Learn English with students from all over the world
Placement test on arrival
Study in mixed nationality classes with maximum 15 students
All materials provided
Certificate at the end of course
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. Tuition takes place in bright and spacious classrooms on campus.
GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 11:15. 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 where particular attention is paid on improving speaking and listening skills. The goal of the course is to strengthen your communication skills and help overcome your own speaking inhibitions.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
available as a supplement
The Intensive Course consists of the General English Course plus an additional lesson per day (11:15 -12:00) which focuses on a fourth area of language learning: Project-based lesson which emphasis on writing skills.
The following levels are catered for: beginner (A1), elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Exciting, supervised activity programme 7 days a week
Common speech: English
Town walks and time for shopping
Sports, creativity and lifestyle workshops
Half and full day excursions
OUR ACTIVITY 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
available as a 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 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. Minimum number for the Party Bus is 15 students. In case of less students an alternative programme will be offered.
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.
SPECIAL FUN DAY: THORPE PARK FULL DAY EXCURSION
available as a supplement
Enjoy your day in one of the world’s most famous theme parks! Situated between the towns of Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames, in the beautiful county of Surrey (South-East England), Thorpe Park is UK’s most renowned amusement park offering thrilling attractions, such as large water rides and exciting roller coasters. Thorpe Park’s wide range of attractions can please even the most demanding customers – the notorious rides like “Saw”, “Stealth” or “The Walking Dead” do not need further introduction. However, the great theme park does not neglect calmer visitors and offers much interest to those who seek less thrilling amusement – take a walkthrough attraction based on “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” or give a try to “Angry Birds” themed land. Together with a large shopping and leisure area, Thorpe Park is a perfect destination for a Fun Day Trip!
Students will be provided with packed lunches and leave their IP centre in the morning after breakfast. They will arrive back to the centre in time to have dinner.
Caution: Students joining the trip can experience huge amount of Great Fun and Amazing Memories! Book in advance at your own risk 😉
Living in a student residence
Residence on a typical English university campus
High standard en-suite accommodation
Enjoy the great facilities on campus
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. We cater for vegetarians and special diets e.g. gluten free and lactose free. Please advise at least 14 days prior arrival about any special diet.
Our Supervision Concept
Your safety and welfare are very important to us, therefore our supervision concept for students in our Summer Language Holidays Programme is based on a compulsory activity programme during afternoons and evenings seven days a week. The cornerstone of this programme are the daily „Time to Talk“ meetings.
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 consisting of a wide choice of afternoon activities and at least one planned evening activity. During town walks 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.
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.
Time to Talk
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.
Discover the ancient capital whilst enjoying the facilities of a modern university 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 2018 we had approx. 200 students during peak weeks from 14 different countries - on this very attractive and spacious campus and join the numerous activities organised 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 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.
How to get to Winchester
Due to UK laws for underage students we can offer you 3 different options of how to get to Winchester Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Heathrow ( Low Budget Transfer) if you respect the required times. Optionally, you can add an individual transfer to your booking(available from/to London Heathrow and Gatwick, other airports on request only).
Self arranged journey
You can choose a Self Arranged Journey from the airport in the UK to our centre in Winchester. This requires you to be accompanied by your parent/s or a Guardian from the airport to Winchester or from Winchester to the airport.
Low Budget Transfer
We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres (on Saturdays only). Transfers will be provided by well-known coach companies with DBS checked drivers. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 16:30 on the day of arrival and our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and will accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow, or a nearby pick up station, at approximately 18:00. After approximately 2 hours you will be dropped off at the school in Winchester. This service can be booked as a return service only.
On the day of departure you will be dropped off at Heathrow at about 11:00 – so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in. In the morning the transfer departs from our school in Winchester.
If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service. The Low Budget Transfer is only available on the indicated arrival and departure days.
In case you can’t meet the required times for the Low Budget Transfer we are happy to organise Individual Transfers for you from/to London Heathow or Gatwick with well-known taxi and transfer companies with DBS checked drivers. We offer a one way service to the centre and /or a return service to the airport for a flat rate. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will, if not requested otherwise, take you directly to our school in Winchester.
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 also.