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English and Integrated Activity Programme

LEARN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH CHILDREN

The Programme

International students and their host child will attend our summer camp at Cothill House School, Monday to Friday each week. The international student’s day will be split into English language lessons and activities alongside their host child and other British children. An action-packed programme that mixes learning English in the classroom and activities integrated with British children.

Host Families 

We spend a lot of time finding suitable families and will only place an international student if we feel the fit is totally right.

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Inside the classroom

Our English language lessons provide an effective and progressive learning experience for students. As you would expect from a top-quality programme, everything we do is based on the best theory and practice all wrapped up in an energetic, fun package.

English classes take place either in the morning or afternoon with students split into classes with others of a similar age and ability. We teach English throughout the day to ensure that when children are not in their lessons, the ratio of British children to International Students is as high as possible.

  • Every student receives a minimum of 12 hours of English tuition per week
  • Optional 5 hours of extra English lessons available each week (extra cost)
  • Class size of up to 12 students
  • Experienced and engaging English teachers
  • End of course English report and certificate
English Teaching

On arrival students are assessed and then placed in small classes according to their age and ability level. Our programme is constructed using the most up to date, effective methodology and teaching concepts with student progress reviewed and evaluated throughout the course.

Our English teachers are all specially trained and selected for their ability to deliver the curriculum in an engaging and enjoyable way. All lessons take place in our comfortable classrooms at Cothill.

Assessment Report

All students are closely monitored in class to ensure that they are making progress with their English language study. All work is marked, and feedback given by the teacher. At the end of the course all students receive a report showing the progress made and offering advice on how best to continue their learning after the course.

Outside the classroom

When not in their English lessons, students join our Integrated Activities alongside their host child and other British children. Each day, students take part in activity sessions choosing what they want to do from a shortlist, so they can either do more of what they love or try something new, it’s up to them. We come up with different choice combinations each day so no one day is ever the same as another.

More about our Integrated Activities here > 

Evening Activities

International students, along with their host child can remain on camp and take part in our evening activities. Alternatively, evenings could be spent with the host family.

More about Evening Activities here > 

Excursions 

Each week international students and their host child will go on our Friday excursion to famous cities or popular attractions.

Students on this programme can also choose one of our optional Specialist Choice Activities giving them the opportunity to develop and learn new skills in a sport or activity they are passionate about.

More about Excursions here > 

Specialist Choice Activities 

These are perfect for students wanting to develop and learn new skills in Horse Riding, Golf, Outdoor Adventure or Tennis. Delivered by qualified instructors at venues specific to the activity, they run for 2 mornings or 2 afternoons per week with each session being 2 hours long. These optional activities carry an additional cost.

More about Specialist Choice Activities here >

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