Vacational Studies

Pepys' Oak, Tydehams
Newbury, RG14 6JT
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+44 1 635 523 333

Established 1972. 4-week multinational residential English Language Courses for students aged 11-17. Accredited by the British Council. Member English UK.Experienced staff provide 15 hours teaching each week with a Certificate and Report at the end following a task-based learning programme.We use prestigious boarding schools, Mary Hare and Cheam, in countryside campuses with a daily organised sports, social and excursion programme.All students come for the month. We take only a small number from any country. This lets us create a really international, English-speaking community.Collection from/return to Heathrow Airport and comprehensive insurance are included in the Fee.

Vacational Studies 4-week residential English Language Courses for young people aged 11-17 have been running for 34 years. We are 'Accredited by the British Council' and were last inspected in 2003.Our Courses are totally international. We take small numbers from each country to ensure that English is the main medium of communication among the students. This emphasis on the practical use of English is combined with a full extra-curricular programme helping young people to learn 'English internationally.'THE STUDENTSWe accept boys and girls - near-beginners, intermediate and more advanced students - aged 11 to 17.The Courses are sports- orientated and encourage good social development in a community situation.THE SCHOOLSWe have two Schools, both near Newbury in Berkshire. Newbury is 45 minutes west of Heathrow and 30 minutes south of Oxford. The Courses are of 4 weeks' duration. Mary Hare 11 July - 8 August 2005Cheam 15 July - 12 August 2005Every student is covered by special Insurance.THE TEACHINGA staff of qualified, professional teachers, experienced in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language give 4 classes, each of 45 minutes, totalling 15 hours a week. Classes are graded according to age and ability in English.ACCOMMODATIONThis is in small dormitories in separate blocks for boys and girls. 18 year-olds have single study-bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIESThere is a regular sports programme. Every day there is a major social event.There are three excursions, including London.Optionally avaiable are theatre visits, tennis coaching and an Institute of Linguists examination in Spoken/Written English.HOW WE LOOK AFTER STUDENTSOur staff:student ratio of about 1:8 ensures that students are well looked-after.During the Course, progress reports are sent to parents. At the end of the Course, we issue a final report and leaving certificate with a report from the Director on the student's general progress and behaviour.Our Courses are designed with the benefit of years of experience. We combine the learning of good written and spoken English with an unforgettable and enjoyable holiday.PRICESMary Hare £2400Cheam £2400

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