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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.

*The age range is 11-17. 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

  • Average 12-15 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.

*The maximum number of students per class is generally 15. However, at peak times, we reserve the right to increase this to 18 per class.

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Your IELTS Lessons

  • 12 hours of IELTS lessons per week

  • Average 12-15 students per class*

  • Exam preparation and mock tests

  • Coursebook included

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.

*The maximum number of students per class is generally 15. However, at peak times, we reserve the right to increase this to 18 per class.

Your Activities

  • 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.

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Sample Timetable

08:00
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
22:00
Tuesday
Tuesday
Breakfast

General English
09:30 - 13:00
3 hours

Lunch

IELTS
14:00 - 17:30
3 hours

Dinner
17:30 - 19:00

Evening Extravaganza
19:00 - 21:00
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Evening Extravaganza by Guest Organiser. May include barbecue & ceilidh (folk dancing), storytelling, talent show, capoeira and Mr & Mrs Lewis

Wednesday
Wednesday
Breakfast

General English
09:30 - 13:00
3 hours

Lunch

Half-Day Trip
14:00 - 19:00
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Students on afternoon General English lessons will have a morning half-day trip returning at round 14.00. Students on morning afternoon lessons will have an afternoon half-day trip returning at 19.00. Your schedule will alternate weekly. Half-day trip destinations include Winchester, Portsmouth, Salisbury and Bournemouth.

Homestay / Free Time
19:00 - 22:00

Friday
Friday
Breakfast

Full-Day Trip
09:00 - 18:00
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Destinations include London, Oxford, Bath and Isle of Wight. Packed lunch provided. Trips to London are extended to 22.00, with dinner in London. See full timetable for dates and entrances.

Dinner

Homestay / Chill-Out with Optional Conversation Club and Games
19:00 - 22:00
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Residential students: Chill Out (with Optional Conversation Club & Games) Homestay students: Evening with homestay host

Saturday
Saturday
Breakfast

General English
09:30 - 13:00
3 hours

Lunch

IELTS
14:00 - 17:30
3 hours

Dinner
17:30 - 19:00

Evening Extravaganza
19:00 - 21:00
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Evening Extravaganza by Guest Organiser. May include barbecue & ceilidh (folk dancing), storytelling, talent show, capoeira and Mr & Mrs Lewis.

Sunday
Sunday
Breakfast

Sunday Programme
09:00 - 17:30
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Arrival / Departure / Day with Host Family / Activities on Campus / Optional Full-Day Trip on Request (additional fee)

Dinner
17:30 - 19:00

Homestay / Free Time
19:00 - 22:00

Download the Southampton timetable for full details.
Please note: lessons alternate between morning and afternoon on a weekly basis.
Timetable subject to change. Exact timings to be confirmed.

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Programme Available in

Southampton: 7 July – 4 August 2019

Southampton

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