English Language Programme
for international students
Language, culture and adventure
If you’re looking for the very best in English language programmes for juniors, look no further than PGL. Our unique mix of English language classes, excursions and adventure activities brings learning to life in an exciting and engaging way.
It’s a residential experience which provides exciting opportunities to explore the UK and enjoy a range of outdoor adventure activities. We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and all our residential centres are owned by us and managed by trained and experienced PGL staff.
You won’t find a course that’s more fun, better value or better organised. It’s the ultimate in excitement and education. It’s the chance to enjoy all the benefits of a residential course plus adventure activities and excursions.
On arrival, students are assessed and streamed into classes according to ability. CELTA (or equivalent) qualified teachers deliver 15 hours of classroom-based English language study each week, using specially written workbooks to support learning. Classes have a maximum size of 12 students.
Energetic and fun adventure activities, such as climbing, abseiling, canoeing and raft building add an action-packed dimension to learning – all supervised by trained PGL instructors and all taking place in the centre grounds.
To complete the programme, two excursions per week (one half-day and one full-day) take students out and about to places of cultural and historical interest, accompanied by a PGL guide, where they can put their language skills into practice in real-life situations.
The fun continues in the evenings with supervised evening activities which provide students with more opportunities to use their English skills and make friends with other students from around the world.
Fully integrated EFL programme - students are fully integrated with other nationalities at every opportunity. This programme is fixed and available during winter, Easter and summer. Multiples of 7 night stays. No minimum numbers.
Closed EFL programme - groups remain closed and do not integrate, however there may be English-speaking children on-site, so some soft integration may be possible. This programme is fixed and available all year round. Minimum group size:12.
Book with confidence
With PGL, you can book with confidence. We have a long-established meet-and-greet and transport service, en suite accommodation and free adult places for every 12 students booked.
You can also supplement an English Language course by adding a PGL Activity Camp.
We can arrange an exciting programme of outdoor activity sessions to develop your students personally and socially, all supervised by trained PGL staff. Activities available can vary between PGL centres.
|Day 1||Arrival, orientation & time to settle in||Welcome session|
|Day 2||English Lessons||Adventure Activities- Raft Building||Circus Skills|
|Day 3||English Lessons||Adventure Activities - Quad Biking & Archery||Talent Show|
|Day 4||English Lessons||Adventure Activities - Zip Wire and Trapeze||Campfire|
|Day 5||English Lessons||Half day excursion||Scavenger Hunt|
|Day 6||English Lessons||Adventure Activities - Rifle Shooting & Climbing||Film Night|
|Day 7||All Day Excursion||All Day Excursion||Disco|
|Day 8||Departure Day|
Our English Language courses run throughout the year. Learning outcomes include:
- Improved spoken and written English from formal classroom learning
- Improved confidence and enjoyment from using English in real-life situations, such as shopping and sightseeing
- Integration with children from other countries also learning English
- Direct experience and understanding of Britain’s historical and cultural heritage from excursions
- Personal organisation and responsibility
- Supporting and encouraging others