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.

Choose your location for this course:

We choose locations with excellent facilities for our summer schools, with all parts of our courses run by experienced IH London younger learner staff.

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

Course content

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

Students learn and practise their English and at the same time they develop their team-working and problem-solving skills.

English language teachers deliver 15 hours of lessons a week, and professional coaches instruct six hours per week of the chosen activity.

Students can choose one activity or try a different one each week. Students can be any level in their chosen activity: improve on a skill or learn a completely new one.

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.

There are evening activities every night, including quizzes, fashions shows, talent competitions and film nights.    

Lessons 15 hours every week
Professional coaching 6 hours every week
Excursions 1.5 days every week
Other activities, including sports and arts and crafts. 20 hours every week

 

Options for professional coaching activities 

Art and Design

Topics include glass painting, jewellery making, drawing, block printing, pottery painting and researching different artists and styles. Visits to local art galleries are also arranged

Oxford

Ellesmere

Moulton

Basketball

Students 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.

Oxford

Ellesmere

Moulton

Dance

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

Oxford

Ellesmere

Moulton

Drama

Students focus on a variety of skills, including body language, facial expressions and set design. They work towards a final performance that will be shown at the end of course show.

Oxford

Ellesmere

Moulton

Football

Participants 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.

Oxford

Ellesmere

Moulton

Golf

Students will be coached in techniques such as golf swings, fitness and diet. Each session will end with students taking part in a round of golf on the centre’s own golf course.

Oxford

Ellesmere

Photography

Techniques covered include: composition, lighting, and indoor and outdoor photography. Students build up a portfolio
of images to take home at the end of the course.

Oxford

Ellesmere

Swimming

Students will learn new skills and techniques while focusing on safety awareness and water confidence.

Ellesmere
Tennis

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

Oxford

Ellesmere

Moulton

Horse riding

Includes horse trekking through spectacular scenery, a fast hack, flat work and jumping. Stable management and maintenance are also covered. (Additional charge for this activity).

Ellesmere

Moulton

 

Download the Active English sample timetable 

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.

Leopoldine, France

We talk your language

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.