15 hours of English tuition 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: 10 to 12, 13 to 15 and 15 to 17.
FREE OVERNIGHT TRIP TO LONDON
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.
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
• Lake District
• City of Manchester with Manchester United football stadium
• Jorvik Viking Centre – York
• York Minster
• York Castle Museum
• York Dungeon
Activities scheduled for this summer include:
• Arts and crafts
• Nature walks
• Fashion shows
• Clay workshops
• Indoor swimming
• Indoor swimming
You may already know that Ampleforth College has a huge amount of outdoor space to play sports during the summer but you may not know that you can use some of this space to improve your tennis skills. For just £30 a week we can offer 5 hours with a qualified tennis coach. This supplement is very popular with tennis fans as it allows them to have fun, playing tennis with their new friends and improve their game with the help of our qualified coaches at the same time. The use of the courts and all equipment needed is all included in the price so all you need to bring is yourself. We can provide tennis racquets for all ages so anyone can enjoy our tennis coaching programme.
Ampleforth College is lucky enough to have a golf course within its huge grounds. This means that Churchill House can offer professional golf coaching to our students at £50 a week for five hours. Not only will our students be able to enjoy the wonderful views of Ampleforth College Golf Club but they can also improve their golf with the help of our professional golf coach that has been working with us for many years. Please note that all equipment is provided, we have golf clubs for all ages and playing standards so you do not need to bring anything with you.