Academic Language Courses at Clifton College
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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