English summer school in Canterbury

From 2980.- USD
approx 2756.- EUR
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Accommodations
Residence
Options available
Tennis
Camp start dates
10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07.2017

The students

Ages
13-17 years
ratings
41 authentic opinions

The programme is aimed at young people from 13-17 years. Our partner school is located in a secure area around the cathedral, in an impressive medieval building equipped with modern, bright and well-equipped classrooms. You will learn English in this historical building in the centre of the old town of Canterbury - what a programme! After classes, you will be able to meet your new friends for an animated discussion in the common room. The secure and autonomous campus is ideal for younger students or for those who are having their first experience of a summer course abroad.

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Included in the price

  • General English course (20 lessons of 50 minutes per week)
  • Number of students per class: max. (12)
  • 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

Standard English course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From USD 2980.-
(about EUR 2801.-)
Course info
week(s)
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2980
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4470
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5960
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 2 wk
10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07.2017
Course start date 3 wk
10.07 / 17.07.2017
Course start date 4 wk
10.07.2017
Arrival day: Sunday
Departure day: Sunday

Options/Extras

Tennis option (5 hours/week) 140 USD
Fencing option (5 hours/week) 220 USD
UM (Unaccompanied-Minor) service 140 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Gatwick) 280 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Heathrow) 330 USD
Transfer supplement (on other days than Sundays, one way) 140 USD
Return flight booking (prices on request, depending on availability)

Other accommodation options

Course info

Lessons: 20 of 50 minutes
Levels: elementary to advanced
Students/class: max. 12
Schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

After having sat an evaluation test, you are divided up into classes corresponding to your language level. The classes normally take place every morning from Monday to Saturday, with of 20 lessons of 50 minutes per week. Thursdays are reserved for a full-day excursion. The school guarantees reduced student numbers with a maximum of 12 students in each class, ideal for making fast progress! You will not only learn grammar and vocabulary, but will of course practise communication by speaking English and feeling increasingly more at ease. At the end of your stay, you receive a certificate which will attest to the language level reached.
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41 students gave their opinion about this school

16 years old - Netherlands
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2 weeks, July 2016
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16 years old - Netherlands
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« De slaapplek, de stad en de staff »
14 years old - Italy
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2 weeks, July 2016
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15 years old - Belgium
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Tout m'a vraiment beaucoup plu !
1 week, July 2015
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« Je me sens plus a l'aise a l'oral et a l'audition »
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« Beaucoup de salles et de services a disposition »
15 years old - Germany
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Die Betreuer waren sehr nett und haben immer alles super organisiert. Was ich persönlich sehr gut fand war dass man mit gleichaltrigen und anderssprachigen Schüler/Studenten in ein Zimmer gekommen ist. Canterbury ist sehr schön, klein und altmodisch, jedoch gibt es sehr moderne Läden zum schoppen. Der Ab- und Zubringerdienst war sehr gut.Die Ankunft in der Schule war auch sehr herzlich und freundlich.
2 weeks, July – August 2015
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15 years old - Belgium
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1 week, July 2015
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17 years old - Italy
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2 weeks, July – August 2015
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13 years old - Switzerland
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Très belle école, dans une très jolie petite ville. Dans l'ensemble rien de négatif à signaler. Nous pensons éventuellement envoyer nos deux fils Nicolas et son frère qui aura 9 ans l'été prochain.
2 weeks, July – August 2015
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15 years old - Switzerland
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16 years old - France
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Testimonials

Rayan Seri
Rayan Seri
 Juniors programme (13-17)Canterbury 
Duration: 2 weeks

I went to Canterbury for 2 weeks and I found my language study trip absolutely amazing! I received a very friendly welcome when I arrive on King’s school campus and immediately felt comfortable there. On the campus, you could not get bored! There were volleyball and football pitches, common rooms, and so much more. The activity leaders and teachers were really great! Even though the English accent was quite difficult to understand at first, we came to understand it gradually. I met many people from the whole world and it will remain forever engraved in my heart. During my stay, I built strong ties, which I would never have thought possible within only two weeks. The activities were great, thrilling and very varied. Every morning, we attended courses and they were really good, especially thanks to the teachers and the fabulous classes. Then we had lunch in immense dining halls and the food was delicious. I am very happy that I went to Canterbury and above all, that I chose ESL to organise my trip. I wish I had stayed longer than 2 weeks. It was sad to say goodbye to my friends but I’m trying to keep in touch! I hope to go back there very soon!

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Clara Disaro, France
Clara Disaro, France

“I didn’t want to go to a big city like London, so Canterbury suited me very well. The benefit of learning English in England is improving my pronunciation! I loved exploring cool cities that I’ve never been to before, like Oxford. My favourite activities were the Karaoke night, because it was funny, and the disco, of course! My new friends came from Germany, Spain, Italy and France and I really hope that I will stay in contact with them when we go back home! I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family as it is well organised and I’ve really enjoyed my time here. My advice to my friends who are thinking about coming here is to not always stay with people from your country, and to have friends who finish on the same day, as it’s so sad when we have to say goodbye before my time is up at Canterbury!”

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"St-Augustin" residence
Our partner school will accommodate you within the school campus, in the St-Augustin residence, 5 minutes' walk from the course centre. Here, you will take your meals morning, noon and evening in one of the two restaurant rooms, except in the case of excursions where you will receive a packed lunch. You will stay in  a single, double or triple room with a sink. The toilets and bathrooms are common and shared by students. A cleaning service is available once a week and vending machines allow you to buys snacks when you have the nibbles. You will be able to meet your new friends in the lounges, equipped with a TV and comfortable chairs for relaxing. Otherwise, you may prefer to spend time outside, on the sports grounds.
After classes, you will meet up with the other students for the activities programme. And in Canterbury, sport is king! It has an important place among the activities proposed every week by the school. You can practise football, basketball, bowling and swimming in order to let of steam after class. Unless you would prefer to enjoy yourself in the disco evenings or participate in the outings dedicated to shopping and visits to local attractions like the boat trip on the Stour River. To complete the programme, every week, two half-day and two full-day excursions give you the chance to discover the neighbouring cities like London, Brighton, Eastbourne or Hastings. With such a programme, you don't risk getting bored with your new international friends!
Sample weekly programme
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Arrivals Classes Classes Classes Full day excursion to London Classes Classes Brunch
Afternoon Canterbury Cathedral Explore Canterbury Excursion to Leeds Castle Swimming Tennis or basketball Shopping or cinema Excursion to Dover Castle
Evening Welcome party Football or board games Karaoke Bowling Free evening Talent show BBQ and disco party Casino night
Options:
Tennis:
5 hours per week
Fencing:
​5 hours per week

 

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