Designed to activate spoken
English in social situations, this course is intended for groups of 6 to 12
people seeking to gain confidence and fluency in English - whilst having a
really interesting study holiday.
The course lasts one week and is
held in and around the town of Folkestone on the southern coast of England.
A typical course would consist of:
Each course is planned separately. A typical programme might include:
Sunday: Arrive Gatwick * visit Winston Churchill's house at Chartwell- with
wonderful gardens and views.
Monday: An introduction to the school and the local region and its history (perhaps the
richest in all England for connections with famous people and events). A walk along the beautiful Leas- a spacious grassy
area overlooking the sea.
Tuesday: We go through the countryside to Goodnestone (where Jane Austen danced when she
visited relatives). It has a magical walled garden. Then to Canterbury for a tour of the most important Cathedral in
England- and some time in the old city.
Wednesday: We'll take some time to learn more about the places we've seen and also to
explore Folkestone- the harbour and the East Cliff.
Thursday: A big day out going across Romney Marsh (below sea level and full of sheep
and old churches) to Sissinghurst (the pride of National Trust gardens ) or to Rye (like stepping back into Shakespeare's
Friday: A breezy walk on the White Cliffs of Dover with views of the Castle (and of
France). Then on to Deal- good for fish and chips- and also where Nelson had a scandalous love affair with Lady Hamilton.
Saturday: Transfer to the airport *.
The exact programme is flexible to take advantage of local events (and the weather).
Evening programme The School arranges an
activity most evenings (a film /games evening/ talk/ pub visit/excursion)
and your group would be most welcome to join in.
Fee for the week is £310-400 which includes visits and entrances and evening social programme.
Airport transfers can be arranged
Accommodation is £133 per week in a nice single room with a host family in easy walking distance of the school and includes breakfast and evening meals.
For more details contact Mark at
the address given below.