Our English language holiday courses are designed to help you improve your English, make friends from around the world, and create memories that will last a lifetime:

  • Help you communicate confidently in English.
  • Help you develop personally, to become happy and confident.
  • Develop 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, to help you excel in other aspects of your life - academic, personal and social.
  • Become a global citizen, communicating with people from around the world, understanding other cultures, preparing you for a changing world.
  • Develop your understanding of British culture and way of life.
  • Make friends from around the world, and create lifelong memories.

English Lessons

Each week’s lessons are based around a specific theme, some of these being ‘Music & Culture’, ‘Magical England’ , ‘Image & Identity’ and ‘Imagination’.

The structure of the lessons include 15 hours of English per week, focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing through a number of communicative and creative language projects.

Our lessons are designed to encourage communication, enhance accuracy and vocabulary as well as prepare students for their after-school activities.

Our qualified and experienced teaching team plan the syllabus and deliver lessons according to the high standards of the British Council. We have an excellent team of teachers who are passionate and interested in making your English language learning experience an enjoyable and productive one.

At the end of your course you will receive a certificate and academic report.

Option 1: All Activities

Most students will follow the full programme of activities, which includes five afternoon activities, three evening activities, one half-day excursion and one full-day excursion.

HOMESTAY SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME (a typical week) - OPTION 1
 MorningAfternoonEvening
Monday English Lessons Hike or Orientation Tour if you've just arrived Free time with your homestay
Tuesday English Lessons Sights and museums Games Evening
Wednesday English Lessons Sports e.g. bowling, swimming, adventure golf Film night
Thursday English Lessons HALF-DAY EXCURSION
e.g. Stonehenge, Bristol Zoo, Longleat Safari Park
Free time with your homestay
Friday English Lessons Challenges and quizzes International Student Disco
Saturday FULL-DAY EXCURSION
e.g. London, Oxford, Cardiff
Sunday Free time with your homestay

We have different activities each week, so the activities you have will depend on your course dates - please ask us for a programme for the weeks you plan to book.

Option 2: Academic Focus

A second option is provided for students wishing to focus on their academic skills. With this option, you have additional English lessons (1.5 hours per day) instead of afternoon activities. You still take part in evening activities and the Saturday full-day excursion.

HOMESTAY SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME (a typical week) - OPTION 2
 MorningAfternoonEvening
Monday English Lessons English Lessons Free time with your homestay
Tuesday English Lessons English Lessons Games Evening
Wednesday English Lessons English Lessons Film night
Thursday English Lessons English Lessons Free time with your homestay
Friday English Lessons English Lessons International Student Disco
Saturday FULL-DAY EXCURSION
e.g. London, Oxford, Cardiff
Sunday Free time with your homestay

We have different activities each week, so the activities you have will depend on your course dates - please ask us for a programme for the weeks you plan to book.

Course Dates 2023

 Accommodation start (Sunday)  Course start (Monday)
 25th June  26th June
 2nd July  3rd July
 9th July  10th July
 16th July  17th July
 23rd July  24th July
 30th July  31st July

 

English Summer School in Bath Brochure

2023 Summer School Brochure (click to view in new window)

 
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUMMER COURSE: KEY FACTS
When is the English Language Summer School? Summer School runs from June 26th - August 6th 2023.
Who can attend? The course is open to individuals and groups.
What is in the activity programme?

You have 3 hours of English lessons every weekday morning. On your first day, you'll take a test so that we can put you into the best class for you. We'll also make sure you know about the school and keeping safe while you are on the course.

Option 1: In the afternoon there are sports and activities. On Thursday afternoon there is a half-day trip, and on Saturday a full-day trip.

Option 2: In the afternoon you have additional English lessons for 1.5 hours. You have evening activites and a Saturday full-day excursion.

How old do I have to be?

The course is for students aged 12 - 17. It is possible for younger students (10-11 years old) to attend the course, please contact us for further details on when this is possible.

You are placed in classes according to your level of English and age.

Summer School Homestay Accommodation

You stay with a homestay, who provides you with breakfast, and an evening meal. A packed lunch is provided by the school.

You will normally be sharing a bedroom with another student of a similar age from a different country. If you are coming with a friend and would like to stay in the same homestay as your friend, please tell us this when you book your course.

Other accommodation options

As well as homestay accommodation, hostel accommodation is also available for groups of students.

If you have your own accommodation - you are staying with friends or family - then that's fine as well.

Please note that lunches are only provided if the school is providing accommodation.

Where is the Summer School held? The Homestay Summer School is run at Bath College, in the city-centre.
How do I know my child will be safe? We have comprehensive procedures in place for the welfare of students. Please see our Student Welfare page
Tuition: 15 hours of English tuition, afternoon activities, one half-day excursion, one full-day excursion
Location: Walcot Street, Bath
Day and time: Monday - Saturday Programme
Class size: Maximum 15
Levels: A2+
Student age: 12-17
Start date: Every Monday
Course length: Minimum 2 weeks
Progress: End of Course Report, Certificate of Attendance

 

 

Option 1
(All activities)

Option 2
(Academic Focus)
Summer School with homestay accommodation £760 £680
Summer School without accommodation1 £570 £490

Other fees

  • Registration fee: £67
  • Accommodation placement fee: £67
  • Bus pass provided with homestay accommodation option
  • Course includes tuition and activities (according to the option selected), but does not include flights or airport transfers.
  • 1Packed lunches are not included with Summer School without accommodation. Students can bring their own lunch or purchase school packed lunches (available Monday - Friday). Packed lunches cost £6 per day and must be booked in advance.
   

 

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