During summer months, our Cambridge partner school, Embassy English, organizes youth courses for students aged 12–17 years. The youth summer courses take place at the Chesterton Community College, which is located in a suburb approx. 20 minutes from the city centre. Chesterton Community College is a modern, cosmopolitan British secondary school with new buildings and recent refurbishments all around the spacious and secure site. Featuring nearby sports fields and adjoining leisure centre, the school has great facilities for our young learners. Students have the choice to stay in homestay or a residential accommodation at Jesus College, part of the University of Cambridge located a short walk from the city centre.
On-site activities are scheduled on weekdays in between lessons, with excursions three times a week. All activities are designed to continue learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games. The activities will include:
Ages: 12 -17
Minimum level: suitable for all levels
Lessons: 20 lessons per week, from Monday to Friday
Maximum nr. of students per class: 16
Curfew: students will be at home around 19.30 after the social programme. After dinner, they must be in bed before 9.30 pm.
Supervision: 24 hours/ 7 days a week.
Airport transfer: not included, please see rates on our online price list.
Social programme: included
Our summer English course will rapidly improve your level of ability in a short amount of time. With a maximum of 16 students per class, you will enjoy learning through exercises focusing on speaking and listening. School teachers are highly qualified and students receive 20 lessons English each week, divided into 4 lessons per day. There are mixed nationalities in each class. Before start of the course, students will take a placement test to ensure the most effective learning environment. The test includes writing, vocabulary and an oral interview. This allows the school to place you in the right class for your ability level. Classes usually take place in the morning but it is possible that some days there will take place an activity in the morning, and therefore classes will take place in the afternoon.
Minimum age is 12 years.
1 lesson = 45 minutes
Sharing the daily life and experiences with an English family is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in local life, and practise your English in a friendly and informal atmosphere. All host families are monitored and vetted and live a maximum of 45 minutes from the school. The accommodation is in double rooms with full board. Breakfast and evening meals will be provided by the family and lunch will be taken at the centre. Packed lunches will be provided for any trips. The family will also provide laundry service, changing the bed linen weekly and families also provide towels.
The residence accommodation is located in the Jesus College, approx. 10 minutes by bus from the Chesterton Community College, where classes take place. Students will be accommodated in single or twin rooms, sharing the bathroom with other students. The accommodation is with full board, with the meals being served in the on-site canteen. Students will receive a packed-lunch for trip days. Bedrooms will be cleaned weekly and the common areas of the residence on a daily basis. Bed linen will be changed weekly, but students need to bring their own towels. A warden is available 24 hours a day for your security.
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