Higher English project

Students learn through project-based lessons and a choice of academic, active and creative electives. Includes 3 full day study tours.

Details of the courses

Course type: Young Learners
Age of student: 12-17
Language level: Beginner (A1) – Proficient (C2)
Staff/student ratio: 1:6
Course dates: All year
Location: Felsted, BishopS stortford, Saffron Walden, Cambridge and London.

Who is this course for?

Students who want to combine English language study,
activities and cultural visits.

The results of the course

• Greater knowledge of English in reading, writing, comprehension / listening and conversation
• Vocabulary and better pronunciation
• Group work skills, independence and communication
• An increase in trust
• An international network of friends

I came to SWEC to improve my English, especially my vocabulary. At home we only study reading and writing; here we do more and improve through activities. (Thomas January 2017)

Course description

Learning through projects is particularly motivating for young learners and helps them remember the language that they learn. Working in groups, students use English to produce something tangible like a short film, a presentation, a magazine or a short story.
Project work guarantees students study something new every time. Each project is based on a theme, for example Life in England.

Activities

18 hours per two weeks course
All the activities are taught by experienced activity leaders and develop students’ skills in their chosen activities in English. Students practice their English, while focused on an activity, which leads to a natural and fluent use of the language.
A mix of active, academic and creative options are available at all our young learner schools.

Sport

Archery
Rounders
Football
Netball
Laser tag
Swimming
Tennis and many others

Academic activities

British literature
Creative writing
Exam skills
Journalism
Presentations and debates

Creative activities

Art and design
Art in Cambridge
Cookery
Dance
Drama
Pottery
Performing arts
Photography and film-making

Extra activities

Golf: This elective includes 6 hours of tuition by a golf professional at The SW Golf Club.
Horse-riding: Horse-riding takes place at an accredited equestrian centre.
Sailing

These activities need to be booked in advance and an extra charge of £200 is payable.

HOLDERS OF THE BRITISH COUNCIL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY STANDARDS AND STUDENT CARE

Study excursion

4 full day study tours per two weeks course
Students learn about British life and culture through study tours to historic UK destinations such as London, Oxford, Cambridge and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Study tours are learning opportunities outside the classroom and are part of the academic programme. Students are prepared for the study tour in class, given a task to do on the trip and have a feedback lesson afterwards. Young learners are carefully supervised on all study tours.

Activities

27 hours per two weeks course
After lessons, afternoon activities and dinner, the students wh stay in a boarding school will have an evening activity – more chance for your child to learn and practise English. Examples of evening activities include team-building challenges, camp fire, crossing rivers, craft, ceramic, cupcake decoration, treasure hunts and movie nights.

Course includes

• Accommodation at boarding school or host family
• All meals, snacks and drinks
• All social activities and study tours
• Airport transfers on arrival and departure