Summer Courses for Teenagers (age 13-16)An International Experience with Inclusive Social Programme

This summer course, run on the University of Chester campus, is only for individual teenagers and "mini" groups (maximum 15 students per group). We create opportunities for students to increase their confidence in English at the same time as they learn about the culture and customs of other nations. The afternoon activities and excursions encourage the students to work together in English, activating their language in a natural and communicative manner.

English in Chester has been running Summer Courses for Teenagers for many years. The special features of our courses are:

  • No large groups, so every student is known and treated as an individual
  • A high staff to student ratio (1:10) – for extra care at all times
  • A maximum of 120 students, allowing us to give a lot of attention to every student
  • An excellent nationality mix - giving more opportunity for students to speak English
  • A varied, high quality social programme
  • Very good homestay accommodation with welcoming and caring families

Dates, Fees & Online Booking

Start Date Weeks Package per week Book
£565.00
  • Package price includes - tuition and social programme (£390.00 per week), homestay accommodation (shared or single), breakfast, dinner and a packed lunch (£175.00 per week).
  • Package price excludes - £55.00 registration fee, two-way local airport transfers (£86.00) or Meet & Greet service (£120.00).
  • Social programme includes (per week) - 2 project based afternoon, 1 half-day excursion, 2 half-day activities, 2 evening events, 1 full-day weekend excursion on all mid-course weekends.

There is a registration fee of £55.00 for all bookings. For information on deposits, payment of fees and our refund policy including cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

The Programme

Morning lessons (09.30 - 13.00) focus on actively improving communication in spoken English. There is a language focus, enabling you to use language structures with confidence, and a skills focus to improve your spoken and written English using newspapers, magazines, radio programmes, poems and songs.

The afternoon excursion/activity programme is one of the outstanding features of the course. It is an integral part of the whole language learning experience and is designed to be enjoyable and stimulating. It is also an opportunity to develop language, social and sporting skills.

Sample Social Programme

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 PM Introductory Tour (for new arrivals only) Sport / Art / Drama / Dance Quiz Prep. Sport / Art / Drama / Dance 14.00 - 18.00:
Beeston Castle / Ice Cream Farm
09.00 - 18.00:
North Wales, Conwy & Llandudno
Eve Bowling Quiz
2 PM Introductory Tour / Photo Shoot Sport / Art / Drama / Dance Beatles Project Sport / Art / Drama / Dance 14.00 - 18.00:
Manchester United Tour
09.00 - 18.00:
Liverpool
Eve Riverboat Disco Alternative Fashion Show
3 PM Introductory Tour / Treasure Hunt Sport / Art / Drama / Dance International Evening Prep. Sport / Art / Drama / Dance 14.00 - 18.00:
Manley Mere
09.00 - 18.00:
Alton Towers
Eve Scottish Ceilidh International Evening
4 PM Introductory Tour / Film Chester Sport / Art / Drama / Dance Film Chester Sport / Art / Drama / Dance 14.00 - 18.00:
Chester Zoo
09.00 - 18.00:
Manchester
Eve Riverboat Disco English in Chester Oscars
5 PM Introductory Tour / Chester Fairy Tale Sport / Art / Drama / Dance Talent Night Prep. Sport / Art / Drama / Dance 14.00 - 18.00:
Ice Skating
09.00 - 18.00:
North Wales, Conwy & Llandudno
Eve Bowling Talent Night
6 PM Introductory Tour / Beatles Project Sport / Art / Drama / Dance Quiz Prep. Sport / Art / Drama / Dance 14.00 - 18.00:
Manchester United Tour
09.00 - 18.00:
Liverpool
Eve Riverboat Fancy Dress Disco Quiz
7 PM International Evening Prep. Sport / Art / Drama / Dance Chester Treasure Hunt Sport / Art / Drama / Dance 14.00 - 18.00:
Blue Planet Aquarium
Eve International Evening Laser Quest

Saturday excursions are only for students staying the following week.

Groups

If you are an Educational Tour Operator or a teacher and would like to send a mini group (max 10 students and 1 leader) please email Jenny Rush at groups@english-in-chester.co.uk with your requirements and we will get back to you with a quotation.

We also take larger closed groups out of season. Click here for more information about our Courses for Groups.

Summer Courses for Teenagers
Lessons / hours per week
20 lessons / 15 hours plus inclusive social programme
Start dates
Any Monday from 25 June to 10 August 2018 for 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Ages
Minimum: 13*
Maximum: 16*
*In exceptional circumstances there may be a few 12 and 17 year olds on the course when they form part of a group booking.
Please read the section "Students under the age of 18" in our Terms & Conditions.
Maximum class size
14
Levels
Elementary to Advanced (A1 to C1)
Special weekly features
  • 2 project based afternoons
  • 1 half-day excursion
  • 2 half-day activities
  • 2 evening events
  • 1 full-day weekend excursion on all mid-course weekends (not the final Saturday)

Student numbers (2016/2017)

  • Italy30%
  • Spain22%
  • Russia10%
  • Argentina8%
  • Germany6%
  • Taiwan4%
  • Poland3%
  • Switzerland3%
  • Other14%
Students at Manchester United Football ClubStudents at Manchester United Football Club
Students in classStudents in class
River DiscoRiver Disco
Excursion to ManchesterExcursion to Manchester
Students playing footballStudents playing football
University of Chester campusUniversity of Chester campus