Junior Summer Courses
Great Britain

  • Beautiful cathedral city
  • High standard en-suite accommodation
  • Very modern and stylish campus

Winchester, the ancient capital of England, is today one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK. The city is 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 - in 2016 we had approx. 200 students during peak weeks from 11 different countries - on this very attractive and spacious campus and join the numerous activities organised by our team, or use the great sports facilities.

The Campus

Our English summer school is located on a very 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 at the heart of the campus. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you all day long water, tea and fruit. Your lessons take place in a traditional building situated next to the modern refectory. You need less than 5 minutes to your comfortable accommodation. You will also find a campus cafe, a campus shop and some snack vending machines around. Besides this, the campus offers sports 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.

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

Mini-Group English Course

20 lessons x 45 mins or 15 hours 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 4 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). Duration: minimum 1 week

En-suite single room
En-suite single room

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. Also our supervisors live in the residence and are available for any inquiries.

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/key card to lock your room.

You'll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service school refectory - 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 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 years old and up to 25 students for 13-17 years old depending on the situation.

10 - 12 year olds:
Our youngest students are supervised more thoroughly by specially trained staff. The staff ratio for this age group is 1:10. 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. 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 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.

 This could be your programme and additional options…

Included in the Programme

  • Welcome- and Farewell Meeting
  • Town Walk, Town Quiz
  • Cultural activities (Winchester Cathedral, Great Hall, Keats Walk)
  • Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Softball)
  • 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 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 all weekends (15.07., 22.07., 29.07., 05.08 and 12.08.2017) 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 - 08.07.17 £637 £ 699 Date expired
08.07.17 - 15.07.17 £637 £ 699 Date expired
15.07.17 - 22.07.17 £637 £ 699 Date expired
22.07.17 - 29.07.17 £637 £ 699 Date expired
29.07.17 - 05.08.17 £637 £ 699 Date expired
05.08.17 - 12.08.17 £637 £ 699 Book now

Prices for 7 nights, full-board, general course English, IP trip program, supervision
Additional week with 7 nights: Residence standard +£637, Residence en-suite +£699

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
Intensive course (20 lessons) / week £15
Mini Group course (20 lessons) / week £195
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 the floor
  • Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
  • Ask for vegetarian,vegan, halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food
English language course
  • English language tuition (15 or 20 lessons of 45 minutes or 11.25 / 15 hours 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
  • Common speech: English
Supervision and Activity Programme
  • IP Ocean Lounge
  • High level of supervision: One supervisor for 15 students aged 10-12 years / one supervisor for 25 students between 13 and 17 years
  • Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening: in the afternoon students can choose between several activities on offer.
  • Town Walk & Town Quiz
  • Welcome Meeting & Farewell Meeting
  • 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)
  • Use of campus facilities
  • 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.

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