English summer courses in Exeter: 10-12 & 13-17 yearsGet price. Book now!
- Why Exeter?
- Cultural capital of the South-West
- Live on a typical English university campus
- Great campus facilities including an outdoor swimming-pool
Weekly Saturday arrivals and departures from 28th June until 23rd August 2014
English summer course in Exeter – the capital of the South-West
The city of Exeter is the capital of beautiful Devon and offers the ideal location for an exciting and unforgettable stay. It is close to the rugged beauty of Dartmoor National Park and the sandy beaches of South Devon. The town itself offers plenty of shops, cafés, bars and fast-food restaurants in and around the historic town centre, which is dominated by Exeter‘s magnificent 13th century cathedral.
Enjoy the fascinating combination of modern life with a sense of the past!
You will make friends from many other countries during your English summer course with whom you can stroll around Exeter or spend the afternoon at Exmouth beach (public transport takes you there in about 30 minutes for 3 GBP). Of course, there are also various sports activities and workshops on offer on our campus - as boredom is not an option in Exeter.
Situated in the North of the city, just a 15-minute walk from the town centre, the Streatham Campus of Exeter University is an attractive university campus overlooking the historic city of Exeter. The beautiful campus grounds contain 350 acres of woodland, lakes and parks. The residential houses, the refectory and the classrooms for your English summer course are all situated on the campus. The IP Ocean Lounge, where you will be able to meet friends from all over the world and where most of our activities take place, is also located at the heart of the campus. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you all day long water, tea and fruit. There is a volleyball pitch, outdoor tennis courts and a heated outdoor swimming pool (to be used once a week) on campus. Public payphones and a launderette with coin-operated washing and drying machines help to ensure that your stay is comfortable.
The Exeter summer school
Our language school is part of the Europa School of English which is accredited by the British Council and is a member of English UK. Instruction takes place in bright and spacious classrooms on campus.
A unique pedagogic concept that was developed specifically for our junior summer courses is used during our language classes. Each of the themes used during lessons reflect local life and tie in intercultural experiences such as understanding life in other cultures and countries. Our concept is based on the idea that learning is most effective when students use as many of their senses as possible. Therefore we do not practise ex-cathedra teaching, but rather use a teaching approach based on discussion, role playing, presentations, group work, etc. Each of our teachers has been specifically trained to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL or an equivalent). More than 90% of our teachers are native speakers, and our non-native speaking teachers have acquired native speaking language level qualifications. You will be placed in small international (if possible) study groups with a maximum of 15 people, so that each of our teachers is able to give their full attention to each student. They will take care that you actively participate during lessons, since the only way to speak freely is by overcoming your language inhibitions.
In order to make speaking and learning English a little easier, we’ll have you take a placement test on the first day of class. Then you’ll be placed in the appropriate study group so that you and your peers can learn more effectively. With our program you will have language classes in the mornings and participate in the activity programme in the afternoons.
All teaching materials will be handed out at the course centre. At the end of the language course you will receive a certificate with your individual language level in relation to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” criteria.
English courses in Exeter
General English Course: 15 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:45. Each of the three morning lessons focuses on a specific area of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, or communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
Intensive English Course: 20 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
The Intensive Course consists of the General English Course plus an additional lesson per day (11:45 -12:30) which focuses on a fourth area of language learning: writing skills. If you have registered to enter the Trinity Oral Examination a specific preparation is offered in the 4th lesson.
Super-Intensive English Course: 25 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
This courses consists of the Intensive English Course plus two afternoons (Wednesday and Friday) with 2.5 lessons each per week. You'll be working with culture-based materials towards a final presentation.
Language Levels: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1)
Mini Group with 4 students maximum: 20 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
This is a highly individualised course. The lessons are based on the same concept as the intensive course for groups of up to 15 students. Working in very small groups allows you to focus on your own language needs and problems. Together with the teacher you can decide what you want to work on and which aspects of language you want to improve.
The following levels are catered for: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1).
Trinity Oral Examination
In the English speaking world there are a number of tests which measure language abilities. The Trinity Exam programme, conducted by Trinity College London since the 1880s, is a popular option for students on short term courses. Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken English for speakers of other languages provide an internationally recognised scheme of assessment through which students can measure their language development for educational or vocational purposes. The awarded grades range from 1 (absolute beginner) to 12 (very advanced). You can take the Trinity Oral Examination in Exeter (to be booked in advance) but you have to book the Intensive Course in order to get prepared.
Exams take place on the 11th July, 18th July, 25th July, 1st August, 8th August and 15th August 2014.
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Residence: Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries on campus! We use several residential houses on the Streatham campus. You can either stay in standard single rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities as well as in en-suite single rooms. A safe is not available in the residence, but you will get a key to lock your room.
You’ll get full-board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the campus self-service refectory.
Home stay: You may also stay in twin or triple rooms with one of our friendly home stay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Some live close to the campus while others are a bus-ride (on average 30, max. 60 minutes, costs for public transport not included) away. You will get full-board accommodation (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner).
Please note that home stay accommodation is not available for students younger than 13
We offer an exciting and supervised activity programme during afternoons & evenings, 7 days a week. In the afternoon you can choose between several activities on offer: Welcome Meeting, Town Walk, Town Quiz, Campus Sports (tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, etc), swimming (once a week), Fashion & Beauty Workshops (Pimp your clothes, Nails, Make-up, Hair styles, Henna, Relaxation, Shopping), Arts & Crafts Workshops.
In the evening we always offer at least one activity: Welcome Party, Games Night, Movie Night, Open Stage, Surprise Nights, International Party.
Besides this, you will get two half-day excursions and one full-day excursion per fortnight. Possible trip destinations are Exmouth, Dartmoor, Jurassic Coast, Torquay, Bath, Cornwall and London.
All these activities are included in the price and compulsory for students younger than 13 years. Additional activities may be offered in the centre as an option at an extra cost.
Special: London Overnight Trip (minimum age: 13)
As one day is not enough for a city like London, our overnight trip gives you more time to take in the sights.
On Saturday morning you will get a packed breakfast and a packed lunch for the day. You will arrive in London around lunch time. Our supervisors will organize several sightseeing and shopping walks for you. In the evening you will all go for a warm meal together before making your way to the youth hostel where you will spend the night. The modern hostel has multi-bedded rooms with ensuite toilet and shower facilities. Breakfast on Sunday morning and a packed lunch are provided. You have several more hours to explore London before leaving the city on Sunday afternoon. Once you have returned to your centre, you will get a light evening meal.
This special is not included in the programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade. Please be aware that booking this special prevents you from attending the scheduled full-day trip.
Outdoor & Adventure Special
Get active with our Outdoor Special! During three afternoons you will get the chance to do some canoeing, raft building and low ropes and show that you are free from giddiness during our high rope-course! Each activity will run for approx. three hours including instructions.
Equipment will be provided, but please make sure you have good footwear and waterproof clothes with you! This special is not included in the programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade.
You will get five afternoons with three hours of professional tennis training per week. Our international tennis coaches will show you how to play tennis. Besides tournaments and practise the special also includes warming up, stretching etc. This special is not included in the programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade. Please note that you won't be able to go on trips if you book this special. Equipment will not be provided.
You love horses and have some experience in horseback riding already? Then you are more than welcome to follow up on that during our Horseback Riding Special.
During three afternoons you will be trained in riding and stable management. The activities will take two hours per afternoon split in lessons and stable management.
Equipment will be provided, but please make sure to have comfortable/sports clothes with you. This special is not included in the programme but can be chosen as an upgrade at the time of booking. It is not available during the 28.07.-02.08.2014 and 18.08.-23.08.2014.
You will get five afternoons with three hours of professional soccer training per week. Our international soccer coaches will show you how to play soccer. Besides tournaments and practise the special also includes warming up, stretching etc. This special is not included in the programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade. Please note that you won't be able to go on trips if you book this special. Equipment will not be provided.
Supervision and Welfare
Our friendly and helpful International Team with staff members from England, Germany, France, Spain, Russia or other countries will run a fully supervised activity programme and guarantee supervision.
Your safety and welfare is our top priority: there is one supervisor responsible for 15 students between 13 and 17 years and one supervisor for 10 students younger than 13 years.
The members of our team have been carefully selected for their responsible and caring attitude and for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance.
Please note that students younger than 13 years are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision.
Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London, Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton and Exeter airports as well as from St. Pancras train station. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave Exeter as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time to check in. If you book an Unaccompanied-Minors-Service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service as well.
We also offer a Low-Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 17:00 and go to our meeting point in Terminal 5. There will be a member of staff to welcome you. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow at approximately 18:00. On the day of departure you will be dropped-off at Heathrow about 12:00 - for flight departure after 14:00.
Please don’t hesitate to book our Meet & Greet and Check-In-Services, if you're looking for a more intense supervision at the airport.
If you book an Unaccompanied-Minors-Service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service as well.
English summer course Exeter - what's included in the price?
- Full-board residential accommodation in either en-suite single rooms or in standard single rooms with shared shower and toilet facilities on campus OR Full-board home stay accommodation in twin or triple rooms with one of our local home stay hosts with packed lunches
- IP Ocean Lounge
- Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
- English language tuition (15, 20 or 25 lessons of 45 minutes per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
- Maximum 15 students per class
- Course material
- Placement test on arrival
- Certificate at the end of the course
- Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening: in the afternoon you can choose between several activities on offer.
- 2 half-day trips and one full-day trip per fortnight
- one half-day trip and one full-day trip for every additional week
- use of campus facilities
- supervision by our International Team
English summer courses Exeter: minimum number of participants: 15 students