English Language Programme

for international students
aged 7-17

  • English Language Programme for international children

Language, culture and adventure for juniors

Our unique programme for juniors, offering a mix of English Language classes, excursions and adventure activities, brings learning to life.

We are accredited by the British Council for the Teaching of English in the UK, and all our residential centres are managed by trained and experienced PGL staff.

How does it work?

English Classes: Students receive 15 hours of teaching each week in enjoyable, interactive classes with no more than 15 students per class. All teachers are CELTA (or equivalent) qualified.

Cultural Excursions: A full-day and half-day each week are allocated for excursions to world-famous landmarks and historical sites. These visits allow students to improve their fluency and confidence in English, while seeing the sites, or even doing some shopping. PGL centre staff lead each excursion and provide support, information and the benefit of their local knowledge.

Adventure Activities: Every PGL centre has an exciting range of on-site adventure activities such as climbing and abseiling, zip wire, giant swing, raft-building and canoeing - all supervised by experienced English speaking activity instructors. Your students can develop their conversational English while enjoying fun, outdoor activities.

Evening Entertainment: Every evening our teams provide an entertainment programme filled with games, quizzes and other activities to keep the group occupied. There is also the potential for students to mix with English-speaking children and further develop their English skills.

Activities

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.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 7-day English Language Course
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1   Arrival, orientation & time to settle in Welcome Session - Ice Breakers/Team Challenges
Day 2 English Lessons Adventure Activities- Raft Building Ambush
Day 3 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Orienteering & Archery Robot Wars
Day 4 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Zip Wire and Trapeze Campfire
Day 5 English Lessons Half day excursion Passport to the World
Day 6 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Rifle Shooting & Climbing Wacky Races
Day 7 All Day Excursion All Day Excursion Disco
Day 8 Departure Day    

Learning outcomes

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
Barton Hall

Barton Hall

London Heathrow airport - 3½ hours
Bristol airport - 1¼ hours

Bawdsey Manor

Bawdsey Manor

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Ashford International - 2¼ hours

Beam House

Beam House

Bristol airport - 2 hours
Heathrow airport - 3½ hours

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

Birmingham airport - 1½ hours
Manchester airport - 1½ hours

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Birmingham airport - 2 hours

Dalguise

Dalguise

Glasgow airport - 1½ hours
Edinburgh airport - 1 hour

Liddington

Liddington

Gatwick Airport - 1¾ hours
Heathrow Airport - 1¼ hours
Bristol Airport - 1¼ hours
St Pancras (Eurostar) - 1½ hours

Little Canada

Little Canada

Gatwick airport - 2½ hours
London Heathrow airport - 4 hours

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

London Heathrow airport - 1 hour
Gatwick airport - 1½ hours
Ashford International - 1½ hours

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Gatwick airport - 2½ hours

Pestalozzi

Pestalozzi

NEW! Opening May 2020!
Gatwick airport - 1 hour 20 minutes
Ashford International - 55 minutes

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

Gatwick airport - 1 hour
Ashford International - 1 hour

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

Manchester airport - 1 hour
Birmingham airport - 2 hours