Summer Language Courses
in the heart of the Somerset countryside
Learn a new language and experience life in the UK
King's Schools, Taunton
Commencing 9 July 2020
Located in the heart of the British countryside, King’s Schools, Taunton provides continuous day and boarding education for girls and boys aged 2 to 18 years. It comprises King’s Hall School which has approximately 300 children from 2 to 13 and King’s College which has approximately 460 pupils from 13 to 18. Both schools provide inspired teaching, superb facilities, and our nurturing of individual potential combine to create an environment in which young people achieve great things.
Taunton is a large regional town in Somerset. The town is home to Somerset County Cricket and sits close to a range of stunning landscapes, from cattle-grazed meadows in the Somerset Levels, to the windswept Quantock Hills that afford views of the coast.
With excellent transport links, London is only two hours by train, and Bristol and Exeter international airports can both be reached in approximately 40 minutes by car.
Summer Language Courses
During the summer holiday 2020, we will be holding residential language courses based at King's Hall School.
Taught by qualified and experienced TEFL tutors, students will:
- undertake 20 hours of formal teaching per week;
- be able to communicate with people from other nationalities on a daily basis;
- enjoy lessons and activities that will stretch their language skills;
- be immersed in the heart of the British countryside.
“By living in an English environment, students experience a full immersion. This is what makes the course so effective.”
Formal teaching classes take place in the mornings, Monday to Friday.
Students are encouraged to communicate through writing and speech to improve their grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Classes are formal but fun, thereby improving the student’s knowledge and confidence.
Portfolio of Learning
Throughout the two-week course, students are encouraged to assemble a personal portfolio of their learning. With background information on the places they will visit, the students can record their experiences of the course, and refeclt on how their English has developed and improved over the two weeks. The portfolio is theirs to take home.
On Wednesday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays, students will visit and take part in activities in places of historical and cultural interest including Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury and Wells. The excursions incorporate a teacher-led activity, followed by some free time to explore the city and do some shopping.
Example Weekly Timetable
|Mon and Tues||Breakfast||English Lessons||Lunch||Carousel of sports, activities and projects||Dinner||Games and activities|
|Wed||Breakfast||English Lessons||Lunch||Excursion||Dinner||Games and activities|
|Thurs and Fri||Breakfast||English Lessons||Lunch||Carousel of sports, activities and projects||Dinner||Games and activities|
|Sat and Sun||Breakfast||Excursions||Lunch||Excursion||Dinner||Games and activities|
“Give your child a lifetime opportunity to gain fluency in the English language whilst having fun and making friends with people from all over Europe.”
The students can choose between sports such as football, badminton, basketball and swimming. They can even try surfing with one of our experienced instructors. The long summer evenings allow time to relax and play language games.
COSTS AND DATES:
The first course will commence on Thursday 9 July.
The courses costs £1,050 per week, with a minimum stay of two weeks, and a maximum of four.
Week 1: Thursday 9 July – Thursday 16 July
Week 2: Thursday 16 July – Thursday 23 July
Week 3: Thursday 23 July – Thursday 30 July
Week 4: Thursday 30 July – Thursday 6 August
|INCLUDED IN THE COST OF EACH COURSE||NOT INCLUDED|
|Accommodation in shared rooms||Costs of flights|
|Transfers to and from the airport||Travel or personal insurance|
|All meals||Medical or dental costs during the course|
|All excursions including entrance fees||Pocket money|
|Transportation during the course|
Pupils will be provided with three meals per day plus afternoon cake and tea. A tuck shop will also be available selling drinks and snacks.
Our catering team provides home-cooked local-sourced meals.
During excursions in town centres, the students can purchase their own lunch (speaking in English, naturally).
The courses will be led by Course Co-ordinator, Sandra Lawson. She will be assisted by experienced and TEFL qualified staff.
Head of EAL at King's College, Sandra has lived in the United Kingdom for the past 10 years. In 1995, she qualified as a TEFL teacher and since then has gained extensive experience teaching English to children and adults.
Using a comprehensive approach to teaching, Sandra applies a variety of styles and methods to satisfy the different learning styles, levels and needs of her students. Her teaching is centred on communication and role-play that extends from classroom study and projects, to excursions and other trips.