Summer English Schools in Exeter: 12-17 years
Exeter – the capital of the South-West
The beautiful capital of Devon, Exeter is a fascinating combination of modern day and historical life. The town itself is a beautiful fabric of shops, café, bars, and fast-food restaurants woven around a historic town center dominated by Exeter’s magnificent 13th century cathedral. Close to the Dartmoor National Park and the sandy beaches of South Devon, Exeter’s charm extends well beyond its city center to its gorgeous surroundings.
“Boredom” is an unknown concept in Exeter. You’ll have the opportunity to make friends from all over Europe during your English summer courses, giving you lots of company for your afternoon strolls through the city or trips to Exmouth beach (public transport takes about 30 minutes for 3 GBP). Of course, don’t forget to check out our various sports activities and workshops offered on campus; with so many opportunities “busy” will hardly describe your day.
E.g. 1 week in residential accommodation from 533 GBP
Situated in the North of the city, just a 15-minute walk from the town centre, the Streatham Campus of Exeter University is an attractive university campus overlooking the historic city of Exeter. The beautiful campus grounds contain 350 acres of woodland, lakes and parks. The residential houses, the refectory and the classrooms for your English summer course are all situated on the campus. The IP Ocean Lounge, where you will be able to meet friends from all over the world and where most of our activities take place, is also located at the heart of the campus. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you all day long water, tea and fruit. There is a volleyball pitch, outdoor tennis courts and a heated outdoor swimming pool (to be used once a week) on campus. Public payphones and a launderette with coin-operated washing and drying machines help to ensure that your stay is comfortable.
The summer English Schools in Exeter
Your English summer course takes place in the modern classrooms on campus. Our language courses are attended by students from all over the world and have been designed specifically for young people, who are visiting a foreign country for a short period. Maximum class size is 15. All teachers are native speakers and qualified in teaching English as a foreign language. Teaching material is provided, and has been carefully compiled and selected for originality, content and relevance to young people, so your English will quickly improve.
You’ll take a placement test upon arrival, which determines your course level. The following levels are catered for: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). At the end of the course, you’ll receive a certificate indicating your language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference Levels.
English Language courses
General English Course: 15 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:45. Each of the three morning lessons focuses on a specific area of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, or communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
Intensive English Course: 20 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
The Intensive Course consists of the General English Course plus an additional lesson per day (11.45 -12.30) in which key areas of language learning are practised in more depth. If you have registered to enter the Trinity Oral Examination a specific preparation is offered in the 4th lesson.
Trinity Oral Examination
In the English speaking world there are a number of tests which measure language abilities. The Trinity Exam programme, conducted by Trinity College London since the 1880s, is a popular option for students on short term courses. Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken English for speakers of other languages provide an internationally recognised scheme of assessment through which students can measure their language development for educational or vocational purposes. The awarded grades range from 1 (absolute beginner) to 12 (very advanced). You can take the Trinity Oral Examination in Exeter (to be booked in advance) but you have to book the Intensive Course in order to get prepared.
Exams take place on the 12th July, 19th July, 26th July, and 9th August 2013.
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Residence: Live and socialise with your fellow students
from many different countries on campus! We use several residential
houses on the Streatham campus. You can either stay in standard single
or double rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities as well as in
en-suite single rooms. A safe is not available in the residence, but you
will get a key to lock your room.
You’ll get full-board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the campus self-service refectory.
Home stay: You may also stay in twin or triple rooms
with one of our friendly home stay hosts, most of whom have been
welcoming students for many years. Some live close to the campus while
others are a bus-ride (max. 60 minutes, costs for public transport not
included) away. You will get full-board accommodation (breakfast, packed
lunch and dinner).
Please note that home stay accommodation is not available for students younger than 13.
We offer an exciting and supervised activity programme during afternoons
& evenings, 7 days a week. In the afternoon you can choose between
several activities on offer: Welcome Meeting, Town Walk, Town Quiz,
Campus Sports (tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, etc), swimming
(once a week), Fashion & Beauty Workshops (Pimp your clothes, Nails,
Make-up, Hair styles, Henna, Relaxation, Shopping), Dancing and Arts
& Crafts Workshops.
In the evening we always offer at least one activity: Welcome Party, Quiz Night, Open Stage, Theme Nights, Open Air, International Party.
Besides this, you will get two half-day excursions and one full-day excursion per fortnight. Possible trip destinations are Exmouth, Dartmoor, Jurassic Coast, Torquay, Bath, Cornwall and London (minimum age: 13).
All these activities are included in the price. Additional activities may be offered in the centre as an option at an extra cost.
Special: London Overnight Trip (minimum age: 13)
As one day is not enough for a city like London, our overnight trip gives you more time to take in the sights.
On Saturday morning you will get a packed breakfast and a packed lunch for the day. You will arrive in London around lunch time. Our supervisors will organize several sightseeing and shopping walks for you. In the evening you will all go for a warm meal together before making your way to the youth hostel where you will spend the night. The modern hostel has multi-bedded rooms with ensuite toilet and shower facilities. Breakfast on Sunday morning and a packed lunch are provided. You have several more hours to explore London before leaving the city on Sunday afternoon. Once you have returned to your centre, you will get a light evening meal.
This special is not included in the programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade. Please be aware that booking this special prevents you from attending the scheduled full-day trip.
Outdoor & Adventure Special
Coasteering, gorge walking, and kayaking – sign-up for an outdoor adventure and enjoy Devon’s one of a kind landscape!
You can spend your first afternoon in small groups scaling cliffs and bluffs, or take a chance and jump into the ocean or river (coasteering). On the following afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to scale waterfalls from top to bottom (gorge walking). On the third afternoon you’ll be able to “go all out” with some adventurous kayaking! On the Dart River you’ll have to navigate through obstacles big and small alike without losing control of your kayak. You will receive equipment, supervision, and safety instructions from a professional instructor provided by one of our local suppliers. Safety always comes first. So really there’s no need to panic –or is there? So let us know, just how brave are you?
This special takes place over the course of three afternoons and cannot be combined with the London Overnight Trip. This special may be booked between 09.07 and 18.08.2013 for stays in Exeter lasting a minimum of two weeks.
Supervision and Welfare
Our friendly and helpful International Team with staff members from England, Germany, France, Spain, Russia or other countries will run a fully supervised activity programme and guarantee supervision.
Your safety and welfare is our top priority: there is one supervisor responsible for 15 students between 13 and 17 years and one supervisor for 10 students younger than 13 years.
The members of our team have been carefully selected for their responsible and caring attitude and for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance. Please note that students younger than 13 years are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision.
Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London, Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton and Exeter airports as well as from St. Pancras train station. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave Exeter as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time to check in. Please don’t hesitate to book our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service, if you're looking for a supervised check-in. If you book an Unaccompanied-Minors-Service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service as well.
We also offer a Low-Budget transfer from/to London
Heathrow. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10.00 and 17.00 and go to
our meeting point in Terminal 5. There will be a member of staff to
welcome you. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow at
approximately 18.00. On the day of departure you will be dropped-off at
Heathrow about 12.00 - for flight departure after 14.00.
Please don’t hesitate to ask for our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service, if you prefer to be met at the arrival gate or if you're looking for a supervised check-in.
If you book an Unaccompanied-Minors-Service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service as well.
Summer English Schools Exeter - what's included in the price?
- Full-board residential accommodation in either en-suite single rooms or in standard single or double rooms with shared shower and toilet facilities on campus OR Full-board home stay accommodation in twin or triple rooms with one of our local home stay hosts with packed lunches
- IP Ocean Lounge
- Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
- English language tuition (15 or 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
- Maximum 15 students per class
- Course material
- Placement test on arrival
- Certificate at the end of the course
- Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening: in the afternoon you can choose between several activities on offer.
- 2 half-day trips and one full-day trip per fortnight
- one half-day trip and one full-day trip for every additional week
- use of campus facilities
- supervision by our International Team
English summer courses Exeter: minimum number of participants: 15 students