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Weekly course hours – 28
Age Range - 14-17 yrs
This is an intensive course available during the academic year (January to June & August to December). It is homestay also at our main school. This makes year-round study possible for students from 14 years of age.
WHY CHOOSE SIR GEORGE? Intensive English language program Available in the winter, spring and autumn At our main school with full facilities Homestay accommodation Designed for teenagers Guided afternoon study sessions
English language level must be at a minimum of elementary. This is an ideal camp for students aged 14-17 who wish to have intensive English language study in a homestay environment.
ENGLISH AND LIFE SKILLS FOR TEENAGERS As well as learning English, students will discuss problems and difficult situations associated with modern life that many teenagers around the world are facing today or will face in their future. They will compare how they and their friends deal with problems and hear what their classmates do in their countries. Students will be presented with strategies and we hope that by talking them over, they will be better equipped to overcome future challenges. The areas covered are sometimes not covered in traditional education, such as: • How to be a successful teenager • Leadership • Global Issues • People from around the world • How to survive modern life • Relationships • Technology and business • Solving problems and teamwork
Sir George homestays:
Laundry: Your host will wash your clothes for you at least once each week. Bed linen is provided and will also be changed and washed once each week. Meals: Breakfast and dinner is provided by your hosts. Lunches on class days are provided at the course centre. At weekends packed lunches are provided. Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements.
Excursions are usually available for Sir George students as an option every other weekend, at additional cost. A full-day excursion to London, for example, costs approximately £45.
Afternoon options ENGLISH AND LIFE SKILLS FOR TEENAGERS As well as learning English, students will discuss problems and difficult situations associated with modern life that many teenagers around the world are facing today or will face in their future. They will compare how they and their friends deal with problems and hear what their classmates do in their countries. Students will be presented with strategies and we hope that by talking them over, they will be better equipped to overcome future challenges. The areas covered are sometimes not covered in traditional education, such as: • How to be a successful teenager • Leadership • Global Issues • People from around the world • How to survive modern life • Relationships • Technology and business • Solving problems and teamwork
ACTIVITIES & GUIDED STUDY Each week the Sir George camp offers 3 sessions of guided study and 2 sessions of cultural activities after your lessons. All are included in the fees. During guided study, work is set by your teachers and there is help available from a member of staff. Its aim is to reinforce and extend what you learn during your lessons, thereby helping you make quicker progress. Cultural activities offer a range of indoor activities or a cultural visit to a place of interest in the city - such as punting on the river Cam, King’s College chapel or the Fitzwilliam museum.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS Sir George students will be met at the airport of arrival in London by a Studio Cambridge representative on the Sunday of the start of the course. He or she will arrange your transportation to your accommodation by taxi. You will then be taken back to the airport on the Sunday at the end of your course and helped to check-in. The cost of this Sunday service from Heathrow or Stansted airports is included in the fees. A small supplement is charged for Sunday service to Gatwick or Luton airports. If you plan to arrive on a different day or at a different airport please contact us. Additional fees will apply. We must know your travel arrangements in advance. You can choose to make your own arrangements to come to Cambridge but we will need to know the details in advance
HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION Living with a host family in Cambridge in their private home - a “homestay” - is a great way to practise English in a relaxed environment outside of classes. Our hosts are known to us personally and we inspect all of them regularly. They provide a friendly environment, a clean and comfortable bedroom, good food and a quiet place for study.
Homestays are normally located less than 40 minutes from school on foot, by bicycle or using the frequent bus services. Our hosts are typical of British and Cambridge society as a whole with different ages and occupations, and from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Bedrooms are usually shared with another Studio student of similar age and different nationality. Some singles are available. Your host will wash your clothes once per week and bed linen and towels will be provided and regularly changed.
Your homestay hosts will provide you with 16 meals per week - breakfast and dinner every day, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday lunch is provided at school with a hot or cold option available Monday to Friday in the school café. Special dietary requirements can usually be met if requested in advance.
Is homestay accommodation right for you? Homestay accommodation is suitable for you if you are interested in living with (and learning about life with) a local Cambridge host. You will have unsupervised free time as you are required to travel independently between the school and your accommodation, by bus, bicycle or on foot. Homestay is only available on our Sir George camp.
TIMETABLE Classes are held each day, Monday to Friday. A typical day is as follows: Morning lessons 09:30 - 11:00 Two lessons (90 minutes) 11:30 - 13:00 Two lessons (90 minutes) Afternoon lessons 13:45 - 15:15 Two lessons* (90 minutes) Guided study or activity 15:30 – 16:15 One session* *There are no Friday afternoon lessons so cultural activities start from 14:00
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