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Vacation Course

This course is for students aged 16 and older who want a summer course that offers English language lessons and a programme of sports, activities, and excursions.

Typical timetable for the Vacation Course

Typical timetable for the Vacation Course

The course

The Vacation course is for students who want a flexible, great value summer course offering a combination of English language lessons and a programme of optional sports and activities, including a weekly excursion.

Students need to be 16 or older. There is no maximum age restriction!

What is included in the price

  • 20 lessons per week
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Kings Study File, teaching materials and use of coursebook
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Wireless internet in College
  • One full day excursion per week (UK only; in the USA available at additional supplement)
  • 2-3 free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate

Course structure and content

You’ll have 20 English lessons per week (morning or afternoon).

You’ll also take part in an optional activities programme, with at least 2 – 3 sports and activities offered per week.

There is also a weekly full-day excursion – this is included in the price in the UK and offered at additional cost in the USA.

Typical full-day excursions

  • London
  • Cambridge
  • Brighton
  • Bath
  • Oxford
  • Salisbury and Stonehenge
  • Windsor

USA excursions (at additional supplement)

  • Disneyland
  • The Freedom Trail
  • Sea World
  • Cape Cod
  • Various LA beaches
  • Film Studios
  • 6 Flags theme park


Typical free sports and activities:

Volleyball, football, dance, table-tennis,keep fit, Wii Fit, treasure hunt, forest walk, mini-Olympics, beach games, cabaret, quizzes, bingo, sing-along, karaoke, art club, talent show, picnics, beach parties, sight-seeing.

Typical extra cost activities:

Cinema, theatre, bowling, skating, half-day excursions, Laser Quest, cultural visits, barbecues, tennis coaching, sailing and watersports, crazy golf, swimming, archery, mini-cruise, cycle ride, cinema, boat trip, barbecues.