Junior Courses 13-15 & 16-17 years
(10-12 years for closed groups only)
Beautiful seaside resort
Great sandy beach
Very good and caring host families
Do you want to stay with a friendly English host-family during the summer? Do you want to take English summer courses where you can meet students from many different countries? Then Exmouth is the place to be for you as you can really improve your English language skills in here. Exmouth is a safe and beautiful seaside resort with one of Devon's most popular sandy beaches. Enjoying the benefits of the Gulf Stream the town has a very mild climate which makes it an ideal place for a beach holiday. It attracts a lot of young people from Britain and abroad during the summer months! There are plenty of shops, cafés, bars and fast-food restaurants in and around the town centre. Your lessons and activities take place in the heart of Exmouth where we use different facilities which are just a short walking distance away from each other and our international staff members will organise diverse activities for you in the afternoon and evening.
Our Campus is the town Exmouth itself, the Strand Court Chambers and the Exmouth Community College (for the first two weeks of the season only and solely for lessons in the morning), which is 15 minutes away from the town centre. At the Exmouth Strand Court Chambers your lessons and some Indoor-Activities take place. In addition to that do we use other local facilities in town from time to time such as the Exmouth Baptist Church for evening activities. Our IP Ocean Lounge at the Strand Court Chambers is a place to relax, meeting point with your friends from all over the world and also venue for most of our activities. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you water, tea and fruit. Besides this, we use parks, green spaces, sport fields as well as the beautiful beach for our Outdoor-Activities.
Photos of EXMOUTH and the campus
English Language Courses
Our language school is part of Europa School of English which is accredited by the British Council for teaching of English in the UK and is a member of English UK, the world's leading language teaching association. Our English summer courses take place in different locations in the heart of Exmouth.
General English Course
15 lessons x 45 mins or 11.25 hours 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 with particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills. the goal of the course is to strengthen you communication skills and help to overcome your own speaking inhibitions. The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Intensive English Course
20 lessons x 45 mins or 15 hours 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: Project-based lesson which emphasis on writing skills. The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Accommodation and Meal Plan
You will stay in single, twin or triple (on request only) rooms with one of our friendly homestay hosts. We opened our first UK centre 30 years ago in Exmouth and therefore we´re working with very good, caring and also some well-known host families. Some live close to the campus while others are a walk or a bus-ride (on average 20, max. 30 minutes, costs for public transport not included - weekly bus passes approx. £12) away. Homestay accommodation is a good opportunity for independent students who like to learn something about the everyday life of a British family.You will get full board accommodation (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner).
Supervised Activity Programme
We offer an exciting and supervised activity programme during afternoons and evenings – seven days a week. Our international staff members come from diverse backgrounds, allowing them to bring a wide diversity of skills that will enrich your stay. The team organises a varied activity programme - full of sports, creativity, culture and lifestyle that will motivate you to join in. In the afternoons you have the choice of various activities on offer and in the evenings there is always at least one planned activity for you to participate in. Your safety and welfare are very important to us: Our staff ratio on campus for the age group 10-12 years is 1:10 and 13-17 years is 1:15, however supervision groups during activities on or off campus will have different ratios of up to 15 students for 10-12 year old and up to 25 students for 13-17 year old depending on the situation.
10 to 12 year olds (closed groups only): Our youngest students are supervised more thoroughly by specially trained staff. The activity programme is mandatory for you and your supervisors will ensure that you take part in the offered activities. You are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision, but we will offer town walks most days. It is not possible for your parents to give you permission to leave the campus without supervision. You will be in separate TTT (Time to Talk) groups of up to 15 children per group. In the lunchtime TTT you tell your supervisor what you want to do in the afternoon and the supervisor will put you in the respective sign-up list which will be checked when the programme starts. The same happens at the dinner time TTT for the evening event.
13 to 15 year olds: You participate in a compulsory programme with a wide range of activities. You are not allowed to leave the campus without staff members- even if your parents give you the permission to do so. Our staff will accompany you into town. You will then have the opportunity to explore the city centre with your friends in pairs or bigger groups for a period of up to two hours. From the meeting point in the city centre, your staff members will take you back to the campus. During excursions you will also have the chance to explore and have some free time in pairs or groups with a staff member waiting for you at the meeting point.
16 to 17 year olds: Teenagers aged 16 or 17 are free to experience and explore things with their friends in pairs or bigger groups on and off campus. Our supervisors provide a good mix of supervision and personal freedom for this age group. Participation in the afternoon and evening activity programme is voluntary for students over the age of 16. You can choose between taking part in the offered programme activities or exploring the town with your friends in pairs or bigger groups in the afternoon after informing our staff members and signing out. You will not be allowed to leave the campus without supervision after dinner, but there can be special supervised programme activities off the campus for you.
Applicable for the age groups 13 to 15 and 16 to 17 year olds: You will be part of a TTT (Time to Talk) group of up to 25 students. In the lunchtime TTT you tell your supervisor what you want to do in the afternoon and the supervisor will put you in the respective sign-up list which will be checked when the programme starts. The same happens at the dinner time TTT for the evening event. Homestay students only have one TTT around lunchtime where they need to inform their supervisor about their plans for the day and for the evening. In the evenings the students can either take part in the activity programme or stay in their homestay, as long as the homestay host is at home. Our staff will check with the homestay that it is OK.
Welcome Party, Games Nights, Movie Nights, IP's got Talent, Surprise Nights, and International Parties
One half-day trip per week (e.g. Dartmoor, Lyme Regis, Torquay, Totnes, Lynton and Lynmouth or Exeter)
One further half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g Plymouth, Bath, Cornwall St. Ives, London, Bristol, Cardiff or Glastonbury)
London Overnight Trip (Supplement)
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 an early breakfast and a packed lunch for the day. You will arrive in London around lunch time (your coach might stop in London Heathrow on the way). Our supervisors will organize several sightseeing and shopping walks for you and you can explore the city during your free time in groups of at least 2 people. In the evening you will have a warm meal together with overnighters from our other destinations. On certain weekends (15.07., 22.07., 29.07., 05.08 and 12.08.2017) we hire exclusively for our students a Party Bus for two hours going around London by night – relax and party with friends from other UK IP centres. The bus will collect everyone at 20.00 at the hostel. Soft drinks will be provided but there are no snacks included. You will spend the night in a youth hostel in shared rooms. The modern hostel has multi-bedded rooms with en-suite toilet and shower facilities (towel not provided). 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 packed evening meal. Please be aware that booking this special prevents you from attending the scheduled full-day trip. This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance. Minimum age for this trip is 13, exceptions might be made for closed groups only upon request.
One half-day trip during your first week (e.g. Dartmoor, Lyme Regis, Torquay, Totnes, Lynton and Lynmouth or Exeter)
One half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g Plymouth, Bath, Cornwall St. Ives, London, Bristol, Cardiff or Glastonbury)
Supervision by our International Team
Assembly from Monday to Friday and daily TTT (time to talk) with the supervisors
Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Airports, Bristol and Exeter Airport as well as from St. Pancras train station. Transfers will be done by well-known taxi and transfer companies with DBS checked drivers. 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 Exmouth as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time. For your own safety, we will assist you with the check-in for your flight. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service as well.
All students will be dropped off at the Exmouth coach station. Host family student arrivals/departures between 6:00 and 22:00 will be collected by their hosts at the coach station and dropped off by their hosts there. For out of hour arrivals/departures a taxi transfer would need to be booked (with supplement). For very early/late arrivals/departures in/from the centre (24.00-6.00), an alternative accommodation needs to be arranged by the agent.
Low Budget Transfer
We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres on Saturdays and Sundays (01.07.-19.08.2017). Transfers will be done by well-known coach companies with DBS checked drivers. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 16:30. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow or a nearby pick up station at approximately 18:00. On the day of departure you will be dropped-off at Heathrow about 12:00 - so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service.
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