English Language Programme
for international students
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.
Courses are taught at four levels (elementary, to upper-intermediate) with students assessed on arrival 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.
Activities such as climbing, abseiling, canoeing and raft building are all supervised by trained PGL instructors and all take place in the centre grounds.
To complete the programme, students enjoy two excursions per week (one half-day and one full-day, both accompanied by a PGL guide) to places of cultural and historical interest, 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.
Mixed nationality 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. Please contact us for dates.
Closed group EFL programme - groups remain closed and do not integrate with other students. 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 of 12 students.
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 - 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|
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