Junior Summer Courses
Great Britain

  • Beautiful cathedral city
  • Intense English instruction
  • Personal mentoring from a tutor

Would you like to improve not only your communication skills, but gain some intercultural experience as well? Would you like to engage yourself with English culture and history? Or maybe you want to prepare yourself for an exchange year abroad? Do you attend a bilingual secondary school? If you answered “yes" to even one of these questions, then don't let your eyes stray away from the page.
Our Summer College Programme in Winchester might just be exactly what you are looking for; at the college you will receive intense English tuition with personal mentoring from a tutor. During class, intercultural activities with your teacher, project work and recreational activities are in English only! You will learn a lot and together with your new friends from lots of different countries - in 2016 we had approx. 200 students during peak weeks from 11 different countries - you will also have tons of fun.

The charming city of Winchester is an appealing place to do just that. The former English capital offers not only a renowned university, but also many historical places such as the famous cathedral or the legendary chair from King Arthur's round table. Lastly the historic city center offers cozy little cafes and shops, creating the perfect balance to an intellectually stimulating day.

The Campus

Our Summer College can be found tucked away in the gorgeously green and hilly university campus. The IP Ocean Lounge, where you will meet friends from all over the world and where most of our activities take place, is situated in the heart of the campus. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers water, tea and fruit all day long.
In addition to this fun-filled international atmosphere, the campus offers sport fields for soccer,tennis and other games.

Photos of WINCHESTER and the campus

Our language school is part of Europa School of English which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and is a member of English UK, the world's leading language teaching association. All lessons take place on campus. 

The Summer College Course

35 x 45 minutes or 26.25 hours per week
This Course works on your comprehensive understanding of the English language. It consists of English language classes as well as cultural experiences and trips followed by a tutorial. From Monday to Friday you will receive four lessons in the mornings in a group with a maximum of 15 participants. Your teacher will focus on areas of grammar, listening and reading comprehension, communication, and text writing. On three afternoons each week (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) you will have five additional lessons in small groups with a maximum of 10 participants. In the first two units your teacher will offer instruction on topics such as English for Academic Purposes, English & Culture, and English & History. After the lessons your group will leave the classroom to discover Winchester together. Possibilities include a city tour, visiting the Winchester Cathedral, King Arthur's Round Table and having a cream tea during the programme. This way you'll be practically and resourcefully learning about English culture and society.
At the end of the afternoon there is a tutorial. Under the supervision of your teacher you will work on a small presentation covering your group's cultural activities. Additionally you have the possibility to make a personal decision about your own capabilities and receive individual tutoring.

Beispiel Einzelzimmer Residence
Residence King Alfred Campus at the University of Winchester

Residence

Live and socialise on campus with your fellow students from all over the world! On King Alfred Campus, you will stay in study blocks with self-contained flats of six to eight single rooms. You may choose to stay in an en-suite single room or in a standard single room with shared toilet and shower facilities on each floor. Also our supervisors live in the residence and are available for any inquiries. 

Public launderettes with coin-operated washers and dryers as well as public phones and internet can also be found on campus. A safe is not available in the centre; however you will receive a key/key card to lock your room.

You'll receive full board accommodation which includes breakfast, a warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service cafeteria on campus - except on Wednesday evenings as it's BBQ night outside (weather dependent). If you eat vegetarian or vegan food, please let us know when booking. In case you need halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food, we will try to make this possible as well - upon request in advance. 

Freizeitprogramm

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 13-17 years is 1:15, however supervision groups during activities on or off campus will have different ratios of up 25 students for 13-17 year old depending on the situation.

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. If you don’t want to take part in the evening programme, you can choose to stay in the residence from time to time where a staff member will be around to make sure that everything is all right. The supervision ratio for this age group is 1:25.

Applicable for both age groups:
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.

Included in the Programme

  • Welcome Meeting & Farewell Meeting
  • Town Walk & Town Quiz
  • Campus Sports (Soccer, Basketball, etc.)
  • Workshops (Arts & Crafts, Health & Beauty, etc.)
  • One half-day trip during your first week (e.g. Bournemouth, Salisbury, Portsmouth or Southampton)
  • One further half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g London, Bath, Brighton or Oxford)
  • Welcome Party, Games Nights, Movie Nights, IP's got Talent, Surprise Nights, and International Parties

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 or packed 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 organise 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., 05.08.2017) we hire exclusively for our students a VIP 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.

Self-arranged travel
Travel dates
 
Residence
standard single room
Residence
en-suite single room
 
01.07.17 - 15.07.17 £1.569 £1.695 Book now
15.07.17 - 29.07.17 £1.569 £1.695 Book now
29.07.17 - 12.08.17 £1.569 £1.695 Book now

Prices for 14 nights, full-board, Summer College Course, IP trip programme, supervision

Transfers
(including Meet & Greet and Check-in service)
Low Budget transfer from / to London Heathrow per way £84
Transfer from /to Southamptom airport per way* £65
Transfer from /to Bournemouth airport per way* £150
Transfer from /to Bristol airport per way* £270
Transfer from /to London City airport per way* £210
Transfer from /to London Gatwick airport per way* £160
Transfer from / to London Heathrow per way* £140
Transfer from /to St. Pancras station per way* £210
Transfer from /to Stansted airport per way* £250
Unaccompanied-Minor- Service per way £35

* One car for 1-3 persons in case they all book together

Supplements
London Overnight incl. Party Bus £139

What's included in the price?

Accommodation and Meal Plan
  • Full board residential accommodation in either single en-suite rooms or in standard single rooms with shared shower and toilet facilities on campus
  • Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
  • Vegetarian ,vegan, halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food if possible
English language course
  • English language tuition (20 lessons of 45 minutes or 15 hours per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible. Maximum 15 students per class.
  • Special Interest English language courses (6 lessons of 45 minutes / 4.5 hours per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible. Maximum 10 students per class. Possible subjects: English for Academic Purposes, English & Culture, or English & History
  • Three cultural activities per week with a teacher as part of you course (6 lessons of 45 minutes / 4.5 hours per week)
  • Tutorial (3 lessons / 2.25 hours per week)
  • Course material
  • Placement test on arrival
  • Certificate at the end of the course
  • Common speech: English
Supervision and activity programme
  • IP Ocean Lounge
  • Supervised activity programme one afternoon a week and every evening
  • One half-day trip during your first week (e.g. Bournemouth, Salisbury, Portsmouth or Southampton)
  • One further half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g London, Bath, Brighton or Oxford)
  • Supervision by our qualified and international Team
  • High level of supervision: One supervisor for 25 students between 13 and 17 years
  • 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, Bournemouth and Southampton 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 Winchester 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.

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.-12.08.2017). 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 11:00 - 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.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions or comments?

Why not get in touch with us right now!
We are available every working day Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 18:00, GMT+1 to help you with finding your perfect language course.

Phone: 020-88167043 or 49 421 79258-30