field.


Course summary

Ages 12-17
Location Frensham | Oxford
English level All levels welcome

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

Course length Choose 1-6 weeks
Season Summer


Course content

Students enjoy English lessons in the morning and activities with professional coaches conducted in English in the afternoon.

Students are always learning and practising their English, while having fun, and developing other important life skills such as team-work and confidence.

Qualified English language teachers teach 15 hours of lessons every week, and professional coaches deliver training for six hours a week in the chosen activity.

Professional coaching options

Adventure Frensham 
Basketball  Oxford
Dance  Oxford
Drama Frensham
Football Frensham | Oxford
Moviemaking Oxford
Tennis Oxford


Students can choose a new activity every week or focus on one activity for their stay. Your child can be any level in their chosen activity, so they can improve on a skill or learn a completely new one.

Study trips are also a big part of the course, with one full-day and one half-day trip included every


  • 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.
  • Trips at Oxford include: Walking tour and entry to a University of Oxford college, Punting on the River Cherwell, Bath with a walking tour  and entrance to the Roman Baths, and London, with a ride on the London Eye, a royalty and politics walking tour, and Westminster Abbey.

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

Professional coaching: 6 hours

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

Other activities, including sports, arts and crafts: 20 hours


Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their English vocabulary
  • Try new activities and improve their skills with a professional coach
  • 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 Summer 12, 19, 26 Jul
02, 09* Aug
Wednesday Choose 1-6 weeks £1211 per week
Oxford Summer 05, 12, 19, 26 Jul
02* Aug
Wednesday Choose 1-5 weeks £1396 per week


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


Professional coaching activities

The programme allows you to combine academic lessons in English with sports activities, which are really good in order to practise your English, as well as making friends from all over the world which is an incredible opportunity.

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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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Active Adventure offers students the opportunity to try a range of different adventure sports such as climbing, archery, abseiling, high ropes courses, raft building or kayaking.

Available at:  Frensham


Focus on techniques such as dribbling, ball handling, and different types of shooting. Students apply what they have learned to a competitive game at the end of each session.

Available at:  Oxford


After coaching in different styles (including Capoeira, Jazz, Street, Bollywood and Salsa), students will create their own dances, producing solo, partner and group work.

Available at:  Oxford


Students are divided into levels according to their ability and coached in technique and tactics. Each session ends with a tournament where students practise what they have learned.

Available at: Frensham | Oxford


This is for students who would like to be the next big movie producer. They will learn about camera skills, movie effects, directing actors, script writing and editing their own movie.

Available at: Oxford

Performing Arts

The new Performing Arts course focuses on a variety of skills, including body language, facial expressions, and set design. Students learn to command the stage and practise their performance, while working towards a final performance that will be shown at the end of course show.

Available at:  Frensham



Sessions are designed to improve all aspects of the student’s game, including footwork patterns and racquet technique. Students will then show off what they have learned in a match at the end of each session.

Available at: Oxford

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  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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We are the first UK language school to offset carbon emissions, for all flights to all our summer young learner courses.

All our schools have four on-site senior managers. All senior staff have student welfare training every year.

International House London is a charitable education trust and we reinvest profits to improve your child’s learning experience.

Our Young Learner Centres are accredited by The British Council.