15 hours of English tuition per week (PLUS optional extra English classes - 4 classes per week)
Small class sizes – average 13, maximum 15 per class
Individual attention to students’ needs
Motivated and professional teachers
Modern and varied teaching techniques
Project work includes group and pair work
An end-of-course achievement certificate
Individual student progress report
A junior handbook, a lanyard and folder for each student
Age groups (residential accommodation): 10 to 12, 13 to 15 and 15 to 17.
Age groups (homestay accommodation): 12 to 15 and 15 to 17.
Full activity and excursion programme
2 excursions per week: 1 half-day and 1 full day
Classes are small, allowing more one-to-one attention and cover the full range of English levels. Students are tested on arrival and teachers closely monitor his or her progress throughout their stay to ensure the correct level of ability is maintained. Our lessons motivate the student by using a wide range of language activities designed to improve their
ability to communicate fluently.
All Churchill House lessons are based on specially designed weekly programmes. Each week’s work includes a balance of language learning skills and practice at four different levels.
The main emphasis of the lessons is to encourage students to activate their spoken English through communicative tasks and exercises. Our teaching staff ensure that all lessons stretch the students’ abilities whilst remaining fun, interesting and practical.
In addition, lessons at our Residential Centres include the following:
• Excursion preparation lessons, where the teacher will employ a variety of activities to learn about the places which students will visit as part of the weekly social programme.
• Projects and cultural lessons: Students will produce work around cultural themes, individually, in pairs or in groups and will work towards the creation and completion of a real task; for example the production of newspaper and magazine articles, diaries, surveys, and plays.
• Internet lessons, where students will research language and materials which they will use in creating their projects
At Churchill House we want students to learn a substantial amount of English as well as have a really enjoyable summer holiday…
So we provide a wonderful variety of activities, sports and excursions to make each student’s leisure time as interesting as possible. Our Activity Programmes provide great opportunities to have fun and socialise with students from around the world and are led by our experienced and dedicated teams of Activity Leaders.
Excursions that will be scheduled for this coming summer include:
• London Weekend
• Liverpool & The Beatles Story
• Fountains Abbey
• Afternoon trips into Harrogate
• Manchester & Manchester United Football Stadium
• Jorvik Viking Centre
• Newcastle & The Great North Museum
Activities that will be available at the centre this summer include:
• Arts & Crafts
• Clay Workshops
• Fashion shows
All course bookings at the centre include a FREE OVERNIGHT TRIP TO LONDON. Experience London’s most famous landmarks on our river Thames boat trip and our walking tour of London. At night have dinner in the city and enjoy the sights of London by moonlight. Save some energy for shopping on world famous Oxford Street.
FREE EXTRA ENGLISH:
All students at HLC Harrogate are able to choose our Extra English course completely free of charge. The course involves swapping four hours of afternoon activities with four hours of extra English classes to help students accelerate their language learning whilst at the centre.
The GESE (Graded Examinations in Spoken English) exam is an internationally recognised qualification. Our 2 week Trinity coaching course at Harrogate with 15 hours of extra lessons specifically guides students in the preparation of their topic discussion and the fundamentals of the exam. Courses start on 21/07 & 04/08.
*A Supplement of £295 is necessary to book this programme. There is also limited availability for places on the course.