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: 12 to 14 and 14 to 17.
Full activity and excursion programme
FREE EDINBURGH EXPERIENCE
2014 will see us introduce the brand new Edinburgh Experience excursion programme for students at Edinburgh College. The Edinburgh Experience involves students travelling by train into the city on 3 afternoons and 2 evenings each week to really experience all it has to offer. This programme is designed to show students some of the main attractions in the Scottish capital but also to help them discover some of its hidden secrets to see the city as a true local would. The Edinburgh Experience is part of the standard programme so it is completely free to all students studying at Edinburgh College.
The world famous capital city of Edinburgh is on your very own doorstep. Explore the shops, sample a local delicacy like “haggis, neeps and tatties” and even try one of the city’s famous ghost tours - if you’re brave enough. There is even a beach nearby where students can enjoy activities such as volleyball games and barbecues. There is so much to do in Edinburgh that once you arrive you’ll want to stay longer.
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:
• Edinburgh Castle
• Stirling Castle & William Wallace Memorial
• Holyrood Palace
• Scottish National Gallery
• The Highlands
• St. Andrews
• Highland Games
• Glamis Castle
Activities scheduled for this summer include:
• Edinburgh Experience
• Beach Afternoons
• Dance Classes