English summer school in Ascona

From 1590.- USD
approx 1349.- EUR
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Residence
Options available
Tennis, art & design, watersports, intensive
Camp start dates
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07.2018

The students

Ages
13-17 years
ratings
25 authentic opinions

Our partner school enjoys an ideal location, a stone's throw away from the banks of Lake Maggiore. It has been developed in a magnificent building dating from the 16th century, a former convent equipped today with a modern sports complex, a refined combination of history and modernity. The course centre has first-choice teaching and sports equipment, including large and comfortable classrooms equipped with audiovisual material, a computer room with free Internet access, an auditorium, a cinema room, a billiards table as well as tennis courts, football pitches and basketball courts.

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Included in the price

  • General English course
  • Number of students per class: max. (14)
  • Course material
  • Visitor's tax
  • Student card and city map
  • Accommodation in residence with full board
  • Activities and excursions programme
  • Supervision by English-speaking group leaders
  • Course guide and certificate
  • Train station transfer (Locarno)

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 5 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1590.-
(about EUR 1366.-)
Course info
week(s)
1
1590
2
2740
3
3940
4
5160
Extra week (4+)
1260
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07.2018
Starting dates 2 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07.2018
Starting dates 3 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07.2018
Starting dates 4 wk
02.07 / 09.07.2018
Starting dates 5 wk
02.07.2018
Arrival day: Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. at the residence
Departure day: Saturday, from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. from the re

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 5 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1680.-
(about EUR 1443.-)
Course info
week(s)
1
1680
2
2900
3
4200
4
5450
Extra week (4+)
1330
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07.2018
Starting dates 2 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07.2018
Starting dates 3 wk
02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07.2018
Starting dates 4 wk
02.07 / 09.07.2018
Starting dates 5 wk
02.07.2018
Arrival day: Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. at the residence
Departure day: Saturday, from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. from the re

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) 310 USD
Tennis PREMIUM option (per week) 210 USD
Watersports PREMIUM option (per week) 210 USD
Art & Design PREMIUM option (per week) 130 USD
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 50 CHF
UM (Unaccompanied-Minor) service 60 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
Arrival between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and departure between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
130 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
Different departure and arrival times
230 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
private
380 USD
Accompanied train journey from Zurich (pick-up/drop-off) 170 USD
Return flight booking (prices on request, depending on availability)

Other accommodation options

Course info

Languages: English or Italian
Lessons: 20 (or 25) of 45 minutes
Levels: beginner to advanced
Students/class: max. 14
Schedule: 8.30 a.m.-11.45 a.m. (or 12.30 p.m.)

The lessons, which last 45 minutes each, take place from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 to 11.45 or from 8.30 to 12.30 (intensive course). The competent and dynamic teachers are all native speakers. Students are placed into classes with a maximum of 14 participants according to their language level. Upon arrival, a small test will allow teachers to determine their level of ability. Throughout the course, weekly tests (on Fridays) are designed to evaluate the progress made each week. At the end of their stay, participants receive a certificate attesting the language level achieved.

In addition to the 20 weekly lessons of the standard course, you may book a minimum of 5 private lessons of 45 minutes per week in order to enjoy personalised tuition.
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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

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25 students gave their opinion about this school

15 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2017
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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16 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.7 / 5) (Other)
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17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2016
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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13 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2016
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15 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2016
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13 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2016
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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School highlights
« Lo staff sempre disponibile,le attività (soprattutto gli sport) e le escursioni molto soddisfacenti. »
14 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2015
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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15 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2015
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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« El buen ambiente tanto con el profesorado como con los alumnos »
16 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, July 2014
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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16 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, July 2014
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Residence
Students stay in residence on the school campus. Accommodation is offered in en-suite triple or quadruple rooms, with full board provided. Supervisors stay on-site in order to ensure the safety and well-being of students. Meals are served in the dining room, except on Wednesday evenings, when the school organises a beach party. During your leisure time, make the most of the common room to watch DVDs or simply chat with your friends.
Football, basketball, handball, table tennis, badminton, hiking, swimming, beach games and beach volleyball...when it comes to filling your free time, you will be spoilt for choice. Every afternoon, the school’s activity leaders offer various sports activities as well as team games such as quizzes or treasure hunts. On site, you will also be able to choose from many optional activities, including horse riding, squash, big banana, go-karting, water-skiing, etc. These moments will give you the opportunity to get to know the other students of the school better and to practise the language whilst enjoying yourself. In addition, excursions to Bellinzona, Locarno or Lugano will satisfy as much lovers of art and history as of shopping. From cinema to disco evenings or barbecue parties beside the lake, in Ascona, each party has its share of joys and surprises in store for you.
Sample weekly programme
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Arrival and welcome Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes + test Shopping in Lugano or free time at the centre Splashspa
Afternoon Beach volley, drawing & painting Football or petanque or PREMIUM+ Aquapark Locarno Handball, Volleyball or PREMIUM + Swimming, Baseball or PREMIUM +
Evening Welcome party Fancy dress party Cinema Barbecue Games Disco Sports tournament Ice-breaker evening
For stays of one week only, the Sunday excursion is not included.

Options:
Tennis:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Watersports:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Art & Design:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

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