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Tempus Programme

English, Travel and loads of fun

Summer 
2022

Our summer camp is the perfect opportunity for students to improve their English by interacting with other students from all over the world. We offer a mix of engaging and stimulating English lessons in the morning combined with sports, interactive and cultural activities in the afternoon as well as full day trips and excursions .

Course Dates and Availability

Students can start their courses any Sunday from mid-June. 

Summer 2022 - Tempus Programme

19.06 - 02.07.2022

03.07 - 16.07.2022

17.07 - 30.07.2022

31.07 - 13.08.2022

14.08 - 27.08.2022

Our Programme includes:

London Taxi

Transfer Service

from Heathrow and Gatwick airports

We pick up our students from the airport and take them straight to their homestay or residence.

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English Course

20 lessons per week

Students attend four lessons a day from Monday to Friday. Lessons take place in the morning until lunchtime.

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24/7 Student Support

Emergency Phone and Safeguarding

An exclusive line is available to all students - 24 hours as day, 7 days a week.

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Course Materials

Books and Photocopiables

All academic materials are included in the programme. However, students are expected to bring their own stationery.

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Accommodation

Host Family or Residential

Students can choose to stay in one of our premium homestays or mordern residences.

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Social Activities

Sports, Culture and a lot of fun

Our programme offers a wide range of afternoon and evening activities from water sports to solving mysteries. 

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Camp Leader Support

whenever you need any help or advice

Our local camp leaders are available to help students with anything they need - they know all the best places in town.

Fish and Chips

Full Board

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Students are offered breakfast, lunch and dinner during their stays. Packed lunches will be provided for school trips.

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Entrance Fees

included for all atractions

Students will have the opportunity to visit museums or other attractions such as the VR Centre or laser tag.

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International Diploma

Attendance and Achievement Certificate

Students will receive a certificate of achievement and attendance on the last day of the course.

Course Information

Course Objectives

To help you improve your English language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and develop your range and accuracy of grammar and vocabulary by attending General English lessons and taking part in our activities. By the end of the course you should be able to communicate in English more confidently in different situations. Please refer to our levels for more information. 

Class Size: 3 - 16 students

About Bournemouth

Bournemouth is located on the southern coast of England and enjoys a mild climate. With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, only a short walk from the school, this vibrant cosmopolitan town has it all. Bournemouth is famous for its entertainment venues, educational and sports facilities, and its restful atmosphere. Founded in 1800, the town has grown into a resort which is characterised by its wide, tree-lined avenues and pedestrian areas. Victorian architecture is complemented by beautiful gardens, modern stores, cafes, and eateries. Visitors are sure to enjoy loads of memorable experiences.

The Course

Our English language courses have a workload of 15 hours per week over 20 lessons of 45 minutes each. All our courses include language skills development, project work and a hands on approach which aims at preparing students for educational trips and outings. We also encourage our learners to put the new language they learned into practice by engaging in creative tasks and facing real life situations with confidence. The academic programme caters for the specific needs of the different age groups (pre-teens, early teens and mid-teens) and provides a set of sporting and cultural activities, as well as excursions and other events, which will enable the students to build up knowledge and confidence in multicultural settings.

Lessons

During our English language courses students will attend 4 45-minute lessons everyday (20 lessons per week). The duration of each lesson allows students to keep focused and motivated as they switch from new language input to practice and production. Lessons are planned so that students have the opportunity to interact with students from other countries and help each other improve their English. All our teachers hold a certificate or diploma from University of Cambridge, which guarantees ​the quality of our academic programme. The use of music, arts and technology play a great role in our summer curriculum as our academic team believes that student engagement is only possible through lessons that are relevant to their lives and interests. As an accredited centre by the British Council and member of English UK, all our courses have a maximum of 16 students per class from different cultural backgrounds. 

Students will do a level test and have a quick chat with our academic team before they are placed in a group of students of the same age and level.

Levels

Our levels follow the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and are organised as follows:

Beginner

CEFR A1

Elementary

CEFR A2

Pre-Intermediate

CEFR B1

Intermediate

CEFR B1+

Upper Intermediate

CEFR B2

Advanced

CEFR C1

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What are the levels?

We offer the following levels in our English for Life programme.

Beginner

CEFR A1

Elementary

CEFR A2

Pre-Intermediate

CEFR B1

Intermediate

CEFR B1+

Upper Intermediate

CEFR B2

Advanced

CEFR C1

How can I find my level?

The first step is to do our online test. After that you will have a little chat with Tamara Leacy, our Director of Studies, and she will be able to tell you which of the levels above you should start from.

 

Accommodation

We offer both host family and residential accommodation to all our students.

Accommodation

All students can choose between homestay and residential accommodation.

Homestay Accommodation

Staying with a family is probably the best way to practise your English and learn more about the British way of life. Bournemouth is a city of many cultures and this is reflected in the homestays we use. Families are carefully selected for their friendliness, cleanliness and access to and from the school. Host family homes are regularly inspected and most of our families are located within 20-45 minutes away from school by public transport. The family will provide all the necessary assistance. Services included:

  • Single/shared room for students of the same sex

  • Shared bathroom

  • Full board (breakfast, pack lunch and dinner)

  • Laundry, sheets and towels provided by the family

Residence

Staying in one of our residences is the perfect way to live and socialise with students of similar ages from other countries. We offer a full programme of evening activities at the residence daily. Our residencies offer the following:

  • Lockable single rooms, en-suite (toilet, sink and shower);

  • Bed, desk and wardrobe with a shelf and hanging rail;

  • Room size: approx. 14.2sq m;

  • Laundry services available;

  • WIFI available;

  • Bedding and towels provided;

  • Full board (breakfast, hot lunch and dinner);

  • Adaptor plugs are not provided, but needed;

  • 1 leader per apartment to look after the welfare and security.

Students staying at the residence will have full board, which will include:

  • Continental breakfast at the College cafeteria form Mon-Fri and at residence at the weekend.

  • Hot lunch will be served at the College cafeteria from Mon-Fri.

  • Hot dinner will be served at the College cafeteria from Mon-Fri.

  • At the weekend students will get pack lunch (triple sandwich + bottle of water + bag of crisps or chocolate bar) and dinners will be served at a nearby restaurant.

Activities

Students attending our summer camp will enjoy a fun and diverse programme of activities which take place in the afternoon, evening and weekend.

Typical Activities

  • Visits to museums, castles and cathedrals;

  • Shopping, movies, karaoke, international sports;

  • At night: international parties, barbecues, etc.;

  • Kayaking, sailing body board, surfing, etc.;

  • Bowling, cooking workshops, Pantomime Theatre;

  • Cinema, Laser Quest, Mini golf and Light Disco.

Excursions

All students from our summer camp have the opportunity to visit some of the most amazing places in the UK.