Holiday courses plus sports

ESL courses combined with sports

Language students can either explore a new sport or practise one they already enjoy while benefiting from professional sports coaching at a high level. These sports programmes often take place at boarding schools, which combine excellent sports facilities with the convenience of on-site accommodation. Other English courses with sports programmes offer accommodation in host families. Some courses offer several sports in one package, for example team sports, or mixed outdoor sports such as kayaking, mountain biking, windsurfing and climbing.

Horse riding in England and Ireland

Britain has a long history of horse breeding and horse-riding is a very important activity in the UK and Ireland. As a result, a number of schools offer horse-riding lessons alongside English language courses. These courses offer the perfect opportunity for young people to improve both their English and their horse-riding skills in a pleasant environment.

From beginners’ courses all the way up to professional training, combined with showjumping if desired, there is no limit to the possibilities available. Other courses offer longer rides; trekking opportunities are available in areas like the beaches of the Scottish Lowlands or the hills of Donegal in Ireland. English language and horse riding courses are available to children and teenagers aged between eight and 17 years old. Accommodation is available either in a host family or at a boarding school, with English classes usually taking place in the morning so that the afternoon can be spent on horse riding or other leisure activities.

Football training with English lessons

Many of the larger English football clubs, such as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City, cooperate with language schools to offer summer camps which combine English language courses with football training. The trainers are certified football coaches who often come from the youth sections of the clubs running the summer camps. The coaching takes place primarily in the youth training centres of those clubs, though some programmes also include one or more training sessions in the club’s home stadium. A stay at the Manchester United Summer Camp includes a stadium tour of Old Trafford. Smaller clubs such as the Bolton Wanderers also offer interesting programmes combining English lessons with football training.

Golf with English lessons

The British Isles offer some of the best conditions in the world for playing golf. We can help you find a programme that combines high quality English lessons with first class golf tuition, either at a short-term summer camp, or as part of a longer stay at a boarding school. A range of courses are offered, from introductory courses for beginners to golf programmes for young people who are looking to improve their handicap. You will not only benefit from training on the driving range and the course, but also from the use of computer support for swing and shot analysis. A team of experienced teachers and golf professionals will be on site to supervise the participants around the clock. Schools often have their own golf courses; in addition, it will be possible to visit other nearby courses once you have achieved the required handicap.

English Courses for dance enthusiasts

If dance is your passion, we can recommend courses to you that combine English tuition dance programmes. Students will be supervised and taught by qualified language teachers and professional dance instructors. Participants will be able to learn different dance styles and genres, which they will showcase in a special performance at the end of the week. These courses are offered in combination with boarding school accommodation and include a varied evening activity programme plus two day-trips a week.

Tennis with English lessons

Tennis is a hugely popular sport and courses that combine tennis with English tuition are available to children aged eight and over. The mornings are spent in the classroom studying English and the afternoons are spent on the tennis court. The students will be helped to improve and develop their skills by professional tennis coaches. They will learn all the strategic shots such as the smash, the lob and the drop shot, as well as all the fundamental techniques of the game.

L. Marchand’s feedback:

My daughter participated in a language course with golf coaching and was delighted in every aspect and only wanted one thing: To go there again the next year.

The atmosphere among the students and with the coaches was ”super cool”, to say it in her words. I was also satisfied with the consultancy and organisation overall/altogether?, everything was perfectly planned and organised beforehand and at the school. It was her first flight by herself and that is why consultancy, the organisation and reliability were very important to me. Altogether I can only grade everything with an A+. Many thanks.

J. Bradtner’s feedback:

Our son was in a football camp and totally delighted.

After one day at home, he preferred to go back again. For Moritz it was a great experience and the exact right programme!!! He is still in touch with a lot of the boys from camp through social media and they want to try and meet up there again the next year.

H. Lawes’ feedback:

The feedback for my daughters stay is quickly done. My daughter was highly enthusiastic. We only heard the best from the school.

Our daughter really made progress. The horse riding was her highlight. Overall there were great horses, outstanding instructors and beautiful rides on the beach. Your consultancy for the planning of the journey was really exceptional. In our case Mr. Wolfgang Stein was always available and advised and assisted us. That really helped to calm us beforehand.

Sample prices

Sample prices for language courses for children and teenagers

Please consider these examples to be just one out of various course offers. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information and individual consultation.

Course type English language course for children aged 8 - 11 and 12-13

Beispiel Language-learning holiday for children in South West England

Duration One week (longer courses available)

Class size Max. 12 participants

Intensity 30 lessons of 45 minutes duration per week

Availability 26.03. - 06.04.2018

Accommodation Special host families for children

Catering provision Full board in a host family

Leisure programme Sport and social activity programme every afternoon (excluding Sundays)

Institute Language school in a small, safe seaside town, ideal for children

Price 670 UK pounds for language course, leisure programme, full board accommodation and transfers to/from the school; fees and transfer included

Kosten £670

Course type English language course for young people aged 16 years and above

Beispiel English course for young people in Worthing (England)

Duration Two weeks (shorter and longer courses are available)

Class size Max. 14 participants

Intensity 20 lessons of 45 minutes duration per week

Availability All year (excluding Christmas)

Accommodation Host family; single room

Catering provision Half board on week days, full board at weekends

Leisure programme Optional leisure programme

Institute Language training institute on the South Coast of England

Price £736 for language course, learning material, board and accommodation; fees included

Kosten £736

Course type English language course for young people aged 12 - 17

Beispiel Economical language course for young people in Bournemouth (England)

Duration Two weeks (three week option available)

Class size Max. 12 participants

Intensity 20 lessons of 45 minutes duration per week

Availability Courses begin between June and August

Accommodation Host family; twin room

Catering provision Half board in a host family

Leisure programme Sport and social activity programme on 4 afternoons and 1-2 evenings per week, 1 full-day excursion on Saturday

Institute Language school in Bournemouth

Price £1120 for the language course, learning material, leisure programme, full-board accommodation, bus ticket and transfer to/from the airport; fees included

Kosten £1120

Course type English language course for teenagers aged 13 - 17

Beispiel Summer language course for teenagers by the sea in Devon (England)

Duration Two weeks (longer courses available)

Class size Max. 12 participants

Intensity 15 lessons of 60 minutes duration per week

Availability 10.06. - 26.08.2018

Accommodation Host family; single room

Catering provision Full board in a host family

Leisure programme Sport and social activity programme every afternoon, full-day excursions on Saturdays and bank holidays

Institute Language school in a small seaside town in South West England

Price £1.342 for the language course, learning materials, board and accommodation, and Saturday transfers to and from Heathrow; fees included

Kosten £1.342

Course type English language course for young people aged 11 – 17; or aged 10 years or older for winter courses

Beispiel Intensive course for teenagers in York (England)

Duration Two weeks (shorter and longer courses available)

Class size Max. 14 participants, average 8

Intensity 30 lessons of 45 minutes duration per week

Availability Easter, summer, October and winter

Accommodation Host family

Catering provision Full board in a host family

Leisure programme Sport and social activity programme every afternoon

Institute Language school in a historic city in Northern England

Price £1.206 for the language course, learning material, leisure programme, Sunday transfers to and from Manchester Airport, board and accommodation; fees included

Kosten £1.206

Course type English language course for young people aged 13 – 17

Beispiel English course at boarding school in Dorset

Duration Two weeks (longer courses available)

Class size Max. 15 participants

Intensity 20 lessons of 45 minutes duration per week

Availability Juli 2018

Accommodation Shared room at the boarding school

Catering provision Full board at the boarding school

Leisure programme Varied leisure programme, excursions, intensive supervision

Institute Language school in a historic building in South West England

Price £1.830 for the language course, learning material, leisure programme, full board accommodation and transfer to and from the airport; fees included

Kosten £1.830

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