Parent and Child English Language Programme

January, February, April & August 2020

English language, culture and adventure for juniors and their parents

Our mixed nationality programme for children and parents provides classroom-based study and adventure activities for children combined with excursions where they practise their language skills and develop their vocabulary and understanding in real-life situations.

Parents attend adult English language lessons and accompany their children on all excursions and enjoy a cultural programme of activities while their children enjoy outdoor adventure activities.

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 for children: Children receive 15 hours of teaching each week in enjoyable, interactive classes with no more than 15 in each class. All teachers are CELTA (or equivalent) qualified.

English Classes for parents: Parents enjoy their own separate English language lessons from CELTA (or equivalent) qualified teachers.

Cultural Excursions: Two full-days and a half-day each week are allocated for excursions to world-famous landmarks and historical sites. These visits allow children, accompanied by parents, 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.

Cultural Activity Programme for parents: Parents take part in activities such as local wildlife and history walks, cricket, traditional afternoon tea, country dancing, croquet and traditional crafts while their children enjoy outdoor adventure 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 children to mix with English-speaking children and further develop their English skills.

What's included

  • Full board accommodation
  • Airport transfers on scheduled dates from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports
  • British Council accredited courses
  • CELTA (or equivalent) qualified teachers
  • Language-level test, workbook and certificate
  • Two full-days and a half-day each week are allocated to excursions to world-famous landmarks and historical sites, e.g. London, Oxford and Bicester Village
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Project/culture day
  • Programme of cultural activities for parents whilst their children enjoy outdoor adventure activities, e.g. traditional afternoon tea, English crafts and country dancing
  • Organised evening entertainment every night

Activities

Our exciting outdoor activity sessions, supervised by trained PGL staff,  develop your students personally and socially.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for an 8-day, 7-night English Language Course
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrival, orientation & time to settle in Language Level Assessment and English Lessons for children and parents  Wacky Races
Day 2 English Lessons for children & parents Adventure Activities - e.g. Raft Building
Cultural programme for parents
 Passport to the World
Day 3 Full-day excursion to London (depending on day of travel)
  • London Eye, Walking tour of the South Bank & Covent Garden, Natural History Museum
  • Walking tour of South Kensington & Chelsea including visit to Buckingham Palace
 Team Challenge
Day 4 English lessons for children & parents Adventure Activities - e.g. climbing
Cultural programme for parents
Campfire
Day 5 Full-day excursion to Oxford including  entrance to one of the colleges

Other excursions - depending on date of travel:

  • Bath walking tour & visit to Roman Baths
  • Windsor Castle a& Shopping
  • Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace)
Quiz
Day 6 English lessons for children & parents Adventure Activities - e.g.Giant Swing
Cultural programme for parents
Ambush
Day 7 Half-day excursion to Bicester Village English lessons for children & parents Disco
Day 8 Departure day    

Learning outcomes

 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