Berkshire College (8-17), Language School in Berkshire

From 926.- EUR
970.- USD
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodations
Residence, Host family
Camp start dates
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08 / 24.08.2020
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Ages
8 - 17 years
Nationality mix
France, China, Italy, etc..

Located in the countryside, our partner school boasts incredible facilities. You'll learn English in a beautiful, historic mansion consisting of large classrooms, comfortable common areas and a spacious cafeteria. Close to the main premises and surrounded by green areas, the students’ bedrooms are located in small buildings. Factor in the sports facilities, such as the large sport hall, the tennis court or the football and rugby fields, you have the perfect spot for a successful language stay! This safe setting provides an excellent learning environment for all students. The neighbouring and modern town of Maidenhead is perfect for shopping, playing sports and relaxing by the Thames.

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Included in the price

  • Language course
  • Course material 
  • Travel documents
  • Diploma or certificate
  • Accommodation, full board
  • Activity programme
  • Supervision by English-speaking group leaders

Standard english programme (residence) (8-17 years)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 11 week(s)
1 week From 1097.- EUR
(1150.- USD)
Lessons
10 of 90 minutes
Course duration
1 - 11 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
8 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 14:00-17:30 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Upon your arrival at the school, you will sit a placement test that will allow you to join a group with your same level. You will spend the first part of your daily lessons working on the basics of the language (grammar, vocabulary, exercises) and will practice your skills in the second half, thanks to the constant interaction and the creative activities. The small groups (15 students max.) and the attentive teachers allow participants to make rapid progress. The timetable follows a “zigzag” structure, meaning that you will alternate mornings and afternoons. At the end of your stay, you will receive a diploma.

Course info
Week(s)
1
1150 USD
2
2220 USD
3
3290 USD
4
4340 USD
5
5390 USD
6
6440 USD
7
7490 USD
8
8540 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Extra night (residence) 70 USD
UM (unaccompanied minor) service (pick-up and drop-off) 110 USD
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
320 USD
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
400 USD
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
220 USD
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
330 USD
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
520 USD
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
590 USD
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
520 USD
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
590 USD
Airport transfer from/to City (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
520 USD
Airport transfer from/to City (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
590 USD
Train station transfer from/to Ashford (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
330 USD
Train station transfer from/to Ashford (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
430 USD
Train station transfer from/to St Pancras (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
380 USD
Train station transfer from/to St Pancras (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
480 USD
Starting dates 1 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08 / 24.08.2020
Starting dates 2 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08.2020
Starting dates 3 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08.2020
Starting dates 4 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08.2020
Starting dates 5 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07.2020
Starting dates 6 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07.2020
Starting dates 7 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07.2020
Starting dates 8 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07.2020
Starting dates 9 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06.2020
Starting dates 10 wk
15.06 / 22.06.2020
Starting dates 11 wk
15.06.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard english programme (host family) (8-17 years)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 11 week(s)
1 week From 926.- EUR
(970.- USD)
Lessons
10 of 90 minutes
Course duration
1 - 11 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
8 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 14:00-17:30 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Upon your arrival at the school, you will sit a placement test that will allow you to join a group with your same level. You will spend the first part of your daily lessons working on the basics of the language (grammar, vocabulary, exercises) and will practice your skills in the second half, thanks to the constant interaction and the creative activities. The small groups (15 students max.) and the attentive teachers allow participants to make rapid progress. The timetable follows a “zigzag” structure, meaning that you will alternate mornings and afternoons. At the end of your stay, you will receive a diploma.

Course info
Week(s)
1
970 USD
2
1920 USD
3
2950 USD
4
3910 USD
5
4870 USD
6
5830 USD
7
6790 USD
8
7750 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

Extra night (host family) 70 USD
UM (unaccompanied minor) service (pick-up and drop-off) 110 USD
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
320 USD
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
400 USD
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
220 USD
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
330 USD
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
520 USD
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
590 USD
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
520 USD
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
590 USD
Airport transfer from/to City (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
520 USD
Airport transfer from/to City (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
590 USD
Train station transfer from/to Ashford (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
330 USD
Train station transfer from/to Ashford (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
430 USD
Train station transfer from/to St Pancras (pick-up and drop-off)
Arrival / Departure: 08:30 -19:00
380 USD
Train station transfer from/to St Pancras (pick-up and drop-off)
Out of schedule
480 USD
Starting dates 1 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08 / 24.08.2020
Starting dates 2 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08.2020
Starting dates 3 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08.2020
Starting dates 4 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08.2020
Starting dates 5 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07.2020
Starting dates 6 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07.2020
Starting dates 7 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07.2020
Starting dates 8 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07.2020
Starting dates 9 wk
15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06.2020
Starting dates 10 wk
15.06 / 22.06.2020
Starting dates 11 wk
15.06.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.9/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

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23 students gave their opinion about this school

15 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.8 / 5) (Host family)
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14 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
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« Conocer gente de otras nacionalidades »
15 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
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15 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2019
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
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13 years old - Spain
/ 5
Contentos con los profesores y monitores.
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si en relacionarse con los compañeros y soltarse a hablar inglés »
17 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, June 2019
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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15 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2019
Destination (2.7 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.8 / 5) (Residence)
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15 years old - France
/ 5
Beaucoup de très jeunes adolescents (13 ans environ)
2 weeks, June 2019
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
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« Oui remise à niveau »
School highlights
« Ambiance »
15 years old - France
/ 5
Food not so great.Activities were fine but a bit too much for small kids.Teachers were great. A large group of Spanish kids knew each other but good spirit, and lots of Italians, but not many other nationalities. Food not great ! Not enough food, not diversified, way too greasy... our main concern. Eliott felt the activities were for 14years old at most, but it was fun anyways.
2 weeks, June 2019
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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« It looks like it.. »
13 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Top tips
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Host family
Learn what life is like in a real British home and practise your English every minute of the day by living with a friendly host family in Maidenhead! You’ll stay in a twin room with another student and share a bathroom. Full board comes in the form of breakfast and dinner with the family, where you can spend time chatting and getting to know each other, and a packed lunch which you’ll eat at school or on excursions. Students benefit from a private shuttle service to and from the school every day, with an approximate travel time of 15-20 minutes maximum.

Residence
You'll stay in a double or triple room (usually, with a sink) in the residence adjacent to the school, where you'll share the bathroom with other students. Living with other participants will allow you to meet young people from all around the world, with whom you'll build strong friendships. The meals (full board) are served at the school cafeteria and, on your day trips, you will receive a packed lunch. This friendly and exciting atmosphere will help you feel confident enough to speak English in no time!

A huge variety of activities await you at the campus in Berkshire! You are in England, so sports are definitely part of the programme: join the football matches, play tennis or basketball or enjoy the campus’ open-air activity centre (extra charge). As to the creative and artistic activities, you may dance, participate in DIY, handicraft or artistic creation workshops and much more. At the end of the day, enjoy the film sessions, disco nights, talent shows, trivia or exciting sports tournaments! Time will simply fly while you have fun with your new friends! If staying with a host family, you'll have two evening activities a week at the course centre, while the rest of the evenings will be spent at your homestay. Every week, you will go on a half-day trip (on Wednesdays) and a full-day excursion (on Saturdays), which will allow you discover the beautiful region of Berkshire, as well as cities like London or Oxford. Don’t miss this comprehensive programme and take this opportunity to enjoy an authentic British language stay in Berkshire.

Sample weekly programme
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Arrival and welcome Sport and leisure activities Sport and leisure activities Excursion to Reading Sport and leisure activities Sport and leisure activities Excursion to London Sports and leisure activities
Afternoon Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes
Evening Icebreaker games Capture the flag Talent show Sports tournament Quiz Casino night Party night Movie night

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