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Young

LEARNERS

USA • CANADA • UK • MALTA | 2017


CONTENTS The EC Experience

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Choose your Dream Destination

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The Learning Experience

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Amazing Activities

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Student Wellbeing

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Accommodation

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A Day in theLife

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Friends from Around theWorld

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London

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Frensham

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Cambridge

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Portsmouth

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Brighton

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Montreal

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Los Angeles

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Malta

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Day Programmes

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Group Programmes

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English Plus Programmes

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Frequently Asked Questions

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THE EC EXPERIENCE Make your summer memorable

Every member of our EC family around the world is dedicated to creating and providing top quality language-learning programmes in the best destinations – all while making sure your child is safe, happy, and making memories they’ll treasure long after they have returned home. Learning English is an integral part of our students’ day. From the moment they wake up and get ready for class, to interactive lessons and fun after-school activities, we guarantee that your child will enjoy unlimited opportunities to learn, practise, and become more confident using the language in real-life contexts. This year, EC is happy to announce the introduction of English Plus, an optional programme which allows students to have a truly personalised learning experience tailored to their specific interests. Welcome to EC!

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CHOOSE YOUR DREAM DESTINATION

Our dynamic Young Learner programmes are available in 8 stunning English-speaking locations in the UK, Malta, Canada, and the US. Take a look at what programmes are available in each EC destination, and choose the ideal backdrop to your child’s amazing summer!

Destination

Programme

Date

Age (years)

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Classic City Shoreditch Campus

01 Jul–12 Aug

13–17

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Classic City Day Programme

03 Jul–11 Aug

13–17

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Classic Country Frensham Heights Campus

08 Jul–19 Aug

13–17

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Summer Camp Country Frensham Heights Campus

08 Jul–19 Aug

10–13

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Classic College Homestay

17 Jun–19 Aug

13–17

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Classic College Jesus Residence

08 Jul–19 Aug

13–17

24

Classic College Day Programme

19 Jun–18 Aug

13–17

24

Classic Coastal Portsmouth Campus

01 Jul–12 Aug

13–17

26

Classic Coastal Homestay

17 Jun–19 Aug

13–17

28

Classic Coastal Ovingdean Hall Campus

01 Jul–12 Aug

13–17

28

Classic Coastal Day Programme

19 Jun–18 Aug

13–17

28

Summer Camp Coastal Ovingdean Hall Campus

01 Jul–12 Aug

10–13

30

LONDON FRENSHAM CAMBRIDGE PORTSMOUTH

BRIGHTON

Montreal

Los Angeles

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Destination

MONTREAL LOS ANGELES

Programme

Date

Age (years)

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Classic City Homestay

01 Jul–12 Aug

13–17

32

Classic City Day Programme

03 Jul–11 Aug

13–17

32

Classic College UCLA Campus

24 Jun–05 Aug

13–17

34

Summer Camp College UCLA Campus

24 Jun–05 Aug

10–13

36

13–17

38

13–17

38

13–17

38

01 Apr–23 Apr Classic Island Homestay

17 Jun–27 Aug 07 Oct–05 Nov

Classic Island Club/Economy

MALTA

17 Jun–27 Aug 03 Apr–21 Apr

Classic Island Day Programme

19 Jun–25 Aug 09 Oct–03 Nov

Summer Camp Island St. Martin’s College

17 Jun–27 Aug

8–13

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Summer Camp Island Day Programme

19 Jun–25 Aug

7–13

40

Freestyle

17 Jun–27 Aug

16–20

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Cambridge

Frensham

Portsmouth

London Brighton

Malta

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THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

All of our courses are carefully created by a team of curriculum design specialists who make sure that your child receives top-quality language learning methodology and resources throughout their EC experience. Young Learner programmes are developed with our students’ success in mind, with a commitment to providing a strong foundation in the language that could launch them into future academic and professional success.

General English

Placement Test

Top Teachers

Real World Skills

All our Young Learner programmes include a course in General English.

On their first day, students sit a placement test to find out their level. The test assesses language proficiency, ensuring that each child is placed in a class with a group of students of the same ability. This means that students are able to learn effectively, develop skills at a comfortable pace, and progress alongside their friends in a friendly, positive atmosphere.

Every teacher is hand-picked by EC to ensure that your child is taught by dedicated professionals with the experience, qualifications, and positive attitude to guide them towards using English with fluency and confidence. Each student receives individual attention and is encouraged to participate in classroom activities and group projects.

Our students develop all 4 skills: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking, with each lesson focusing on a different topic and covering language used in real-world contexts. Our Young Learners also benefit from countless opportunities to practise their newly-acquired skills outside of the classroom and during activities that tie into the topics covered in class.

Course length Minimum 1 week Lessons per week  20 lessons 1 lesson = 45 minutes (15 hours per week) Students per class Maximum 15

Interactive lessons

Truly immersive learning

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Building confidence


All lessons and activities work together. Each week covers a different theme and what’s learnt in class is linked with activities outside of the classroom. That means learners get to use and practise their skills every single day!

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Lesson Topics • Daily routines • Sports and hobbies • Family and friends • The environment • Music and films •T  ime, weather and seasons • Workplaces • Cultures of the world • Social media

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Immersive Learning

Confidence & Success

Classroom Atmosphere

English Plus

All EC teachers adopt a communicative approach to complement the variety of teaching methods employed to engage students, no matter the language level. Using a range of individual tasks and structured group work, students improve their English, increase confidence, and get the chance to activate the language points they’re learning.

Once your child’s experience has drawn to a close, they will receive an official EC certificate as proof and acknowledgement of the hard work and effort that it takes to complete their course. Every Young Learner returns home with greater confidence, improved fluency, and the core skills they need to speak English and succeed in a global community.

Lessons take place in beautifully bright, spacious classrooms. Students can move freely during group work and class activities, making friends and practising their communication skills in a casual, pleasant atmosphere. Every student has their own desk space, and classrooms are usually decorated with our students’ own colourful project work and assignments!

Our English Plus options allow students to enjoy an even more personalized and fulfilling EC experience. Plus Programmes are exclusive to our UK centres and offer Young Learners General English classes combined with not-to-be-missed sporting, academic, cultural, life skills, and artistic options, depending on where your child is studying.

Theme: Creating a New Nation (Sample Week) Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Travel Bug: Where in the world do you want to live? Understand maps, read about different climates and weather features

Flags & Meanings: What is the history and symbolism of world flags? Read and watch videos about national symbols

Home Sweet Home: Describe and design your ideal home and where you would like it to be. What kind of style would it have?

Warm Welcome: Create a tourism campaign for a new country. Remember your favourite sightseeing locations!

Watch an English movie and describe the world in which they live

Visit a local museum and practise the new vocabulary you’ve learnt today

Marshmallow Towers: Work together to build the largest marshmallow structure

Sports Day: Play football and root for your new national team

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Presentation Time: Teams present their new Map, Flag, Home, and Tourism Campaign on behalf of their perfect new country to their classmates

Day Trip: Visit the London city centre, including Europe’s busiest shopping district: Oxford Street

Free Day

Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day Lessons Activities

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AMAZING ACTIVITIES

Every EC centre has its own action-packed activity programme, crafted to show students all the sights and sounds that their destination has to offer. Supervised by our stellar social leaders, activities include a mix of sightseeing, sports, arts, shopping, and relaxation.

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STUDENT WELLBEING

Our team of experienced staff provide a safe and supportive environment during your child’s learning journey. From the minute they arrive, until they’re back home proudly holding their EC certificate, your child is cared for by a team devoted to providing a positive and safe experience.

OUR TOP PRIORITY IS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE AND HAPPY...

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In Class

At School

During Activities

All EC teachers are trained in child safety. Attendance is taken at the start of each lesson, and student behaviour is monitored to ensure that all our Young Learners enjoy positive and productive learning throughout their experience.

Our highly efficient administrative team is always on hand to guide and assist students during their time at the learning centre. Students feel at ease knowing that the EC team is available and ready to help with anything.

EC’s friendly and responsible social leaders supervise students on all excursions, and even take an active part in activities so that students feel engaged and involved throughout their learning experience with us.

At Home

Nutritious Meals

Our carefully-selected homestay providers and residence supervisors are responsible for students when they’re at their accommodation, making sure that our Young Learners are comfortable and curfews are followed each night.

With busy days typically packed with learning and activities, we make sure that students get nourishing food to keep them healthy and focused. All our programmes include both hot and cold meals, with any special dietary requirements catered for.


ACCOMMODATION

Our destinations offer a great choice of comfortable accommodation options. Young Learners can live like locals with a host family, share a room in a student residence, enjoy a taste of campus life, or even stay in accommodation with their own family if enroled in a day programme.

Homestay

Residence

Campus

Day Programme

This unique option offers students the chance to stay in a local home and discover a different lifestyle and culture. Students can practise their language skills in a natural setting, while enjoying all the comforts and pleasures of a warm, welcoming home.

In a residence, Young Learners experience independence, learning to share facilities and meals with other students from all over the world. This is a fantastic way to make lots of friends and enjoy the freedom of learning abroad in an exciting new environment.

Staying in an official university residence or boarding school, students get a taste of what campus life is like. With access to top-quality facilities and the unbeatable convenience of living just a stone’s throw away from their classrooms, this is the ultimate student experience.

This option does not include accommodation, and is ideal for parents and children travelling together. Young Learners can enjoy living comfortably with their guardians while enjoying their language course and making new friends from all around the world.

Available In: cambridge, brighton, montreal, malta

Available In: cambridge, malta

Available In: london, frensham, portsmouth, brighton, los angeles, malta

Available In: london, cambridge, brighton,, montreal, malta

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

Let’s take a look at a typical day in the life of Tanja, a student from Austria enjoying the homestay programme in Malta.

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07:00 T  anja wakes up in her cosy bedroom with the sun shining and an exciting day ahead!

07:30 S  he enjoys a nutritious breakfast while chatting with her host family.

08:00 A  special EC bus picks Tanja up to take her to school for a fun-filled day.

09:00 T  oday’s lesson is about music, and Tanja works with her international classmates to complete a project about their favourite singers.

10:15 T  anja spends her break time catching up with her friends before her next class.

12:15 L  unch time! Tanja has a choice of a fresh baguette, colourful salad, and a juicy cheeseburger. She decides on the cheeseburger.


13:15 T  anja’s favourite social leader, Sarah, makes sure everyone is present and accounted for before heading off to their activity.

14:30 T  oday’s adventure takes Tanja and her friends to Mdina, where they enjoy a treasure hunt around the beautiful Silent City.

17:15 A  fter a full day, Tanja sits down to a healthy meal of fish, fries, vegetables, and Maltese bread prepared by her host mother.

18:00 T  ime for Tanja to check in with her parents and tell them all about her day!

19:30 T  his evening, the students get to watch the fireworks at a traditional village feast. Tanja takes photos to share with her family!

23:00 T  anja hops into bed for a good night’s sleep before another awesome EC day.

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FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Every year, students join our Young Learner programmes from around 70 different

countries around the globe! This means making friends with people from different cultural backgrounds, learning about new places, and most importantly – communicating in English while having fun together!

German 6% French 15% Swiss 6% Italian 14% Turkish 4% Russian 10% Spanish 7%

Nationalities

Saudi Arabian 4% Other 34%

Making memories

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Fun days out with friends


“EC was recommended to me by someone who said it was a good school that offers English classes as well as fun activities. One thing I like about London is that it has something for everyone, like museums, galleries, and shopping centres. What I like most is that you study a different topic each week. The best thing to do on a Sunday afternoon is to explore the city with friends.”

Layla, 17, from Saudi Arabia Learning English in London

“Our time with EC was so memorable, we wish we could stay longer. The leaders were really friendly. We love that EC has fun things like parties, visits to the beach, and shopping, as well as seeing all of the famous sights. Activities and lessons were organised and everyone was always so helpful.”

Irene, Carmen, and Juan, 15, from Colombia Learning English in Malta

“I chose Brighton because I had never been to England. I learned and improved a lot, especially my speaking skills. My favourite activity was laser tag, because it was very exciting. I liked the lessons and exercises we did in class. My room is modern and clean; I like it a lot. I made many friends and the social leaders are kind. I will remember everything, especially the parties and the city. ”

Chiara, 12, from Italy Learning English in Brighton

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LONDON CLASSIC CITY

Our language programmes in London are based at a college in the trendy Shoreditch area. With a spacious campus right in the heart of England’s fashion and arts capital, students enjoy an inspiring learning environment combined with a buzzing, cosmopolitan vibe just bursting with creativity and countless sights. PROGRAMMES

shoreditch campus

hackney community college

01 Jul–12 Aug

Students live and attend English lessons at Hackney Community College, located in the vibrant Shoreditch area. Full board

Type of room

Single room with ensuite bathroom

Learning centre

Hackney Community College

Journey to school

On Campus

Transport to activities

Travel pass approx. £32 per week

lessons & activities

football plus basketball plus performing arts plus See page 46

Meal plan

day programme

plus programmes

03 Jul–11 Aug

See page 44

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

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Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 4 evening activities - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

Max. 15 students per class

Full board


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

13–17

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

Italian 15% | Saudi Arabian 14% | French 14% | Turkish 7% | Russian 6% | German 6% | Other 38%

Enjoy a spacious campus

Tour London’s iconic sights

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

Westminster Tour & West End Shopping

Free Evening

T

Themed Lessons

Arts & Crafts

Quiz Night

W

Themed Lessons

Drama Workshop

Talent Show

T

Themed Lessons

London Eye & British Museum

Free Evening

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Neon Themed Disco Night

Full Day trip to Cambridge

S

Free Morning

Guided Activities

Party Night

M

Themed Lessons

Treasure Hunt

Spelling Bee

T

Themed Lessons

Camden Town Market

Film Night

W

Themed Lessons

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Fashion Show

T

Themed Lessons

Capture the Flag

Free Evening

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Graduation & Disco

Departures / Full Day Trip to Oxford for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Have fun with new friends

Explore trendy Shoreditch

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FRENSHAM CLASSIC COUNTRY

Nestled in over 100 acres of breathtaking British countryside in Surrey, Frensham Heights Campus is an independent boarding school immersed in tradition and excellence. The school offers a full suite of top-quality facilities, including a brand new swimming pool, modern performing arts centre, and classrooms well-equipped with the latest learning technology. PROGRAMMES

campus

frensham heights campus

08 Jul–19 Aug

Students live and learn in an authentic British boarding school, with top-quality facilities surrounded by acres of lush grounds.

Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Single/twin/triple with shared bathroom

Learning centre

Frensham Heights Campus

Journey to school

On Campus

Transport to activities

Travel pass approx. ÂŁ32 per week

plus programmes

performing arts plus multi-activity sports plus See page 46

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

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Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 4 evening activities - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

Max. 15 students per class

Full board


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

13–17

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

A stunning campus experience

Modern accommodation

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

Sports Afternoon

Film Night

T

Themed Lessons

Team Building Activities

Free Evening

W

Themed Lessons

Cycling & Activities

Talent Show

T

Themed Lessons

Half-Day Trip to Historic Winchester

Free Evening

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Pool Party & BBQ

Full Day Trip to London

S

Free Morning

Guided Activities

Party Night

M

Themed Lessons

Arts & Crafts

Quiz Night

T

Themed Lessons

Treasure Hunt

Free Evening

W

Themed Lessons

Mini-Olympics

Capture the Flag

T

Themed Lessons

Half-Day Trip to Portsmouth

Free Evening

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Themed Lessons & Project Work

EC Pirate Themed Disco & BBQ

Departures / Full Day Trip to Cambridge for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Making friends during free time

Interactive lessons

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FRENSHAM SUMMER CAMP COUNTRY

This programme is tailor-made for our youngest learners, with accommodation and classrooms located on a safe and comfortable school campus. Students are cared for by EC’s team of dedicated and qualified teachers and social leaders, with a range of exciting activities on offer to make sure learners get the most out of their summer. PROGRAMMES

summer camp campus frensham heights campus

08 Jul–19 Aug

Students live and learn in an authentic British boarding school with around-the-clock supervision and lessons designed to suit this age group perfectly. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Single/twin/triple with a shared bathroom

Learning centre

On Campus

Transport to activities

Travel pass approx. £32 per week

plus programmes

performing arts plus multi-activity sports plus See page 46

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

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Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 5 evening activities - 2 full day activities* *excluding departure week

Max. 15 students per class

Full board


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

10–13

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

Historical campus with state-of-the-art facilities

Comfortable facilities

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

Cooking Workshop

Quiz Night

T

Themed Lessons

Football

Treasure Hunt

W

Themed Lessons

Cycling & Activities

Film Night

T

Themed Lessons

F

Trip to Historic Winchester

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Pool Party & BBQ

Full Day Trip to London

S

Guided Activities

Group Lunch & Activities

Party Night

M

Themed Lessons

Arts & Crafts

Quiz Night

T

Themed Lessons

W

Themed Lessons

Mini-Olympics

Capture the Flag

T

Themed Lessons

Team Building Activities

Treasure Hunt

F

Trip to Portsmouth

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Pirate Themed Disco & BBQ

Departures / Full Day Trip to Oxford for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Individual attention

Learn about the performing arts

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CAMBRIDGE CLASSIC COLLEGE

Known the world over for its academic excellence, striking architecture, and idyllic gardens, Cambridge is the ideal backdrop to any academic and creative achievements. Whether punting along the iconic River Cam, or enjoying a pot of tea and a scone, there’s something to suit every student’s taste here. PROGRAMMES

homestay

17 Jun–19 Aug

In a comfortable, local Cambridge home, students experience a new culture while enjoying a warm, friendly environment and home-cooked meals. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Twin room with shared bathroom

residence

jesus college

08 Jul–19 Aug

As part of the world-class University of Cambridge, Jesus College offers comfortable and centrally-located student accommodation in a historic building. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Single/twin room with shared bathroom

Learning centre

EC Cambridge

Journey to school

Approx. 40 minutes by public transport.

Learning centre

EC Cambridge

Journey to school

Approx. 20 minutes on foot

Transport to school and activities

Travel pass approx. £16 per week

Transport to activities

Travel pass approx. £16 per week

day programme lessons & activities See page 44

19 Jun–18 Aug

plus programmes exam preparation plus british etiquette plus See page 46

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

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Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 4 evening activities - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

Max. 15 students per class

Full board


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

13–17

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

Italian 16% | Saudi Arabian 13% | Swiss 9% | Czech 9% | French 6% | Russian 6% | Other 41%

Located in a world-famous university city

Punting on the River Cam

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

Punting on River Cam

Film Night

T

Themed Lessons

Volleyball

Free Evening*

W

Themed Lessons

Bowling

Talent Show

T

Themed Lessons

King’s College Visit

Free Evening*

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Beach Party Themed Disco Night

Full Day Trip to London

S

Free Morning

Guided Activities

Party Night

M

Fitzwilliam Museum

Themed Lessons

Film Night

T

Nature Walk

Themed Lessons

Free Evening*

W

Team Building Activities

Themed Lessons

Capture the Flag

T

Ely Cathedral Visit

Themed Lessons

Free Evening*

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Pirate Themed Disco Night

Departures / Full Day Trip to Great Yarmouth for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur *Homestay students may spend their free evening with their hosts Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Making new friends

Comfortable, well-located residence

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PORTSMOUTH CLASSIC COASTAL

Portsmouth, a quaint town on England’s south coast, is steeped in naval history but retains a modern, energetic vibe. The university campus has the same energy, with all teaching and accommodation facilities located right in the heart of town. The campus is large and prestigious, and provides a secure and comfortable environment allowing students to focus on their studies. PROGRAMMES

campus

portsmouth campus

01 Jul–12 Aug

Live and learn at the beautiful, sprawling campus of the University of Portsmouth, located directly in the centre of the city and featuring top-quality facilities. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Single room with ensuite bathroom

Learning centre

On Campus

Transport to activities

Travel pass approx. £20 per week

plus programmes watersports plus computer anmation plus See page 46

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

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Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 4 evening activities - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

Max. 15 students per class

Full board


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

13–17

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

Incredible location

Enjoy free time with friends

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

Emirates Spinnaker Tower Visit

Film Night

T

Themed Lessons

Southsea Castle Tour

Free Evening

W

Themed Lessons

Trip to Gunwharf Quays

Karaoke Night

T

Themed Lessons

Charles Dickens Museum

Free Evening

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

BBQ

Full Day Trip to London

S

Free Morning

Guided Activities

Party Night

M

Themed Lessons

Langstone Harbour Waterside Walk

Treasure Hunt

T

Themed Lessons

Beach Scavenger Hunt

Free Evening

W

Themed Lessons

Visit Historic Dockyard

Fashion Show

T

Themed Lessons

Spice Island Tour

Free Evening

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Beach Party Themed Disco

Departures / Full Day Trip to Brighton for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Learn with fantastic teachers

Comfortable accommodation

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BRIGHTON CLASSIC COASTAL

This colourful seaside town is one of the UK’s friendliest and most unique learning destinations. With its pebbly beach and smell of fresh fish and chips in the air, Brighton offers students the perfect laid-back vibe for their learning experience.

PROGRAMMES

homestay

17 Jun–19 Aug

In a comfortable, local Brighton home, students experience a new culture while enjoying a warm, friendly environment and home-cooked meals. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Twin room with shared bathroom

Learning centre

EC Brighton/Ovingdean Hall Campus

Journey to school

Approx. 40 minutes by public transport

Transport to school and activities

Travel pass approx. £25 per week

day programme lessons & activities See page 44

19 Jun–18 Aug

campus

ovingdean hall campus

01 Jul–12 Aug

Students live and attend English lessons at Ovingdean Hall, a lush, spacious campus located in a stunning and traditional English setting.

Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Single/twin/triple room with shared bathroom *Optional single room with ensuite bathroom (at extra charge)

Learning centre

On Campus

Transport to activities

Travel pass approx. £25 per week

plus programmes exam preparation plus watersports plus See page 46

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

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Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 4 evening activities - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

Max. 15 students per class

Full board


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

13–17

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

Italian 13% | Czech 9% | German 8% | Saudi Arabian 7% | Polish 7% | French 6% | Other 50%

Safe, comfortable campus

Experience the city’s laid-back vibe

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

Brighton Pier

Quiz Night

T

Themed Lessons

Drama Workshop

Free Evening*

W

Themed Lessons

Arts & Crafts

Talent Show

T

Themed Lessons

Half-Day Trip to Seven Sisters Country Park

Free Evening*

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Neon Themed Disco Night

Full Day Trip to London

S

Free Morning

Guided Activities

Party Night

M

Themed Lessons

Treasure Hunt

Spelling Bee

T

Themed Lessons

Laser Tag

Free Evening*

W

Themed Lessons

Fashion Show Preparation

Fashion Show

T

Themed Lessons

Half-Day Trip to Arundel Castle

Free Evening*

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Beach Party Themed Disco

Departures / Full Day Trip to Cambridge for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur *Homestay students may spend their free evening with their hosts Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Have fun at Brighton Pier

Learn in bright, modern classrooms

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BRIGHTON SUMMER CAMP COASTAL

This programme is custom-made for younger students, with accommodation and classrooms located on a safe and comfortable school campus in the seaside town of Brighton. Students are cared for by EC’s dedicated and qualified team, with exciting activities like beach trips, karaoke, treasure hunts, and a variety of excursions available. PROGRAMMES

campus

ovingdean hall campus

01 Jul–12 Aug

This exciting programme involves fun by the sea and language learning in a safe, nurturing environment. Lessons are specifically designed to suit this age group. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Single/twin/triple room with shared bathroom *Optional single room with ensuite bathroom (at extra charge)

Learning centre

On Campus

Transport to activities

Travel pass approx. £25 per week

plus programmes watersports plus See page 46

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

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Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 5 evening activities - 2 full day activities* *excluding departure week

Max. 15 students per class

Full board


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

10–13

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

Italian 13% | Czech 9% | German 8% | Saudi Arabian 7% | Polish 7% | French 6% | Other 50%

Stay in modern facilities

Lush campus grounds

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

Sports Activities

Quiz Night

T

Themed Lessons

Brighton Pier

Team Building Activities

W

Themed Lessons

Treasure Hunt

Karaoke Night

T

Themed Lessons

F

Trip to Seven Sisters Country Park

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Neon Themed Disco Night

Full Day Trip to London

S

Guided Activities

Arts & Crafts

Party Night

M

Themed Lessons

Mini-Olympics

Quiz Night

T

Themed Lessons

W

Themed Lessons

Beach Day

BBQ

T

Themed Lessons

Water Games

Arts & Crafts

F

Trip to Arundel Castle

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

Cinema Night

Departures / Full Day Trip to Cambridge for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Enjoy a day at the beach

Making new friends

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MONTREAL CLASSIC CITY

A picturesque city brimming with classic European charm, Montreal is the perfect place for Young Learners to improve their language skills surrounded by beautiful scenery, cobbled streets, and activities to suit every mood. Choose between English or French programme and experience immersive learning in this bilingual city PROGRAMMES

homestay

01 Jul–12 Aug

In a comfortable, local Montreal home, students experience a new culture while enjoying a warm, friendly environment and home-cooked meals.

Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Single room with shared bathroom

Learning centre

Dawson College

Journey to school

Approx. 35 minutes by public transport, travel pass included

day programme lessons & activities

03 Jul–11 Aug

See page 44

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours) of General English or French

Course materials

Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 4 evening activity - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

End of course certificate Max. 15 students per class Assistance & supervision from EC Team

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Full board

Return airport transfers

Travel pass


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

13–17

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

Spanish 15% | Russian 14% | German 11% | Mexican 11% | Brazilian 7% | Saudi Arabian 4% | Other 38%

Charming school and location

Fun excursions with new friends

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

City Tour

Film Night

T

Themed Lessons

Grevin Wax Museum

Free Evening*

W

Themed Lessons

Dance Class

Tour of Old Montreal

T

Themed Lessons

Ice Skating Class

Free Evening*

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

EC Neon Themed Disco Night

Full Day Trip to an Amusement Park

S

Free Morning

Guided Activities

Party Night

M

Themed Lessons

Mount Royal Hike

Karaoke Night

T

Themed Lessons

Montreal Biodome

Free Evening*

W

Themed Lessons

Bowling

Shakespeare in the Park

T

Themed Lessons

Contemporary Art Museum

Free Evening*

F S

Themed Lessons & Project Work

EC Graduation & Disco

Departures / Full Day Trip to Quebec City for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur *Homestay students may spend their free evening with their hosts Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

The cosmopolitan city of Montreal

Experience Canadian culture

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LOS ANGELES CLASSIC COLLEGE

Home to world-famous landmarks like Disneyland, Hollywood, and Universal Studios, Los Angeles gives students the absolute best that the Sunshine State has to offer. Our students learn English on the incredible UCLA campus, one of the most renowned educational institutions in the USA. PROGRAMMES

campus ucla

24 Jun–05 Aug

Students live and learn on campus at the most respected university in California: UCLA. Classrooms are just a 5-minute walk from accommodation, and students benefit from fantastic learning facilities. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Twin room with shared bathroom

Learning centre

On Campus

optional activities disneyland day trip universal studios day trip

Every Saturday in July Every Saturday in July

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

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Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 4 evening activities - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

Max. 15 students per class

Transport to activities

Full board


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

Minimum Stay 1 week

13–17

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

French 15% | Russian 14% | Brazilian 12% | Spanish 10% | Japanese 10% | Taiwanese 9% | Other 30%

Lush campus surroundings

Enjoy activities with friends

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

California Science Centre

Film Night

T

Themed Lessons

International Meet & Greet

Free Evening

W

Themed Lessons

Arts & Crafts

Karaoke Night

T

Themed Lessons

Bowling & Arcade

Free Evening

F

Themed Lessons & Project Work

Party Night

S

Optional Trip to Disneyland or Universal Studios

S

Santa Monica Beach

M

Themed Lessons

American Football at Veteran Park

Open Mic

T

Themed Lessons

The Getty Centre & Picnic Lunch

Free Evening

W

Themed Lessons

Visit Santa Monica Pier

Film Night

T

Themed Lessons

Venice Beach Scavenger Hunt

Free Evening

F S

Themed Lessons & Project Work

Party Night

Departures / Full Day Trip to Hollywood for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Live and learn on a top US campus

Close proximity to the sights of Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES SUMMER CAMP COLLEGE

This programme is tailor-made for our younger learners, with accommodation and classrooms located on campus at stunning UCLA. Students are cared for by EC’s team of dedicated and qualified teachers and social leaders, with exciting activities like Disneyland day trips, karaoke, treasure hunts, and much more. PROGRAMMES

summer camp campus ucla

24 Jun–05 Aug

Students live and learn on campus at the prestigious UCLA, in a safe, nurturing environment. Lessons are specifically designed to suit this age group, and students benefit from around-the-clock supervision. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Twin room with a shared bathroom

Learning centre

On Campus

Transport to activities

Transport included

optional activities disneyland day trip universal studios day trip

Every Saturday in July Every Saturday in July

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate Assistance & supervision from EC Team

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Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 5 evening activities - 2 full day activities* *excluding departure week Max. 15 students per class

Full board

Transport to activities


Arrival Day Saturday

Departure Day Saturday

Minimum Stay 1 week

10–13 YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

French 15% | Russian 14% | Brazilian 12% | Spanish 10% | Japanese 10% | Taiwanese 9% | Other 30%

Live and learn on campus

Exciting group projects

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Themed Lessons

California Science Centre

Quiz Night

T

Themed Lessons

International Meet & Greet

Film Night

W

Themed Lessons

Bowling & Arcade

Karaoke Night

T

Themed Lessons

F

Trip to Santa Monica Pier

Themed Lessons & Project Work

Party Night

S

Optional Trip to Disneyland or Universal Studios

S

Santa Monica Beach

M

Themed Lessons

T

Themed Lessons

W

Themed Lessons

The Getty Centre & Picnic Lunch

Open Mic

T

Themed Lessons

Arts & Crafts

Film Night

F

American Football at Veteran Park Trip to Venice Beach

Themed Lessons & Project Work

S

Quiz Night

Party Night

Departures / Full Day Trip to Hollywood for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Explore iconic locations

Make friends to last a lifetime

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MALTA CLASSIC ISLAND

The sun-kissed island of Malta is a Mediterranean gem offering beautiful beaches, crystal blue seas, and a wonderfully laid-back vibe to complement students’ learning experiences. With a rich history, Malta’s walled cities and museums hold centuries of unique culture.

PROGRAMMES

homestay

01 Apr–23 Apr 17 Jun–27 Aug 07 Oct–05 Nov

Live in a comfortable, local home and experience a new culture with your host family. Enjoy a warm environment and home-cooked meals.

residence club economy

17 Jun–27 Aug 17 Jun–27 Aug

Students stay in a hotel located in Qawra or St. Paul’s Bay. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Triple/Quad room with ensuite bathroom

Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Twin/triple room with shared bathroom

Learning centre

EC Malta/Chiswick House/ St. Martin’s College

Learning centre

EC Malta/Chiswick House/ St. Martin’s College

Journey to school

Approx. 30 minutes by EC bus

Journey to school

Approx. 20 minutes by EC bus

day programme lessons & activities lessons See page 44

optional activities 03 Apr–21 Apr 19 Jun–25 Aug 09 Oct–03 Nov 19 Jun–25 Aug

diving course padi open water diving course padi advanced sicily day trip activity plus* *Activity Plus gives the student an extra 3 evening activities and 1 full day activity per week, with the same level of supervision as our Summer Camp programme (minimum group of 10 students required).

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 4 evening activities - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week Max. 15 students per class

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Full board

Transport to school and activities (by EC bus)

Return airport transfers


Arrival Day Saturday/Sunday

Departure Day Saturday/Sunday

13–17

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

French 15% | Italian 13% | Russian 11% | Spanish 8% | Swiss 7% | German 5% | Other 41%

Discover Malta’s rich history

Beachside activities

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Arrivals / Free Day

M

Evening Orientation walk

Placement Test & Lessons

Splash and Fun Waterpark

Welcome Party

T

Harbour Cruise

Themed Lessons

Free Evening* / Optional Activity

W

Themed Lessons

Rocky Beach

International Night

T

Valletta Visual Show

Themed Lessons

Free Evening* / Optional Activity

F

Lessons

S

Free Morning

S

Sandy Beach & BBQ Sandy Beach

Sports Festival

Free day / Optional Sicily or Gozo (at extra charge)

Free Evening*

M

Interactive Science Centre and Vittoriosa

T

Themed Lessons

W

Mdina & Badger Karting

Themed Lessons

International Night

T

Themed Lessons

Water Park

Free Evening* / Optional Activity

F

Baystreet & Lunch

Themed Lessons

BBQ

S

Themed Lessons

Foam Party Boat Trip to Comino

Departures / Optional Full Day Trip to Sicily or Gozo for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur *Homestay students may spend their free evening with their hosts Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Beautiful weather for sightseeing

Enjoy supervised excursions with classmates

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MALTA

SUMMER CAMP ISLAND

This programme is tailor-made for our youngest learners, with accommodation and classrooms located on a safe and comfortable school campus. Students are cared for by EC’s team of dedicated and qualified teachers and social leaders, with exciting activities like boat trips, karaoke, treasure hunts, and visits to the beach on offer. PROGRAMMES

summer camp campus st. martin’s college

17 Jun–27 Aug

This exciting programme combines fun by the sea and language learning in a safe, nurturing environment. Lessons are specifically designed to suit this age group. Meal plan

Full board

Type of room

Multi-bedded room with a shared bathroom

Learning centre

On Campus

day programme (age 7–13) lessons & activities lessons

19 Jun–25 Aug 19 Jun–25 Aug

See page 44

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate

Assistance & supervision from EC Team Supervised activity programme (per week): - 5 half-day activities - 5 evening activities - 2 full day activities* *excluding departure week Max. 15 students per class

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Full board

Transport to activities (by EC bus)

Return airport transfers


Arrival Day Saturday/Sunday

Departure Day Saturday/Sunday

8–13

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

French 15% | Italian 13% | Russian 11% | Spanish 8% | Swiss 7% | German 5% | Other 41%

Explore a Mediterranean gem

Social leaders available to help students

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Evening

Arrivals

S

Orientation & Activities

Welcome Party

M

Welcome Talk & Placement Test

Valletta & 5D Show

Karaoke Night

T

Themed Lessons

Indoor Sports

W

Themed Lessons

T

Themed Lessons

Arts & Crafts

The 3 Cities Tour

F

Themed Lessons

Beach Club

Sports Festival

Harbour Cruise Splash and Fun Waterpark

S

Full Day Gozo

S

DVD Night Best of Malta Tour

M

Themed Lessons

Surfside Lunch & Swimming

Bugibba and Pizza Party

T

Themed Lessons

Mdina Treasure Hunt

Abseiling & Adventure

W

Themed Lessons

Arts & Crafts

BBQ

T

Themed Lessons

EC Master Chef

Water Games

F

Themed Lessons

Swimming Pretty Bay

Themed Party

S

Departures / Full Day Trip to Sicily or Gozo for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Games on golden Maltese sands

Learn in a nurturing environment

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MALTA FREESTYLE

Created specifically for our 16 to 20-year-old learners, the Freestyle programme provides the perfect combination of dynamic lessons, excellent activities, and all the free time students need to explore and enjoy their destination to the full. Weekly interactive lessons mix language practice with hands-on workshops like cooking or drama. PROGRAMMES

freestyle

17 Jun–27 Aug

The programme combines fixed and optional activities while giving teenagers more free time to explore the island independently. Lessons take place at EC Malta, while students stay in a hotel centrally located in Sliema. Meal plan

Half board with breakfast and dinner *Optional full board supplement (at extra charge)

Type of room

Triple room with ensuite bathroom

Learning centre

EC Malta

Transport to school

Travel pass approx. â‚Ź21 per week

optional activities

diving course padi open water diving course padi advanced sicily day trip

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

Course materials

End of course certificate Assistance & supervision from EC Team

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Half board

(Optional full board supplement)

Supervised activity programme (per week): - 3 half-day activities - 3 evening activities - 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week Max. 15 students per class

EC Beach Club membership

Transport to activities (by EC bus)

Return airport transfers


Arrival Day Saturday/Sunday

Departure Day Saturday/Sunday

16–20

Minimum Stay 1 week

YEARS

NATIONALITY MIX

French 15% | Italian 13% | Russian 11% | Spanish 8% | Swiss 7% | German 5% | Other 41%

Learn in a beautiful, modern school

Practice both in and out of the classroom

SAMPLE PROGRAMME Morning

Afternoon

S

Arrivals

S

Arrivals / Welcome Activity

M

Evening

Placement Test

Themed Lessons

Welcome Party

T

Free Morning

Themed Lessons

W

Interactive Lesson**

T

Visit to Mdina

Themed Lessons

Beach BBQ & Games

F

Visit to Valletta & Audio Visual Show

Themed Lessons

Free Evening

S

Free Morning

Free Evening Comino

Poolside BBQ

S

Free Day / Optional Trip to Sicily (at extra charge)

M

Free Morning

Free Afternoon

Theme Party

T

Splash & Fun Water Park

Themed Lessons

Free Evening

W

Themed Lessons

Themed Lessons

Free Evening

T

Interactive Lesson**

Surfside Beach Club

Free Evening

F

Free Morning

Themed Lessons

Badger Karting Grand Prix

S

Departures / Free Day / Optional Trip to Gozo (at extra charge)

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they have learnt in class that day

Make friends from all over the world

Experience Malta’s ancient history

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DAY PROGRAMMES

While children improve their English on a Young Learner programme, parents can either enrol in an adult course at EC or simply relax and explore a stunning destination.

UK DAY PROGRAMME INCLUDES

MONTREAL DAY PROGRAMME INCLUDES

MALTA DAY PROGRAMME INCLUDES

e Weekday Full board e Supervised activity programme

e Weekday Full board e Supervised activity programme

e Weekday Full board e Supervised activity programme

(per week):

(per week):

(per week):

• 5 half-day activities • 4 evening activities • 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

• 5 half-day activities • 4 evening activities • 1 full day activity* *excluding departure week

• 5 half-day activities • 4 evening activities (13–17 years only) • 1 full day activity* (13–17 years only) *excluding departure week

MONTREAL (Learn English or French) Classic City 13–17 years 03 Jul–11 Aug Included

MALTA Classic Island LESSONS & ACTIVITIES 03 Apr–21 Apr 19 Jun–25 Aug 09 Oct–03 Nov LESSONS 19 Jun–25 Aug

LONDON Classic City 03 Jul–11 Aug

13–17 years £32 per week

CAMBRIDGE Classic College 19 Jun–18 Aug

13–17 years £16 per week

BRIGHTON Classic Coastal 19 Jun–18 Aug

13–17 years £25 per week

Summer Camp Island LESSONS & ACTIVITIES 19 Jun–25 Aug LESSONS 19 Jun–25 Aug

Travel pass for activities. Approximate cost per week (subject to change).

these programmes do not include accommodation

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Courses to suit your family’s needs

13–17 years Included Included Included Included 7–13 years Included Included


GROUP PROGRAMMES

This is the perfect option for teachers organising an educational school trip, or any other groups of students travelling with a leader or guardian at any time throughout the year.

These programmes are a great way for schoolchildren to experience a different approach towards learning, and to benefit from full immersion in the language and interaction with native speakers. Available during the scholastic year in a selection of our fantastic destinations, these special programmes are tailor-made and flexible, meaning that closed groups can plan and select activities to make the most of their adventure abroad. Whether it’s

AVAILABLE IN Homestay: Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Malta and Cape Town Residence: Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and Malta

INCLUDES e Full board accommodation (Homestay/ Residence) e Packed lunch e Shared room e 20 lessons per week e Course materials e End of course certificate e Airport transfers e 1 group leader per 15 students

a weekend in Paris or a day trip to a city of your choice, our dynamic group programmes can accommodate your needs easily.

STUDENT FAVOURITES ENGLISH & TOURISM WORKSHOP

ENGLISH & MEDIA WORKSHOP

EC Malta (min. age 16)

EC Brighton (min. age 13)

This week-long course is made up of 20 45-minute lessons, covering topics like English for Tourism, Marketing for Tourism, and a variety of task-based English skills. The course allows students to gain confidence in their public speaking, research, conversation, and presentation skills.

This week-long course comprises of 10 General English classes and 10 Media classes, covering various exciting aspects related to the media. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in public speaking, conversation, writing, editing, and presentation.

Explore exciting destinations

Learn lifelong skills

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ENGLISH PLUS PROGRAMMES

Exclusive to our UK centres, EC’s Plus Programmes allow students to enjoy an even more personalised experience, learning English while pursuing other interesting skills and activities. Location

Plus Programme

Age

Hours per week

When?

13–17

6

Mon, Wed, Fri

10–17

6

Mon, Wed, Fri

13–17

6

Mon, Wed, Fri

13–17

6

Mon, Wed, Fri

6

Mon, Wed, Fri

Football

LONDON FRENSHAM CAMBRIDGE PORTSMOUTH BRIGHTON

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Basketball Performing Arts Performing Arts Multi-Activity Sports Exam Preparation British Etiquette Computer Animation Watersports Exam Preparation

13–17

Watersports

10–17

Exam Preparation

British Etiquette

Football

Basketball

This programme is perfect for students who want to improve their core skills and gain a recognised English qualification. Available for Trinity exams (min level Elementary; exam dates 21/07, 28/07, 04/08) and Cambridge FCE (min level Upper Intermediate; exam date 27/07) and CAE (min level Advanced; exam date 20/07).

The perfect fit for any student interested in learning about the finer points of English culture, this Plus Programme covers key topics like British Heritage, Forms of Greeting, Lawn Croquet, Punctuality, The Royal Family, Dining Etiquette, Behaviour in Public, and the well-loved, typically-British tradition of High Tea.

Aimed at players of any level, this option gives students a chance to broaden their knowledge of English and develop football skills. Students are coached by Amateur Football Association coaches which takes place in English. This means another great chance to practise, increase fluency and gain confidence!

EC has teamed up with professional players and coaches with a wealth of experience working with players of all ages and abilities. This will give our students technical training and an appreciation for the values of teamwork and responsibility while allowing them a chance to practise their language abilities.

Performing Arts

Multi-Activity Sports

Watersports

Computer Animation

The Performing Arts Plus Programme is a fantastic way for students aged 10 to 17 who have a keen interest in drama and dance to develop their skills and build friendships, all while becoming more confident and fluent using English in these authentic contexts. This programme welcomes students of all skill levels and experience.

This great programme is ideal for learners who want to be involved in a wider range of sports and activities during their stay. Students combine 15 hours of lessons per week together with an even fuller and more varied activity programme. Learners enjoy international groups and are encouraged to practise their conversational skills.

EC is excited to bring students a variety of exciting activities, including wakeboarding, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and sailing, catering to students of all abilities and experience. This programme is perfect for Young Learners who are looking to get the most out of this stunning and typically English seaside town!

Based at the Portsmouth campus, this exciting programme gives students the opportunity to try their hand at a wide variety of animation skills used in the production of games and films. This option offers a great insight into the current, fast-moving animation industry, and is perfectly suited to creative young minds.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: I need to get in touch with my child urgently – what can I do?

A: Every Young Learner destination has its own

Q: What can I expect my child to learn? A: Young Learner courses are well-rounded to give your child the confidence and independence

emergency number that can be found in the

to speak English themselves. We emphasize

information pack you will receive upon booking a

speaking and listening as these skills are not often

programme.

practised back home, but also include relevant cultural activities to enhance your child’s learning

Q: In the case of homestay programmes, when will I know more about my child’s family?

A: Homestay profiles are sent out 2 weeks prior to your child’s arrival.

experience. We create an interactive learning environment that merges academic language learning with real-world practise.

Q: How much pocket money should I give my child? A: The programmes are all inclusive and therefore all meals, accommodation, tuition and activities (including entrance fees) are covered. Pocket money is advisable for extra beverages, shopping and extra activities. This is not obligatory and purely up to the student, at the parent’s discretion. The average Young Learner is generally given approximately €50/£42/$55/CAD72 per week.

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Q: How do students spend their time at the weekend Q: Is there a curfew in place for my child? or during their free time? A: Curfews are dependent on age, with strict rules A: C lassic: We offer a standard activity programme of in place on each programme to ensure that our 5 half-day activities, 4 evening activities, and 1 full

students are well-rested and ready to get the

day activity per week so that free time is limited

most out of their day filled with fun lessons and

while offering students a chance to relax and

activities. EC leaders are on hand to ensure that

mingle with their new friends.

the rules are respected every night, and safety is a

Summer Camp: We offer a standard activity programme of 5 half-day activities, 5 evening activities and 2 full day activities per week. Thus 24-hr supervision is provided. Freestyle: We offer a standard activity programme of 3 half-day activities, 3 evening activities and 1 full day activity per week, allowing our more mature Young Learners a more independent stay.

constant priority.

Q: How many students is one EC social leader responsible for?

A: We assign one EC leader per 15 students on our

Classic and Freestyle programme, and 1 EC leader per 10 students on our Summer Camp programme to make sure each Young Learner gets the supervision they need.

A typical Young Learner weekend or free morning/ evening involves a healthy blend of self-study, relaxation, and exciting activities to allow students to explore their destination alongside their friends.

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