Clifton College Summer Language School

Clifton College is a traditional English boarding school that values very highly the international dimension and the cosmopolitan atmosphere brought to the school by its overseas’ boarders and its summer school students. In term-time, the school teaches over 1100 pupils (20% from overseas) and in the summer there are up to 400 residential students at any one time from more than 15 diferent countries. The summer school runs for six weeks in July and August and is open to groups (8-17 yrs) and individual students (13–17 yrs) for 2-4 week stays.

  • Prime Location

Bristol is the second largest city in the south of England after London and has a population of nearly half a million people. It’s an interesting and exciting city which combines a fascinating history with a modern trendy feel. Bristol is made up of many diferent districts including the very attractive residential area of Clifton which is only a 20-minute walk from the city-centre. The College is just a short walk from Clifton Village with its shops, cafés and local amenities…not to mention the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Bristol International Airport (BRS) is 15 km away and London Heathrow (LHR) is 175 km.

 

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  • Fantastic Campus Facilities

The College is set in extensive, safe, attractive grounds with excellent residential, educational and sporting facilities. On campus there are large spacious playing felds, tennis courts, a sports hall and a 25m indoor heated swimming pool. Students also have access to the student café, the school shop and the computer room. WiFi is available in most areas of the campus and in the boarding houses.

Click here to take a look at the Clifton College Campus Map

 

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  • Modern Accommodation within Historical Boarding Houses

Students are accommodated in 9 diferent boarding houses which surround the main campus (see campus map). Each house has between 30–60 beds in diferent-sized rooms of 1–6 beds per room. Kids are generally accommodated in 2–6 bedded rooms and Teens in 1–4 bedded rooms. Group Leaders have single rooms unless otherwise requested.

The College provides bed linen and towels and a weekly laundry service for light items of clothing (underwear, socks, T-shirts etc). Girls and boys are accommodated on separate floors or in diferent parts of the boarding houses and have separate shared bathrooms with toilets, showers and washbasins. There is a common room or “House Hall” in each boarding house where students can relax, socialize with each other, watch TV or DVDs, play cards or board games…all under the watchful eye of the residential staf. Individual students are all accommodated in the same boarding house under the careful supervision of the experienced pastoral team. They form an international group and have activities and excursions together.

 

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  • Catering

The College has two self-service dining rooms and provides the students with 3 wholesome meals each day. Breakfast is continental during the week and cooked at the weekend. Lunch and dinner consist of soup with bread, pasta bar, a main dish, vegetables, salad bar, desserts and fresh fruit basket. Packed meals are provided for full-day excursions, late arrivals and early departures and there is a weekly barbeque (weather permitting!).

Click here to take a look at our breakfastlunch & dinner menus (sample).

 

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Our long-standing relationships

Clifton College Summer Language Schools is a long-standing and very successful partnership between:

  • Clifton College – providing and managing its own excellent facilities and running the activity and excursion programme
  • Bristol Language Centre – writing and teaching its own unique vacation course materials for young learners and teenagers
  • Experio Life – offering expert marketing, sales and client relations

Our courses on offer for Summer 2017

These courses combine on-campus sports activities (eg, football, tennis, basketball), multi-activity sessions (eg, swimming, rounders, dodgeball, touch rugby, cricket), artistic activities (dance, drama, film-making, arts & crafts) with educational “Discover Bristol” walks and visits. Students are supervised at all times by Clifton College Summer Language School staff.

Vacation Courses at Clifton College offer English Language tuition (15 hours per week), for international students aged 13–17, who are visiting the UK for a short period of 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

     

  • Timetable

Students have morning English classes from 0900 – 1240 and afternoon activities from 1345 – 1700. Students will join with Kids (8 – 12 years) for evening activities between 1930 – 2130.

Click here to take a look at our Vacation Courses Sample Programme.

     

  • English Classes 

(provided by Bristol Language Centre)

All students are tested on their first full day, and subsequently placed in classes of no more than 16 students at an appropriate level for their ability. The lessons are topic-based, and are designed to help students develop communication skills, natural English and a range of vocabulary. Materials have been specifically developed for the courses and include authentic resources.

 

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  • Afternoon Activities 

Student activities are a combination of language practice, culture, arts and crafts, sports, and lots of fun! They include walking tours of Clifton and Bristol, as well as organised team games. Activities are also very varied with a full range of campus sports (football, tennis, volleyball, swimming), arts & crafts activities (cooking classes, dance classes, drumming workshops, hula-hooping workshops), specialist events (falconry displays, ghost walks, scavenger hunts) and cultural visits (monuments, museums, art galleries). For a supplement, students may also choose from a wide-range of off-site activities we provide, including the cinema, bowling, and adventure golf.

 

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  • Evening Activities

Every evening students can enjoy a variety of different activities. Some are for the whole College (disco, film night, talent show, sports tournaments) and some are for smaller groups (quiz night, dance classes, cooking classes, ghost walk). At least once per week, activities are organised within the boarding houses or between two boarding houses to give students an opportunity to get to know their house-mates or neighbours and to practise their English while socialising and having fun.

 

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  • Excursions

Students will visit Bath and Stonehenge on their half-day excursions (1345 – 1930) and London and Oxford for a full-day (0930 – 2200). All students will have a “Discover Bristol” day which includes an open-top bus sightseeing tour.

*Additional destinations are offered to students staying for 3 or 4 weeks. Optional visits and excursions can be arranged for groups and these can be booked in advance or on arrival at the College .

 

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  • What is included in your course fees?

 

The 2-week course fees include:

• Student travel and medical insurance

• Return airport transfer from LHR and BRS

• Residential accommodation (Teens in 1-4 bedded rooms)

• 3 meals per day with an evening snack

• English language tuition (Kids = 24 hours; Teens = 30 hours)

• Afternoon courses for Teens as booked

• Evening activity programme for all students

• 2 full-day excursions: London, Oxford (*Portsmouth)

• 2 half-day excursions: Bath, Stonehenge (*Gloucester)

• 24-hour supervision and welfare

     

  • Course Dates & Prices

 

Summer 2017 Courses – 2, 3 or 4 week courses for individuals aged 13 – 17 years

2-week courses3-week courses4-week courses
4 July - 18 July4 July - 25 July4 July - 1 August
18 July - 1 August18 July - 8 August18 July - 15 August
25 July - 8 August25 July - 15 August
1 August - 15 August

 

Course Types & Fees (courses can be combined e.g. 1 wk VAC + 2 wks AEC):

VAC-Vacation Course for 13-17 yrs (1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks) = £950 per week

 

Courses for motivated international students with an interest in improving their General English skills and/or continuing their secondary or higher education in an English-speaking environment.

Intensive English Course is an extra 10 hours per week of General English for those students wishing to make additional progress with their communication skills in English (speaking, listening, reading, writing). The extra lessons will compliment the morning classes and lead to a more rapid overall improvement.

Academic English Course is designed for students who are interested in studying in an English-speaking environment e.g. at a UK, US or International High-School or at a university where English is the common language. The course is 10 hours per week and is for students with a level of B1 and higher. It offers an introduction to the differences between General and Academic English as well as helping students to develop the communication skills that are necessary for studying academic subjects in an English-speaking context.

 

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  • Evening Activities

Every evening students can enjoy a variety of different activities. Some are for the whole College (disco, film night, talent show, sports tournaments) and some are for smaller groups (quiz night, dance classes, cooking classes, ghost walk). At least once per week, activities are organised within the boarding houses or between two boarding houses to give students an opportunity to get to know their house-mates or neighbours and to practise their English while socialising and having fun.

 

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  • Excursions

Students will visit Bath and Stonehenge on their half-day excursions (1345 – 1930) and London and Oxford for a full-day (0930 – 2200). All students will have a “Discover Bristol” day which includes an open-top bus sightseeing tour.

*Additional destinations are offered to students staying for 3 or 4 weeks. Optional visits and excursions can be arranged for groups and these can be booked in advance or on arrival at the College.

 

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  • What is included in your course fees?

 

The 2-week course fees include:

• Student travel and medical insurance

• Return airport transfer from LHR and BRS

• Residential accommodation (Teens in 1-4 bedded rooms)

• 3 meals per day with an evening snack

• English language tuition (Kids = 24 hours; Teens = 30 hours)

• Evening activity programme for all students

• 2 full-day excursions: London, Oxford (*Portsmouth)

• 2 half-day excursions: Bath, Stonehenge (*Gloucester)

• 24-hour supervision and welfare

 

  • Course Dates & Prices

Summer 2017 Courses – 2, 3 or 4 week courses for individuals aged 13 – 17 years

2-week courses3-week courses4-week courses
4 July - 18 July4 July - 25 July4 July - 1 August
18 July - 1 August18 July - 8 August18 July - 15 August
25 July - 8 August25 July - 15 August
1 August - 15 August

 

Course Types & Fees (courses can be combined e.g. 1 wk VAC + 2 wks AEC):

IEC-Intensive English Course for 13-17 yrs (1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks) = £1050 per week

AEC-Academic English Course for 13-17 yrs (1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks) = £1100 per week

 

 

These courses are for athletic students wishing to experience high-quality professional coaching in their chosen sport. Students will receive 9 hours per week of tailor-made one-
to-one coaching in English.

Tennis Coaching takes place on the College campus and is delivered by a team of LTA-qualifed coaches from Absolute Tennis Bristol who also coach the Clifton College tennis teams throughout the year.

Golf Coaching is provided by the Paul Mitchell Golf Academy at the nearby Bristol & Clifton Golf Club which has one of the best 18-hole championship courses in the area. All the coaches are PGA-qualifed and the practice facilities at the Club are excellent. Transport and equipment is provided.

 

 

  • Evening Activities

Every evening students can enjoy a variety of different activities. Some are for the whole College (disco, film night, talent show, sports tournaments) and some are for smaller groups (quiz night, dance classes, cooking classes, ghost walk). At least once per week, activities are organised within the boarding houses or between two boarding houses to give students an opportunity to get to know their house-mates or neighbours and to practise their English while socialising and having fun.

 

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  • Excursions

Students will visit Bath and Stonehenge on their half-day excursions (1345 – 1930) and London and Oxford for a full-day (0930 – 2200). All students will have a “Discover Bristol” day which includes an open-top bus sightseeing tour.

*Additional destinations are offered to students staying for 3 or 4 weeks. Optional visits and excursions can be arranged for groups and these can be booked in advance or on arrival at the College.

 

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  • What is included in your course fees?

 

The 2-week course fees include:

• Student travel and medical insurance

• Return airport transfer from LHR and BRS

• Residential accommodation (Teens in 1-4 bedded rooms)

• 3 meals per day with an evening snack

• English language tuition (Kids = 24 hours; Teens = 30 hours)

• Evening activity programme for all students

• 2 full-day excursions: London, Oxford (*Portsmouth)

• 2 half-day excursions: Bath, Stonehenge (*Gloucester)

• 24-hour supervision and welfare

 

  • Course Dates & Prices

Summer 2017 Courses – 2, 3 or 4 week courses for individuals aged 13 – 17 years

2-week courses3-week courses4-week courses
4 July - 18 July4 July - 25 July4 July - 1 August
18 July - 1 August18 July - 8 August18 July - 15 August
25 July - 8 August25 July - 15 August
1 August - 15 August

 

Course Types & Fees (courses can be combined e.g. 1 wk VAC + 2 wks AEC):

 

TNS-Individual Tennis Coaching for 13-17 yrs (1 or 2 weeks) = £1300 per week

GLF-Individual Golf Coaching for 13-17 yrs (1 or 2 weeks) = £1600 per week

 

We look forward to helping you find the right course for yourself, your children, and your students.