For individuals, couples, or small groups keen to experience real English life as part of a real English family, take in the sights and culture of London ( just 30 minutes away by train) whilst also improving their English . Our language and culture programme offers English tuition and an accompanied programme of activities matched to the interests of the students in the group. Chatting to your host whilst visiting the sights of London has got to be the most enjoyable way to improve your conversation skills. The basic week’s programme includes 10 hours of tuition, 2 local accompanied visits and one day’s sightseeing, bed and breakfast plus two evening meals. Transfers, entrance fees, additional excursions , meals and lessons will incur a supplement.
We welcome young learners aged 11-16 throughout the year. As parents ourselves with teenage children, we understand how important it is to tailor programmes to the interests of the student.
Our small groups programme is ideal for children looking to participate in an energetic 2 week summer camp learning English with other native and non-native English speaking children. The kids VIP 1:1 programme is more intense and study focussed. Kids 2:1 is ideal for siblings or friends of a similar standard who would like to study together.
We also offer family stays which allow you to combine private English lessons with a holiday for the family. We are based in a traditional English village just 20 minutes from London by train and 5 minutes from Harry Potter World and can tailor- make a “lessons and culture” holiday to suit your family and budget.
Students about to start on an English speaking university course are welcome to stay with us on our “English orientation programme” to improve their spoken language skills whilst also getting used to life in England.
Kids VIP 1:1
A fully immersive study programme ideal for children aged 11-17 with 2 – 3 years’ English language experience looking to improve their skills. Kids VIP includes 15 hours language tuition per week, full board and lodging, simple afternoon and evening activities and one day’s sightseeing . Airport transfers and additional activities can be arranged on request.
An immersive study programme ideal for friends or siblings aged 11-17 of a similar standard. Children will receive 10 hours per week of joint lessons, full board and lodging, simple afternoon and evening activities and one day’s sightseeing. Airport transfers, additional activities and separate bedrooms can be arranged on request.
Our kids’ English language school programme encourages children to learn whilst having fun, lots of fun. Ideal for children with basic language skills aged 11-16. Led by CELTA trained teachers and assisted by enthusiastic English teenagers, children at our the kids’ English language school participate in two week programme of sporting, cultural and play-based activities. We combine this with carefully selected linguistic activities so that the children learn English without knowing that they are doing it!
The kids’ English language school is limited to 6 students at any one time. All students live with us at Hill Top House for the two week school and take part in a full activity programme. Typical activities include visits to London, Cambridge and Windsor as well as swimming in our heated outdoor pool, table tennis, football and board games. We also arrange quizzes, film nights, bingo and a traditional English Christmas dinner. Each child is encouraged to keep a daily journal of activities in English and will have the opportunity to work with tutors to improve their journal entries. By limiting numbers to 6, we are able to give each child individual attention and language support.
Our service includes all activities and tuition, full board and lodging and airport/Eurostar transfers. All the children need to bring with them is a little pocket money and lots of energy.
We can also create a small groups programme for your group at a time which suits you. Rates will vary depending upon the size of the group ( maximum 6 students and 1 teacher) . Please do call us to discuss availability and options.
Ideal for the family keen to combine culture and language. The Family stay activity programme will be tailor-made to the requirements of your group and in addition to language lessons can include accompanied visits, transfers, lunches, evening meals and babysitting. Our family accommodation comprises one studio ( sleeps 2) including kitchen with ensuite bathroom plus a further double bedroom ( sleeps 2) with ensuite bathroom.
English Orientation Programme
Moving to the UK for the first time to start studying can be an overwhelming experience. Feedback from leading academic institutions indicates that IELTS alone may not be enough to ensure students can fully participate in higher education once they arrive in the UK. Our English orientation programme is designed to improve students’ spoken and listening skills so that they find day to day communication easier. We will also introduce students to the practicalities of life in the UK so that they are ready to make the most of their university experience from day one. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours’ group tuition per week.
Our tutor team includes Oxford and Cambridge graduates with practical experience in law, marketing and human resources. We can accept up to 4 students at any one time for the programme and will tailor course activities to meet specific learning requirements.