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Summer Programme 2011


Summer Programme 2011

FOR CHILDREN AGED 8-13 and 14-17 COURSE DATES 2 Weeks - 18th July - 31st July 2011 3 Weeks - 18th July - 31st July 2011 UK TOUR 13th July - 18th July 2011

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About UK2Learn

UK2Learn is an established provider of educational programmes for international students. We offer a first-class range of services from our well-renowned Summer and Boarding School Experience programmes to our popular internships and guardianships.

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Course Details

UK2Learn offers an excellent choice of subjects to study in a dynamic and highly motivating learning environment.

The UK2Learn experience is about much more than just improving English skills, it is about students having a wonderful time during their stay in the UK and building lasting friendships.

As a unique feature, UK students also join the programme and whilst international students study English, they study a foreign language such as French, Italian, Russian and Thai to name but a few.

Over the years hundreds of international students, teachers and parents have joined UK2Learn and we look forward to making you one of them.

Students are divided into groups according to age and language ability. In the morning students will study English and British Culture and in the afternoon they will team up with UK students to study two of the following subjects: • • • • •

Suzie Mackie Director UK2Learn

UK2Learn: an exciting and challenging experience for international students to explore the academic life and culture of UK students

Art & Photography Business & Marketing Celebratory Arts Dance Drama

• Jewellery Design • Poetry & Creative Writing • Public Speaking • Singing

The Venue

The exclusive host of the UK2Learn Summer programme is Prior’s Field School in Godalming, Surrey. Prior’s Field is a traditional boarding school which boasts a wonderful family atmosphere and has excellent sporting facilities including a heated swimming pool.

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Subjects

Celebratory Arts Students will design and make carnival costumes from recycled material to be showcased at the UK2Learn certificate ceremony.

Art & Photography Focusing on images, colours, light, reflection and different materials students are encouraged to explore the vast array of features a digital camera holds. Students will create individual scrap books detailing their exploration.

Dance A new course at UK2Learn where students will cover the basic skills needed to perform authentic hip-hop moves and also be given the chance to choreograph their own dance routine which they will perform at the certificate ceremony.

Business and Marketing Perfect for students wishing to gain a glimpse into the ever changing and dynamic world of business. By interacting, using role play games and then completing a marketing project, students will really develop a grasp of business vocabulary.

Drama Learning the fundamentals of drama combined with practicing performance techniques used to increase confidence are all covered on this course and showcased in a play written, directed and acted by students at the certificate ceremony.

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Jewellery Design English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and British Culture Understanding the social and cultural aspects of British life and learning about past an present traditions is a new and innovative way to learn English with the main focus of the lessons being about improving speaking and listening skills.

A beginners guide to jewellery making that involves learning all about ancient techniques and using current methods to design and make a piece of jewellery students can take home.

Poetry & Creative Writing A chance for students to discover poetry and creative writing through a dynamic and supportive English environment which gives the necessary skills and confidence to continue writing in future.

Public Speaking Film-Making & Animation Students will explore how to write, design and edit film using professional equipment and expert guidance to produce a short animated film, which will premiere at the certificate ceremony.

This course is aimed at giving confidence and composure to students when they speak in public.

Singing Students with a passion for singing will really enjoy singing with the emphasis being on having fun.This class aims to boost confidence by singing songs of different styles and traditions in preparation for a performance at the final certificate ceremony. +44(0)1483 425500

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Summer 2011 Excursion Programme There will be three full day excursions and four half day excursions during the two week programme and a further two full day trips and two half day trips on our 3 week programme.

Arundel Castle - set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle is one of the great treasure houses of England.You have the chance to see paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings, a fantastic day for those that love history and the arts.

Brighton - the bustling Seaside City of Brighton has so much to offer! There are numerous individual shops you won’t find anywhere else in the world and they are all hidden down the mysterious and windy Lanes.You can walk the planks of Brighton Pier to discover the mini theme park 300m out to sea and if that’s not your thing you can walk along the famous pebbly beach sampling traditional fish & chips.

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Chessington World of Adventures - there’s nothing like a sense of wild adventure to really make you want to dig deeper and discover more. At Chessington World of Adventures, there are hundreds of amazing rides for all ages and if that isn’t your thing Chessington also has a fantastic zoo where explorers can learn about over 1,000 animals from all around the world!

Guildford - the historic town of Guildford is a fantastic place for a day out.You will have time to walk along the ancient river Wey with its beautiful canal boats, explore Guildford Castle and even see where Lewis Carol, the author of Alice in Wonderland once lived. There will also be plenty of time to visit the excellent shops in the town centre.

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Hampton Court - the palace is best known as Henry VIII’s Royal Palace. King Henry seized it from Cardinal Wolsey and it has been extensively modified by various monarchs.You will be able to explore the kitchens, the King’s quarters and the magnificent gardens with its world famous maze.

London - there is so much to see and so much to do so we have included 3 excursions to London this year.The first excursion will involve a trip to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards, a visit to the amazing Science Museum and then a tour around the stadium of Chelsea football club.The second excursion gives students the chance to catch a river boat down the Thames and watch a fantastic London musical such as the War Horse,The Lion King, Oliver or Grease and the final trip to London includes a guided coach tour around some of the major sites and a flight on the London Eye or a visit to London’s only film and cinema museum, the Movieum.

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Oxford & Stratford-Upon-Avon - the university city of Oxford is known as the ‘city of dreaming spires’ and is home to incredible architecture dating back to medieval times. Students visit Christ Church College where the world’s smallest cathedral is set and also the film, Harry Potter is filmed. Students will then travel to Stratford-Upon-Avon which is the birth place of William Shakespeare. Stratford is set in the beautiful and rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.

Windsor - Windsor Castle is one of the official residencies of the Royal family and one of the largest inhabited castles in the world dating back to William the Conqueror. The famous miniature Queen Mary Dolls House is held within the Castle and there are also plenty of unique shops for you to explore on the nearby Windsor high street.

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Student Life

Sport’s Programme

The quality of student life is why so many people choose UK2Learn. It is an exciting, challenging, dynamic and safe environment for students to have a great time whilst learning English. Students are kept busy from morning until night! Accommodation Boys and girls are accommodated separately in single, double or 4 bedded rooms within the main school building whilst parents are accommodated in a separate area in single en-suite rooms. A large communal area is available during free time where students are able to play games, pool, table tennis and practise English with their new friends. To ensure a safe and secure environment, fully qualified UK2Learn first aiders supervise the students 24 hours a day.

Prefer to stay with a host family? UK2Learn has a number of fantastic host families close to the school. Please contact us for further information. Meals Tasting new food is all part of visiting another country and UK2Learn provides a delicious breakfast, hot lunch, hot dinner and packed lunches during excursions. Making New Friends Joining a UK2Learn programme is a wonderful opportunity for students from different cultures and nationalities to meet and become friends.There is also the chance to mix with local British students that also attend the programme, this really is the perfect way to practise and improve your English.

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Our sports and activities’ programme is designed to keep students busy and active. There is definitely something for everyone, from football, swimming, basketball and volleyball to badminton, rounders and tennis. UK2Learn also offers private professional coaching for students wishing to develop further in a particular sport. Please contact us on info@uk2learn.com for more information.

Evening Programme The fun does not stop in the evenings as students are invited to enjoy a mix of entertainment and games including film nights, talent shows, art & craft workshops and discos, a perfect way to finish the day.

Grand Finale! All UK2Learn courses are designed to conclude with a grand presentation showcasing everything the students have learnt and achieved during their time on the programme. The grand finale is attended by local dignitaries, parents and all UK2Learn staff to mark the completion of the programme. Outstanding achievement awards and medals are presented to students who have demonstrated a high level of commitment and progress during their time on the programme. This celebration is not to be missed!

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Sample Student Timetable 18th July Monday

08:30 - 09:00 09:00 - 09:30

Students Arrive

19th July Tuesday

20th July Wednesday

21st July Thursday

22nd July Friday

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

EFL

EFL

EFL

EFL

Break

Break

Break

Break

EFL

EFL

EFL

EFL

11:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Lunch

Orientation

Active English

Break

Break

14:00 - 16:00

Lunch Lunch HALF DAY TRIP HALF DAY TRIP GUILDFORD

16:00 - 16:30

Sport

Sport

Shopping, and a choice of bowling or laser quest

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

16:30 - 17:30 17:30 - 18:00

24th July Sunday

Free Time

09:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

23rd July Saturday

Lunch

ARUNDEL CASTLE

FULL DAY FULL DAY TRIP TRIP LONDON CHESSINGTON Sightseeing, Lunch Outside Buckingham Palace, Science Museum,Tour of Chelsea FC

WORLD OF ADVENTURES

Theme Park, Exciting Rides, Zoo, Lunch in Park

Active English Break Sport

18:00 - 18:30

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

18:30 - 19:00

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Dinner

Dinner

19:00 - 21:00

21:00 - 21:30

Orientation

Games

Pottery

Pool Party

Olympics

Quiz Night

Disco

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

22:00 - 22:30

JUNIORS (8-13) IN THEIR BEDROOM BY 22:00, SENIORS (14-16) IN THEIR BEDROOM BY 22:30

Sample Parent Timetable 25th July Monday

26th July Tuesday

27th July Wednesday

28th July Thursday

29th July Friday

30th July Saturday

31st July Sunday

08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

09:30 - 11:00

FULL DAY TRIP LUXURY SPA DAY

ENGLISH

FULL DAY TRIP LONDON

FULL DAY TRIP

2 week students depart and 3 week students leave for a full day excursion

11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

Spa treatment, lunch in restaurant, fitness classes, therapy session

ENGLISH ETIQUETTE Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 ENGLISH 16:00 - 16:30 16:30 - 17:30 17:30 - 18:00

OXFORD & STRATFORD UPON AVON

Break

Parents are free to travel London, they ENGLISH can then meet students later Lunch that evening for HALF DAY TRIP a river cruise and theatre trip WINDSOR CASTLE

SUGARCRAFT

Lunch ENGLISH

Break

Break

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

Tour of Christ Church College and Harry Potter Hogwarts Hall, visit Shakespeare’s birth place

FULL DAY TRIP LONDON Guided coach tour of the major sites of London, choice of visiting the London Movieum or a trip on the London Eye

Free Time

18:00 - 18:30

Dinner

Dinner

18:30 - 19:00

Free Time

Free Time

Table Setting

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Free Time

Free Time

Talent Show

Charity

Certificate Ceremony

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Dinner

19:00 - 21:00 Free Time 21:00 - 21:30 22:00 - 22:30

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

JUNIORS (8-13) IN THEIR BEDROOM BY 22:00, SENIORS (14-16) IN THEIR BEDROOM BY 22:30

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Parents’ Programme If you are a parent who is keen to travel with your child to the UK, we have just the thing for you. The parents’ programme has an interesting, challenging and popular itinerary of activities which runs concurrently to the students’ programme.

There are a range of master classes and talks on subjects ranging from garden design to English cookery which will enhance language skills in a unique way. UK2Learn also offers parents conversation classes with an experienced teacher. Parents will also accompany their children during the excursion programme which takes in some of the most popular attractions in the UK.

Teachers’ Programme

We recognise that learning never stops, which is why we offer an optional training programme for accompanying teachers. It’s not all work and no play because the UK2Learn excursion programme provides that all important time to unwind. Please contact info@uk2learn.com for more information.

Please contact us at, info@uk2learn for a full timetable and fee information. Wisely Gardens A chance to talk with a professional garden designer as you stroll through the magnificent English gardens at Wisely. Table Setting & Napkin Folding A great opportunity to learn how to impress your dinner guests. Flower Arranging Learn how to create the perfect flower arrangement with a professional florist. English Etiquette Become a true English gent or lady by following a set of simple English etiquette rules in this class. Sugar Craft A beginner’s guide to sugar craft involving the various techniques used and lots of samples which will leave you with a taste for more! +44(0)1483 425500

Photography An introduction to digital photography how to make the best use of your equipment. Film Making & Animation A professional technician will introduce you to the basics of film and animation by helping you to create, write, film and produce a short animation. Luxury Spa Day A well earned day of relaxation! You will spend the day in one of the worlds most prestigious spar resorts, Champneys.You will enjoy full use of the facilities before you are treated to a delicious lunch.

“Knowing my child was in safe hands I was able to really give the selection of parent activities my all!” Parent info@uk2learn.com

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Important Information Medical Cover Supervision of students is of paramount importance to us at UK2Learn. There is always a first aid trained member of staff supervising students 24 hours a day. In the event of a student becoming unwell during their stay with us, we will provide all necessary medical assistance. The majority of the health care system in the UK is free; however we strongly recommend that students arrive in the UK with valid health insurance for the full duration of their stay. Insurance UK2Learn has indemnity insurance and comprehensive travel insurance that covers all students in the event of an accident and we advise students take out personal insurance to cover any loss or damage to personal possessions.

“Business studies was my favourite class. I now want to be a business man when I’m older!” Malaysian student

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Fees Please see the enclosed fee sheet or speak to your teacher/agent for prices. Fees include: • full board (accommodation & all meals) • all full-day and half-day excursions, including admission fees • professional tuition • end of course certificate and report • copy of any work produced (CD/ portfolio of artwork, film work etc) • sporting activities • evening activities • pottery activity souvenir • weekly laundry • regulated internet access • return travel from either Heathrow or Gatwick (for groups of 10 or more) • 24 hour supervision Additional costs: • airfares • theatre trip to see a London musical • one-to-one English/IELTS/subject tuition • one-to-one sports’ tuition tutition - IELTS GSCE/A Level subjects

SPECIAL OFFERS

For every 10 students, UK2Learn provides a FREE teacher place

HOLIDAY, HOLIDAY, HOLIDAY Optional tour of the UK (Wednesday 13th July - Monday 18th July 2011)

Discover the best of Britain with a tour that takes in some of the most spectacular sights and attractions in the country. Availability is limited, so if you would like to join UK2Learn on this tour, please book early.

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Meet The Team The Teachers UK2Learn teachers create inspiring and motivating classes that students just love! With a wealth of professional skills and experience our teachers make a lasting impression on students’ educational development.

Alison Clarke English and Drama Specialist

Craig Hills Film Making Specialist

Elise May Film Making Specialist

Rosalind Biggs English and Business Specialist

Penny Baker Anne Townend Art and Photography English and Specialist Business Specialist

Alix Cazalet Drama Specialist

Suzie Mackie English and Teacher Training Specialist

The Support Team

Jane Hatton Sugar Craft Specialist

Our support team is here to organise a fun packed social programme to ensure that students make the most of their visit to the UK.

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Alex Mackie Kate Thompson Social Programme Social Programme Organiser Organiser

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Charity Support UK2Learn is proud to support the Kwasa Centre in South Africa. The Kwasa Centre is in an incredibly deprived area of South Africa and helps meet the needs of children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. It provides a safe and secure environment for more than 200 children. Having lived in South Africa and Zimbabwe as a child, the Kwasa centre is very close to Suzie Mackie’s heart. More than £4,000 has been raised by UK2Learn in the past 4 years which has helped provide the centre with school equipment, bicycles for the children and the sponsorship of one child to attend school for a year.

“I love my charity t-shirt which I can take home. All my friends have written all over it and I hope the money can help the children in Africa.” Russian student

Royal Connections HRH Prince Michael of Kent is patron of the Oxford Quality programme, which aims to help educational institutions in Russia provide better quality education in English.

In 2009 UK2Learn had the great honour of welcoming HRH to the programme celebrations where he enjoyed meeting students, teachers and parents. UK2Learn is very privileged to have a member of the royal family that fully supports the aims and objectives of this programme.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day and found the children to be a great source of inspiration.” HRH Prince Michael of Kent

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UK Tour UK2Learn also offers an action packed UK tour which begins before the Summer programme starts, this is definitely a trip not to be missed! Students, parents and accompanying teachers will discover the best of Britain with an exciting 6 day tour taking in some of the most popular tourist attractions in England and Scotland. The itinerary this year is crammed with a wide selection of excursions and activities to suit everybody. If you like the hustle and bustle of the city or a more relaxed pace of life in picturesque countryside, UK2Learn has created a tour that contains it all. Here is a selection of just some of the highlights:

Durham & Edinburgh The next stop on the UK tour is to Durham where you will visit the magnificent Durham Cathedral before the tour moves onto the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh. Here you will pass through the city streets and alleyways of this beautiful city that is steeped in history. If you are brave enough to attend the ghost tour you can learn of the great cities dark secrets from the past.

Robin Hood Discover the historic adventures of the legendary Robin Hood, Britain’s favourite outlaw. There is also plenty of time to walk around the historic city centre and do some shopping.

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Stirling & Loch Lomond The tour moves out of Edinburgh through Stirling where you will visit one of Scotland’s finest castles before reaching Loch Lomond, the UK’s largest expanses of fresh water and an excellent opportunity for you to try and spot the Loch Ness monster!

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Manchester & Liverpool

Chocolate Factory

Sporty students will love visiting our next stop as the tour enters Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United football club. There will also be plenty of time to visit the huge number of exclusive shops Manchester has to offer. Next up on the tour is Liverpool, known for its musical history it seems only apt that you follow in the footsteps of the most famous pop group ever, the Beatles You will join the ‘Magical Mystery Beatles Tour’.

The final leg of the trip will take you to the UK’s very own Charlie and the chocolate factory! Visit the Cadbury’s factory in Birmingham where you can see how chocolate is made, make your own chocolate and even taste all the different types as you travel around its extraordinary surroundings! Unfortunately that concludes the tour but don’t worry, it is now time to begin the action packed and exciting Summer 2011 programme!

Availability is limited on the UK2Learn tour so for more information or to reserve your place please contact us at, info@uk2learn.com

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Other courses/services

UK2Learn is proud to offer a range of further courses including: ·Easter Programme Parents’ Programme Teachers’ Programme Internship Programme Guardianship for students studying in British boarding schools Placement service for Boarding schools, language schools, colleges and universities

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UK2Learn Summer Brochure 2011