English summer schools in Winchester: 10-17 yearsGet price. Book now!
- Why Winchester?
- Beautiful cathedral city
- High standard en-suite accommodation
- Very modern and stylish campus
Weekly Saturday arrivals and departures from 29th June until 24th August 2013
English summer schools: English courses in the beautiful cathedral city of Winchester
Winchester, the ancient capital of England, is today one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK, renowned for its high quality of life, just a 1 hour drive from London. The picturesque cobbled streets that surround Winchester Cathedral offer a bustling atmosphere for shopping. Your English summer school is based on the modern King Alfred Campus of the University of Winchester, just a 15-minute walk from the historic city centre.
Spend your summer holidays in an international atmosphere on this very attractive spacious campus – join the numerous activities organized by our team, or use the great sports facilities.
Our English summer school is located on a very green and hilly university 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 situated at the heart of the campus. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you all day long water, tea and fruit.
Besides this, the campus offers sports fields for soccer, volleyball and other games.
Public launderettes with coin-operated washing and drying machines as well as public phone and internet are situated on the campus. A safe is not available in the centre, but you will get a key to lock your room.
The School of English in Winchester
Our partner school, Europa School of English, is member of English UK, the world's leading language teaching association. All lessons take place on the campus.
Our language courses are attended by students from all over the world and have been designed specifically for young people, who are visiting a foreign country for a short period. Maximum class size is 15. All teachers are native speakers and qualified in teaching English as a foreign language. Teaching material is provided, and has been carefully compiled and selected for originality, content and relevance to young people, so your English will quickly improve.
You’ll take a placement test upon arrival, which determines your course level. The following levels are catered for: advanced beginners (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). At the end of the course, you’ll receive a certificate indicating your language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference Levels.
English Language courses
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) in which key areas of language learning are practised in more depth. If you have registered to enter the Trinity Oral Examination a specific preparation is offered in the 4th lesson.
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 Winchester (to be booked in advance) but you have to book the Intensive Course in order to get prepared.
Exams take place on the 12th July, 19th July, 26th July, and 9th August 2013.
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Residence: Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries on campus! On the King Alfred Campus, you will stay in study blocks with self-contained flats of six to eight single rooms. You can either stay in an en-suite single room or in a standard single room with shared toilet and shower facilities on each floor. You’ll get full-board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service refectory on campus.
Please note that residential en-suite 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 (soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, etc), Workshops (Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Health & Beauty, etc), Cultural Activities (Winchester Cathedral, Keats Walk), News Workshops (We're going to publish our IP Times: photography, research in regards to your summer centre, writing articles).
In the evening we always offer at least one activity: Welcome Party, Quiz Night, Film Night, Open Stage, Theme Nights, Treasure Hunts, International Parties.
Besides this, you will get two half-day excursions and one full-day excursion per fortnight.
Possible trip destinations are Salisbury, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, New Forrest, London (minimum age: 13), Brighton, or Oxford.
All these activities are included in the price. 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 an early 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.
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, and Southampton. 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 to check in. Please don’t hesitate to book our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service, if you're looking for a supervised 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 ask for our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service, if you prefer to be met at the arrival gate or if you're looking for a supervised check-in.
If you book an Unaccompanied-Minors-Service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service as well.
English summer schools Winchester - 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
- IP Ocean Lounge
- Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
- English language tuition (15 or 20 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 students can choose between several activities on offer.
- two 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 schools- minimum number of participants: 15 students