The best places for your child to study English this summer
It will come as no surprise that the best way to learn a language is to fully immerse yourself in the native language and culture. Therefore, when it comes to your child learning English, the most effective way is for them to complete a formal programme of study in England whilst mixing with local English speakers.
This can be achieved by attending one of the below language schools. There are a choice of locations with different attractions and facilities to suit all ages and requirements.
Why study English in London?
Of all the places your child could study English this summer, London offers the richest and most varied experience. Some of the best museums and art galleries in the world, as well as numerous historical sites, are all within easy reach. SKOLA provides excursions as part of many of the courses. Have a look below to see what’s included.
Whilst your child is in London, he or she should try to enjoy some of the following:
a London show
a boat trip along the Thames during the day, and at night, to see sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
a trip on the London Eye to see the city from above
visits to some of its many museums including the Natural History Museum, British Museum, National Gallery and Tate Modern
Buckingham Palace – during the summer you can tour the 19 State Rooms, which form the heart of the palace and watch the historic Changing the Guard ceremony
Covent Garden, for entertaining street performers and great food
Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral
Details of courses offered
All of the SKOLA teachers are language specialists with proven experience of teaching children. The range of summer courses offered for children are as follows:
Junior English Summer School
This summer school operates throughout June, July and August. Fun activities are used to develop your child’s English and this course includes coverage of other academic subjects in English.
Your child will complete projects such as ‘Discover London’ and ‘Past and Present’. This course also includes visits to a variety of museums, galleries and other historical sites.
There is also an afternoon of organised sport each week, giving your child a well-earned break from academic study.
This course is designed to enable you to study English with your child. These courses are offered in central London which makes them very accessible.
This programme is aimed at 10-17 year olds and includes 15 hours per week of English lessons in international classes of up to 15 students. This is a full-day course with English lessons in the morning and a varied programme of fun and educational activities in the afternoon.
There is also some time for relaxation with organised parties and Saturday excursions to a variety of different places such as Brighton, Canterbury and Oxford.
The school provides a healthy snack in the morning and a hot lunch each day.
This course is aimed at 8-10 year olds and is specially designed to teach English to younger children. Lessons are activity-based and exciting to engage the younger audience over 18 hours per week. Class sizes are a maximum of 15 students and play breaks are given as appropriate depending on the age of the children.
This Summer school is in Regent’s Park, close to London Zoo. The school building is a piece of history itself, forming part of the royal estate and built in the regency style of architecture which was popular in the early 19th century.
Classes are run for 6-9 year olds and 10-17 year olds. All of the programmes include English studies and also sightseeing, cultural and social activities appropriate to the age group of the students. Physical exercise is also part of the curriculum here to help balance your child’s academic studies.
Homestay accommodation can be provided for your child together with airport transfers and a school bus service.
Courses available at SKOLA are:
Young English Studies
English Study Club
Parent & Child
Whichever of these schools you select, you can be sure that your child will be well looked after and receive an extremely high standard of English tuition. The mix of academic studies and cultural and leisure pursuits mean that your child will enjoy their summer whilst also improving their English. Also check out our other posts: the benefits of a summer school and tips for improving English.