English & IELTS
Develop your academic English!
Our English & IELTS course is ideal for junior students who will be going on to study at university either at home or in an English-speaking country. Through a combination of General English and IELTS lessons, you will both develop your confidence in communicating in English, and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the IELTS exam. Download our English & IELTS info sheet or scroll to find out more. Please note that to enrol on this course, a minimum English level of Higher Intermediate (B2) is required.
Southampton: 1 July – 12 August 2018; Reading: 1-29 July 2018; Bristol: 8 July – 5 August 2018.
*The age range is 11-17 in Southampton and Reading, and 12-17 in Bristol. We may occasionally accept a younger or older student from the same school year as someone else in the group.
Your General English Lessons
15 hours of lessons per week
Maximum 15 students per class
Lessons are enjoyable and fast-paced, and are designed to build your confidence with spoken English. Our syllabus is specially designed for students aged 11-17. Topics and language points change on a weekly basis, meaning you can start and finish your course any week. Classwork also links with trips and other cultural activities on your programme. Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon on a weekly basis.
Your IELTS Lessons
12 hours of IELTS lessons per week
Maximum 20 students per class
Exam preparation and mock tests
Our academic team have many years’ experience in delivering IELTS courses and each year many of our students go on to study at university in the UK and other English-speaking countries. Our course will help you develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills you need to succeed in the exam. Lessons are challenging but also enjoyable and interactive. As the course is based at Southampton Solent University, you will also gain first-hand experience of a UK university environment.
1 full-day trip per week
1 half-day trip per week
Optional Sunday trips (additional fee)
Variety of evening activities
On our fun-filled activities programme you will discover some of the top tourist destinations in the UK, such as London, Oxford and Bath (see your centre timetable for trip destinations). You will also take part in a wide variety of other activities such as discos, parties, sports and creative workshops. Many have a learning element and all are designed to help you make friends and activate your English.
Winchester, Portsmouth, Salisbury or Bournemouth
Destinations include London, Oxford, Bath and Isle of Wight Packed lunch provided. See full timetable for dates and entrances.
Arrival / Departure / Day with Host Family / Activities on Campus / Optional Full-Day Trip on Request (additional fee)