Academic Experience

The English tuition is based on exam preparation and project works- essays and presentations. The curriculum also includes elements of English literature and culture. Possibility to book IELTS and/or Trinity exam upon completion.

Academic Experience

Where: Moulton College, Northampton, England
Dates: 25/06/2017 – 27/08/2017*
Ages: 7 to 17 years old

The Academic Experience programme is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English. The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and academic writing.

The learning and accommodation facilities are based in superb, modern campus situated in the traditional and picturesque village of Moulton. Moulton College offers modern classrooms, IT, dining and social facilities as well as sport facilities including tennis courts, swimming pool and numerous sports fields. Ideal for students wishing to be in a traditional English location with superb sports facilities but still near to London City.

The campus

Moulton College, Northampton, England
Accommodation: On campus ensuite single rooms. Limited twin rooms available
Facilities: Modern classrooms, social, IT and fantastic sports facilities.

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable

Day Morning 09:00-12:30** Afternoon 14:00- 17:30** Evening
Sunday Arrivals Orientation/testing
Monday Lessons/Testing Listening and Presenting Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday Lessons Multisports Construction challenge
Wednesday Lessons Half day excursion to Harry Potter Experience OSCARS Disco
Thursday Lessons Multisports OSCARS Quiz challenge
Friday Lessons Note-taking & referencing Sports night
Saturday Full Day to London & Walking tour  film night
Sunday Full Day to Warwick castle (Optional Activity)*** Swim/ultimate frisbee
Monday Process-Genre writing Lessons Murder mystery
Tuesday Multisports Lessons Talent show prep/It’s a knockout
Wednesday National Space Centre Lessons Treasure hunt
Thursday Multisports Lessons Multisports/Swim
Friday Long-turn talking and debating Lessons Talent Show
Saturday Full Day to London & British Museum OSCARS awards & leaving party
Sunday Departures

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

***£40 for non standard excursions

must bring own towels

£50/ €50 damage deposit required

Academic Experience

Where: Oatridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates: 18/06/2017- 13/08/2017*
Ages: 7 to 17 years old

The programme content is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English. The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and The campus is located in Central Edinburgh, with excellent transport links to and from homestay addresses.

The programme is based from a rural, safe campus location 30 minutes from Edinburgh city centre – an ideal location for students wishing to escape to a countryside setting but enjoy all the attractions and sites of Edinburgh at the same time.

The campus

Oatridge, Edinburgh
Accommodation: On Campus en suite and standard single and twin rooms. Standard rooms all with wash hand basins & a shower to student ratio of 1:4
Facilities: Modern classrooms, social, IT and sports facilities, golf course and horse riding centre.

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable

Day Morning  09:00-12:30** Afternoon 14:00- 17:30** Evening
Sunday Arrivals It’s a knockout
Monday Testing/Lessons Listening and presenting Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday Lessons Museum of Scotland OSCARS Ceilidh
Wednesday Lessons Edinburgh Castle OSCARS Disco
Thursday Lessons Multisports Scottish treasure hunt
Friday Lessons Notetaking and referencing Olympic games night
Saturday Full Day to St Andrews Film night
Sunday Full  day to Stirling (Optional Activity)*** Ultimate Frisbee
Monday Process-Genre writing Lessons OSCARS Ceilidh/Piper(Burns Supper)
Tuesday Multisports Lessons OSCARS Highland games
Wednesday Linlithgow Palace Lessons OSCARS Disco
Thursday Holyrood Park & Arthurs Seat Lessons Talent Show
Friday Long-turn talking and debating Lessons OSCARS awards & leaving party
Saturday Full Day to Loch Lomond and Highlands OSCARS awards & leaving party
Sunday Departures

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

***£40 for non standard excursions

must bring own towels

£50/ €50 damage deposit required

Academic Experience

Where: Sibford School, Oxford, England
Dates: 09/07/2017- 13/08/2017*
Ages: 7 to 17 years old

The Academic Experience programme is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English. The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and academic writing.

The campus is situated in the traditional and beautiful village of Sibford and it is a secure and safe, private, independent school set in picturesque grounds. It is an ideal location for students wishing to be in a traditional location but still near to Oxford and London.

The campus

Sibford School, Oxford
Accommodation: On campus standard single, twin and quad rooms. Shower to student ratio of 1:4
Facilities: Modern classrooms, social, IT and sports facilities.

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable

Day Morning 09:00-12:30** Afternoon 14:00- 17:30** Evening
Sunday Arrivals Orientation/testing
Monday Lessons/Testing Listening and Presenting Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday Lessons Multisports Construction challenge
Wednesday Lessons Warwick Castle OSCARS Disco
Thursday Lessons Multisports OSCARS Quiz challenge
Friday Lessons Note-taking & referencing Sports night
Saturday Full Day to London & Walking Tour  film night
Sunday Full Day to Windsor and Castle (Optional Activity)*** Swim/ultimate frisbee
Monday Process-Genre writing Lessons Murder mystery
Tuesday Multisports Lessons Talent show prep/It’s a knockout
Wednesday Blenheim Palace Lessons Treasure hunt
Thursday Multisports Lessons Multisports/Swim
Friday Long-turn talking and debating Lessons Talent Show
Saturday Full Day to London & Walking Tour OSCARS awards & leaving party
Sunday Departures

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

***£40 for non standard excursions

must bring own towels

£50/ €50 damage deposit required

Academic Experience

Where: George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates: 02/07/2017- 13/08/2017*
Ages: 7 to 17 years old

Based from a stunning 500 year old historical school with views of Edinburgh Castle, this programme links the academic with the cultural experience where students gain an insight into Scottish culture, tradition and heritage. The programme content is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English.

The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and The campus is located in Central Edinburgh, with excellent transport links to and from homestay addresses.

The campus

George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh
Accommodation: Homestay accommodation within Edinburgh. All families within 45 minutes travel of the school.
Facilities: Modern classrooms, social areas, beautiful gardens.

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable

Day Morning 09:00-12:30** Afternoon 14:00- 17:30** Evening
Monday Testing and induction Listening and presenting With family
Tuesday Lessons Royal mile International Disco
Wednesday Lessons Half day excursion to Edinburgh Castle Scottish ceilidh
Thursday Lessons National Gallery of Scotland OSCARS Quiz
Friday Lessons Notetaking and references With family
Saturday Full Day excursion to Loch Lomond and Highlands With family
Sunday Free day/optional With family
Monday Process-Genre writing Lessons With family
Tuesday Portobello beach Lessons International disco
Wednesday Half day excursion to Edinburgh Dungeons Lessons Ceilidh dancing
Thursday Royal Yacht Britannia Lessons With family
Friday Long-turn taking and debating Lessons Talent show/OSCARS Awards
Saturday Full Day excursion to Glasgow With family
Sunday Departures

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

***£40 for non standard excursions

must bring own towels

Academic Experience

Where: Newbattle Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates: 18/06/2017 – 03/09/2017*
Ages: 7 to 17 years old

Based from beautiful 700 year old historic college buildings, this programme links the academic with the cultural experience. The Academic Experience programme is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English. The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and academic writing.

Because of the unique location, the programme is ideal for students wishing to gain an insight into Scottish culture, tradition and heritage via a unique programme including Scottish ceilidh dancing, music, history and sports.

The campus

Newbattle Abbey, Edinburgh
Accommodation: On Campus. Standard & En suite/ single, twin, triple and quadruple rooms
Facilities: 700 year old historic college buildings, beautiful gardens, modern classrooms, IT, dining and social facilities

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable**

Day Morning 09:00-12:30 Afternoon 14:00- 17:30 Evening
Sunday Testing and induction Listening and Presenting Highland Games
Tuesday Lessons Museum of Scotland Construction challenge
Wednesday Lessons Half day excursion to Edinburgh Castle Ghost walk (at college)
Thursday Lessons Onsite activities OSCARS Disco
Friday Lessons Notetaking and referencing OSCARS Ceilidh
Saturday Full Day excursion to Alnwick Castle & Knights quest Medieval treasure hunt
Sunday Full day excursion to Glasgow (Optional Activity)*** Mini Olympics
Monday Process-Genre writing Lessons Design a kilt
Tuesday Arthurs seat Lessons Scottish Burns Supper & dancing
Wednesday Half day excursion to Tantallon castle Lessons Scavenger Hunt
Thursday Onsite activities Lessons OSCARS Disco
Friday Long-turn talking and debating Lessons Talent show
Saturday Full Day excursion to Loch Lomond and Highlands OSCARS awards & leaving party
Sunday Departures

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

***£40 for non standard excursions

must bring own towels

£50/ €50 damage deposit required

Academic Experience

Where: Holy Faith, Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 02/07/2017- 12/08/2017*
Ages: 7 to 17 years old

The Academic Experience programme is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English. The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and academic writing.

The Holy Faith is a homestay camp close to the centre of Dublin city, located in the Killester/ Clontarf area. The campus offers a very safe and secure environment with learning and sporting facilities available throughout the school.

The campus

Holy Faith, Dublin
Accommodation: Homestay twin rooms
Facilities: All-weather sports pitch, sports hall, outdoor sports pitches, theatre, student cafeteria, classrooms with AV facilities, timetabled internet access

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable**

Day Morning 09:00- 12:30 Afternoon 14:00- 17:30 Evening
Sunday Arrivals Arrivals/Activities Evening with Host Family
Monday Testing/Lessons Dublin City Tour Movie Night
Tuesday Lessons Listening & Presenting in University Dog Racing
Wednesday Lessons Junk Fashion Show Evening with Host Family
Thursday Lessons Note-taking & Referencing Oscars’ Got Talent Show
Friday Lessons Malahide Castle Oscars International Disco
Saturday Glendalough & Bray – Full Day Tour Irish Ceili
Sunday Optional Visit: National Aquatic Centre Evening with Host Family
Monday Lessons Arts & Crafts Games Night
Tuesday Lessons Process-Genre Writing Bowling
Wednesday Lessons Jeannie Johnston Famine Ship Evening with Host Family
Thursday Lessons Long-turn talking & Debating Oscars’ Got Talent Show
Friday Lessons Dalkey Castle Oscars International Disco
Saturday Departures

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

must bring own towels

Academic Experience

Where: DIT, Grangegorman, Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 02/07/2017- 12/08/2017*
Ages: 10 to 17 years old

Taking place at a modern Dublin Institute of Technology campus in Dublin, the Academic Experience programme is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English. The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and academic writing.

The campus itself is located In Dublin city centre and offers secure environment and state of the art, modern facilities.

The campus

DIT, Grangegorman, Dublin
Accommodation: Residential accommodation – 10 min drive from school, single ensuite rooms
Facilities: Green grass football and rugby pitch, basketball court, computer lab Wifi throughout the building facilities, modern canteen, spacious classrooms

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable**

Day Morning 09:00- 12:30 Afternoon 14:00- 17:30 Evening
Sunday Arrivals Arrivals Orientation & Induction
Monday Testing/Lessons Listening & Presenting in University Welcome Party
Tuesday Lessons Dublin City Tour Games Night
Wednesday Lessons Howth Village Trip Movie Night
Thursday Lessons University Campus Visit Oscars’ Got Talent Show
Friday Lessons Note-taking & Referencing Oscars International Disco
Saturday Glendalough & Bray – Full Day Tour Bowling
Sunday Optional Tour: Galway & Cliffs of Moher Games Night
Monday Lessons Process-Genre Writing Fashion Show
Tuesday Lessons Epic Ireland Irish Ceili
Wednesday Lessons Book of Kells & Trinity Dog Racing
Thursday Lessons University Campus Visit Shopping & Cinema
Friday Lessons Long-turn talking & Debating Oscars International Disco
Saturday Departures Departures Departures
Academic Content Off-campus Activity On-Campus Activity

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

must bring own towels

£50/ €50 damage deposit required

Academic Experience

Where: Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 02/07/2017- 26/08/2017*
Ages: 16 to 18 years old

The Academic Experience programme is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English. The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and academic writing.

The classes are delivered at a very modern, Dublin city centre located campus where Interactive Whiteboards are available in each classroom to maximise the learning experience. The programme also involves exploration of the city with everyday excursions and fun activities giving students a true sample of the local atmosphere.

The campus

Dame Street, Dublin
Accommodation: Residential – Twin/ Quadruple or Home Stay Single or Twin
Facilities: Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom, student lounge and snack area, free WIFI, throughout, study centre, prayer room, vending machines

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable**

Day Morning 09:00- 12:30 Extra Academic Workshop Afternoon 14:00- 17:30 Evening
Sunday Arrivals Arrivals Orientation & Induction
Monday Discover Dublin: City Tour Testing and Placement Lessons Welcome Party
Tuesday Dublin Castle Esaay Writing 1 Lessons Games Night
Wednesday Howth Fishing Village Essay Writing 2 Lessons Movie Night
Thursday Epic Ireland Essay Writing 3 Lessons Oscars’ Got Talent Show
Friday Phoenix Park Bike Tour Skim & Scan Reading Techniques Lessons Oscars International Disco
Saturday Glendalough & Bray – Full Day Tour Bowling
Sunday Optional Visit: National Aquatic Centre Games Night
Monday Botanic Gardens Glasnevin Ted Talks Listening 1 Lessons Fashion Show
Tuesday Dublinia Medieval Experience Ted Talks Listening 2 Lessons Irish Ceili
Wednesday Hill Trekking on Wicklow Way Spoken Presentation 1 Lessons Dog Racing
Thursday Trinity Science Gallery Spoken Presentation 2 Lessons Oscars’ Got Talent Show
Friday National Leprachaun Museum Spoken Presentation 3 Lessons Oscars International Disco
Saturday Athlone Castle & Viking – Full Day Tour Oscars Awards Party
Sunday Departures

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

must bring own towels

£50/ €50 damage deposit required

Academic Experience

Where: Limassol Centre, Limassol, Cyprus
Dates: 16/07/2017- 13/08/2017*
Ages: 14 to 18 years old

The Academic Experience programme is designed for older teenagers preparing for University life and looking to improve their Academic English. The syllabus blends General English improvement across the four skills with specific workshops on 3rd level language functions such as, note-taking, giving presentations, listening-skills in lecture scenarios, and academic writing.

The teaching takes place at a modern Columbia English school and the hotel apartments accommodation is located  a short drive from the school and within walking distance from the beach where students can cool down under the summer sun and enjoy beach sports and activities.

The campus:

Limassol Centre, Limassol
Accommodation: Hotel apartments shared in 3 or 4, each apartment with private bathroom
Facilities:

  • 10 mins walk from the beach
  • Outdoor beach sports pitches
  • Student cafeteria
  • Classrooms with overhead projectors
  • Free WiFi throughout

Other programmes available at this centre:

Sample Timetable**

Day Morning 09:00- 12:30 Extra Academic Workshop Afternoon 14:00- 17:30  Evening
Sunday Arrivals Arrivals
Monday Testing & General English Interactive mixed level Icebreaker lesson Beach Sports – volleyball/rackets/Football/Swimming Speed-dating
Tuesday Lessons EAP & Written & spoken communication  Photography class & introduction to project Evening walk Limassol Beach front
Wednesday Lessons EAP & Introduction to Academic writing Half Day visit to Medieval  Theme Park including Archery, & Sword fighting Salsa lessons
Thursday Lessons  EAP & Critical thinking and analysis Beach Sports– volleyball/rackets/Football/Swimming Karaoke Evening
Friday Lessons EAP & Note-taking and referencing Half day excursion to Limassol Castle & Marina & old town souvenir shopping BBQ & Cyprus Night
Saturday + Full  day excursion to Troodos/Hike to Caledonian waterfalls
and visit to the traditional village of Omodhos
Games Night
Sunday Free time Half Day excursion to Waterpark – Phassouri Outdoor Cinema night
Monday Lessons EAP & Academic writing – part II Photography/video Project Minute to Win It Games night
Tuesday Lessons EAP & Discussions & debating Beach Sports– volleyball/rackets/Football/Swimming WII Let’s Dance Night
Wednesday Lessons EAP & CV writing Photography/Video Project Evening walk Limassol Beach front
Thursday Lessons General English for academic purposes Half Day excursion to Kolossi Castle & MyMall shopping trip Oscar’s Fashion show
Friday Lessons EAP & Presentation skills Banana Boat rides & Crazy sofa Ring tow BBQ & Cyprus Dancing
Saturday Full day excursion to ancient Curium/Rock of Aphrodite
plus 3 hour Boat cruise with swimming at Coral bay/Visit to House of Dionysus
Farewell Disco
Sunday Departures

No compensation will be issued for early Saturday departures
+ can be replaced with full day excursion to Ayia Napa for 3 week stays
EAP = English for academic purposes

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**28 lessons/ 21 hours a week of tuition

must bring own towels

£50/ €50 damage deposit required