English and Intergrated Activity Programme
Learn English with English Children
Why students choose this programme?
Suitable for all language ability levels our English and Activity programme combines English lessons with integrated activities, evening activities and excursions.
- Action packed summer learning English in the classroom and through integration with British children
- Integration ratio of 1 British child to every 2 International students within activities – lots of opptunity to meet and make friends with local British chidlren
- Engaging English lessons with qualified teachers – maximum class size of 12 students
- Awesome integrated activity programme with over 40 activities
- Opportunity to learn new skills with our Extra Activities
- 3 brilliant excursions within a 2 week stay
Looking for something without English lessons?
Work with Varsity International
We only except individuals or very small groups of students. We cap places from any one nationality of 20% per week and in summer 2019 we had 28 different nationalities. With only 120 beds per week, places are limited!
If you would like to partner with us please send details of your agency to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 1865 582774.
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 15 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 English course report and certificate
On arrival students are assessed and then placed in small classes according to their age and ability level.
Our programme focuses on giving students more practical English, with greater attention given to speaking and listening skills. We believe that formal academic English is what most students will experience throughout their school year and therefore our aim is put what they’ve learnt into practice, as well as developing their skills and confidence. This will also be achieved through integration with English children via shared activities outside the classroom and some integrated language activities inside the classroom. Reading and writing skills will be practiced each lesson but will have a more practical focus to complement a student’s speaking skills development. In order to deliver this our teachers prepare fun and engaging lessons using a range of resources and multimedia in order to give students a varied and well-rounded experience.
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 and well-equipped classrooms at Cothill.
Student progress is continuously reviewed throughout the course in order to make sure they are making progress and being adequately challenged for their ability level. This also gives students the opportunity to move class should this better meet their learning needs.
All work is marked and feedback given by the teacher, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and get clarification on anything they may find challenging. At the end of the course all students will receive a report showing the progress made and offering advice on how best to continue their learning after the course. There will also be a graduation ceremony where certificates of study will be presented to each student who completes the Varsity International English course.
Outside the classroom
Awesome Activities with English Children
When not in their English lessons, students take part in activities alongside our British children. Each day students participate in activity sessions by choosing from a shortlist, so they can do more of what they love or try something new, it’s up to them. We have different choice combinations each day so no one day is ever the same.
Our Activity Instructors are highly trained to ensure students have fun, are safe and get to try new experiences – as well as making sure English is the only language spoken! More here >
Optional Extra Activities
Perfect for students wanting to develop and learn new skills in a sport or activity they are passionate about, these are delivered by qualified instructors at venues specific to the activity, running for 2 mornings or 2 afternoons per week with each session lasting for 2 hours. More here >
During a two-week course, students will go on three full day excursions in total with excursions taking place on a Friday and Sunday. After they have booked and in the run up to the summer, they will be asked to pick which excursions they would like to go on from a shortlist for each week. No matter what dates a student attends they will have the opportunity to visit London and Oxford should they wish to. More here >
The fun continues after dinner with our Evening Activities! These tend to be activities that encourage children to participate in teams or the opportunity to relax, involving students from all programmes. It is a fantastic opportunity to get to know people from across the camp and adds to the camp spirit. More here >